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Mmmmmh well if you compare to how they fit on the Denons you will see that it's just how the pads are made. Even if the original K550 pads are slightly bigger in circumference, my ears don't entirely fit inside, but the Lawtons do...

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did someone here said the LCD leatherpads fit too..its bigger? 

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They do fit but looks like they might be too fat....

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Originally Posted by inasafeplace View Post

Mmmmmh well if you compare to how they fit on the Denons you will see that it's just how the pads are made. Even if the original K550 pads are slightly bigger in circumference, my ears don't entirely fit inside, but the Lawtons do...

 

That is very strange

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Originally Posted by Lorspeaker View Post

did someone here said the LCD leatherpads fit too..its bigger? 

 

They seem to be the ones with better fit, and also not the most expensive, but make the K550 look like frankenstein. 

They look good on the LCD2 though.. maybe because the wood earcup is thick up to the border, while in the K550 it has an extrusion in the center for the driver and then get's thin.

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Guess what, I actually got K550! At first I didn't really liked that peak at 9kHz, which was literally stabbing my ears with a pick. However after the pad mod explained in the first post, it's not that bad! Maybe except it is now heating my ears like a pair of grills. Still that peak is somewhat hurting me though.

 

I was thinking of selling it, but I guess I'll just keep this for my in-door listening. Great product for the price, especially considering this is a closed-back headphone.

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post #490 check out this mod.

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Just wanted to add another voice to this thread and say how much I've been enjoying my nearly new (used) K550s.

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I have mine on the way. Looking forward to pitting it against the K400 and K240DF. I seems like this headphone will combine some of the qualities I enjoy from those two headphones, the great mids and large soundstage of the K400 with the detail and neutrality of the K240DF. I am hoping this product will restore some of my faith in AKG to make a competitive and innovative product after being let down by the K601 and K702, and K271. The industrial design job on these also looks first rate!
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Originally Posted by aristidesfl View Post

 

They seem to be the ones with better fit, and also not the most expensive, but make the K550 look like frankenstein. 

They look good on the LCD2 though.. maybe because the wood earcup is thick up to the border, while in the K550 it has an extrusion in the center for the driver and then get's thin.

 

Exactly my thoughts... They are just too massive for the delicate look of the K550. The other leather pads are also a bit off to me as the shiny black does not match with the matte elements of the driver housing and the headband. I do like the look and feel of the standard pads though, so I'm not looking for a replacement anyway...

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Originally Posted by Marcus Jang View Post

Guess what, I actually got K550! At first I didn't really liked that peak at 9kHz, which was literally stabbing my ears with a pick. However after the pad mod explained in the first post, it's not that bad! Maybe except it is now heating my ears like a pair of grills. Still that peak is somewhat hurting me though.

 

I was thinking of selling it, but I guess I'll just keep this for my in-door listening. Great product for the price, especially considering this is a closed-back headphone.

How on earth the world famous AKG company could have released their flagship tongue_smile.gif headphones under $300 with those spikes deadhorse.gifaround 9 kHz???

 

 

Have they ever responded to many complaints? Have they noticed many returns?

Any comments from the AKG? Do they have their own  AKG forums?


Edited by JakeJack_2008 - 6/3/13 at 9:39am
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Originally Posted by Marcus Jang View Post

Guess what, I actually got K550! At first I didn't really liked that peak at 9kHz, which was literally stabbing my ears with a pick. However after the pad mod explained in the first post, it's not that bad! Maybe except it is now heating my ears like a pair of grills. Still that peak is somewhat hurting me though.

 

I was thinking of selling it, but I guess I'll just keep this for my in-door listening. Great product for the price, especially considering this is a closed-back headphone.

 

EQ with iTunes. Or buy a DAC with its own power supply. The 550 places emphasis on good source (DAC) but less on amplification. Pair it with a good DAC, your sonic daggers should be gone.

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Originally Posted by zackzack View Post

 

EQ with iTunes. Or buy a DAC with its own power supply. The 550 places emphasis on good source (DAC) but less on amplification. Pair it with a good DAC, your sonic daggers should be gone.

 

Is my ODAC (under $145) good enough - along with the O2 - to kill those infamous spikes around 9 kHz?

Or, do I need a $1000-DAC with its own power supply to correct  tongue_smile.gif  the  frequency response of the K 550's.

 

Obviously, I'm joking, but something is wrong with this picture.

 

Again, I'd be extremely interested to know what are  the AKG engineers saying about

the K 550's.

 

 

JJ

 

 

P.S.

As I have already mentioned in this thread I'm using the DT 880's (250 Ohm) and I'm very happy.


Edited by JakeJack_2008 - 6/3/13 at 10:06am
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Originally Posted by JakeJack_2008 View Post

Is my ODAC (under $145) good enough - along with the O2 - to kill those infamous spikes around 9 kHz?
Or, do I need a $1000-DAC with its own power supply to correct  tongue_smile.gif   the  frequency response of the K 550's.

Obviously, I'm joking, but something is wrong with this picture.

Again, I'd be extremely interested to know what are  the AKG engineers saying about
the K 550's.


JJ


P.S.
As I have already mentioned in this thread I'm using the DT 880's (250 Ohm) and I'm very happy.

How did you get rid of the "infamous spike" on your DT800 that is at 8500 hz? Have you ever compared the measurements for the DT880 and the K550? They both have similarly measured spikes. Although I know that they don't' sound exactly the same. The DT880 treble spike bothered me more than the K550.

What did the Beyer engineers say when you questioned them? wink.gif
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