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AKG K551 out soon.

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I just read that a new refined version of the AKG K550 will be released this month.

At least in europe.

 

Check out that PDF.

http://90.83.181.186/K551SLV/K551%20%28English%29.pdf

 

looks like it's basically an aesthetic update with more color schemes to chose from.

Also a new cable with an added mic.


Edited by frix - 8/4/12 at 7:26am
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Hopefully it's just a 550 with damping material inside instead of a bare, plastic cup.

post #3 of 119

And one that fixes the fit problems. Thanks for the info!

post #4 of 119

Good find, thanks. 

post #5 of 119

They look nicer, but I'd be surprised if they added anything other than the controls.

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Originally Posted by Ishcabible View Post

...I'd be surprised if they added anything other than the controls.

 

Agreed.  They won't.  And for what it's worth, I think the color schemes are a major downgrade from the K550.

 

In concept, this is a little silly, no?  The K550/551 is a HUGE headphone that's clearly intended for at-home listening.  Slapping some iControls on it does not suddenly transform it into an ideal portable solution.

post #7 of 119

i dont like the colors either confused.gif i bit too flashy for me

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hopefully the k550s price will drop, they sounded good enough to me  when i listened to them at best buy

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Originally Posted by Curly21029 View Post

 

Agreed.  They won't.  And for what it's worth, I think the color schemes are a major downgrade from the K550.

 

In concept, this is a little silly, no?  The K550/551 is a HUGE headphone that's clearly intended for at-home listening.  Slapping some iControls on it does not suddenly transform it into an ideal portable solution.

People wear beats around in public so these can be a portable solution, unfortunately the current version has a long cord which makes this impossible. I would have loved to see a detachable cord on these.

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I'm not sure if you've seen the 550 in person, but their size is massive, it rivals the diameter of the AD700 cups.

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Originally Posted by TMRaven View Post

I'm not sure if you've seen the 550 in person, but their size is massive, it rivals the diameter of the AD700 cups.

 

S/He has one. xD

 

But I agree, I can only see myself using these portably is I stow them in a murse/backpack if I'm not using them.

 

Not that I liked the K550 in the first place, but on the off chance AKG actually improved these...

post #12 of 119

Don't let Rhythmdevils hear about this!

I bet he will love the new color additions that improve the sound by about 25%

 

 

This reminds me of what Koss does. They release 3 versions of a headphone with different accessories and options.

 

Oh and now we'll not only have long winded arguments for years about if there's a difference between the Q701 and K702..but also for the K550 vs K551.

 

K551 has better dampening and it's upper mids are really improved....

 

No, it doesn't. It just has a new cable.

 

Look inside dummy.

 

It only has some pillow stuffing and dampening material. That doesn't change the sound at all.

 

Yes, it does

 

No, it doesn't. See here. This frequency graph is the same!


Edited by tdockweiler - 8/4/12 at 11:43am
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They should just call this AKG K550i...

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I like the new color schemes, but that cable would have to go. 

post #15 of 119

Relax guys, it's the K551. It's a single digit difference as reflected by its single change. It's not like they're calling it a K560. They could have called it the K550i and nobody would bat an eyelash.

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