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post #16 of 119

Me likey the white.

post #17 of 119

Hmmm. I don't like these as much. I really like the all-black look of the 550.

post #18 of 119
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Originally Posted by devhen View Post

Hmmm. I don't like these as much. I really like the all-black look of the 550.

 

Agree.

post #19 of 119

Still no detachable cable. And looks like they just randomly changed colors on a few parts, and went with a bright blue cable on one. If these are reference headphones, why do they have a volume control on the cord?

 

Looks like they're going for portable style choices on a not really portable headphone. Doesn't make too much sense.

post #20 of 119
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Originally Posted by jerg View Post

They should just call this AKG K550i...

 

X1000.

 

I don't buy headphones with a mic or controller built into the cord.

post #21 of 119
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Originally Posted by Ishcabible View Post

 

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...

 

I actually found that dynamat applied to the plastic cups and the removal of that rubber thing inside makes them sound a lot better. But I liked them unmodded as well. Right now I'm waiting to recable mine, but I don't know how hard it is going to be to replace the cable that goes through the headband. Has anyone recabled the 550s and replaced the headband cables? I would appreciate any tips (including telling me not to do it).

post #22 of 119
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Originally Posted by Danthrax View Post

 

I actually found that dynamat applied to the plastic cups and the removal of that rubber thing inside makes them sound a lot better. But I liked them unmodded as well. Right now I'm waiting to recable mine, but I don't know how hard it is going to be to replace the cable that goes through the headband. Has anyone recabled the 550s and replaced the headband cables? I would appreciate any tips (including telling me not to do it).

 

I wish the K550 would get a bit cheaper so I could buy a pair and mod them without too much remorse. I'd imagine they'd get a lot better with some actual damping.

 

If you want to recable them, you'd have to remove the headband padding since the cable probably runs through there. 

post #23 of 119

I will check them out when they come out

post #24 of 119

the white ones do look sexy but i would never buy a pair of cans with a in-line mic on them, just not my style, and i did hear that having a mic on your headphones causes some kind of distortion or something of which effects SQ... anyways spec-wise it looks pretty much the same.

post #25 of 119

No detachable cable is a real missed.

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post #26 of 119

Hopefully they took the time to throw some damping material in there. The cost would be negligible. The drivers are promising and could sound much better than they do stock.


Edited by juantendo8 - 8/30/12 at 8:17am
post #27 of 119

At least the white looks cool

post #28 of 119
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Originally Posted by tzjin View Post

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

Which fit problems?

post #29 of 119

Highly doubt they've improved the sound at all... seems like a shoddy new paintjob.

 

 

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Which fit problems?

 

Assuming you're one of the few lucky ones (myself included) that didn't have a proper fit with these headphones. A lot of users are complaining about not getting a proper seal.

post #30 of 119

The 1.2m is still preferred to the 3m one.

Still the best would have been detachable 

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