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Curious. What sounds better than a K550 for sealed headphones

post #1 of 44
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I'm Curious. What sounds better than a K550 for sealed headphones or is it not possible?
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Anything's possible with smart engineers and lots of funding. Besides, "better" is a very subjective term. The K550's are known for having a more neutral sound signature and a good soundstage for being closed, but that may not be what everyone wants. There are plenty of higher end closed headphones out there, if that's what you're looking for. Some of them are the Beyerdynamic T5p, Audio Technica W3000, Fostex TH900, and Ultrasone Edition 8's.

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I already know what people are going to recommend... and that would be Mad Dogs. : )

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Better yet, get your own Fostex T50RP's and modify them yourself to what you think sounds the best. That would take more effort than just buying the already modded Mad Dogs, though.

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srh940 is a significant upgrade soundwise with similar sound signature.

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srh940 is a significant upgrade soundwise with similar sound signature.

I herd the SRH940 has comfort issues?
post #7 of 44

And cracking issues. But he did say that he was speaking strictly in terms of their sound. A lot of people have found them to have an unnatural sound signature, though, and I suspect he may be in the minority in preferring the 940's over the 550's.

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srh940 is a significant upgrade soundwise with similar sound signature.

 

 

you sure? i never listened to the srh940 myself but i demoed the akg k550 before and it sounds really good for 300 bucks closed headphone... 

post #9 of 44

i did an A/B comparison with both while i owned them, and the shure beat the k550 out of the water hands down.

post #10 of 44

In your opinion.

post #11 of 44

there are a lot others that had the same experience. dweaver for example.

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Yes, I'm not saying your opinion isn't valid. But I've read a fair number of people say otherwise, so it seems a little overzealous to state an opinion like that as an absolute.

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that is true

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i did an A/B comparison with both while i owned them, and the shure beat the k550 out of the water hands down.

 

 

thanks for the comparison, at one point i thought i was going to get the srh940 also but decided against it. 

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A lot, actually. The K550s have some nasty upper mids. Some people can live with it, I personally can't.

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