I think my title says it all.
I own and love the AKG K702 open back phones, and I'm looking to acquire a set of closed phones to use as well. I love the sound and comfort afforded by the AKG K702, and I am hoping to duplicate both of these qualities with a closed pair.
I purchased a pair of Audio-Technica ATH-M50 after reading the "rave" reviews. They sound OK, but the fit is HORRIBLE! Those suckers feel like a vice grip on my ears - I can barely use them to get thru an entire album. So, I'm going to get rid of those a move on.
Seems logical to stay with the AKG line as I do enjoy the 702. They seem very well balanced thru the frequency range not favoring any one area in particular. I own Magnepan MG-12 speakers in my main rig and value them for this as well - I guess that is why I have been smitten with the 702s.
The question is, do I want the K271 or the H550? I've heard neither so I'm hoping some of you who own or have tried/heard both weigh in on this matter. I listen mostly to rock music that I have ripped from LPs...with some jazz and blues thrown in for good measure.
My ears eagerly await what you have to say! :)