Shouldn't the smaller cups effect the sound?
There's no way they would sound exactly like the K550,am i wrong?
It's impossible that they'd sound exactly the same.
I think most of us are hoping they defy science and they sound even better.
Since the takeover by Harman, every headphone they released from flagship downwards has been disappointing in one way or another compared to the competition.
You're absolutely right - the K550/551 surprised most of us when it came out. A few of us had our reservations about some ringing in the upper-midrange, but overall it was good for what it was.
Sine the prices have dropped by about half since they came out, that makes them even more of a bargain today.
CanJam doesn't appear to have AKG coming to show their headphones. And yeah, the CNET article is worthless, it's just an advertorial. They don't even give an impression of what it sounds like.