AKG K55

Average User Rating:
3/5,
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  1. andi85
    3.0/5,
    "For starters … "
    Pros - Light, inexpensive, durable, decent sound
    Cons - Clamping force too low, distort with higher levels/dynamics
    Those were my first headphones. At €35 they were affordable and my digital piano sounded way better than through my bad keyboard amp, but that was about it. I never listened to music to those, I liked my small hifi system better.
     
    Coming back to them after a few years of storage, I was surprised that they sounded decent when simply listening to music. They had a rather pronounced bass and treble range, but otherwise they were rather balanced. Also, they are light as a feather and therefore pretty comfortable - almost too comfortable, though, because the clamping force on my head was way too low, which caused them to slide around.
    I also found out that with higher volumes or high dynamics (like from a digital piano) they distort rather easily.
     
    So, when I had a little collection of better phones, it was pretty easy to let this one go.