AKG K550 - NEW!!
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Let's hope not I know a retailer down here who has already taken 3 to 4 orders, paid for in full via Web-CART
and it would just be shame to disappoint those punters looking forward to what looks like a promising
portable model 

 
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I ordered some cans direct from harmanaudio.com on Sept 2 and some came right away. That last pair (K142HD) was backordered by two-weeks. When that day came, they pushed it back another month, then again, then again. I emailed them and told them they better be here by Christmas and they were free to substitute for anything better to make that deadline, and I listed a few models. THREE days later, they emailed back and said they'd ship in 1-2 days. That was supposed to happen a couple days ago and hasn't yet.
 
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I ordered some cans direct from harmanaudio.com on Sept 2 and some came right away. That last pair (K142HD) was backordered by two-weeks. When that day came, they pushed it back another month, then again, then again. I emailed them and told them they better be here by Christmas and they were free to substitute for anything better to make that deadline, and I listed a few models. THREE days later, they emailed back and said they'd ship in 1-2 days. That was supposed to happen a couple days ago and hasn't yet.


They have those at my local futureshop. Don't know why they are backordered.
 
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I wrote to AKG support
"Hello. I'm very intereseted in this product. I thougt it was released on the 1st of December? When will I be able to buy it?"
 
Answer:
¨"I can understand your interest in K550. It has been released – and is actually already sold out. The interest is amazing.
 
I am working on getting extra stock for our website so that it will released for online sales as well.
 
Please be patient.
 
Have a great weekend."
 
I hope I'll have one before christmas. But I'm not sure.
 
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I wrote to AKG support
"Hello. I'm very intereseted in this product. I thougt it was released on the 1st of December? When will I be able to buy it?"
 
Answer:
¨"I can understand your interest in K550. It has been released – and is actually already sold out. The interest is amazing.
 
I am working on getting extra stock for our website so that it will released for online sales as well.
 
Please be patient.
 
Have a great weekend."
 
I hope I'll have one before christmas. But I'm not sure.


....What?
 
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Damn these look amazing. I am interested. Especially if their supposed to be easy to drive.
 
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I ordered some cans direct from harmanaudio.com on Sept 2 and some came right away. That last pair (K142HD) was backordered by two-weeks. When that day came, they pushed it back another month, then again, then again. I emailed them and told them they better be here by Christmas and they were free to substitute for anything better to make that deadline, and I listed a few models. THREE days later, they emailed back and said they'd ship in 1-2 days. That was supposed to happen a couple days ago and hasn't yet.

UPDATE: They shipped today!
 
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There's a review of K550 in this weeks austrian - eMedia - magazine - they gave 4/5 stars.
 
the only complains were: WEAK BASS and warm ears:)
 
seems like a closed K701 to me - price mentioned is 299€
 
 
Some data from the review:
12-28000hz
114dB SPL/V
50mm driver
3m cable (non detachable)
305 g weight
 
The review is no way of a pro-headfier and not much of use for folks here, but theres few more things worth mentionig:
 
- very good build quality (plastic and metal)
- no headband auto-adjustment, instead of than 12 click adjustment
- and what may be important for some here: very good isolation! (in-out!)
 

hoping to see them soon in local stores :)
 
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At a couple of polish online shops they're listed as available, but I haven't contacted them to ask whether it's true or not. What's more, one shop will probably sell them for 709 złotych (roughly 158 euro) what smells a bit fishy too me or maybe a killer deal.
 
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AKG K 550 or Audio-Technica ATH-M50?
Which one is best?
 
They are both 230-250 USD here in Denmark.
 
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