AKG K550 + Schiit Modi 2 + Schiit Magni 2: a good office set up?
May 8, 2015 at 5:07 AM Thread Starter Post #1 of 6

benoliver999

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I'm looking for opinions on an office setup.
 
My primary goal is to get great isolation, especially to stop sound leaking out.
 
I've got the following in mind:
 
- AKG K550
- Schiit Modi for DAC
- Schiit Magni as an amp
 
I have loads of desk space for the gear so space isn't an issue.
 
Cost-wise I don't want to go much higher than the above.
 
Any better suggestions before I pull the trigger?
 
May 8, 2015 at 7:36 AM Post #4 of 6

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I have had the K550 and it's a headphone that isolates very well both ways. It sounded very good to my ears and it's very comfortable, but I used it in a trade. Now I'm waiting for the new K553 to arrive :)
 
May 8, 2015 at 2:33 PM Post #6 of 6

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  I forgot about those. Might see if massdrop get some more in...

 
Yea, check out the AKG K553 on Massdrop, I believe there are considered an improvement over the K550.
You could also just get the FiiO E10K ($76) or Schiit Fulla ($79), cheaper then a stack of Schiit (Modi/Magni).
The K550/K553 are so easy to drive, you just do not need a lot of amplifier power.
 

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