Ultrasone HFI-780 to AKG K550
Jul 31, 2012 at 7:31 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 2


100+ Head-Fier
Jan 15, 2004
Hi! I am currently a happy Ultrasone HFI-780 user. I really love how allround they are; from home movie watching to on the go music listening. However, I have two issues with them:
  • They don't isolate well at all. When I use them on the go, all of its bass qualities are lost to outside noises and I don't feel "intimate" with my music at all.
  • They might look good in a club or when you are 14 years old, but I wouldn't call them "classy" or "understated".
This is why I'm looking to replace them. I know the AKG K550 will solve the second issue, but will they solve the first one as well? How is isolation?
What I am also curious of is their bass. I'm a moderate basshead; I like some punch (midbass). Bass extension (low bass) is far less important to me. The HFI-780 deliver very well in this regard, but how does the AKG K550 fare?
Thanks a million for your replies!

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