"Airy and Spacious" Headphones
Boasting the largest AKG drivers in its product range, the AKG K550 headphone is ideal for private listening both at home and on the go. The closed-back design lets you concentrate on your music without disturbing or being disturbed by others. The large ear cups and new headband design ensure an amazingly comfortable fit.
The AKG is versatile, too. The stereo mini plug lets you enjoy the K550s with virtually any portable device, and the 1/4" jack adapter allows you to use the AKG with your hi-fi system, too. A 2D-Axis folding mechanism makes these headphones easy to stow away between listening sessions.
England's What Hi-fi? magazine calls the K550 "Airy and spacious in a way that's beyond the majority of closed-back designs." According to the review, "The overall presentation is expertly balanced. The K550s are sweetly communicative, handle tempos in a natural, unforced manner and punch into and out of low-frequency information with precision."
Larger drivers, Richer Sound
The K550's large, reference-class 2" drivers deliver rich, lifelike sound across a frequency range of 12 Hz to 28 kHz, providing the full dynamics and 3-D spatial imaging of a live performance. Their closed-back design ensures that you'll hear your music exactly as its creators intended you to hear it with little ambient sound to distract you.
Headphones By and For the Experts
AKG headphones are designed by acoustical experts and used by experts, too. Since 1947, AKG Acoustics has produced technology for recording studios, touring musicians, radio stations, and TV stations. AKG engineers have accumulated more than 1,500 patents. They invented the condenser microphone, perfected high-quality digital transducers, and developed the Mir space station's sound-processing board.
AKG equipment has toured with artists such as Frank Sinatra, Eric Clapton, Peter Gabriel, Aerosmith, the Rolling Stones and Kanye West, and recorded studio albums with countless others. In 2010, AKG Acoustics received a GRAMMY® award for technological innovations and contributions to the music industry.
Music professionals prize AKG headphones for their performance. But after a long day in the studio, many pros will tell you that comfort becomes the paramount concern. AKG K550 reference-class headphones are surprisingly lightweight. They weigh only 10.75 ounces and have large ear cups and a new headband to minimize ear fatigue during even marathon listening sessions..
Compatibility with iPod, iPhone, iPad, and Android Devices
Wherever you take your music, the AKG K550 reference-class headphones can retrieve it. The K550s are compatible with iPod, iPhone, iPad, and Android devices. They come with a 3.5mm to 6.3mm (1/8" to 1/4") jack adapter for connection versatility. Wherever you plug the K550s, their hard gold-plated jack ensures a strong connection for a clear audio signal.
Easy Storage and Portability
The K550 has a unique 2D-Axis folding mechanism for easy storage and portability. Unlike most other full-size headphones, the K550s fold flat to fit into a drawer. They also saving space in a backpack or briefcase when you're on the road.
"Airy and spacious in a way that's beyond the majority of closed-back designs."
"The overall presentation is expertly balanced. The K550s are sweetly communicative, handle tempos in a natural, unforced manner and punch into and out of low-frequency information with precision."
"Should you brave the great outdoors in a pair of K550s, you'll find that movement doesn't alter their sound even slightly, that the cable doesn't transmit any bumps it receives, and that for all their comfort the AKGs don't grip your head as securely as some."
"Indoors, though, they're just a hugely capable pair of closed-back headphones that simply don't sound closed."
- What Hi-fi? magazine