'A hugely capable pair of closed-back headphones that just don't sound closed. Rousingly musical and with no obvious deficiencies.' What Hi-Fi Sound & Vision magazine.Group test winnersFresh from their group test win where the AKG K550 headphones triumphed over nine rivals, these headphones come with the highly coveted 5-star What Hi-Fi award.Reference sound qualityWith decades of experience in the studio few can beat AKG's heritage. With the K550s, AKG have sought to recreate that studio sound with toned down aesthetics. Using large 50mm drivers and a closed back design gives these headphones a deep, powerful bass that's also very tightly controlled and realistic. And thanks to what AKG call, 'Real Image Engineering', the K550's sound open, accurate and engaging - even over extended listening periods.Total comfortWith their large earpieces, the K550's wrap around your ears for total audio immersion. They're also lightweight and with the broad headband, very comfortable to wear. Although larger than the average headphone, the closed-back design prevents sound leakage, making them ideal for quality music on the go. The fold-flat ear cups also make them easier to pack in your bag.If size doesn't matter but sound does, then the AKG K550 headphones are simply the best in their class - just ask What Hi-Fi!Includes a 2-year limited guarantee.
AKG reference sound - uncompromised sound quality.
Conceived and equipped to satisfy the needs of those with on-the-go lifestyles
A 2D-Axis mechanism allows headphones to fold flat for easy storage
The large ear cups and new headband design ensure an amazingly comfortable fit
High-performance headphones for use at home and on the go