AKG K550 Mk2 (Black)

Over Ear Closed Back Headphones

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”What's profoundly impressive is just how unlike a closed-back pair of headphones they sound." What Hi-Fi Award Winner 2017

Group test winners

Fresh 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 quality
With 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 comfort
With 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.

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Buy now, pay later For purchases over £500, pay a 10% deposit now and the balance in 6 months. Pay the balance in full before the end of the 6 months and there is no interest to pay whatsoever, just a one-off settlement fee of £29. Find out more

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Lowest price guaranteed! We're confident that our prices are amongst the very keenest out there, so we've made it as easy as pie to qualify for our Price Beat. Richer Sounds also guarantees to beat web prices, and Price Beat is even valid for 7 days after purchase, so if you've seen a cheaper price, let us know, and we'll happily beat that price by up to £100!

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We’ll beat any genuine advertised price, even from the web & give you up to £100!

”What's profoundly impressive is just how unlike a closed-back pair of headphones they sound." What Hi-Fi Award Winner 2017

Group test winners

Fresh 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 quality
With 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 comfort
With 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.
More Information
Bluetooth No
Cable Length 3
Freq Response (Hz) 12 - 28,000
Impedance (ohms) 32
Plug size 3.5 mm (6.35mm adapter)
Sensitivity (dB) 114
Brand AKG
Colour Black
Over Ear Yes
Closed back Yes
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Detailed and engaging After my old Sennheiser headphones finally fell apart I thought I'd try some of these newfangled noise canceling types. I baulked at Bose prices for something I'd only use occasionally, so picked up some budget Kitsound jobs. They're great for air travel etc. but not hi-fi quality and it made me realise how much I missed being able to listen my music through headphones. I read reviews and plumped for the AKG 550s and absolutely love them. Another reviewer summed it up perfectly when he said that instead of putting the music into your head they put your head into the music. Really involving, but not insistent. I haven't found them too warm or too heavy, unlike some, but they are undeniably bulky - definitely for home listening. Highly recommended.
Date published: 2017-11-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Bright and clear The headphones themselves are massive due to the huge 50mm drivers, despite this they aren't all that heavy! I found them light enough to be comfortable after extended listening sessions and the cups are so wide and the foam just firm/soft enough it feels great. They feel high quality, and that's because they are. Everything from the smooth rotation of the cups to the slick screw-on 3.5mm to 1/4inch male to male adapter feels slick and robust. Now the important part, the sound quality. Honestly I have some gripes, though the high end sounds absolutely incredibly crystal clear and spacey (the best phones I've ever owned for high end) the mid to low bass (90-200hz) range sounds scooped out aka, no bass. This isn't an issue for me personally because I drive them through a 10 band EQ, a dynamic EQ, a compressor and an imager so I can make them sound however I like (and with the bass amped up a bit they sound spot on), for others, if you're a bass head like me you may want to consider alternatives if you cannot EQ them properly. Further, they are very picky about how they want to behave based on how nice the seal of the cups is around your ears. I found I need to rotate them in a kinda strange way before flattening them against my head in order to get the seal perfect and the sound at a level where an audiophile would be happy. If you have a weird shaped head you may want to avoid also.
Date published: 2017-10-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great sound, but uncomfortable These headphones sound really good. But having used them for a few hours, my ear cartilage is sore. The ear cups are really soft but if they compress by about 1cm my ear extremities come into contact with a rigid driver cover (The components with the L and R stencilled on it). I've had to glue some spare Sennheiser foam ear cups onto the AKG cups. This is now really comfy. I suppose it depends what shape your ears are. Try before you buy!
Date published: 2017-10-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AKG Over Ear Closed Back Headphones Bought these as a present for the wife. They are absolutely brilliant
Date published: 2017-09-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Build Quality Despite their size, these headphones are extremely comfortable and lightweight and have excellent Build Quality and the sound once run in is also brilliant for the price. Very happy with my purchase.
Date published: 2017-09-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from My head is not big enough I read the reviews before buying these so I was excited to buy them. Unfortunately it's impossible to get any decent sound unless I use my hands to push them onto my ears. I'm afraid my head is not big enough. It's not a particularly small head but the head set is not tight enough. Not sure if the person reviewing from Which had a particularly big head, but they don't work for me.Very disappointed. I won't go off only reviews again.
Date published: 2017-09-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from sounds great When I decided it was time I bought a decent yet affordable pair of 'phones, I was bewildered by the choice. But not only was this product recommended by What HiFi, it was also identified as a good product by my local RicherSounds outlet. It is certainly a good buy; the sound is fantastic, with a depth and clarity that surpasses my expectations. I'm discovering again all my favourite albums with details that I'm hearing for the first time. Yes, they are a bit bulky, but this was identified as a possible issue by RicherSounds before buying, and their size doesn't detract significantly from their comfort.
Date published: 2017-08-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great service by RS Headphones block any outside sound and warm you up during winter. Long cable is good in some cases and bad in others. Very comfortable and fit nicely.
Date published: 2017-08-08
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Buy now, pay later For purchases over £500, pay a 10% deposit now and the balance in 6 months. Pay the balance in full before the end of the 6 months and there is no interest to pay whatsoever, just a one-off settlement fee of £29. Find out more

We offer 6 month interest free options. Call or ask in-store for details

Lowest price guaranteed! We're confident that our prices are amongst the very keenest out there, so we've made it as easy as pie to qualify for our Price Beat. Richer Sounds also guarantees to beat web prices, and Price Beat is even valid for 7 days after purchase, so if you've seen a cheaper price, let us know, and we'll happily beat that price by up to £100!

Products must be brand new, boxed, carry a comparable guarantee and be in stock at time of purchase. Richer Sounds price used to compare will be net of any voucher / trace in discounts.
T&Cs apply

We’ll beat any genuine advertised price, even from the web & give you up to £100!

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