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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Our experienced advisors are able to visit you at your home or place of work today, to help select the right equipment at the best prices.

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

Buy now, pay later available
on purchases over £500 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

”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 Exactly what I wanted Been looking on and off for some decent headphones. Popped into Richer as was in the area and spoke with the very helpful assistant. Explained what I was looking for and he demo'd the headphones. Was immediately impressed and bought them at what I thought was a good price. Have purchased quite a few items from Richer over the past few years.
Date published: 2018-01-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent in every respect Bought the AKG550 mkII a few weeks ago, was apprehensive of the sound going from a UE6000 set, but was blown away by the clarity and Soundstage. On top of that the service in Cardiff was first class.
Date published: 2017-12-06
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
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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!

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 / trade in discounts.
T&Cs apply

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

Buy now, pay later available
on purchases over £500 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