Accessories: AKG-K551 Over Ear Headphones #AKGK551 #unboxing

| June 18, 2013 | 18 Replies

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These are the AKG-551 (White) ‘Reference Class’ headphones (by Harmann) that we received last week. Due to exams I’m only posting about it now. Cheers to the folks from Bite.

AKG Reference-Class Over-Ear Headphones (Silver)

  • Over-Ear
  • Passive noise cancellation (prevents sound leakage from headphones quite well)
  • in line microphone (haven’t got it to work with my Lumia yet)
  • control buttons (pause, volume. Volume I can’t seem to work with my lumia. Skip/Previous track by pressing pause button twice/thrice respectively)
  • Cups rotate 90 degrees, so essentially the headphones fold in a ‘2D’ axis
  • 50mm drivers
  • non-user replaceable cables (wired headset)

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Clearly marked what is what

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Carefully adjust the headphones

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The cables feel a bit short for me. The control isn’t immediately obvious that you could also have next/previous track unless you’re already familiar with iOS controls.

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Wearing them. They’re definitely big headphones, but I’m a fan of over ears so I like them.

When you put them around the neck, they might feel a little too large for some.

Otherwise, very comfortable on the ears.

The non-properly folding (i.e. collapsing like the purity pro) design and the huge size might mean that for some this isn’t one to wear outside or in public but as I said, I like these huge headphones so I wouldn’t mind wearing them outdoors.

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Sound wise, they’re very neutral. No thumpy bass (which some might prefer and some might not). It’s very well received in reviews for its natural reproduction of sound.


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