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AKG K550 or AKG Q701
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Hi Guys 

Just wanted some help because Im trying to chose between the AKG K550 or AKG Q701 as I can get them both on good prices but not sure which sounds better!

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RE: AKG K550 or AKG Q701

I bought the K450's and was bitterly disapointed with the build quality and the sound quality compared to my Bose AE2's.

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RE: AKG K550 or AKG Q701

i've got the Q701 plugged into a firestone audio fubar4+ which i am very happy with.  haven't heard the 550's to compare, but never once wondered if i could have got a better sound for the price.

will you be using a headphone amp?  firestone audio regularly offer products heavily discounted.  great partnership.

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RE: AKG K550 or AKG Q701

also have the K450 for out and about.  completely different headphone to the Q701.

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RE: AKG K550 or AKG Q701

Yes true I got the K450 as of a month ago my self and they are good but wanted something for proper home use!

And thank You very much for replaying!

Just another question, I dont have an amp but do you still think they ( Q701) will sound good straight from the computer?

I mean I got Companion 5 Bose computer system!

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RE: AKG K550 or AKG Q701

I have a pair of AKG K701 (Which are pretty much the same as the Q701 without removable cables) and can confirm they do sound great with a MP3 or Ipad. They are not very sensitive headphone and you will need to push the volume full blast to reach a decent volume.

Even if you can't afford an amp right now, I would still recommend the Q701 based on the fact you can "upgrade" the sound with an amp later on. I haven't heard the K550, but I can see they don't have the same mechanism that makes the heaphone sit on your head and makes them by far the most comfortable headset I have ever tested...

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