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AKG K553 PRO Closed-Back Studio Headphones

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The K553 PRO's are closed-back, over-ear studio headphones for monitoring, mixing and mastering. Their unique performance results from the perfect ba...Click To Read More About This Product

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Professional headphones for monitoring and mixing.

The K553 PRO's are closed-back, over-ear studio headphones for monitoring, mixing and mastering. Their unique performance results from the perfect balance between the noise-isolating qualities of a closed-back headphones and the spacious, dimensional sound of an open-back design. The 50mm drivers provide a strong, yet accurate and distinguished bass response as needed for monitoring and mastering contemporary music. The extra large, soft ear pads ensure stress free listening over hours and the 2D-axis mechanism enables full flat folding for easy storage or handling on the road.

FEATURES
Lightweight over-ear design
Advanced closed-back technology
2 (50mm) transducer
Low impedance
2D-axis fold-flat mechanism

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AKGK553 PRO Closed-Back Studio Headphones
 
4.7

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (6)
  • Good value (6)
  • Great sound (6)
  • Lightweight (6)
  • Durable (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Music (6)
  • Home audio (5)
  • With my computer (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (7)

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(3 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Will buy again when the time comes

By Birdyman Jr

from Augusta, GA

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Compact
  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about AKG K553 PRO Closed-Back Studio Headphones:

    Bought to have as the go to headphones in my arsenal. Definitely a great product. Fits comfortable on my ears an don't fit too tight. They also look great. When running my music programs they do more than what I expected. If u do music, these a must have.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Great headphones

    By Chris O

    from Dallas

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Good Value
    • Great Sound
    • Stylish

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about AKG K553 PRO Closed-Back Studio Headphones:

        These seem very well put together. They look nice. Lots of actual metal parts. The hinges are smooth and solid. The cable is long and flexible without being spiraled.

        Comfort-wise, they're fine. I have a big head and they fit no problem. They only squeeze as much as they need to. The ear pads are incredibly soft and fit well, even wearing glasses. I may actually prefer them over the Beyerdynamic pads. Time will tell how they hold up. The headband presses down on my head though which bothers me, it doesn't spread out the weight over much surface area since the band is pretty much flat when worn.

        The sound is really nice. Very smooth (smoothest I've ever heard) texture, there's zero harshness, but they're still very detailed. It's hard to describe to be honest. It's just really pleasant across all genres. Bass isn't very strong, but fine.

        5/5 for the price. 4/5 without price as a factor. They could have a little more punch to them, and gone for function over form for the headband. Buy em.

        (1 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        K553 Pro

        By Tom

        from Greenville, NC

        About Me Experienced

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Studio
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about AKG K553 PRO Closed-Back Studio Headphones:

          These headphones have a dynamic range of sonal response which allows the user to discriminate subtleties in recording.

           
          5.0

          Good

          By Kent

          from Everett, WA

          About Me Music Maker

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Bass
          • Stylish

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Music
            • With My Computer

            Comments about AKG K553 PRO Closed-Back Studio Headphones:

            Enhances the sound without distortion. Bass is clearer, other frequencies not so much, but at least outside sounds are blocked out. Workmanship seems solid. Will update my review if opinion becomes more negative. Never used professional headphones before, so can't compare.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            You need these!

            By Michael E

            from Charlotte, NC area

            About Me Audiophile, Gear Head

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Durable
            • Good Bass
            • Good Value

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Music

              Comments about AKG K553 PRO Closed-Back Studio Headphones:

              Got these on sale during cyber week! They are amazing and blow the Focal Spirt Headphones away! Much-more dynamic range and sweet bass!!!!!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Quality Headphones

              By EarlofBogey

              from La Grande Oregon

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Good Value
              • Great Sound
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home Audio
                • Music
                • With My Computer

                Comments about AKG K553 PRO Closed-Back Studio Headphones:

                Found these on a Stupid Deal Of The Day and man was I pleased. these are great for recording and mixing.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                4.0

                Good sounding, flat, tight response, good stupid deal !

                By Mr. M

                from Fresno

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Value
                • Great Sound
                • Stylish

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Recording

                  Comments about AKG K553 PRO Closed-Back Studio Headphones:

                  a

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  4.0

                  Not bad but not the best

                  By Just Me

                  from Chatsworth California

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Durable
                  • Good Value
                  • Lightweight
                  • Not enough bass

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home Audio
                    • With My Computer

                    Comments about AKG K553 PRO Closed-Back Studio Headphones:

                    I got them because they were the Stupid Deal of the Day. I would not have paid full price.They are comfortable and light. But the bass from my cheap TASCAM is better. However, I will keep them. For the price they are okay.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    4.0

                    I am very happy with my 2 pairs of headphones

                    By Garlu

                    from Keizer, Oregon

                    About Me Gear Head

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                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable
                    • Durable
                    • Great Sound

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Home Audio
                      • Music

                      Comments about AKG K553 PRO Closed-Back Studio Headphones:

                      These headphones have very good sound quality and are built well. I love the heavier guage cord they have.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

                      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Keyboards Never Sounded So Good

                      By Bill Lewis

                      from Bluffton SC

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Comfortable
                      • Great Sound

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Home Audio
                        • Music
                        • Relaxing

                        Comments about AKG K553 PRO Closed-Back Studio Headphones:

                        Best headphones I've ever used.

                         
                        5.0

                        Awesome

                        By TopCop

                        from Indianapolis Indiana

                        About Me apprentice sound engineer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Comfortable
                        • Good Bass
                        • Good Value
                        • Great Sound
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                        • Would like a detachable wire

                        Best Uses

                        • Home Audio
                        • Music
                        • Portable Devices
                        • Relaxing
                        • Studio
                        • Traveling
                        • With My Computer
                        • Working

                        Comments about AKG K553 PRO Closed-Back Studio Headphones:

                        Great for studio work - recording and mixing. Very comfortable and great sound quality. Would like a detachable cord.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

                        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Highly recommend to anyone who desires a quality product.

                        By Hal

                        from Nevada

                        About Me Experienced

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Clear Sound
                        • Durable
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Amateur Recording

                          Comments about AKG K553 PRO Closed-Back Studio Headphones:

                          The product is superb. The sound is high quality. I would recommend the product to anyone who wants a top quality sound.

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