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The American Audio HP550 headphones deliver superior sound-insulation and ultimate comfort. High-power input (3,500mW) offers excellent high sound le...Read More

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Give working DJs a comfortable and reliable set of studio headphones.

The American Audio HP550 headphones deliver superior sound-insulation and ultimate comfort. High-power input (3,500mW) offers excellent high sound level monitoring. Foldable and swiveling ear-cups allow the HP550s to fit conveniently into small spaces for transport and storage. The universal joint offers the capability to turn the headphones outward for one-ear monitoring.The American Audio HP550 headphones provide versatility with a mini plug and a pair of ¼ adapters (1straight, 1 right angle). Each adapter comes with locking nuts to prevent accidental unplugging during performances. The HP550 comes with an approximately 14.5™ partially coiled cord and a storage bag for safe and easy transport on the road.

FEATURES
  • Large-diameter speaker unit for professional use
  • Comfortable, sturdy high-powered headphones
  • Includes headphone bag
  • Flexible, soft-touch housing design allows for double or single ear monitoring; folds up for easy transport
  • Replaceable earpads (not included) are easy to snap on

Professional, high-powered headphones at a piddling price. Order today!

SPECIFICATIONS

HP550 Professional Studio Headphones

  • Driver unit: 57mm diameter dome
    Impedance: 64Î
    Sensitivity: 107dB±3dB (S.P.L. at 1kHz)
    Frequency response: 5Hz to 30kHz
    Maximum power: 3500mW
    Plug: 3.5mm stereo plug with 6.3mm gold-plated adapter
    Cord length: 4M±50mm (approximately 14.7")
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American AudioHP550 Professional Studio Headphones
 
4.1

(based on 21 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (7)
  • Lightweight (7)
  • Easy to use (6)
  • Compact (3)
  • Versatile (3)

Cons

  • Poor sound quality (3)

Best Uses

  • Home studio (6)
  • Amateur recording (4)
  • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (5), Professional musician (4), Novice (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Wow...!

These are an amazing bargain. I've ordered another pair in case I lose these.
These headphones have a high power rating and sound good across the board. They fold up, have...Read complete review

These are an amazing bargain. I've ordered another pair in case I lose these.
These headphones have a high power rating and sound good across the board. They fold up, have a bag, a high-quality coiled cord, and two 1/4" to 1/8" adapters - one is normal and the other is the 90 degree type.

The highs aren't super piercing which is good for my hearing, the bass is nice and clear without overpowering everything else.
Like many headphones twice their price, they are constructed of plastic so they shouldn't be thrown around. They should be fine with normal use, since unlike some expensive headhphones I've owned, they have the thin metal strip inside the plastic across the headband.

The sound isolation is quite good, I work better with a small amount of leakage than in dead quiet. These suit me perfectly.
Again, I've paid over twice as much for a "high-end" brand that didn't measure up to these.

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They look and feel cheap

I purchased these to mix some home recordings. Upon opening the package, I was taken aback by how cheap they appeared. The plastic looks and feels crummy. I am afraid they will not...Read complete review

I purchased these to mix some home recordings. Upon opening the package, I was taken aback by how cheap they appeared. The plastic looks and feels crummy. I am afraid they will not last very long. As for the sound quality, they are decent. That is why I gave them a 3. The sound is pretty flat and works well for mixing, but I would not use them to listen to my records. The bass, as others have pointed out, is not boomy or impressive, but it is there. If you are a big hip hop fan, you may be disappointed. I would not recommend this product to a friend. And if / when they break, I am going to look elsewhere for a new pair.

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4.0

i would buy this product again and recommend it

By joseph

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about American Audio HP550 Professional Studio Headphones:

these phones for the price are great , sound and comfort

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5.0

Great sound

By Grizz

from NE Texas

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Compact
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Practices
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about American Audio HP550 Professional Studio Headphones:

    Awesome sound. Perfect clarity. Other reviews say they have no bass HA. I have to crank the treble, these fit my needs exactly. But they you won't be going wrong.

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    1.0

    TERRIBLE. DONT BUY.

    By Johnthemon

    from Metropolis IL

    About Me Novice

    Pros

      Cons

      • Limited Functions
      • Poor Sound Quality
      • Uncomfortable

      Best Uses

        Comments about American Audio HP550 Professional Studio Headphones:

        don't buy these if you want quality. I hate them. extremely uncomfortable and just downright unsatisfactory. super disappointed :(

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        4.0

        Great Headphones!

        By Danny B

        from San Diego, Ca

        About Me Novice

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Easy To Use
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about American Audio HP550 Professional Studio Headphones:

            Just got these today in the lime green color, not only do they look very sharp but they sound excellent. Great sound quality an the add ons that come with it are great as well. Highly reccomend these!

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            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Great comfort factor, awful sound

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            By chemo

            from germany

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable

            Cons

            • Poor Sound Quality

            Best Uses

            • Mobile DJ

            Comments about American Audio HP550 Professional Studio Headphones:

            these headphones have a terribly tinny overbearing midrange type of sound. they are really comfortable though and i use them as dj headphones. these are definitely not the headphones you want to use for your home studio though

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            5.0

            Great Headphones In This Price Range

            By Nytro

            from Augusta, GA

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Great Price
            • Lightweight
            • Nice Sound

            Cons

            • White Hard To Keep Clean

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Home Studio
            • Mobile DJ

            Comments about American Audio HP550 Professional Studio Headphones:

            Looking for inexpensive headphones? These should do it for you. I use them in a club setting and have had no issues. Bought them 8 months ago and still going strong. Other headphones in this price range usually last me about 5 months. Getting another pair, but in black. The white ones are hard to keep white... but that can be expected.

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            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            JUNK

            By Dono10

            from Hawaii

            About Me Professional Musician

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            Pros

            • none

            Cons

            • Breaks Easily
            • Cheep Plastic Junk
            • Poor Sound Quality
            • Unreliable

            Best Uses

            • Cannon Fodder

            Comments about American Audio HP550 Professional Studio Headphones:

            I needed in expensive for home studio and for gigging locally. 15 days after I got them they fell apart. Poor quality, Got way less then what I expected. I would not give thies phones to a kid let alone call them entry level. ONE word JUNK. DO NOT BUY THEM.

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            5.0

            studio grade

            By Harry

            from undisclosed

            About Me Professional Musician

            Ask me a question

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Home Studio

              Comments about American Audio HP550 Professional Studio Headphones:

              These are a great buy.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Best Deal for Quality Sound!

              By Jody S.

              from Washington, DC

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Affordable
              • Clear Sound
              • Compact
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Home Studio

                Comments about American Audio HP550 Professional Studio Headphones:

                I looked for a long time for a set of cans that would sound good without breaking the bank. I went ahead and ordered a set of these. If they didn't perform the way I needed, at least I would have a set that my son could use to practice with his keyboard.
                Simply put, I was blown away by the sound quality. I have used headphones that cost 4 times as much, and these more than hold their own. They are a great value.

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                5.0

                Great Product

                By Byrdman

                from Hardin,KY

                About Me Professional Musician

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home Studio

                  Comments about American Audio HP550 Professional Studio Headphones:

                  Very nice product for the money. The sound quality is excellent.

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