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American Audio HP 550 headphones offer high-power input (3,500mW) for monitoring high sound levels and a hermitically sealed body for excellent sound...Read More

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OVERVIEW

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

American Audio HP 550 headphones offer high-power input (3,500mW) for monitoring high sound levels and a hermitically sealed body for excellent sound-insulation. The headphones' soft-touch housing delivers maximum comfort whether it is resting against your ears or your shoulder. The HP550 headphones' foldability and universal joint enable you to save space and store the headphones folded. The universal joint also makes it possible to turn the American Audio headphones outward freestyle single-ear monitoring.

To accommodate the variety of DJ equipment in use these days, American Audio HP 550 headphones are equipped with a mini plug as well as a pair of 1/4" adapters (1 straight, 1 right angle), each with a locking nut to prevent accidental unplugging during a gig. The headphones' partially coiled cord is approximately 14.5" long. American Audio delivers HP 550 headphones with a handy storage bag.

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: 64Ω
  • 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 19 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

64%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (6)
  • Lightweight (6)
  • Easy to use (5)
  • Versatile (3)

Cons

  • Poor sound quality (3)

Best Uses

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

          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 Gman15-18A

          from Oconomowoc Wisconsin

          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.

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Best Deal for Quality Sound!

            By Wiretwister

            from Waynesboro, MS

            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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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Great headphones for the price

                By SOWHENISTOMORROW

                from Enfield, CT

                About Me Novice

                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                • Cheap Looking

                Best Uses

                • Mobile DJ
                • Music listening

                Comments about American Audio HP550 Professional Studio Headphones:

                I recieved the American Audio HP550s in the SNOW color for an early X-mas gift and I was blown away with how good they sound. No they are not the top of the line but definitely worth it for the price and are very confortable even with extended use. A great starter headphone

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                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                They look and feel cheap

                By Richard Dellano

                from Surfside, FL

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Flat sound
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Cheap Material
                • Feels Fragile

                Best Uses

                  Comments about American Audio HP550 Professional Studio Headphones:

                  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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