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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 balance between the noise-isolating qualities of a cl... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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Overview

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
Warranty
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
AKG Acoustics, U.S. Limited Warranty

Amended July 19, 2005

AKG Acoustics warrants AKG products against defects in material or workmanship for a period of two years from the date of original purchase, and agrees to repair or, at our option replace any defective unit without charge for either parts or labor. AKG grants a three-year warranty covering selected products (C 12 VR, C 414 B-ULS, C 414 B-TLII, C 414 B-XLS, C 414 B-XLII, C 426 B, C 451 B, C 480 B, C 391 B, C 1000 B, C 2000 S, C 3000 B, C 4000 B, C 4500 B, SolidTube) against defects in material and workmanship.

Warranty is valid for AKG products purchased and delivered within the United States for the original purchaser only. The purchaser's Bill of Sale will serve as proof of sale and warranty validity in the U.S. Shipment of defective items to AKG for repair will be at the customer's own risk and expense. AKG will assume the return shipping cost for all items repaired under warranty.

IMPORTANT: This warranty does not cover damage resulting from accident, misuse or abuse, lack of reasonable care, the affixing of any attachment not provided with the product, loss of parts, or connecting the product to any receptacle other than specified.

This warranty is void unless AKG Acoustics, U.S.'s service center performs the repair. No responsibility is assumed for any special, incidental or consequential damages caused by the consumer. However, the limitation of any right or remedy shall not be effective where law prohibits such.


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AKGK553 PRO Closed-Back Studio Headphones
 
4.5

(based on 11 reviews)

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89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Amateur recording (3)
  • Home studio (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Well Worth the Price

I have been using the K553 for over a year now. I admit the bass issue will grow on you. You need about 60 hours of burn in time for the full sound...Read complete review

I have been using the K553 for over a year now. I admit the bass issue will grow on you. You need about 60 hours of burn in time for the full sound value. Well worth the wait.
I own many top quality headsets and these stand with any of them.

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Decent sound quality but uncomfortable top band

The sound quality on these is decent. A tad light on the bass but nice clarity. The ear cups are soft and go completely over the ear making them very comfortable. The top...Read complete review

The sound quality on these is decent. A tad light on the bass but nice clarity. The ear cups are soft and go completely over the ear making them very comfortable. The top band that sits on my head hurts my head after about 30 minutes of use which is not long in my opinion. I don't have a lot of hair and am curious if these were tested for people with less hair but they hurt. I would suggest the engineers as AKG put some thought into the long term wearability of these.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Well Worth the Price

By Chip

from Florida

About Me Professional Musician

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Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Durable
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • none

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording
  • Home Studio
  • Mobile DJ
  • Performances
  • Professional Recording

Comments about AKG K553 PRO Closed-Back Studio Headphones:

I have been using the K553 for over a year now. I admit the bass issue will grow on you. You need about 60 hours of burn in time for the full sound value. Well worth the wait.
I own many top quality headsets and these stand with any of them.

(2 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Strong Mid to High Emphasis

By Goldengate

from Cincinnati, OH

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • High Frequency Clarity
  • Lightweight
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio
    • Mobile DJ

    Comments about AKG K553 PRO Closed-Back Studio Headphones:

    I produce and DJ house music. I bought these looking for a replacement for my Technics DH1200's. They have a sturdy build. Very comfortable. These headphones lack bass clarity. I will be returning them.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great HeadPhone

    By AKS1

    from Novi, MI, United States

    Comments about AKG K553 PRO Closed-Back Studio Headphones:

    it is really a great headphone with good sound stage. This headphone definitely NOT for BASS heads,,! This is for audiophiles who need great sound without any artificial ingredients.

     
    2.0

    Decent sound quality but uncomfortable top band

    By Piltorious

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about AKG K553 PRO Closed-Back Studio Headphones:

    The sound quality on these is decent. A tad light on the bass but nice clarity. The ear cups are soft and go completely over the ear making them very comfortable. The top band that sits on my head hurts my head after about 30 minutes of use which is not long in my opinion. I don't have a lot of hair and am curious if these were tested for people with less hair but they hurt. I would suggest the engineers as AKG put some thought into the long term wearability of these.

     
    5.0

    Great sound quality

    By Orthoman

    from Kentucky, United States

    Comments about AKG K553 PRO Closed-Back Studio Headphones:

    These headphones sound great with all kinds of music. They are worth it.

     
    5.0

    Great sound and comfort

    By ImtheSandman

    from Albany, NY, United States

    Comments about AKG K553 PRO Closed-Back Studio Headphones:

    I purchase this a month ago and love the sound I get from them. Very comfortable my go-to headphones going forward.

     
    5.0

    I was a bit worried about the price tag...but

    By MannyMI

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about AKG K553 PRO Closed-Back Studio Headphones:

    The headphones went on sale and I go them because - I miss listening to music on LPs. The sound was so rich and the headphones made it better; back in the day. Now with all the compression, we miss the good in music. I wanted to get a pair of nice headphones, paired them with a FIIO Amp/DAC and OMG. I am back! I am loving music again. These headphones are amazing. :)

     
    5.0

    Great build, quality materials, fantastic fit

    By ShoutHouse

    from Cleveland

    Comments about AKG K553 PRO Closed-Back Studio Headphones:

    The sound out of this set is so balanced and enjoyable I wish that I could take them everywhere. I have nothing to say bad about the things that make this a headset. The pros are in the title. Cons - Extremely long cable that is not detachable Ear cups could be a smidge deeper (this is because I have large stick out ears) That's all.

     
    5.0

    Great pair of closed-back Cans

    By EmshA

    from Minneapolis, MN, United States

    Comments about AKG K553 PRO Closed-Back Studio Headphones:

    These are simply the best Closed-back "open-back-sounding" Headphones I've heard. The sound stage is incredibly wide and great. You'd benefit from powering them with a good AMP/DAC combo to add some extra umph, even though they're 32 Ohms. VERY clear with .FLAC files and good Bass response. PS. Beats by Dre were not meant to be used with Beats by Dre. Stop buying that garbage and listen with incredible clarity like these AKG's. Also, the durability of these cans is great! Plus they fold flat for easier storage or travel without fear of bending/breaking. Oh, and.... I've used them for 5+ hours straight with no "pressure" issues on the top of the head band. These are insanely comfortable, compared to the Q701 Quincy's which I wish had the same Headband style. Q701's really start digging into the top of your dome after 10 minutes of listening and it's quite unpleasant.

     
    5.0

    Perfect headphones for what I was looking for

    By Nicherson

    from Kansas City, KS, United States

    Comments about AKG K553 PRO Closed-Back Studio Headphones:

    Returned a well reviewed competitors headphones due to comfort issues. This set is comfortable for hours and the audio quality is incredible to boot!

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