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K553 MKII

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Closed-back studio headphones

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Closed-back performance meets open back sound

AKG K553 MKII is the ideal closed-back, over-ear studio headphone for monitoring, mixing and mastering. Designed for peak performance and maximum comfort, AKG K553 MKII combines the noise-isolating qualities of a closed-back headphone with the spacious, dimensional sound of an open-back design. The 2” (50mm) low-impedance drivers provide strong, accurate, and distinguished bass response, with enough sensitivity for precise sound reproduction on laptops and mobile devices. Extra-large soft ear pads ensure stress-free listening over long sessions. AKG K553 MKII even features a detachable cable and 2D-axis mechanism that enables flat folding for easy storage or handling on the road.

What the Pro’s are Saying

EarBudsZone:

EarBudsZone:

“An excellent example of studio-grade headphones with universal appeal. Audiophiles will love them for the astounding reference sound for the price and gamers will love them for the spatial awareness they provide. In addition, they’re also an excellent entry point into studio headphones if you’ve never used them.”

Major HiFi GOLD AWARD:

Major HiFi GOLD AWARD:

“The AKG K553 Pro headphone offers a surprising level of detail and clarity for the price. Add to this the rugged build quality, as well as the mesmerizing soundstage and ‘open’ sound, and you’ve got one humdinger of a headphone.”

Headphonics:

Headphonics:

“This is a really good headphone, I can’t really find a single true flaw in it with regard to sonic qualities…this is one of the best $150 or so headphones on the market, not only for raw clarity, but also stereo imaging.”

Item# 3280H00130

General Specifications

Driver size (mm) 50
Sensitivity (dB SPL/V @ 1 kHz) 114
Rated impedance (Ω) 32
Audio frequency bandwidth (Hz) 12 - 28000
Maximum input power (mW) 200
Cable(s) length (m) 1.83

Audio Specifications

Audio frequency bandwidth 12 - 28000 Hz

Dimensions

Weight (oz) 10.75
Weight (g) 305

Cable

Detachable Yes

Wearing Style

Over-ear Yes

Application

Studio Monitoring Yes
Studio Mixing Yes
Hi-Fi Listening Yes
Mobile Devices Yes

Foldable

Foldable Yes

Cup Style

Closed-back Yes

Features

Over-ear Yes
Foldable Yes
Replaceable Earpads Yes
Closed-back Yes
Detachable cable Yes
  • 1 x K553 MKII Studio Headphones
  • 1 x 1.83m (6') Detachable Cable
  • 1 x 3.5 mm (1/8") to 6.3 mm (1/4") Adapter

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<!--begin-bvseo-reviews--> <!--begin-reviews--> <div id="bvseo-reviewsSection"> <div class="bvseo-review" itemprop="review" itemscope itemtype="https://schema.org/Review" data-reviewid="227902300"> <span itemprop="reviewRating" itemscope itemtype="https://schema.org/Rating"> Rated <span itemprop="ratingValue">5</span> out of <span itemprop="bestRating">5</span> </span> by <span itemprop="author" itemtype="https://schema.org/Person" itemscope><span itemprop="name">fma44</span></span> from <span itemprop="name">I am keeping my K553 MKII. I am not returning them</span> <span itemprop="description">Recently received my AKG earphones. Totally am taken in by its sound quality. So much stereo sounding. I did encounter receiving issues, but were resolved and i finally got my hands on them. Will not be returning these ever. Thanks AKG for this great product.</span> <div class="bvseo-pubdate">Date published: 2023-08-29</div> <meta itemprop="datePublished" content="2023-08-29" /> </div> <div class="bvseo-review" itemprop="review" itemscope itemtype="https://schema.org/Review" data-reviewid="227450471"> <span itemprop="reviewRating" itemscope itemtype="https://schema.org/Rating"> Rated <span itemprop="ratingValue">5</span> out of <span itemprop="bestRating">5</span> </span> by <span itemprop="author" itemtype="https://schema.org/Person" itemscope><span itemprop="name">Donj</span></span> from <span itemprop="name">Great sound. Love the clarity it adds to my track</span> <span itemprop="description">Purchased one month ago. Very happy with the product</span> <div class="bvseo-pubdate">Date published: 2023-08-09</div> <meta itemprop="datePublished" content="2023-08-09" /> </div> <div class="bvseo-review" itemprop="review" itemscope itemtype="https://schema.org/Review" data-reviewid="225174508"> <span itemprop="reviewRating" itemscope itemtype="https://schema.org/Rating"> Rated <span itemprop="ratingValue">5</span> out of <span itemprop="bestRating">5</span> </span> by <span itemprop="author" itemtype="https://schema.org/Person" itemscope><span itemprop="name">Anonymous</span></span> from <span itemprop="name">Best all purpose headphones</span> <span itemprop="description">Purchased 2 years ago and use for both live performance soloing, personal listening, and some studio mixing. These headphones are very durable and comfortable, but the sound quality really sets them apart. They transport me into whatever I'm listening to. Combined with a fiios dac, they will do everything and will do it well. Unless you're looking for open back headphones, these will easily become your favorites. A+. I'll replace the earpads and cable when they finally wear out.</span> <div class="bvseo-pubdate">Date published: 2023-04-30</div> <meta itemprop="datePublished" content="2023-04-30" /> </div> <div class="bvseo-review" itemprop="review" itemscope itemtype="https://schema.org/Review" data-reviewid="221136452"> <span itemprop="reviewRating" itemscope itemtype="https://schema.org/Rating"> Rated <span itemprop="ratingValue">5</span> out of <span itemprop="bestRating">5</span> </span> by <span itemprop="author" itemtype="https://schema.org/Person" itemscope><span itemprop="name">Micah</span></span> from <span itemprop="name">Excellent build &amp; sound!</span> <span itemprop="description">I bought these headphones 3 years ago, and I absolutely love them! The sound is rich and balanced. And the build is perfect for composers / producers who travel. Excellent value!!</span> <div class="bvseo-pubdate">Date published: 2022-11-17</div> <meta itemprop="datePublished" content="2022-11-17" /> </div> <div class="bvseo-review" itemprop="review" itemscope itemtype="https://schema.org/Review" data-reviewid="217005895"> <span itemprop="reviewRating" itemscope itemtype="https://schema.org/Rating"> Rated <span itemprop="ratingValue">5</span> out of <span itemprop="bestRating">5</span> </span> by <span itemprop="author" itemtype="https://schema.org/Person" itemscope><span itemprop="name">Paul Wirtz</span></span> from <span itemprop="name">Not since Sennheiser HD 600 have been this impress</span> <span itemprop="description">Yeah, will do a Stax setup someday... yet with music download and plugged into my Motorola Power Android... Apologies, yet when experienced the 600s for the first time... the sensitivity, the impedance, the comfort and closure, the experience... Please, these are so perfect and will be worn work, travel, home... OMG! forgiveness please INCREDIBLE! looked long, looked for a perfect phone/kindle/email/everything... and yeah, will go bigger w/folder phone yet am now in audio nirvana... Thank you Harman (Kardon, hey have been around a bit) AKG... the K553 MKII are perfect!!!</span> <div class="bvseo-pubdate">Date published: 2022-05-18</div> <meta itemprop="datePublished" content="2022-05-18" /> </div> <div class="bvseo-review" itemprop="review" itemscope itemtype="https://schema.org/Review" data-reviewid="209081539"> <span itemprop="reviewRating" itemscope itemtype="https://schema.org/Rating"> Rated <span itemprop="ratingValue">5</span> out of <span itemprop="bestRating">5</span> </span> by <span itemprop="author" itemtype="https://schema.org/Person" itemscope><span itemprop="name">jdavis</span></span> from <span itemprop="name">Great Headphones</span> <span itemprop="description">I think I bought these about 2 to 3 years ago. They have been great. I use them pretty much all day every day. Great for music, videos, meetings etc. I can comfortably wear them all day no problem. They look nice too. After about 2 years the leather on the ear cups start to crack and tear. Now the leather is pretty much all gone. I also have a crack in the plastic piece that holds the ear cups on. Overall I'm still very happy with these. I have tried a lot of other headphones and these are by far my favorite.</span> <div class="bvseo-pubdate">Date published: 2021-07-05</div> <meta itemprop="datePublished" content="2021-07-05" /> </div> <div class="bvseo-review" itemprop="review" itemscope itemtype="https://schema.org/Review" data-reviewid="201032105"> <span itemprop="reviewRating" itemscope itemtype="https://schema.org/Rating"> Rated <span itemprop="ratingValue">5</span> out of <span itemprop="bestRating">5</span> </span> by <span itemprop="author" itemtype="https://schema.org/Person" itemscope><span itemprop="name">mahgee48</span></span> from <span itemprop="name">Stands the test of time</span> <span itemprop="description">I bought these three years ago and am EXTREMELY pleased with them. I still use them every day for music production and gaming. These are great reference headphones where you can hear everything. The cable is just now starting to have visible wear, and I will need to replace it soon, but I believe that this is more than acceptable for three years of constant use. Highly recommend, and I may buy a set to have sitting around for musicians I record.</span> <div class="bvseo-pubdate">Date published: 2020-10-26</div> <meta itemprop="datePublished" content="2020-10-26" /> </div> <div class="bvseo-review" itemprop="review" itemscope itemtype="https://schema.org/Review" data-reviewid="190551699"> <span itemprop="reviewRating" itemscope itemtype="https://schema.org/Rating"> Rated <span itemprop="ratingValue">5</span> out of <span itemprop="bestRating">5</span> </span> by <span itemprop="author" itemtype="https://schema.org/Person" itemscope><span itemprop="name">Bradley</span></span> from <span itemprop="name">Great headphones</span> <span itemprop="description">Bought because needed closed back for more isolation and wanted overear. Great sounding headphones. Balanced sound movies and music. I'm not a bass head though. I have small head size and these fit. Maybe a little pressure on top of head from headband, but only after extended wear. Pads a little warm after awhile. A little price you pay for the style. I think the cord seems a little low quality, but does fit into my phone jack protective case. Volume is fine with phone output alone. 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