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Audio-Technica ATH-A550Z
ATHA550Z

Audio-Technica ATH-A550Z
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Excellent Brand
75
Features
Good Features
62
Value for Money
Good
86
Age
19 Months Old
77
Kagoo Score
Very Good
Our Verdict:
A giant speaker size but 2 year old 300g Head-band style pair of headphones, with a good spec.
300g 53mm No Head-Band Jul 2017
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Should You Buy it Now?

Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. There was a cheaper price of £82.99 at John Lewis 5 days ago. We predict that the price will go down again.

There is a 83% chance that the price of the Audio-Technica ATH-A550Z will go down in the next 2 weeks. We forecast that prices will drop by up to £26 over this period.

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With outstanding reviews and at under 2 years old, we have ranked the Audio-Technica ATH-A550Z number 415 across all headphones.

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Kagoo Score
75
Features
62
Value for Money
86
Age

77

77
Kagoo Score

Why Has it Scored 77?

Looking across the entire Audio-Technica headphones range, the average reviews for all Audio-Technica headphones are excellent.
At over a year old this pair of headphones is slightly out of date, and newer headphones with more up to date technology are available.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Bigger than average speaker size
Longer than average cable length
Newly designed 53 mm drivers with CCAW bobbin-wound voice coils
Top-mounted PCB contributes to smoother airflow for precise diaphragm movement
Double air damping system (d.a.d.s) for deep bass reproduction
Proprietary 3d wing support system for excellent fit
Premium, soft earpads for long-lasting comfort
3.0 m (9.8') cloth-wrapped, tangle-free cable

What is the Kagoo Score?

We calculate the Kagoo Score for each pair of headphones by looking at its reviews, features, popularity, age and value for money.

The Kagoo Score is an easy way to understand whether the pair of headphones is recommended.

The Kagoo Scores are constantly being updated. As newer, higher spec headphones come to market, the older headphones will gradually have their Kagoo Score reduced.

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Features

Key Reasons For and Against

Bigger than average speaker size
Longer than average cable length
Heavier than average
Does not support Bluetooth
Not foldable
Bigger Than Average Speaker Size
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The speaker sizes of headphones range from 4mm to 110mm, and the average speaker size is 26mm. The speaker size of the ATH-A550Z of 53mm is very big compared to most other headphones. It is in the biggest 1% of all earphones when ranked by this feature.

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Heavier Than Average

The average weight of all headphones is 150g, with the lightest being 0.012g and the heaviest being 6.3kg. The ATH-A550Z's weight of 300g is in the heaviest 11% of all earphones when ranked by this feature.

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Does Not Support Bluetooth

The ATH-A550Z does not support Bluetooth. 62% of headphones also do not support Bluetooth.

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Not Foldable

Like most other headphones, the ATH-A550Z is not foldable. 81% of earphones are not foldable.

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Longer Than Average Cable Length

Headphones have cable lengths of between 0.02m and 9m, and the average cable length is 1.5m. The Audio-Technica ATH-A550Z's cable length of 3m is in the longest 7% of all headphones when sorted by this feature.

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Value for Money

Value for Money

We determine value for money by calculating a quality score for each product based on its reviews, features and age, and then comparing this quality score to the product price. A pair of headphones with a high quality score and low price will get a good value for money score.

We have analysed the Audio-Technica ATH-A550Z, and ranked it:

Good Value For Money
This pair of headphones is both high quality and a low price, making it excellent value for money.

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Audio-Technica ATH-A550Z Release Date

July 2017

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When Are Most New Audio-Technica Headphones Released?

The most common period for new Audio-Technica earphones to be released in is between September and November.

That means that most of the latest Audio-Technica pair of headphones technology was released in within the last 3 months, and now is good time to buy. Last year most new Audio-Technica headphones were released in September, with six new Audio-Technica headphones released that month. The biggest month in 2017 for new Audio-Technica earphone releases was May, with four new Audio-Technica earphones released that month. Four new Audio-Technica headphones were released in November 2016 making it the biggest month that year for new Audio-Technica pair of headphones releases.

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How Fast Do Audio-Technica Pair of Headphones Prices Drop After Release?

Most earphones drop in price by 2% in the first 6 months after release, however Audio-Technica headphones tend to depreciate faster.

On average Audio-Technica earphones drop in price by 11% in the first 6 months after release. That means a saving of £10 on a typical £87 new Audio-Technica earphone if you wait 6 months before buying.

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Sorry, we couldn't find any reviews for the Audio-Technica ATH-A550Z. However we have checked the rating of all Audio-Technica headphones and the average score is 93.5%.

Audio-Technica ATH-A550Z Specification

Key Features
Weight
Speaker Size
Bluetooth
Style
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Impedance
Headphone Sensitivity
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Maximum Input Power
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Cable Length
Connector Contacts Plating
Connectivity
3.5 Mm Connector
Design
Foldable
Colour
Packaging Data
Quantity

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers

audiotechnica atha550z, acoustic atha550z, atha550z atha550z

Barcodes

 04961310133047

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