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Audio-Technica ATH-A550Z
ATHA550Z

£139.00
Audio-Technica ATH-A550Z
81
Brand Rating
Excellent Brand
75
Features
Good Features
87
Age
17 Months Old
75
Kagoo Score
Very Good
Our Verdict:
A fairly new and enormous speaker size 300g Head-band style earphone, with a good spec.
300g 53mm No Head-Band Jul 2017
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Audio-Technica ATH-A550Z Price History

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 16 days ago. We predict that the price will go down again.

There is a 76% 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 £21 over this period.

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Released 1 year ago and with outstanding reviews, we have ranked the Audio-Technica ATH-A550Z number 321 across all headphones.

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75
Kagoo Score
81
Brand Rating
75
Features
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Value for Money
87
Age

75

75
Kagoo Score

Why Has it Scored 75?

Audio-Technica is an excellent earphone brand.
At over a year old this earphone is slightly out of date, and newer earphones with more up to date technology are available. View the latest earphones 2018.
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
Smaller than average headphone sensitivity
Not foldable
Bigger Than Average Speaker Size
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The ATH-A550Z's speaker size of 53mm is in the biggest 2% of all headphones when sorted by this feature. The speaker sizes of headphones range from 4mm to 110mm, and the average speaker size is 27mm.

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Heavier Than Average

The weight of the Audio-Technica ATH-A550Z of 300g is in the heaviest 11% of all headphones when ranked by this feature. The weights of earphones range from 0.012g to 6.3kg, and the average weight is 150g.

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Does Not Support Bluetooth

The Audio-Technica ATH-A550Z does not support Bluetooth, although it is worth keeping in mind that 65% of earphones also do not support Bluetooth.

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Smaller Than Average Headphone Sensitivity

The Audio-Technica ATH-A550Z's headphone sensitivity of only 100dB is smaller than 66% of all headphones when ordered by this feature. Across all the earphones the headphone sensitivities range from -44dB to 130dB, and the average headphone sensitivity is 100dB.

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Not Foldable

Like most other earphones, the ATH-A550Z is not foldable. 80% of headphones are not foldable.

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Longer Than Average Cable Length

The ATH-A550Z's cable length of 3m is longer than 91% of all headphones when ordered by this feature. The cable lengths of headphones range from 0.02m to 9m, and the average cable length is 1.5m.

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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:

High-End
This pair of headphones has a very high quality score but is very expensive - choose this if you want the best!

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Audio-Technica ATH-A550Z Release Date

July 2017

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When Are Most New Audio-Technica Earphones Released?

Over the last 3 years we couldn't see any evident pattern in the release month for new Audio-Technica headphones.

Last year most new Audio-Technica headphones were released in July, with four new Audio-Technica headphones released that month. In November 2016, four new Audio-Technica headphones were released making it the biggest month that year for new Audio-Technica earphone releases. 52 new Audio-Technica earphones were released in February 2015 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?

Audio-Technica earphones tend to depreciate faster than most headphones.

Most headphones drop in price by 1% in the first 6 months after release. On average Audio-Technica headphones drop in price by 6% in the first 6 months after release. If you are prepared to wait then you could save an average of £6 on a typical £97 new Audio-Technica earphone by waiting 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 81.3%.

Audio-Technica ATH-A550Z Specification

Key Features
Weight
Speaker Size
Bluetooth
Style
Type
Headphones
Acoustic System
Brand Compatibility
Driver Type
Impedance
Headphone Sensitivity
Headphone Frequency
Maximum Input Power
Ports & Interfaces
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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