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Audio-Technica ATH-A550Z
ATHA550Z

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Audio-Technica ATH-A550Z
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Value for Money
Good
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Age
15 Months Old
74
Kagoo Score
Very Good
Our Verdict:
A good spec and fairly new 300g Head-band style pair of headphones.
300g 53mm No Head-Band Jul 2017
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Audio-Technica ATH-A550Z Price History

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Having analysed the historic price trend for the Audio-Technica ATH-A550Z we calculated that there is a 42% chance that prices will remain steady over the next 2 weeks.

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Released 1 year ago, we have ranked the Audio-Technica ATH-A550Z number 275 across all headphones.

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Why Has it Scored 74?

Looking across the entire Sony headphones range, the average reviews for all Sony headphones are excellent.
At over a year old this earphone is slightly out of date, and newer headphones with more up to date technology are available. View the latest headphones 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?

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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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What Are People Saying About the Audio-Technica ATH-A550Z?

How Good Are Audio-Technica Earphones?

We have analysed 2,806 expert reviews and 39,331 user reviews for earphones available online and used these reviews to calculate an average rating for Audio-Technica earphones of 92%. This makes Audio-Technica the best rated pair of headphones brand according to customer reviews.

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Key Features

Bigger Than Average Speaker Size
Heavier Than Average
Does Not Support Bluetooth
Not Foldable
Longer Than Average Cable Length
Bigger Than Average Speaker Size
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Earphones have speaker sizes of between 5.7mm and 110mm, and the average speaker size is 28mm. The ATH-A550Z's speaker size of 53mm is in the biggest 2% of all earphones when ranked by this feature.

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Heavier Than Average

Earphones have weights of between 0.012g and 6.3kg, and the average weight is 160g. The Audio-Technica ATH-A550Z's weight of 300g is heavier than 88% of all earphones when sorted by this feature.

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Does Not Support Bluetooth

Like most other headphones, the Audio-Technica ATH-A550Z does not support Bluetooth. 73% of earphones do not support Bluetooth.

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Not Foldable

The Audio-Technica ATH-A550Z is not foldable, although it is worth keeping in mind that 81% of earphones are also not foldable.

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Longer Than Average Cable Length

The average cable length of all earphones is 1.6m, with the shortest being 0.35m and the longest being 9m. The cable length of the ATH-A550Z of 3m is longer than 92% of all earphones when ranked by this feature.

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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.

The price (excluding ex-display prices) has dropped from £96.99 to £82.99 in the last 8 days.

The chart below compares the value for money of the Audio-Technica ATH-A550Z against some of its competitors.

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Release Date

This pair of headphones has been on the market since July 2017.

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When Are Most New Audio-Technica Earphones Released?

Over the last 3 years we couldn't see any obvious pattern in the release month for new Audio-Technica headphones. In 2017 most new Audio-Technica headphones were released in May, with four new Audio-Technica headphones released that month. In November 2016 four new Audio-Technica earphones were released making it the biggest month that year for new Audio-Technica pair of headphones releases. 51 new Audio-Technica headphones were released in February 2015 making it the biggest month that year for new Audio-Technica pair of headphones releases.

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

Most headphones drop in price by 2% in the first 6 months after release, however Audio-Technica earphones tend to depreciate faster. On average, in the first 6 months after release, Audio-Technica headphones drop in price by 9%. On a typical new Audio-Technica earphone costing £110, by waiting 6 months before buying you could save on average £10.

Manufacturer's Description

The ATH.

A550Z Art Monitor closed-back dynamic headphones incorporate proprietary large-aperture 53 mm drivers with CCAW bobbin-wound voice coils to deliver audiophile-quality acoustic performance with linear frequency response. The drivers also feature a top-mounted PCB, which contributes to smoother airflow for precise diaphragm movement. Audio.

Technica's improved 3D wing support system provides an excellent, comfortable fit, aided by the headphones soft, premium-grade earpads. The 3.0 m (9.8') tangle-free cable is cloth-wrapped for lasting durability.

Audiophile-quality headphones with metallic finish.

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.

Includes 6.3 mm (") stereo adapter.

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Audio-Technica ATH-A550Z Specification

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3.5 Mm Connector
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Manufacturer Part Numbers

audiotechnica atha550z, acoustic atha550z, atha550z atha550z

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04961310133047

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