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Audio-Technica ATHA550Z

Audio-Technica ATHA550Z
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Brand Rating
Excellent Brand
77
Features
Good Features
64
Popularity
A Less Popular Choice
64
Value for Money
Good
84
Age
1 Year Old
78
Kagoo Score
Very Good
Our Verdict:
A gigantic speaker size but 2 year old 300g head-band style earphone, with a good spec.
Features We Love:
Big speaker size (53mm)
Long cable length (3m)
53mm
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Audio-Technica ATHA550Z Price History

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With outstanding reviews and at under 2 years old, we have ranked the Audio-Technica ATHA550Z number 359 across all headphones.

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Kagoo Score
77
Features
65
Value for Money
85
Age

78

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Kagoo Score

Why Has it Scored 78?

Looking across the entire Sony headphones range, the average reviews for all Sony headphones are excellent.
At over a year old this pair of headphones is slightly out of date, and newer earphones with more up to date technology are available.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Big speaker size
Long 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

Big speaker size
Long cable length
Heavy
Does not support Bluetooth
Not foldable
Smaller than average headphone sensitivity
Big Speaker Size
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Across all the earphones the speaker sizes range from 4mm to 110mm, and the average speaker size is 26mm. The ATHA550Z's speaker size of 53mm is bigger than 98% of all earphones when ordered by this feature.

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Heavy

The lightest earphone is 0.012g , the heaviest is 6.3kg, and the average weight is 150g. The weight of the Audio-Technica ATHA550Z of 300g is heavier than 88% of all earphones when sorted by this feature.

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Does Not Support Bluetooth

The Audio-Technica ATHA550Z does not support Bluetooth. 61% of earphones also do not support Bluetooth.

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Not Foldable

The ATHA550Z is not foldable. 79% of earphones are also not foldable.

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Long Cable Length

The cable length of the ATHA550Z of 3m is very long compared to most other headphones. It is in the longest 8% of all earphones when ordered by this feature. The cable lengths of headphones range from 0.02m to 9.8m, and the average cable length is 1.5m.

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Smaller Than Average Headphone Sensitivity

The ATHA550Z's headphone sensitivity of only 100dB is smaller than average when compared to most other headphones. It is in the smallest 35% of all earphones when ordered by this feature. The smallest headphone sensitivity of headphones is -44dB, the biggest is 130dB, and the average headphone sensitivity is 100dB.

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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 ATHA550Z, 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 ATHA550Z Release Date

July 2017

Newer Headphones Worth Considering

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£110.00
1 month newer
A lot longer cable length
9dB bigger headphone sensitivity
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£119.00
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When Are Most New Audio-Technica Earphones Released?

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

If you wait until September 2019 then you might be able to get better features on your Audio-Technica pair of headphones. Alternatively you might be able to buy one of the current Audio-Technica earphones cheaper in September once the latest models have been released. The biggest month last year for new Audio-Technica pair of headphones releases was September, with six new Audio-Technica earphones released that month. In 2017 most new Audio-Technica headphones were released in May, with four new Audio-Technica headphones released that month. November was the biggest month in 2016 for new Audio-Technica earphones, with four new Audio-Technica earphones released that month.

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

In the first 6 months after release, Audio-Technica earphones drop in price by 14% on average.

If you are prepared to wait then you could save an average of £12 on a typical £91 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 ATHA550Z. However we have checked the rating of all Audio-Technica headphones and the average score is 87.5%.

Audio-Technica ATHA550Z Specification

Key Features
Weight
Driver Size
Bluetooth
Style
Type
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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
Other Features
Connector(s)
Dimensions (WxDxH)
Inline Remote & Microphone Cable
Accessories Included
Driver Diameter
Technical Details
Enfolding Structure

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers

audiotechnica 235988569, audio technica atha550z, acoustic atha550z, atha550z atha550z, anthem atha550z, anthem atha990z

Barcodes

 04961310133047

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