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AKG K553 MKII Closed-Back Studio Headphones

An open-back feel with a closed-back design, the AKG K553 MK2 are your transparent headphones for all applications.


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MSRP: Old Price $248.75 Discounted Price $199.00 Save : $49.75 (20%)
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The AKG K553's are closed back headphones, yet, they provide the spacious, and transparency of open-back headphones. Featuring 50mm transducers to provide top of the line, professional quality sound to your ears. The soft, extra-large, ear pads provide great comfort for long periods of time while the detachable cable prevents stress on connector points, pro-longing the life of the cable. Great for Music Listening, critical listening, mixing and recording applications.

Open-back feel, closed-back design:
There are benefits to both closed and open-back headphones. Normally closed-back headphones are preferred for recording since the enclosure of the headphone around the ear prevents sound from leaking into the microphone. The problem with an enclosure is that the bass frequencies tend to fool your ear, giving you a false perception of what the low end is doing. Open-back headphones eliminate this problem, but fall short on the other side of the debate, allowing leakage into microphones during recording sessions. AKG aims to merge the transparency of open-back headphones with the enclosed noise-cancelling of closed-back headphones with the K553s.

  • Isolation of Closed-Back Headphones
  • Transparency of Open-Back Headphones
  • 50mm transducers
  • Professional quality sound to your ears
  • Ear pads provide great comfort for long periods of time

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Things You Will Get:

  • K553 MKII Closed-back Studio Headphones
  • Headphone Cable
  • 1/8-inch to 1/4-inch Adaptor

Great headphones


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. Should be on short list for style and quality if in market.



Great headphones, great for the studio


I bought these headphones a few years back and I have loved them ever since. As a brass player in the studio, I use them for recording and mixing. They have a great stereo image and very clear, uncolored sound. Perfect for my uses. Very enjoyable to use for listening to music as well!

Steve the Brass Player

New York City

Amazing pair of headphones!


I bought these a month ago and I absolutely love them! They are so detailed and the soundstage on them is truly outstanding. I mainly use these for gaming because they are absolutely perfect for it.

Josh Aguilera

New Mexico

K553 MKII Closed-Back Studio Headphones

5.0 3


Fit Over Ear
Type Closed
Features Noise Cancelling
Usage Studio
Frequency Response 12Hz-28kHz
Weight 305g
Series K Series
Model 3280H00130 - K553MKII
Warranty Info:

The manufacturer's warranty covers parts for two years and labor for two years from date of purchase. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.

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