Product Comparison: AKG K245 vs AKG K553 PRO


General Specifications
Brand
AKG
AKG
Model
K245
K553 PRO
Origin
Austria
Austria
About the Product
The AKG K245 Open-Back Headphones give you studio sound on-the-go. Large 50mm transducers deliver transparent, defined sound whilst rugged metal 3-axis hinges let you fold the headphones away for easy storage and transportation.
The K553 PRO's are closed-back, over-ear studio headphones for monitoring, mixing and mastering. Their unique performance results from the perfect balance between the noise-isolating qualities of a closed-back headphones and the spacious, dimensional sound of an open-back design.
Key Specs
Type
Open over-ear
Closed over-ear
Sensitivity
109 dB
114 dB
Min. Frequency Range
15 Hz
12 Hz
Max. Frequency Range
25 kHz
28 kHz
Impedance
32 Ω
32 Ω
What customers say about "Key Specs"
AKG K245 Over Ear Closed Back Lightweight Folding Studio Headphones
  • Very flat response. Not too bright.
  • The bass definitely seems to carry better and the high end seems more crisp.
  • These are vented, more akin to a bass reflex speaker. Therefore sound leakage is quite low.
  • The AKG K245 headphones are wonderful if you are seeking accurate sound reproduction without any enhancements.
  • They sounded unimpressive. The bass was muddy and the midrange and treble just seemed dull.
AKG K553 PRO
  • These headphones have an excellent quality/price ratio, their sound is quite balanced and with a fairly decent sound scene construction despite being closed.
  • For closed back, they do sound an awful lot like an open back. The soundstage is off the charts for this price range and for a close back set of cans.
  • They are very well balanced and the highs have a distinct gentleness to them that allows for a wonderful listening experience.
  • These headphones are simply awesome. They are comfortable, sound fantastic, and have an extremely good frequency range.
  • The impedance on these headphones is 32 ohms, so you can run it on just about anything.
Size & Weight
Height
8.66 in.
6.89 in.
Width
9.25 in.
7.09 in.
Depth
4.33 in.
4.45 in.
Weight
10.4 oz.
10.75 oz.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
AKG K245 Over Ear Closed Back Lightweight Folding Studio Headphones
  • if you want a studio headphone with a detachable cable, big size cans with wide frequency response, this will get the job done.
  • The build quality of the AKG is robust and lightweight and provide a nice experience for me.
  • They are very light weight, I wear glasses and they haven't bother me at all.
  • Too tiny for normal-sized humans. Suspension is way too tight as a result.
  • The suspension is likewise sized for a child. When i wear the headphones, the suspension is maxed out, and the headphones slowly retract, eventually slipped off the bottoms of my ears.
AKG K553 PRO
  • Definitely worth the money. Sound is balanced. Even though they are big they are light and extremely comfortable.
  • Love these headphones they are super lightweight and have a good range.
  • Light weight, comfortable during wearing for hours.
  • The size of the headphones is very large and people with small heads may not fit well in their ears.
  • The clamp is light enough that the headband holds most of the weight, and with the extremely minimal padding, this also grows pretty uncomfortable quite quickly.
Features
Driver Diameter
1.97 in.
1.97 in.
Detachable Cable
Yes
No
Foldable
Yes
Yes
Cable Length
16.4 ft.
9.84 ft.
Microphone
No
No
In-Line Remote
No
No
Headband Material
Aluminum / Leather
Aluminum / Leather
Extras
Legendary AKG sonic performance, Replaceable Earpads, Soft headband pad, Slow-retention foam ear pads
Advanced closed-back technology, Low impedance, 2D-axis fold-flat mechanism
What customers say about "Features"
AKG K245 Over Ear Closed Back Lightweight Folding Studio Headphones
  • Very comfortable. Nice build quality. I wish they came with velour ear cups though.
  • The K245 fit is comfortable enough. The pads size reminds me of the Audio Technica M series, more of an on ear while being much softer.
  • The coiled cable isn't my preferred choice, but it seems of usable length and good quality.
  • The ear cups swivel 180 degrees and are foldable for storage.
  • Protein leather/vinyl leather ear pads are thin and tear quickly.
AKG K553 PRO
  • They are very comfortable and quite aesthetic with their sober and classic design.
  • The metal and pseudo-leather are very nice and the plastic parts are that soft yet durable plastic.
  • They might be large for some, but for me, they are fine and cover my whole ear. They are plush and I would say they would be comfortable to wear for 3+ hours at a time.
  • The cable is not removable and is very long so I do not recommend them so much to go out into the street.
  • Probably the biggest con is cable because it does not unplug from the headphones. But the wire is thick and a good length.
Warranty / Certifications
Certifications
CE
CE
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
89.00 $
199.00 $


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