Pros: Neutral/flat response, soundstage, design and looks, lightweight, removable wire
Cons: Highs are rolled off, benefits from an amp
Packaging & Accessories: 6/10
Build Quality: 10/10
Design & Look: 10/10
Audio Quality: 9.5/10
My final Rating: 10/10
Purchase Date: June 2013
Purchase Price: £230
First of all I would like Sam, from AKG’s PR agency, for sending these out to review to me!
The AKG K545’s can be bought on Amazon UK & AmazonUSA, and other resellers worldwide. The review will be conducted at the £230 price tag, even though they can be bought at around £200 from certain places.
I was very lucky in receiving the AKG K545’s after being selected as an AKG Insider before the IFA 2013 event in Berlin. The K545’s allude greatly to the K551’s I had previously reviewed and thus in this review I will be alluding back to the K551 review with comparisons and thoughts to its younger brother.
The AKG K545 is seen as a revision model that arrived, in order to address some issues the K550/K551’s had.
Before getting into the written review, I should state that I have a video review of these up on YouTube too:
Now let’s get unto the full written review of these headphones!