ATH-CKS550iS

Solid Bass® In-Ear Headphones with In-line Mic & Control

MSRP* US$39.95
Two-Year Limited End-User Warranty

*Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price. Actual selling price may vary; please check with an authorized Audio-Technica dealer.

  • in-ear headphones


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  • Overview

    With newly designed drivers and in-line mic and control, the ATH-CKS550iS Solid Bass in-ear headphones give you portable, smartphone-compatible headphones with superb bass reproduction. The powerful 9.8 mm Dual Magnetic-Field Drivers feature an extra magnet in front of the driver to create a concentrated magnetic field that helps produce full, textured bass. Audio-Technica’s specially designed Multiple-Transition Diaphragms add to the expansive bass response, as does the new Bass Venting System, which provides excellent air damping.

    The 1.2 m (3. 9') flat cable includes an in-line mic and control that lets you answer calls and control music on your smartphone or other portable device. The ATH-CKS550iS also comes with four sizes of silicone eartips (XS/S/M/L) that fit onto the headphones’ two-position posts, supplying a custom fit with outstanding sound isolation. A convenient carrying pouch is also included.

    Available in black (ATH-CKS550iSBK), blue (ATH-CKS550iSBL), white (ATH-CKS550iSWH), black/gold (ATH-CKS550iSBGD), and red (ATH-CKS550iSRD).
  • Features

    • 9.8 mm Dual Magnetic-Field Drivers with Multiple-Transition Diaphragms deliver superb bass

    • Bass Venting System provides excellent air damping

    • In-line control with mic for answering/ending calls and controlling music & video playback on smartphones and other portable devices

    • Two-position post maximizes sound isolation while providing a better fit

    • Includes silicone eartips (XS/S/M/L) and carrying pouch

    • Available in black (ATH-CKS550iSBK), blue (ATH-CKS550iSBL), white (ATH-CKS550iSWH), black/gold (ATH-CKS550iSBGD), and red (ATH-CKS550iSRD)

  • Specifications

    TypeDynamic
    Driver Diameter9.8 mm
    Frequency Response5 - 24,000 Hz
    Sensitivity104 dB/mW
    Impedance40 ohms
    Weight7.5 g (0.3 oz)
    Cable1.2 m (3. 9') with mic & control, Y-type
    Connector3.5 mm (1/8") stereo mini-plug
    Accessories Includedsilicone eartips (XS/S/M/L), pouch
    Type (Microphone)Condenser
    Sensitivity (Microphone)-44dB (0dB = 1V/Pa, 1kHz)
    Frequency Response (Microphone)100 - 10,000 Hz
    Polar Pattern (Microphone)Omnidirectional



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    Audio-TechnicaATH-CKS550iS Solid Bass® In-Ear Headphones with In-line Mic & Control
     
    3.5

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    2.0

    Poor Bass quality

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    from Singapore

    Pros

    • Stylish

    Cons

    • Poor Sound
    • Poor Value

    Best Uses

      Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-CKS550iS Solid Bass® In-Ear Headphones with In-line Mic & Control:

      The bass feels empty as compared to other products in the market (e.g. Sony's earpiece)

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      • Home
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      • Less than a month
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      5.0

      Great pair of earphones for listening to rock/alt. music

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      from Wichita, KS

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Great Sound
      • Lightweight
      • Stylish

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-CKS550iS Solid Bass® In-Ear Headphones with In-line Mic & Control:

          I was studying in a library while listening to Spotify. I didn't realize Vamos by the Pixies was playing and at first thought someone was playing it out loud on their laptop's speaker. Great pair of earphones for a non-basshead.

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          • Other
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          • Q:

            I just bought these earphones, and I would like to know if they are sweatproof.
            Asked on 11/22/2016 by AdaWong

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            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              No, they are no IEC rating "IPX5" "Washable"

              Answered on 11/22/2016 by ATUS_Specialist3
          • Q:

            I have a iPod 6th gen and I'm wondering if it can power it enough so would it be able to clearly hit 20 Hz or would I need an external amp? I'm a bass head and I'm considering buying them.
            Asked on 8/26/2016 by cephyr

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            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              Thank you for your inquiry. Your iPhone should drive these just fine.

              Answered on 9/1/2016 by AudioSolutionsManager from Audio-Technica U.S., Inc.
          • Q:

            Can I use it on my pc ?
            or is it just for smartphone ?
            thank you in advance
            Asked on 8/6/2016 by croix007

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              A:

              Thank you for your inquiry. Yes, they should. Please note that you will not be able to control the music, but for listening they are fine.

              Answered on 8/17/2016 by AudioSolutionsManager from Audio-Technica U.S., Inc.
          • Q:

            Why is the ATH-CKS550i (The one that was specially designed for apple devices with inline volume control and siri functionality) not releasing in USA?
            I can only find ATH-CKS550is and not ATH-CKS550i, Can i expect it to be released anytime soon?
            Asked on 4/8/2016 by Jaswanth from San Jose, CA

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            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              Thank you for your inquiry. That would be a marketing decision based on many factors.

              Answered on 4/11/2016 by AudioSolutionsManager from Audio-Technica U.S., Inc.
          • Q:

            Volume Controls such as Volume up and down buttons included?
            Asked on 2/4/2016 by amogh

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              A:

              There is no inline volume control but rather inline control with mic for answering/ending calls and controlling music & video playback on smartphones and other portable devices

              Answered on 2/12/2016 by ATUS_Specialist3
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