Conclusion: One of the top 3 headphones currently available at a price that is affordable. Music flows out of these and is incredibly transparent sounding. Paired with the right amplifier, it is as good as audio reproduction gets using headphones.
Pros: Magnificent tonal balance that rivals some very high-end loudspeakers. Let's you hear every last little thing on the recording. Powerful bass that is very well controlled. Sit perfectly on your head and just vanish.
Cons: Magnificent tonal balance that rivals some very high-end loudspeakers. Let's you hear every last little thing on the recording. Powerful bass that is very well controlled. Sit perfectly on your head and just vanish.
Conclusion: The cable from the left earcup terminates in a gold-plated quater inch jack. If you want to use the earphones on an iPod or portable system you have to use the accompanying adapter but if you’re happy to add another component to the analogue signal chain why would you use $450 headphones in the...
Conclusion: Throughout the High End, the level of the good has gotten so darn good that honesty usually compels me to waffle a bit in the conclusion of a review. You pay a hefty price to go from pretty good to a wop bop a loobop a lop bam boom! As a result, we reviewers have to qualify everything.
Excerpt: But hold on there, Skippy—some of us use those cans in our prosumer studios, in recording sessions, and even in barn-burning late-night critical listening sessions where we employ ancillary equipment that would beggar your jaded high-end sensibilities.
"The AKG K701s
had a smooth, even response and lots of inner detail, yet they weren’t at all
analytical or peaky." They had "low, powerful bass with good detail," an
"exquisite" midrange, and highs "befitting other AKG headphones.
Summary: AKG's K701 headphones are some of the best on the market. They aren't as bass-heavy as some of their competition but the low-range notes are still impressive and when combined with the detailed mid-range and sweet highs, you get a fantastic, smooth audio experience.
Excerpt: Immer auf der Suche nach dem perfekten Klang, war für mich der Auslöser für diesen Testbericht. Bereits positive Berichte über den Referenzkopfhörer von AKG den K701 hat unsere Neugierde geweckt. Auch im Studio ist es wichtig, dass man zum Abmischen einen Kopfhörer, bzw.
Excerpt: Grundsätzlich hat uns bei diesem Modell die klare und harmonische Hochtonwiedergabe gefallen. Auch die nachdrückliche und präzise Bassdarstellung passte dazu. Der Mittenbereich war sauber aufgebaut und gut akzentuiert.