Summary: Out of contrarian rage, I ended up getting another pair of 701s just to see why everyone is so intent on bashing these cans. All my silver-haired classical mastering guys love these cans and go on about their ability to open the soundstage and layer it with subtle and rich detail .
Pros: Noticeable detail and placement definition
Cons: Midrange shy and bass shy when driving rock & metal
Summary: When I first got the K701, I had been using the Ety 4s so the bass was actually better on the 701s. They did sound tinny and shallow. I read that they needed about 400 hours of play to settle into the final character they will provide so I left them on along with a new tube amp for three weeks non...
Pros: Wide but balanced presentation, details without loudness,
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.