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AKG K 701
7.1 out of 10

AKG K 701

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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

head-fi.org
31 August 2008
  • 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
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

head-fi.org
31 August 2008
  • 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,
  • Cons: finicky to amp
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Overall 9
8.5

Incredible sound

Good Gear Guide.au
25 September 2008
  • 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.
  • Pros: Great treble notes, incredibly smooth sound, detailed mid-range, tight bass
  • Cons: Bass doesn't extend as deeply as on some competing units, requires an amplifier to get the full sound
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