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AKG K 701
6.9 out of 10

AKG K 701

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Overall 9
8.7

Expert Review

reviewed
13 October 2011
  • Summary: Great for the audiophile who prizes the analytical sound, and has a powerful amp.
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Overall 10
10

AKG K701 Headphones

onheadphones.com
5 March 2011
  • 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. Check out the Current Price of the AKG K701 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.
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Overall 10
10

Expert Review

head-fi.org
1 December 2008
  • Summary: AKG k701 Headphones A Ten Year Review RetrospectiveReview by Redcarmoose 01-14-16A revolutionary flat wire voice coil optimizes the "coil fill factor," improving efficiency and enhancing HF accuracyA two-layer diaphragm with AKG's patented Varimotion design virtually eliminates distortion and...
  • Pros: They are great for some genres of music
  • Cons: They are not great for some genres of music
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Overall 10
10

Expert Review

head-fi.org
29 November 2008
  • Summary: Lets start with: Design, build quality & comfort: They are white - thats what people notice on the first look. I must say I really like the design and the "feel" - The leather headband is a nice addition to the white and gray colors.
  • Pros: SQ!, build quality, design, comfort*
  • Cons: comfort* and sometimes bass
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Overall 9
9.0

Expert Review

head-fi.org
31 August 2008
  • Summary: Although I also own a HD800, I'm keeping my AKG K701 for its combination of comfort and performance with classical music - in which it excels. Aside from the Beyer DT-880, the most comfortable headphone currently made, the K701 has plush velour pads (though users with bigger heads may prefer a...
  • Pros: Maybe the best phone for classical, lean, clear sound
  • Cons: Not ideal for rock
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Overall 9
9.0

Expert Review

head-fi.org
31 August 2008
  • Summary: I'll first say that when I initially got these headphones and plugged them in, I was pretty disappointed. The sound was thin, plasticy and terribly rough on my ears. BUT I had read enough about the K701's to know that people recommend an extended break-in period of at least 100-200 hours.
  • Pros: Detail, soundstage, looks
  • Cons: Comfort, extended break-in needed
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Overall 9
9.0

Expert Review

head-fi.org
31 August 2008
  • Summary: Greetings well... how to describe this headphones?... VERY NICE pair of headphones, very detailed, analitical, good response and bass enough. Very nice on classical and jazz music. Ideal for CDs or Vinyls of symphonic music.
  • Pros: very detailed, good bass (not bassy ) very nice sound
  • Cons: a bit unconfortable the headband, problem with bigheads, need a Home/desktop amp not the best choice for portables amps
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Overall 10
10

Expert Review

head-fi.org
31 August 2008
  • Summary: Some have said that these are more suited to classical. I understand why. Personally, I knew I had a keeper after my first session with my Lo Fi blues collection. Hard to admit, but better than my cherished k280.
  • Pros: True flat response.
  • Cons: I don't have a mellon head.
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Overall 9
9.0

Expert Review

head-fi.org
31 August 2008
  • Summary: I bought these headphones love / hate with the taste of the challenge. I learned that in Germany have discovered a reversible change to free the low and I started the monkey. I got them used to not having to worry about the warranty and I removed the lock reflex back and added the balanced...
  • Pros: Akg k701 mod bass - definition, dynamics, timbre, bass, soundstage
  • Cons: Akg k 701 mod bass - still does not forgive the bad recordings
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Overall 10
10

Expert Review

head-fi.org
31 August 2008
  • Summary: The best phones I've tried so far. I tried some well-burnt-in beyerdynamic and others in similar price range in a store, and I have owned the 601 before. I also own closed cans, e.g. the K271, and before that, several others further down the price range.
  • Pros: clear, flat, nice stereo imaging, sits well on the head
  • Cons: not sure
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