Excerpt: I use these at length of sound editing for video so they should be comfortable to wear at length. The sound quality is excellent for the price. The thoughtless and sadistic design for the headband across the top of the head leaves virtual divots imprinted into your head that last for hours. The engineers obviously never tried actually wearing these beyond trial basis. And AKG offers no solution for this dilemma.
Excerpt: They are great for working with audio, for listening, not so good, but...Good: They are really awesome to do your job (i do some video work, and audio optimization). They are producing very natural sound, very accurate and clean midrange, pretty good are hight frequencies too, but for me they can be annoying (it's my problem, i just don't like too much details and transparency in upper range, but it's my taste). Bad: They demand best recordings,just forget mp3.
Excerpt: I've been using the K701's for a few weeks now and the sound is really impressive. Unfortunately, after less than an hour of wear I've found the headband digs into your scalp causing an irritating and even mildly painful spot on my head. I had the K240's for over a decade and not once did those headphones cause any wear issues. I loaned the K701's to a sound designer buddy to see what he thought and his comments were the same: The headband is terribly uncomfortable.
Excerpt: The sound on these headphone is very clean and neutral. (Hese are going to reveal the limits of your setup, and will make you want to improve your system. Like others mentioned, the headband is a little unconfortable....the cable is 10 feet, so a good lenght...i like them and they make ne rediscover my music collection. Recommanded!
Excerpt: They get a four only because of the headband. The "pads" (i.e. bumps) on the under side of the K7xx series is, in a word, awful. They phones are comfortable up to a point at which you realize the thing digging into the top of your head is the pad! AKG really needs to drop the image/look and go with what works–the K6xx series was flat underneath. I just makes sense–and comfort! I A/B/C/D'd these with the AKG 240s and the Grado 225is and 325is.
Excerpt: Absolutely flat response at low and medium volume levels. Great for composing and mixing. What you hear in the headphones is what you hear in the studio monitors (assuming the monitors are calibrated correctly). Very comfortable to wear for extended periods of time. If you need to work and not disturb others, these are a great choice.
Pros: Clear Sound, Easy To Use, Excellent value, Lightweight
Excerpt: My name is Brendan Evjen. I actually mix through these headphones, despite industry wisdom to mix through traditional monitors. I achieve amazing results! I've worked with Chris Vrenna (NIN, Marilyn Manson, Gnarls Barkley, etc.) Ken Andrews (Failure, Chris Cornell, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club), David Reilly (God Lives Underwater, Rob Zombie, etc.) and many others... the results have been stunning. These cans do the job. Nuff said!
Pros: Clear Sound, Durable, Easy To Use, Even and uncolored sound, Lightweight, Plug em in easy enough, They don't weigh you down, Totally durable, Versatile
Excerpt: I use this product as a reference check while mixing. These headphones are especially good for hearing midrange and high frequency issues in the mix. Any sibilance problems will stand out clearly with these headphones. A very useful tool for hearing unwanted artifacts that result from compression, EQ, vocal tuning, reverb, etc.
Summary: The AKG K701s are very good headphones. The information retrieval these headphones show up is very, very good! Vocals are also very good with the K701s in my opinion, and you can hear how good and badly recorded the songs are with the K701s. These AKGs really show do up on things in the music and your set up. In my opinion, these headphones don't do euphony. They are neutral and revealing!!