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.
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.
Excerpt: I use this headphones on a daily basis and they are plug into McCormack micro headphones drive (basically, a 5-Watt per channel amplifier with a IC gain stage and discrete bipolar output stage)The good thing is that there is a lot of details, which are presented very natural without being thrust at...
Summary: The K701 causes mental conflict. On one hand, I want to rate it one-star for disappointing me so much. I've had two pairs of 701s for some time, and in the process they have survived many other headphones that I grew bored of—notably, a few Sennheiser and Grado models.
Pros: Comfortable, detailed, cool-looking, superb imaging and sense of openess
Cons: Big bulky cord that does not detach. Limited bass response, oddly boring despite some good qualities.
Summary: Audio Quality:
This is a very detailed and fast headphone. Soundstage is very wide, but unnatural sounding. Lack of bass makes the overall sound very plasticky and artificial. My BOSE triports sound better overall.
Pros: Detail, clarity, soundstage width
Cons: Unnatural soundstage, unnatural lack of bass, supremely uncomfortable, looks like bathroom hardware
Summary: I wanted to try these out for a long time. Since I started thinking about upgrading my headphone system the idea of buying K701 was always in my mind. After 3 years of testing different gear and purchasing other headphones I have decided to purchase them.
Summary: Gegenwärtig habe ich sowohl den AKG K 701 als auch den Beyerdynamics DT 990 Pro zuhause. Die AKG etwas über 2 Jahre, die Beyerdynamics bald 1 Jahr. Also wohl lange genug um mit dem Klangbild beider vertraut zu sein. Wo der K 701 wirklich punktet ist die Auflösung im Mittel- und Hochtonbereich.