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. The problem is that as of 2013, the competition is just too stiff.
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.
The pads are about as comfortable as the Beyerdynamics', however, the bumps on the underside of the headband dig into your skull. I couldn't wear them for more than 20 minutes without having to reposition them.
Pros: Detail, clarity, soundstage width
Cons: Unnatural soundstage, unnatural lack of bass, supremely uncomfortable, looks like bathroom hardware
Summary: Der Kopfhörer hat einen analytischen Klang mit sehr gut definiertem Bass und ausgewogenem Frequenzgang- vom Sound her ist er also prima. Nicht so gut fand ich die Ergonomie, das lederne Kopfband ist zwar sehr schick, leider aber wenig flexibel und ich konnte den Kopfhörer nicht so einstellen, dass er bequem gewesen wäre, daher zurückgegeben.