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: 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: I've owned a lot of headphones in this price range, and the only ones I've ever felt comfortable using in desperate mixing sessions have been the Sennheiser HD600 and, very recently, the AKG K701. The K701 rolls off some of the low bass and has a noticeable peak around 8KHz, but post-EQ it sounds very nice with a crisp, clear sound. It cannot be used as a recording monitor of course, as it's an "open" design.
Excerpt: These things are totally awesome, they look awesome, they feel so awesome when you have them on. Most comfortable headphones out there. Only reason I gave them 4 stars is because they are light on the bass. If you have them loud you can still hear bass editing down low, but if you are producing in them you might miss out on picking the right bass heavy sounds. But for EQ'ing and mixing down they are a freak's dream.
Summary: First thing first, the K701 sounded very cheap new, but improves a lot over time. There was two bumps of noticeable sound difference at sumwhere 150 hours and 400 hours. I'm the first to give a review, will edit after more ppl give more opinion on the K701. I don't think I will be getting any other headphones anymore, except maybe the K1000. Bass Extension Good, extends deep enough, but not deep enough. Almost hit the spot.
Summary: Of all the headphones I've heard over the years, the AKG K701s come the closest to being completely neutral as any. They sound, to my ears, like a good set of planer speakers. No boomy, ill-defined bass, no recessed mids, and especially no piercingly bright highs. Instead, you get a well balanced, (very) slightly treble tilted sonic signature. Bass is deep, tight and defined.
Summary: These popular all-arounders emphasize detail that shows off pop and classical especially well. Jazz is fine, but best served by the sultry sound of something like a Senn HD650. The K701 comes with their own plastic headphone stand. Among the K701's more notable features: - The K701 boast fine sound quality, though especially strong with well-recorded tracks, thanks to its revealing, "speaker-like" sound.
Summary: The 701 is a very nice headphone set. I purchased mine from J&R Electronics online and received them in under one business week. I was using Sennheiser 280s until they failed up to the first of January 2009. The Sennheisers were at the time the best headphones I have listened to. I listen to a lot of rock and heavy metal music and the definition of the sounds is something I covet. The 701s reproduce excellent sound over all ranges.