Summary: overall this is a good headphone, and i love it very much.lucky for me i got the Austria version, as i happen to know they are now manufactured at china
the sound is just what i am looking for in most of the headphones, where i prefer a more emphasized mids and trebles.
Pros: good sounstage, nice clean bass and very engaging mids
Cons: headband bump, sometimes upper mid might be too bright for some songs
I purchased the Q701s in September of 2012 after thoroughly enjoying an audition with a friend of mine's about a year earlier. I had heard a lot about AKGs beforehand: polite, analytical, cold and detailed.
Pros: Very fast, beautifully textured, respond well to a variety of amplification, elegant design, smooth mids, great price:performance ratio
Cons: Weak bass, cold, can be fatiguing very quickly, not very suitable for poor recordings, 'impersonal' sound, comfort
Summary: I bought these headphones as my first step up into the "Audiophile" territory. From the first minute I put these on, my eyes were opened. Sounds I had never heard before in songs just came alive. Clear, crisp sound all throughout these headphones just makes music a joy to listen to.
Pros: Near Perfect Sound, Stylish, Comfortable, Excellent Soundstage, You Can Hear Everything, Tremendous Value For Money.
Cons: Lacks Bass, Not Portable At All, Big Amp is Always Required, Sound Leaks EVERYWHERE.,
Summary: amazing headphones, with amazing sound!
not cheap but this is as good as it gets! can work great on the iphone, AMP tends to make the bass more full and rich, but you can run then unamp (not reaching the full potential)
overall really amazing headphones, makes you cry when you listen to tunes.
Pros: detailed, very musical!, fun, great bass (punchy and accurate) amazing feel and sound signature, very good sound stage
Cons: big, the adjustment tends to "stuck", dust magnet.
Summary: I owned these for a couple months before upgrading to the HD800.
While using them, I used them with the ODAC+O2 combo as well as the Fiio e17.
There's no doubt these are supposed to be headphones for home use. They're very open, leak sound and are just generally very large.
Pros: Good soundstage, clarity, removable cable
Cons: Sterile sound, costly in various countries, bumps on headband
Summary: Mids are nice and full sounding. Not thin or lean at all. If they are it's due to a poor amp match or supposed to be that way in the recording (yeah really). I've even gotten good results with an O2, E9 and Micro Amp. Not much else yet. They sound natural to me.
Pros: Nearly everything, CHEAP!, Build Quality
Cons: Slightly lacking very low bass. Don't really care.
Summary: 200 bucks?!
In short, these are the strongest performers I've heard and they made me sell my HD650 very quickly. I did enjoy the HD650s with some recordings, mainly vocal music, but they were lacking some breath, air and energy to me, while Q701 delivers all that and more.
Pros: Sound, comfort and price(!)
Cons: Some headband parts are fragile, upper mids are sometimes too loud and takes a while to adjust for the best sound.
Summary: 20. October 2010
I can not wait and all notes and "warnings" to spite, I made a sound check with no burning-in.
After about 1 hour a very detailed sound, more detail than the K701 - but I've known from the test of the K702 and has no significance - it will show whether the stops.