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AKG Q701
8.5 out of 10

AKG Q701

Great Deal: $399.00

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Overall 10
10

Great sound, can be uncomfortable

GM P., Newegg
22 April 2015
  • Summary: If you research these, they are basically the same as the K701 and K702 (one reviewer performs tests showing nearly identical response curves). I liked the option of having the detachable cables in two different lengths.
  • Pros: These sound great and compare favorably with my Sennheiser HD650s. They have a little more "sparkle" than the Sennheisers and are very clean and detailed. I'm using them with a Matrix M-State headphone amp which will drive them to ear damaging levels with no distortion. Thankfully, they sound ama...
  • Cons: The earpads are quite comfortable, and the overall fit is good, but the headband is pretty stiff and has bumps on it that dig into my head. I can actually feel corresponding bumps in my skin after a listening session. It's not painful and not very noticeable while listening, but when you take the...
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Overall 10
10
Value for money 10
10

User Review

yodmed a Audio Enthusiast, Audio Review
6 September 2013
  • Summary: It's a 2013 model, actually. First impressions, on comparing this to the Grado SR-125 the AKG's are replacing: It was readily apparent that the AKG's had an airier, sort of more crystalline sound.
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Overall 10
10

Good if you have a powerful headphone amp

Enrico C., Newegg
26 June 2012
  • Pros: Comfortable and sounds really good after burn in (200 hours or more)
  • Cons: Needs a lot of power to get decent bass.
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Overall 10
10

Gamer turned Audiophile

Barry F., Newegg
19 June 2012
  • Summary: I mostly listen to melodeath (in flames-style stuff) but dabble in everything (hence audiophile). These do everything well except maybe dubstep/rap. Some people like punchy bass in rock/metal.. not me. I got these from headroom, but they didn't have a review on the 'egg and they deserve one.
  • Pros: Comfortable - the only more comfortable cans I've owned were siberias back when icemat was making them (pre steel-series) Bright - Not for everyone, but these really shine in mid to high ranges. The bass is there; its rich and clean, doesn't mud the rest of the ranges.. but it doesn't have the pu...
  • Cons: Price. While these are awesome, there are cans out there far cheaper that are ALMOST as good. I'm looking at you, grado. These have a similar sound, a bit more balanced. If you like the SR60i/80i/120is you won't be disappointed until you compare the prices.
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Overall 10
10

AKG Q 701

Ryan M. White, CNET
12 January 2012
  • Summary: honestly some of the best pro quality headphones on the market, straight out of the package the bass does suffer a bit, but after listening to the Beatles "Revolver" a couple hundred times the bass cleans up. honestly better than the Sennheiser's just require some time to fill out
  • Pros: Superb sound quality
  • Cons: at least 100 hrs. required break in time
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Overall 6
6.0

Be very cautious if you are going to buy a ...

W. Nemer, Amazon
19 June 2015
  • Summary: Be very cautious if you are going to buy a used Q701. Its not even been a year with my Q701's and the right side stopped working just a few days ago, this is because of the red wire somehow comes lose inside the earpad..Because I purchased it used, I have no way of returning it.
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Overall 10
10

all good.

M. Toerien, Amazon
7 April 2015
Overall 4
4.0

Badly Designed Headband

Spacekid, Amazon
15 March 2015
  • Summary: Great spacious sounding phone. Well built. However the lumps on the inside of the thick leather headband, badly bruised my bald head. I had to sell them. I don't understand what purpose they serve !
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Overall 6
6.0

AKG Q701

Dom "Domx", Amazon
23 January 2015
  • Summary: These sound OK but the sound leaks so much that they seem pretty pointless if people are in the same room. They're OK to stop the neighbours hearing any noise but people will not be able to watch TV or listen to something else if you are listening through these in the same room, whether listening to...
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Overall 10
10

AKG Q701 Headphones

Mr. M. D. Brocket, Amazon
2 January 2015
  • Summary: Really rate these headphones. They were bought as a replacement for my aging Grado SR225's. They worked straight of the box and the sound detail and comfort levels are simply fantastic. The Grado's are very good headphones but they've never been comfortable to wear for long unlike these from AKG.
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