Summary: If you know headphones, you've no doubt heard of the 701s by AKG. Now that the 712s are out you can get these for a song by a price match. You will need an amp to get the most out of these, something perhaps from Schitt audio. Mid-Fi doesn't get better than these cans with an amp and dac.
Pros: Some of the best value in a headphone out there.
Summary: The leather headband has bumps and will be uncomfortable to wear if you have short hair/shaven head, otherwise it is no problem. They look great and sound is absolutely remarkable, I use it with an ODAC and fiio amp, sparkly highs and bass reproduction that isn't fatiguing. For the sale price you really can't go wrong with these phones, highly recommended, but make sure you have a DAC and AMP to go with, or the sound will not do justice to these phones!
Summary: I don't own these headphones, but have been to a store that has them for demo several times, and have listened to them for quite a few hours total now. Simply the cleanest most beautiful sounding headphones I have ever listened to in this price bracket and the next as well. The only thing I've listened to that I liked better was over $2,000. That's not too bad a company to be in.
Pros: Smooth, clean sound. Balanced highs, mids and lows.
Cons: difficult to drive, will probably need an amplifier.
Summary: I have had these headphones for about 8 month. They replaced some expensive Sennheisers from the 1980's. I really enjoy these headphones. I use flac files with an HRT Musicstreamer II and headphone amp to drive them. I highly recommend these for audiophiles willing to put some good equipment around them.
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. It took me several listens to pinpoint what it was I was really hearing: More high frequency, maybe, but also with (and I don't use the word lightly) a breathtakingly more vivid soundstage -- by which I mean that all the instruments are much more precisely located in space than...
Pros: Comfortable - the only more comfortable cans I've owned were siberias back when icemat was making them (pre steel-series)
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.
Summary: This is one of the best headphones I have ever had.. It needs a good sound equipment to pair with...cannot be used with your pod or iphone because they have not enough power to play these super headphones... I have some Bose, Sony, Sennheiser and, Koss headphones...but this Q701-AKG is astonishing....
Summary: The only other Stereo headphones I have used are the Bob Marley Exodus headphones which I thought where very good with my Samsung Galaxy S3 phone. I have had Various "Gaming Headphones" such as Turtle beaches and Tritons. I bought these AKGs for use with my PC with the sound driven by a Sound Blaster Recond 3d PCIe sound card with a dedicated 600ohms Amp. I am not disappointed in the least with the sound quality.