Summary: TL;DR Review of the AKG Q701’sAccentuated Mids: Enhances most female vocals, also forwards vocals, “livens” synthesizers in electronic music. Can cause vocals to sound uneven due to the 2khz bump.Grainy/Textured Treble: Gives texture and dynamics to ride cymbals and high hats, may force treble into...
Summary: From AKG's website - they describe the Q701 as:
Sparkling harmonics, incredibly low distortion and unequalled realism in the lower frequencies – it’s the huge, airy, three-dimensional sound available only in the finest high-end speaker systems and microphones.
Pros: Well balanced, open, clear, expansive sounding, stylish and well built. Fast and reasonably well detailed. Great value for money (street value)
Cons: Headband comfort (bumps), lacks some bass impact (slight), imaging can be a little too left/right (lacks some center image clarity)
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: Okay, lets be honest here, these do look a bit 'Early Learning Center,' and I would have preferred a more restrained look. However, these were knocked down in price (probably because of the colour) and as it's about sound not looks I can live with the visuals.
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 !
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...