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Akg-q701.33315255
9.8 out of 10

AKG Q701

Great Deal: $299.99

Reviews and Problems with AKG Q701

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Overall 8
8.0

Comfort, stereo field, frequency respons

Rob. T, B&H Photo
14 May 2014
  • Excerpt: I use the product for mixing and general listening. The best features of the headphones are the comfort and the stereo field. It is easy to identify instruments and there placement in the stereo field. Although the frequency response is flat. The bass could be a little bit more.
  • Pros: Comfortable, Frequency Response, Good Value, Great Sound, Lightweight, Stylish
  • Cons: Bass
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Overall 8
8.0

Great headphones!

Robert Platinum, B&H Photo
4 May 2014
  • Excerpt: Mixing, Mastering, and enjoying music is what I do with the headphones. I'm a previous owner of the K701's. These headphones seem to be less bright in the high end in my opinion. It is easier to hear the stereo field placement of professional mixes. The headphone design is comfortable and they are non fatiguing. The frequency response is very flat which makes it easier to balance mixes with these phones.
  • Pros: Comfortable, Good Value, Great Sound, Lightweight, Stylish
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Overall 8
8.0

As good as you can get for the price

Wargasm, B&H Photo
5 March 2014
  • Excerpt: Browsing audiophiles and headfi forums these are compared to the likes of $ studio headphones.... if they are properly amped. I got these as PC gaming headphones and the sound quality is there, but turning it up to 100% is still barely at the volume I listen to music at. I'm told you shouldn't have to go above 50-60% to achieve optimal sound quality. I definitely do not have an amp, but I'm planning to get one. My only complaint at this point, I think may be the bass.
  • Pros: Clear Sound, Durable, Easy To Use, Lightweight, Versatile
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

GL1TCH3D, head-fi.org
14 January 2014
  • 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. From reviews, these are really supposed to be the stepping stone to the hd800 since they're meant to be very accurate like the HD800. I can agree with that statement.
  • Pros: Good soundstage, clarity, removable cable
  • Cons: Sterile sound, costly in various countries, bumps on headband
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Brooko, head-fi.org
14 January 2014
  • Summary: From AKG's website - they describe the Q701 as:   Quote: 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. Now, we've engineered it into the most accurate and responsive reference headphones we've ever produced, the Q 701s. Hear music exactly as the artist intended in true surrounding sound.
  • 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)
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Overall 8
8.0

Great pair of cans

Ames the Hooligan, B&H Photo
11 July 2013
  • Excerpt: These headphones aren't for everybody, but if you give them a shot they can probably amaze you. Best for smoky jazz and classical, they feature a wide soundstage, and warm middle tones. Even when I listen to hip-hop, I hear such dynamic and variation in the spoken word- amazing! Not for bass lovers! The build is comfortable, but they feel a bit on the cheap end- I wish there were more metal parts rather than plastic.
  • Pros: Comfortable, Great Sound, Lightweight
  • Cons: Flimsy Construction, Unattractive Design
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Overall 8
8.0

Nice headphone

Jong, B&H Photo
18 April 2013
  • Excerpt: It looks nice, it sounds nice. It is perfect headphone. Unfortunately amateur like me does not know difference between this one and $30 ones. I like the headphone though.
  • Pros: Comfortable, Great Sound
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Overall 8
8.0

Great headphones

The guy from the north, B&H Photo
14 January 2013
  • Excerpt: Sound quality is impeccable, they can be a little too bright with some music styles, but bass is still tight and present, bassheads will find it missing some "woof". I would recommend to anyone who wants a good pair of headphones for late night movies and games, for the music enthusiam there may be better choice at this price range.
  • Pros: Comfortable, Great Sound, Lightweight
  • Cons: Flimsy Construction
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Overall 8
8.0

Sweet phones

Xivix, B&H Photo
5 November 2012
  • Excerpt: Great sound, but power hungry
  • Pros: Comfortable, Good Bass, Good Value, Great Sound, Stylish
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Overall 8
8.0

Sound very good, fantastic value

psar, B&H Photo
5 November 2012
  • Excerpt: The product itself is excellent: comfortable, sounds great (with one proviso--more later) and an incredible value versus their peers in this class. I'd heard complaints about the headband but have no issue myself. I've worn them for a couple hours straight (I've actually fallen asleep with them on) without fatigue.
  • Pros: Comfortable, Good Value, Great Sound, Lightweight, Stylish
  • Cons: Cord too long
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