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AKG Q701
9.1 out of 10

AKG Q701

Great Deal: $229.99

Reviews and Problems with AKG Q701

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Overall 9
9.0

User Review

FritzS, head-fi.org
14 January 2014
  • 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.
  • Pros: other colors, detachable cable
  • Cons: connector only 3 pins
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Overall 10
10

User Review

tdockweiler, head-fi.org
14 January 2014
  • 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.
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Overall 10
10

User Review

demontux, head-fi.org
14 January 2014
  • 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.
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Overall 10
10

User Review

biggbenn74, head-fi.org
14 January 2014
  • 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.,
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Overall 10
10

User Review

psjdy88, head-fi.org
14 January 2014
  • Summary: `I really love this headphone. both design and sound are so great!!!!!!  q701 is best sound that i have been heard but you will need a good amp and dac I used md11 dac + Grahamslee solo amp and i satisfied with my system
  • Pros: Comfortable , Crisp Trebble ,Outstanding Female Vocal , Stylish
  • Cons: lacked bass impact
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Overall 9
9.0

User Review

Quadpatch, head-fi.org
14 January 2014
  • Summary: Just wrote a review for these here: http://noblehifi.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/akg-q701-review.html      PRESENTATION The Q701 is AKGs top circumaural headphone model - an open back, reference headphone endorsed by Quincy Jones.
  • Pros: Great Detail & Clarity, Expansive Sound Stage, Neutral, Light but Strong build, Generally Comfortable (with lots of hair or a hat)
  • Cons: Uncomfortable headband, Poor Without High Quality Equipment, Annoying Creaking Noises, Lack of Bass, Treble not well controlled
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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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