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AKG K-701

High End Reference Headphones

  • Flat-wire technology: Brilliant highs and rich bass
  • Circumaural
  • Open
  • Dynamic
  • Impedance: 62 Ohm
  • Sound pressure level: 105 dB
  • Frequency range: 10 - 39800 Hz
  • Max. input level: 200 mW
  • Stereo connector 6.3 mm
  • Cable length: 3 m
  • Weight with cable: 371 g
  • Weight without cable: 296 g

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Design / Construction Over Ear
System Open
Impedance 62 Ohms
Frequency range 39800 Hz – 10 Hz
Adapter No
Replacable Cable No

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Wonderful Headphones for the recording studio and home listening.

Polfus, 11.07.2017
Important: these are professional listening headphones, which are not designed for everyday, outdoor use.

Excellent sound quality for professional listening and recording: super comfortable and have a great audio reproduction with bass, mids and treble which are well balanced,
The large and open ear cups give these headphones a spacious and immersive soundstage. In fact, they feature one of the most beautifully detailed sound signatures currently available, so if you work for a recording session you know what I am talking about: you get what you mix, exactly as it is...

They are pretty light, they fit perfectly, they require zero adjustments, and they don't clamp down on your head in any way.

They're a bit pricey given the limited appeal of the open-backed design, but if that's not a problem go for them!
And if Quincy Jones himself made a custom product from this, well we should believe him...
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Uncomfortable for baldies, sound great

Christopher982, 09.05.2013
Hi

These headphones sound excellent when driven by a good amp and look quite stylish in a retro kind of way. They are only 62 ohm impedance but have a low sensitivity of 93dB/mW so whilst not needing a very high voltage they need plenty of current. A decent solid state amp with low output impedance is ideal (I use the open source O2 from Epiphany Acoustics) - a tube amp with high output impedance could interact with the low impedance of these headphones and cause anomalies.

The only criticism I have concerns the headband as many have commented on before. The underside has eight hard bumps which start to dig into my bald head after a while and become uncomfortable. I corrected this by sticking some light foam over the central few bumps which contact the head and they are fine now. Comfort rating is 2 stars vanilla and 5 stars after my low tech mod. Non baldies probably won't notice anyway.

The sound signature is very different from my Sennheiser HD650 - the K701 is much "clearer" to me. They have a reputation for being bass shy but if properly driven (see above) there is plenty of deep bass when needed. Both headphones sound great, just very different. I like the K701 particularly with smooth jazz, acoustic guitars and vocals. They are also good for games as the transients have great "punch" for gunfire and explosions. Sonically the K701 is the same as the K702 and Q701 just different aesthetically and with a fixed cable.

Hope this helps

Christopher
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