Pros: excellent value; wide soundstage; great rendering of acoustic instruments
Cons: lacks bass impact; shouty upper midrange; headband bumps are uncomfortable for some
Just trying to pull the average up.
can't believe someone would give reference headphones of this quality a 1.5 star rating overall.
but, that, i suppose is the love/hate nature of the k701/k702.
personally, i feel they are wonderful headphones. and, at $260 street price at time of this posting, you'd be hard pressed to find a better sounding pair for the money.
they are a little light in bass impact, and a little strong in the upper mid (female vocal range). harmony vocals can get a little shouty sometimes.
but, what they do well is render acoustic instruments with startling realism, and produce a spacious sound that is perfect for listening to concert hall recordings.
ideal headphones for unplugged recordings, or live jazz, or classical, etc.
not ideal for hard rock, electronica, etc.