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Expect and receive overpriced bathroom hardware

A Review On: AKG K701 Studio Headphones

AKG K701 Studio Headphones

Rated # 18 in Over-Ear
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Price paid: $289.00
PointyFox
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Pros: Detail, clarity, soundstage width

Cons: Unnatural soundstage, unnatural lack of bass, supremely uncomfortable, looks like bathroom hardware

Audio Quality:

This is a very detailed and fast headphone.  Soundstage is very wide, but unnatural sounding.  Lack of bass makes the overall sound very plasticky and artificial.  My BOSE triports sound better overall.

 

Comfort:

The pads are about as comfortable as the Beyerdynamics', however, the bumps on the underside of the headband dig into your skull.  I couldn't wear them for more than 20 minutes without having to reposition them.

 

Design:

Other than looking like bathroom hardware strapped to your head, there are elastic bands which help adjust the earcups which will inevitably degrade over time.

 

Value:

I've heard better headphones for this price, namely the DT880, D2000, and HD600/650. 

 

Overall:

Largest soundstage I've heard from headphones. Very fast and detailed headphones. However uncomfortable with artificial sound.

1 Comment:

Claiming that Bose Triport sounds better says more about you than about the AKG K701.
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