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Expect and receive overpriced bathroom hardware

A Review On: AKG K701 Studio Headphones

AKG K701 Studio Headphones

Rated # 20 in Over-Ear
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Review Details:
Audio Quality
Comfort
Design
Value
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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.

2 Comments:

Claiming that Bose Triport sounds better says more about you than about the AKG K701.
Agreed "szoze". Seriously "PointyFox" Bose? You do know that it's an acronym for Buy Other Sound Equipment.
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