The verdict is pendingI recently purchased a pair of 701's. They are still breaking in. I notice much detail (they are very analytic) and a wide soundstage. The cans sound rather neutral (and clean) and perhaps a bit sterile. Hmmm....the verdict is still out. I want to like them and find many admirable qualities. It will be a few months before I come to a conclusion. Until then, I will listen to them and try to figure out just what they mean to me.
So far my favourite can is the Grado 325i. My second favourite is the AKG 271s. Musical tastes are eclectic. I do gravitate to world music, but am also an opera buff and a serious jazz head. Oh...and I recently discovered pirate metal.