The biggest myth is that the K-701/2 is a good headphone.
Any devotee of the older AKG models (e.g. K-501, K-1000) usually puts it far below those models.
The only reason the K-701/2 enjoys any popularity is because it costs less than a HD-600 or DT880. If the prices were equal, it wouldn't get half the praise it does.
The K-701/2 mangles the vocal range. Unfortunately, that doesn't jump out until you've heard better headphones or are acquainted well with live performances.
Very, very true, but this is essentially the only thing wrong with it. It has pretty glorious bass reproduction if the drivers aren't distracted by reproducing the 10-or-so-dB peak at 2khz :p
If you have a k702 and find it has a massive and intolerable bump at 2khz and no low end, please listen to the following. It's something I've been working on. It's a corrective model for the k702.
I need more opinions on this, please. I can't continue without a few more sets of ears!
Edited by PelPix - 9/11/11 at 5:40pm