::EDIT:: I got the Shure 940's. Scroll through for pictures, impressions, etc.
::EDIT:: I just bought the K701's too. Gah! Will compare both. Sell one!
Update: Full Review Done, See here.
Edit Note: This may or may not get attention, but, I'm willing to lease or borrow an AKG701 from someone who's willing to trust me, a stranger, to have their headphone for a few days. I'll pay for the shipping and insurance and everything both ways. I'd love to do a side by side comparison on my equipment with the AKG701 versus my Shure940. Probably won't get any bites on that. But who knows, can't hurt to throw it out there an ask.
Looking all over google and here, not finding much information. I'd really like to get myself a non-bass-centered headphone. Right now I'm deciding between the AKG 701 (white because I like that color for that style) or the new Shure 940's. Both look nice and look comfortable. Both seem to be good for the same application of sound rendering. But I just haven't seen any reviews or comparisons of how similar or different they are. They're about the same price. One is open. One is closed. I'd love to get an idea of which one might be right for me. Looking for something with clear detail and strong mids that would be good for vocals (female mainly), clasical, jazz, acoustic, etc. I have plenty of amplification, so that's not a limiting factor. Current headphone line up is in my sig, so you'll see this is quite different from my typical selection of headphone (bass colored), other than my HD580's (neutral, veiled, laid back) and the AD500's (bass light, but they were $30 and were an experiment, kept them so far, will likely ditch soon).
So what's Head-Fi's opinion?
AKG 701 or Shure 940 for the clear high/mid flagship of mid-tier headphone?
Edited by MalVeauX - 8/8/11 at 4:23pm