Originally Posted by vid
It's curious you should mention Golden Ears, since their measurements of the K 701 embody what I though sounded wrong about those phones. In other news, Golden Ears subjectively rate the vintage HD 540 above the K 701 in resolution and transparency, and I find it no wonder having heard the very similar HD 530.
I have owned the HD540 for many years and I can emphatically state that it is clearly superior to the K701 in every respect. I too consider the K701 a flawed design, with a grainy and rather unpleasant treble and no Bass body to speak of.
It's the stuff of which Myths are made...
Edited by rocksteady65 - 3/3/14 at 4:14pm