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  1. StephenPM
    The K501s are a sadly under-rated headphone. While lean in the lower registers by today's standards, they are stunning in the middle and soundstage. Replacing the stock pads with those from the K701 gives the K501s a very nice low end boost without causing them to become boomy. A "must have" for acoustic music.
    StephenPM, Feb 26, 2011
  2. FritzS
    Thank you for this hint, I will test this
    FritzS, Feb 26, 2011
  3. pietcux
    Hi Fritz, could you already test it? I am asking because I own a pair of nearly identical AKG K401. As far as I remember the only difference is that the 501 has even better selected drivers of the same kind.
    pietcux, May 31, 2011
  4. bracko
    For $60 paid it has to be a higher value rating! 5 stars at least. This headphone is great value at $200.
    bracko, Jan 13, 2013
  5. Quinto
    Still love my K501's with K601 pads...Perfect for chamber music. I'm thinking of buying a K712 pro or Annies for orchestral music, since the K501 is a bit bass light with Mahler & Shostakovich..
    Quinto, Sep 19, 2013
  6. jdpark
    $60 Man! There's one available on Amazon now for $1000 including shipping in the US. [url=http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325&tag=headfiorg-20&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2Fgp%2Fredirect.html%3Fie%3DUTF8%26linkCode%3Dur2%26camp%3D1789%26creative%3D9325%26tag%3Dheadfiorg-20%26location%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.amazon.com%252Fgp%252Foffer-listing%252FB0000D8BM7%252Fref%253Ddp_olp_used%253Fie%253DUTF8%2526condition%253Dused]http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B0000D8BM7/ref=dp_olp_used?ie=UTF8&condition=used[/url] 
    jdpark, Jul 27, 2015