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AKG K 501

alaTest has collected and analyzed 35 reviews of AKG K 501. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. People really like the mids quality and comfort. The design and bass quality are also appreciated, whereas many are less positive about the price. There are some mixed views about the durability and usability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the AKG K 501 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 73/100 = Good quality.

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(Based on 35 reviews)

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Consumer review by: Hunki Chunki (head-fi.org)

Best headphones I ever owned.....in the last 15 years ++

 

Had this for more than 15 years, got a pair of 702s but the 501s were still my preferred. Just an awesome headphone

Great sound, easy to listen to for long periods, super confortable

bass could use a tiny little more kick

Jan, 2016

Consumer review by: szoze (head-fi.org)

Classical music master

 

This headphone is one of the best headphones for classical music. Others in the same price range would be Audio Technica ATH-AD900, Beyer DT880, AKG k701. I think that k501 can even challenge some other dynamic headphones in higher price ranges. It is...

Beautiful midrange, well balanced "old-time" sound, price

price, not sturdy enough

Jan, 2013

Consumer review by: hYdrociTy (headphonereviews.org)

AKG K501 Headphone

 

[Edited to include new amps in **] First of all the Value for money I rated as 9 ONLY because they are discontinued and I am judging the price at the very affordable average used market value of 100~130USD. Amplification is required based on common...

Aug, 2007

Consumer review by: hYdrociTy (headphonereviews.org)

AKG K501 Headphone Reviews

 

Edited to include new amps in **]

Aug, 2007

Consumer review by: spike33 (headphonereviews.org)

AKG K501 Headphone

 

Whoa, this thing sounds way better than the modest $150 price tag. It has a large airy soundstage and a sweet midrange with gobs of detail. The bass quality is some of the best I've heard, it is very tight and detailed, well dampened. The only problem...

Apr, 2007

Consumer review by: spike33 (headphonereviews.org)

AKG K501 Headphone Reviews

 

Whoa, this thing sounds way better than the modest $150 price tag. It has a large airy soundstage and a sweet midrange with gobs of detail. The bass quality is some of the best I've heard, it is very tight and detailed, well dampened. The only problem...

Apr, 2007

Consumer review by: gunnar (headphonereviews.org)

AKG K501 Headphone

 

A good headphone for the classical listener with a warm source and headphone amp but the tonal balance is so far off from neutral (especially in the bass) makes these headphones ultimately boring for any kind of rhythm oriented music. While they are...

Dec, 2006

Consumer review by: gunnar (headphonereviews.org)

AKG K501 Headphone Reviews

 

A good headphone for the classical listener with a warm source and headphone amp but the tonal balance is so far off from neutral (especially in the bass) makes these headphones ultimately boring for any kind of rhythm oriented music. While they are...

Dec, 2006

Consumer review by: fewtch (headphonereviews.org)

AKG K501 Headphone

 

The AKG K501 is an unusual and interesting headphone that has received a lot of lively discussion on the Head-Fi forums. The midrange receives rave reviews, but some say that they have "no bass" -- after reading the mixed impressions, I was dying to...

Dec, 2005

Consumer review by: fewtch (headphonereviews.org)

AKG K501 Headphone Reviews

 

The AKG K501 is an unusual and interesting headphone that has received a lot of lively discussion on the Head-Fi forums. The midrange receives rave reviews, but some say that they have "no bass" -- after reading the mixed impressions, I was dying to...

Dec, 2005
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