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AKG K 501

alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the comfort and build quality are overall positive. The design and sound also get good feedback, but comments are divided on the usability. Some have doubts about the value for money.

bass quality, sound, design, build quality, comfort

value for money

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 69/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 34 reviews)

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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...

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AKG K501 Headphone Reviews

 

Edited to include new amps in **]

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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AKG K501 Headphone

 

Wanted to add something about these wonderful heapdhones . I use them paired also from the Karma hp out and line out Rio Karma --> ppa bass boost --> akg k501 This combination -being the Karma bassy and having the Karma a good EQ inside- can take...

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AKG K501 Headphone Reviews

 

Wanted to add something about these wonderful heapdhones .

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