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AKG K 601

alaTest has collected and analyzed 177 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the usability and comfort are on the whole positive. The price and design are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the durability and size. Reviews are divided on the portability.

sound, design, price, comfort, usability

reliability, bass quality, size, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the AKG K 601 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

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Amazon.com review summary for AKG K 601

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 30 user reviews of AKG K 601 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.com.

sound, price, usability, durability

portability, reliability, bass quality, size

87% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: AKG K 172 HD High-Definition HeadphonesAKG Open-Back Studio Headphones - K601AKG K 172 HD High-Definition Headphones

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AKG K 601

 

These comfortable, over-the-ear headphones feature form-fitting ear cushions and remarkable stereo imaging.

They're pricey, very large, and not intended to work with portable players such as the iPod.

The AKG K 601 is fast becoming an audiophile favorite--maybe because its sound is more speakerlike than any headphones that we've tested.

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AKG K 601 review

 

AKG's K 601s are fast becoming an audiophile favourite -- maybe because the sound quality is more speakerlike than that of any other headphones we've tested

Comfortable grey velour cushions ; Impressive sound quality

Pricey ; Very large ; Not intended to work with portable players such as the iPod

Performance The Beyerdynamic DT 880 (£162) headphones were tonally on a par with the K 601s, just not as open sounding. With style and comfort being equal, the AKG K 601s' spacious sound is great for a lot of sources, but the DT 880s may be a better...

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"A solid pair in its category"

 

Auditioned AKG's K601 together with beyerdynamic's DT880 in an audio shop, searching for a replacement to my old, disintegrating Koss phones. Played 3 CDs of mine: Tom Waits' Blood Money, Einstuerzende Neubauten's Strategies Against Architecture II,...

Meticulously built, light, excellent midrange

Seem a little fragile, lack of sound liveliness with some material

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AKG K 601

 

Auditioned AKG's K601 together with beyerdynamic's DT880 in an audio shop, searching for a replacement to my old, disintegrating Koss phones. Played 3 CDs of mine: Tom Waits' Blood Money, Einstuerzende Neubauten's Strategies Against Architecture II,...

Meticulously built, light, excellent midrange

Seem a little fragile, lack of sound liveliness with some material

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"Decent buy"

 

Argh... I'm horrible at giving impressions. I'm better at listening only though. Pardon me for my limited headphone-description vocabulary.

Decent across the board

Not many, unless you intend to nitpick

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AKG K 601

 

Argh... I'm horrible at giving impressions. I'm better at listening only though. Pardon me for my limited headphone-description vocabulary.

Decent across the board

Not many, unless you intend to nitpick

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AKG K601 Headphone

 

There's been a lot of debate on the internet forums as to the quality of the AKG K601s, espeically against the K701s given the rather small price differnece. Well, having lived with the K601s for over a year I feel I can comfortably comment on the...

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AKG K601 Headphone Reviews

 

There's been a lot of debate on the internet forums as to the quality of the AKG K601s, espeically against the K701s given the rather small price differnece. Well, having lived with the K601s for over a year I feel I can comfortably comment on the...

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AKG Acoustics K 601 - (Headphones)

 

Product Specifications

Precisely tailored response and cutting-edge design: a must for all audiophiles. These future-oriented, open-back dynamic headphones do not only offer good wearing comfort but also deliver an incredibly detailed, full, yet crisp sound. This is the result of a new AKG Varimotion two-layer diaphragm that ensures optimum diaphragm motion for extremely accurate high frequency response and a powerful low end. The overall sound is uncommonly natural and open. In short, the K 601 are premium reference headphones for anyone who appreciates true high-end equipment.

Audio Output

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Headphones Form Factor:Ear-cup
Headphones Type:Binaural
Product Type:Headphones
Response Bandwidth:12 - 39500Hz
Sound Output Mode:Stereo

Audio System

Recommended Use:Home audio system / Professional audio system
Type:Headphones

Dimensions & Weight

Weight:8.3oz

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Manufacturer:Harman International Industries
Model:K 601
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:AKG

Remote Control

Type: None
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