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AKG K 701

AKG K 701
alaScore 85

731 reviews

Sep, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 731 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the comfort and design. The bass quality and value for money are also appreciated. There are some negative opinions about the reliability.

sound, value for money, bass quality, design, comfort


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the AKG K 701 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 731 reviews)

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Consumer review by: review summary for AKG K 701


alaTest has collected and analysed 47 user reviews of AKG K 701 from The average user rating for this product is 4.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on

sound, bass quality, portability, soundstage, usability

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: AKG K 701 Headphones with Ear Hook

Consumer review by: review summary for AKG K 701


alaTest has collected and analyzed 215 user reviews of AKG K 701 from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on

sound, value for money, bass quality, comfort, usability


95% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: AKG K 701 Headphones (White)AKG K 701 WHITE HEADPHONESAKG K701 Studio Headphones

Expert review by:

AKG K701


The AKG K701s are a mid-range set of cans that see wide use in the DJ and mixer community. With a flat frequency response and wide open soundstage, it's not hard to see why. Though these cans aren't as good as studio monitor speakers, they will work in...

Solid frequency response ; Comfortable to wear

Lack of isolation ; Not portable whatsoever

Great for the audiophile who prizes the analytical sound, and has a powerful amp.


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AKG K701


Despite being a few years old, they still hold up against newer, more modern headphones

Solid frequency response; Comfortable to wear

Lack of isolation; Not portable whatsoever

Though the purpose of this review was more to build a bank of headphones to compare open-backed cans to compare to in the future, the AKG K701 introduced in 2007 are still impressive to this day. With a great frequency response, extremely comfortable...

Editor Choice

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AKG K701 Headphones


Magnificent tonal balance that rivals some very high-end loudspeakers. Let's you hear every last little thing on the recording. Powerful bass that is very well controlled. Sit perfectly on your head and just vanish

Lacks a deep bottom end. Needs a high quality headphone amplifier and source to really strut its stuff. Takes weeks of constant use before it is broken-in. Might not be the ideal headphone for rock music

One of the top 3 headphones currently available at a price that is affordable. Music flows out of these and is incredibly transparent sounding. Paired with the right amplifier, it is as good as audio reproduction gets using headphones.

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Old School Trio: AKG K701, Beyerdynamics DT880, Sennheiser HD650


p their lordships. These headphones may not command the same bragging rights they once had, and like everybody else, I too have moved to $1,000 headphones and $1,000 custom IEMs. And yet, I feel that I owe these guys a proper review, perhaps for...

Today, most people who’s spend enough time with the trio either moved on to other headphones, custom IEMs, or build up a solid desktop system with the HD650. For sure, if your budget is $300, it may be best to get one of the closed headphones I...

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AKG Acoustics K701 Premium Class Reference Earphones


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Did you find that they performed well without an amplifier? The impedance seems significantly higher than most headphones designed for portables

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AKG Acoustics K701


It's been a while since we had a truly high-end pair of headphones through the office. Many might consider spending more than $100 on headphones to be...

Great treble notes, incredibly smooth sound, detailed mid-range, tight bass

Bass doesn't extend as deeply as on some competing units, requires an amplifier to get the full sound

AKG's K701 headphones are some of the best on the market. They aren't as bass-heavy as some of their competition but the low-range notes are still impressive and when combined with the detailed mid-range and sweet highs, you get a fantastic, smooth...

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AKG K701


These AKGs are for detail fanatics: they offer staggeringly good insight for the money

Impressively analytical sound; build and comfort are both top class

Some offer a little more outright excitement

Consumer review by:

Great Headphones, but it needs time


Just got these headphones for Christmas. I've heard it many times before but when I first plugged my brand new K701 in to my WooAudio tube headphone amp, I liked what I heard, but it wasn't amazing. After looking through a few forums, almost everyone...

Comfortable","Durable","Good Bass","Great Sound","Stylish

Poor Resolution

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Great pair of headphones ”


I have owned a pair of AKG K701's for a few months now and I have to say that I am impressed. I was worried about spending a decent amount of money on a pair of headphones I never tried on when I purchased them online, but I have to say that I was just...

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AKG K701 is crystal clear ”


I have owned my set of AKG K 701s for around 4 years now without a hitch. That's saying something for a pair of plastic headphones which have been abused in every sense of the word. Plugged directly into a mp3 or soundcard, you will hear details you...

Product Specifications

Whether you prefer the holistic approach or like to listen analytically, the K 701 will turn perception into pure enjoyment. AKG is the first manufacturer in the world to use revolutionary flat-wire technology in headphones, namely, the K 701. The result is a truly dramatic sound that places every musician at their correct location with pinpoint accuracy. This kind of agility, spaciousness, brilliant highs, and velvety, punchy bass is simply miraculous. These superlative open-back dynamic headphones provide an outstandingly accurate sound and excellent imaging. Try the K 701 and find out what ingenious headphone engineering can do for you.

Audio Output

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Headphones Form Factor:Ear-cup
Headphones Type:Binaural
Product Type:Headphones
Response Bandwidth:10 - 39800Hz
Sound Output Mode:Stereo

Audio System

Recommended Use:Home audio system / Professional audio system

Dimensions & Weight



Manufacturer:Harman International Industries
Model:K 701
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:AKG

Remote Control

Type: None