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AKG K 701

alaTest has collected and analyzed 720 reviews of AKG K 701. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. People really like the bass quality and comfort. The price and usability also get good comments. The noise isolation and reliability get less positive opinions.

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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 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for AKG K 701

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 31 user reviews of AKG K 701 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the reliability and soundstage. The comfort and durability are also mentioned favorably. Reviews about the noise isolation and portability are mixed, and there are some negative reviews about the price.

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

Nov, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for AKG K 701

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 217 user reviews of AKG K 701 from Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com. People really like the bass quality and portability. The comfort and price are also appreciated, but there are some critical comments about the reliability.

sound, price, comfort, portability, bass quality

reliability

94% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Expert review by : Sam Vafaei , Marc Henney, Jean-Christophe Lamontag (rtings.com)

AKG K701 HEADPHONES

 

The AKG K701 are comfortable and breathable critical listening headphones with a great sound quality. Unfortunately, they do not have a detachable or spare cable like the or the K712 Pro. They're also not meant for outdoor use so they have poor...

Excellent audio reproduction. ; Comfortable design.

Very sensitive to ambient noise, by design. ; Open-back design, so they leak a lot. ; Big and bulky headphones.

Dec, 2017

Expert review by (headphoneinfo.com)

AKG K701Headphone

 

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.

Oct, 2011

Expert review by : Chris Thomas (reviewed.com)

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...

Oct, 2011

Editor Choice

Expert review by : jerdei (onheadphones.com)

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.

Mar, 2011

Expert review by : iLounge (ilounge.com)

AKG Acoustics K701 Premium Class Reference…

 

If a slicker and more comfortable pair of over-the-head earcups has been developed, we haven't seen them: the k701 Premium Class Reference Earphones won our earbud-toting editors over. Silky smooth, detailed sound leans warm, but lets highs pop and...

Sep, 2008

Expert review by : iLounge (ilounge.com)

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

Nov, 2005

Expert review by : Andrew Kliem (goodgearguide.com.au)

AKG Acoustics K701

 

Incredible sound

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...

Jul, 2008

Expert review by (whathifi.com)

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

Expert review by : Andrew Kliem (pcworld.idg.com.au)

AKG Acoustics K701

 

Incredible sound

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

Jul, 2008

Consumer review (head-fi.org)

AKG k701 Ten Year Retrospective Review

 

They are great for some genres of music

They are not great for some genres of music

Jun, 2016

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