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AKG K 701 Ultra Reference Class Stereo Headphone  

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The K 701 open-back dynamic headphones use AKG's cutting-edge flat-wire technology for a truly dramatic sound that places every musician at their correct location with pinpoint accuracy. This kind of ... Click To Read More About This Product

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The K 701 open-back dynamic headphones use AKG's cutting-edge flat-wire technology for 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 remarkable. AKG's Varimotion 2-layer diaphragm ensures optimum diaphragm motion for extremely accurate high-frequency response and a powerful low end. The K 701 offer the utmost comfort with a self-adjusting cushioned genuine-leather headband and specially shaped "3D-Form" ear pads. Bi-wiring, high-performance cable with 1/4" jack plug. Comes with a stylish storage cradle. Individually tested and numbered.

  • Revolutionary flat-wire voice coil technology
  • Patented AKG Varimotion ultraprecise 2-layer diaphragm
  • Self-adjusting cushioned genuine-leather headband
  • Bi-wiring, high-performance cable with 1/4" jack plug
  • Comfortable, specially shaped "3D-Form" ear pads
  • Complete with stylish storage cradle
  • System: dynamic
    Design: circumaural, open
    Audio bandwidth: 10”39,800Hz
    Efficiency: 105dB SPL/V
    Max. input power: 200mW
    Rated impedance: 62 ohms
    Weight (without cable): 235 g (8.3 oz.)
    Cable: bi-wiring, 99.99% OFC, 3m (10 ft.)
    Stereo adapter: 6.3/3.5mm (1/4" to 1/8")
AKG Acoustics, U.S. Limited Warranty

Amended July 19, 2005

AKG Acoustics warrants AKG products against defects in material or workmanship for a period of two years from the date of original purchase, and agrees to repair or, at our option replace any defective unit without charge for either parts or labor. AKG grants a three-year warranty covering selected products (C 12 VR, C 414 B-ULS, C 414 B-TLII, C 414 B-XLS, C 414 B-XLII, C 426 B, C 451 B, C 480 B, C 391 B, C 1000 B, C 2000 S, C 3000 B, C 4000 B, C 4500 B, SolidTube) against defects in material and workmanship.

Warranty is valid for AKG products purchased and delivered within the United States for the original purchaser only. The purchaser's Bill of Sale will serve as proof of sale and warranty validity in the U.S. Shipment of defective items to AKG for repair will be at the customer's own risk and expense. AKG will assume the return shipping cost for all items repaired under warranty.

IMPORTANT: This warranty does not cover damage resulting from accident, misuse or abuse, lack of reasonable care, the affixing of any attachment not provided with the product, loss of parts, or connecting the product to any receptacle other than specified.

This warranty is void unless AKG Acoustics, U.S.'s service center performs the repair. No responsibility is assumed for any special, incidental or consequential damages caused by the consumer. However, the limitation of any right or remedy shall not be effective where law prohibits such.

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AKGK 701 Ultra Reference Class Stereo Headphone

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


Premium is right. Love at first sound.

By Graal

from Snohomish,WA

Comments about AKG K 701 Ultra Reference Class Stereo Headphone:

Right out of the box, they sound better than most headphones I have heard up until now. After one or two hours of warm-up they conquer everything! You have a wide sound stage, they fit your head very well and they look very hi-tech and sexy. In the picture here they look sort-of silver like, but they are white all the way. Beautiful design. Monitors in your ears, of course with a little exaggeration. You should never leave your monitors, even if you don't have optimum acoustics. For those who like excessive bass from headphones, these may not be the right ones for you, because they have a well defined bass, not exagerated. Maybe the bass could be a little more defined, but I'm sattisfied with how it is. Really a great product. It says when you open the box: Expect / and discover/ perfection. 5 Star rating, we have a Rolls Royce or Rolex on top of our ears. Thank you AKG. I can't wait to hear how they sound after the 300 hours of burn-in. If you're thinking about getting them, stop and do it for real! Cheers! PS: You have to use a dedicated amplifier, or your sound card's headphone amp imput. If you want to use it with your iPod or anything like that, forget about it.

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By Pete-RFSv-

from elizabeth nj

Comments about AKG K 701 Ultra Reference Class Stereo Headphone:

this is the second set of profesional headphones i had the chance to own, they are super confortable, exelent stereo image and the funny thing about them is that they sound more detailed than my burned rokit 8 , at the begining when they just arrived they sounded a little sterile, but after a burn in in pink noise for 70 hours they totaly losted the sterile thing , and now everithing sound live, i mean studio live, depeding on the aplication, the price is a little high, but you will understand why after the required burn in, like i said, they are expensive for headphones , but my home studio realy thanks me for this, there must be better cans out there thats why the 4.5 ratings, but they are not in this price range, i know it.burn them up, and let it come.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


Buyer's Beware

By N/A-F6yMd

from N/A

Comments about AKG K 701 Ultra Reference Class Stereo Headphone:

If you buying these for your ipod, zune, or other mp3 player, go elsewhere unless you plan to spend $100 more on a small headphone amp. These headphones for people who take listening to music very seriously and care about quailty. By far the most comportable pair of headphones I have owned and best sounding without a doubt.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


Ultimate neutral

By eightbit-fkALF

from Texas

Comments about AKG K 701 Ultra Reference Class Stereo Headphone:

These are simply amazing. Compared to other high end headphones (hd650s, dt770/880..etc) they have an overall neutral sound- probably the most neutral you'll get with dynamic drivers. The soundstage is on it's own level though, and I've heard absolutely nothing that compares (including electro-static). Acoustic and vocals are where these phones shine. They're extremely comfy, but the headband can get to you around the 8 hour mark. Also, it took about 300 hrs to burn mine in.

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