One of the best over ear headphones on the market is AKG K 701 studio reference. AKG earned recognition as the first manufacturer to apply flat wire technology in the design of premium studio quality headphones. AKG is regarded as the one of the best in over-ear headphones manufacturing and are the masters of providing sound that has brilliant highs along with very deep bass for headphones. However like with any product you should research the model first to make sure its suits your needs. This is the aim of this review on AKG K 701 studio reference headphones and will give you run down on the main features along with the main pros and cons about the AKG K 701.
Superior midrange sound:
The ultra precision diaphragm on the K701 is a great improvement on the great evolution of the of K100 design by combining two different materials on the same device. The first material helps in optimizing the motion of the diaphragm while the second one helps in dampening the undesirable modes of breakup that accompany the devices. The patented technology assists in varying the thickness of the diaphragm. The 80-micrometer center on the diaphragm has a virtual piston feature that allows for well balanced as well as undistorted frequency. In addition, the 40 micrometer handles the solid and midrange bass productions.
All of this means you end up with a sound quality that has a very accurate and wide soundstage. In fact the quality is so good that it will make poor recordings sound even worse while highlight everything in quality music recordings so much better than normal headphones. That is usually the difference between high premium headphones like the AKG K 701 and cheaper generic brands. The other difference is that premium models like the K 701 allows you to use them for a wider range of music genre listening as well as other entertainment such as movies or gaming.
Revolutionary Audio Technology:
As previously mentioned, AKG are the first apply the flat-wire technology which form the basis of a very precise and supreme sound quality that distinguishes the premium headphones over the cheaper/average models. It is this technology that gives that deep bass or the better hearing of the highs. You also will find the bass on these headphones is exceptionally very deep and may not be suited to some music genres such as hard rock or heavy metal. A lot of that type of music is more focused on the generating the sound at the mid or higher frequencies.
The K701 have some notable features that make them very comfortable. The 3D form ear pads enhances the comfort of wearing these headphones. In addition, the ear pads provide a superior acoustical transmission. The leather headband on the K 701 is adjustable so you can have it fit the size of your head and it will sit better for extra comfort. Also being very light in weight you can wear these headphones for hours without any pressures or discomfort to the top of your head.
The K 701 headphones have some aesthetically appealing finishes which almost make it pass as an Apple based product with its smooth white, sienna and aluminum finishing makes it stand out from the rest of the other headphones that you’ll find on the market. The exterior design of the ear pieces with its white and silver rounded or circle shaping along with its hi-tech mesh look surface make it a real classy and striking look that is modern, up to date and very eye catching.
The overall construction of the K 701 is very sturdy. You don’t have to worry about them literally falling apart after only a few weeks. They are also robust enough to withstanding any drops by accident over a distance of 4-6 feet without breaking.
What is in the box?
AKG K701 Studio Reference Class Headphones and Bi-wiring cable with 1/4″ jack plug.