AKG K701 by beasone
Revolutionary Flat-Wire Technology
Frequency Response 10Hz - 39.8kHz
Maximum Input Power 200 mW
Input Impedance 62 ohms
Sensitivity 105 dB SPL/V
Earpads Replaceable 3D-Form
Headband Exclusive leather self-adjusting
Cable 3.00 m
Connector 3.5mm hard gold-plated jack plug and contacts
Weight 235 g
The k701 are currently AKG's top of the line headphones replacing the k1000's (which have been around since 1989) at a much lower price tag. Before going into all the technical aspects of the k701, let me first just say that I simply love these headphones. They are extremely transparent, accurate, and above all, comfortable. Many critiques would say they are easily one of the best headphones that have ever been in production.
The new technology found AKG's k701 is a revolutionary flat wire voice coil which is said to optimize the "coil fill factor," greatly enhancing HF accuracy. Distortion is virtually eliminated and imaging improved with AKG's patented Varimotion two-layer diaphragm. Frequency responses from 10 Hz to 39.8 kHz are complemented by neodymium magnetic structures. The audio signal travels over a 10 ft oxygen-free bi-wired captive copper cable which allows for optimal channel separation and reproduction. AKG has strict quality control individually testing and numbering each headphone manufactured.
The quality of the construction is very durable and the overall look is very stylish. The k701 comes with a presentation stand and 6.3mm adapter. The imaging can be adjust slightly by moving the ear pads around your ears. According to some audiophiles, it may take sometime for the headphones to be broken-in (100 - 300 hours). In terms of sounds, the frequency response is relatively flat without any emphasis on specific frequencies. The sound is warm, yet clear and detailed.
I highly recommend the AKG k701 for any critical listening work. I can confidently give the k701 5 out of 5 stars. How could I not? These are some of the best headphones ever made!