AKG K701 Review and Specs

The AKG K701 headphones are good for critical listening with their great sound quality and surprisingly light weight and comfort for a long use. They have over ear open cups and are connected to audio devices with a cable only.

AKG K701 review

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Features

The AKG K701 specs seem to correspond to the claimed function of critical listening headphones. With the frequency response of 10Hz-40KHz they claim to be hi-end headphones for professional use. The sensitivity of 105 dB allows them to deliver a quality and clear sound at high volumes. With a low impedance of 62 Ohm I can easily use them for quality sound even with mobile devices and MP3 players without an amplifier.

AKG K701 review

Sound

The sound of AKG K701 is incredibly clear and spacious. A wide and airy soundstage is relaxing and pleasant to hear. Well-balanced high, mid, and low ranges flow in a natural river of music in my ears. I should admit the crystal clear trebles that may seem a bit sharp with too crispy tracks. Still, the sound is natural and great for monitoring, mixing, and listening to most genres.

Connectivity

The undetachable cable of 3 m/9.8 ft allows enough space to move in a recording studio or for gaming. You will hardly use them on other occasions for the leaky open cups, so the connectivity seems to me quite enough for the type. It comes with a ¼ (6.35 mm) adapter.

Comfort and design

Undetachable cable and no options of foldability makes these headphones not portable. Though they correspond to their function of critical listening for the great comfort for long time wear. The AKG K701 is incredibly lightweight, just 235 g/8.3 oz. The headband is adjustable and not tight. The cups are super comfy and pleasant to touch with the soft cushions. Large and airy open cups do not make ears hot and sweat. The joints and materials seem to be sturdy to undergo drops and serve time.

Pros and cons

AKG K701 pros and cons

Pros

  • Superb sound quality for neutral listening, casual, and professional use
  • Amazing comfort with light weight and soft fit with large and soft cups
  • Wide and airy soundstage provided with the open back enclosure
  • Smart design in a light color scheme and modern look

Cons

  • Leaky sound and great sensitivity to ambient noise makes them not usable out of studio/home
  • Cumbersome to store and carry with no functions of foldability

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Overall
7

Common features

Product

AKG K701

Model

K701

Brand

AKG

Reviews

855

General

Wearing style

over ear

Enclosure

open back

Wireless

Wired

Specifications

Transducer

dynamic

Driver size, mm/inches

Impedance, Ohm

62

Frequency response, Hz

10Hz-40KHz

Total harmonic distortion (THD), %

Sensitivity (SPL), dB

105

Magnet type

neodymium

Weight (headphones), g/oz

235/8.3

Comfort

Adjustable headband

Foldable

Noise cancelling

Active noise cancelling

Adjustable noise cancelling level

Microphone

Built-in microphone

In-line microphone

Detachable microphone

Cables

Detachable cable

Audio cable length, cm/ft

300/9.8

Jack connection (TRS)

3.5

Balanced connection

Control

Built-in control buttons

In-line control

Touch control

Voice control

App control

Control functions

Wireless connectivity

Bluetooth

has not

Bluetooth version

has not

aptX

has not

aptX HD (Hi-Res Audio)

has not

Bluetooth profiles

has not

NFC

Wi-Fi

Battery

Battery type

has not

Battery life, hrs

has not

Charging time, hrs

has not

Charging port

has not

Charging cable

has not

Speed charge

has not

Battery free listening mode

has not

Battery level indicator

has not

Additional features

Water resistance

Light indication

Additional audio features

In the box

Audio cable

Carry case

Charging cable

has not

1/4 Adapter (6,35 mm)

Interchangeable ear pads

User manual

Manual

AKG K701
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