Mouth watering! The AKG K 701s are significantly more transparent sounding than any other headphone that I’ve tried, and they embody an amazing level of taste when it comes to modern headphone design. Obviously each of the major brands; Sennheiser, AKG, Beyerdynamic, Grado, and Ultrasone, all have their own “sound”, which in some way makes one want to own one of each. I do.
There are major differences between the Sennheiser HD650s (which I own) and the K 701s (which I just bought for $450), making each one better for a specific genre of music. The rock/alternative/metal crowd are unanimous in their preference of the Sennheiser ‘phones, no doubt influenced by their rich, extended bass response, while others are more taken by the AKG’s smoother tonal balance, and crystal clear midrange. What ever your taste these are worth a listen.
They are a five-star performer and worth a try for sure. by dd