AKG K 701Item ID: K701
Open-back Dynamic Headphones with Flat-Wire Voice Coil, 3-D Foam Ear Pads, and Self-adjusting Headband
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Audiophile Headphones with Cutting-edge Flat-wire Voice CoilThe AKG K 701 takes over! For 15 years, AKG's K 1000 headphones ruled the audiophile's world. Now,they pass the mantle of super-accurate acoustic reproduction to the new K 701 - the first headphone to employ cutting edge flat-wire voice coil technology along with AKG's patented Varimotion technology. The result is 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 miraculous. The superlative K 701 open-back dynamic headphones provide an outstandingly accurate sound and excellent imaging. Find out what ingenious headphone engineering can do for your listening experience - try the AKG K 701!
AKG K 701 at a Glance:
Flat-wire Voice Coil
Whether you prefer the holistic approach or like to listen analytically, theK 701 will turn perception into pure enjoyment. AKG is the first manufacturer in the world to use revolutionary flat-wire technology in headphones. An aluminum flat wire voice coil - another in AKG's long series of "firsts" - moves within a powerful field generated by a computer-optimized axial system of neodymium magnets. This flat wire coil is smaller and has lower impedance than the K 1000's voice coil, yet its optimal fill factor helps make the motor more efficient, enabling the K 701 to work with typical headphone amplifiers (the K 1000 requires additional amplification). The combination of a strong and uniform magnetic field with a light yet powerful coil enables the K 701's diaphragm to track audio signals with unprecedented accuracy. The sonic improvement is particularly apparent in the low frequencies.
Varimotion Ultra-precision Two-layer Diaphragm
The K 701 has an all-new diaphragm that continues the evolution of the K 1000's multi-layer design. Advanced production technology combines two different materials: the first optimizes diaphragm motion, while the second dampens undesirable breakup modes. AKG's patented Varimotion technology varies the diaphragm's thickness: the 80 micrometer center zone is virtually pistonic for well-balanced, undistorted HF response, while the highly-elastic 40 micrometer perimeter handles the increased excursion required for accurate midrange and solid bass reproduction.
Designed in collaboration with award-winning Austrian firm Kiska, the new K 701 updates AKG's distinctive design vocabulary with natural materials, including a self-adjusting padded genuine glove leather headband. These new headphones embody functionally aesthetic styling, with a bold design in white, brushed aluminum and sienna.
The 3D-Form earpads are specially shaped for an ergonomically perfect fit, precise and repeatable location on the ears, and superior acoustical transmission.
AKG engineers considered the entire signal path from amplifier to eardrum in designing the K 701. Bi-wired oxygen-free (99.99% OFC) copper cables optimize channel separation. Frequency response is flat from 10 Hz to 39.8 kHz, well beyond the range of human hearing. Sensitivity is 105 dB while power handling is 200 mW. But conventional measurements don't tell the full story of this very unconventional set of headphones. With wide dynamic range and extremely low distortion, the K 701 delivers brilliantly detailed highs and velvety yet punchy bass - a perfectly balanced, natural sound that places every musician at a specific location in the mix with pinpoint accuracy.
Individually Tested and Numbered
The K 701's deluxe packaging reflects its elite "flagship" status. Each individually tested, calibrated and numbered set of headphones comes with its own metal storage cradle, which is enclosed in a presentation case. Like the K 1000 it replaces, the K 701 is hand-crafted in Vienna, Austria by AKG's most experienced builders, and is backed by a two-year parts and labor warranty.
AKG K 701 Features:
AKG's relentless drive for innovation has produced a new audiophile flagship: the open-back dynamic K 701 headphones
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Reviewsbased on 14 reviews
Great Headphones, Excellent service!
by Shelby Lester from Salt Lake City, UtahFirst of all I have to say Sweetwaters service is the best i have come across in online music stores. I did the payment plan and it was simple and easy. The headphones I've been using for about a week... read more [+] now. Just be aware, these headphones are NOT going to flatter you. At first they sound dry, and almost dull. But once i started mixing on them, my mixes started coming out cleaner, and translating better then ever before. I stepped up from some $99 headphones, and so far I love these bad boys. close [-]
March 1, 2013
Music Background: Recording Engineer, Hip-Hop, RnB.
New Bar Has Been Set High
by Ted Arsenault from Hebron, KYThese bad boys are super natural. No hype in the high's and low's, no muddiness in the low midrange. If you have to mix on headphones or need to do critical listening, this is the go to pair. The are ... read more [+]very comfortable and easy on the ears after long hours of mixing. A great example of you get what you pay for. close [-]
June 28, 2011
Music Background: Pro Musician, Recording Engineer
by fromWhen I first got a pair of AKG K271's I was blown away by how much I didn't hear in songs before compared to regular headphones (or like the K55/etc low end ones), but then I got the K701's and its li... read more [+]ke night and day. The 701's are just super clear. and a lot more comfortable than the 271's-not to say I dont still like my 271's-I use them for tracking/etc, but I'm just amazed at how great these headphones sound. close [-]
March 17, 2010
by Joe Krpan from CHICAGOYou will not be disappointed. I listend to these things for 5 hours the first time I plug them in. Everything from Smooth Jazz to Rap to Death Metal. It's like your listening to them again for the Fir... read more [+]st time!! Very comfortable, light weight. BUY BUY BUY NOW!! close [-]
December 19, 2008
Music Background: PRO RECORDING/MIXING ENGINEER
angels playing my eardrums
by Troy Stoner from Savannah, GAThe moment I laid eyes on them before they were even released I wanted them. One cannot escape their aesthetic power and beauty! Its mesmerizing. Last Christmas I open my present from my girl and t... read more [+]o my surprise, there they were! I gently open the package, plug them in, and turn on Steve Reich.....I seriously think this is how God hears music. lol. But seriously they are incredibly comfortable and the sound is pristine. I live in my headphones now and they are worth every penny. close [-]
October 11, 2008
Music Background: Amateur Composer/Engineer
James, Phoenix, AZ
AKG K 701
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