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AKG K701 Open-Back Reference Stereo Headphones

BH #AKK701 • MFR #2458X00180
AKG K701 Open-Back Reference Stereo Headphones
Key Features
  • Circumaural Open-Back Headphones
  • For Critical Listening and Referencing
  • For Mixing Applications and Hi-Fi
  • Flat-Wire Technology for Accurate Sound
Designed for mixing engineers and critical hi-fi listeners, the AKG K701 are open-back stereo headphones offering an audiophile experience. These are over-ear headphones that provide accurate imaging.
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AKG K701 Overview

Designed for mixing engineers and critical hi-fi listeners, the AKG K701 are open-back stereo headphones offering an audiophile experience. These are over-ear headphones that provide accurate imaging.

Thanks to their patented Varimotion two-layer diaphragm design and flat-wire technology, the headphones deliver 10 Hz to 39.8 kHz in an accurate manner, giving you a true-to-the-source bass response and sparkling highs.

Comfortable 3D-form earpads and a genuine leather headband are designed to engender a perfect long-lasting fit. The headphones sport a 3.5mm connection but come with a 1/4" adapter for use with most monitor controllers.

Circumaural open-back stereo reference headphones
HF reproduction to almost 40 kHz
Flat-wire voice-coil technology for ultrafast response, accurate imaging, and frequency location in the stereo field
Comfortable self-adjusting leather headband
Soft 3D-Form earpads designed for extended wear comfort
Bi-wired high-performance cable and custom storage cradle
UPC: 885038018803

AKG K701 Specs

Maximum Power Handling200 mW
Audio Connector to Source1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS
Connector PlatingGold
Adapter (Included)1/4"
Packaging Info
Package Weight3.5 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)11.5 x 9.5 x 6.5"

AKG K701 Reviews

K701 phones

By RolandC
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-02

Ive had these phones for about 6 years and without a dought they are everything i will ever, need great treble and bass response ,perfect for mixing and mastering , Get some K701s you wont be sorry. peace out.

By Robertlent007
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-07-04

Unbelievable sound and quality for the price. Absolutely wonderful headphones. I have headphones that cost 4xs the price of the 701’s and they don’t hold a candle to them. 

Excellent reference headphone

By Alberto
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-03-04

Great in the studio and in general for detail work.

Love them!

By Joakim H
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-03-01

I´ve had my K701 for around 10 years now. Excellent headphones. Light, durable and with a near perfect sound.

Great Value from an old Flagship!

By KiwiVda
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2017-12-04

I bought my K701 10 years ago or something similar and since then I really love them. So light i can wear them for hours playng games or listening records. The only excetion is fot mobility where I use the GRADO RS125E 'cause are smaller but good enought. Sonically pleasing, with a punch you wont imagine from a reference class.

Incredible sound!

By EuropeanBassPlayer
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2017-09-03

I really enjoy working with 701 headphones. They are very comfortable allowing me to work for long hours without fatigue. Very accurate sonically. Great value for $.

AKG K701

By Lihan
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-07-21

I will give it five stars if it was made in Austria.

Great clean sound.

By Jakethesnake
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-01-30

I have my k701's for about 14 years now. They're crisp and clean in the highs and mids. Best set if you're serious about music production. Every instrument comes through at a very high resolution. They need about a thousand hours to burn in before they really shine. Had mine recabeled 13 years ago with moon audio's Black Dragon cable.

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What is the difference between the K701 B&H is ...

What is the difference between the K701 B&H is selling for $449 and the new ones being solid in the $200 price range elsewhere?
Asked by: Anonymous
We are authorized dealers of the products we sell and our prices are competitive. If you see these AKG headphones at extremely low prices, they may be used or refurbished models, or they are being sold by unauthorized dealers. We strive to provide our customers with the lowest prices and the best customer service!
Answered by: Steve
Date published: 2021-07-23


Where ManufacturingChina or Austria?
Asked by: Anonymous
According to the information we have, our current inventory's Country of Origin is China. Please be aware this can change over the product's production life without notice.
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2018-08-27


What is the difference between akg k 701 and akg k 702 they weigh the same and specs seem the same?
Asked by: Jerry M.
There is no difference in the headphones according to AKG aside from color and the detachable cable on the K 702.
Answered by: Jeff P.
Date published: 2018-08-27
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