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AKG Pro Audio Professional Headphones, Black, 1/4" to 1/8" (K702)
AKG Pro Audio Professional Headphones, Black, 1/4" to 1/8" (K702)
AKG Pro Audio Professional Headphones, Black, 1/4" to 1/8" (K702)
AKG Pro Audio Professional Headphones, Black, 1/4" to 1/8" (K702)
AKG Pro Audio Professional Headphones, Black, 1/4" to 1/8" (K702)
AKG Pro Audio Professional Headphones, Black, 1/4" to 1/8" (K702)
AKG Pro Audio Professional Headphones, Black, 1/4" to 1/8" (K702)
AKG Pro Audio Professional Headphones, Black, 1/4" to 1/8" (K702)

AKG Pro Audio Professional Headphones, Black, 1/4" to 1/8" (K702)

AKG Pro Audio Professional Headphones, Black, 1/4" to 1/8" (K702)
AKG Pro Audio Professional Headphones, Black, 1/4" to 1/8" (K702)
AKG Pro Audio Professional Headphones, Black, 1/4" to 1/8" (K702)
AKG Pro Audio Professional Headphones, Black, 1/4" to 1/8" (K702)
AKG Pro Audio Professional Headphones, Black, 1/4" to 1/8" (K702)
AKG Pro Audio Professional Headphones, Black, 1/4" to 1/8" (K702)
AKG Pro Audio Professional Headphones, Black, 1/4" to 1/8" (K702)
AKG Pro Audio Professional Headphones, Black, 1/4" to 1/8" (K702)
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Features

  • Over-ear design maximum wearing comfort for long work sessions
  • Sophisticated open technology for Spacious and airy sound without compromise
  • Patented Varimotion two-layer diaphragm for improved high-frequency range and better performance at low frequencies
  • Unique flat-wire voice coil for higher sensitivity, better Impulse and Treble response
  • Specially shaped 3d-foam ear pads for optimum fit and ease of use
  • Connectivity Technology: Wired

Description

PURE PERFECTION for precision listening, mixing and mastering The K702's are reference, open, over-ear studio headphones for precision listening, mixing and mastering. They combine an extremely accurate response with agility and spaciousness. This is achieved by using revolutionary flat-wire voice coils and a patented Varimotion two-layer diaphragm. A totally open design and a high-performance cable complete these reference headphones. The K702's comfortable, specially shaped 3D-foam ear pads and a padded genuine-leather headband ensure a perfect fit. They provide a professional mini XLR connector for quick replacement of the cable. The K702s are individually tested and serial-numbered. K702 with Detachable Cable View larger Coiled or Straight Cable View larger Experience pure perfection! AKG is the first manufacturer in the world to use the revolutionary flat-wire technology in headphones. The result is a truly dramatic sound that places every musician at their correct location with pinpoint accuracy. This kind of agility, spaciousness, brilliant highland velvety, punchy bass is simply miraculous. Pre-selected transducers minimum channel tolerances as requested for professional audio applications. Increased Comfort AKG also improved the cushioned genuine leather headband which increases the comfort and let you enjoy your K 702 for hours. Furthermore high complex manufacturing processes were applied to let the K 702 appear in their delicate but robust finish. Finally each K 702 with attached cable is tested individually at the end of the production line to meet our costumers highest quality requirements. Sixty Years of Research Using advanced technologies is not an end in itself but a way to make music come to life. The K 702 is the result of more than sixty years of research and development devoted to creating the perfect headphones. About AKG Acoustics: AKG Acoustics is widely recognized as the most innovative manufacturer of microphones, wireless systems and headphones in the world. Since its founding in Vienna, Austria in 1947, the company has been granted over 1, 500 patents. Today, AKG continues its investment in research and development, providing its engineers with the most advanced tools available for design, testing and performance simulation. Premium Class Reference Headphones View larger K 702 Headphones For Recording and Broadcast Applications “We’re now offering the K 702s for professional applications with features and appearance more suited for serious audio engineers who want and need the utmost in sonic detail for their work. ” explained Sonja Meltzer, Product Manager, AKG. SPECIFICATIONS Headphone type open Audio Frequency bandwidth 10 to 39800 Hz Sensitivity headphones 105 dB SPL/V Max. Input Power 200 mW Rated Impedance 62 Ohms Ear pads Detachable cable yes Cable Length 3 m Ear pads Replaceable yes


Product Dimensions 4.5 x 7.8 x 8.3 inches


Item Weight 1.8 pounds


Shipping Weight 2.07 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)


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ASIN B001RCD2DW


Item model number K702


Customer Reviews 4.3 out of 5 stars 1,617 ratings 4.3 out of 5 stars


Best Sellers Rank #1,404 in Over-Ear Headphones


Date first listed on Amazon June 17, 2003


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Features

  • Over-ear design maximum wearing comfort for long work sessions
  • Sophisticated open technology for Spacious and airy sound without compromise
  • Patented Varimotion two-layer diaphragm for improved high-frequency range and better performance at low frequencies
  • Unique flat-wire voice coil for higher sensitivity, better Impulse and Treble response
  • Specially shaped 3d-foam ear pads for optimum fit and ease of use
  • Connectivity Technology: Wired

Description

PURE PERFECTION for precision listening, mixing and mastering The K702's are reference, open, over-ear studio headphones for precision listening, mixing and mastering. They combine an extremely accurate response with agility and spaciousness. This is achieved by using revolutionary flat-wire voice coils and a patented Varimotion two-layer diaphragm. A totally open design and a high-performance cable complete these reference headphones. The K702's comfortable, specially shaped 3D-foam ear pads and a padded genuine-leather headband ensure a perfect fit. They provide a professional mini XLR connector for quick replacement of the cable. The K702s are individually tested and serial-numbered. K702 with Detachable Cable View larger Coiled or Straight Cable View larger Experience pure perfection! AKG is the first manufacturer in the world to use the revolutionary flat-wire technology in headphones. The result is a truly dramatic sound that places every musician at their correct location with pinpoint accuracy. This kind of agility, spaciousness, brilliant highland velvety, punchy bass is simply miraculous. Pre-selected transducers minimum channel tolerances as requested for professional audio applications. Increased Comfort AKG also improved the cushioned genuine leather headband which increases the comfort and let you enjoy your K 702 for hours. Furthermore high complex manufacturing processes were applied to let the K 702 appear in their delicate but robust finish. Finally each K 702 with attached cable is tested individually at the end of the production line to meet our costumers highest quality requirements. Sixty Years of Research Using advanced technologies is not an end in itself but a way to make music come to life. The K 702 is the result of more than sixty years of research and development devoted to creating the perfect headphones. About AKG Acoustics: AKG Acoustics is widely recognized as the most innovative manufacturer of microphones, wireless systems and headphones in the world. Since its founding in Vienna, Austria in 1947, the company has been granted over 1, 500 patents. Today, AKG continues its investment in research and development, providing its engineers with the most advanced tools available for design, testing and performance simulation. Premium Class Reference Headphones View larger K 702 Headphones For Recording and Broadcast Applications “We’re now offering the K 702s for professional applications with features and appearance more suited for serious audio engineers who want and need the utmost in sonic detail for their work. ” explained Sonja Meltzer, Product Manager, AKG. SPECIFICATIONS Headphone type open Audio Frequency bandwidth 10 to 39800 Hz Sensitivity headphones 105 dB SPL/V Max. Input Power 200 mW Rated Impedance 62 Ohms Ear pads Detachable cable yes Cable Length 3 m Ear pads Replaceable yes


Product Dimensions 4.5 x 7.8 x 8.3 inches


Item Weight 1.8 pounds


Shipping Weight 2.07 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)


Domestic Shipping Item can be shipped within U.S.


International Shipping This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More


ASIN B001RCD2DW


Item model number K702


Customer Reviews 4.3 out of 5 stars 1,617 ratings 4.3 out of 5 stars


Best Sellers Rank #1,404 in Over-Ear Headphones


Date first listed on Amazon June 17, 2003


Shipping

This product includes free shipping to all US addresses.


Delivery

Unless otherwise stated above, most products arrive within 2-3 business days. Larger items may take 6-9 business days. Tracking information will be automatically provided as soon as your order ships.


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Returns

This product can be returned within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. Please visit our returns center to begin a return.

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Features

  • Over-ear design maximum wearing comfort for long work sessions
  • Sophisticated open technology for Spacious and airy sound without compromise
  • Patented Varimotion two-layer diaphragm for improved high-frequency range and better performance at low frequencies
  • Unique flat-wire voice coil for higher sensitivity, better Impulse and Treble response
  • Specially shaped 3d-foam ear pads for optimum fit and ease of use
  • Connectivity Technology: Wired

Description

PURE PERFECTION for precision listening, mixing and mastering The K702's are reference, open, over-ear studio headphones for precision listening, mixing and mastering. They combine an extremely accurate response with agility and spaciousness. This is achieved by using revolutionary flat-wire voice coils and a patented Varimotion two-layer diaphragm. A totally open design and a high-performance cable complete these reference headphones. The K702's comfortable, specially shaped 3D-foam ear pads and a padded genuine-leather headband ensure a perfect fit. They provide a professional mini XLR connector for quick replacement of the cable. The K702s are individually tested and serial-numbered. K702 with Detachable Cable View larger Coiled or Straight Cable View larger Experience pure perfection! AKG is the first manufacturer in the world to use the revolutionary flat-wire technology in headphones. The result is a truly dramatic sound that places every musician at their correct location with pinpoint accuracy. This kind of agility, spaciousness, brilliant highland velvety, punchy bass is simply miraculous. Pre-selected transducers minimum channel tolerances as requested for professional audio applications. Increased Comfort AKG also improved the cushioned genuine leather headband which increases the comfort and let you enjoy your K 702 for hours. Furthermore high complex manufacturing processes were applied to let the K 702 appear in their delicate but robust finish. Finally each K 702 with attached cable is tested individually at the end of the production line to meet our costumers highest quality requirements. Sixty Years of Research Using advanced technologies is not an end in itself but a way to make music come to life. The K 702 is the result of more than sixty years of research and development devoted to creating the perfect headphones. About AKG Acoustics: AKG Acoustics is widely recognized as the most innovative manufacturer of microphones, wireless systems and headphones in the world. Since its founding in Vienna, Austria in 1947, the company has been granted over 1, 500 patents. Today, AKG continues its investment in research and development, providing its engineers with the most advanced tools available for design, testing and performance simulation. Premium Class Reference Headphones View larger K 702 Headphones For Recording and Broadcast Applications “We’re now offering the K 702s for professional applications with features and appearance more suited for serious audio engineers who want and need the utmost in sonic detail for their work. ” explained Sonja Meltzer, Product Manager, AKG. SPECIFICATIONS Headphone type open Audio Frequency bandwidth 10 to 39800 Hz Sensitivity headphones 105 dB SPL/V Max. Input Power 200 mW Rated Impedance 62 Ohms Ear pads Detachable cable yes Cable Length 3 m Ear pads Replaceable yes


Product Dimensions 4.5 x 7.8 x 8.3 inches


Item Weight 1.8 pounds


Shipping Weight 2.07 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)


Domestic Shipping Item can be shipped within U.S.


International Shipping This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More


ASIN B001RCD2DW


Item model number K702


Customer Reviews 4.3 out of 5 stars 1,617 ratings 4.3 out of 5 stars


Best Sellers Rank #1,404 in Over-Ear Headphones


Date first listed on Amazon June 17, 2003


abunda_amazon_reviews i was super ocd about what i wanted in my next set of headphones as I am a music industry professional (producer/engineer) working with club/rave music and trap/hip hop so a lot of bass heavy material, i'll unload my thoughts on these after owning them for about 3 weeks, forgive me for tangents i may stray off on. I wear cans for about 8 hours a day so i naturally became very picky about my headphones, and these are definitely my favorite pair of cans, and AKG proves that in the audiophile game $1000 dollar headphones dont always equal better, the super low price threw me off as i was looking to spend around 500, but i've seen these elsewhere for 300 usd, i was shocked they were so low and some others have commented that the k701s listed here are counterfeit, the comments didnt seem to have any stories with this model so i bit and purchased them, was choosing between these and the hifiman 400i since they were planar and my last set purchased was the oppo-pm3 and i wanted to stick with the planar sound but the reviews on these convinced me to try open-back/dynamic and wow AKG is on their A game, these are for studio use and i would definitely not wear these in public as being open back of course the entire plane or bus will hear your music, and the size, they are quite large and i feel like i'm about to signal in a navy fighter jet in top gun when i put them on, but oh so light! i see why they had to make them this light at this size. The size quickly became a non issue once you hear the sound stage on these, the stock pads are great but they do allow more air to escape being a breathable material and i purchased the brainwaves XL (make sure you get xl) pleathers which fit perfect and i notice much more low end now, they keep your ear from touching the driver which i love, makes the sound stage much more immersive. About the bass issue, these are definitely tailored to the engineer/producer demographic, the bass is there and plenty of it if the track was produced to be sub heavy, i work with a lot of dubstep and trap and the low 808s you can feel vibrating your temple, house/trance sounds fantastic where the emphasis is a punchy kick, I did perform the sticker mod on these (youtube akg bass mod) that does make difference for sure. With that being said, if you are purchasing these be aware that even at 62 ohms you still need a decent amplifier for these, i thought my fiio a3 could handle it as it does a decent job on the pm3 but those are 25 ohm, these it does ok but you still feel the cans are begging you to go louder, got an objective2 from jds labs for 100 bucks and it has enough drive to get them cranking, was going to go with the magni3 from schiit but was too impatient to wait for backorder for a month, but im sure that one will sound great too as the two are often compared. From my experience portable amps won't be able to drive these to the best potential you'll need a proper desktop amp with an output impedance of less than 1ohm imo to get these singing.The clarity/soundstage on these are so accurate and detailed it will reveal stuff about your music that you didn't notice before, example for me was that i could now hear compression artifacts a lot more noticeably on mp3's especially in the low end, i thought initially the 702's were not able to handle certain low frequencies but upon listening to the same song in flac vs mp3 it was night and day, you can crank it LOUD without distortion just make sure your source music is lossless for best experience, but yes that does mean i'm looking for all my tracks in flac to replace my mp3 collection, i've never really heard about this "burning in" myth but 3-4 weeks in i definitely hear a difference as far as tracks that were a bit hot/distorted when i listened 3 weeks ago at a loud but capable level are now cleaner and can take the same volume levels, might be placebo who knows, the china move to have these made over there from Austria must be why the price is so low as they do initially lightweight and "plastic" but keep in mind these are meant to be used in studios not thrown in backpacks and worn on public transportation, the brainwaves pads added some weight that makes them feel more "expensive" in a way, however the key component, the driver seems to not have been compromised for cheaper parts like the housing/build as i a/b tested these with an Austrian built pair my buddy has and it is exactly the same, as is the q701 and 712 driver, anyways enough of my ramble, for this price these destroy anything similarly priced imo, the site lists them at about 350 and that would be a price i'd still say is a steal for the performance of sound they deliver. GET EM!;;Reviewed in the United States on April 26, 2018;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;i was super ocd about what i wanted in my next set ...;;Q Project Audio;;/gp/customer-reviews/R3D4XYHCVTSC9P/ref=cm_cr_dp_d_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B001RCD2DW;;;Listen, I love bass and that's why I also own v-moda crossfire shadow m-100's for casual listening. 702's are for critical listening with certain types of music. It's for when you need absolutely flat sound and aren't in it for bass. They are excellent in what they are built to do. But don't think these are party music headphones. Get the m-100's for that. 702s are great set of headphones if you know what you are looking for.;;Reviewed in the United States on February 18, 2018;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;Completely neutral goodness.;;Jeremy Young;;/gp/customer-reviews/R36WD69EFPTT0Q/ref=cm_cr_dp_d_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B001RCD2DW;;;Let me first start off by saying I am in no way an audiophile. I'd put myself on the high end consumer side, right before audiophile. I don't know fancy terms, or what they mean. I'm a sound chaser. I look for the best sound I can get. I spend a lot of time at concerts standing right next to the speaker as bass reverberates throughout my body. Before buying these I had gone through many different headphones, amps, dacs and more. I've gone through flagship headphones at consumer level for almost every brand you can think of. I just couldn't find a pair I could settle into. There was never a balance between fidelity, treble and bass. Think of when you're in the car and put the bass all the way down and treble all the way up, or vice versa. That describes most of my headphones, never quite finding a good balance. In comes the k702's. Right out the bat I use them for around 10 hours straight, no sweat, discomfort, no need to take a break from just wearing headphones. This is a bigger deal than I ever realized before the owning these. With my DT-990s, or Hd598 after several hours I would need a break, despite them being comfortable on my head. The sound is like I mentioned above, there is a nice balance. Music doesn't sound overly trebally with vocals enveloping the track. I love bass and out of the box these were a little low for my personal taste, that was easily fixable with a screwdriver, called the sticker mod. Now, after the burn in has occurred there is just no better sounding headphones in my collection. I use these from music to movies to gaming. I'm a soundwhore that obsesses on things like footsteps and these are by far the best I've used. I'd say they're equal to the audiotechnica ad700s with the added benefit of actually sounding good. A simple modmic attachment will turn these into the best gaming headset you've ever owned. AKG is also one of the best manufacturers I've researched and offer free extended replacements on all their products. Things like that are one of the reasons I like to buy specific brands alongside with durability and quality.;;Reviewed in the United States on February 16, 2017;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;High end quality for the average joe;;Peter H.;;/gp/customer-reviews/R1B7WNP829X72U/ref=cm_cr_dp_d_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B001RCD2DW

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Top Amazon Reviews


5.0 out of 5 stars
By Q Project Audio - Reviewed in the United States on April 26, 2018
i was super ocd about what i wanted in my next set ...
i was super ocd about what i wanted in my next set of headphones as I am a music industry professional (producer/engineer) working with club/rave music and trap/hip hop so a lot of bass heavy material, i'll unload my thoughts on these after owning them for about 3 weeks, forgive me for tangents i may stray off on. I wear cans for about 8 hours a day so i naturally became very picky about my headphones, and these are definitely my favorite pair of cans, and AKG proves that in the audiophile game $1000 dollar headphones dont always equal better, the super low price threw me off as i was looking to spend around 500, but i've seen these elsewhere for 300 usd, i was shocked they were so low and some others have commented that the k701s listed here are counterfeit, the comments didnt seem to have any stories with this model so i bit and purchased them, was choosing between these and the hifiman 400i since they were planar and my last set purchased was the oppo-pm3 and i wanted to stick with the planar sound but the reviews on these convinced me to try open-back/dynamic and wow AKG is on their A game, these are for studio use and i would definitely not wear these in public as being open back of course the entire plane or bus will hear your music, and the size, they are quite large and i feel like i'm about to signal in a navy fighter jet in top gun when i put them on, but oh so light! i see why they had to make them this light at this size. The size quickly became a non issue once you hear the sound stage on these, the stock pads are great but they do allow more air to escape being a breathable material and i purchased the brainwaves XL (make sure you get xl) pleathers which fit perfect and i notice much more low end now, they keep your ear from touching the driver which i love, makes the sound stage much more immersive. About the bass issue, these are definitely tailored to the engineer/producer demographic, the bass is there and plenty of it if the track was produced to be sub heavy, i work with a lot of dubstep and trap and the low 808s you can feel vibrating your temple, house/trance sounds fantastic where the emphasis is a punchy kick, I did perform the sticker mod on these (youtube akg bass mod) that does make difference for sure. With that being said, if you are purchasing these be aware that even at 62 ohms you still need a decent amplifier for these, i thought my fiio a3 could handle it as it does a decent job on the pm3 but those are 25 ohm, these it does ok but you still feel the cans are begging you to go louder, got an objective2 from jds labs for 100 bucks and it has enough drive to get them cranking, was going to go with the magni3 from schiit but was too impatient to wait for backorder for a month, but im sure that one will sound great too as the two are often compared. From my experience portable amps won't be able to drive these to the best potential you'll need a proper desktop amp with an output impedance of less than 1ohm imo to get these singing.The clarity/soundstage on these are so accurate and detailed it will reveal stuff about your music that you didn't notice before, example for me was that i could now hear compression artifacts a lot more noticeably on mp3's especially in the low end, i thought initially the 702's were not able to handle certain low frequencies but upon listening to the same song in flac vs mp3 it was night and day, you can crank it LOUD without distortion just make sure your source music is lossless for best experience, but yes that does mean i'm looking for all my tracks in flac to replace my mp3 collection, i've never really heard about this "burning in" myth but 3-4 weeks in i definitely hear a difference as far as tracks that were a bit hot/distorted when i listened 3 weeks ago at a loud but capable level are now cleaner and can take the same volume levels, might be placebo who knows, the china move to have these made over there from Austria must be why the price is so low as they do initially lightweight and "plastic" but keep in mind these are meant to be used in studios not thrown in backpacks and worn on public transportation, the brainwaves pads added some weight that makes them feel more "expensive" in a way, however the key component, the driver seems to not have been compromised for cheaper parts like the housing/build as i a/b tested these with an Austrian built pair my buddy has and it is exactly the same, as is the q701 and 712 driver, anyways enough of my ramble, for this price these destroy anything similarly priced imo, the site lists them at about 350 and that would be a price i'd still say is a steal for the performance of sound they deliver. GET EM!

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Jeremy Young - Reviewed in the United States on February 18, 2018
Completely neutral goodness.
Listen, I love bass and that's why I also own v-moda crossfire shadow m-100's for casual listening. 702's are for critical listening with certain types of music. It's for when you need absolutely flat sound and aren't in it for bass. They are excellent in what they are built to do. But don't think these are party music headphones. Get the m-100's for that. 702s are great set of headphones if you know what you are looking for.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Peter H. - Reviewed in the United States on February 16, 2017
High end quality for the average joe
Let me first start off by saying I am in no way an audiophile. I'd put myself on the high end consumer side, right before audiophile. I don't know fancy terms, or what they mean. I'm a sound chaser. I look for the best sound I can get. I spend a lot of time at concerts standing right next to the speaker as bass reverberates throughout my body. Before buying these I had gone through many different headphones, amps, dacs and more. I've gone through flagship headphones at consumer level for almost every brand you can think of. I just couldn't find a pair I could settle into. There was never a balance between fidelity, treble and bass. Think of when you're in the car and put the bass all the way down and treble all the way up, or vice versa. That describes most of my headphones, never quite finding a good balance. In comes the k702's. Right out the bat I use them for around 10 hours straight, no sweat, discomfort, no need to take a break from just wearing headphones. This is a bigger deal than I ever realized before the owning these. With my DT-990s, or Hd598 after several hours I would need a break, despite them being comfortable on my head. The sound is like I mentioned above, there is a nice balance. Music doesn't sound overly trebally with vocals enveloping the track. I love bass and out of the box these were a little low for my personal taste, that was easily fixable with a screwdriver, called the sticker mod. Now, after the burn in has occurred there is just no better sounding headphones in my collection. I use these from music to movies to gaming. I'm a soundwhore that obsesses on things like footsteps and these are by far the best I've used. I'd say they're equal to the audiotechnica ad700s with the added benefit of actually sounding good. A simple modmic attachment will turn these into the best gaming headset you've ever owned. AKG is also one of the best manufacturers I've researched and offer free extended replacements on all their products. Things like that are one of the reasons I like to buy specific brands alongside with durability and quality.

Recent Reviews


5.0 out of 5 stars
By Q Project Audio - Reviewed in the United States on April 26, 2018
i was super ocd about what i wanted in my next set ...
i was super ocd about what i wanted in my next set of headphones as I am a music industry professional (producer/engineer) working with club/rave music and trap/hip hop so a lot of bass heavy material, i'll unload my thoughts on these after owning them for about 3 weeks, forgive me for tangents i may stray off on. I wear cans for about 8 hours a day so i naturally became very picky about my headphones, and these are definitely my favorite pair of cans, and AKG proves that in the audiophile game $1000 dollar headphones dont always equal better, the super low price threw me off as i was looking to spend around 500, but i've seen these elsewhere for 300 usd, i was shocked they were so low and some others have commented that the k701s listed here are counterfeit, the comments didnt seem to have any stories with this model so i bit and purchased them, was choosing between these and the hifiman 400i since they were planar and my last set purchased was the oppo-pm3 and i wanted to stick with the planar sound but the reviews on these convinced me to try open-back/dynamic and wow AKG is on their A game, these are for studio use and i would definitely not wear these in public as being open back of course the entire plane or bus will hear your music, and the size, they are quite large and i feel like i'm about to signal in a navy fighter jet in top gun when i put them on, but oh so light! i see why they had to make them this light at this size. The size quickly became a non issue once you hear the sound stage on these, the stock pads are great but they do allow more air to escape being a breathable material and i purchased the brainwaves XL (make sure you get xl) pleathers which fit perfect and i notice much more low end now, they keep your ear from touching the driver which i love, makes the sound stage much more immersive. About the bass issue, these are definitely tailored to the engineer/producer demographic, the bass is there and plenty of it if the track was produced to be sub heavy, i work with a lot of dubstep and trap and the low 808s you can feel vibrating your temple, house/trance sounds fantastic where the emphasis is a punchy kick, I did perform the sticker mod on these (youtube akg bass mod) that does make difference for sure. With that being said, if you are purchasing these be aware that even at 62 ohms you still need a decent amplifier for these, i thought my fiio a3 could handle it as it does a decent job on the pm3 but those are 25 ohm, these it does ok but you still feel the cans are begging you to go louder, got an objective2 from jds labs for 100 bucks and it has enough drive to get them cranking, was going to go with the magni3 from schiit but was too impatient to wait for backorder for a month, but im sure that one will sound great too as the two are often compared. From my experience portable amps won't be able to drive these to the best potential you'll need a proper desktop amp with an output impedance of less than 1ohm imo to get these singing.The clarity/soundstage on these are so accurate and detailed it will reveal stuff about your music that you didn't notice before, example for me was that i could now hear compression artifacts a lot more noticeably on mp3's especially in the low end, i thought initially the 702's were not able to handle certain low frequencies but upon listening to the same song in flac vs mp3 it was night and day, you can crank it LOUD without distortion just make sure your source music is lossless for best experience, but yes that does mean i'm looking for all my tracks in flac to replace my mp3 collection, i've never really heard about this "burning in" myth but 3-4 weeks in i definitely hear a difference as far as tracks that were a bit hot/distorted when i listened 3 weeks ago at a loud but capable level are now cleaner and can take the same volume levels, might be placebo who knows, the china move to have these made over there from Austria must be why the price is so low as they do initially lightweight and "plastic" but keep in mind these are meant to be used in studios not thrown in backpacks and worn on public transportation, the brainwaves pads added some weight that makes them feel more "expensive" in a way, however the key component, the driver seems to not have been compromised for cheaper parts like the housing/build as i a/b tested these with an Austrian built pair my buddy has and it is exactly the same, as is the q701 and 712 driver, anyways enough of my ramble, for this price these destroy anything similarly priced imo, the site lists them at about 350 and that would be a price i'd still say is a steal for the performance of sound they deliver. GET EM!

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Jeremy Young - Reviewed in the United States on February 18, 2018
Completely neutral goodness.
Listen, I love bass and that's why I also own v-moda crossfire shadow m-100's for casual listening. 702's are for critical listening with certain types of music. It's for when you need absolutely flat sound and aren't in it for bass. They are excellent in what they are built to do. But don't think these are party music headphones. Get the m-100's for that. 702s are great set of headphones if you know what you are looking for.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Peter H. - Reviewed in the United States on February 16, 2017
High end quality for the average joe
Let me first start off by saying I am in no way an audiophile. I'd put myself on the high end consumer side, right before audiophile. I don't know fancy terms, or what they mean. I'm a sound chaser. I look for the best sound I can get. I spend a lot of time at concerts standing right next to the speaker as bass reverberates throughout my body. Before buying these I had gone through many different headphones, amps, dacs and more. I've gone through flagship headphones at consumer level for almost every brand you can think of. I just couldn't find a pair I could settle into. There was never a balance between fidelity, treble and bass. Think of when you're in the car and put the bass all the way down and treble all the way up, or vice versa. That describes most of my headphones, never quite finding a good balance. In comes the k702's. Right out the bat I use them for around 10 hours straight, no sweat, discomfort, no need to take a break from just wearing headphones. This is a bigger deal than I ever realized before the owning these. With my DT-990s, or Hd598 after several hours I would need a break, despite them being comfortable on my head. The sound is like I mentioned above, there is a nice balance. Music doesn't sound overly trebally with vocals enveloping the track. I love bass and out of the box these were a little low for my personal taste, that was easily fixable with a screwdriver, called the sticker mod. Now, after the burn in has occurred there is just no better sounding headphones in my collection. I use these from music to movies to gaming. I'm a soundwhore that obsesses on things like footsteps and these are by far the best I've used. I'd say they're equal to the audiotechnica ad700s with the added benefit of actually sounding good. A simple modmic attachment will turn these into the best gaming headset you've ever owned. AKG is also one of the best manufacturers I've researched and offer free extended replacements on all their products. Things like that are one of the reasons I like to buy specific brands alongside with durability and quality.