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edgarde
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Aug 3, 2013
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The Q701 can be had for under $250<br />http://www.amazon.com/s?rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3AAKG%20Q701<br /><br />I picked the lime green because of its vastly expanded soundstage and warm but revealing tone when compared to the white and black versions sold under the same model number. Actually that's not true at all; I got it out of suspicion the color choice was Quincy Jones' sadistic joke on the Austrians.<br /><br />Rumor has it the Q701's are just rebranded K702's. However, AKG are known to modify the drivers for some existing model lines without changing the number, so it is possible for (presumably slight) differences to creep in.
Aug 3, 2013
bobburghart
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Dec 2, 2013
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The Q701 is, sound-wise, identical to the K702 Anniversary edition (with only different earpads improving the K702 Anniversary's sound).
The K701 and K702 (non-Anniversary) are identical aside from the K702's detachable cable and different color scheme.
The K701 and K702 (non-Anniversary) headphones are light and airy, often criticized for not having enough bass.
The Q701 and K701 Anniversary headphones share the K701/K702's upper clarity, but both do a better (at least from my point of view) job with the lower end of the sound spectrum. They sound fuller, but don't sacrifice the benefits of the K701/K702 in the process.
The K702 Anniversary's earpads do a better job keeping sound in, they're made from a softer(?) foam material that better cups the shape of your head. You can read more about the K702 anniversary in comparison to the Q701 here:
http://www.head-fi.org/t/655082/akg-q701-vs-akg-k702-65th-anniversary-comparison-review
In my opinion, the K702 Anniversary's are at the top, the Q701's are just below, the K702 sits below them, just slightly atop the K701. That's with my preferences for sound, your own my vary.
Here's a comparison of the K702 (non anniversary) to the Q701:
http://www.head-fi.org/t/594927/akg-q701-vs-akg-k702-comparison-review
Dec 2, 2013
Jim_
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Jan 30, 2014
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Quick note I have the k701s and q701s and have swapped the EarPods and they are definitely something different other than the ear pads because it doesn't really change the sound much swapping the Earpads. The Q's still have their bass and the K still sound great and clean. I realize they are similar but it is definitely not just the pads
Jan 30, 2014
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