Product Comparison: AKG K612 PRO vs AKG K701


General Specifications
Brand
AKG
AKG
Model
K612 PRO
K701
Origin
Austria
China
About the Product
K612 PRO headphones are reference open, over-ear phones that deliver natural sound imaging for professional monitoring. The advanced open technology offers comfort for long working sessions and a full, spacious sound. AKGs patented Varimotion diaphragm technology.
The K701 will turn perception into pure enjoyment. AKG is the first manufacturer in the world to use revolutionary flat-wire technology in headphones, namely the K701. The result is a truly dramatic sound that places every musician at his or her correct location with pinpoint accuracy.
Key Specs
Type
Open over-ear
Closed over-ear
Sensitivity
101 dB
105 dB
Min. Frequency Range
12 Hz
10 Hz
Max. Frequency Range
39.5 kHz
39.8 kHz
Impedance
120 Ω
62 Ω
What customers say about "Key Specs"
AKG K612 PRO Open-Back Over-Ear Premium Reference Studio Headphones
  • Spacious sound stage, neutral rather than accentuated bass, beautiful mid range, detail forensically rendered.
  • Bass, mid, and treble all represented with such clarity and realism.
  • These headphones have relatively high impedance and low sensitivity. They are very fussy about the amplifier.
  • The sound is such good like I was partially deaf before but now I can hear everything.
  • If you are looking for a warm or smooth sound these are not what you need.
AKG K701 Open-Back, Over-Ear Premium Reference Class Studio Headphones
  • The clarity of these headphones is second to none. Crystal clear highs and smooth but not overbearing lows make these a pleasure to listen to.
  • They are incredibly detailed. You will hear every single flaw on every recording. You will hear every inch of the noise floor.
  • The bass response from these headphones is simply STUNNING. Refined and not over-bearing nor muddy. I didn't expect such excellent bass coming from headphones at all! You can hear every nuance of sounds and music from these.
  • They sound great, and you can still hear the room.
  • I really love the separation between the highs, mids, and bass.
  • If you are looking for a warm or smooth sound these are not what you need, nor are they ideal for rock and pop recordings, but good for classical music.
Size & Weight
Height
9.8 in.
8.35 in.
Width
8.8 in.
7.83 in.
Depth
4.3 in.
4.45 in.
Weight
8.4 oz.
8.29 oz.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
AKG K612 PRO Open-Back Over-Ear Premium Reference Studio Headphones
  • Large but lightweight. Very detailed and revealing performance.
  • They feel huge - like having two comfy pillows clamped to your head - but not overly heavy.
  • By the much larger size, they are actually more comfortable to wear.
  • Though as these headphones are lightweight, but they feel particularly sturdy.
  • They are big and light, the cups go right over your ears and they are open backed adding to the airy, spacious sound these give.
AKG K701 Open-Back, Over-Ear Premium Reference Class Studio Headphones
  • These phones are so comfortable you could wear them for a week and not know you have them on.
  • The comfort level is as advertised. I forget they are on my head. No pressure on my head or ears.
  • They can stay on my head for a couple of hours every day without my ears suffering earphone fatigue.
  • They are so soft and comfortable and have such a great tone that you really forgot you are wearing them after a long session, where others you have to take a break.
  • The are very comfortable and easy on the ears after long hours of mixing.
Features
Detachable Cable
No
No
Foldable
No
No
Cable Length
9.84 ft.
9.84 ft.
Microphone
No
No
In-Line Remote
No
No
Headband Material
Aluminum / Leather
Leather/Metal
Extras
Designed for professional mixing and monitoring, Computer-optimized neodymium magnets, Sophisticated open technology, Varimotion Diaphragm Technology
Open-back over-ear design, 3d-Form earpads, Over Ear form factor, Revolutionary flat-wire voice coil technology, Bi-wiring, high-performance cable
Driver Diameter
1.77 in.
What customers say about "Features"
AKG K612 PRO Open-Back Over-Ear Premium Reference Studio Headphones
  • The first time I used these I thought they were nice headphones, pretty comfy design.
  • They cover my ears really well and the cable doesn't get in the way and is soft and not heavy.
  • As they are not sealed, I find they give a less confined sound and feel far more natural/comfortable.
  • These are open-back phones, so I was prepared for sound leakage - but it is more than I was expecting.
  • Open back headphones do leak sound into their surroundings and don't completely isolate the wearer.
AKG K701 Open-Back, Over-Ear Premium Reference Class Studio Headphones
  • It is really a joy to listen to my music through these phones. These are also the most natural sounding phones.
  • They are an open design, but they are so clear that you don't need very high levels, and bleed is minimal.
  • Bottom is not overdone and really tight. Top end feels super accurate without feeling flat.
  • These headphones sound good, are lovely to wear, and are designed nicely.
  • I dont like how the cable is non replaceable and cheap unlike other headphones in this price range.
Warranty / Certifications
Certifications
CE
CE
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
199.00 $
449.00 $


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