AKG K701 Balanced Fat Pipe Upgrade 10ft
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A long-time leader in high-end headphones, AKG offers us the K701, a top-of-the-line full-size model with detailed musicality, an expansive soundstage presentation and technically accurate insight across the entire audio spectrum. Lovingly rewired with our proprietary HeadRoom Cardas 'Fat Pipe' headphone cord, the recabled K701 delivers an extra level of tonal refinement and smoothness under balanced-drive. Nowhere near their acoustic potential out of the box, patience and a long 300hr break-in period will get rewarded with pristine musical clarity. The level of acoustic performance here rivals some top $1,000+ designs -- so simply a world-class balanced headphone at an incredible bang-for-the-buck investment. 10ft Balanced Cardas Fat-Pipe cord length.
- Outstanding musical detail and deep soundstage from fast close-tolerance aluminum voice coils
- Lightweight and comfortable ergonomics, durable and well-built
- Re-cabled with our own Cardas/HeadRoom proprietary 'Fat Pipe' headphone cord for balanced XLR headphone amp operation
- Replaceable earpads for extended use life
- Very well engineered design by excellent Austrian headphone maker
- Lifetime HeadRoom warranty on cable defects & cable workmanship!
The AKG K701 Balanced Headphones by HeadRoom
AKG has brought their considerable Austrian audio engineering skills into sharp focus on their high-end dynamic headphone designs and produced an astonishingly great pair of cans in the K701 model. Getting it absolutely right at this level of reference audio performance is tough and the K701 gets darn near perfection, especially when you consider that these headphones sonically can go head-to-head with many of the over-$1,000 models in the industry. The AKG K701 Balanced headphones deliver a true, dynamic and punchy sound, articulate and clear over the entire audio spectrum. Balance lovers will appreciate the clean and tight bottom-end bass control while classical or acoustic music fans will love the fact that the K701's extreme dynamic insights moves right on up the frequency range to distinctly articulate every subtle finger pluck and rosin-on-gut string texture in the mix. About the only negative thing that we can possibly say about these headphones is that those who like a very laid-back, mellow or heavy bass presentation might want to look elsewhere since the K701 Balanced are highly refined audiophile headphones that deliver an incisive tone with big, quick detail and a liquid immediacy that demands your attention. And…oh!...what a lovely demand it is.
AKG K701 'Balanced' XLR Recabling
So how do we get it even better? Custom recabling on your AKG K701 delivers even clearer detail and a more spacious sound. At HeadRoom, we start with a custom fabricated, highly upgraded 10-foot Cardas 'Fat Pipe' cable completely exclusive to HeadRoom, specifically designed, trimmed, tinned and finished for AKG K701 headphones. Then we carefully disassemble your beloved K701 and completely remove the stock cable and connectors. Stereo left/right 3-pin Neutrik connectors for balanced amplifiers are then painstakingly wedded. The end result is a completely professional and fully warranteed headphone upgrade that will long serve your balanced listening pleasure.
Balanced Headphone Amplifiers & DACs
Of course, you'll need a terrific 'balanced' XLR-output headphone amp and, ideally, an excellent balanced source. We currently offer our superb made-in-Montana HeadRoom Balanced Ultra Desktop Amp ['The BUDA'] delivering world-class audiophile listening pleasure that remains unsurpassed in the headphone industry in our humble estimation.
More About HeadRoom Cabling Our HeadRoom connector cables are hand-crafted in our Bozeman, Montana plant by highly skilled technicians using only the very best materials available. No cheapo, noisy wiring here! The Cardas 'Fat Pipe' geometry is a four-conductor with braided shield cable featuring Golden Ratio, oxygen-free, pure copper Litz wire with pure teflon dialectrics just like the boutique stuff costing hundreds more. Connectors are terminated by hand using Cardas Ultra Pure Quadeutectic solder. All connectors are mechanically inert, isolated from electrical noise and completely resonance-free, producing a very quiet, musical and superbly accurate cable capable of beautiful sound reproduction.
Don't forget about our optional (sold separately) HeadRoom-fabricated XLR-to-1/4" Dongle Adapter suitable for using the AKG K701 Balanced -- or any other XLR-terminated balanced headphones -- with any standard [single-ended] 1/4" headphone amp or normal audio source.
*The additional costs on this headphone are comprised of our in-house HeadRoom labor charges for disassembling the AKG K701 [hard wired] headphones, replacing with new Cardas Fat-Pipe headphone cord, and restoring the 'phones to brand-new condition. It's a professionally finished & fully warranteed cable upgrade done by skilled HeadRoom technicians in Bozeman Montana USA.
- Manufacturer Warranty: 2 Years
- Headphone Type: Full Size
- Connector Type: Balanced XLR
- Weight: 235 g (8.3 oz.) without cord
- Isolation: -10dB ~ -12dB
- Impedance @ 1kHz: 62 ohms
- Detachable Cable: No
- Cord Length: 10 ft. (3 m)
- Cord Type: Straight Left-Side
- Coupler Size: Large
- Ear Coupler Type: Full-Size
- Driver Type: Dynamic
- Acoustic Seal: Semi-Open
- Sensitivity: 105 dB SPL/V
- Balanced: Yes
Posted by Audio Supremus from Hong Kong on 2012-07-26
Recommend Product: Yes
Pros: Takes the already superb K701 to a higher level of performance.
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