AKG K401 Headphone Reviews

Manufacturer AKG Model K401
Headphone Type Open Circumaural Headband Type Double
Weight (g) 230 Driver Type Dynamic
Enclosure Material Plastic Isolation (dB) 0
Impedance (ohms) 120 Cable Length (cm) 2500
Frequency Response (Hz) 18 - 28000  
Connector 3.5mm with 6.5mm adaptor Street Price US$120
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Average reviewer scores
Bass Extension 3.0 Bass Impact 3.0
Bass Quality 4.0 Mids Quality 5.0
Highs Quality 4.5 Soundstage 6.0
Detail 5.5 Portability 3.5
Isolation 0.0 Comfort 7.5
Durability 6.0 Improvement With Amplification 5.5
Value for Money 4.0    
Overall Score 5.3 Total Reviews 2

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Review by Senior Member gunnar on 28 Dec 06  15:11
Individual review
Bass Extension1
Bass Impact1
Bass Quality2
Mids Quality2
Highs Quality3

Tonally, I find these to be more accurate than the K501 because they have more generous bass. The rest of the qualities of the 501 still hold true however, and these are quite clinical and uninvolving with most types of music other than Classical. They do respond well to a warm powerful headphone amp but not enough to change their fundamental character. They lack a little air and treble extension of the 501s too, but I would still choose them as the better value.

Review by Senior Member acs236 on 02 Jan 05  06:40
Individual review
Bass Extension5
Bass Impact5
Bass Quality6
Mids Quality8
Highs Quality6

These represent a very good bang for the buck. Though not for bassheads, they are well balanced headphones, with incredibly sweet mids and very nice soundstage. I think they could be more detailed, however. They are very comfortable. They're about as close to full size Etymotic 4S's that I have heard.

AKG K401