Is it really as good as we can hear it? In what situation is it most effective? Is this the right headset for you?
Well, we’re going to answer those questions in this article by going through a detailed AKG Pro Audio K702 review.
Of course, we no longer need to introduce AKG, the Austrian brand responsible for the production of many headphones and microphones used in particular in studios and home studios all over the world.
Among the known references that come up when talking about open headphones for monitoring or home studio mixing, the K702 is a name that comes up often. Just like the k240 mkII of the same brand, by the way.
AKG Pro Audio K702 Headphones Review
Appearance & Manufacturing
Before talking about the sound, let’s first talk about the manufacturing.
The AKG K702 is delivered in a cardboard box, of course properly packaged.
Upon unpacking, you immediately notice that the K702 is a relatively massive headset (yes, the drivers are 45 mm!) which will look good when placed on your desk or when you wear it.
Indeed, the design is rather sober and pleasant, although it is a pity that the side grilles are made of plastic. I would have seen a slightly nicer material.
That said, it’s a solid plastic that will hold up over time — no doubt about that.
The velour pads are pleasant and do not hold the ears too hot because the structure of the headphones means that it hugs the head just enough, thanks to an elastic adjustment system.
As the drivers are wide, the pads are too: the AKG K702 will therefore surround the ears very well, which allows a more immersive sound.
The part of the headband in contact with your head, moreover, is made of leather. It may seem a little hard at first, but that’s normal: the headband will fit the shape of your head better after a few uses when the leather has relaxed a little.
Finally, note that the supplied cable is detachable, which is a real plus. For me, it should be standard on studio headphones: casually, even a solid cable can be damaged.
And in this situation, everyone will appreciate having to buy only the cable…
Analytical sound & very good stereo image.
After a hundred hours of running-in (pink noise, radio, etc.), the AKG K702 has literally changed: very wide stereo image, clear separation of instruments, and impressive ability to reproduce details.
So, of course, we are on an open-back headphone and, what is more, is a little focused on the mids/trebles. So the bass is slightly behind.
But the sound is very high quality, and I’m sure it will improve a bit after another hundred or two hours.
- studio/home studio mixing and mastering;
- editing recordings before mixing (you really hear all the details of the sound!)
- audiophile listening in general.
Note: Despite a relatively low impedance of 62 Ohms, it is sometimes rightly read that the K702 needs a good headphone amplifier.
I took advantage of this AKG K702 review to test it on a lot of audio interfaces (Audient id14, PreSonus Studio 24C, RME UFX II, etc.), and my conclusion is as follows: in terms of sound power, generally, all interfaces will allow you to have a correct volume.
However, the K702 actually needs quite a bit of power to be able to enjoy sound in the best possible conditions. In fact, if you use it on a mobile phone or on an interface powered via USB, the amount of current available will be too low, which will tend to generate distortion and affect the width of the stereo image.
This does not mean that the headphones are unusable in these conditions, but rather that they will be less pleasant to listen to. No problem, however, on mains-powered interfaces… 🙂
Comfort and Durability
If you’re looking for a pair of headphones that will give you great sound quality and that are also comfortable to wear for extended periods of time, the AKG Pro Audio K702 should be at the top of your list. These headphones are built to last, and they are also very comfortable to wear.
The AKG K702 has a durable construction that makes them resistant to damage. They also have a soft earpad design that makes them comfortable to wear for long periods of time.
FAQs About AKG Pro Audio K702
Is the AKG K702 good for gaming?
The AKG K702 is a great pair of headphones for gaming. They are made with professional audio in mind, and they provide good sound quality while gaming.
The AKG K702 is also one of the most comfortable headphones that we have ever tried. They are light and easy to wear, and they provide good noise isolation. This means that you will not be disturbed by other sounds while gaming.
Overall, the AKG K702 is a great pair of headphones for gamers. They provide good sound quality, good noise isolation, and they are easy to wear.
Does K702 need amp?
The short answer is no. The AKG K702 headphones come with a built-in amplifier that is capable of delivering a strong signal to your ears. However, if you want to get the most out of your headphones, you should consider investing in an amp.
An amplifier will allow you to listen to your music at higher volumes and with greater clarity. It will also improve the overall sound quality of your music, making it easier for you to hear all the details in your songs.
If you are not sure whether or not you need an amplifier for your K702 headphones, we recommend checking out our full review of the AKG K702 headphones.
Where are AKG K702 made?
AKG Acoustics is an Austrian company that specializes in headphones and other audio equipment. They are well-known for their quality products, and the AKG K702 is no exception.
The AKG K702 is a super premium headphone that was designed with mixing and recording in mind. The drivers are specially tuned to provide an excellent sound quality when mixing or recording music.
One of the best things about the AKG K702 is that they are made in Austria. This gives you the assurance that you are getting a high-quality product. Not only that, but the customer service is also top-notch. If you have any problems with your AKG K702, be sure to contact them for assistance. They will be able to help you solve any issues that you may have.
How many ohms are AKG K702?
The AKG K702 are some of the best headphones for mixing that you can buy. They have a great sound, and they are very comfortable to wear. However, they do have one downside: they have a relatively high impedance rating of 62 ohms.
This means that they are not ideal for use with portable audio devices like smartphones and MP3 players. If you want to use the AKG K702 with those types of devices, you will need to purchase a headphone amplifier or a USB port adapter.
Overall, the AKG K702 are an excellent pair of headphones that are perfect for mixing and recording music.
After a month of AKG K702 review in all sorts of configurations, the result is clear to me: once run-in, the AKG K702 are excellent studio/home studio headphones.
It will indeed allow you to edit and mix in optimal conditions, and you can even use it elsewhere to listen to music — provided you have a headphone amplifier that is at least effective (it can, of course, act as an integrated amplifier to an audio interface).
In short, you will have understood it through my listening notes a little above: if you like details and are looking for headphones with a really wide stereo image, the K702 will undoubtedly be an excellent choice.