AKG Q 701 Quincy Jones Signature Reference-Class Premium Headphones – Black

August 7, 2013 - Comment

Music producers depend on studio headphones for their success, and with an unprecedented 79 Gramm y nominations, no music producer has achieved greater success than Quincy Jones. Here at the home of AKG audio technology, we are proud to honor Quincy’s long association with our brand by creating the Signature Edition Q 701 headphones, the

Music producers depend on studio headphones for their success, and with an unprecedented 79 Gramm y nominations, no music producer has achieved greater success than Quincy Jones. Here at the home of AKG audio technology, we are proud to honor Quincy’s long association with our brand by creating the Signature Edition Q 701 headphones, the most accurate and responsive headphones we’ve ever produced. Featuring the revolutionary flat-wire voice coils and patented two-layer diaphragms of their studio counterparts, the Q 701s deliver pinpoint imaging in an endless soundscape of unequaled realism. And they do it with all the style and élan of the man himself. “These are the only headphones I’ve heard that bring out the true sound we were striving for on records like ‘Billie Jean,‚ ‘Thriller’ and ‘Give Me the Night.‚ It’s the best-quality sound I’ve heard, ever.” – Quincy Jones

Product Features

  • Evolutionary flat-wire voice-coil technology for extremely accura te sound and transient response
  • Patented varimotion two layer diaphragm for sparkling highs and accurate bass response
  • High-performance neodymium magnet system for minimum distortion
  • High-performance, 99.99% oxygen-free, single-sided cable
  • Comfortable, specially shaped 3-d-form ear pads for perfect fit

Comments

Henri Savin says:

Demanding and rewarding in the same time. Quincy Jones is a musical legend! If he puts his name on a product, one can expect this product to be of the highest quality.In my search for the best headphones for the bucks,I was looking into buying a headphone from AKG to see what that famous brand has to offer. What decided me for this model was the endorsement by Quincy, alongside with the nicely discounted price.I have had the phone since just about a week. I have already started to take it through a burn-in phase but right out of the box, the set impressed me and also my colleagues. They have had a few occasions to try the headphones I buy (I own more than a dozen) and they told me this set impressed them the most.So what’s to like?Let’s start by the first impression when putting them on. They feel extra light. The cups are huge, so is the set; yet the weight is not really felt. The pressure is not on the ears but around it and it is highly bearable. I almost feel that my medium head and ears are too…

T. Parks says:

Who needs Beats? So everyone around me is getting Beats by Dre. I tried a pair and thought “Well, this sounds nice.” Thus I began my hunt for my first set of stylish ‘cans’ that sound great. After tirelessly picking through reviews on every corner of the internet, my search led me to the Q701’s. (And led me to stay far away from the Beats.) And I am very glad it did! They’re less expensive, and sound better for my preference! I purposely waited a few months to write a review so make sure I could thoroughly experience them. I’m no audiophile (yet?) but I’ve learned some things. So take this as a detailed, “not quite yet an audiophile” review. 🙂 If anything is inaccurate, please let me know!Get these if:You listen to all genre’s of music. Not just bass.Are willing to buy/carry around an external amplifier.Have room on your hard drive/mp3 player for high quality music (300mb to 700mb per album.)Want stylish headphones.DON’T get these if:You intend on…

Andrew R Rosenberg says:

Q701 – Excellent Reference Headphone You will definitely never misplace these as they practically glow (think almost highlighter green)! As other reviewers have stated, this is not a headphone to use with low rate MP3 files. If there are artifacts in your recording, or you just have a poorly mixed recording, these headphones will make that pretty apparent. The fit and finish is quite good, and wearer comfort is good with the combination of overall light weight and cushy velour ear pads. The reviewer who claimed this was like strapping two soft bagels to your head, nailed the size reference. You will not be bringing these on your commute. The self-adjusting head band does everything it is supposed to and holds nicely.I only have a few hours on these running (mostly) lossless through my Icon HD, but they already sound quite good. The highs, mids and lows all come through very realistically and balanced. I find these really excel for jazz, vocals, live, and acoustic music. I would disagree with those…

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