AKG Q701 Quincy Jones
The AKG Q701 headphones are the culmination of Quincy Jones unprecedented input into the famed K701 musical presentation. Quincy's signature influence offers a smoother tone and great low-end response with magnificent detail and huge soundstage depth surpassing that of any mere "studio" headphone. All of Quincy's legendary recordings from 'Thriller' to 'We Are The World' were made using top AKG headphones -- find out why! Choose your color.
- Quincy Jones signature sound brought to the K701
- Revolutionary flat-wire voice coils for intense clarity
- AKG-patented 'VariMotion' 2-layer diaphragm technology
- Uber lightweight neodymium magnet arrays
- Detachable / replaceable headphone cord
- Manufactured in Austria. Individually serial numbered
What's In The Box:
- 1 - 10ft detachable headphone cable
- 1 - 20ft detachable headphone cable
- 1/4" stereo plug adapter
- AKG owner's warranty statement
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The Quincy Jones AKG Q701 headphones are very similar to the AKG K701 on which they are based with perhaps slightly more controlled highs right out of the box versus their famous counterparts. Quincy has also brought his own world-famous smooth-toned sound signature to the K701's top-end brightness which may be considered a good thing for reference listeners finding the laser-like detail resolution of the K701's uppermost highs overly strident or sibilant. Other than a more relaxed timbral dimension, expect the same incredible depth of soundstage and precise musical expressiveness in the Q701 with a tightly focused, non-bloated bottom-end response highly favored by critical audiophiles and demanding studio producers alike. The midranges are present, fully developed and well-bodied throughout all vocal ranges without any leading edge or sense of grain. The large, completely circumaural ["around the ear"] fit of the Q701's ear cushions completely surrounds the earlobes on most heads, making for one of the most comfortable, lightweight full-size headphones in the industry. Whew, finally, cool headphones not named after a rapper!
The Quincy Jones Q701 headphones come in black or white colors at HeadRoom and feature easily detachable headphone cables that can be upgraded if desired with excellent Cardas Audio after-market cabling. Full-size circumaural earcups with plush black velour cushions surround the earlobes and offer excellent long-term wearing comfort, an important plus for working producers and recordists using headphones all day (and night). The AKG 'semi-sealed' earcup construction affords little isolation from ambient noise intrusion but does help prevent audio 'leakage' to the outside when listening in quiet settings where perhaps you don't want to disturb cubicle mates -- or wake up your partner. The Q701's outer earcups sport boss cosmetic rings around the driver frames, an understated differentiation from the regular K701 look. As with the standard AKG K701 model, we recommend allowing about 300 hrs of play-time (aka "burn-in") for the Q701 to open up and sonically perform at its very best. The two provided headphone cords included with the AKG Q701 are green in color, extend 10ft and 20ft respectively, and the package also includes an AKG stereo adapter for use with any plug size. The free 2-year manufacturer's 'repair or replace' product warranty remains in effect only with your HeadRoom "100% authorized AKG dealer" purchase receipt.
- Manufacturer Warranty: 2 years
- Connector Type: 1/8
- Weight: 235 grams w/o cord
- Isolation: -10dB ~ -12dB
- Impedance @ 1kHz: 62 Ohms
- Detachable Cable: Yes
- Cord Length: 9ft
- Cord Type: Straight Left-Side
- Headphone Type: Full Size
- Coupler Size: Large
- Ear Coupler Type: Full-Size
- Driver Type: Dynamic
- Acoustic Seal: Semi-Open
- Sensitivity: 105 dB
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Posted by x on 2013-05-11
Recommend Product: No
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Posted by thetoolmandar from Orlando, FL on 2012-04-06
Recommend Product: Yes
Pros: Comfortable for Hours, Lightweight, Excellant Build Quality
Part Two: Do not judge these if you have not invested in a good DAC like the Headroom Micro I just got today. Compromise input = compromised output. What a difference!
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Posted by Jon Satisfaction from Dark Side, Moon on 2012-02-22
Recommend Product: Yes
Pros: Great sound, comforable, quality
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