Sparkling harmonics, incredibly low distortion and unequalled realism in the lower frequencies – it’s the huge, airy, three-dimensional sound available only in the finest high-end speaker systems and microphones. Now, we’ve engineered it into the most accurate and responsive reference headphones we‘ve ever produced, the Q 701s. Hear music exactly as the artist intended in true surround sound.
Q 701s employ flat-wire voice-coil technology, our patented Varimotion multilayer diaphragm and the AKG neodymium-magnet system for sparkling high-frequency signal tracking and a distortion-free bass response. Q 701s produce balanced stereo separation and precision 3-D imaging in an immersive soundscape of unequalled realism.
'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
The AKG Q701 reference-class premium headphones represent a momentous partnership with AKG and one of the most accomplished musicians of the 20th century: Quincy Jones- an American icon whose productions include the best-selling album (Thriller) and single (We Are the World) of all time. Quincy has received an unprecedented 79 GRAMMY nominations and 27 GRAMMY awards, more than any other living artist. It stands to reason that the headphones he puts his name to must be nothing but the very best-and the Q701s are the most accurate and responsive headphones AKG has ever produced. Reference denotes a class of audio equipment that imparts little to no change to the input audio signal, producing a huge, airy, three-dimensional sound. The over-ear headphones feature revolutionary flat-wire voice coils that create a spacious, dramatic soundstage with precise 360-degree imaging and outstanding transient response. Patented two-layer diaphragms similar to their professional studio counterparts offer sparkling high-frequency sound and accurate bass response. Additionally, a high-performance neodymium magnet system makes the headphones heat-resistant for minimal distortion at any listening level. The Q701s deliver pinpoint imaging with unmatched realism.Says Quincy, This is the best quality sound I've heard in headphones, ever. And I'm proud my name is on them.AKG Quincy Jones Signature Series Q701 Premium Class Reference Headphones Features:Revolutionary flat-wire voice coilPatented Varimotion 2-layer diaphragmHigh-performance neodymium magnetstotally open-back designHigh-performance, 99.99% oxygen-free cableProfessional 6.3mm stereo plugUnique 3D-Form earpads for perfect fitCushioned, genuine-leather headbandIndividually tested and serialized