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AKG Q701 Quincy Jones Signature Line Reference-Class Premium Headphones - White

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  • Revolutionary flat-wire voice-coil technology for extremely accurate 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 3D form ear pads for the perfect fit

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  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 25 x 24 cm ; 45 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 680 g
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  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 17 Dec. 2010
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Flat-out perfection. You’d expect nothing less from Quincy Jones.

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 3D 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

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As a broadcaster and music producer, accuracy and quality of sound is everything to me. I had previously owned a set of AKG studio monitors for 23 years which were starting to fall apart and was wondering whether or not to take the plunge for these headphones based on the excellent reviews and endorsements I have read.

I knew the Q701 could be imported from America for less than £200, but did the calculation of import duty and VAT to discover that the real cost would be around £260. So, finding a pair under £300 with the full UK guarantee would be a bargain.

Having taken the gamble of buying without hearing them, would they be as good as I hoped?

The sound is every bit as perfect as the hype would have you believe. I'm in the lucky position of having produced my own CD and therefore know exactly how it should sound on a pair of headphones. The AKG Q701 accurately reproduces what I recorded; the AKG high end has always been excellent and these are no exception. However, I was concerned by reviews which suggested the bottom end is poor, but this has not been my experience. It is tight, beautifully rounded and in my opinion, could not be better.

Quite simply, these headphones are the best I have ever heard. If you need any reassurance, let me remind you of the comments by Quincy Jones. Yes, he may have been paid to endorse them, but I totally agree with his summing up of the product.

If you care about quality, I doubt you will find better - although I am frustrated to have bought them before Chritsmas and now find them cheaper in the New Year. But truthfully, anything below £300 is a bargain - and if you don't mind the black or white (with a green cable), there's a phenomenal deal to be had.
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As a very serious audiophile, I invested my hours of research when considering my headphone purchase. Among other brands were Audeze, Hifiman, Audio Technica, Sennheiser and Grados, but finally opted for the AKG's as repeatedly they come up trumps in the reviews and were under my £400 budget. The Hifiman and Grados latest incarnation of the 325i came a close second, but I was put off by some of the reviewers comments, notably the Grados repeated poor reports of quality finish and comfort issues.

In truth the AKG's are lovely headphones. They are very well made, extremely comfortable and deliver superlative sound. The sound balance is perfect for my listening preferences - mostly classical - offering excellent dynamic range. The high frequencies are delivered with precise clarity, the mid range sweet and warm, rounded off with perfectly balanced bass, delivering just enough oomph, yet never overpowering unlike many headphones which have overcompensated modulation in this area.

The imagery is very good, with clear transparency, yet like 99% of headphones, the AKG's are not able to overcome proper sound staging since one feels the music more inside one's head rather than all around as one would hear in a concert or delivered through top of the line speakers.

As many other users have commented, the AKG's do require a long break in period. I have owned these for just over a month now and there is no doubt the sound has steadily improved over time; they need time to settle in.

I have awarded the AKG's a four star rating, and indeed would place them at 4.5 stars, not because they are deficient in any specific area or under perform in their ability to deliver quality sound.
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I was upgrading from a pair of Senheiser HD595, decent cans worth £160. Comparing the two was night and day. Through the AKGs it was as if all the characteristics of the Senheisers had been lifted to reveal the source material underneath. The sound was more open, instruments had room to breath, vocals were crystal clear, and detail levels superb. Build quality is excellent, the two leads supplied are detachable and different lengths to suit your listening requirements, the headband real leather, and the quality of the white finish is very classy. Yes you'll look like a plonker wearing these but as they're opened backed and so very leaky you'll not be wearing them on the bus. It's worth investing in a dedicated headphone amp to get the best results, this kind of gear is wasted on the poor quality headphone amps that are built in to most integrated amplifiers. I use these with the Pro-Ject Headbox ii which is a good match for quality and budget. Also these headphones arrived a few days ahead of the expected delivery date so happy days.
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By M. G. Chisholm TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 28 April 2015
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Okay, lets be honest here, these do look a bit 'Early Learning Center,' and I would have preferred a more restrained look. However, these were knocked down in price (probably because of the colour) and as it's about sound not looks I can live with the visuals. As for Quincy Jones - no idea who he is but I assume he is a well known jazz musician with a good set of ears. Whoever he is and marketing move or not, he nailed the sound.

Firstly lets get another important issue out of the way - comfort. These are. The cups of course are large and encompass the ears with space left over. That means you have no physical pressure on the ears at all which is much nicer to live with. The pressure is gentle but firm and the weight is surprisingly light. For some reason I expected something that weighed in like a set of helicopter pilot headphones. They are not much heavier in reality than a set of portable on ear items.

Build quality is exceptional. To be fair, given their premium marketing one should expect that as a given. It's nice to know that your wedge has bought something that matches the cost however, and these do.

Now the sound. Sublime. Properly sublime. I like rock and heavy metal so perhaps not the target audience for this particular version of AKG's headphones, however for my kind of music they are terrific. Clarity is incredible with a sharpness that defines each nuance and instrument. Soundstage is something that I had read about but never really noted. Now I know what it means, because with a good recording these headphones open up the music like nothing I've owned before. It's like having a blocked nose with a cold then waking up to find it's cleared and you can breath again. Wonderful to be honest.

Bass is tight and deep.
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