AKG Q701 Quincy Jones Signature Reference-Class Premium Headphones
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Music producers depend on studio headphones for their success, and with an unprecedented 79 Grammy 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
From the Manufacturer
The flat-out perfection that you would expect from Quincy Jones.
Music producers depend on studio headphones for their success, and with an unprecedented 79 GRAMMY® 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 Signature Edition Q701 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, Q701s 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."
AKG® Acoustics was founded in 1947 in Vienna, Austria. The company quickly established a reputation for superior microphones and other audio equipment in radio stations, theaters and jazz clubs around Europe.
More than 60 years and 1,500 patents later, the AKG® brand is one of the most famous in professional audio-producing microphones, headphones and wireless technology for recording studios, radio and TV stations and opera houses. AKG equipment has gone on tour with Frank Sinatra, Eric Clapton, Peter Gabriel, Stevie Wonder, Aerosmith, the Rolling Stones, Rod Stewart and Kanye West. In 2010, AKG engineers received a GRAMMY® award for their technological innovations and contributions to the music industry.
The AKG Q 701's flat-wire voice coils increase efficiency for a stronger more uniformm magnetic field than found in the typical round voice coil design
Revolutionary flat-wire voice-coil technology.
Once upon a time, the airy, immersive soundstages of true dramatic sound were the exclusive domain of high-end speakers and microphones - that is, until AKG® became the first to engineer flat-wire technology into the headset's voice coil. Flat, aluminum wire creates a stronger, more uniform magnetic field in the voice coil, enabling the Q701s' diaphragm to track audio signals with unprecedented accuracy. It also allows for a lighter, smaller coil that increases motor efficiency and significantly lowers impedance, resulting in a soundstage of unequaled realism you'll notice, especially in the lower frequencies.
The Q 701's patented Varimotion diaphragms deliver unparalled detail and transient reponse, much like a high-end loudspeaker.
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Patented AKG® Varimotion ultra precision two-layered diaphragm.
The Q701s generate accurate sound and exceptional transient response by optimizing the diaphragm to prevent unwanted vibration modes. Its stiff 80-µm center acts as the tweeter, providing a pistonic, undistorted HF response while the more pliant 40-µm perimeter handles the increased excursion required to generate perfect vibration performance in the mid- and low-frequency ranges.
Even the Q 701's cable is engineered to deliver the highest possible audio signal from what ever you may be listening to.
Bi-wiring, high-performance cable with a 1/4-inch jack plug.
We never compromise at AKG®, and to ensure you get the best possible audio signal from amplifier to eardrum, we have engineered the same level of quality and revolutionary technology in the Q701s' cable assembly as we have in the headset itself. It begins with true bi-wiring. Independent grounds for each motor assembly rather than a common ground result in a balanced design for maximum possible stereo separation. Then we utilize detachable, oxygen-free (99.99% OFC) copper cables, terminated with a 1/4-inch jack plug. Two cable lengths are included: 10 feet for hi-fi and 20 feet for TVs or large rooms. Also included is a stylish machined-metal 1/4-inch to 1/8-inch minijack converter.
The Q 701's 3-D form ear pads along with an open-back design.
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Comfortable, specially shaped 3-D-form ear pads.
The Q701s have been designed in collaboration with the award-winning Austrian design firm Kiska to embody AKG's signature styling aesthetic without compromising functionality or comfort. Foams of different densities combine to create the Q701s' huge, ear-enveloping, velvet 3-D-form ear pads, ergonomically shaped for a precise, repeatable fit. This shape combines with their open-back design, allowing the drivers to be aimed at the ears to produce the ideal acoustical transmission.
The padded headband fits comfortably and stays comfortable over extended use.
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Padded, leather headband with gimbal suspension system.
We've designed the Q701s to be comfortable and durable by wrapping the unbreakable metal arches of the Q701s'gimbal suspension system in a stylish, padded genuine leather sling. The result is a truly a luxurious fit that is never warm nor tight, allowing you to enjoy the pinpoint imaging and immersive soundscape of the Q701s for hours at a time.
What's in the Box
One pair of AKG Q 701 headphones, two single sided detachable cables, one jack adapter, one storage cradle
Which Quincy Headphones are Right for You?
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Want headphones with exceptional sound quality, great style and that are the perfect travel partners than look no further than the Q 460 heaphones. They deliver the great sound quality that an artist like Quincy Jones demands while offering features like a unique 3D-Axis folding mechanism and a lightweight deisgn that make them perfect for being on the road.
- 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.
- Designed and Engineered in Austria by AKG but made in China.
- 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