Reference-class headphones built to satisfy the demanding ears Quincy Jones.
The AKG Q701 reference-class headphones signify a significant partnership with AKG and one of the most talented musicians of the 20th century: the iconic Quincy Jones. His productions include the number one best-selling album (Thriller) and single (œWe Are the World) of all time. Quincy Jones has earned an extraordinary 79 GRAMMY nominations and 27 GRAMMY awards, unequaled by any other living artist. Certainly the headphones Quincy endorses and puts his name on can only be the finest “ and the Q701s are the most responsive and precise headphones ever produced by AKG. Reference indicates a category of audio equipment that conveys the least amount of change to the input audio signal, imparting an enormous, light, three-dimensional sound. The AKG Q701 features innovative flat-wire voice coils which deliver an expansive and dynamic soundstage with accurate 360-degree imaging and amazing transient response. Patented two-layer diaphragms, borrowed from the Q701 professional studio counterparts, deliver shining high-frequency sound and true bass response. In addition, a high-performance neodymium magnet system renders these over-ear headphones heat-resistant to provide minimal distortion at every listening level. To quote Quincy Jones, "This is the best quality sound I've heard in headphones, ever. And I'm proud my name is on them."