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AKG Quincy Jones Q701 Stereo Headphones, Black - Semi-open Reviews

4.5 stars based on 5 customer reviews
  • from Los Angeles April 26, 2013Music Background:
    Pro Musician, Producer

    Excellent Reference Headphone

    The Q701 are amazing headphones. Bass is deep and full without being too much. The treble is smooth and very detailed. Vocals just soar and sing. The soundstage is wide and deep. The sound is laid out in front of you with each instrument clearly defined. I have played every kinds of music from classical music to rock, blues acoustic and jazz all sound fantastic. You definitely need a good quality source Mp3 generally won't cut it with these cans. use FLAC or Apple Lossless. Overall I would describe these headphones as smooth and natural sounding. These phones require a good headphone amp to bring out their best qualities, if amped well they punch far beyond their price point for excellent sound quality. Highly recommended.

  • from Salamanca ny USA April 12, 2012Music Background:
    Professional musician artist studio/ record label owner


    I live these head phones the detail in these cans goes unmatched by anything in its price range and beyond..!! I would highly recommend these to anyone...

  • from san francisco July 6, 2011Music Background:


    I love these. my girl got em for me cause i do mix downs in the apt. One of the tweeters went out on my mackie mr8 just after the warranty expired. The Q701s enable me to hear all the floor noise in the mix so i can eliminate it. These frequencies are not audible on the mr8s.

  • from Philadelphia, PA December 2, 2011Music Background:
    Producer for 15 years

    Great Cans, not broken in yet though..

    So far so good. I love the build quality of these phones. I did not break it in all the way yet, I got about 90 hours on them. they say 300 is the sweet spot.. but even so, I can really start hearing a better sound then when I first got them. Already I have had people in the studio ask which ones are they, they are bad-ass, love em etc... so they are catching people's eyes as well. I would recommend them to anyone serious in doing reference production work.

  • from Tifton, GA May 1, 2012Music Background:
    Recording Engineer, Pro Musician

    Too thin in the bass but accurate everywhere else

    I first bought these after hearing raves about how accurate they were. I have to say, they aren't harsh in the upper registers like their predecessors. They really didn't have to go through the extensive burn-in period either. The biggest disappointment I have with these headphones is their inefficiency in the low end. They are so weak starting at about 200 hz and below that you're certainly not gonna be able to trust them with a mix down. I usually like to throw on some headphones and listen to the low-end. These guys won't help you there.

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