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AKG Q701
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AKG Q701

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AKG Q 701 Quincy Jones Headphones Review

Tom's Guide
25 March 2014
  • Summary: The AKG Q 701 headphones offer impressively accurate audio in a unique and comfortable design.
  • Pros: Interesting abstract design; Wide soundscape and accurate audio; Comfortable fit; Affordable;
  • Cons: Doesn't include storage case
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Overall 9
8.9

Expert Review

reviewed
15 November 2012
  • Summary: Great sound, durability, aesthetic appeal push the Q701s over the top.
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Overall 10
10

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head-fi.org
16 November 2011
  • Summary: `I really love this headphone. both design and sound are so great!!!!!! q701 is best sound that i have been heard but you will need a good amp and dac I used md11 dac + Grahamslee solo amp and i satisfied with my system
  • Pros: Comfortable , Crisp Trebble ,Outstanding Female Vocal , Stylish
  • Cons: lacked bass impact
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Overall 10
10

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head-fi.org
16 November 2011
  • Summary: I bought these headphones as my first step up into the "Audiophile" territory. From the first minute I put these on, my eyes were opened. Sounds I had never heard before in songs just came alive. Clear, crisp sound all throughout these headphones just makes music a joy to listen to.
  • Pros: Near Perfect Sound, Stylish, Comfortable, Excellent Soundstage, You Can Hear Everything, Tremendous Value For Money.
  • Cons: Lacks Bass, Not Portable At All, Big Amp is Always Required, Sound Leaks EVERYWHERE.,
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Overall 10
10

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head-fi.org
16 November 2011
  • Summary: amazing headphones, with amazing sound! not cheap but this is as good as it gets! can work great on the iphone, AMP tends to make the bass more full and rich, but you can run then unamp (not reaching the full potential) overall really amazing headphones, makes you cry when you listen to tunes.
  • Pros: detailed, very musical!, fun, great bass (punchy and accurate) amazing feel and sound signature, very good sound stage
  • Cons: big, the adjustment tends to "stuck", dust magnet.
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

head-fi.org
16 November 2011
  • Summary: I owned these for a couple months before upgrading to the HD800. While using them, I used them with the ODAC+O2 combo as well as the Fiio e17. There's no doubt these are supposed to be headphones for home use. They're very open, leak sound and are just generally very large.
  • Pros: Good soundstage, clarity, removable cable
  • Cons: Sterile sound, costly in various countries, bumps on headband
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Overall 10
10

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head-fi.org
16 November 2011
  • Summary: Mids are nice and full sounding. Not thin or lean at all. If they are it's due to a poor amp match or supposed to be that way in the recording (yeah really). I've even gotten good results with an O2, E9 and Micro Amp. Not much else yet. They sound natural to me.
  • Pros: Nearly everything, CHEAP!, Build Quality
  • Cons: Slightly lacking very low bass. Don't really care.
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Overall 10
10

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head-fi.org
16 November 2011
  • Summary: 200 bucks?! In short, these are the strongest performers I've heard and they made me sell my HD650 very quickly. I did enjoy the HD650s with some recordings, mainly vocal music, but they were lacking some breath, air and energy to me, while Q701 delivers all that and more.
  • Pros: Sound, comfort and price(!)
  • Cons: Some headband parts are fragile, upper mids are sometimes too loud and takes a while to adjust for the best sound.
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Overall 9
9.0

Expert Review

head-fi.org
16 November 2011
  • Summary: 20. October 2010 I can not wait and all notes and "warnings" to spite, I made a sound check with no burning-in. After about 1 hour a very detailed sound, more detail than the K701 - but I've known from the test of the K702 and has no significance - it will show whether the stops.
  • Pros: other colors, detachable cable
  • Cons: connector only 3 pins
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Overall 9
9.0

Expert Review

head-fi.org
16 November 2011
  • Summary: Just wrote a review for these here: http://noblehifi.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/akg-q701-review.html PRESENTATION The Q701 is AKGs top circumaural headphone model - an open back, reference headphone endorsed by Quincy Jones.
  • Pros: Great Detail & Clarity, Expansive Sound Stage, Neutral, Light but Strong build, Generally Comfortable (with lots of hair or a hat)
  • Cons: Uncomfortable headband, Poor Without High Quality Equipment, Annoying Creaking Noises, Lack of Bass, Treble not well controlled
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