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AKG Q 701

alaTest has collected and analyzed 920 reviews of AKG Q 701. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. Comments about the usability and bass quality are generally positive. The price and comfort also get good feedback. Reviews are divided on the portability, while the noise isolation and reliability get negative comments.

sound, comfort, price, bass quality, usability

reliability, noise isolation

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the AKG Q 701 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for AKG Q 701

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 65 user reviews of AKG Q 701 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the bass quality and usability. The price and comfort are also mentioned favorably. Views about the size and portability are different. Some have doubts about the noise isolation and reliability.

sound, comfort, price, usability, bass quality

reliability, noise isolation

88% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: AKG Q701 Quincy Jones Signature Line Reference-Class Premium Headphones - GreenAKG Q701 Quincy Jones Signature Line Reference-Class Premium Headphones - WhiteAKG Q701 Quincy Jones Signature Line Reference-Class Premium Headphones - Green

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for AKG Q 701

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 511 user reviews of AKG Q 701 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the durability and bass quality. The price and comfort are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the reliability, and there are mixed views on the noise isolation and portability.

sound, comfort, price, bass quality, durability

reliability

91% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: AKG Q 701 Quincy Jones Signature Reference-Class Premium Headphones (White)AKG Q701Premium Class Reference Headphones, Quincy Jones Signature LineAKG Q 701 Quincy Jones Signature Reference-Class Premium Headphones - Black

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for AKG Q 701

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 user reviews of AKG Q 701 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.ca. Reviewers are impressed by the mids quality and design. The soundstage and comfort also get good opinions. There are some less positive views about the reliability and size, and comments about the price and bass quality are mixed.

sound, comfort, soundstage, design, mids quality

portability, size, reliability

94% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

Feb, 2016

Editors' Choice

Expert review by: Chris Thomas (reviewed.com)

AKG Q701 Open-back Over-ear Headphone Review

 

It feels weird to have a celebrity-endorsed set of cans take our 10, but the Q701s did it.

If you've got the juice to power these headphones, you'll lose yourself in easily one of the best headphones we've tested. While most celebrity-endorsed headphones typically get slaughtered in our ratings with poor audio performance to price, the AKG...

Nov, 2012

Expert review by: Richard Black (techradar.com)

AKG Q701 review

 

A top-class newcomer from AKG that's been developed with music legend Quincy Jones and it shows

Simply gorgeous sound ; Very close to our Sennheiser favourites but half the price

Very minor upper-bass hardness

Dec, 2010

Recommended!

Expert review by: Hugo Jobling (trustedreviews.com)

AKG Q701

 

In the Q701s, AKG has produced a truly excellent pair of Quincy Jones-endorsed headphones.

Excellent built quality ; Great sound ; Comfortable fit

Fairly expensive ; Many equally good rivals

The AKG Q701s are a truly excellent pair of headphones, with which Quincy Jones can be proud to be associated. Their wide, flat and accurate sound puts them in a great position in competition with similarly priced headphones from Sennheiser, Beyer...

Apr, 2011

Expert review by: (whathifi.com)

AKG Q701

 

This is a solid, great sounding set of cans. Fine value, too

Genuinely musical presentation; good for all types of music; well engineered

Not the snuggest fit on your head

Consumer review by: Big Greg (newegg.com)

Great sound, can be uncomfortable

 

If you research these, they are basically the same as the K701 and K702 (one reviewer performs tests showing nearly identical response curves). I liked the option of having the detachable cables in two different lengths.

These sound great and compare favorably with my Sennheiser HD650s. They have a little more "sparkle" than the Sennheisers and are very clean and detailed. I'm using them with a Matrix M-State headphone amp which will drive them to ear damaging levels...

The earpads are quite comfortable, and the overall fit is good, but the headband is pretty stiff and has bumps on it that dig into my head. I can actually feel corresponding bumps in my skin after a listening session. It's not painful and not very...

Apr, 2015

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Gamer turned Audiophile

 

I mostly listen to melodeath (in flames-style stuff) but dabble in everything (hence audiophile). These do everything well except maybe dubstep/rap. Some people like punchy bass in rock/metal.. not me. I got these from headroom, but they didn't have a...

Comfortable - the only more comfortable cans I've owned were siberias back when icemat was making them (pre steel-series) ; Bright - Not for everyone, but these really shine in mid to high ranges. The bass is there; its rich and clean, doesn't mud the...

Price. While these are awesome, there are cans out there far cheaper that are ALMOST as good. I'm looking at you, grado. These have a similar sound, a bit more balanced. If you like the SR60i/80i/120is you won't be disappointed until you compare the...

Jun, 2012

Consumer review by: Nec3 (head-fi.org)

One of the Best Budget Audiophile Headphones

 

TL;DR Review of the AKG Q701's Accentuated Mids: Enhances most female vocals, also forwards vocals, “livens” synthesizers in electronic music. Can cause vocals to sound uneven due to the 2khz bump. Grainy/Textured Treble: Gives texture and dynamics to...

Enormous Soundstage, Solid Bass Impact, Accentuated Mids, Textured Treble, Durable, Velour Earpads, Big Earcups

Weak Center Imaging, Lean Bass, Unnatural mids for some songs, Painful Headband, Big Earcups, Picky with Sources

Apr, 2015

Consumer review by: yodmed (audioreview.com)

AKG Acoustics Q-701 Over-EarHeadphones

 

It's a 2013 model, actually. First impressions, on comparing this to the Grado SR-125 the AKG's are replacing: It was readily apparent that the AKG's had an airier, sort of more crystalline sound. It took me several listens to pinpoint what it was I...

Sep, 2013

Consumer review by: batman032 (etronics.com)

AKG Q 701 Quincy Jones Line Over-Ear Studio Headphones (Black)

 

Combined with the velour ear pads, these can easily be worn for hours.AKG Q701Pros:Not expensive, comfortable, great soundCons:green color, bulky

Apr, 2012

Consumer review by: batman032 (etronics.com)

AKG Q 701 Quincy Jones Line Over-Ear Studio Headphones (Lime Green)

 

Combined with the velour ear pads, these can easily be worn for hours.AKG Q701Pros:Not expensive, comfortable, great soundCons:green color, bulky

Apr, 2012
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Product Specifications

Configuration

Active Noise Cancellation: No
Dolby PL / AC3: No
Earclip: No
Neckband: No
Noise Cancellation: No

General Features

Ear Canal Headphone:Not Applicable
Indoor/Outdoor :Indoor
Product Type:Headphones
Signal Connection:Wired
Type:Traditional Headphone
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