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AKG Q 701

alaTest has collected and analyzed 596 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the usability and bass quality are generally positive. The value for money and comfort also get good feedback, but there are some negative reviews about the reliability.

sound, comfort, value for money, bass quality, usability


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 92/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 596 reviews)

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AKG Q701


AKG nets another fantastic set of headphones, endorsed by none other than the Q-man himself.

Ain't no cans out there like these.

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Amazon review summary for AKG Q 701


alaTest has collected and analyzed 261 user reviews of AKG Q 701 from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on

sound, bass quality, portability, comfort, soundstage

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

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

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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...


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Unbelievable Quality


Up until January 2011, I had been using Sennheiser HD800\'s for everything: studio, travel, etc. I logged upwards of 1,000 hours over the course of 6 months. However, borrowing a pair of K701\'s from a buddy, I was blown away. He had his for a month,...

Balanced Tones","Long-use Comfort","Unbiased neutrality

Unusual Mini-XLR cord

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Execptional Sound; Exceptional Price


Using these headphones for personal use and editing music that I have composed and transferred to GarageBand, I have experienced exceptional sound quality. The sound levels are wonderfully balanced, and make listening to any kind of music enjoyable....

Comfortable","Durable","Good Bass","Good Value","Great Sound","Stylish


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Serious business


This is one of the best headphones I have ever had.. It needs a good sound equipment to pair with...cannot be used with your pod or iphone because they have not enough power to play these super headphones... I have some Bose, Sony, Sennheiser and, Koss...

Comfortable","Good Bass","Great Sound

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High quality, great sound


Great sound, quality construction.

Durable","Good Bass","Great Sound

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ok headphones


I bought these head phones with high hopes. They had great sound. My issue is they are so big and heavy plus they fit too tight on my big head.

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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...

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


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


Product Specifications


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
Signal Connection:Wired
Type:Traditional Headphone