Item# N90Q LE
Additional InformationInspired by the Grammy Award winning producer Quincy Jones, comes the AKG N90Q, a state of the art, flagship level headphone that represents the pinnacle in acoustic performance and audio customization. Utilizing TruNote auto calibration and active noise-cancelling technologies, along with dual foam cushions and ear cup mounted controls, the N90 allows users to enjoy high end, faithful and precise sound reproduction with adjustable sound stage effect and personalized tone control. Premium materials like leather and aluminum, five patented technologies and full HD audio work to create an unrivaled audio experience that has been inspired by Quincy himself.Request an Exchange
Inspired and designed by Grammy Award winning producer Quincy Jones, the AKG N90Q is a state of the art, flagship level headphone that represents the ultimate in acoustic performance and audio customization. Utilizing TruNote and featuring the ultimate Active noise-cancelling technology, users will enjoy high end, faithful and precise sound reproduction. The sound stage and tone control are both easily adjustable from the ear cup, allowing the listener to personalize the sound signature to his personal taste and to the music genre he is listening to.
At a Glance:
Tone Control: Full control of adjustment sound signature.
Stage Control: Three spatial listening modes
Patented ergonomic design
USB and HD audio
What's in the box:
1 pair of AKG N90NC headphones
3m straight cable
1.2m 3-button remote/microphone MFI audio cable
1.2m 3-button remote/microphone Android/Windows audio cable
- TruNote technology
- Together with dual foam cushions and ear cup mounted controls for auto-calibration, TruNote allows precision sound reproduction.
- Tone Control: Full control of adjustment sound signature.
- It allows bass and treble adjustments without any sound distortion, for true personalized sound - developed with inputs from Grammy winner Quincy Jones.
- Stage Control: Three spatial listening modes
- Audio customization options that include “Standard”, “2.1 Studio” and “5.1 Surround Sound”
- Patented ergonomic design
- Dual density ear cushions aid in significantly reducing the reflections inside the acoustic chamber while dual rotary controls on ear cup enable easy access to volume control, bass and treble levels and sound imaging.
- USB and HD audio
- USB connection provides full HD audio playback, software updates and rapid charging.
- Built-in DAC
- The built-in DAC enables hi-res digital audio tracks on a PC or an Android device to be directly connected through the micro-USB port of the headphone, so that no digital/analog/digital conversion is needed, which means no quality loss.
Manuals & Downloads:
- Max Input Power
- Cable Length
- 3m and 1.2m detachable cables included
- Frequency Response
- 110dB SPL @ 1kHz/100mV
N90Q is rated out of 5 by 4.
Rated 5 out of 5 by TrueAudiophile from Excellent sound..Probably the best I've ever heard I waited a long time to get my hand on these, but its truly worth the wait. These are the best sounding headphones I've ever tried...I felt lost in listening to some of my favorite songs on these....The sound quality is exquisite and very fine to even the minute detail. However I do have a few complaints.. There is no Battery Indicator and I also wish there is way to listen without the ANC on... nevertheless, I'm happy with my purchase.. and hope to enjoy this for many years to come!
Date published: 2017-03-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by kl93101 from great sound great sound and feel. best i ever tried. mode select is a little confusing not know what mode you are in
Date published: 2016-04-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by VuTangClan from Good but can be better. Waited almost a year to get my hands on these. The sound coming from these are crystal clear. I can even discern what people is saying in the background from the music. NC is better than the JBL Elite 700. The ear cups seals out most of the sound from leaching out. Less pressure on the head compared to the JBL Elite 700. DSP and EQ is too minute that it feels like nothing really changed on the music. It falls short compared to the AKG K3003i in sound envelopment.
Date published: 2016-04-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by markti from Best. Headphones. Ever. This is the real deal. The N90Q is the Jurassic Park of head phones and not because of man eating Dinosaurs it's because they literally "sparred no expense". From the lambskin sack that has an embedded fold guide, to the extra Li-ion battery pack, to the chargeable case, to the fine grained rope cabled adapters for pick-your-device, to the radar pulse button that scans your freaking ear lobes to produce the best possible sound for your ears. Yeah, they are that good.
Date published: 2017-06-13
How to know in which mode we are (Standard, Studio, Surround)? When we power it on, is the headphone by default in standard mode?
There is no feedback informing you which setting you have selected. You must simply switch between them, and decide which one you like best. Usually, it is easiest to hear when the Surround mode is active, and once you have found that mode, you will know that the next two selections will be Standard and Studio. Here is an explanation of the three AKG N90Q Listening Modes: Three different spatial listening modes are provided. Each mode is characterized by a different spatial perception of the apparent acoustic surroundings. The first mode Standard renders the music unprocessed, like in any conventional headphone. This is useful in particular, if you use external processors such as Dolby headphone or DTS headphone X. The second mode Studio brings the sound stage to the front of the head, without adding any room effect, by means of a novel cross talk circuit derived from a patented, simplified model of head-related transfer functions. The third mode Surround adds simulated reflections around the head, designed so that you perceive the sound stage at a greater distance, without disturbing artifacts such as coloration or reverb. The mode is changed by simply pressing and immediately releasing the button. (This is the same button used to trigger auto calibration). Music being played is temporarily interrupted; the mode is changed immediately, and a brief “brushing” sound is played to illustrate the acoustic effect of the new mode. The music then immediately resumes playing using the new mode.
Date published: 2017-05-07
Can I do non-activate NC?
You can activate/de-activate the Noise Cancellation feature by sliding the power button up/down respectively.
Date published: 2017-05-07
How do we know when the headphones are fully charged?
As the N90Q is charging, you will see a red constant light. When it is fully charged, the red light will shut off completely.
Date published: 2017-05-07
does usb connection (usb-dac) work with computers running linux-os?
Unfortunately, the N90Q was not designed to work with Linux – os.
Date published: 2017-01-01
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