Mfg Model: Q701GRN-Z

*Factory Reconditioned* Quincy Jones Signature Line Reference-Class Premium Headphones

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Flat-out perfection. You’d expect nothing less from Quincy Jones.

No one knows perfect sound like Quincy Jones, the man behind Thriller (the best-selling album of all time), “We Are the World” (the best-selling single of all time) and an unprecedented 79 GRAMMY® nominations and 27 GRAMMY awards – more than any living musician. Perfect sound is why Quincy has used AKG® for years to create his music, and why AKG is the only brand of headphones to be endorsed by Quincy Jones. “These are the only headphones I’ve heard that bring out the true sound we were striving for on records like “Billie Jean,” “Thriller” and “Give Me the Night.” It’s the best quality sound I’ve heard, ever. And I’m proud my name is on them.” – Quincy Jones Sparkling harmonics, incredibly low distortion and unequalled realism in the lower frequencies – it’s the huge, airy, immersive sound that up until now has been available only in the finest high-end speaker systems and microphones. Now, we’ve engineered it into the most accurate and responsive reference headphones we’ve ever produced. The Q701s by AKG: Quincy Jones Signature reference class premium headphones – music has never sounded better, or closer. Q701s are the first headphones to be engineered with revolutionary flat-wire technology in the voice coil, resulting in unrivalled signal tracking and excellent bass response. Combined with their patented Varimotion, multi-layered diaphragm and superlative neodymium magnet system, Q701s produce hyperaccurate, 360-degree stereo imaging at any output level.



Revolutionary flat-wire voice-coil technology.

Once upon a time, the airy, immersive soundstages of true dramatic sound were the exclusive domain of high-end speakers and microphones - that is, until AKG® became the first to engineer flat-wire technology into the headset's voice coil. Flat, aluminum wire creates a stronger, more uniform magnetic field in the voice coil, enabling the Q701s' diaphragm to track audio signals with unprecedented accuracy. It also allows for a lighter, smaller coil that increases motor efficiency and significantly lowers impedance, resulting in a soundstage of unequaled realism you'll notice, especially in the lower frequencies.

Patented AKG® Varimotion ultra precision two-layered diaphragm.

The Q701s generate accurate sound and exceptional transient response by optimizing the diaphragm to prevent unwanted vibration modes. Its stiff 80-um center acts as the tweeter, providing a pistonic, undistorted HF response while the more pliant 40-um perimeter handles the increased excursion required to generate perfect vibration performance in the mid- and low-frequency ranges.

Padded, leather headband with gimbal suspension system.

We've designed the Q701s to be comfortable and durable by wrapping the unbreakable metal arches of the Q701s'gimbal suspension system in a stylish, padded genuine leather sling. The result is a truly a luxurious fit that is never warm or tight, allowing you to enjoy the pinpoint imaging and immersive soundscape of the Q701s for hours at a time.

Individually tested and numbered.

The Q701s are hand-crafted in Vienna by our most experienced engineers and are individually tested, calibrated and numbered. They are backed by a two-year parts-and-labor warranty.

Bi-wiring, high-performance cable with a 1/4-inch jack plug.

We never compromise at AKG®, and to ensure you get the best possible audio signal from amplifier to eardrum, we have engineered the same level of quality and revolutionary technology in the Q701s' cable assembly as we have in the headset itself. It begins with true bi-wiring. Independent grounds for each motor assembly rather than a common ground result in a balanced design for maximum possible stereo separation. Then we utilize detachable, oxygen-free (99.99% OFC) copper cables, terminated with a 1/4-inch jack plug. Two cable lengths are included: 10 feet for hi-fi and 20 feet for TVs or large rooms. Also included is a stylish machined-metal 1/4-inch to 1/8-inch minijack converter.

Comfortable, specially shaped 3-D-form ear pads.

The Q701s have been designed in collaboration with the award-winning Austrian design firm Kiska to embody AKG's signature styling aesthetic without compromising functionality or comfort. Foams of different densities combine to create the Q701s' huge, ear-enveloping, velvet 3-D-form ear pads, ergonomically shaped for a precise, repeatable fit. This shape combines with their open-back design, allowing the drivers to be aimed at the ears to produce the ideal acoustical transmission.