Q701

  • Bailey S. Barnard

Q701 ($480)
“They’re the top of the heap, man,” says Quincy Jones of AKG’s new flagship headphones, the Q701s, which the Harman subsidiary developed through its relationship with the legendary music producer. For these open-backed circum-aural cans, the 60-plus-year-old brand pairs a flat-wire voice coil and two-layer diaphragm in each ear cup with a neodymium magnet driver to provide a clean musical punch that aptly befits the Q-man’s perfectionist nature when it comes to audio reproduction. Big velvet ear pads and a cushioned leather headband enable long, comfortable listening sessions with the Q701s, which Jones himself uses both at home and in the studio. (888.452.4254, www.akg.com)

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