Reddit Reddit reviews AKG Q 701 Quincy Jones Signature Reference-Class Premium Headphones - Black

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33 Reddit comments about AKG Q 701 Quincy Jones Signature Reference-Class Premium Headphones - Black:

u/demevalos · 9 pointsr/headphones

AKG Q701 Quincy Jones Edition $160, in both black and green.

Camelcamelcamel results, not the worst deal, especially because finding new AKG sets recently has proven to be difficult.

u/atopix · 7 pointsr/audioengineering

Okay, so you want to change the subject completely then. I don't recall claiming or suggesting that more expensive equipment equals greater/more successful music.

> People like Quincy Jones at least never believed in fancy gear. Still don’t.

He clearly has no problem slapping his name on headphones though which claim to be "premium reference class". So he clearly believes in money.

> but they don’t understand electrical engineering on theoretical and practical level

I love how you think you and your boss are the only ones who understand electrical engineering and the first ones to have thought of opening up a processing unit to see what's inside.

> you’re honestly trying to tell me that famous producers with $50,000s worth of outboard stuff don’t have at least a little wool over their eyes?

Who is even talking of "famous producers"? You are talking about CONVERTERS, so I'm talking about engineers.

Now, you want to tell me that you and your boss know better than people like Bob Katz or Bob Ludwig or Bernie Grundman for using the best of commercially available converters and not having the magical illegal ones, be my guest. I'll bring the popcorn.

u/ibizzet · 5 pointsr/WeAreTheMusicMakers

What kind of mic/headphones are those?

EDIT: Found them, he has the

AKG Q701 Headphones (~$320)

and the

AKG C12 VR Microhphone (~$6000)


Jacob likes himself some AKG.

u/MrVittles · 4 pointsr/gamingpc

Scrap the mic that was suggested. Buy an antlion modmic. They'll be back in stock in 4 days, according to the site. Buy a pair of AKG Q701s. They are amazing for FPS, as they allow you to hear EVERYTHING. You WILL need an amp for these headphones. If you're willing to spend ~$400 for everything, I can find you a decent dac/amp or soundcard.

u/Fusionnex · 4 pointsr/audiophile

Separate Mic! No need to limit your options by only looking at headsets. Get a decent set of cans and get a separate microphone. This is what i did but you can swap out any solid set of cans in your price range. Drop 250 for akg701's Here and get a 15$ 8$ mic, amazing solution if you have the power to drive the headphones. If you are super picky about microphone quality go for a blue microphone.

u/MCAcroniis · 3 pointsr/PKA

Woody used to use AKG Q701 headphones (

Now I believe he uses a similar headphone but a version with a microphone, I assume these AKG HSD271 (

Hope this helps!
Edit: formatting

u/mrguy470 · 2 pointsr/headphones

I have encountered significant discounts for:

>Sennheiser HD650

>SennHeiser HD600

>AKG k701

>AKG Q701

>AKG k702

I primarily listen to classical music and 70s/80s rock. I have about 400 USD available for the phones and any needed accessories.

They would be run off of my ASUS Xonar Essence STX Sound Card.

u/EnglishTimelord · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Here are some options for headphones:

K612, Q701, HD598, AD900x, SR-125e, DT770, T50rp, DT990, HE400.

Some of those are closed backed.

u/4InchesOfury · 2 pointsr/PKA

They're AKG Q701s. Link.

u/Markyy88 · 2 pointsr/buildapcforme

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU | Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor | $343.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler | CRYORIG H5 Ultimate 76.0 CFM CPU Cooler | $56.60 @ Amazon
Motherboard | Asus Z170-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard | $150.88 @ OutletPC
Memory | Kingston HyperX Fury Black 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory | $59.99 @ SuperBiiz
Storage | Sandisk Ultra II 960GB 2.5" Solid State Drive | $228.60 @ Amazon
Storage | Western Digital BLACK SERIES 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive | $117.99 @ Micro Center
Case | Fractal Design Define R5 Blackout Edition w/ Window ATX Mid Tower Case | $109.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply | SeaSonic 660W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply | $126.99 @ SuperBiiz
Monitor | Acer G257HU smidpx 60Hz 25.0" Monitor | $259.99 @ B&H
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $1455.02
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-05-14 11:38 EDT-0400 |

So seeing you have a headset, the A40s. They aren't very good compared to price equivalent Of DT 990's and as well as DT 770s now I would highly suggest upgrading to a headphone and a modmic or blue yeti.


Headsets are generally really bad, the A40s/A50s are ok, they aren't great but not bad. What I would do is move to headphones and a modmic. People have made this switch and love it. The DT 990s are stupid comfy, same for the DT 880s and DT 770s and any Bererdynamic headphones. They are so comfy, huge pads, deep cuffs, comfy, so much.

Open vs closed back

Headsets are generally closed back, however they have some issues with that. They tend to have bad audio positioning in the headset. They don't give spacial awareness and such.

Open headphones leak sound, so people around you can hear. The drivers are directly exposed or slightly covered. However they offer a lot better experience, much larger sound stage, much better audio positioning, and everything better overall.


Now for headphones, they don't come with mics so you have a few options. You can get a Blue Yeti mic, a modmic, Audio Technica AT2020, or similar. I'll list a few

u/KyleRob07 · 2 pointsr/headphones
u/Not_enough_yuri · 2 pointsr/DestinyTheGame

Gaming headphones are a pretty weird market. None of them are actually that good for anything but games, and other headphones can usually do games better. Instead of buying a gaming headset, It's better to buy a less expensive pair of headphones that preform better and add a mic. Gaming headsets may have all sorts of cool features, but you'll find that you don't really need them once you don't have them. The most important thing for gaming headphones isn't preset EQs or bass response, it's all about having a positively massive soundstage. That's how you can get your system sounding something like a surround sound setup (although headphones just can't do the same things that speakers can at any price range). Depening on your price range, you could get the Sennheiser HD558, the Audio Techinca AD700X, the AKG Q701, or the Philips Fildelio X1. As for mics, you can get the Zalman ZM1 clip on mic, or the Antlion Modmic, if you're a fan of boom mics and quality. On top of being able to play games with them, you'll also be able to listen to your music collection rather comfortably, which is the main place where gaming headsets fall short, as they're equalized and tuned specifically for games.

I'm sorry to do a huge info dump on you, but getting a nice sounding pair of headphones doesn't just improve your games and music, it improves your life :) Eventually, you'll be more comfortable wearing them than not.

Whichever way you go, though, I hope you enjoy whatever you buy to the fullest, and most importantly, enjoy Destiny's phenominal sound design with your headphones! And if you need more suggestions, I'd be happy to help!

u/AdamasOtherSon · 1 pointr/buildapcsales

I've been looking at these for a while now. How do the OP match up with them. Sorry if this is a stupid question I'm just getting into audio equipment.

u/relaxitwonthurt · 1 pointr/buildapc

I own the 598SE and the Q701 which is $10 more on Amazon right now and I think the Q701 are superior where sound quality is concerned. They do sound dull without proper amplification though, and the headband is painful if you don't do something about it (I cut the bumps off). The build quality is also pretty bad although I got the Chinese model and not the Austrian. The 598SE is also more forgiving of bad recordings, but I'd still choose the Q701 if I was given the choice.

Edit: The 598s are still good though, and better on all fronts other than sound quality i.e comfort build quality arguably looks etc.

u/anewprotagonist · 1 pointr/headphones

Hey guys! As a first-time buyer, I'd greatly appreciate any advice.

Budget + Source - $200 or so, more or less | iPhone 6s, PS4, Macbook Pro.

Requirements for Isolation - Not really any.

Preferred Type of Headphone - Comfort is king!

Past headphones - On-Ear Sol Republic Tracks HD are the only pair of recognizable headphones I've owned. I have no issues with the top part of the band, but my ears start hurting after about an hour or less, which makes them basically only good for the gym at this point.

Preferred Music + Tonal Balance - Pop, hip-hop, rock, and classical music are my favorites. I love bass, but love listening to classical as well.

What would you like to improve on from your set-up? - Anything that sounds better than my Sol Republics and is miles ahead in terms of comfort. Beyond using them for music, it would be great if they could be used when gaming on a PS4.

I've been considering the Audio-Technica ATH-M50xWH, the Sennheiser HD 598, the AKG Pro Audio K612PRO, the AKG Q 701 Quincy Jones Signature, the V-MODA Crossfade M-100, the Beyerdynamic DT line, and finally the Beyerdynamic 709093 Custom One Pro Plus which I was almost dead-set on buying, but figured I'd post here first. Thank you for taking the time to read this, any help (or suggestions) would be greatly appreciated!

u/meccano300 · 1 pointr/headphones

I'm going to get either the AD900x, HD598, or the Q701 for gaming and music (Leaning towards the Q701s). With whatever i choose i will also probably be getting the Fiio E10K. Now the main part i'm asking about is that i'm coming from a Turtle Beach PX22 headset. The inline amplifier on this i LOVE. As you can see in these pictures, the amplifier features bass and treble adjustment, game volume and chat volume are separate and independently adjustable, I can hear my own voice as i speak, and i can play music into the auxiliary port in it. So i'm wondering if it would be wise to setup all this in a way to integrate both this amp and the E10K. My current idea is to plug the E10K into the computer, then the PX22 amp into the E10K and obviously the headphones into the PX22 amp. So will this setup work? if not, is there any amp that offers a lot of the features the PX22 amp does? Thank you

u/TheGravy · 1 pointr/headphones
  • Budget: $150-$200 (USD)

  • Source: PC and smartphone (Samsung GS4 Active)

  • Requirements for Isolation: Home use, not much required. No sound leakage would be a large plus.

  • Preferred Type of Headphone: Full-sized, over-ear. Would prefer more breathable earcup material, as I would use them for long periods.

  • Preferred Tonal Balance: Prominent bass, fun sound, crisp with a warmer signature.

  • Past Headphones: Have only owned Numark Red Wave.

  • Preferred music: This is the hard bit. I listen to mainly techno and alternative, but I listen to just about everything.

  • Side Notes: I was looking at a good few headphones, but a few that stuck with me were the Creative Aurvana Live! 2s, the beyerdynamic 770s, the AKG Q701s, and the V Moda LP2s. I was heavily looking into the V Modas because of all the punishment they can take, because I take my headphones basically everywhere, and despite my best efforts, I mess things up pretty easily.
u/pauseflash · 1 pointr/headphones

Does it make a difference? ABSOLUTELY It's actually disgusting in a fps how a pair of decent imaging headphones changes things.

You don't need "surround sound" headphones. Binaural recording enables this. You can put $5.00 earbuds in and youtube binaural recordings to see. Razor has free software called "surround" that can decode games and feed them to your headphones.

The gaming "king" is the AKG Q701. It has very very good imaging and separation.

Need a mic? Just use this one. There are a few other options such as a modimic. Blue microphones are pretty popular too.

u/OsamaBeenModdin · 1 pointr/headphones

> ... how do you get the best possible quality out of a set of PC headphones for gaming and streaming services like Netflix? Say you had a budget of $200. Do you spend it all on headphones? Is a sound card important here? Is a headphone amp? I'm interested in how each of these work with a PC specifically.

That's a good question. For under $200 for an entire setup you're likely not going to need a separate amp. Most headphones in this price range will be low impedance, so they won't need much power anyway. Depending on your PC you might have a decent onboard DAC on your motherboard. If you built your PC and the motherboard cost over $50 your sound should be quite good, so I wouldn't recommend eating into the budget of your headphones. However, if you feel like you get any background noise from your headphone ports or want something with slightly better sound, you could get a fairly cheap DAC/amp like this one. (Keep in mind this will take away from the budget of your headphones). If you do buy a DAC, make sure it has some kind of built in headphone amp or that it doesn't require extra amplification.

For $200 this is what I would recommend buying for movies/tv, music and gaming:

  • Option 1: 200 bucks on a single pair of headphones; that's it. If you feel like your motherboard has decent sound, then put all of the money into what will make the biggest difference; the cans on your ears. Spend as much as you can on a good pair that fits your tastes in sound characteristics. For a closed headphone you have lots of choices, too many to list or recommend. For open cans the AKG Q701 is fantastic for detail and sound stage and is under $200 currently.

  • Option 2: If you don't like the quality of sound coming from your motherboard (static, noise or low dynamic range) you could spend around $50-$100 on a fairly good DAC/amp and then spend $150-$100 on a quality pair of headphones. If you want closed cans, I would look at the ATH-M50 series or Sennheiser HD-380s which are on a fantastic sale. (I own the 380s, they are phenomenal for that price). If you want open headphones the Fidelio L1s are crazy cheap right now.

    Personally, I wouldn't buy an internal PCI sound card for a few reasons. For one, they are in close proximity to high voltage/amperage components which can introduce EMI and noise into the signal. Also many internal sound cards aren't as good for the money as an external DAC/amp and they often have really iffy driver support and need updates. External setups usually don't need to be touched and are pretty much universally compatible since it's just USB or optically connected. The biggest benefit of an external DAC/amp is the portability and ability to easily use it on another computer, laptop, phone or other device.
u/nyda · 1 pointr/headphones

A couple choices at this price point:


Sennheiser HD 598

AKG Q701

Beyerdynamic DT 880


Audio Technica A900x

Beyerdynamic DT 770

Mr Speakers Mad Dog ($350 though)

u/abiromu · 1 pointr/HeadphoneAdvice

AKG Q701

I got them recently. My first audiophile-grade headphones. The soundstage is to die for. They almost give the HD800 a run for their money when it comes to soundstage. They are really neutral, with a detailed bass (but in low quantity), decent midrange and great treble extension (both in quantity and quality). They are comfortable (at least for me) and built well. They can run off of computers or phones (you'll have to max out the volumes though) but they really shine when amped.


An alternative you could consider:

Some upgrades you could consider:


Phillips SHP9500

I've had them for quite some time now. While the AKG is great for critical and Hi-Fi listening, it is not that great for using for long periods of time like 3+ hours at a stretch. That's where these come in. These are the most comfortable pair of headphones I have ever put on my head (and I have put quite a few pairs on). They feel basically weightless on my head, and I can keep these on my head for hours (I think 14 hours is my record). Really cheap for what they offer, really great for Lo-Fi, but not great for Hi-Fi (not bad though). They have a good soundstage. They also have a mid-focused sound, which means that the vocals will be separated from the rest of the track and will take center stage, which is essential for movies. I would really recommend these. They went out of the market for a while but are back now.

Good luck with your purchase!

u/SummerMango · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

I would say stay away from any headphone recommendations that are:

u/PAPO1990 · 1 pointr/headphones

I swear by my AKG Q701's, a little more than $150, but I'd say worth it.

However if you don't have a decent headphone amp to drive them with you might be better off getting something cheaper and spending the extra money on a headphone amp, in which case the AKG K240 MkII is a good choice.

and instead of giving any reason why mixing on headphones is bad (I really don't think it is, and have never head anything of the sort) I will give you a FAR more useful piece of advice. Test your mix on as many sets of speakers and headphones as you can, once you think you have a good mix listen to it everywhere you can, in the car, on your TV, not just on good speakers, but normal everyday ones too (and headphones), it has to sound good there too because that's where dos people are likely to listen to it.

in addition, learn your headphones, listen to something you now really well, that you've already listened to a billion times on countless sound systems/ speakers, and listen to it countless times on the headphones, and use the headphones foe all sorts of other music too. Learn the sound signature of your headphones, that way when you mix on them, you will know that even though the Bass may be a little lacking on your nice reference headphones, it will be punchy on a more normal system even before you've tested your mix in various places.

u/spbach5 · 1 pointr/headphones

It's not cheaper.



u/g0atmeal · 1 pointr/buildapc

Unless you want two monitors, you might as well bump up to a 1440p display. I have the VG248QE and love it btw, but the 1080 is just completely overkill for it.

You might also want to look at Windows 10 instead of 8. Preference aside, it supports DX12 and is generally more compatible with most programs you'll be running.

Audio wise, if you don't mind spending some extra cash, I'd recommend going for a "true" solution instead of a gaming headset. I used to use a Logitech G930 and I really liked it, but it ended up being completely nothing compared to a proper audio solution. My suggestion: AKG Q701 with a sound card: either an ASUS Xonar DG or a Xonar DGX. They're practically the same, they just use a different PCI slot.

The difference it makes: the gaming headset you chose has surround sound virtualization built in to the Logitech software, using Dolby surround. In reality, the "7.1 surround" headset you've chosen is just stereo with virtualization. The sound cards I've linked use the same Dolby surround software (under the title of "Dolby Headphone"), except it's done on the card instead of the program. The key difference is that you can plug in any stereo headset (from the cheapest shit to the best) to the sound card and it'll give you 10x better surround sound accuracy than any "gaming" headset will give you on its own. Audio is one of the most overlooked aspects when building a gaming rig and I implore you to consider spending the extra cash. It really makes a world of difference. Here's a recommendation guide by an audiophile for the best headsets for your money, if you don't want to spend too much on audio.

Thanks for listening.

u/thurst0n · 1 pointr/headphones
  • Budget: $200 preferred ($300-350 if it's significantly better for price/performance)

  • Location: US

  • Source: PC w/ ALC889 and very rarely potentially my Yamaha RX V765

  • Isolation: None (Home use only)

  • Preferred Type: Circumaural - Full-Sized Over Ear (OPEN)

  • Preferred Tonal Balance: overall balanced

  • Past Headphones: Steelseries Siberia V2 (With USB Vitual 7.1)

  • Preferred Music: Gaming and music - I seriously listen to everything except dubstep unless someone on twitch is streaming it :P - I generally listen to hip hop and rock, but also enjoy classical and other easy listening.

    Background/My Thoughts

    I generally prefer to invest slightly more in my things for better quality and longevity. I'd happily invest more in things if I knew it was more likely to last or if the quality is significantly higher for the cost.

    The left speaker in my siberia just stopped working. I am very close to grabbing the Sennheiser G4ME ONE's used from Amazon because I have a $50 gift card waiting to be used and I'm a sucker for great price/performance.

    I figure either $200 for a headset OR $300-$350 for Headphones + whatever else.

    Option 1: Headset w/ Mic

    I don't necessarily need a headset w/built in mic, I'm aware of the modmic option, but if I'm not mistaken the G4ME ONE essentially an HD 558 just with the added microphone which will be very nice for me due to how much I'm on vent/Teamspeak when I game. I don't see the point in investing much more than 150-200 for an all-in-one because as I understand the quality doesn't go much higher from here anyways.. so to get more quality I'd look at option 2 and by that point it seems to be very costly to compete with the HD 558. And since I can get the ONE used for 150-50=$100 that seems like a great option.

    Option 2: Headphone + Soundcard OR DAC/AMP + ModMic

    Unless someone knows something that I don't, this is where I'd be spending more than the $200, and hopefully only if it's actually going to be 50-100% better. I considered the AT-ADG1's in option 1 above, but I don't believe they offer $100 more in value over the G4ME ONE (White/red new is $200)- please correct me if I am wrong.

    Here are of the products I considered for option 2:

  • HD 598
  • DT 990
  • AKG Q701 (Or K701 - but I like the Q design)

    I am assuming I'll need to add another 100-200 on top of the headphone to drive them.

    If there are any options that let me gradually upgrade/add on the DAC/Amp I'd consider that, but my impression is that certain headphones need to be driven properly from day 1. I realize that any headphones, even the G4ME ONE would benefit from a better amp or soundcard, but if I go for them then I don't plan to get another soundcard or external DAC/AMP anytime soon.

    Any advice/thoughts on this or anything else would be greatly appreciated. Sorry for the wall of text. :D
u/Merphal · 1 pointr/headphones

Budget - 200$ is a huge stretch, but I can go there if it's worth it.

Source - Mostly PC, maybe iPhone/Lumia 1520.

Requirements for Isolation - I'm not crazy about noise cancellation.

Preferred Type of Headphone - Over-Ear. Also, I prefer a detachable cable. I will also be needing to add a mic to the setup (that's why I prefer a detachable cable -- I can add the VModa BoomPro instead of investing double the price in an AntLion ModMic).

Preferred tonal balance - I guess balanced is good?

Past headphones - Steelseries 7H, Logitech G930s (getting a refund on the G930s and looking at new headphones to buy).

Preferred Music - Mostly Hard Rock, some Metal, and Drum & Bass/Electronic. Examples: 1, 2, 3.

I have done some research about this and these are the options I liked:

  • Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO, 250 OHMs, I will have the option to try these out at my uncles studio this Tuesday. I heard nothing but good about these -- amazing and balanced sound, good soundstage/imaging, and that they feel like clouds. My only problem is the non-detachable 10ft cable.

  • V-MODA Crossfade LP2, these have great reviews and a detachable cable but I'm not sold on the whole noise cancellation thing. They also come with a case thing and a mic cable which is great for me. They also look bad ass. Is there an option to get velvet/cloth ear pads?

  • AKG Q 701, they got good reviews and a detachable cable but are more expensive. They also look like they are comfortable.
u/DeathtoPants · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

Summarizing what's been said and adding a bit more:

Beyerdynamics DT-770

Audio-Technica M50

Sennheiser HD558, 598

AKG K550/551 tend to drop below 200 from time to time

AKG Q701, incredible headphones on sale at the moment, this would be a buy for me if I weren't broke.

Shure SRH840

Denon AH-D1100 are very good at their price point but a bit flimsy, an option if you won't take them out a lot.