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AKG K701/K702 vs. AKG Q701?

post #1 of 224
Thread Starter 

Hi. Could anyone please do a thorough comparison of the AKG Quincy Jones Q701 and the K701 or K702?

Please specify their differences and try to be as unbiased and fair as possible.

Thanks, A1811.

post #2 of 224

There's threads about this stating that they sound exactly the same.

post #3 of 224

The akg k701, k702 and q701 are all exactly the same sounding, same drivers etc, only differences are detachable cables and color scheme's.

post #4 of 224
Thread Starter 

Can anyone prove that they sound "exactly the same" through a full review?

And anybody who gives a review must own the Q701 and must not be K701/K702

owners who just speculate on something they clearly do not have. 

Thanks,

A1811

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post #6 of 224
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by ArmAndHammer View Post

Here you go, help yourself a little bit...

 

http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/515713/are-the-q701-just-repackaged-k701


 

Thanks, but this was the last thing I wanted.

I prefer a real review over DavidMahler's opinion; I stress OPINION.

post #7 of 224

It's all opinion. How anyone reviews something is opinion. It's all subjective. 

post #8 of 224

If you buy both and review them, I'd read it =)

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+1
 

Quote:
Originally Posted by ArmAndHammer View Post

It's all opinion. How anyone reviews something is opinion. It's all subjective. 

post #10 of 224
Thread Starter 

Listen, I don't have them and neither does DavidMahler (for some nonsensical reason), 

so why doesn't an OWNER of BOTH the K701/702's and Q701's do a comparison review

based on their OPINION and EXPERIENCE with both of them?

Thank You Very Much,

A1811

post #11 of 224

No one owns both because it has been told that they are the same. Instead of bashing DavidMahler's opinions, why don't you take one for the team and do a real review of both to contribute? Up to you. I hope you can get your answer.

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OP, look at it like this. We know for sure that they both have the exact same drivers (as both have identical spec of sensitivity, impedance and freq response). And we know from pictures that physically they are exactly the same form factor, thus you can easily conclude that they are the same headphone and will sound the same...

 

The chaps at headroom seem to think they are slightly different though, they say that the Q701 just has a smoother treble, otherwise identical to the k701. I personally think they are either saying this just for business, or they are just hearing what they want to hear, but who knows, maybe it is true.

http://www.headphone.com/headphones/akg-q701-quincy-jones.php

Click on the "what we think" tab to see what headroom have to say.

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One think I know for sure. AKG replace and even mod the drivers to a few model during production time.

post #14 of 224

They are not the same...

 

The outside housing of the Q has a small round logo on it covering the grill, may well change the sound.

 

Hifi Choice did a review of the Q701 and said the bass was fantastic, doesnt sound like a K701 to me, quote "deep bass is glorious, and quite effortless"

post #15 of 224
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Originally Posted by Audiophile1811 View Post

Can anyone prove that they sound "exactly the same" through a full review?

And anybody who gives a review must own the Q701 and must not be K701/K702

owners who just speculate on something they clearly do not have. 

Thanks,

A1811


 

Nobody here really has any interest in paying an additional $100+ for a different color...

 

But here's one comparison:

http://www.head-fi.org/products/akg-q701premium-class-reference-headphones-quincy-jones-signature-line

 

His verdict appears to be mixed/little to no difference after burn in.

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