Hi Head-Fi. Today I received in the post the brand new Quincy Jones edition AKG 701s, aka the Q701s. Now I've been a fan of the K701s and K702s at meets (and a fan of AKG stuff in general). Many owners of the 700 series say they need a burn-in period of a couple hundred hours. Tyll of Headroom has done his own burn-in tests and noticed "the 'edginess' is markedly lessened" but very minimal differences occurred. I was made aware on another forum the coils are aluminum in the Q series, versus being copper in the K series housing, which may favor the burn-in more but I cannot confirm this. I figured I'd do my own test for fun over the next month or so and see if I could come to the same conclusion.
Head-Fi review thread: http://www.head-fi.org/t/546591/akg-q701-review
Fennesz - July
Brian Eno - Deep Blue Day
The Buffalo Bunch - T.I.T.T.S.
Anna Ternheim - To Be Gone
Paul Westerberg - World Class Fad
Week 1: Initial impressions are good. Slight sibilance/harshness at loud volume (expected.) Sound stage is good and detail is good. Balance is good.
Edited by slytown - 6/23/12 at 10:42pm