We've received nearly 1,000 requests for these headphones since the last drop and have continued to look for additional Q701s for the community. We appreciate the continued support and are excited to announce that we have secured another 50 units from a new vendor. With limited quantities at a great price point for top-quality headphones, this drop will be very popular so don't miss out.
Two years ago we started Massdrop with no members and one drop live each week. Thanks to you, and the hundreds of thousands of other enthusiasts now on Massdrop, nearly anything (other than game consoles) can drop if it gets enough votes. This is one of the best prices ever listed for the Q701 and you'll be hard pressed to find any desktop headphone that can touch this price-to-performance ratio.
Note: At check-out, you have your choice of color between Black, White, and Lime.
In the Audiophile community, we know the reviewer's pen is mightier than any marketing department's sword. Here are quotes from a couple top reviewers sharing their opinions on the Q701.
"Overall, I find the Q701 to portray the music as a well integrated whole, and deliver an open and satisfying listening experience. These are very good headphones at their price point, I strongly recommend them." - Tyll, Innerfidelity
"Stunning. Even if our review pair is bright green…" - What Hi-Fi (explaining their Five Star Rating for the Q701)
Follow those reviews with a 4.8 star rating on Head-Fi and you've got a clear picture of where the community stands on this headphone.
As for the cans themselves, they come with the consistent quality you’re accustomed to seeing from AKG. Built with a Varimotion two layer diaphragm, neodymium magnet system, and flat-wire voice-coil technology, the AKG Q701 transmits impeccably clear sound. While the bass isn't boosted, it is entirely distortion free and presented as it was recorded. The real highlights here are the highs and mids, sparkling at the front of the presentation and as clear as can be. To take these suckers out for a proper test drive, pop on your favorite disco track (we’re rocking MJ’s “Dont Stop ’til You Get Enough”) and hear cymbals, horns, and vocals like you never have before.
Thanks to the open ear construction and refined tuning, the soundstage can only be described as expansive. If you want to listen to a live track and picture exactly where each musician was sitting, these are the cans for you. As the Q701 carries an impedance of 62 Ohms, they sound best through a headphone amp, but they can still be played straight from a mobile device. Rounding out the package, the frame features specialty 3D cut ear pads and a cushioned genuine leather headband to keep you comfortable through hours of listening. Also arriving with a 10’ and a 20’ foot cable, the AKG Q701 Audiophile Headphones let you hear the world like 27 time Grammy award winner Quincy Jones.
All orders will be shipped by Massdrop.
Estimated ship date is Nov 14, 2014 PT.
After the drop ends, payment will be collected. To deliver the best value to the group the request will then be submitted to the vendor up front, making all sales final. Be sure to check the discussion page for updates.