Just noticed Massdrop has a drop going for the AKG Q701s!!
At 162.98 USD delivered, it is an AMAZING price.
Amazon has them for 192-195 USD + p/h depending on the colour and eBay/staticice starts at 299/265 AUD + p/h respectively so it smashes those too!
There have already been 190+ purchases in just the FIRST day of the drop! That shows just how popular these little babies are!
Here are some reviews for the item:
Here are also some specs:
Flat-wire voice-coil technology
Varimotion two layer diaphragm
Neodymium magnet system
3D cut ear pads
Cushioned genuine leather headband
Individually tested and serialized
Frequency response: 10 Hz - 39.8 kHz
Maximum input power: 200 mW
Input impedance: 62 Ohms
Sensitivity: 105 dB SPL/V
Hard gold-plated jack plug and contacts
8.29 oz (235 g)
10 ft (3.05 m) cable
20 ft (6.10 m) cable
1/8 in (3.5 mm) to 1/4 in (6.3 mm) adaptor
You get a choice between Lime Green, White and Black.
Plus, Quincy Jones Beats Dr. Dre anyday of the week! Pun intended.
Please note that these are the manufactured in China ones as they're straight from AKG. You can't really get the Austrian made ones anymore from what I understand. At least not new.
Also, you'll be wanting to get a decent headphone amplifier for these. Although they are rated at 62 ohms impedance, they are notoriously a bit more difficult to drive and something like the Little Dot MKIII or a Matrix M-Stage would work really well with them. The Asus Xonar ST/STX cards aren't too bad with them either but a dedicated headphone amplifier is better! It also doesn't hurt to have a good DAC instead of the normal headphone ports from onboard soundcards/MBPs and such.
Enjoy and let me know how you guys go!!!!
Edit. https://www.massdrop.com/buy/akg-q701-audiophile-headphones?... - is the link to view it without signing up with Massdrop. Thanks 32768.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEweybAb5ZY just for the hell of it.
Oh and I forgot to mention that these headphones are known to require a significant amount of break-in time (100 hours +) to really get its true signature. Never believed in breaking in until I had to do it for a similar set in the K712s.