Take it from us: Quincy Jones is one cool cat. Perhaps the coolest cat on the block, even. The fabled producer, composer and arranger may be pushing past 80 but when you’ve got albums like “Off The Wall”, “Thriller” and “Bad” to your credit the coolness can never wane. (Should we bother mentioning 27 Grammy’s?)
We’ll spare you a lengthy CV on the Dude and get to the meat: These here headphones are Quincy-branded babies from AKG by Harman. Available in three versions for ultimate listening pleasure and comfort, the heaviest of the trio is the Q701 reference headphones that will set you back $480.
We highly recommend this variant if you want an immersive listening experience in the comfort of your wall-to-wall CD/music collection.
For the on-the-go crowd however there’s the foldable Q460 that fits inside your bag and assorted small spaces for just $230.
Finally, the kid-brother of the bunch is the Q350 in-ear version that’s the cheapest at $150 and looks best when it’s stuck on your iPod. In fat, both the Q460 and Q350 are ideal for Apple products.
Expect these to be out by October. Now let’s finish with the Dude’s official endorsement:
“This is the best quality sound I’ve heard in headphones, ever. And I’m proud my name is on them.”