AKG Quincy Jones Signature Q460

Portable on-ear headphones with in-line microphone and remote for iPhone® (White)

  • AKG Quincy Jones Signature Q460


  • AKG Quincy Jones Signature Q460

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  • AKG Quincy Jones Signature Q460

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    Quincy Jones

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  • AKG Quincy Jones Signature Q460


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Our take on the AKG Quincy Jones Signature Q460

by Kristen Schaub

Hit the road with Quincy Jones style

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The Q460s give you accurate, dynamic sound with Quincy Jones style.

From AKG and the producer of one of the best-selling singles of all time, "We Are the World," comes the Q460 on-ear headphones. Their advanced driver design delivers top-to-bottom clarity and accuracy, achieving the level of sound quality that musicians like Jones demand. Super-soft ear pads combine with the Q460s closed-back, lightweight design to block out most ambient noise. Plus, an innovative folding mechanism allows these 'phones to collapse down to a super-compact size for easy carrying no matter how far you travel across the globe.

in-line mic

The in-line microphone and remote let you easily answer calls on your iPhone and adjust the volume.

Switch between calls and music on your iPhone

Do you use an iPhone? The Q460s give you great sound and convenient operation. They come with an in-line microphone and remote for making and receiving calls, as well as controlling basic music playback without even touching your phone. And the detachable, single-sided cable is designed to resist tangles for maximum portability.

A share of the proceeds from these AKG Quincy Jones Signature Line headphones will go to the Quincy Jones Musiq Consortium to support music education.

From the review AKG Quincy Jones Signature Q460

"My goal in this review was to hear Quincy Jones' music through the headphones that had to meet his standard. What I found consistently was that the level of detail, balance and efficiency of these headphones presented his music as he would have heard it in the final studio board mix. They also performed handily with the rather eclectic mix on my MP3 player. Quincy Jones and I share the values of balanced tone, clarity, and simply allowing the music to express its own flavors and leaving the headphones out of the mix. when I was listening with the Quincy Jones Signature Q460 headphones, I experienced enjoyment, pure and simple.

— Marshall, A/V Writer

"I visit more than a dozen countries every year, and these are the headphones I want with me."

-Quincy Jones

Quincy Jones

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  • lightweight, on-ear earcups with padded headband
  • compact, folding design
  • in-line microphone and remote control (play/pause/skip) for iPhone
  • frequency response: 11-29,500 Hz
  • impedance: 32 ohms
  • 43" detachable, single-sided cord with stereo mini plug
  • comes with 2.5mm cellphone and full-sized 1/4" adapters
  • carrying case included
  • weight: 3.8 oz.
  • warranty: 2 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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Features and Specs
Fit Style On-ear
Earcup Type ---
Noise-canceling No
Bluetooth No
Frequency Response 11-29.5k Hz
Sensitivity 126 dB
Impedance 32 Ohms
Weight 3.8 ounces
Cord Length 43"
Airline Adapter Included No
iPod Control Yes
Volume Control Yes
Built-in Microphone Yes
Parts Warranty 2 Years
Labor Warranty 2 Years
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What's in the box?

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  • On-ear headphones
  • 43" Detachable headphone cable (with a 2.5mm connector on one end and a 3.5mm connector on other end)
  • 24" Detachable headphone cable (with a 2.5mm connector on one end and a 3.5mm connector on other end)
  • In-line remote/mic (installed on 43" headphone cable)
  • 1/8" to 1/4" adapter
  • 3.5mm to 2.4mm adapter
  • Storage case
  • The Quincy Jones Signature Line Brochure
  • "Attention!" booklet
  • Warranty Card

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Overview: The AKG Q460 mini on-ear headphones deliver high-accuracy sound with outstanding dynamics and bass response. These on-ear headphones are perfect for those on the go, with a folding, lightweight design. The Q460 mini on-ear headphones also allow you to receive & end calls from your iPhone. The AKG in-ear headphones also offer basic playback music functions for your iPhone.

Closed-Black, On-Ear Design: The AKG Q460 headphones feature an closed-back, on-ear design which blocks out most ambient noise, allowing you to enjoy hours of dynamic, balanced, reference-quality sound.

Comfortable Fit: The AKG Q460 mini on-ear headphones feature a lightweight design, leatherette padded ear-cups, and an adjustable headband to provide a comfortable fit.

In-Line Remote Control: The AKG Q350 in-ear headphones feature an in-line remote control which allows you to answer and end calls from your iPhone. The in-line remote control also provides basic playback functions (such as Play/Pause/Skip) for your iPhone.

Built-in Microphone: The AKG Q350's built-in microphone lets you carry on a conversation from your iPhone without having to speak into your mobile phone. The caller's voice is heard through the in-ear headphones.

Headphone Cable: The AKG Q460 mini on-ear headphones utilize a single-sided 99.99% oxygen-free cable (OFC) terminated by a gold-plated 3.5mm connector for maximum signal transfer and sound quality. The headphone cable is detachable. A 24" and 44" headphone cable is provided.

Adapters: The AKG Q460 includes a 1/8"-to-1/4" adapter for home stereo use and a 3.5mm-to-2.5mm adapter for smart phone use.

3D-Axis Folding Design: The AKG Q460 mini on-ear headphones feature a unique 3D-Axis folding mechanism for ease of handling, storing, and transporting.

Storage Case: The AKG mini on-ear headphones comes supplied with a carrying case that features polyester construction and a zippered closure to protect the headphones during transport or storage.

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4 out of 5

Just what I hoped they would be!

Written By Tom, Rochester NY on Friday, October 28, 2011
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I have some relatively new Audio-Technica ATH-M50s for "at-home" listening, but hadn't bought any new portable 'phones for traveling in many years. Tried the earbud route with Denons, sound was surprisingly good, but in the end I just can't do earbuds, not comfortable at all for me.

Looked at quite a few small on-ear models (there are SO MANY options in the $100-$200 range!!!), changed my mind multiple times, but settled on these AKGs, and it appears to be a good choice. The sound is very clean across a very wide frequency range, and for a variety of music -- from Clapton to Coltrane. Seemed a bit too bright right out of the box, but they have mellowed a tad, seem to be dialed in very well now.

I'm primarily using these with ipod Classic 160GB, no problem re: powering them. Apple Lossless files sound great. The sound is very comparable to many $300+ sets, but the main difference is the build -- seem a little fragile, compared to the B&W P5, for example, but really good overall for the price.
Simple: the sound
a little tight on my head -- seem to be a bit fragile
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5 out of 5

good for the price

Written By Trini C, Pittsburgh,PA on Sunday, June 12, 2011
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I got these headphones at a good sale price but I would pay full for them they sound really good and are better built then the Dr Dre Beats Headphones that broke on me after 2 years. So the sound quality is good and lightweight which is a plus for me on the go.
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5 out of 5

Excellent !!! Headphones

Written By Peter, Florida on Sunday, June 12, 2011
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What a great product. I purchased these head sets because I was looking for something small enough to travel with on a plane, and something that could block out general airport & airplane noise. These headsets fit the bill and provide amazing sound. I use these headsets with my iphone. Great music quality!!! and reduces outside noise. These headphones are also very comfortable so they can be worn for hours at a time. Lastly, I thought the price value ratio was untouchable. I would recommend this product to everyone looking for a great product that doesn't compromise on great sound quality, and just happens to deliver great value for your money.
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Written By Joe Momma, Columbus, OH on Sunday, February 06, 2011
Two Problems: The cord is too short. But it can easily replaced.
The Mic works well, but the iPod cord controls DO NOT FUNCTION with an Android device.

The Good News: These are the most beautiful sounding audio devices that I have ever owned. I have always had quality sound equipment, but with modest power. Harmon-Kardon, Kenwood, Bose. The sound is perfect. Crisp and bright at all times and deep bass when it needs to be. I can't say much more than, just try to get these away from me.

Well worth the expense.
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