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Reference class auto-calibrating noise cancelling headphones

£1,039.991039.99 each £1,299.99
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It takes a legend to enthrall the world. It takes two to change it.

Inspired by the Grammy Award winning producer Quincy Jones, comes the AKG N90Q, a state of the art, flagship level headphone that represents the pinnacle in acoustic performance and audio customization. Utilizing TruNote auto calibration and active noise cancelling technologies, along with dual foam cushions and ear cup mounted controls, the N90 allows users to enjoy high end, faithful and precise sound reproduction with adjustable sound stage effect and personalized tone control. Premium materials like leather and aluminum, five patented technologies and full HD audio work to create an unrivaled audio experience that has been inspired by Quincy himself.

Item# N90Q LE-Z

General Specifications

Impedance 32ohms
Max Input Power 100mW
Weight 460g
Cable Length 3m and 1.2m detachable cables included

Audio Specifications

Frequency Response 10-30kHz
Sensitivity 110dB SPL @ 1kHz/100mV
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Spec Sheet (EN)

2 MB
  • 1 pair of AKG N90NC headphones
  • Flight adaptor
  • 3-button remote/mic cable
  • 3m straight cable
  • Charging cable
  • Power Case

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N90Q is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 5.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best. Headphones. Ever. This is the real deal. The N90Q is the Jurassic Park of head phones and not because of man eating Dinosaurs it's because they literally "sparred no expense". From the lambskin sack that has an embedded fold guide, to the extra Li-ion battery pack, to the chargeable case, to the fine grained rope cabled adapters for pick-your-device, to the radar pulse button that scans your freaking ear lobes to produce the best possible sound for your ears. Yeah, they are that good.
Date published: 2017-06-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent sound..Probably the best I've ever heard I waited a long time to get my hand on these, but its truly worth the wait. These are the best sounding headphones I've ever tried...I felt lost in listening to some of my favorite songs on these....The sound quality is exquisite and very fine to even the minute detail. However I do have a few complaints.. There is no Battery Indicator and I also wish there is way to listen without the ANC on... nevertheless, I'm happy with my purchase.. and hope to enjoy this for many years to come!
Date published: 2017-03-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Headphone I've Tried
Date published: 2016-12-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great sound great sound and feel. best i ever tried. mode select is a little confusing not know what mode you are in
Date published: 2016-04-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good but can be better. Waited almost a year to get my hands on these. The sound coming from these are crystal clear. I can even discern what people is saying in the background from the music. NC is better than the JBL Elite 700. The ear cups seals out most of the sound from leaching out. Less pressure on the head compared to the JBL Elite 700. DSP and EQ is too minute that it feels like nothing really changed on the music. It falls short compared to the AKG K3003i in sound envelopment.
Date published: 2016-04-14
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What are the specs of the built-in DAC : 192KHz / 24 bit or 96Khz /16 bit ?

Asked by: Hans
The headphone shall be able to process following audio output : *2 channel Output *Sample Rate: 44.1K/48KHz/96KHz *Bit Resolution: 16 bit / 24 bit
Answered by: Jay at Customer Support
Date published: 2017-05-24

How can one discern which of the three modes the N90Q is in? “Standard”, “2.1 Studio” or “5.1 Surround Sound”? Can AKG provide a test track or software to allow us to identify which mode? Thank you.

Asked by: Anonymous
There is no feedback informing you which setting you have selected. You must simply switch between them, and decide which one you like best. Usually, it is easiest to hear when the Surround mode is active, and once you have found that mode, you will know that the next two selections will be Standard and Studio. Here is an explanation of the three AKG N90Q Listening Modes: Three different spatial listening modes are provided. Each mode is characterized by a different spatial perception of the apparent acoustic surroundings. The first mode Standard renders the music unprocessed, like in any conventional headphone. This is useful in particular, if you use external processors such as Dolby headphone or DTS headphone X. The second mode Studio brings the sound stage to the front of the head, without adding any room effect, by means of a novel crosstalk circuit derived from a patented, simplified model of head-related transfer functions. The third mode Surround adds simulated reflections around the head, designed so that you perceive the sound stage at a greater distance, without disturbing artifacts such as coloration or reverb. The mode is changed by simply pressing and immediately releasing the button. (This is the same button used to trigger auto calibration). Music being played is temporarily interrupted; the mode is changed immediately, and a brief “brushing” sound is played to illustrate the acoustic effect of the new mode. The music then immediately resumes playing using the new mode.
Answered by: Erik at Customer Service
Date published: 2017-07-16
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