What Hi Fi Sound and Vision Thu, 5 May 2011, 5:03pm

AKG Q350

Tested at £60
40100
2

Given the Quincy Jones connection, these in-ears are huge let-down

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For

  • Light
  • good bass

Against

  • Treble is coloured and coarse

People will definitely see you coming in these AKG headphones.

The luminous green cable sticks out a mile (although black and white are also available).

They’re light, even by in-ear standards and trying the three sizes of supplied tips ensures a snug fit. They’re also fitted with an in-line mic and volume control.

Being part of AKG’s Quincy Jones Signature Line, you’d think that sound quality would be up to a decent standard, but you’d be wrong. 

They produce quite an attacking, powerful sound. Bass notes hit the listener with force, but higher frequencies sound seriously coloured and coarse.

There’s a real lack of refinement, which makes for an iffy listen.

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