CES 2015: AKG unveils Quincy Jones-designed N90Q headphones

Quincy Jones already has his own signature line of AKG headphones and the N90Q adds to that family. These over-ears feature AKG's new TruNote technology, which uses proprietary software (and two tiny microphones in each ear cup) to measure their frequency response and auto-calibrate while the headphones are in place. They're designed to optimise the sound for the inner ears of each individual.

The N90Qs also use noise-cancelling and sound customisation technology - AKG claims the latter continually adjusts the bass and treble levels to reduce any distortion.

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Jones certainly believes the technology makes a difference. He said: "The enhanced experience provided by the AKG N90Q will offer the listener such exact sound and customisation that you will believe that you are in a professional recording studio."

Quincy's daughter, Kidada, helped with the aesthetic and the finish of the headphones - and, according to AKG, is an established designer for Disney.

Pricing is yet to be confirmed, but we'll be sure to let you know once we've received confirmation from the manufacturer. The N90Qs are scheduled to hit shops this summer.

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Andy Madden

Andy is Deputy Editor of What Hi-Fi? and a consumer electronics journalist with nearly 20 years of experience writing news, reviews and features. Over the years he's also contributed to a number of other outlets, including The Sunday Times, the BBC, Stuff, and BA High Life Magazine. Premium wireless earbuds are his passion but he's also keen on car tech and in-car audio systems and can often be found cruising the countryside testing the latest set-ups. In his spare time Andy is a keen golfer and gamer.