Notes: High-end all-rounders from Korg, pitched at DJs but featuring loads of consumer-friendly features like Bluetooth, noise cancelling, hands-free calls and more. … Read more
Designed to protect DJs' hearing when playing live, and with smart monitoring for more effective mixing, Korg's NC-Q1s are sort of 'specialist'.
But peel back those specifics (sister brand Vox has a similar pair for bands) and you're left with high-spec ANC cans supporting all the major codecs including aptX HD.
They're good with Siri and Google Assistant, can handle hi-res audio and feature an attenuation function for extra-noisy environments.
And all of this works. The design is subtle, the controls intuitive, and the precise sound is provided by 41mm custom drivers.
KORG's NC-Q1 is a very new kind of Bluetooth headphone technology, developed to protect your ears even in very loud environments while delivering unsurpassed high definition sound and noise-less monitoring.
Combining state-of-the-art Active Noise Cancelling, incoming sound attenuation and an array of smart features, the NC-Q1 headphones provide a flexible, controllable, powerful and great-sounding experience. With this unique blend of Noise cancelling technology and high-quality sound, the NC-Q1 is perfect for DJs, drummers, front of house engineers - anywhere that's hard to tame sound levels.
Outstanding Noise Cancelling and Sound Filtering - Attenuation function for very noisy environments
Smart monitoring with Sound enhancing (Volume/EQ control)
Clear, precise High-resolution audio with wide frequency response
Controls that are easy to access, intuitive and flexible - Bluetooth, Siri/Google assistant, popular CODECs supported.
Hands-free calling with Clear audio and beamforming for clear voice pickup.
Rechargeable battery; 36 hours of use on a single charge.
Protect your ears DJs and musicians are often exposed to extremely dangerous sound levels. Without correct ear protection, even a few minutes of exposure to these dangerous sound levels can lead to permanent ear loss. (Even 5 minutes of exposure to 105-110 decibels can cause irreversible damage.*) ANC The NC-Q1 features an advanced Noise-Cancelling system, utilizing both Feed-forward and Feedback Active Noise Cancelling technology that is tuned to withstand and process the high levels of sound found in many monitoring environments. Where other ANC headphones begin to distort, NC-Q1 delivers Noise Cancelling in extremely loud environments.
Unlike most other Noise Cancelling headphones, the NC-Q1 has microphones on both the inside and outside of the ear cup that accurately suppress a wide range of frequencies and auto-adjust according to the external sound environment. Its powerful attenuation function allows the NC-Q1 to work better than other headphones at minimizing high noise levels = the ideal choice for noisy environments.
The adaptable ear cushion (made of viscoelastic memory foam, like high quality pillows) over the ear cup provides not only the highest comfort, but also the best fit around your ear, providing excellent noise isolation not letting any sound in or out, and assuring the microphones placed inside and outside the earcup pick up the appropriate sound for highly precise and accurate noise cancelling.
The VH-Q1 goes one step further than most other headphones: the noises we hear come not only from the outside world, but also our own body, transmitted to our ears through the headband of our headphones.
By using a special frame structure, the VH-Q1 minimizes these noises and provides an unparalleled noise cancelling experience!
The DJ's new best friend Besides effective noise cancelling in extremely noisy environments, the NC-Q1 is ideal for use in a DJ booth.
The Smart Monitoring and Sound Enhancing functions allow users to customize their hearing of external sounds by selecting an EQ preset, adjusting the volume balance, and even choosing the ear from which to monitor (right, left, or both). Cue and monitor external sounds without having to remove any part of the headphones, to maximize your performance while protecting your ears. Full-Connectivity, Easy control Compatible with a wide variety of Bluetooth codecs (SBC, AAC, aptX, aptX-xLLC, APTx-HD), the NC-Q1 also gives users remote access to both Google Assistant and Siri, and its dedicated beamforming processing assures the clearest voice signal during hands-free calls, so you are always well connected with the world around you!
Dimensions: 158.5 x 204.0 x 84.0
Weight: approx 321g (without cable) TBD
Type of headphone: Dynamic / Closed headphones
Diaphragm materials: 5 layers of PEEK&PU
Frequency response: 10 Hz-25000 Hz
Compatible Bluetooth codecs: SBC, AAC, aptX, APTx-HD