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AKG K612 PRO Reference Studio Headphones Reviews

bpandbass

Quite Possibly The Best Neutral Open Back For Under 200 US Dollars.

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Pros: Roomy ear cups, smooth, linear, natural sound, non-fatiguing highs, well behaved bass, AKG mids, not hard to amplify

Cons: initial ear pad comfort, picky with DACs, hard wired cable (good quality though), not for bassheads, synergy with systems

I have owned several other AKGs, including the K240s, the K702 65th Anniversaries, the and Q701 Quincy Jones Signatures (basically the same thing as an updated K701/702). The K612s sound-wise lie somewhere between the K240s and the K7-series, while having a unique sound signature of their own.    Build: Made in Austria, and very close to the K7-series, but not exactly. They feel high quality, but not quite as exquisite. The plastic on the ear cups is of a slightly lesser quality compared to the K7s, but is still good quality nonetheless. The headband is a stitched genuine leather band just like the K7s. The cable is 10 feet and hard wired, so not detachable...
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Flizz

Fantastic sound for the price

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Pros: Bass texture, incredibly smooth across all frequencies

Cons: Treble can be harsh at first; takes time to mellow out

First impressions   When I first tried these headphones out of the box, I was a little disappointed at how the higher frequencies seemed to be more forward than the mids and bass. It wouldn't have been a huge deal, except that the treble was also completely unforgiving on sibilant tracks, which really put me off. The saving grace at the time was that the bass, while not having a huge presence, had a buttery smooth texture that made my mouth water. The clarity and precision of the low end also extended well into the upper midrange, making the k612's perfect for acoustic, classical, and jazz. The overall impression I was left with was somewhat ...
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kman1211

Excellent Value and Great Neutrality

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Pros: Detailed, transparent, smooth and linear sound, revealing, very natural sound, precise imaging, good sounstage, non-fatiguing, and comfortable.

Cons: A bit finicky to amp, needs a good amount of power, and pads take a few weeks to break in.

This is a brief review of the K612 Pro, to my ears it's my favorite and the best headphone under $200. I'm using a Hifiman EF2A as an amp and an ASUS Xonar DX as a DAC.   Build Quality: The K612 is a well-made headphone and feels solid in my hands. Only gripe is the cable isn't detachable but it's not really something I'm worried about as the cable quality is good and I take good care of my headphones.   Comfort: This headphone was comfortable from the beginning to me but the stiff pads did bother me after a bit. A few weeks of use and the pads soften up and become much more comfortable. I have no complaints about the leather headband, there are no bumps and is plenty big...
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appsmarsterx

Unbeatable value

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Pros: Excellent imagine, Excellent refinement, Great build quality

Cons: needs good synergy, non-detachable cable, velour pads are dust magnets, not cumfortable with glasses on (may be this is just me)

Build Quality: Excellent.612pro is built like a tank.  Really solid construction with nice professional looking open back headphone. Cable is strong and thick. Non detachable cable isn’t a big deal breaker for me.   Comfort: I’d say pretty comfortable after few weeks. Velour pads can be little hard at first. But after few weeks, it will become soft. Not much clamping force, but for me I don’t like using them with my glasses on.   Sound Quality: First of all I wasn’t a big fan when I first heard the 612pro. I had so many mixed feelings with them when I paired them with my Fiio E17. Instruments and vocals sounded so distant when I paired them with E17. But after trying...
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Tostapane

great all rounder for me

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Pros: neutral but good impact in the bass, tights bass, price,great for gaming, design.

Cons: it needs a good synergy

this is my first "serious" pair of headphones So the review cant be very full, but I try to give the possible useful information. I was looking for a pair of headphones with a neutral sound but with a good bass impact and suitable for gaming, and i am very satisfied with them.  they do very well with all my music: particularly they are fantastic with black eyed peas and alicia keys ( quality of bass and voices is fantastic !) . i think they do very well with hip hop too, but maybe some song ( for example Eminem marshall mather lp2 ) would benefit from a little more bass (but really very little).. k612 has a very good imaging !! when i play FPS games...
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