Head-Fi.org › Head Gear › Headphones › Over-Ear › AKG K812 › AKG K812 Reviews

AKG K812 Reviews

Kiats

Wonderfully organic yet detailed

Posted

Pros: Organic, realistic, detailed and excellent imaging

Cons: Unforgiving of weakness in chain

I have owned the AKG K702 for a few years now. Of course, it is one of the most difficult to drive full sized cans around. If not properly driven, it sounds rather bright and is bass light. Feed it enough power, the sound you get out of it is rich and there some serious bass there. The K702 was under appreciated by the general public but a jealously guarded little secret of audiophiles who knew its true nature. It was also many years since AKG first came out with the K702 as its flagship headphone.    We all despaired if AKG would ever rise to such heights again. Of course, AKG surprised us a few years back with the AKG K3003 which was a phenomenal little in ear monitor, with...
(read more)
cucera

Best dynamic headphone in production!

Posted

Pros: natural sound, high resolution, great imaging

Cons: unforgiving, sometimes tizzy

Review AKG K812 . Regarding the craftship and comfort I can just say: It is really top notch and compares to the world bests favorably. The aluminum parts look very nice and the design is a future classic. They look much better in real than on any photo. The only down side is the cable. While the Lemo connector on the headphone is excellent quality the rest seems to come from a 50€ can. Aftermarket cable maker will make a fortune. There is no chance to use a balanced cable without extensive mods. In short the cable is a shame for the asked price. The headphone was burnt in with >100h and all comparisons were made after level matching with pink noise. The focus of...
(read more)
jk47

great for classical and jazz

Posted

Pros: spacious, good separation, natural and even across the spectrum

Cons: expensive

i've read a number of reviews around the net which criticize the k812's for harsh treble and limited bass - all i can say is that my experience with these 'phones does NOT bear that out. the bass criticisms appears to come from people who want to listen to dubstep. i don't know what dubstep is. the treble criticisms come from people who are listening to some types of pop music with which, again, i am not familiar. i am using these phones sourced out of an ibasso dx90   i am listening ONLY to classical and jazz flac files, and the sound is wonderful. for example, i spent time last night comparing 4 versions of schubert's "death and the maiden" - and the source and phones revealed...
(read more)
gradoist

Phones for pros, not for audiophiles

Posted

Pros: Big soundstage, good for monitoring

Cons: But not good for music listening. Very hard to drive.

This is the first time I give a lower than 5 star rate. The reason I say tha K812 is not good for music listening is because K812 seems to has it own way to illustrate music: it seems like K812 likes to confine every piece of music in a certain room with a stress of bass. This is good because that will ensure you hear something familiar every time you use K812. The strong signature is definitely for pros who do not want to waste time getting familiar with a headphone again and again.  But for those who are not basshead or those who want to hear "music free in style", this strong signature is a big big big problem.  The sound is a bit dark, detailed but no way...
(read more)
FritzS

one of the top open and neutral headphones

Posted

Pros: open, detailled, neutral, analytic

http://www.head-fi.org/t/685339/new-akg-flagship-k812-first-impression/120#post_10026763  Now I correct the Google translate - I use http://www.dict.cc/ and my (small) knowledge of English  I hope its a bit better now! :k701smile: ------------------------------------------------- AKG K812 Pro Type: open.back  dynamic headphones Sensitivity: 110 dB SPL / V Rated impedance: 36 Ohms Max output power: 300 mW Cable: 99.99 % oxygen - free with genuine LEMO connector V- WCBV @ 94 dB SPL = 300 mV Magnet: 1.5T Net Weight: 390 g More about: http://www.akg.com/k812-1308.html -------------------------------------------------- My first impressions that can not yet be final. And, I...
(read more)
Head-Fi.org › Head Gear › Headphones › Over-Ear › AKG K812 › AKG K812 Reviews