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post #4021 of 4599
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Innerfidelity gave the K812 a bad review but gave the K7** + Q701 series great reviews.

Well, that's only one very knowledgeable person's opinion. See also Blackmore's review in the high end forum. I can't say I'm over-fond of K70x and its variants. In general, I think the old firms did their best work ten or more years ago.

I can say that I loved my friend's Q701 and that it measures extremely well. It's incredibly similar to the HD800. People often make the inference that the Q701 is the K701, but there were changes made. The K701 had some nasty modal breakup around the 2kHz region (lower treble/upper mids). The Q701 doesn't have this issue, making it a lot more transparent. 

 

I haven't heard the K812, but if the measurements are any indication I'd like to buy one and put Q701 drivers in it so I can have the gorgeous/comfy/gloriously constructed shell and the incredibly competent sound, that is unless AKG releases a K912 any time soon. 


Edited by takato14 - 3/29/14 at 5:47pm
post #4022 of 4599
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I can say that I loved my friend's Q701 and that it measures extremely well. It's incredibly similar to the HD800. People often make the inference that the Q701 is the K701, but there were changes made. The K701 had some nasty modal breakup around the 2kHz region (lower treble/upper mids). The Q701 doesn't have this issue, making it a lot more transparent. 

I haven't heard the K812, but if the measurements are any indication I'd like to buy one and put Q701 drivers in it so I can have the gorgeous/comfy/gloriously constructed shell and the incredibly competent sound, that is unless AKG releases a K912 any time soon. 

Minor changes were certainly made, none of which impressed me. That whole series is a departure somewhat from their earlier models, so a lot of fans were disappointed (myself included). The new one seems to depart again in its own way. They're coming out with another next month just to screw delight the fans.
post #4023 of 4599
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Originally Posted by takato14 View Post

I can say that I loved my friend's Q701 and that it measures extremely well. It's incredibly similar to the HD800. People often make the inference that the Q701 is the K701, but there were changes made. The K701 had some nasty modal breakup around the 2kHz region (lower treble/upper mids). The Q701 doesn't have this issue, making it a lot more transparent. 

I haven't heard the K812, but if the measurements are any indication I'd like to buy one and put Q701 drivers in it so I can have the gorgeous/comfy/gloriously constructed shell and the incredibly competent sound, that is unless AKG releases a K912 any time soon. 

Minor changes were certainly made, none of which impressed me. That whole series is a departure somewhat from their earlier models, so a lot of fans were disappointed (myself included). The new one seems to depart again in its own way. They're coming out with another next month just to screw delight the fans.

Well put me down for the new model then. 

 

:D

post #4024 of 4599

A short list. Hopefully I'll be expanding it in the next couple months.

  1. HiFiMan RE-400 - Wow, absolutely amazing for $100. The only flaw in these is their build quality, but this is made up for multiple times with their amazing sound.
  2. V-Moda Crossfade LP2 - Better bass than the RE-400 imo, but that's about it. The more I listen to my RE-400, the more these sound too dark to me. These remain my primary headphone for computer use because all IEMs feel weird in my ears during long sessions, and the LP2 (especially now with XL pads) are just easy to leave on my head and forget about. The RE-400 are very comfortable for an IEM, though.
  3. JLabs JBuds J6 - Got these as a gift a month or so before I got my RE-400. Sound quality is nothing special. The bi-flange tips these come with are super uncomfortable. Only have a couple hours on these things.

I've also owned the Skullcandy Ink'd 2, but those broke long before I had any sort of interest in headphones.


Edited by deciBel23 - 3/29/14 at 6:53pm
post #4025 of 4599

1. HD800

2. HE6

3. TH900

4. T1

5. D7000

6. LCD2.2

7. DT990 Premium 600 ohm

8. Grado SR80i

9. AudioTechnica A900X

10. Sennheiser PXC450

 

Based on what I had/currently own.

post #4026 of 4599

Money No Object:

 

1. HD700

2. HD650

3, Amperiors

4. Over Ear Momentums

5. On Ear Momentums

6. PX360

7. HD449

8. HD429

 

Price:SQ Ratio:

 

1. Amperior

2. HD650

3. HD700

4. On Ear Momentum

5. PX360

6. Over Ear Momentum

7. HD449/429 (its a wash)

post #4027 of 4599
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Originally Posted by Claritas View Post


Well, that's only one very knowledgeable person's opinion. See also Blackmore's review in the high end forum. I can't say I'm over-fond of K70x and its variants. In general, I think the old firms did their best work ten or more years ago.

I also haven't heard it but I think even with a small revision as you suggested they could be great cans (referring to the K812).  The design looks great and they look so comfortable!

post #4028 of 4599
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Money No Object:

 

1. HD700

2. HD650

3, Amperiors

4. Over Ear Momentums

5. On Ear Momentums

6. PX360

7. HD449

8. HD429

 

Price:SQ Ratio:

 

1. Amperior

2. HD650

3. HD700

4. On Ear Momentum

5. PX360

6. Over Ear Momentum

7. HD449/429 (its a wash)


+1

 

 

(edit for clarity)


Edited by zazex - 4/4/14 at 8:45pm
post #4029 of 4599
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Originally Posted by BruinAnteater View Post
 

Money No Object:

 

1. HD700

2. HD650

3, Amperiors

4. Over Ear Momentums

5. On Ear Momentums

6. PX360

7. HD449

8. HD429

 

Price:SQ Ratio:

 

1. Amperior

2. HD650

3. HD700

4. On Ear Momentum

5. PX360

6. Over Ear Momentum

7. HD449/429 (its a wash)


+1

 

 

(edit for clarity)

How can the Amperior be a good deal when its significantly more expensive than the almost identical HD-25-1-II? 

 

EDIT: Um, it appears the Amperior is now significantly less expensive than the HD-25... which makes about as much sense as a boat with wings.


Edited by takato14 - 4/4/14 at 9:26pm
post #4030 of 4599
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Originally Posted by takato14 View Post
 

How can the Amperior be a good deal when its significantly more expensive than the almost identical HD-25-1-II? 

 

EDIT: Um, it appears the Amperior is now significantly less expensive than the HD-25... which makes about as much sense as a boat with wings.

post #4031 of 4599
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Originally Posted by takato14 View Post
 

How can the Amperior be a good deal when its significantly more expensive than the almost identical HD-25-1-II? 

 

EDIT: Um, it appears the Amperior is now significantly less expensive than the HD-25... which makes about as much sense as a boat with wings.


Right, significantly less expensive - and IMO a better sounding, better looking, and more comfortable headphone than the HD 25 1 II.

 

I guess it might not make a whole lot of sense from some perspectives - but Sennheiser knows what they're doing

and I'm sure has their reasons for the current reduced price on the Amperiors.

 

Still, it makes little if any difference to me as the buyer - I'm glad to have the opportunity for a bargain.

post #4032 of 4599
My God Sennheiser fanboy haha you got many dude... smily_headphones1.gif
post #4033 of 4599

Martin Logan Mikros 90 SPACEY Mod w/Auvio cable and KMF Audio amp

Martin Logan Mikros 90 BASSEY Mod w/Teds UPOCC silver cable and Lehmann BCL amp

Martin Logan Mikros 90 STOCK w/Teds UPOCC copper cable and Fitz-improved Bada PH-12 amp

Ultrasone HFI-780 Open Cell Foam Mod w/beta 22 amp

post #4034 of 4599

This is what i have

1. ATH ESW-11

2. Alessandro MS1

post #4035 of 4599

1.  Sennheiser HD 598 - amazing soundstage, silky smooth mids , airy highs and natural bass.

( mainly used for acoustic and light rock music and also with gaming and movies)

 

2.  Grado SR 60i = warm full bodied mids, aggressive, treble heavy.

( mainly used for heavy rock and metal )

 

3.  Sennheiser Px 100ii = dark sounding, very good  mids and highs for the price. 

(mainly used for bedtime listening) 

 

4. Sennheiser HD 239 = bass heavy, a little vieled, better mids and treble than the Px 100ii's.

 (mainly used for trance and hip hop)


Edited by xoriac - 4/5/14 at 10:46am
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