. . . yeah, isn't it a shame? How disrespectful to the almighty K340 .____.
@DMax99 . . . The Superluxes are really good cans, especially for the price! In germany a 681/681-B costs about 19€. The 681-B kinda sounds like a K240 Sextett, almsot the same. The 681 is the same but harscher highs and mooooore bass. The EVO sounds more like a philips . . . kinda like a X1 but x1 is better in every way (resolution, bass quality, soundstage etc.). The 662s sound kinda like my SHURE SRH440s but with less bass and more neutral. They are all more than woth the money <3
And the K812 . . . sad story for me xD Many people like these. I like them too . . . but not for its price. Personally i like the T1 , HD800 and even the T90 more than the K812. Soundstage is smaller on the K812 and in terms of details ~ none of them lack in details. The thing is . . . i like my k501 and k400 more than the K812. Because they also give me a bigger soundstage and detail-resolution-wise the k812 is nothing really new for me. I have awaited way more changes from the "new flagship". Its a big update, if you come from the K7xx series. But not if you're coming from a K400/500/501. I know people will throw stones at me right now (xD) but i'm not the kind of person, who hypes something just only because its new. Especially in AKGs case. They've so dissapointed me with the K7xx series that i had lost my respect. Its not enough to change the looks . . . after so many Versions of the K701 i have awaited something bigger, more different.
The K812 is not a bad can, by no means ~ but it has to compete with his older brothers! It kinda sounds like a mix between k501, and K601/612. It has similiar magical mids like the k501 but with the amount of bass like a k601. But the soundstage . . . thats, what dissapointed me, its smaller and can't even stand a chance against the T1s or the HD800s soundstage, not even close. Sure, soundstage is not important for everyone and if you wanna use the K812 for editing / work, its maybe the best akg ever. But for listening? As a soundstage-fetishist i need the stage XD Even Sonys MA900 has a bigger stage than the K812.
The good thing on the K812 is the materials, i absolutely love the look and feel of it. metal, good leather and fine quality material, not much plastic here like the older AKGs. I hope AKG stays on that route ;D I'm just waiting for the next K812 Version, mayber that will be my cup of tea. In my opinion its not worth 1300-1500€. 600-800€ is the price tag whre i see the K812, judging by its sound. Now you can all stone me xD
Edited by Natsukawa - 3/30/14 at 4:07am