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Okay guys, based of quick impressions, I think the K612 is officially the go to open headphone at sub $200. Pretty much even through the whole spectrum, with slightly forward mids, and extends pretty nicely for it to be open... definitely not bass light when called for. The soundstage is not as open as the Q701, and maybe not as open as the K712 (can't really tell off memory)... but more open than the 1840. 

 

I'm in love! :k701smile:

 

$165?!? Really?!? They're plenty worth the full price... but thank you, Razordog! :beerchug: 


Edited by Change is Good - 1/23/14 at 3:26pm
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Okay guys, based if quick impressions, I think the K612 is officially the go to open headphone at sub $200. Pretty much even from bottom to top with slightly forward mids, and extends pretty low for it to be open... definitely not bass light when called for. The soundstage is not as open as the Q701, and maybe not as open as the K712 (can't really tell off memory)... but more open than the 1840. I'm in love! :k701smile:

 

$165?!? Really?!? They're plenty worth the full price... but thank you, Razordog! :beerchug: 

 

That's all good to hear, but how does it sound without a beefy amp?

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Sounds like any other AKG without an amp, my friend... no surprise there.

 

I will say, however, that off my Nexus 5 it actually sounds decent at full volume.

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Okay guys, based of quick impressions, I think the K612 is officially the go to open headphone at sub $200. Pretty much even through the whole spectrum, with slightly forward mids, and extends pretty nicely for it to be open... definitely not bass light when called for. The soundstage is not as open as the Q701, and maybe not as open as the K712 (can't really tell off memory)... but more open than the 1840. 

 

I'm in love! :k701smile:

 

$165?!? Really?!? They're plenty worth the full price... but thank you, Razordog! :beerchug: 


They really are great, when I got mine and put it on, I immediately knew it was a league above my MA900.

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If I can re-terminate the connection in the cup I may try the K612 down the road. My funds are tied up right now elsewhere, some of those being the Alpha Dogs and all the Light Harmonic products I've backed.

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All this Fidelio X1 hype makes me wish I could've tried one for just $150, just to find out if the hype is justified or not. That won't be happening again.

Then again, seeing that eBay $350 Buy-It-Now listing years ago doesn't make the ESP/950 a $350 headphone, seeing the $110 B/S/T classified doesn't make the MA900 a $110 headphone, and seeing it sold for $220-250 frequently doesn't mean a good condition SR-Lambda is only worth that much in terms of audio quality.
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The X1 is probably not your cup of tea though, Nameless. I'd say it's a contrast compared to what you like. A bit muffled sounding in the general scheme of things compared to the more recent things I believe you have tried. The X1 isn't muffled overall, but the slight bass bloat makes it less clear than what I've compared lately.
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Aww man MLE, I just bought the Recon3D yesterday and you just said about the brand new 2011 Mix Amp...for 55 bucks frown.gif ...oh well
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Got the A30s in...

I guess they'll do for gaming when I need chat, but the initial impression with music is... meh.

Kinda makes me wish I jumped on the X1 deal, and bought the vmoda mic.

BtW Mixamp pro 2011 BRAND NEW with all the cables for $55 shipped. GET AT ME BROS.
How would you compare the a30 with the a40 and a50?
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Sorry to change the subject... but...

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Pads are much thinner and made of different material those of the K712. How does it sound? So far, let's just say... did these really only cost me $165?

 

$165 from where?? Amazon has it for 198.

 

Edit: Just read it! replied too quick

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razordogaudio.com using coupon K612PRO
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Call me when its 100. tongue.gif
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Call me when the MA900 is... :P
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Call me when the MA900 is... :P

I imagine the X1, MA900 and K612 are generally the top 3 open headphones around $200 - $300... Or is there something else around that price to wet my appetite in while waiting for the new Hifimans?
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I imagine the X1, MA900 and K612 are generally the top 3 open headphones around $200 - $300... Or is there something else around that price to wet my appetite in while waiting for the new Hifimans?

I've read great things about the SoundMagic HP200 for $250... but never came around to buying them. Its open, but the pads are pleather. Some Shure pads should fit, but I'm scared to a blind risk. Who knows if it would have a positive effect on the sound or not...

I've read its bass is slightly above neutral, so velours might even it some... and add soundstage depth.

I was tempted, but chose the K612 when I was emailed that coupon.
Edited by Change is Good - 1/23/14 at 7:29pm
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