You know, I hear baby powder is good to help prevent getting a wedgie
Jk, love ya dude. Also, I think you originally pitched the idea to me of sending both (like back in October or something?) and when the cat was outta the bag, Mad and others were much more excited to hear the K612, while the K712 had a much more lukewarm "well you can send it if you really want..."
But anyway, there's nothing to fret about. We've seen like three people go "OOOH, New hotness, THIS is the affordable 'best' headphone," but tons of people lurk this thread and make up their own budget/mind. See my paragraph above about how I recommend headphones to others... The K612 is one of several very good options, pretty upscale, and I haven't heard it yet to know if I'd prefer it BUT it is a generally very strong headphone on paper since it is balanced and neutral, maybe not the loudest off of an iPod but should be very clean and well-dampened while also encouraging users to explore the other benefits of amping... maybe they occasionally want a bit more volume and then OH WAIT I HEAR BONUS BENEFITS! And the learning lightbulb comes on.
So yeah, I'd say the K612 fills the void in the $150-199 price spot created when the MA900 was discontinued and the price hiked up, and a satisfying second or even first headphone upgrade. I'm still stoked to hear it! But don't take it personally if others prefer something else o_O
I was constipated, sorry
And, that wasn't my issue. The review of the K612, itself, is great. My issue was with how he ended it, at first. It killed the whole point of me sending then in (to put them on the map). His heavy bias towards the end, whether he realized or not, did the exact opposite.
It's fixed, now, so you wont be able to see what I was referring to.
Thanks for taking our opinions into consideration, Mad. It may seem as if I was defending the K612, and in part I was, but not because you prefer the K712, personally. I was basically just defending the purpose of me sending them in for review.
If I wasn't, and still don't, make any sense on what I'm trying to say... then I may just have to take a break from trying to contribute.