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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post


I've noticed the mid bass just giving me headaches. I mean, it was always a thin line between it being too much for me, but I know now for sure, it's problematic to my ears.

 

That's too bad. The X1 is a great headphone.  frown.gif

 

They held out for pretty long at least.  How many months did they make it for?

 

Maybe the MA900 will be the one to make it a full year...*fingers crossed*    tongue_smile.gif

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I ordered them on June 28, so I guess I got them like July 1st. I was one of the few to get them at their $300 price point. :/ Hopefully the fact that I'm bundling in that expensive, low resistance cable will make someone bite.

Well, the MA900 WILL make it a year, as they're gonna become a staple, like my koss clip ons which I have never gotted rid of. So even if I get something better, the MA900 is gonna stay due to the low cost, ultimate comfort, and gaming performance.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 9/2/13 at 2:52am
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You know what's crazy? Even the MA900 bothers me just a teeny bit in the mid bass section.

Damn it. Still, not as much as the X1.
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How come the Q701 bothers you but the Q701 with memory foam pads (~Anniversary) doesn't?

 

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I believe it's because the sub bass meets up to the mids more with the memory foam, so the mid bass doesn't jump out in the same way. It's not as 'sharp' on the bass impact.

I think I need to start looking into headphones with more linearity in the bass. Though oddly enough, the Pro 900 is noticeably lacking in sub bass with a massive mid bass emphasis, yet it didn't bother me. Must be strong in a different frequency of mid bass. The treble however was as fatiguing as anything else I heard.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 9/2/13 at 3:51am
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Hmm...I wonder if I can EQ the K712's uppermost treble up just a tad to make the air a tad more forward.  Like an "air boost" EQ.

 

I don't think there's much too much other activity going on in those high frequencies...


Edited by chicolom - 9/2/13 at 3:51am
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Groovin' on the new Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters live cd, just for today on the 712. Stunning sound. Deep bass, nice mids and guitar just soars and arcs across my head. Hammond B3 organ sounds rich and full. If you like the blues, check these guys out. The sound showcases all the outstanding traits of the 712. Absolute joy!
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Originally Posted by macbob713 View Post

Groovin' on the new Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters live cd, just for today on the 712. Stunning sound. Deep bass, nice mids and guitar just soars and arcs across my head. Hammond B3 organ sounds rich and full. If you like the blues, check these guys out. The sound showcases all the outstanding traits of the 712. Absolute joy!

 

Will do.

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Well, after looking at this thread many times,

and what with my K702's becoming perhaps overly familiar,

I decided to go for the K712's and did so today.

 

If they are even a little 'better' than the K702's

I'll be satisfied, as IMO the K702's are superb.

 

Will post my thoughts on them out of the box

and then after they're broken in for about a week.

 

 

Cheers,

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I think you will very pleasantly surprised.

post #1316 of 3141
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

I'll sell it with my expensive ass chinese cable. Though I'm keeping Kama's cable. That's too good to give up, and I'm sure I'll come across other headphones with a 3.5mm input (both the HP-800 and Slyr so far).

I forgot Razordog has the $100 off coupon for the $399 and up headphones, and they sell the K712. Hmmmmmm

But damn, no desktop amp for them...

 

I noticed that you used to have the Lyr but sold it.  I just purchased the K712 from Razordog, and I am thinking of purchasing the Lyr, do you think it will be a good match for the K712?  If not I will probably get the M-Stage instead.

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Cant wipe the smile off of my face with my new 712s... Better than my friends LCD3s imo
I had a Foobar EQ for my old K701s to improve the bass and tame the trebles...
No EQ needed for these 712s.. can hear the extra detail because of that.
But the cause of the smile is the beautiful mids and upper bass coherence; exactly what I was looking for.
Putting the old 701s back on.. may as well gauge my ears out with a chisel..
Another listen through of my Flac library is in order :D
btw, these ARE studio monitor headphones.. so they sound even throughout the Fs; they will be perfect for mastering some upcoming recordings. They do not have a colour or harmonic richness at any ONE frequency.. they sound very even from bass to treble.
They lower bass is still Kxx signature in that it is not whomping like a subwoofer on ur head.. however, they have Far better impact and improved extension than the 701s (even with EQ)

They still have the definite Kxx sound, but the sound has been refined to perfectly balanced throughout. Theres a reason why Aston Martin have continued to make sports cars that look similar... their latest model usually is a step towards perfection.


Trebles: 9/10
Mids: 10/10
Upper bass: 10/10
Lower bass: 9/10
Coherence throughout: 10/10

If you're in the market for reference open back dynamic headphones, I would wholly recommend giving these a try.
I'm listening to the 712s through my aging NFB-10SE.. time for a warm/rich change.. Maybe a Woo WA7 or Naim DAC-V1

 

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I'm running the 712 on the Schitt Lyr and it sounds stunning. A friend of mine jumped into the hobby and bought the 712 and is running it thru the Asgard 2. He let me borrow it for several days, and it did sound really good,but the Lyr just outperformed it in every way.
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Digging the new Chesky Records Binaural CD, JAZZ IN THE NEW HARMONIC. This is my first binaural recording, and it sounds fabulous on the K712. Big open soundstage and 3D like presence of each instrument. If you like jazz, be sure to try this one. Lots of fun.
Jude received photo credits in the booklet.
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OK great, I just purchased a Lyr from another head-fi member here, can't wait. Last question, I will be using the Titanium HD soundcard since I will be using this setup for gaming, will the Titanium HD also be good for music as a DAC?
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