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post #1471 of 4642
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Originally Posted by NA Blur View Post
 

I figured since this is the AKG K712 Pro appreciation thread I would post another track that is a joy to listen to on just about any decent headphone especially the K712.

 

Arne Domnerus & Gustaf Sjokvist's Hymm of Freedom.  Just awesome and relaxing.

 

I hope people are not shying away from the K712 Pro because they think it will not sound any better than what they have tried thus far.  It really is a headphone worth listening to regardless if the fact that it is somewhat of a rehash of AKG's other headphones.  The K701 and Q701 for example receive great praise already and that is with the uncomfortable headband and lack of bass.  Imagine that those problems are not fixed because they have been adequately addressed.

 

It might not be a huge improvement over the already great K701 and Q701, but the improvements are well worth a listen and an in-person judgement.  I see a ton of users judging the K712 Pro without even hearing it.  That becomes both an non-subjective and non-objective opinion which is not worth anything in my book.

 

That said it sure opens my ears to more headphones and less judgement about headphones I have not heard.

 

It is pretty important to actual listen to a device that is designed to deliver audio to your ears.

 

Hope you all have a great weekend whatever you may be listening to out there.

 

Hey, do you think you can bribe someone to test the bass port mod? Ok, maybe not on the K712...

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/660408/reversible-akg-k701-bass-mod

 

Loving it on my Q701!!

 

I totally agree with what you said. People were very critical of the Q701 when it was announced and I found it to be a nice improvement over the K702. I really do think AKG watches these forums and listens to people's comments.

 

Someday i'll try the K712 despite not being a fan of the Annie.

post #1472 of 4642
Could some new owner please open their k712 and check the back of the driver to see if the bassport is open or closed?
post #1473 of 4642
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Originally Posted by Dafo View Post

Could some new owner please open their k712 and check the back of the driver to see if the bassport is open or closed?
I already did this.


Edited by chicolom - 9/14/13 at 9:41pm
post #1474 of 4642

This sounds like a stupid question, but....

 

Can you test this clip and hear the rattling sounds. I used to be able to now I can't. I hope my ears aren't aging.  I tested it on several headphones and even two amps.

If you listen closely it's a rattling sound and it's echo reflects off the left wall. It's not cup resonance etc :normal_smile :

 

I wonder what it is? There's a metal thing on a table bouncing up and down but you can't really hear it.

 

 

I heard it in the past on my KRKs quite easily.

post #1475 of 4642
Quote:
Originally Posted by NA Blur View Post
 

I figured since this is the AKG K712 Pro appreciation thread I would post another track that is a joy to listen to on just about any decent headphone especially the K712.

 

Arne Domnerus & Gustaf Sjokvist's Hymm of Freedom.  Just awesome and relaxing.

I will definitely check that out, I love new music suggestions. Thank you!

 

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Originally Posted by tdockweiler View Post
 

This sounds like a stupid question, but....

 

Can you test this clip and hear the rattling sounds. I used to be able to now I can't. I hope my ears aren't aging.  I tested it on several headphones and even two amps.

If you listen closely it's a rattling sound and it's echo reflects off the left wall. It's not cup resonance etc :normal_smile :

 

I wonder what it is? There's a metal thing on a table bouncing up and down but you can't really hear it.

 

 

I heard it in the past on my KRKs quite easily.

I'll check it out when I get home, but I can't hear mosquitos anymore.

post #1476 of 4642
Ok, I've got a couple threads interested, so I'm going to be updating a first-impressions post (yes, the package is headphones, the K712 Pro) over the next hour or so with notes live as I listen on my journal thread.

AKG K712 Pro - Live First Impressions

After I do my standard (but fun) test music playlist, I'll test TDockweiler's vid thing. Tho I will add that it's possible YouTube Compression may have masked the rattling sound you're expecting.
Edited by Evshrug - 9/14/13 at 4:53pm
post #1477 of 4642

Can anyone comment on K712 vs. the Sennheiser HD600? I use a HD800 in my reference system, and am looking for a "poor man's" HD800 to use in a transportable system. I had kinda settled on getting the HD600 until I learned of and started reading about the K712. Any information would be appreciated. I would be using it in an iPOD/Cypherlabs Solo-R/Apex Glacier system.

post #1478 of 4642

yes,beside that 3db boost on low end, the 3-pin contact is changed to 2-pin, Revolutionary! 

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post #1479 of 4642
Quote:
Originally Posted by NA Blur View Post
 

I figured since this is the AKG K712 Pro appreciation thread I would post another track that is a joy to listen to on just about any decent headphone especially the K712.

 

Arne Domnerus & Gustaf Sjokvist's Hymm of Freedom.  Just awesome and relaxing.

 

I hope people are not shying away from the K712 Pro because they think it will not sound any better than what they have tried thus far.  It really is a headphone worth listening to regardless if the fact that it is somewhat of a rehash of AKG's other headphones.  The K701 and Q701 for example receive great praise already and that is with the uncomfortable headband and lack of bass.  Imagine that those problems are not fixed because they have been adequately addressed.

 

It might not be a huge improvement over the already great K701 and Q701, but the improvements are well worth a listen and an in-person judgement.  I see a ton of users judging the K712 Pro without even hearing it.  That becomes both an non-subjective and non-objective opinion which is not worth anything in my book.

 

That said it sure opens my ears to more headphones and less judgement about headphones I have not heard.

 

It is pretty important to actual listen to a device that is designed to deliver audio to your ears.

 

Hope you all have a great weekend whatever you may be listening to out there.

 

To me, after much listening,

I'll say that the K712 is not an 'improved' K/Q7xx.

 

It's something different.
Darker, less spectacular, a touch more detailed,

a touch more bass, and, I think, a slightly less enjoyable listening experience overall.

 

A more thorough and definite description will take 

more listening and break-in.

post #1480 of 4642
Taking a break, the work day is catching up on me and I feel sleepy. So far I feel like the k712 is overall a little easier to listen to, but I need to get more used to the bass and IMO the headphone needs to break in a bit to sound a touch less dulled... But there are so many variables to account for, I think I want to switch tubes too. Overall though, the K 712 is definitely a mighty headphone.
post #1481 of 4642
Evs, the problem is that you're too used to the Q701. It's gonna take some time to adjust to the warmer, darker sound of the K712. You will also wanna lay off the Q701 for a good while, like a week or two. That is, unless you sold it.

You may not be a good candidate for the MA900, which is also darker than the Q.
post #1482 of 4642
Thanks Mad.
I know I sound undecided (which is true, I mean I think it's a great headphone regardless, but I haven't picked favourites yet so undecided is good IMO), but I'm really liking them right this moment, kinda relaxing to them. I just put another impression post following up on the first in my thread, I switched to the E12 and for some reason things sound more even across the frequency range already! One thing's for sure: this is a marathon capable headphone! Maybe if I think about it the velour tickles my face (or maybe that's my sideburns pressed against my skin), but it's really comfortable. Not getting too hot either.

I think I'm gonna try some gaming after another quick break to eat some eggs and switch from contacts to glasses. Suggestions? I've gotta put Nameless' Recon3D through it's paces too wink.gif (although I need to tweak the settings).
post #1483 of 4642
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Originally Posted by enerflyer View Post

yes,beside that 3db boost on low end, the 3-pin contact is changed to 2-pin, Revolutionary! 
24.gif


post #1484 of 4642
Quote:
Originally Posted by JeffA View Post
 

Can anyone comment on K712 vs. the Sennheiser HD600? I use a HD800 in my reference system, and am looking for a "poor man's" HD800 to use in a transportable system. I had kinda settled on getting the HD600 until I learned of and started reading about the K712. Any information would be appreciated. I would be using it in an iPOD/Cypherlabs Solo-R/Apex Glacier system.

 

I dont think HD600 are similar to HD800... HD600 are significantly slower sounding, lack precision in bass (they lack subbass and sound a tiny little bit boomby = midbass emphasis). HD600 do also have very weak soundstaging... And yeah, they are darker than HD800 in the end (though not that much to be disappointed).

 

I would rather try K712 pro... After HD600/Q701/DT880/1840/AD1000/etc. failure this Wednesday, I have high hopes for K712 Pro. I dont need a clone of HD800 but the phone must be balanced enough to sound realistic with nearly everything.


Edited by emertxe - 9/15/13 at 4:16am
post #1485 of 4642
Quote:
Originally Posted by Evshrug View Post

Thanks Mad.
I know I sound undecided (which is true, I mean I think it's a great headphone regardless, but I haven't picked favourites yet so undecided is good IMO), but I'm really liking them right this moment, kinda relaxing to them. I just put another impression post following up on the first in my thread, I switched to the E12 and for some reason things sound more even across the frequency range already! One thing's for sure: this is a marathon capable headphone! Maybe if I think about it the velour tickles my face (or maybe that's my sideburns pressed against my skin), but it's really comfortable. Not getting too hot either.

I think I'm gonna try some gaming after another quick break to eat some eggs and switch from contacts to glasses. Suggestions? I've gotta put Nameless' Recon3D through it's paces too wink.gif (although I need to tweak the settings).


All you need to test its performance in gaming is Battlefield 3, just in stereo mode with headphones, no surround. The quality of audio in that game takes any other game out there, grabs it by the balls, twists it around in the air and throws it into a trash can.
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