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Originally Posted by everybest View Post

I don't frequent here too much but the last 50 pages or so have really helped me out in deciding whether to purchase the K712 or not.  I'm thinking about this purchase as an upgrade, so I'll be selling my K702s to help buffer the cost.

The K712s came in today and I need to spend more time with it but so far I'm really liking it.  I took some hi-res photos and thought I'd share if anybody is interested.














Yet another nice pic from another Head-Fi member xD I guess "Knight" met his competitor xD
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Can anyone compare the K712 with the Beyerdynamic T90 in terms of sound quality and comfort? The reviews I've read indicate that both have an open, airy and detailed sound, which is what I'm looking for in my next headphones.


Edited by CZinATL - 9/27/13 at 5:40am
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Warms my heart to know Knights and everybest are excellent photographers.  Art is seriously lacking here.  Here are a few of my own.  I really didn't enjoy the K and Q series at all, but I seem to really enjoy the K712.  So smooth, yummy and spacious.  Like an improved Hifiman HE-400 that is much more comfortable.  I'll be reviewing it sometime soon on Headfonics, along with the LCD-3, iBasso DX50 and the Burson Conductor SL.  October is going to be a hell of a month and the K712 fits right in with the big boys in my opinion.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Edited by 24Bit - 9/27/13 at 6:16am
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Originally Posted by CZinATL View Post
 

Can anyone compare the K712 with the Beyerdynamic T90 in terms of sound quality and comfort? The reviews I've read indicate that both have an open, airy and detailed sound, which is what I'm looking for in my next headphones.

 

The K712 is a warmer sounding and is smoother and darker with fuller mids.  It's also grainier and more dynamically compressed.

 

The T90 is lighter and airier sounding with clear and forward treble.  It's more detailed and resolving than the K712 and has greater dynamics.  The soundstage is good on both, but the T90 has an edge in terms of more clear and effortless separation.   The T90 also has larger sounding instruments and a taller sounding soundstage. 

 

The only word of caution on the T90 is that it might be too airy, and the treble too forward.  It would depend on what genres your planning on using them for though.  The K712 is less likely to be polarizing in any area.

 

Comfort is great on both, with a slight edge to the K712 .  Ear cup depth is pretty similar, but the K712 earcups have a bigger diameter.  K712 is a tad lighter, but I can wear both for hours with no issues.

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Art is seriously lacking here. 

 

 

 

 

Nice bokeh ^  :smile:
 

 

 

Here's one:

 

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Wait, so the T90 has more inner room than the Premium DT Beyers?
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Wait, so the T90 has more inner room than the Premium DT Beyers?

 

Yep. 

 

That's the first thing I checked on them, as the premiums cramped my ears.

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The K712 is a warmer sounding and is smoother and darker with fuller mids.  It's also grainier and more dynamically compressed.

The T90 is lighter and airier sounding with clear and forward treble.  It's more detailed and resolving than the K712 and has greater dynamics.  The soundstage is good on both, but the T90 has an edge in terms of more clear and effortless separation.   The T90 also has larger sounding instruments and a taller sounding soundstage. 


The only word of caution on the T90 is that it might be too airy, and the treble too forward.  It would depend on what genres your planning on using them for though.  The K712 is less likely to be polarizing in any area.

Comfort is great on both, with a slight edge to the K712 .  Ear cup depth is pretty similar, but the K712 earcups have a bigger diameter.  K712 is a tad lighter, but I can wear both for hours with no issues.

More forward than the Grados? rolleyes.gif
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More forward than the Grados? rolleyes.gif


I can't really say.

I've only tried two grados. One is the SR80i which had grainy treble. The other was a "magnum" something which cost 500 and something dollars. I was not really a fan of either of them enough to spend any appreciable amount of time with them.
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Beautiful photos. Really stunning. In the spirit, can anyone get some photos of a set of the K 712 on, let's say, an ox? Or perhaps an elephant?

I've read consistently that the T1 is basically the K 702 perfected. I was going to ask about that, in comparison to the K 712, but from the description of the T 90 above it sounds like that is indeed correct. So I guess I'll keep saving. :-(
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So I guess I'll keep saving. :-(

You are not alone! I am so overloaded with info right now... Then somebody introduced T90 to the battle D: Looking into the K712 pro as well...

Anyway, I love my Grado to death! Everyday, when I got home I will pull it out from my table to listen to it biggrin.gif
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Well, with the teslas you lose some warmth and thickness in the mids compared to the K712. They're leaner and cooler. The treble can be polarizing on them too.

The K712 is warmer than the K702.
Edited by chicolom - 9/27/13 at 7:02am
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Found a link doing a comparison on AKG K712 Pro vs Beyerdynamic T90;

http://bbs.kakaku.com/bbs/K0000535340/SortID=16504146/

Hopefully someone who is kind enough here can make a better translation smily_headphones1.gif as far as I know by reading he point at the end of the review, the T90 seems to beat the K712 by a little bit of 1 point. In terms of resolution according to the reviewer, the T90 sound more realistic?

Billson smily_headphones1.gif
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^yes but the k712 sounded less sharp and more natural... less metallic to the reviewer.

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Is the K712 really worth paying double the price over the K702 or Q701? I mean like, really? I could do quite a lot with that extra 250 bucks. I mean, that's a lot of scotch whiskey!

BTW, I'll be pairing it with a Glow Audio Amp One tube amp.
Edited by Kouzelna - 9/27/13 at 7:49am
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