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post #1756 of 4652

Also posted this in another thread: anyone find the K712's and HE-500's to share a similar trait on some tracks and video?  Cavernous is the word most often used around here; I don't remember if that was why I sold the HE-6 also.

post #1757 of 4652

x2 for the second time on the K712 vs Q701 mod review!  Can't wait!

 

Some super rich guy?  How about some super drunk guy who's up to late, Tdockweiler?  That could work, I think.

 

:beerchug:

post #1758 of 4652
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Originally Posted by Evshrug View Post

Will do, just got finished evaluating a Sony MA900 a friend wanted me to hear. Btw that's a good lower-cost headphone, great soundstage and fantastic for competitive video gaming, but the K712 beats it for excitement and immersion. Didn't compare direct to the Q701 tho.
Fascinating. Though I thought you were taking about the new EarPods, not the IEMs.
I thought EarPods were IEMs, sorry I don't know much about IEMs, I've only ever owned the ones that came with the different iPhone models.
post #1759 of 4652
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Originally Posted by Evshrug View Post

Will do, just got finished evaluating a Sony MA900 a friend wanted me to hear. Btw that's a good lower-cost headphone, great soundstage and fantastic for competitive video gaming, but the K712 beats it for excitement and immersion. Didn't compare direct to the Q701 tho.
Fascinating. Though I thought you were taking about the new EarPods, not the IEMs.
I thought EarPods were IEMs, sorry I don't know much about IEMs, I've only ever owned the ones that came with the different iPhone models.

 

They are IEMs.

post #1760 of 4652

Are earpods IEMs?

 

I always figured IEMs as guys that shove into the ear canal itself, like my Ety ER-4.  Hence, the name: In-Ear Monitor.  (Or, I Eat Mangos... I forgot which).

 

Earpods are, well, pods that hang around at the entrance to the ear canal but don't go in.  And are always falling out, like my kick-butt HTC earpods.

 

You know, you can really tell the difference when you go to pull them out.

 

And no puns allowed!  :k701smile:   This is an official pun-free post.

post #1761 of 4652
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Originally Posted by Quinto View Post
 

Is there any genre in which they excell in your opinion?

 

Thanks.

 

The review was delayed and will appear at a later time.  This is purely subjective, but I feel the best genre for the K-712 is Contemporary Folk.  Artists like Jon Gomm or Andy Mckee, moderate paced tracks recorded close to the mic or binaural like Ottmar Lieberts Close Up are very pleasing to my ears.  There is a track called La Luna off the Close Up album, right in the beginning of the track Ottmar simply says " 1, 2, 3 and taps the guitar" and it really doesn't sound like headphones until he starts to play.

  


Edited by 24Bit - 10/3/13 at 6:28am
post #1762 of 4652

"EarPods" is the specific brand name of the $25 headphones that come with the iPhone and iPod. Some might call them "ear buds". But they are all IEMs. EarPods, ear buds, IEMs, custom IEMs, are all "in-ear monitors". Usually people reserve that name for high-end "ear buds" but technically it applies to all headphones that go inside your ears. When I brought up the Apple EarPods and someone said "I thought you were talking about the IEMs" they were referring to the more expensive "Apple In-Ear Headphones":

 

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001N9YIJG

 

FYI, these are the "EarPods" and they're pretty good for $25 (they're not in stock right now so they're a little more):

 

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0097BEG1C


Edited by devhen - 10/3/13 at 12:06pm
post #1763 of 4652
The EarPods may loosely be considered "canalbuds," but I don't consider them IEMs because they are more like shaped earbuds than something that you inset into your ear, the amount that points into your ear is quite shallow, and most of all because they don't form a seal like IEMs with silicon or foam tips. These EarPods are the ones that come with the iPhone 5 and newer, 5th gen iPod touch, and I think the current generation tablets, I'm NOT talking about the $69 models which I would consider IEMs.
post #1764 of 4652

Fair enough but my point was that, technically, they are all IEMs. In-ear monitors are just that-- monitors (headphones) that go in your ears rather than around them. How deeply they sit in your ear doesn't really change the fact that they are in-ear compared to supraaural or circumaural designs.

post #1765 of 4652

Huh.  I imagined they were just the ones that shove way down inside your ears, and make you feel like you're being invaded by a foreign life form.  Or, in the words of one of the techs at Headphone.com, "being violated."  Well said.  Never able to get my ER-4 into a friend.  They just won't do it.

 

Wimps.

post #1766 of 4652

This tread needs more K712 reviews/impressions :o

post #1767 of 4652
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Originally Posted by devhen View Post

Fair enough but my point was that, technically, they are all IEMs. In-ear monitors are just that-- monitors (headphones) that go in your ears rather than around them. How deeply they sit in your ear doesn't really change the fact that they are in-ear compared to supraaural or circumaural designs.
Ok, so regular earbuds are technically IEMs too then, because they nestle "in" the folds of your outer ear, rather than being Supra or Circumaural. That's fine. I guess I just like being more specific; Circumaural, supra-aural, earbuds, IEMs or Canalphones, and then the canalbuds which are a hybrid between earbuds and canalphones (and may be considered IEMs). If the EarPods made a seal and provided some isolation, I'd consider them IEMs too... doesn't really matter though, they're so very close.
post #1768 of 4652

Back to the appreciation of support for the AKG K712 please.

post #1769 of 4652
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Originally Posted by Uchiya View Post
 

Also posted this in another thread: anyone find the K712's and HE-500's to share a similar trait on some tracks and video?  Cavernous is the word most often used around here; I don't remember if that was why I sold the HE-6 also.

I covered this a bit in my review:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/products/akg-k712-pro/reviews/9482\

 

See the Vs. the HE-500 section for more details.

post #1770 of 4652
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Originally Posted by Quinto View Post
 

This tread needs more K712 reviews/impressions :o

 

Fair enough. The upper-mids spike makes the increased bass less noticeable in comparison to something like the DT880 or HD600 because it effects the volume level you listen at and can take your attention away from the bass and other frequencies. Additionally, the upper mids can be fatiguing at times when listening at reasonably high volume levels. Other than that these are fantastic. The soundtage and instrument separation is easily better than both the DT880 and HD600. These also seem to have, overall, slightly more detail than those two though I'm unsure how much of that is due to the sound signature and the improved separation as opposed to the drivers actually being more resolving.

 

They are extremely comfortable. They don't clamp very much at all which I could see bothering some people. The DT880 and HD600 feel more secure on my head and are more comfortable in that regard but the K712 are very comfortable. I like the memory foam pads a lot. I suspect they won't as easily become depressed over time as the velours on the DT880 and HD600 do.

 

Not sure what else to say right now. I like to really give a heaphone a lot of head time before i feel confident in all of its abilities/weaknesses/etc. I'm happy to answer any questions you have though.


Edited by devhen - 10/3/13 at 2:18pm
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