Originally Posted by NA Blur
Just making sure I did not need to clear something up. I am always up for open discussion after all I am still learning too.
For those of you out there with the HD800 wanting to try the AKG K712 Pro I say forget it. The HD800 is just about the best headphone out there and is clearly more engaging than the AKG K712 Pro.
I own both and I would disagree with your conclusion. The HD800 is a superb headphone in many ways, but like all cans, it's not the be all end all as some describe. It is airy and more detailed than the K712, but lacks warmth and bass slam in direct comparison with the far less expensive AKG.
Sound staging is somewhat better with the 800, but the 712 is no slouch either. For the money, the 712 is a killer headphone. For those HD800 owners curious about the 712, I say go for it. Time and again when I compare the 2 with the same source and amp, more than 85% of the time I prefer the 712.
I'm sure some here will slam me for this, but this is not speculation, it's first hand expirence and observation.