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The Burson Conductor SL with both Dac Chips.  The headband is functional and comfortable, but needlessly large.  No need for the giant half moon wires over your head for a design like that, in my opinion.  Adds needless bulk and simply wished it had the same style band as the K-550.  Here is the non product page review:  http://www.head-fi.org/t/685629/akg-k-712-pro-review#post_9884769

Was that a Tiny Tina reference, if so then high five*
The arches are retro... But sometimes retro is cool, certainly unique. And in my case, the way they conform to head shape is more comfortable for me, so I love 'em.

Aaaaand... Tiny Tina is a wonderfully vicious little girl. Blows my mind.
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How much you thinking about spending? I absolutely looove my Music Streamer II...

How did I miss this earlier? Thanks for the datapoint!
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It's hilarious when these two little kids start arguing
post #1938 of 3954
I know!
Imagine how opinionated I would be about sound if I'd heard/owned an HD800 at age 6 or something! As is, I'm concerned that I tick off Mad from time to time when we disagree (because I like to think of him as a friend, and I don't want to distance him), but because we're adults I think we've managed to stay on this side of actually causing damage and making us dislike eachother. But, uh, back on topic... Uh...


I really need to bring my sleep schedule back to regular so I can keep my thoughts on track.
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Man, I debate with blunt words, but really, I'm not mad or anything. I'm just argumentative, lol.

Trust me, Evs. Don't take me too seriously. I fight with everyone, but it's all harmless. Hell, if I'm not arguing with my best friends irl aboht something on the daily, something is wrong. biggrin.gif
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 10/14/13 at 1:13am
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Ok, argumentative is fine. I tend to just speak my mind, too! So long as you know, I really appreciate being included and the banter, this past year's time I've probably spent more time reading and checking for new posts in your thread (and a smattering of others) than playing games or any other form of entertainment.

As far as the MA900, it was a surprise blip on my radar, honestly I miss the mids and soundstage. And when I said it was duller, thinking back I noticed that mostly when I swapped straight from the MA900 to K712, not the Q, and by itself (not comparing side-by-side) I felt that I was missing extension and liveliness watching Dredd on netflix, straight out from my DSS, it was still good and I enjoyed adding about half of the DSS' bass boost, but I didn't actually notice that the MA900 was dull while gaming and A/B'ing with the Q701 (both powered with the Bugle Boy Amperex tube). During THAT A/B test, the main take away was that the surround spacial cues were more obvious with the MA900, feeling a little of that money rub once I had that thought, and it reminded me of how easily surround came to the AD700... It was easy to concentrate on the surround and little details, which in turn made me remember you saying the AD700 and K701 were so godly at that purpose and sense of air because of their lighter bottom-end, which fit with my feelings about sub-bass compared to the K712 and desire for boosting more with the streamed Netflix movie... but perhaps concluding that the Q701 therefore was "more fun" was a stretch of associations. I will stick to my guns though, and predict the future, that once you hear the K712 (and find it to be a fantastic all-rounder, assuming that the X1 is still-yet further on the scale towards "fun"), especially if you get to hear it side-by-side with the Sony, you will agree that the MA900 is more on the "competitive" side of the scale (though more "fun" than the AD700 and possibly just enough so to be an "all-rounder").

Hopefully that made sense... Stream of consciousness, in a tired state, but I've been mulling over the ideas since the 3rd listening session with the MA900.
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Man, I debate with blunt words, but really, I'm not mad or anything. I'm just argumentative, lol.

Trust me, Evs. Don't take me too seriously. I fight with everyone, but it's all harmless. Hell, if I'm not arguing with my best friends irl aboht something on the daily, something is wrong. biggrin.gif

 

I find the way you post your opinions on head-fi absolutely correct... Personally havent seen anything really offensive from you here.

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Oh yeah, definitely never felt offended smily_headphones1.gif
It's just I lost/temporarily lost 2 friends recently because of something I said/did. Don't want to make a habit of that.
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I agree with chicolom, they really should have come in at a price point a few hundred bucks under the flagships currently dominating the market. To come in actually well over flagships that have already established themselves is really bad marketing. People will just stay with what they know, I think, except us die hard AKG fans. A lesser price would encourage more experimental buying. I hope indeed they will come in at a more efficient price. The T1 is already a thousand bucks now on Amazon, usually.

If the OP still cares about hooks, I just bought myself a big fat white plastic laundry hook from Rite Aid. It came with a built-in screw. I just screwed it into my wall near my amp. Hung my headphones on that. Perfect fit and it cost me like a buck.
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I agree with chicolom, they really should have come in at a price point a few hundred bucks under the flagships currently dominating the market. To come in actually well over flagships that have already established themselves is really bad marketing. People will just stay with what they know, I think, except us die hard AKG fans. A lesser price would encourage more experimental buying. I hope indeed they will come in at a more efficient price. The T1 is already a thousand bucks now on Amazon, usually.

If the OP still cares about hooks, I just bought myself a big fat white plastic laundry hook from Rite Aid. It came with a built-in screw. I just screwed it into my wall near my amp. Hung my headphones on that. Perfect fit and it cost me like a buck.

 

Indeed. If the price of K812 is going to be the same (or even higher) than HD800, I will be very hesitant to switch since I would have to sell the HD800 for less and then save money to cover the difference (like 500USD and that's A LOT for me). In the end, I could always use my analog "bass boost" 2-steps switch on StageDAC to get closer to the "so-called more bassy K812". On the other hand, if K812 are like 1000USD, I could just sell the Senns and purchase brand new K812 with full warranty and be completely happy.

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Comparing the HD800 to the K712 is beyond silly.  It isn't even half as capable as the HD800's realism and ability to produce intensely dynamic and physically definable instruments and vocals.  It isn't as good as the HD700, but it is more enjoyable than the Sennheiser HD700 and Hifiman HE-500 to me.  


Comparing any headphone to another is not considered silly in my book.  Have you heard the AKG K712 Pro and do you own the HD800?

 

For 1/5th the price many will consider the K712 Pro to the HD800 especially looking at the frequency response and other charts.  They are remarkably similar.

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Comparing any headphone to another is not considered silly in my book.  Have you heard the AKG K712 Pro and do you own the HD800?

 

For 1/5th the price many will consider the K712 Pro to the HD800 especially looking at the frequency response and other charts.  They are remarkably similar.

 

Depends on location... Its about 1/3rd (or almost 4/10th) in Europe actually.

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...I'm not mad or anything...
 

lol

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Irony, yes...but the 'mad' I meant on my name was the slang for a large quantity.

I have maaaaad lust envy.

It still doesn't make sense, I know, but roll with it. biggrin.gif
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Irony, yes...but the 'mad' I meant on my name was the slang for a large quantity.

I have maaaaad lust envy.

It still doesn't make sense, I know, but roll with it. biggrin.gif

I got you, it just made me laugh is all :D

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Originally Posted by NA Blur View Post
 


Comparing any headphone to another is not considered silly in my book.  Have you heard the AKG K712 Pro and do you own the HD800?

 

For 1/5th the price many will consider the K712 Pro to the HD800 especially looking at the frequency response and other charts.  They are remarkably similar.

 

 

My review link on the K712 has been posted twice and linked by another users quote once in the past few pages of this very thread.  If you Google search AKG K712 review, my review that appeared on Headfonics.com will be in the top few spots.  I've also reviewed the HD800 in multiple magazines and media outlets.  

 

"I believe that the K712 doesn't even begin to touch the HD800 sonic quality, therefore, I think it would be silly to tell anyone the K712 compares to the HD800". This is the clarified core of my statement, not that nobody should listen to both and see how different they are.  Again, I apologize for the confusion and usage of the word.  You misunderstood the context even though I tried to imply the core of the statement in the very next sentence about the sonic qualities between the K712, the HD700 and HD800.  I should have phrased the sentence in a different, more clear manner.  I apologize.


Edited by 24Bit - 10/14/13 at 11:30am
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