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post #2626 of 3242
How can someone get offended when people are giving "their" impressions between two "headphones."

Its not like we're comparing wives, here...

... or are we?!? o_O
post #2627 of 3242

Married to our cans? That's a horrible idea since I'm not faithful to any of them.

post #2628 of 3242
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Originally Posted by signet02 View Post
 

I just ordered a pair of AKG 712s for evaluating recordings, and I don't understand what all the issues are about here... Why even try to evaluate them for HiFi end listener use?... They were made to parse different parts of a mix to get the original recording to where you want it... If they work well for end listener use, then so much the better, but why try to get into such a lather about the balance of their sound signature?...

 

I'll add more later if I think they sound good when hooked up to my audio system... (m.)

I think the k712 do give high-end sound for their price, But i still think AKG could sell them for less, they've been making essentially the same design of headphone for how many years?

 

To me it seem's Sennheiser's aggressive price fixing is forcing other manufacturers to raise their prices also.  

post #2629 of 3242
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Originally Posted by GorillaSceptre View Post

I think the k712 do give high-end sound for their price, But i still think AKG could sell them for less, they've been making essentially the same design of headphone for how many years?

To me it seem's Sennheiser's aggressive price fixing is forcing other manufacturers to raise their prices also.  

Sennheiser's Momentum and on-ear version can priced a little bit lower but I do find HD439's pricing. IMO

I still like AKG design xD much prefer it over the Audio Technica
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Originally Posted by Change is Good View Post

How can someone get offended when people are giving "their" impressions between two "headphones."



Its not like we're comparing wives, here...



... or are we?!? o_O

 


This headphone nonsense REALLY matters to some people. Plus it's America, where hurting someone's feelings is a mortal crime, you're not allowed to state anything as a fact (IMHO must follow any statement of truth), and we argue incessantly about things that 98% of the rest of the world views as trivial. First world problems here boy, with a strong dose of post modernism thrown in for good measure.

And my wife is better.
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Except that it is in every which way. I've owned or had extensive testing with with practically every variation of the K701 (including it's newest clone iteration) and, as much as I still love them, they are inferior in ever aspect. Sound. Comfort. Value as well.

I can't speak on the HD700 yet though I'm hoping to hear it at a meet in April, I am a former HD800 owner though, and it has been the favorite headphone I've owned (see profile).  I can say without a doubt, the K712 is the single best performance/dollar headphone I've owned or tried for the $385 I paid for it.  The trick is, although it sounds decent out of mainstream gear, I scales up extremely well.  I just recently added an Anedio D1 into my system and I honestly didn't think the K712 would really reap all the benefits of such a capable DAC but I was pleasantly surprised.  It's possible the the HD700 just gels better with more affordable setups.

 

It's really made me question my need to upgrade my headphone back to the top flagship level again.  But thankfully, the upcoming meet will be a sanity check.  Only other headphone I might get in the near future is the HE-560.  The K812 has me curious but just too expensive right now for me.

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Checked out that profile. Why get rid of your favorite cans?

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Checked out that profile. Why get rid of your favorite cans?


 



Well fortunately and unfortunately. Head-fi setups are excellent sources liquidatable income in times of financial need so I had to sell my HD800 and Concero from my previous setup, just kept the Soloist. Slowly building back up now. Bought a Modi then K712 then just replaced Modi with the Anedio. Im satisfied with my front end now. But now the K712 is satisfying enough to where I don't "need" to upgrade. Though I'm sure I will eventually. Like I said though, the upcoming meet will serve as a sanity check and I will update my opinion after. But I can still say the K712 is an excellent value, and this as a vocal critic of older 7 series headphones. And they scale surprisingly well.
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Checked out that profile. Why get rid of your favorite cans?

 

Well fortunately and unfortunately. Head-fi setups are excellent sources liquidatable income in times of financial need so I had to sell my HD800 and Concero from my previous setup, just kept the Soloist. Slowly building back up now. Bought a Modi then K712 then just replaced Modi with the Anedio. Im satisfied with my front end now. But now the K712 is satisfying enough to where I don't "need" to upgrade. Though I'm sure I will eventually. Like I said though, the upcoming meet will serve as a sanity check and I will update my opinion after. But I can still say the K712 is an excellent value, and this as a vocal critic of older 7 series headphones. And they scale surprisingly well.

This is truly a valuable perspective. I'm imagining a film where the guy had it all, but suddenly lost it and is now having to rebuild from the ashes with a full and humble heart. A little dramatic, yes, but you get the idea. What I'm reading here is the joy (or value) you get from the K712 is possibly strong enough to curve an appetite from the past. That's a pretty strong statement for those cans. And I guess that's what I'm saying about the HD 700. Beyond any flaws people may perceive there to be (reality check: all headphones are flawed), I enjoy putting them on my head over all other headphones at this current point on my journey. I'm certain those preferences will continue to develop as well.

 

Reading this almost makes we want to give the K712 another go, so good job there!

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Originally Posted by roguegeek View Post
 

This is truly a valuable perspective. I'm imagining a film where the guy had it all, but suddenly lost it and is now having to rebuild from the ashes with a full and humble heart. A little dramatic, yes, but you get the idea. What I'm reading here is the joy (or value) you get from the K712 is possibly strong enough to curve an appetite from the past. That's a pretty strong statement for those cans. And I guess that's what I'm saying about the HD 700. Beyond any flaws people may perceive there to be (reality check: all headphones are flawed), I enjoy putting them on my head over all other headphones at this current point on my journey. I'm certain those preferences will continue to develop as well.

 

Reading this almost makes we want to give the K712 another go, so good job there!

Haha, thanks.  That's basically the idea of it.  This isn't the first time either.  When I had to sell my HE-6, I went from K702 65th, to AD2000X, to HD800.  I've been curious of the HD700 for the same reasons, despite alleged flaws.  And yes, every headphone is a compromise in some fashion, even the HD800.  I think why the K712 impresses me is it manages a highly detailed and well balanced sound without having majorly offensive flaws.  It's flaws are more "subtractive" in nature. 

 

I'm always looking for new ways to squeeze more performance/dollar out of my setup, like adding a $50 USB battery to the Modi.  Hence why I've also stayed with a purely Single Ended setup.  I've never been particularly wealthy but I can appreciate the really high end stuff, so I try to get reasonably close, without being completely irresponsible for my income level.

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I read/followed this thread for a few weeks in order to make up my mind wether to purchase a pair of K712 or not.  I already have a pair of K702s.  Eventually I went ahead & bought a pair from RazorDog a few weeks ago.  I've found out after a few hours of listening that the K712 is not for me.  If anyone on this thread is interested or knows anybody who's interested in a used, "like new" pair please send me a pm.

 

Thanks,

 

-Old Groucho

post #2637 of 3242
Please don't post these kind of comments on the support/appreciation threads. 
As harmless as it seems, it's bad policy to advertise your own headphones for sale on a thread meant for impressions and general feedback. 
Thanks.
post #2638 of 3242

I have had my setup for several months now and love the AKG K712 Pro.  It is open sounding and is a great reference headphone for a budding audiophile who knows the HD800 and LCD-3 are out of reach or simply does not want a large and expensive headphone laying around.

 

Currently listening to If I Only Had A Brain by MC 900 ft Jesus.

 

The bass slam is awesome on the very open sounding K712 Pro.

post #2639 of 3242

Does anyone know where I can purchase replacement pads ?

post #2640 of 3242

as a former k701 Lover i wonder if the k712 might be a serious upgrade and hope you guys can help.

 

as i know both do have different Sound signatures, i wonder if the k712 is still technically better. by that i mean especially in the following regards:

 

- sepraration

- pin Point accuracy in Instrument Placement

- Resolution

 

last question: will the bass besides beeing more emphasized still be as nicely dry as it is on the k701?

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