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post #2656 of 3076

Does anyone know if the K812 pads will fit onto the K712?  I'm just curious to try those new pads.  Thanks.

post #2657 of 3076

I have a few questions about cables for the K712s: How flexible is the stock cable? And if I choose to replace, will any mini-XLR to 1/4" or 1/8" cable work, in theory?

post #2658 of 3076
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Originally Posted by pieman3141 View Post
 

I have a few questions about cables for the K712s: How flexible is the stock cable?

 

The orange straight cable is pretty much as flexible as possible, almost to the point of feeling overly cheap. The black coiled cable is more rigid and less flexible.

 

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Originally Posted by pieman3141 View Post
 

And if I choose to replace, will any mini-XLR to 1/4" or 1/8" cable work, in theory?

 

Yep, I think so. EDIT: Its a 3-pin mini-XLR.


Edited by devhen - 2/26/14 at 5:30pm
post #2659 of 3076

So, any 3-pin mini-XLR to 1/4" or 1/8" cable should work, right?

post #2660 of 3076

Yeah. Should work.

post #2661 of 3076

Just be mindful of AKG's XLR pin assignment and you should be fine.

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/427306/help-on-akg-k702-mini-xlr-pin-assignment

post #2662 of 3076
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Originally Posted by rsgladwin85 View Post
 

Does anyone know if the K812 pads will fit onto the K712?  I'm just curious to try those new pads.  Thanks.

 

I have both - the fixing of the pads are very different

post #2663 of 3076
My K712 headband adjustment creaks like crazy. If I chew anything, turn my head, look down, or whatever, I get a very annoying series of creaks. Does anyone else have this problem, and is there a known solution? Thanks.
post #2664 of 3076
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My K712 headband adjustment creaks like crazy. If I chew anything, turn my head, look down, or whatever, I get a very annoying series of creaks. Does anyone else have this problem, and is there a known solution? Thanks.


Honestly, I don't think it's the headband - it's the ball-and-socket joint on the cups that makes the noise.  The original K701 used a shiny plastic that seemed slicker - maybe it was the chrome ring?

 

Anyway, I just received a brand-new pair of K712s and I guess I have to say I'm underwhelmed.  I was excited about receiving them.  I purchased a Q701 awhile back but sold it, because it wasn't really any different than my existing low-serial-number K701's.  In fact, it might have been a tad more distorted and crunchy, but I chalked that up to lack of break-in.  Still, there wasn't enough potential difference to justify my keeping them.

 

So, I ordered the K712's after lusting after them for a few months.  The bass is definitely stronger, but as a Grado fan, I've always enjoyed the K701 family as the one headphone on the market that had comparable detail, albeit in a different presentation (greater soundstage).  To me, the K712 has lost both - detail and soundstage. 

 

I'll keep playing them to see if a break-in makes a difference, but I'm very doubtful.:( 

 

 

P.S. The smooth headband still hurts the top of my head after awhile.:mad:


Edited by tomb - 3/1/14 at 6:14pm
post #2665 of 3076
No, it's most definitely the sliders on the headband. Anybody have a solution?
post #2666 of 3076
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Originally Posted by campj View Post

No, it's most definitely the sliders on the headband. Anybody have a solution?


OK.  A very thin coating of PTFE (Teflon) grease would do the trick, I think.  Something like this, perhaps?

http://www.amazon.com/Super-Lube-Multi-Purpose-Grease-Syncolon/dp/B000BXKZQU/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1393772997&sr=8-2&keywords=PTFE+grease

post #2667 of 3076
Cool, I will check that out. Thanks for the tip.
post #2668 of 3076
Will there be a difference in performance between the Magni and Asgard 2

Akg-k712: 62 ohms
Magni: 1.2 W @ 32 ohms 1 W @ 50 ohms 260 mW @ 300 ohms 130 mW @ 600 ohms
Asgard 2 1 W @ 32 ohms 1 W @ 50 ohms 380 mW @ 300 ohms 190 mW @ 600 ohms
By the numbers it would like a marginal gain at best, or not at all. And for an additional $150, it doesn't seem like it would be worth it. It seems like the Asgard 2 is meant only to be an upgrade for headphones with a higher impedance. But maybe I am missing something.
post #2669 of 3076
To present proper evaluated impressions one must listen to it in users environment. Meet impressions generally carry zilch informative or realistic impressions because of a different environment, different demo music, unwanted background noise and very limited headtime. Meet impressions give you an idea but don't treat it as the end be all gathered data/opinion for anything. The HD800's is finicky with amplification most of which can balance the treble, excessive a bit strong to use as it's not much of a boost. Treble is not the only aspect of sound to give the amount of perceived detail. The is also the rabidog(anax) mod that fixes the 6k boost now you're thinking why mod a 1.5k headphone shouldn't it be perfect? Answer is simple as everything headphone has flaws with the 009 extremely close to neutral perfect but at a 3x asking price of a regular HD800. Apart from the treble the HD800's has the least amount of flaws if you look at its objective side, FR, CSD plot and sweeps. But even the most perfect measuring flat 20hz/20khz neutral headphone cannot satisfy every user, we all have our own taste.
post #2670 of 3076

Doesn't tube usually add color? 

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