Originally Posted by Grado77
I just received a brand new Beyer T1 ($760) and they are great. I also have HE-500 that are great. What's really impressive is how my K712 hangs right there with the other 2.
AKG really nailed it with K712 IMO. They are some of the most balanced cans I've ever listened to, much better than my Q701. I am not a graph reader or believer. Audio is just too subjective and obviously everyone's hearing capability is different.
The K712 is stellar with Emotiva MiniX A-100 speaker taps and Lyr too. The bass control is unbelievable. Best AKG I've ever heard.
I could easily live with a $380 K712 and $220 MiniX............champagne audio on a beer budget. Great job AKG!
I've listened to many headphones at this point and have concluded the point of diminishing returns for my ears is $700, so it's really great to see K712 so strong.
Ha, this post made me pull the trigger on the K712 from Amazon. I had the AKG K550s, and I am newbie, but they didn't cut it, my Sony MK2 blew the K550s away, and it was on bluetooth. Now, looking at the K712 for my first pair of open back headphones, and something to top my Sony MDR 1RBTMK2..
They ran me out of the AKG K550 Appreciation thread, because I was talking about things I didn't like about the K550s. IMO, and I am an older gent, I would LOVE to hear the bad side of items I am thinking about purchasing. Already know about the good side because I am thinking about buying them. As an older person, I know that, people that care about something, tell you like it is, and that might not be what you want to hear..
When I read Amazon's reviews, I always read the 1 and 2 stars to see what they are talking about..
Anyway, pulling the trigger big time on these K712, hope my O2+ODAC is strong enough for them..