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Can someone sum up these headphones for me? Also what type of music genre do they excel at?


As a somewhat more elaborate summary:
They are not fully neutral sounding; they have a bit of extra bass and upper mids to highs. The overall sound is in my opinion quite present: bright but with impact and really detailed.
It does not really have any prefered genre, although semi-open character can make rock music sound a bit distant since it has a wider soundstage than closed back cans. Violins etc. really shine, and drums do too.

For more details, just check my review.

post #632 of 635
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Hi, I see you had the K612. How does it compare with the L2?

The K612 is brighter, more revealing and has more treble, a forward midrange and less bass.

The K612 is definitely more neutral and less forgiving.

Being an open headphone, it has better soundstage in all aspects and the sound is overall lighter but more forward/aggressive.

The L2 is more comfy, more forgiving and musical. The K612 is a true monitoring headphone, while the L2 is warmer and better for casual listening, etc.


Edited by conquerator2 - 11/4/14 at 10:36am
post #633 of 635
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The K612 is brighter, more revealing and has more treble, a forward midrange and less bass.

The K612 is definitely more neutral and less forgiving.

Being an open headphone, it has better soundstage in all aspects and the sound is overall lighter but more forward/aggressive.

The L2 is more comfy, more forgiving and musical. The K612 is a true monitoring headphone, while the L2 is warmer and better for casual listening, etc.

Thanks. The K612 seems very good value for a studio headphone. It's a shame about the aggressiveness, is that why you sold it. It has a hotspot at around 2KHz which many other AKGs have but it was removed in the K712 apparently.

post #634 of 635
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Thanks. The K612 seems very good value for a studio headphone. It's a shame about the aggressiveness, is that why you sold it. It has a hotspot at around 2KHz which many other AKGs have but it was removed in the K712 apparently.

I believe my problem lied somewhere in the lower treble (6khz). The K612 tends to highlight sibilance a bit and I am particularly sensitive to that region. The 2khz boost was less bothersome to me.
I love an airy and extended treble but it has to be smooth.
As a result, the K612 sounded a bit harsh to my ears and the sibilance was an issue.
Lot of headphones have a bit boosted treble, which is fine, but it has to be done almost perfectly, which not all headphones manage.
This could be possibly tamed by using warm equipment but... I could not be bothered as my current rig is only slightly warm smily_headphones1.gif
post #635 of 635

I hated AKG Q701s due to harsh treble. My ears used to start aching after 30 mins. Fidelio L2 is not as smooth sounding as HD650 but they are not harsh at all. I can listen to aggressive music such as dubstep without any problems. They are neutral sounding with some extra bass for a fun sound. Not harsh at all. A modern, urban sound.

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