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post #136 of 745
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Originally Posted by chicolom View Post
 

Looks like a K601/K612 with K550 pads.

 

or like the ugly love child of a K701 and a Superlux EVO  :D

plastic, mesh and pleather... yikes.

 

I don't like the "by HARMAN" thingy either...

...they should have added "by HARMAN, for the profit of the SHAREHOLDERS only"... :p

post #137 of 745

wow I hope its a flagship that is up there with hd800 and t1....

 

comeone akg ...

post #138 of 745

Maybe this is  finally the AKG  to better my K501's ( for classical music) fingers crossed.

ps I know the K1000's were /are better ; )

post #139 of 745

Wow, Nomax. 

 

So you've heard these headphones then. 

 

Can you please tell me not about the sound quality and instead focus on the build, comfort, driveability.....Does it have detachable cables, is it heavy, fully open backed, leather padded, difficult to drive.

 

And well about the sound (go on then!) does it have/is it 

- bigger soundstage than the HD800?

- bigger bass than the HD800?

- Brighter than the HD800? 

post #140 of 745
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Originally Posted by CantScareMe View Post
 

Can you please tell me not about the sound quality and instead focus on the build, comfort, driveability.....Does it have detachable cables, is it heavy, fully open backed, leather padded, difficult to drive.

 

 

Are you close enough in London to visit AKG's official K812 release?

http://www.lydrommet.dk/sitefiles/1/DANMARK/Bilder_nyheter/akg-invitation_v2.pdf

post #141 of 745

I hope it's their flagship and it only costs $600 MSRP!!

 

LOL maybe it's a totally redesigned Q701 variation using the same driver but with the bass port opened :biggrin:

 

Sorry, couldn't resist..

post #142 of 745
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Originally Posted by qazxsw80 View Post
 

 

Who cares about plastic? You are going to use your headphones like a hammer or something? Hd800 are also made out of plastic and so what?

 

 

It's not the plastic that bothers me, but that they don't seem to do anything new in terms of design. Like others have commented, it looks like the classic K601/701 housing shape with a few minor changes (metal ring + grill?). Sure they might put a fancy driver in there, but does that warrant 1300 euros? You do realize that is more than all other dynamic-driver flagships except the edition 10?

 

If it does come out at 1300 euros, that is.

post #143 of 745
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Originally Posted by viralcow View Post
 

 

 

It's not the plastic that bothers me, but that they don't seem to do anything new in terms of design. Like others have commented, it looks like the classic K601/701 housing shape with a few minor changes (metal ring + grill?). Sure they might put a fancy driver in there, but does that warrant 1300 euros? You do realize that is more than all other dynamic-driver flagships except the edition 10?

 

If it does come out at 1300 euros, that is.

 

A lot of assumptions considering we haven't even seen more than 1/8th of the headphone at a time.  To me it looks like the outer grill (with the metal ring around it) looks a ton bigger than the one on the 701s.  

post #144 of 745

There's actually a pretty large picture on one of the pdf files that was posted here.

post #145 of 745
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Originally Posted by viralcow View Post
 

There's actually a pretty large picture on one of the pdf files that was posted here.

 

Ahh I missed that.  After seeing it I agree with you a lot more, I just got 50% less excited. Even if it is a different driver I can't imagine it sounding as good as HD800s or even lcd 2s.  Who knows maybe they're going for a different sound signature?

post #146 of 745

Can't wait till someone gets their hands on these... Hopefully they'll be able to stand toe to toe with the other flagships.

post #147 of 745

This has certainly piqued my interest.  I had to sell my HD800 awhile back because I needed the money, but I still regard them as my favorite headphone I've owned.  As much as I would love to see AKG produce something on the level of the HD800, I think I'll have to hear it to believe it.

post #148 of 745
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Originally Posted by Nomax View Post

Trust in akg!we have WATING over 15 years that akg bring a real HIGH END FLAGSHIP ON THE MARKET!!have a Little Trust in me! THIS will be a Sensation over 1000 euros!! now you can fortget the hd 800!you will See my friend!the hd 800 is a god headphone but the Weight is to Heavy!regards from Austria nomax and sorry FOR my Bad englisch!!

 

Where does the 15 years come from? K1000 was introduced in 1989 and discontinued in 2006:tongue_smile: 


Edited by mercuryknight - 9/25/13 at 9:30pm
post #149 of 745
Many many Guys will be wrong Here!1300 euros is a a Lot of Money!thats right!but you will see in a few weeks THIS Guy from Austria was right!and my headphone Collection is over 20 THOUSEND euros worth!and to all Members Here FOR a flagship you Need a flagship Amp.to get the best Performance from the Phones!an Guys Save Money there will come a another SURPRICE on the headphone Amp. Market!not from akg,not from sennheiser,not from Meier audio,not from lehmann!who Knows the ANSWER???ggggggg
post #150 of 745
And i am not a akg lover because i am from Austria!but THIS HEADPHONE WILL BE THE RIGHT DIRECTION FOR AKG!!
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