I dont :-) I just love the HD800 as they are... I guess I would like the SR-009 the most.
I gotta say... not since Patrick82 have I ran into a poster here as enthusiastic... and entertaining as this Nomax guy... lol.
At least his headphone obsession is healthier than Patrick's cable obsession!
Maybe he sold his cables, moved to Austria, bought all that fancy headphones and call himself Nomax to just make that great come back.
Nomax, I think we all appreciate your enthusiasm. But if you don't calm down (especially with the unsolicited PMs), I'm going to have to calm you down. And I'd rather not have to do that.
A quick question:
If AKG keeps the design features of the AKG K712 Pro and makes it sound and measure like the LCD-3 would you all still like it?
So many complain about the rehashing of headphones from AKG and part of this I fully understand. Take a look at Grado and some Sennheiser headphones and they often do the same thing. I think we are all ready for something more esoteric, but it needs to sound good, be comfortable, and measure well. The current physical form and fit of the AKG K712 Pro is excellent so in some ways I can see them not waning to drift away from that design.
If they did come up with a rehashed K70X that sounds on par with other flagships, I don't think anyone would have a problem with that. The original K701 design, other than those awful bumps, is wonderfully comfortable and light.
Problem is that AKG has already rehashed them three times before this latest iteration, the K712, and most likely b/c it increases sales every time they do so. Sure they might be making minor improvements with every release, but they're fooling no one - it's been 8 years since the release of the original K701. Don't tell me that in almost a decade all their R&D was spent on re-tuning the driver.
That said, I guess 8 years to develop a new flagship isn't too long compared to the competition (15 years for Sennheiser to go from the HD580 to HD800). And despite me disliking its plain design, I certainly do hope it sounds amazing, cos I'll get one (time to find a summer job).