Actually if what michaelxray says is true, this sounds reminiscent of the K702 Anniversary for me. Not perfect, but does everything well without any glaring flaws.
That islave comment makes me chuckle because it makes no sense. Headphones can be easy to drive and perform incredibly well. MA900, X1, LCD2, Annies, and D7000, all sound really, really good even off cellphones.
This TOTL headphone and equipment matching being a criteria sounds like audio snobbery. Maybe part of the fun for you, but having a need to match a headphone to an amp shouldn't be necessary. There should be headphones that pair well with whatever you want to pair it up with. The LCD2 isn't known as an amp slut for nothing. It really does pair up well with basically anything. Does that make it a lesser headphone? That's ridiculous.
Now I doubt the K812 is the savior of audio michaelxray is making it out to be, but judging by the improvements AKG has done with the Annie and the K712 to make them well balanced and not as picky as the older 70x line, is a definite right step for AKG. If the 812 is a top tier refinement over the Annie and K712 sound, then I'm absolutely all for it.
Not many headphones out there that can be catagorized as high end jack of all trades AND not finicky with what you hook them up to.
They are all seasoned Headphone friends and they know the important things yourself - what can I tell them . Most of them deal long time with headphones.
you can not say - there is now the ultimate headphones , beats all the
See my lines " breakfast " with a little bit of humor. It has been shown by the post- running so sorry.
But we must not forget : A headset that runs an incredibly good balance is worth more than you can speak with words. For me , such a behavior of gold. It decides a lot about whether I have a great pleasure with this headphone for a long time .
that is very important to me. I'm not quite at Stax , not even when Orpheus , not for Hifiman and Audeze , Beyer and Sennheiser , Grado, Ultrasone , ...
all of which are good and some are great. But no one stops me for everything.
And that is with the K812 already different because it is better balanced than any other that I know of . These are things like subtlety , transparency and so on . Things that I want to talk at the moment unspecified .
These things they can listen to themselves or the space that he can.
Important to mention was his incredibly high balance for me.