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post #241 of 985

All AKGs need some cablechange, n tube-loving ...we shall see/hear :P

post #242 of 985
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Originally Posted by JWahl View Post
 

I think what he means is not everyone has a $3k-$4K or more full system budget.  So if your budget is $2k, it could be wise to spend the $1500 (hopefully less though) on the easy to drive flagship and the other $500 on an affordable, yet transparent setup vs a $1500 setup driving an HD650, for instance.

Exactly.

A flagship headphone through a simple, transparent set-up will still sound better than a mid-fi headphone on the same set-up. It won't perform at it's very best, but it will still sound amazing. 

There's far too much set-up bashing going on. It seems like a form of bullish form of peer-pressure-marketing, pressuring people to upgrade for (in some cases) very little return. 

post #243 of 985

You can build your own cable and improve the sound for around $30, http://www.head-fi.org/t/378255/akg-k702-build-your-own-cable

For me this was a nice improvement over the original cable.

 

There is also a big improvement in the system you build for your unique requirements/flavor. This is a big issue and is not necessary is you prefer to to believe the O2 amp is the best for you.  


Edited by Acix - 10/11/13 at 3:03am
post #244 of 985
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Originally Posted by Acix View Post

You can build your own cable and improve the sound for around $30, http://www.head-fi.org/t/378255/akg-k702-build-your-own-cable
For me this was a nice improvement over the original cable.

There is also a big improvement in the system you build for your unique requirements/flavor. This is a big issue and is not necessary is you prefer to to believe the O2 amp is the best for you.  

I'm so confused!!! Does cable improve sound quality? If so, how? smily_headphones1.gif
post #245 of 985
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Originally Posted by JWahl View Post
 

I think what he means is not everyone has a $3k-$4K or more full system budget.  So if your budget is $2k, it could be wise to spend the $1500 (hopefully less though) on the easy to drive flagship and the other $500 on an affordable, yet transparent setup vs a $1500 setup driving an HD650, for instance.

 

Exactly this. Unlike many people here I've decided I'm a one headphone kind of guy. I want the best I can get out of that single hp without utterly breaking the bank. I'm not here to compete with anyone, and the 812 appears to make a great deal of sense with my objectives in mind. 

post #246 of 985
I was faithful to my dt250 for 7 years....until I found headfi...
Since then it's been sordid.
rolleyes.gif
post #247 of 985
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Originally Posted by Lorspeaker View Post

I was faithful to my dt250 for 7 years....until I found headfi...
Since then it's been sordid.
rolleyes.gif

 

I respect other people have different objectives. I just personally don't have that much time ;)

post #248 of 985
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Originally Posted by BillsonChang007 View Post


I'm so confused!!! Does cable improve sound quality? If so, how? smily_headphones1.gif

 

In my experience cable can improve hps performances by 10-20%, but some claim they don't hear any differences. For more info you can read my thread.    

 

As well the K7xx series need around 200hr of burn in. I'm not sure about the 812 burn in because they got a new drivers, but even my GMP 8.25 @ 35 ohm, needed 20-30hr of burn in to start sound good. 


Edited by Acix - 10/11/13 at 4:26am
post #249 of 985
Smh, I need to stop visiting this website. My wallet was already in tears, and now its balled up in the fetal position.

Will be interested to see reviews in the coming months after release.

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post #250 of 985

For me I think K812 is relatively easy to drive (compares to say HD800 or T1) but it will still probably benefit from a decent amp to get the most out of it. I don't think the small Lehmann (not the Linear Club) has sufficient strength to get very deep/ low bass out of K812. However, it does has enough strength to get plenty of mid-bass from the phone though.

 

BTW K812 does not sound like K701. Unlike 701, 812 has enough mid-bass to deal with rock pop type music.


Edited by SleepyOne - 10/11/13 at 4:43am
post #251 of 985

really interested in how this headphone sounds now.

 

don't know if it'll be better than my T1 or HE-6 though.

post #252 of 985
Usually headphone that sound very good out of portable doesn't scale well, but it could also be that
Very good (portable) -> Very very good (properly amped), altho I never seen one for the later, but we'll see.
post #253 of 985
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Originally Posted by RedBull View Post

Usually headphone that sound very good out of portable doesn't scale well, but it could also be that
Very good (portable) -> Very very good (properly amped), altho I never seen one for the later, but we'll see.

+1

post #254 of 985

When will these be out. If they are so easy to drive ( i can power them from my Apogee soundcard on my Macbook Pro), then I'll buy them, even if it is $1500 :)

post #255 of 985
Sony Qualia sounded fantastic out of my protable set up, which I still own, portable set up I mean:-)


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Originally Posted by RedBull View Post

Usually headphone that sound very good out of portable doesn't scale well, but it could also be that
Very good (portable) -> Very very good (properly amped), altho I never seen one for the later, but we'll see.
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