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post #541 of 978
Told you guys he was a contractor and akg ended his contract with the official release. Now sennheiser must have seen his work and hired him. With viral marketing and encouragement to think outside the box, I wouldn't be surprised if even traditional companies are willing to try things like this at a negligible cost.
post #542 of 978

When can we buy these again?

post #543 of 978
Mid Novemberish.
post #544 of 978

I really hope the K812 will make the price of the K1000 drop.  

post #545 of 978
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Originally Posted by tdogzthmn View Post
 

I really hope the K812 will make the price of the K1000 drop.  

Why would it? The K1000s have been out of production for such a long, long time...they are a collector's item and wouldn't be affected with regards to resale price IMO.

post #546 of 978
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I really hope the K812 will make the price of the K1000 drop.  

The only way for the K1000 price to drop is if people stop flipping sales.
post #547 of 978
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Originally Posted by DefQon View Post

I have a gut feeling Nomax is pulling crap out of his arse when he says Sennheiser is releasing another flagshop/planar headphone especially, I mean he is making these unreleased k812 sound like the second coming since sliced bread.

/thread is all I can say.

Even if Sennheiser is does release a new model, I think Nomax is full of it.

 

First he goes on and on about this upcoming model (the K812) that will be the most wonderful headphone ever...and just a couple of weeks later he starts to hint that something even more incredible is in the pipeline.

 

 

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Originally Posted by Nomax View Post


yes the k812 Sounds very Good! And the answer will follow from sennheiser in few months!you will see!regards

 

 

Now the K812 just sounds "very good".   I don't want to go back to look at all his post, but I do remember that he wrote that the K812 would be better than the HD800.  Now they are just very good. :rolleyes:

 
 
 
post #548 of 978

I would take what he says with a massive bag of salt, but it's still entertaining to read!

post #549 of 978

Would it be able to take the throne of accuracy from the HD800 I wonder, which I believe to be the most accurate cans in the market.

post #550 of 978

Wow the new photos look great, comfort and looks are promising. The 1.5 Tesla magnetic flux is enough "tech" for me, those voice coils look non-traditional as well, would be interested to learn more. Should compete well with other flagships I think; the driver should be pretty blazing fast with that much magnetic flux.

post #551 of 978

Given the direction AKG has been going since the K1000 minus a few not bad exceptions (K501/601 and some modern K240 units) and looking at how unsophisticated looking the housing and driver is of the K812, I don't think it will be on the same planes as the other high-end headphones. Price = yes, sound/performance = no. The K812 could fall into two ranks, piss poor or mixed bag from a non-fanboi view, I have a gut feeling these could turn into a HD700 flop. Aside from all the negativity, let's hope HK/AKG has pulled there heads out of there arses and deliver something not being a recolour, rebadge using the same driver.


Edited by DefQon - 10/19/13 at 9:13pm
post #552 of 978
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Originally Posted by DefQon View Post
 

Given the direction AKG has been going since the K1000 minus a few not bad exceptions (K501/601 and some modern K240 units) and looking at how unsophisticated looking the housing and driver is of the K812, I don't think it will be on the same planes as the other high-end headphones. Price = yes, sound/performance = no. The K812 could fall into two ranks, piss poor or mixed bag from a non-fanboi view, I have a gut feeling these could turn into a HD700 flop. Aside from all the negativity, let's hope HK/AKG has pulled there heads out of there arses and deliver something not being a recolour, rebadge using the same driver.

+1

post #553 of 978
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Originally Posted by elvergun View Post
 


Wow.

 

Yeah, why bother competing with Sennheiser - AKG, Beyerdynamic, and hell, even Audeze should just close shop...because Sennheiser might release a new flagship.  I suppose that Stax are the only ones that have a fighting chance, right?   Or would they also be accused of releasing a 'me too' product if they develop a headphone after that magical new Sennheiser flagship you talk about?  :blink: 

Well at least Auedeze have not rehashed the LCD2 with minor changes under a different name multiple times which is what AKG had been doing over the last 5 years

post #554 of 978
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Originally Posted by DefQon View Post
 

Given the direction AKG has been going since the K1000 minus a few not bad exceptions (K501/601 and some modern K240 units) and looking at how unsophisticated looking the housing and driver is of the K812, I don't think it will be on the same planes as the other high-end headphones. Price = yes, sound/performance = no. The K812 could fall into two ranks, piss poor or mixed bag from a non-fanboi view, I have a gut feeling these could turn into a HD700 flop. Aside from all the negativity, let's hope HK/AKG has pulled there heads out of there arses and deliver something not being a recolour, rebadge using the same driver.

In what way do you find it to be unsophisticated?  It's a dynamic transducer, the general design is pretty much the same among all headphones and speakers more or less.  Also, looking at any of the information that's currently available, it's very easy to tell there is nothing recycled in this headphone, it's clearly a new design.  I'm personally very hopeful of this release if the K712 is any indication of the direction that AKG is taking.  I really hope it does de-throne the HD-800 for me.

post #555 of 978
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Originally Posted by GREQ View Post

I can't remember which thread it was posted in, but someone posted that Sennheiser published patents in February this year, on something that looked a lot like an electrostatic/planar driver.

EDIT:
Here it is:
http://patentscope.wipo.int/search/en/detail.jsf?docId=WO2013020794&recNum=1&tab=Drawings&maxRec=&office=&prevFilter=&sortOption=&queryString=

The phone in this link is for sure not an electrostatic Design, just look at the Magnets. Might be an isodynamic.
Edited by cucera - 10/20/13 at 12:16am
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