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post #616 of 985
Myshop had 2 shure846 i sold one on ebay and 1 client bought one from us now hongkong Dont have much smily_headphones1.gif
post #617 of 985

Just read a new, albeit short review of the K812 in the German newspaper "Frankfurter Allgemeine". The reviewer mainly states the obvious, such as the very low Imperanz (making it easy to use elsewhere than where one has a big amp) and the nice mechanical quality. Nevertheless, on the sound-side here are the main comments given:

-Very neutral sounding (stated several times)

-After just a moment one realise that it easily keeps up with the competition and even surpass some (all the usual suspects listed)

-Presize and "Airy".

-Enough spacial resolution

-Not too many high tones, nor too many bottom tones (I guess that comes with neutrality)

-Only the HD800 can do something similar today; the only real competition for the K812 (the reviewer mentions the Stax SR-009 earlier in the review; probably he forgot about it towards the end...)

 

Full preview here: http://www.faz.net/aktuell/technik-motor/audio-video/akg-k812-dieser-kopfhoerer-klingt-bezaubernd-12626364.html

 

To be honest not exactly the review I was hoping for, nevertheless one more somewhat possitive opinion...

Regards

post #618 of 985

any mention of $$$??

post #619 of 985
Here is another one, neutral and natural, but yet very dynamic

http://www.sempre-audio.at/AKG_K812_-_Superior_Reference_Headphones---.id.3448.htm
post #620 of 985
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Originally Posted by Lorspeaker View Post
 

any mention of $$$??


One mentions >1000, another ~1200€. AKG is typically quite a bit less expensive in practise than the recommended prices indicate, at least in Switzerland where I live (example K701 lowest price is ~250CHF and the recommended price ~360CHF.) Let's hope for the best...

post #621 of 985
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Originally Posted by jespersen View Post
 

Just read a new, albeit short review of the K812 in the German newspaper "Frankfurter Allgemeine". The reviewer mainly states the obvious, such as the very low Imperanz (making it easy to use elsewhere than where one has a big amp) and the nice mechanical quality. Nevertheless, on the sound-side here are the main comments given:

-Very neutral sounding (stated several times)

-After just a moment one realise that it easily keeps up with the competition and even surpass some (all the usual suspects listed)

-Presize and "Airy".

-Enough spacial resolution

-Not too many high tones, nor too many bottom tones (I guess that comes with neutrality)

-Only the HD800 can do something similar today; the only real competition for the K812 (the reviewer mentions the Stax SR-009 earlier in the review; probably he forgot about it towards the end...)

 

Full preview here: http://www.faz.net/aktuell/technik-motor/audio-video/akg-k812-dieser-kopfhoerer-klingt-bezaubernd-12626364.html

 

To be honest not exactly the review I was hoping for, nevertheless one more somewhat possitive opinion...

Regards

 

Thanks for your effort sharing and translating for others!

post #622 of 985

It's 1099€

post #623 of 985

silly question...is this an open can..??? blushhh...

post #624 of 985

yes

post #625 of 985

Headroom is already listing it at $1499 (exactly the same as the HD800)

post #626 of 985
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Headroom is already listing it at $1499 (exactly the same as the HD800)

An interesting price strategy by AKG...or they must feel really confident about their new product!


Edited by korzena - 10/24/13 at 10:17am
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post #628 of 985
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Originally Posted by korzena View Post

An interesting price strategy by AKG...or they must feel really confident about their new product!
i say that 3 weeks ago in the past the Price will be 1200-1300 euros!regards nomax
post #629 of 985
I must wonder how much that included wooden headphone stand cost......
post #630 of 985
At least that price made my decision much easier. Another Audeze in my house I guess.
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