I spoke with my AKG rep, and he said something pretty disheartening. I asked if he ever heard the HD800 and how he would stack the AKG to the HD800's. He answered something like this: "Ah, je te laisse faire ton analyse car tu connais mieu le monde des ecouteurs que moi; c'est très bien, mais je ne pourrais pas te dire si c'est mieu que les HD800 par contre. C'est proche à mon avis."
I'm really surprised by his comment, I'd expect him, as a rep, to really push his product.
Anyhow, he's right, I do have more experience than him so I can't wait to try them myself!
Here's a translation of what he said: "I'll let you do the comparison since you have more experience with headphones; I find them fantastic, but I wouldn't say it's better than the HD800's however. It's really close in my opinion."
I'm really hoping these are better than I expect, pushing the headphone market even further forward
Edited by dleblanc343 - 10/30/13 at 12:43pm