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post #1036 of 4053
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Originally Posted by Maxvla View Post

Were yours also involved in a train derailment?

 

May be his caused the derailment. The plot thickens….

post #1037 of 4053
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Originally Posted by macbob713 View Post

Bad news to report on the K812, my right ear phone transducer is now to beginning to distort. At first I thought it might be the source, but after trying 3 different sources and several cd's, I have the same problem.
I really like these phones, and I know I'll have to return them, but now I'm not sure I want another pair. Really no excuse for this on $1500.00 set of cans. Anyone else have this issue with them?


OMG...

 

 

(Why do I get a bad feeling...) I better look up AKG Customer Service number and store it on my phone and then ask MuppetFace about possible turnaround time.


Edited by M-13 - 2/7/14 at 11:04pm
post #1038 of 4053

It sounds like the K812 may be having some early production bugs that need to be ironed out. I don't know what it is with early units of a headphone and issues.

post #1039 of 4053

People are not robots, especially when the production conditions are stressing.

post #1040 of 4053
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Originally Posted by kman1211 View Post

It sounds like the K812 may be having some early production bugs that need to be ironed out. I don't know what it is with early units of a headphone and issues.

Derailing trains is inexcusable for any headphones, surely.

But yes, earlier runs = low proficiency at certain tasks specific to the product. Sadly this should have led to a large reject bin rather than customers. Hopefully this will be sorted out soon.
post #1041 of 4053
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Originally Posted by macbob713 View Post

 

Hey macbob713, how many hours in did the driver start distorting? Was it within the first 100 hours?

post #1042 of 4053

Looking good for the refurbished market. :D

post #1043 of 4053

I guess these are "teething" problems.  I am a great admirer of the 701s, as they work well for me on the music i like, which does not include heavy rock, although they are not ideal on large, dynamic symphony music.  I bought a pair of HD800 to go with my Stratus and it has been a struggle to adapt.  The most disconcerting thing I find about the HD800 is the unnaturally wide sound stage and the very top end with non-classical guitar music (such as Americana music) where the tons is also unnatural, at least to my ears, even with some equalization for my age and hearing illness.  So, perhaps I am a special case.  I'll wait a while for AKG to fix these teething problems and then see if I can't find a shop that sells in Copenhagen for a listen.  

post #1044 of 4053

Hi Frihed89

 

Just my 2 cents, if you don't mind. Me to, struggled with HD800 many times I tried them with differ amps, include my Cary 300B SEI, which I found to be better from all, but after I tried them with Black Pearl and later with Sonic Pearl from www.earstream.eu I finally understood their ability, so, maybe you just didn't found the right set up for them yet. I am sure Stratus is a great amp, but sometimes you wonder how come, even with more expensive set ups, if you know what I mean. My main and the only headphones are K702 and I love them with Sonic Pearl.

 

I still think that the huge pressure from the Harman board make AKG people to nervous and some may even unpleasant and such factor are very difficult to take care off. After many month after release, they finally available from online shops here, but still not for audition, partially, because they come from PRO division and still not have the marketing budget for general consumer sector and I wonder if they ever get so far, however, I do know that our local importer trying very hard to do so. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by Frihed89 View Post
 

I guess these are "teething" problems.  I am a great admirer of the 701s, as they work well for me on the music i like, which does not include heavy rock, although they are not ideal on large, dynamic symphony music.  I bought a pair of HD800 to go with my Stratus and it has been a struggle to adapt.  The most disconcerting thing I find about the HD800 is the unnaturally wide sound stage and the very top end with non-classical guitar music (such as Americana music) where the tons is also unnatural, at least to my ears, even with some equalization for my age and hearing illness.  So, perhaps I am a special case.  I'll wait a while for AKG to fix these teething problems and then see if I can't find a shop that sells in Copenhagen for a listen.

post #1045 of 4053
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Originally Posted by Sonido View Post
 

Looking good for the refurbished market. :D


Mine has the power to derail trains. With great power comes great responsibility.

post #1046 of 4053
so these cans are marketed to pro users not audiophiles?
post #1047 of 4053
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Originally Posted by up late View Post

so these cans are marketed to pro users not audiophiles?


Apparently..., but this only makes audiophiles even more excited. Haha (perhaps their strategy? As most studios won't buy $1500 headphones)

post #1048 of 4053
pro cans should be tough enough to come through a train derailment unscathed man wink.gif
post #1049 of 4053
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Originally Posted by Blackmore View Post
 

Yes, I certainly do.  The 701s, on the other hand, have been a consistent performer over at least 5 different headphone amps I have owned.

post #1050 of 4053
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Originally Posted by M-13 View Post

Hey macbob713, how many hours in did the driver start distorting? Was it within the first 100 hours?

I would guess I had around 65 to 80 hours of use.
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