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

 

Maybe the purported steely, metallic treble caused the train to follow the K812 and not the track?

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 I liked this Olympic opening ceremony image of the horses pulling the giant K812 driver...

 

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post #1053 of 2897

Tyll, I'll mail my Nice Cans dealer demo pair of K812's to you to measure if you like. My Harman rep. made it a point to get me the only pair in the pipeline around here.

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With about 30 hours of listening done with the K812, I find their resolving power extraordinary, far exceeding my LCD-3, LCD-XC, T1, and TH-900. However, while the K812 teases voices and instruments out of the mix better than any other can I've heard, I find myself gritting my teeth a bit at the texture of the sound from about, say, 2khz upwards. As I said in a review I posted elsewhere, if you need to mix a recording, you can definitely do your job with these cans. If you want to sit back and enjoy . . . not so much. I live in Austin, and there are quite a few sound professionals here, so I may have a market. Also, audiophiles who love resolving things from older recordings (Maxvla, I'm pointing a finger at you, buddy). Heck, I even hear phase oddities I never heard before. I won't urge most listeners into these cans, especially people just stepping up to flagships. For those with a collection of flagships, the K812 are a great addition, a sort of audio scalpel.

 

I am not experienced with the HD800 (which Senn still won't let me rep) and therefore cannot compare or comment.

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With about 30 hours of listening done with the K812, I find their resolving power extraordinary, far exceeding my LCD-3, LCD-XC, T1, and TH-900. However, while the K812 teases voices and instruments out of the mix better than any other can I've heard, I find myself gritting my teeth a bit at the texture of the sound from about, say, 2khz upwards. As I said in a review I posted elsewhere, if you need to mix a recording, you can definitely do your job with these cans. If you want to sit back and enjoy . . . not so much. I live in Austin, and there are quite a few sound professionals here, so I may have a market. Also, audiophiles who love resolving things from older recordings (Maxvla, I'm pointing a finger at you, buddy). Heck, I even hear phase oddities I never heard before. I won't urge most listeners into these cans, especially people just stepping up to flagships. For those with a collection of flagships, the K812 are a great addition, a sort of audio scalpel.

 

I am not experienced with the HD800 (which Senn still won't let me rep) and therefore cannot compare or comment.


This is interesting as the default audio scalpel around here is the HD800 and people were saying the K812 is much easier on the ears, and more "genre proof". Haha. I'm glad to hear it's more resolving than the LCD-3 because that means it's on the level of the HD800 in terms of micro-detail extraction.

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


I'll keep this in mind. I was planning on burning them in in the evenings when I go to sleep, so I should reach that mark in a few days. The sad thing is that you and I bought from the exact same Authroized Dealer within a few days apart, so my guess is that my K812 is also from your batch... :(

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macbob713 what is the serial number of your headphones

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Audio scalpel? Well, you could do a whole autopsy with a Stax 009... (Off topic; sorry about that.)

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macbob713 what is the serial number of your headphones
My serial # is 001458
post #1060 of 2897
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Originally Posted by jpslaw View Post

With about 30 hours of listening done with the K812, I find their resolving power extraordinary, far exceeding my LCD-3, LCD-XC, T1, and TH-900. However, while the K812 teases voices and instruments out of the mix better than any other can I've heard, I find myself gritting my teeth a bit at the texture of the sound from about, say, 2khz upwards. As I said in a review I posted elsewhere, if you need to mix a recording, you can definitely do your job with these cans. If you want to sit back and enjoy . . . not so much. I live in Austin, and there are quite a few sound professionals here, so I may have a market. Also, audiophiles who love resolving things from older recordings (Maxvla, I'm pointing a finger at you, buddy). Heck, I even hear phase oddities I never heard before. I won't urge most listeners into these cans, especially people just stepping up to flagships. For those with a collection of flagships, the K812 are a great addition, a sort of audio scalpel.

I am not experienced with the HD800 (which Senn still won't let me rep) and therefore cannot compare or comment.

this is useful info. how do the highs compare to the th900?
post #1061 of 2897

A customer came in with his K812 for an exchange today, distortion occurring in the left channel. Unfortunately for him, we could not replace it on the spot due to lack of stock; sent to AKG through warranty.

 

The client was unhappy though, so he picked the HE6 instead. I'm anxious to get the warranty replacement K812 back from AKG; I may buy it and give it a proper listen.

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A customer came in with his K812 for an exchange today, distortion occurring in the left channel.

 

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Now I'm really concerned.
post #1064 of 2897
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Originally Posted by jpslaw View Post
 

With about 30 hours of listening done with the K812, I find their resolving power extraordinary, far exceeding my LCD-3, LCD-XC, T1, and TH-900. However, while the K812 teases voices and instruments out of the mix better than any other can I've heard, I find myself gritting my teeth a bit at the texture of the sound from about, say, 2khz upwards. As I said in a review I posted elsewhere, if you need to mix a recording, you can definitely do your job with these cans. If you want to sit back and enjoy . . . not so much. I live in Austin, and there are quite a few sound professionals here, so I may have a market. Also, audiophiles who love resolving things from older recordings (Maxvla, I'm pointing a finger at you, buddy). Heck, I even hear phase oddities I never heard before. I won't urge most listeners into these cans, especially people just stepping up to flagships. For those with a collection of flagships, the K812 are a great addition, a sort of audio scalpel.

 

I am not experienced with the HD800 (which Senn still won't let me rep) and therefore cannot compare or comment.

 

Sounds promising, actually. Maybe it's just a matter of a long run-in period. I recall that a number of people felt the K701 needed a lot of time on it before it settled in the top end.

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Sorry, forgot to quote the prior . . .


Edited by jpslaw - 2/9/14 at 8:19am
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