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post #1081 of 3070
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Originally Posted by up late View Post


got the th900. just wanted to know what jpslaw means by warmth. it can mean different things depending on who's using it.

 

I see. Noted with thanks.:)

post #1082 of 3070
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Originally Posted by Kiats View Post

 

The AKG K812, on the other hand, is accurate and controlled, but manages to remain musical. You get bucketloads of detail which can be overwhelming. A bit like the HD 800 in that sense.

Bring on the buckets! :D Pretty much exactly what I'm looking for. This is the reason why I ordered the K812. How is yours holding up? I hope there are some distortion free units running around.

post #1083 of 3070
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Originally Posted by M-13 View Post
 

Bring on the buckets! :D Pretty much exactly what I'm looking for. This is the reason why I ordered the K812. How is yours holding up? I hope there are some distortion free units running around.

 

Indeed! Same here. So far, fingers crossed, it's holding up OK. I picked it up last Tuesday and have been hooked on it all day and night since then. In the office, I've been listening to it out of the HM901 (minibox amp card) and the HM802(standard card). 

 

Mine is from an earlier batch than yours.

post #1084 of 3070
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Originally Posted by Kiats View Post
 

 

Indeed! Same here. So far, fingers crossed, it's holding up OK. I picked it up last Tuesday and have been hooked on it all day and night since then. In the office, I've been listening to it out of the HM901 (minibox amp card) and the HM802(standard card). 

 

Mine is from an earlier batch than yours.

 

Oops! I meant mine is from an earlier batch than the one which McBob713 has. My eyes are failing me in my old age. Thank goodness I can still listen to music. :D

post #1085 of 3070
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Originally Posted by Kiats View Post
 

 

Indeed! Same here. So far, fingers crossed, it's holding up OK. I picked it up last Tuesday and have been hooked on it all day and night since then. In the office, I've been listening to it out of the HM901 (minibox amp card) and the HM802(standard card). 

 

Mine is from an earlier batch than yours.


That's fantastic news. Haha. :atsmile: I'll have mine in about 12 hours from now. My eventual plan is to get the X5 or DX90 to drive them. I hope mine holds up well just like yours. I'll be running them non-stop until I hit like 100 hours + to make sure there are no driver issues.

post #1086 of 3070
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Originally Posted by M-13 View Post
 


That's fantastic news. Haha. :atsmile: I'll have mine in about 12 hours from now. My eventual plan is to get the X5 or DX90 to drive them. I hope mine holds up well just like yours. I'll be running them non-stop until I hit like 100 hours + to make sure there are no driver issues.

 

Bring down your 812 to demo the DAP: if the music sounds thin or airy, chances are the DAP lacks the juice to really drive the 812. I'll try to running it of the DX50 and AK120 to see if I hear any discernible differences. But when I ran it off the iPhone 5 at the store, firstly, I had to push the volume all the way up and, secondly, the sig was airy. On my desktop rig, there is a deep resonance and solid bass (when called for). Same for the Hifiman DAPs. 

 

Well, if you like the 812 as much as I do, you will get past the 100 hour mark quite willingly and without noticing how time has flown by. :)

post #1087 of 3070
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Originally Posted by up late View Post


good to know and i appreciate the reply. does warm mean bassy?


Hey up late,

It has been pointed out to me that, as a member of the trade, my offering comments in the general forums is a bad idea for an honest forum since I have an economic stake in selling the brands I discuss. I agree with that logic and am sorry if forum members were misled. My motives were pure. I know people are hungry for information about high-end cans because there are very few places to hear them.

I'll bow out and let someone else comment on the TH-900 sound. Tyll Hertsens has run frequency response graphs at Innerfidelity that are consistent with my listening experience. The only thing I'll say, as an admission against interest, is that the TH-900 leak significantly despite being sealed. The spousal-acceptance-factor is therefore pretty low. I have experienced this personally, and I know others who have as well. I'm not sure of the point in making a sealed can that leaks, though, in fairness, they're still a lot better than fully-open designs, and in a Japanese apartment, the noise from the street probably drowns out the leakage from the cans. The Fostex cans definitely speak Japanese.

jpslaw

post #1088 of 3070
hey no worries man
post #1089 of 3070

K812 on my head (initial impression):

 

 

 

(OMG... MuppetFace was so right...)

post #1090 of 3070

is this good or bad?

post #1091 of 3070
Just an update on my K812 problem, I talked to Brian at Razordog and he has sold over 60 pairs with no problems or returns. Based on his expirence, I'm sent mine back today and Brian is shipping a new pair to me. These phones are so good, to my ears anyway, that I just couldn't ask for a refund and then really regret not having them.
The K812 was the most entertaining phone I ever had.
post #1092 of 3070
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Originally Posted by paulchiu View Post
 

is this good or bad?

 

Stars in the eyes...........either he loves them or he was hit in the head by some jagged treble? :D

post #1093 of 3070
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Originally Posted by M-13 View Post
 

K812 on my head (initial impression):

 

 

 

(OMG... MuppetFace was so right...)

 

Congrats, M-13! It's an incredible experience, isn't it? :)

post #1094 of 3070
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Stars in the eyes...........either he loves them or he was hit in the head by some jagged treble? :D

Come on guys! How is that face anything else other than "UBER-AMAZED!!!"? :D

 

Initial impression and why MuppetFace was right.

 

-AKG absolutely nailed the tonality. Super neutral in a very pleasant way. Kind of like the Summit-Fi version of the Spirit Pros. Treble is not harsh at all, but is present and extended, airy and just lovely. Plenty of great bass too!

 

-Coming from a 2 year planar love affair (LCD-2/HE-500). I was worried that the K812 might sound too thin and distant, like my experience with the Q701. These worries were completely unfounded. There is great body, not overly thick/lush of course but plenty of meat and soul, and the distance is just right. It's not too far away at all or thin sounding in anyway.

 

-These are amazing cans. I'm blow away for the moment. I'll try to collect some more reasonable thoughts to counter balance this raving insane post before I get stoned for being a AKG fanboy/troll.


Edited by M-13 - 2/10/14 at 5:45pm
post #1095 of 3070
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Originally Posted by Kiats View Post
 

 

Congrats, M-13! It's an incredible experience, isn't it? :)


I'm like serously WTF blown away right now... :atsmile: 

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