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Originally Posted by Beagle View Post

So....three people definitely like them. Any other 812 owners want to chime in? I like AKG cans but really want a general consensus before shelling out that kind of dough.

No chance of you having a listen yourself? That will be trumps any impression we may have.
post #1172 of 2793

Not really, unless I travel to Montreal. Might be a good idea though :D

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Not really, unless I travel to Montreal. Might be a good idea though biggrin.gif

Yes, yes. We are twisting your arm. ;p Just do bring along your own source: just in case the source provided by the store doesn't quite do headphones justice.

Have fun! smily_headphones1.gif
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Originally Posted by Beagle View Post
 

Not really, unless I travel to Montreal. Might be a good idea though :D

Only a few hours away Dave...then you can stop off for some smoked meat and Montreal style bagels...mmmm. 

 

I'm still very eager to hear these cans...if I don't get to hear them soon, I may just crack and pick them up in a month or two.

post #1175 of 2793
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Originally Posted by Kiats View Post

Hey M-13 and MacBob, I'm now past 100 hours and creeping up to the 150 hour mark. What I can say is that the 812 will hold true to its early promise: what it does introduce now as part of the incremental improvement is that the details are more nuanced, the imaging more precise and the layering more clearly delineated. smily_headphones1.gif

That's fantastic. I'm 30 plus hours in on my replacements, and they sound fabulous. I'm listening to a classic ECM cd by Thomas Stanko, From the Green Hill, and it sounds the best I've ever heard it. The trumpet and horns sound rich and burnished, with excellent layering and separation. The drums are spot on, and the cymbal work shimmers. The acoustic bass sounds very deep and full. The overall presentation is very solid and coherent, like a pair of great speakers finely tuned to the perfect room.
Earlier I enjoyed Chris's Issack's Greatest Hits cd, and it really punched hard. Vocals were spot on, the guitars were just stunning. Again the cohesiveness of the sound from the K812 was not only just right, but perfectly balanced from top to bottom. These phones sound thrilling to me. You and M-13 are well ahead of me on burn in, but I look forward to catching up to you guys.
I would like to find a really good amp/Dac combo to synergiize properly with these. I've been using the Lyr, but it's not really a good match. Any suggestions?
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Purchased mine K812 week ago and after 2 days replaced the cable.

They sound much better now, improved resolution, depth, bass.

 

Cable I bought: HYBRID SERIES

http://forzaaudioworks.com/en/#

 

For me, so far, best dynamic HP ever heard :-)

post #1177 of 2793

A review of the K812 by Headfonics, if I may add. http://headfonics.com/2014/02/the-k812-by-akg/4/ 

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Originally Posted by macbob713 View Post


That's fantastic. I'm 30 plus hours in on my replacements, and they sound fabulous. I'm listening to a classic ECM cd by Thomas Stanko, From the Green Hill, and it sounds the best I've ever heard it. The trumpet and horns sound rich and burnished, with excellent layering and separation. The drums are spot on, and the cymbal work shimmers. The acoustic bass sounds very deep and full. The overall presentation is very solid and coherent, like a pair of great speakers finely tuned to the perfect room.
Earlier I enjoyed Chris's Issack's Greatest Hits cd, and it really punched hard. Vocals were spot on, the guitars were just stunning. Again the cohesiveness of the sound from the K812 was not only just right, but perfectly balanced from top to bottom. These phones sound thrilling to me. You and M-13 are well ahead of me on burn in, but I look forward to catching up to you guys.
I would like to find a really good amp/Dac combo to synergiize properly with these. I've been using the Lyr, but it's not really a good match. Any suggestions?

 

Glad to hear that, MacBob! Hmm... insofar as desktop rig is concerned, I find that it has the best synergy running out of my Benchmark DAC1 (as DAC) and Otomatsu BDR-HPA02 (as amp). I'm not sure how readily Otomastsu is available elsewhere. Off the Graham Slee Solo UL, I get pretty good results, as I do out of the Benchmark DAC1.

 

Hope that helps! Listen on! :)

post #1179 of 2793
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Originally Posted by 62ohm View Post
 

A review of the K812 by Headfonics, if I may add. http://headfonics.com/2014/02/the-k812-by-akg/4/ 

 

I disagree with the reviewer, but to each their own right. :)

 

I recently received the new SPL Phonitor2 and NOMAX was right about the K812 being a great pairing.  Gotta spend more time with the combo before wrapping up the review.  

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Originally Posted by 62ohm View Post
 

A review of the K812 by Headfonics, if I may add. http://headfonics.com/2014/02/the-k812-by-akg/4/ 

 

His really bad writing makes it impossible for me to believe him. Thanks anyway.

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Originally Posted by 62ohm View Post

A review of the K812 by Headfonics, if I may add. http://headfonics.com/2014/02/the-k812-by-akg/4/ 

Hmmm... Not sure if the reviewer and I have been listening to the same cans... About the only I agree is what a wonderful combo the 812 is with the HM-901... smily_headphones1.gif
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Hmmm... Not sure if the reviewer and I have been listening to the same cans... About the only I agree is what a wonderful combo the 812 is with the HM-901... smily_headphones1.gif

Got the same feeling :-)

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Originally Posted by Kiats View Post

Hmmm... Not sure if the reviewer and I have been listening to the same cans...

It's not as if the impressions here have been consistent, ranging from studio neutral to a more fun at-home sound (the majority of reports have said the latter).

One non-persuasive aspect is his preference for darker sounds, which leads him to make some peculiar comparisons. Besides that, he seems to have trouble separating the question of how good it sounds from how much it costs, which is quite silly in an audio review.
Edited by Claritas - 2/16/14 at 2:05am
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The whole review is very bad and inconsistent with weird comparisons and resulting conclusions (K712's much much better bass), however it's ok not to like this headphone.

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It's not as if the impressions here have been consistent, ranging from studio neutral to a more fun at-home sound (the majority of reports have said the latter).
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Actually most conclusions are rather that despite it's revealing nature and balance it's still "musical" or has a bit euphony, especially in the mids(!)/bass. 

post #1185 of 2793
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Originally Posted by Fegefeuer View Post

Actually most conclusions are rather that despite it's revealing nature and balance it's still "musical" or has a bit euphony, especially in the mids(!)/bass. 

Either this is another example of trying to have it both ways, or you really can have it both ways. Maybe AKG decided to compromise, so either they hit the sweet spot or they end up short-sheeted.
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