Originally Posted by Kiats
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.
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?