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post #1186 of 2901
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Originally Posted by Claritas View Post


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.

 

I think it is more a case that AKG has just hit the sweet spot...

post #1187 of 2901
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Originally Posted by Kiats View Post

I think it is more a case that AKG has just hit the sweet spot...
I agree 100%. No headphone will ever be perfect, and each of us has certain aural preferences. Some like dark, brassy cans, while others hue to a midrange centric sound, while others prefer the more open and airy soundstage of the classic AKG K7xxx series or the HD800.
Our bias towards one approach or the other will determine which set of phones is best for us. I started this hobby over 4 years ago with the K702, and I loved them. Over time I found my way to HeadFi, and began trying different headphone amps, which led to different phones. I ultimately ended up with the HD800 and the LCD 3, which I sold. I found it to dark for my tastes and to heavy to be comfortable. All the while I chased the AKG K 700 series with the Q701, which was an improvement over the 702, and last year I bought the K712, mentioned in the review as beating the K812 bloody in the bass department. Having listened to both the 712 and 812 extensively, I think the review is rather silly. The K812 is clearly better than the 712 across the board. The 712 sound a little warmer because of the 3db bass boost, but the 812 sounds better balanced, more detailed and has deeper, taunter bass reproduction than the 712.
To my ears, the K812 gives me the bass which the 700 series has lacked, without the excess effect of darkening the overall sound. The K812 delivers more midrange body and depth, and the treble is detailed and airy, while retaining a large degree of the wide soundstage the 700 series has always presented. To me the K812 makes listening to music through more fun and exciting than most of the phones I've had the pleasure to expirence. So for my aural preferences, the K812 hits all the right notes and I believe is a tour de force engineering achievement by AKG.
post #1188 of 2901
Headfonics must be trying to get page views by posting that garbage.
post #1189 of 2901
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Originally Posted by Maxvla View Post

Headfonics must be trying to get page views by posting that garbage.
Something tells me you're not here to defend the K812, but find offense on how the author talks down the HD800 as well in his review. wink.gif
post #1190 of 2901
Not at all. I'm more or less immune to HD800 complaints after several years of seeing them. I did hear the K812 and thought it sounded good. He's used to headphones that mask everything so this is the result.
post #1191 of 2901
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Originally Posted by Maxvla View Post

Not at all. I'm more or less immune to HD800 complaints after several years of seeing them. I did hear the K812 and thought it sounded good. He's used to headphones that mask everything so this is the result.
Well then I'm curious to hear your take on HD800 vs K812.
post #1192 of 2901
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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/

 

A poorly written review, from the immediate bashing in the opening sentence. You get the feeling that the reviewer was just hell-bent on trashing the 812 due to some sort of grudge. I haven't heard it so I don't know if he is 'right or wrong'.

 

But again, the subject of the treble gives cause for concern. This is the third or fourth time I have read about a ragged treble in a K812 review. Or is the 812 providing treble information that is scaring people, as in providing actual treble "dynamics" rather than the usual soft or bright characteristic?

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post #1194 of 2901
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Originally Posted by Maxvla View Post

Not at all. I'm more or less immune to HD800 complaints after several years of seeing them. I did hear the K812 and thought it sounded good. He's used to headphones that mask everything so this is the result.

Well said.  I went through several flagship headphone before finally trying the HD800 because of some of the negative comments, which for my tastes, I found to be mostly untrue. Mostly in regards to the bass.  I found the HD800 to have much better bass than I expected from some of the comments, and the quality is extraordinary.  This is why your comments hold some extra value for me.

 

I'm curious to hear how they will pair up with tubes as well.  I will be buying a used EC Super 7 very soon which may replace my Soloist if I prefer it.  My only concern with the K812 would be the sensitivity bringing out the mild transformer hum that has been reported on some of the units.

 

EDIT: I do agree with that reviewer though about the K712.  It's performance has been very impressive for the price and it has been scaling up very well.  I'm curious to see how it also scales with the S7.  Though you probably have a point on the masking.  Even MP3's sound decent with the K712.  Even though I can tell the degradation, my current setup is still able to bring out a lot of cues of the actual recording quality itself but may mask some of the imperfections.


Edited by JWahl - 2/16/14 at 10:44am
post #1195 of 2901
I'm listening to an iPod classic filled with Apple Lossless files. Sounds unbelievably good.
post #1196 of 2901
HI GUYS!
post #1197 of 2901
The best Partner FOR the K812!!!SPL!!!
post #1198 of 2901
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Originally Posted by Nomax View Post

HI GUYS!

 

Might wanna add a "You" or "U" after that heart symbol... just saying :tongue_smile:

post #1199 of 2901
An don't FORGET my words in the past November!

The next Sensation in the higher Price Range will come in the Second half 2014!

Regards NOMAX
post #1200 of 2901
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Originally Posted by Nomax View Post

An don't FORGET my words in the past November!

The next Sensation in the higher Price Range will come in the Second half 2014!

Regards NOMAX


More like Senn-sation? ;)

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