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post #1291 of 4053
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Originally Posted by Sonido View Post
Perhaps you were not around, but the person who brought us the news of this K812 weeks before its press release was none other than Nomax. When Nomax speaks, we listen.


Just tell him what you said earlier: Nomax is an oracle who's brain has been fried by visions of the future of the headphone industry and now he can only speak in cyphers we foolish mortals must try to interpret. He's straight out of a movie.


Edited by M-13 - 2/19/14 at 4:18pm
post #1292 of 4053
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Originally Posted by Kiats View Post
 

 

Acix, the audible changes seem to be that the soundstage opens up more and the nuances and micro-details come across more effortlessly. Imaging also incrementally gets better. I was just listening to Duffy's Mercy and Madonna's Rain last night: the percussion on Mercy was well rounded and organic, and the rumble in the first bar of Rain was played out well - I felt like I could feel not just the rumble, but the texture as well. Not sure I clearly expressed myself in the last sentence. It's a bit difficult to describe - I suppose I could say that I could feel the traction in the bass. :)

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Nearly 100 hours burn time, and everything has opened up nicely. Not sure that I really heard much change after about 60, but everything sounds just right, nicely balanced from top to bottom, solid well defined mids and bass, excellent treble reproduction.,no tizzyness or blossoming in the bass, just rock solid sound, great imaging and the AKG Soundstage.
The K812 is hitting on all cylinders for me.

 

 

Thanks guys! Sound promising to me, the solid midbass push me away a bit I hope is not that serious pump. Maybe next week the 812s will arrive to Israel and finally I'll be able to hear those gorgeous hps.

post #1293 of 4053
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Originally Posted by Acix View Post
 

 

 

Thanks guys! Sound promising to me, the solid midbass push me away a bit I hope is not that serious pump. Maybe next week the 812s will arrive to Israel and finally I'll be able to hear those gorgeous hps.

 

Acix, the bass is nothing like the ever-present bass you may get from some headphones. It is just that, when called for, the 812 can deliver on bass. ;p

post #1294 of 4053
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Originally Posted by Beagle View Post
 

 

Other than the price? The price. I have not heard a +$1000 headphone that wasn't a waste of money in the long run. Or put another way, I haven't heard a +$1000 headphone that didn't have a sound that I could pretty much get for way under $1000. I am hoping the Oppo might be the first expensive value-for-money headphone I hear....the headphone that makes me stop buying headphones. Maybe the K812 is also that...I need to hear it. But I get the feeling it ain't worth the dough, again.

I remember Tyll's earlier post intimating that the LCD X is the best value for any $1000+ headphones and even that pair has its own flaws. 

 

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Originally Posted by zolkis View Post
 

 

Price will eventually go down, but the sound will stay good. No real complaints, I'd wish for a bit more body and stage perhaps, but for that I have my speakers. Without direct comparison with its sibling HD800, and other possible competitors in price range it's hard to say whether that price is justified. As I said, from memory I'd still likely choose a HD800 with a right amp over it, or even better a Stax. Nevertheless, the sound was close enough to the level of the best reference headphones of today (Stax 009, 007 Mk1, 507, HD800, LCD3) to enjoy every kind of music I've tried. One has to set the mind this will be enough, otherwise it would be possible to pick this or that area which competitors may do better, but if one cares less about continuous comparisons than for just enjoying the music, it's a keeper. Just make sure you compare it at least to one of the above before you buy.

You are definitely right, if one were to keep comparing headphones endlessly instead of enjoying the music one would never be satisfied or find the "perfect" headphone. Ultimately, there are multiple choices to choose from. One has to know his musical preferences and then find the corresponding headphone that would deliver the sonic qualities suited for the type of music. I like all kinds of music and I do like my JH3a-JH16FP. Decisions, decisions...

post #1295 of 4053
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Originally Posted by Beagle View Post

Other than the price? The price. I have not heard a +$1000 headphone that wasn't a waste of money in the long run. Or put another way, I haven't heard a +$1000 headphone that didn't have a sound that I could pretty much get for way under $1000. I am hoping the Oppo might be the first expensive value-for-money headphone I hear....the headphone that makes me stop buying headphones. Maybe the K812 is also that...I need to hear it. But I get the feeling it ain't worth the dough, again.
Early impressions from ears I trust say they aren't very good, unfortunately.
post #1296 of 4053
should be able to try it next week and compare with the hd800. looking forward to it.
post #1297 of 4053
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Originally Posted by M-13 View Post


Just tell him what you said earlier: Nomax is an oracle who's brain has been fried by visions of the future of the headphone industry and now he can only speak in cyphers we foolish mortals must try to interpret. He's straight out of a movie.

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He is actually a nice guy, who has really tried everythin that is out there (headphones) and has some good contacts to the industry. Maybe I don't allways share his taste, and he writes in a funny way, but I listen when he speaks in tongues. Then something new and exciting is around the corner.
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And he is honest enough when something he announces enthusiasicly and turns out to be less then the expectation to admit it. In our case he admitted that the price in Europe is too high for the K812.

Continue the good work master nomax!cool.gif
Edited by cucera - 2/19/14 at 9:40pm
post #1298 of 4053
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Originally Posted by Nomax View Post

And don't FORGET to try SPL'S PHONITOR 2! THIS IS the best AMP FOR AKG k812!


So you won't give more details on the next big SENNsation til March. Could you at least tell us what is the best amp for this next big SENNsation so we can prepare for it? ;)

post #1299 of 4053
the k812 comes out of akg's pro audio division right? maybe there's a consumer flagship on the way. hope the quality control is better.
Edited by up late - 2/20/14 at 2:32am
post #1300 of 4053

My akg k812 Arrived 2 hours ago and i am very disappointed not becouse of sound but becouse i get broken one. 
First thing i noticed that the locking mechanism on the left side just dont locking. 
But this is nothin compare to what i found next.
when i plugged them There is distortion in the right ear , i hear it very clear especeally when i hear some calm songs.
And this happened to 1500$ headphones..

sorry bad english

post #1301 of 4053
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Originally Posted by Beniamin View Post
 

My akg k812 Arrived 2 hours ago and i am very disappointed not becouse of sound but becouse i get broken one. 
First thing i noticed that the locking mechanism on the left side just dont locking. 
But this is nothin compare to what i found next.
when i plugged them There is distortion in the right ear , i hear it very clear especeally when i hear some calm songs.
And this happened to 1500$ headphones..

sorry bad english

 

Welcome to Head-Fi and sorry for your wallet, literally in this case..

post #1302 of 4053

Guys, people come to this thread to read about K812 impressions, not about un-released amps, so I've removed some of the recent posts. Please stay on topic. Thanks.

post #1303 of 4053
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Originally Posted by Beniamin View Post

My akg k812 Arrived 2 hours ago and i am very disappointed not becouse of sound but becouse i get broken one. 

First thing i noticed that the locking mechanism on the left side just dont locking. 

But this is nothin compare to what i found next.

when i plugged them There is distortion in the right ear , i hear it very clear especeally when i hear some calm songs.

And this happened to 1500$ headphones..
sorry bad english

Could you post your serial no.? Where are yoi geography-wise? US? Europe?

Ty
post #1304 of 4053

New review -> http://news.cnet.com/8301-13645_3-57619052-47/wide-open-sound-akg-k812-headphones/

Maybe it was already posted than please forget it :D

post #1305 of 4053
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Summary: AKG loaned it to me. Audio's a small world so I'll say something nice. Would I buy it? Don't be ridiculous. I don't really listen to headphones anyway because speakers are much better.
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