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Originally Posted by Sonido View Post


Nomax you need to start your own thread on foretelling what's to come. I will totally subscribe!

I SECOND that! 

 

I am really close to pulling the trigger. 


Edited by aethelberht - 2/20/14 at 1:31pm
post #1322 of 2270
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post
 

The hype trains are huge for both these and the LCD-X.  How do they really compare to each other?  

 

For those who own both - would you agrre with what Steve said here:

 

"The Audeze LCD X headphones have a warmer and richer tonal balance than the K812s; the LCD-X's sound has more weight to it. The K812s' sound is livelier, so subtle dynamic shadings and every cymbal shimmer sounds a little different from the next. The vocals on Robert Plant & Alison Krauss' "Raising Sand" CD sound more natural on the K812s, and I was more aware of their breathing and vocal phrasing. The LCD X was less immediate and present. It's a close contest, and I'm sure some listeners will prefer the LCD X for its fuller tone, but I love the K812's clarity and wide-open sound."

 

This is pretty accurate. In other words, the K812 is more open, more natural, more true to the timbre, with excellent bass extension and quality, but with a bit less body and bloom. The LCD-X sounds nice and impresses right away, but I can imagine I would get bored with its bloom. FWIW, over time I always seem to prefer accurate sound over (too much) bloom. IMO the LCD3 is overall better than the LCD-X (though the X does a few things better, e.g. sounds with more body), but I think I'd still prefer the K812 over it. I am a bit biased, since the Audeze and Hifimans don't seem to make it for me - it's just a personal thing, to my ears the HD800 is better than all of them. I wanted the HD800 badly, I keep listening to them, but the treble issues kept me from buying. The K812 fixes that, and keeps enough goodies to choose it over the HD800, but it's still a tough contest since there are amps which sound good with the HD800 and it's much cheaper. In the meantime I ventured into Stax domain, and so far like the 007 Mk1 (for similar price used as a new K812) and the 009 (if money is no object) over anything else, including the K812. Diminishing returns, though. If the K812 would sell for around $1200, it could be an end of the game headphone for many. OK, since we are in the middle of a headphone revolution, waiting a bit always pays off :), but this sound will be one of the references other headphones will be measured against even years later (just like the HD800, despite its treble issues).

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Originally Posted by Nomax View Post

I LOVE the sound OF AKG'S K812!

 

You seem to have interesting headphones besides the K812 (TH900, TH600, HD800). How does the K812 compare to these in your opinion?

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Originally Posted by M-13 View Post

The bass of the K812 is very spot on (Not too much and definitely not too little).

+1
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Originally Posted by zolkis View Post

You seem to have interesting headphones besides the K812 (TH900, TH600, HD800). How does the K812 compare to these in your opinion?

My Favorite is Th 900 and Second is k812!

Regards nomax
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I LOVE the sound OF AKG'S K812!
 

 

Well...so much for the 812 :(

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After K812 the next very very very BIG SURPRICE and Sensation is coming SOON!

NOT OVER EAR!NOT ARROUND EAR!

NOMAX
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Originally Posted by Nomax View Post

After K812 the next very very very BIG SURPRICE and Sensation is coming SOON!

NOT OVER EAR!NOT ARROUND EAR!

NOMAX

Under the ear?

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Let's get this back on topic, and try to keep there, guys. One can always start a new thread to talk about rumors and things.

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Originally Posted by Sonido View Post

Nomax you need to start your own thread on foretelling what's to come. I will totally subscribe!

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Originally Posted by jude View Post

Let's get this back on topic, and try to keep there, guys. One can always start a new thread to talk about rumors and things.

Ehm wink.gifwink.gif

Be sure to provide us a link to your new thread Nomax!
post #1331 of 2270
While I'm waiting for the Phonitor2 to come in, I sold my Schitt Mjolinor and Lyr, in anticipation of their replacement. Only problem is, the Lyr sold much quicker than I anticipated. So a friend, who tired of looking at my forlorn face after realizing I was amp less, loaned me his Asgard2 till the Phonitor2 comes in. I've been listening to it for a couple hours now with the K812, and overall it sounds very good. Very clean and detailed, and pairs very well with the AKG. But this headphone has much greater potential to unleash than the little Asgard can deliver.
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Not to derail the thread, but I have it on good authority that the new sensation will be called the Earobulous.
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With well over 100 hours on the K812, I put it head to head with the HD800 on the borrowed Asgard2. Now I'm only comparing a single disc,Dream Logic by Eivind Aarset on ECM Records, but in this matchup, the K812 was clearly better. More body to the sound, equal sound staging and better treble. Now this is one record on the Asgard 2 amp, and both cans deserve better, but a winner is a winner. I expected the HD800 to come out on top, but it fell short in this comparison. I may have to sell the hd800 and just settle in for the rest of the winter with the very cozy sounding AKG.
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Originally Posted by macbob713 View Post

With well over 100 hours on the K812, I put it head to head with the HD800 on the borrowed Asgard2. Now I'm only comparing a single disc,Dream Logic by Eivind Aarset on ECM Records, but in this matchup, the K812 was clearly better. More body to the sound, equal sound staging and better treble. Now this is one record on the Asgard 2 amp, and both cans deserve better, but a winner is a winner. I expected the HD800 to come out on top, but it fell short in this comparison. I may have to sell the hd800 and just settle in for the rest of the winter with the very cozy sounding AKG.

 

Sounds good. Why did you expect HD800 to sound better given how hard it can be to amp right compared to the intention behind K812 (possibly portable)?

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Originally Posted by Claritas View Post

Sounds good. Why did you expect HD800 to sound better given how hard it can be to amp right compared to the intention behind K812 (possibly portable)?
No doubt the HD800 is hard to amp, and running both these cans neck and neck with the Asgard2 is probably not a fair contest. Both phones scale up big time. I don't think the K812 is designed for portable use. Yes it has a low impedance rating, but I tried it out of various apple devices, and while it sounded pretty good that way, it was in no way comparable to what it can do properly amped. I thought the HD800 would best it baseed on
my expirence with its sound signature. But on the Asgard 2, it was really left behind to my ears.
The real test will come when I can run them against each other with the Phonitor 2 amp.
As far as portability goes, I don't think I would want to walk around with that contraption on my head, people might think I was an escapee from a science project gone wrong.
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