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post #136 of 4053

Looks pretty bloody amazing so far. I'm actually one who really likes the appearance of this headphone. Very intrigued for a HD800 K812 comparison as both are on my radar to buy.

 

Thanks Hifiguy, always a fan of your unboxings. Hope you enjoy your time with them over the next while. Will look forward to your impressions.


Edited by Saren - 12/2/13 at 11:53pm
post #137 of 4053

Review & comparison please!

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Very intrigued for a HD800 K812 comparison as both are on my radar to buy.

 

x2

 

:popcorn:

post #139 of 4053
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K812 is in the house!  Unboxing/first look video will be live in a couple of hours.  Initial impressions are very positive.  This headphone is very transparent with BIG spacious sound.  I think HD800 have some real competition here.  I'm using the Lehmann Audio Linear USB amp to drive the K812.  I'll update this post with video when it is live.

 

Unboxing/First Look video:

 

 

And so it begins....

 

Looking forward to impressions.  Thanks for posting.

post #140 of 4053

Careful guys...

 

Too much discussion and this thread will get locked like the others. 

 

:tongue_smile:

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Impressions Part 2


I am referring mostly to details of recordings that I know very well and have often heard with different headphones. I describe here my feelings here.

 

Pink Floyd, The Wall, 1979

 

A few highlights :
CD1 Track 1 , 1:40 to 1:50
Echo of the singer - right, left - precise, clear plastic

CD1 Track 3, finally

Helicopter - "I pulled down my head, in spite of headphones"

CD1 Track 4 - only Live can sound even better

CD1 Track 5 - finally, the cries of children, audible right outside the head in space

CD 1 Track 8, Mother, one of my favorites - with perfect "heebie-jeebies shiver"

CD 1 Track 7 , guitar strings sound metallic correct and not wrapped in cotton wool around - as if they were playing live in front of me.

CD 2 Track 6 , the door knocking sounds very realistic, live character.

 

General:
At Pink Floyd music abundant background noise are perceptible, precise, plastic, spacious (some with 3D effect) reproduced. Between individual voices and instruments is enough space, they are reproduced clearly and distinguished from each other. The overall picture remains homogeneous.

 

Marianne Faithful , Blazing Away, AAD , 1990

track 1
Applause, clapping of individual hands are very good audible, it does not go below a noise floor .

Track 3 , 0:20 to 0:30
delicately battered drums brass, metallic and very authentic.

Track 8 , 2:50 to 2:56
The lightweight dab the drums brass with the stick very well resolved, metallic, authentically.

Drums - very detailed, individual cymbal well of each other audibly separated, highly differentiated as did the musicians.

 

Magic of Himalayas , Mystical Scent , xxrcd ( JVC , Japan Import )
The Ultimate bass test , this CD brings the most impressive bass my collection in itself , makes even the legendary Telarc recording " 1812 " and the Japanese drummers (such as Kodo ) in the shade.

track 1
The very deep rumble of the drums is very impressive place (for a fully open headphones).
Track 1 with greater volume, not overdriving the bass noticeable.

 

The rest of the CD, punchy , accurate bass, instruments delimited, with enough air between them, the sound still remains homogeneous. On this CD "walking" some individual instruments between right and left, back and forth, which is mapped from Pro K812 very well spatially .
The "black" deep rumble on some of the recordings will be played very punchy.

The stage is wide, spacious, the voices of the singers and instruments are staggered in space.

post #142 of 4053
Sounds good so far, thanks FritzS.
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and my pics - I'm not a photographer, colors may vary from the original!

 

       

 

       


Edited by FritzS - 12/3/13 at 4:27am
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Good shots, thanks again. Are they yours? If yes, how much are they and where did you bought them from, if you dont mind of course.
post #145 of 4053

i'm thrilled for the measurements from tyll. hoping for a complete flat line from 10 to 40k hz :)

post #146 of 4053

FritzS, Hifiguy, do the K812 pads fit the K70x series?

 

Hifiguy, I'm waiting for your impression.  

post #147 of 4053
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Impressions Part 2

 

Do the pads get sticky after a long listening session like Akg K550's pads?

post #148 of 4053
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FritzS, Hifiguy, do the K812 pads fit the K70x series?

 

 


I don't think so. At least it is what I remember from one of the very first impressions that their shape is different and therefore it won't be possible to use K70x pads and vice versa.

 

I was about to buy them as an upgrade from my K702 but have chickened out last week and went HD800 route instead. Impossible balancing (at least for now) was deal breaker for me. Now I just hope I won't regret it :wink_face: 


Edited by PiNa.cz - 12/3/13 at 8:16am
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Do the pads get sticky after a long listening session like Akg K550's pads?

 

No, they are complete different!

post #150 of 4053
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I don't think so. At least it is what I remember from one of the very first impressions that their shape is different and therefore it won't be possible to use K70x pads and vice versa.

 

I was about to buy them as an upgrade from my K702 but have chickened out last week and went HD800 route instead. Impossible balancing (at least for now) was deal breaker for me. Now I just hope I won't regret it :wink_face: 

 

With the K 70x series the locking mechanism needs to be the same, the shape can be a bit different to change the sound. 

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