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Originally Posted by M-13 View Post
 

:basshead:

 

EPIC!

 

Let us know how the K812 is with that. I'm VERY curious about that amp. And I see now that you need to stay away from the forbidden site, cuz your wallet can't hold on much longer. Haha.


Ha maybe that's another reason it's forbidden. This website with its deals thread is addictive enough. That website is like crack.

 

I remember someone also mentioning they really like the LCD-X with the Questyle, even more so than HD800 pairing, and the LCD-X is only 22 ohms.

 

But then again, the K812 should be great through a smartphone, right? ;)


Edited by Sonido - 3/3/14 at 8:39pm
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Originally Posted by macbob713 View Post

Thanks. Another pleasant surprise, I'm listening to Spotify Premium straight out of my iPad, and man it sounds pretty damn good. No prize winner, but nice.
And this is where the K812 kicks almost all other Summit-fi's to the curb. Excellent performance from average devices.
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Just found another great review of the K812. Check out the 6 moons audio review, very fair and balanced comparison with the HD800.

 

Thanks. I going to have to I disagree with you about the review. It's a real stinker. (Maybe it's the language barrier? I find it hard to believe that it was translated carefully considering that it invents a new AKG/Stax hybrid flagship, the K507; it was right in the original.) It's a real mix of marketing and audiophile gobbledygook. I really loled about how much he likes the stand K812 comes with. Much of the time he blah blahs about records I'm never going to bother listening to, which is a problem in all these reviews. At least he used some Janacek, though again not precisely a work that he could expect everyone to know offhand. I've come to see it as a real CYA approach to reviewing. About his conclusion, "Thinking it over, I still haven't found 'the one' and anticipate that over the next few years I'll instead enjoy a small but select collection of top models." Oh, FFS! Honestly, I can do that and skip all of the flagships. Positive note. Because I want to end on one.

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Originally Posted by Sonido View Post
 


Ha maybe that's another reason it's forbidden. This website with its deals thread is addictive enough. That website is like crack.

 

I remember someone also mentioning they really like the LCD-X with the Questyle, even more so than HD800 pairing, and the LCD-X is only 22 ohms.

 

But then again, the K812 should be great through a smartphone, right? ;)


Not to sound like Head-Fi dork, but planars are not affected by dampening factor. Sorry I sound like a nerd that needs to get punched in the face! :tongue_smile:

 

Haha, anyway the Questyle will be more than worthy. I'm curious as to how it might affect the K812 with the current drive system and all.

 

As for the K812 sounding great out of a phone. I have no idea, because I never tried that. It does sound "aight" out of the X3 though. I like the combo but I'm obviously itchy to upgrade to something more worthy.


Edited by M-13 - 3/3/14 at 9:37pm
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Originally Posted by Claritas View Post

 

Does anyone who has heard K812 know how this would affect classical music (including solo piano)? Any specific pieces it could be a real problem with?

Having tried the K812 side-by-side with my HD800's on some piano music, I can describe both loosely as sounding phenomenal as though the Steinway was intended to, except for some of the upper-most register octaves with the K812.

 

All of a sudden, the K812 has a weird ting to it, as though the Steinway grand became a Yamaha grand with higher frequency hollowness. (To my ears, it sounds sort of wonky between 3-7khz, I can't put my finger on it. Kind of a plasticky echo to it.)

 

I would describe the high notes sounding as though you're simply knocking two ivory keys with each other, which is obviously not quite as rich as it being amplified by the instrument's chamber.

 

IMHO, Classical is the genre the K812 does worse. I can totally understand people preferring it to the HD800's with Chamber Jazz, Rock and Hip Hop/ R&B.


Edited by dleblanc343 - 3/3/14 at 10:33pm
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Having tried the K812 side-by-side with my HD800's on some piano music, I can describe both loosely as sounding phenomenal as though the Steinway was intended to, except for some of the upper-most register octaves with the K812.

 

All of a sudden, the K812 has a weird ting to it, as though the Steinway grand became a Yamaha grand with higher frequency hollowness. (To my ears, it sounds sort of wonky between 3-7khz, I can't put my finger on it. Kind of a plasticky echo to it.)

 

I would describe the high notes sounding as though you're simply knocking two ivory keys with each other, which is obviously not quite as rich as it being amplified by the instrument's chamber.

 

IMHO, Classical is the genre the K812 does worse. I can totally understand people preferring it to the HD800's with Chamber Jazz, Rock and Hip Hop/ R&B.

 

Thank you very much for responding. Yeah, that would be a real problem for me as solo piano is my favorite subgenre.

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Originally Posted by Claritas View Post
 

 

Thank you very much for responding. Yeah, that would be a real problem for me as solo piano is my favorite subgenre.

It's quite peculiar really. I know the sound of the piano very well and it really seems like the tone shifts from one piano into another! And it's really apparent if you take your time to test it out.

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Originally Posted by dleblanc343 View Post
 

It's quite peculiar really. I know the sound of the piano very well and it really seems like the tone shifts from one piano into another! And it's really apparent if you take your time to test it out.

 

What are some of the pieces you listen to with K812 that had this problem? Did some pieces not have the problem?


Edited by Claritas - 3/3/14 at 10:46pm
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I just discovered that AKG has set the retail price for the K812 at $1800 in Canada....so AKG can go to hell mad.gif

Yes you are right!for 1800 the Price is too high!


REGARDS NOMAX
Edited by Nomax - 3/4/14 at 4:26am
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FOR the OFFICAL PRICE the K812 IS GOOD but NOT GOOD ENOUGH!

SORRY GUYS i am not a BELIEVER of MEASUREMENTS,but WITH ONE THING i am fully AGREE with TYLL the K812 IS OVERPRICED!

REGARDS from AUSTRIA NOMAX
Edited by Nomax - 3/4/14 at 5:59am
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But i love MY k812 BABY's and i am a BIG CRAZY COLLECTOR from Europe!



For me and in Case of k812 THERE IS NO WAY ARROUND!

REGARDS NOMAX:k701smile.gifdeadhorse.gif
Edited by Nomax - 3/4/14 at 4:27am
post #1662 of 2806
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Originally Posted by dleblanc343 View Post
 

Having tried the K812 side-by-side with my HD800's on some piano music, I can describe both loosely as sounding phenomenal as though the Steinway was intended to, except for some of the upper-most register octaves with the K812.

 

All of a sudden, the K812 has a weird ting to it, as though the Steinway grand became a Yamaha grand with higher frequency hollowness. (To my ears, it sounds sort of wonky between 3-7khz, I can't put my finger on it. Kind of a plasticky echo to it.)

 

I would describe the high notes sounding as though you're simply knocking two ivory keys with each other, which is obviously not quite as rich as it being amplified by the instrument's chamber.

 

IMHO, Classical is the genre the K812 does worse. I can totally understand people preferring it to the HD800's with Chamber Jazz, Rock and Hip Hop/ R&B.

 

Is it possible that the K812 is accentuating a part of the FR where the HD800 has a dip in the same area, and the contrast is making it too obvious?

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Originally Posted by Beagle View Post

I just discovered that AKG has set the retail price for the K812 at $1800 in Canada....so AKG can go to hell mad.gif

At Headphone Bar in Vancouver, they are selling for $1599.00. Travis (owner) also provides very good service.

wwww.headphone bar.com.

Don
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It was actually all sold out at some point last night, but someone must have had buyer's remorse, and one came back in stock this morning. I took it as a sign. That and I went into work today and put on my M500. 5 minutes later, I went for the K812.

 

When I do my review on these, I think I'll be quite critical on them since I want them to sound as good as the HD800 with less than optimal amping (Schiit Vali). I really expect these to be at least 95% of the HD800 + Vali pairing. Main things I will be looking for are clarity, smoothness and lack of edginess, no annoying treble, and soundstage.

 

It has been pre-ordained that the K812 would be yours. :p

 

Look forward to your review in due course.

post #1665 of 2806
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Originally Posted by Beagle View Post
 

 

Is it possible that the K812 is accentuating a part of the FR where the HD800 has a dip in the same area, and the contrast is making it too obvious?

I doubt it, it's purely tonal wise. Even so, the end result is slightly off sound. It's really tonal balance and not peakiness or sharpness.

 

I think one of the only weakness' of the K812 is its ability to portray microdynamics, especially with any instrument involving tension. (Springs, skins). I feel this is the only notable weakness of the headphone, it sounds - as many have said - fuzzy and kind of echoey with many resonant notes.

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