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comparing them was pretty straight forward for me. both were hooked up to the same rig and i listened to my own music.
Lehmann Linear SE is in the house. Not sure about what settings to use with the 812. Right now I left the gain setting at zero, (the way it shipped). Less than 1hour on the unit, so I can't say much yet.
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How is the K812 for glockenspiel? That is a pretty good test for a headphone's upper mid and treble.

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don't have any glockenspiel in my music collection - sorry wink.gif
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What about glass harmonica?
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Several hours in with the Linear SE, and I can say I'm now hearing reference quality sound for the first time since I started this hobby 4 years ago. Bass is deeper, and tactile. You can hear the snare drums and taunt skins, cymbals truly shimmer. Sax and guitar are just the way I like them. This is my first high end amp, and early in I can only say how blown away I've been. Prior to the borrowed Schitt Asgard 2, I was using my Lyr. Although these sound very good, the Lehmann lifts the K812 to a new level of appreciation. These things really scale up big time!
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Several hours in with the Linear SE, and I can say I'm now hearing reference quality sound for the first time since I started this hobby 4 years ago. Bass is deeper, and tactile. You can hear the snare drums and taunt skins, cymbals truly shimmer. Sax and guitar are just the way I like them. This is my first high end amp, and early in I can only say how blown away I've been. Prior to the borrowed Schitt Asgard 2, I was using my Lyr. Although these sound very good, the Lehmann lifts the K812 to a new level of appreciation. These things really scale up big time!


How's the HD800 on that amp? And how's it compare to the K812 from the same amp?

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Originally Posted by Claritas View Post

What about glass harmonica?

cleaned out - we had a run on them.
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How's the HD800 on that amp? And how's it compare to the K812 from the same amp?
I haven't tried the Hd800 yet. I'm so blown away with the 812, can't put them down.
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The synergy with the 812 and the Linear SE is incredible. I think these cans were voiced with the Lehmann.
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Originally Posted by macbob713 View Post

The synergy with the 812 and the Linear SE is incredible. I think these cans were voiced with the Lehmann.


Congratulation to this perfect match! I preferred the Lehmann Linear SE over the SPL Phonitor 2 with the AKG K812 Pro. :L3000: 

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I haven't tried the Hd800 yet. I'm so blown away with the 812, can't put them down.


I think this will be me on Monday, except with the HD800 and Questyle CMA800R, but hopefully the K812 will surprise me with its pairing with the Questyle.

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Just listened to Tyll's review. 

 

He was surprised how warm the AKG K812 sounds in comparison to the more colder / analytical sounding HD 800 despite with the Frequency Plots suggests. I guess the Harmonic Distortion is giving the AKG K812 a more musical & warmer sound that he likes? 

 

There seems to be a huge problem in the treble region. 

 

I can live with the sub optimal measurements since it's easy to drive, comfortable, huge soundstage and is great for mixing and mastering. But a flawed treble region is really a deal breaker. Hopefully AKG will release an AKG K812 MKII version which addresses the treble issue. I'm not paying $1500 for a headphone that has major issues that even $500 do correctly :( It's quite sad because the AKG K812 looked to be the #1 headphone for me to buy if it didn't have this flawed treble region.

I have to thank Tyll for preventing me from making a huge $1500 miss-buy / mistake. :beerchug: 

 

I guess I'm now going to reconsider the Sennheiser HD800 again. If it was easy to drive, I would have bought it already ( hence why the AKG K812 caught my interest, as an easy to drive alternative to the Sennheiser HD800)


Edited by ubs28 - 3/7/14 at 7:03am
post #1753 of 3140
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Originally Posted by ubs28 View Post

Just listened to Tyll's review. 

He was surprised how warm the AKG K812 sounds in comparison to the more colder / analytical sounding HD 800 despite with the Frequency Plots suggests. I guess the Harmonic Distortion is giving the AKG K812 a more musical & warmer sound that he likes? 

There seems to be a huge problem in the treble region. 

I can live with the sub optimal measurements since it's easy to drive, comfortable, huge soundstage and is great for mixing and mastering. But a flawed treble region is really a deal breaker. Hopefully AKG will release an AKG K812 MKII version which addresses the treble issue. I'm not paying $1500 for a headphone that has major issues that even $500 do correctly frown.gif  It's quite sad because the AKG K812 looked to be the #1 headphone for me to buy if it didn't have this flawed treble region.


I have to thank Tyll for preventing me from making a huge $1500 miss-buy / mistake. beerchug.gif  

I guess I'm now going to reconsider the Sennheiser HD800 again. If it was easy to drive, I would have bought it already ( hence why the AKG K812 caught my interest, as an easy to drive alternative to the Sennheiser HD800)


Sounds like you have not read the whole thread here?
post #1754 of 3140
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Originally Posted by nemomec View Post


Congratulation to this perfect match! I preferred the Lehmann Linear SE over the SPL Phonitor 2 with the AKG K812 Pro. L3000.gif  
Thanks, it really does sound incredible. I've have been listening to many of my favorite cd's that I have been playing since the K812 arrived. In every case, they all sound better.
post #1755 of 3140
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Sounds like you have not read the whole thread here?

All of it should be taken as a grain of salt at this point since most of it has seemed like emotional reaction to the review. No one here has really stepped up to do a proper comparison or review attempting to counter Tyll's impressions, which have been very specific and comprehensive. Simply saying, "bah, it's a great headphone," isn't good enough in my book.

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