Impressions Part 3
Then I heard, among others:
Meyer Records, Vol.1 , Vol.2, Esther Fellner
Eva Cassidy, Live at Blues Alley
Esther Ofarim, Esther
Jeton Reference (Jeton 113/10 )
Track 2, Endless , Charly Antolini
Track 4, Ichu
Track 7, Moonlight Serenade, Ray Brown
Track 9, Snag it, Chris Barber
Track 10, Summerwind
Keith Jarrett, Charlie Haden, Jasmine
Misa Criolla, Jose Carreras, Philips, CD, DDD
Misa Criolla, Mercedes Sosa, Decca, CD
All the above CD/SACD were reproduced through the K812 Pro very authentic, with deep, powerful dry bass (no boosting or roar). Mids and highs are balanced. The voices of the singers very realistic.
Holst, The Planets , CD DDD, Decca 1987
Symphony Orchestra Mountréal , Charles Tutoit
Track 1 Mars
Aggressive horns, deep "black" bass, playing through the K812 Pro internally consistent and perfect.
sara k - Hell or High Water (Hybrid SACD) - a true feast for the ears (and very good test piece) on the K812 Pro (CD with CD650 sounds a bit like the SACD with the Marantz). Excellent resolution and dynamically.
Harry Allen Quintet "a night at birdland volume 2" is a real treat to jazz and perfect for the K812 headphone listening.
After about 20 hours burning-in time
The Ray Brown Trio " Live at the Loa - Summer Wind "
Track 3 Li'l Darling - the sweep of the broom across the drum skin and brass were very realistic - the cross check to D7000, K712, K501 the K812 showed that he is unchallenged by far the front. Unfortunately I do not have a HD800 at hand. My experience, the K812 overtake the T1.
SACD Sampler 3: Jazz, Telarc
Track 4 , Papa was a Rolling Stone , Ray Brown - is just as if the band including the audience would play in front of me - apart from the headphone related reductions in the space - this applies to the entire SACD
Chuck Mangione, Children Of Sanchez, A & M, Double CD, 1978
So clearly I have these two CD's never heard (exceeds all of my other headphones), strong, deep, yet dry bass, The trumpet (Fluegelhorn) sound "very beautiful".
CD1 Track 4 "Jesus cries" - set up the drums in a circle, just almost like live.
CD1 Track 5, as above
CD1 Track 6, bass, drums, guitars, glockenspiel, vocals, trumpet (Fluegelhorn), etc. perfectly dissolved detailed, coherent in the sound balance, very good spatial ( as well as it is able to convey just a pair of headphones). I perceive details that are to me before not even noticed .
CD2 track 3, to hear the percussion instruments with the K812 Pro is simply fantastic.
CD2 Track 4, the piano at the beginning seems to be almost virtually in front of me.
Richard Strauss, Also sprach Zarathustra, André Previn, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Telarc, CD, 1988
Depth organ sounds impressive to hear, virtual stage space well placed, groups of instruments placed in a spatially correct, no noticeable weaknesses, Violins "melt" so right . The sound just perfect. The K812 Pro is in my opinion a very good set of headphones for classical recordings including vocal pieces .
I have often mentioned by name only individual tracks as highlights, I listen to most through the entire CD/SACD.
Please note, these are my impressions with the K812 Pro and do not represent absolute ranking. If someone is interested for the K812 Pro, you should make yourself a picture of this and go to a trusted dealer to hear it.
Please excuse my not so good english - I translate the most with Google translate and correct it by hand.