I'm honestly confused about the vitriol some people have for the K812.
The sound presentation of it is just not controversial.
It may not be the best at everything or one particular thing, but it's sort of a jack-of-all-trades-does-everything-pretty-well-without-glaring-flaws-or-handicaps type of sound. At it's very worst it will just be "okay" or "meh" for people. It's not a headphone you hate or love: there is nothing extreme about it. I think AKG played it pretty safe and went after the mainstream enthusiast. Its a headphone most people will think sounds "fine". The best scenerio is where people think it sounds great.
Now... what's extreme is the terrible measurements. That we can all agree is just pure schiit. (I'm hoping AKG has the latest and greatest $1 million measuring equipments that say different than Tyll's gear. I think our oracle Nomax was hinting at this before we offended him and drove him away from this thread)
Edited by M-13 - 3/24/14 at 9:52pm