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post #2386 of 2849
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Originally Posted by nemomec View Post
 

I own both AKG K1000 and AKG K812 Pro. The K1000 is a specialist and superior in soundstage, he has the best loudspeaker feeling of all headphones. In the other terms (resolution, bass, musicality, highs) they haven´t any chance in comprehension with the K812 Pro.

I've never heard the K1000's, but find them fascinating - I got into top tier cans at a time when the K1000's were no longer sold so am on the look out for a second hand pair.

 

Is it correct that the K1000's are binaural?

post #2387 of 2849
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Originally Posted by M-13 View Post

@ macbob and Kiats:

Thanks guys. I'm in one those rare moments in my Head-Fi journey where I'm completely happy with both my home and portable rig. DX90 + K812 for home and DX90 + Sig Pro for outside has me completely happy. I feel like nothing is lacking and I can just enjoy my music without worrying about my gear now.

Once I get a shorter cable for the K812 I think my journey will be over for some time.

I'm even visiting Head-Fi less frquently now. A true sign of how satisfied I am. I will enjoy this moment for as long as it lasts.
Just don't go to a meet and you're good tongue.gif
post #2388 of 2849
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Originally Posted by Fegefeuer View Post

I agree. I had various issues with the pads, had them changed,  then had problems with the cable. TWICE. 
No need to get annoyed at this level. Out it went in the end.

As a single headphone it has a really great appeal and can be quite seductive, battering the T1 easily and being more versatile than the claustrophobic LCD-2. Drivability or portability is great as well as I mentioned quite a few pages ago. At this level there's no headphone that sounded that good off various devices from smartphones, Mixamp, receiver etc.

However in the end it doesn't best the HD 800 which has the upper hand in soundstage/imaging, low level detail and is clean, effortless thanks to ultra low distortion. 

I personally find the pads are a good comfy fit - from what I gather they use a memory foam for a better seal.

What pads did you change with, and did the sound change at all with replacements?
post #2389 of 2849

Enjoying the K812 on Woo Audio WA7d and WA7tp.

 

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post #2390 of 2849
Does anyone have any comment with regard to the lower level distortion in relation to the lower level micro-resolution or impact? It seems this was brought up a while ago, like the 'tizz' issue. Sometimes I think for the coherency of things to work, things thought to be 'not good' actually work for the 'good' of that coherency. Maybe I'm off here, but it's not like AKG doesn't know what's going on with what distortion is present. It measures fairly high, but does it somehow contribute to its sound signature? I love how the K812 sounds and am not bothered at all by the measurements per say; I would just like to understand this a little more, that's all. I haven't had much time to spend breaking them in. This seems to really help things settle nicely, for sure.
post #2391 of 2849
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Originally Posted by cb3723 View Post
 

Just recently received my K812's and have been walking around the house listening to Armin Van Buuren state of trance mix on iPod and amped with Fiio E17 - easy peasy to drive these top tiers for sure.

 

So far, so good, they remind me of the Sennheiser HD800's from initial listening, but its very early days and I'm looking forward to listening to different genres with my other amps later.

 

Build quality and general aesthetics is as you would expect from cans costing top money - top notch and a good looking can IMO.

 

Here's a pic I've already taken of my K812's but I've posted a shed load more on my headphones album, found on galleries, if you want to check the rest I took :)

 

 

There is a good reason they remind you of HD800's. I was looking at the FR graphs for the HD800 and K812 and you could overlay the two and have almost an exact match from top to bottom. You can't tell me that is by accident either. Not a bad idea, take one of the best headphones on the market and make yours sound as much like those as you can.

post #2392 of 2849

This is amazing how simple everything is, same FR graphs and K812 are alike HD800. Come on, is this forum become a comedy club or something?

 

THX

post #2393 of 2849
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Originally Posted by HiFiGuy528 View Post

Enjoying the K812 on Woo Audio WA7d and WA7tp.



Nice pic Mike - I enjoyed your unboxing and review videos on YT for this headphone smily_headphones1.gif
post #2394 of 2849
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Originally Posted by HiFiGuy528 View Post

Enjoying the K812 on Woo Audio WA7d and WA7tp.



Gorgeous pic!
post #2395 of 2849
How would you compare the sound on the Woo vs the Phonitor 2?
post #2396 of 2849

Hello everyone,

 

This is a great thread here about the K812's. We recently compared these to some other high end headphones on the market. We've developed a tracking technique for our headphone comparisons and hopefully it can help out here on Head-Fi! You'll have to do a search on Google for the Sonic Sense Resource Center, or just visit our website at sonicsense.com and click on the green play button to get to our full comparison library. 

 

In our Premium Open-Back Headphones comparison, we tracked the Sennheiser HD800, AKG K812, Beyerdynamic T1, Audeze LCDX, Audeze LCD2, and the Ultrasone Edition 12. Definitely a wide range of headphones to compare in this category! 

 

We also compared a bunch of closed-back headphones from some of the same manufacturers. In the closed back comparisons we feature the Fostex TH900, Ultrasone Edition 8, Beyerdynamic T5P, Beyerdynamic T70 (Both the 250Ω version and the portable version), Beyerdynamic T90, and the Audeze LCD-XC.

 

All our comparisons were tracked at 24-bit 96 kHz through Benchmark converters and Grace preamps and with DPA microphones. We really took the time to ensure our recording system wasn't coloring or altering the actual sound of the headphones. We're always trying to provide greater value, so we'd love to hear what you think about the comparisons! The entire library has over 100 headphones, so hopefully there's something there for everyone.


Edited by SonicSense - 8/18/14 at 8:06am
post #2397 of 2849
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Originally Posted by SonicSense View Post

Hello everyone,

This is a great thread here about the K812's. We recently compared these to some other high end headphones on the market. We've developed an impressive tracking technique for our headphone comparisons and hopefully it can help you all out here on Head-Fi! You'll have to do a search on Google for the Sonic Sense Resource Center, or just visit our website at sonicsense.com and click on the green play button to get to our full comparison library. 

In our Premium Open-Back Headphones comparison, we tracked the Sennheiser HD800, AKG K812, Beyerdynamic T1, Audeze LCDX, Audeze LCD2, and the Ultrasone Edition 12. Definitely a wide range of headphones to compare in this category! 

We also compared a bunch of closed-back headphones from some of the same manufacturers. In the closed back comparisons we feature the Fostex TH900, Ultrasone Edition 8, Beyerdynamic T5P, Beyerdynamic T70 (Both the 250Ω version and the portable version), Beyerdynamic T90, and the Audeze LCD-XC.

All our comparisons were tracked at 24-bit 96 kHz through Benchmark converters and Grace preamps and with DPA microphones. We really took the time to ensure our recording system wasn't coloring or altering the actual sound of the headphones. We're always trying to improve, so we'd love to hear what you think about our comparisons! The entire library has over 100 headphones, so hopefully there's something there for everyone.
awesome! I'll definitely look into that while I'm saving up for a flagship! I'm thinking the k812 because I can drive it with a portable amp. Us teens are always on the go. biggrin.gif
post #2398 of 2849
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Originally Posted by SonicSense View Post
 

Hello everyone,

 

This is a great thread here about the K812's. We recently compared these to some other high end headphones on the market. We've developed an impressive tracking technique for our headphone comparisons and hopefully it can help you all out here on Head-Fi! You'll have to do a search on Google for the Sonic Sense Resource Center, or just visit our website at sonicsense.com and click on the green play button to get to our full comparison library. 

 

This was very interesting. I was surprised to be able to hear the characteristic tonality impression for each headphone I know. However, there would be headphones which I would write off based on this hearing (e.g. Audeze), and in practice they sound much better. In fact, I have the _impression_ that all headphone tracks sound a bit rolled off in the treble compared to the real perceived sound of the same headphones, and those which are rolled off by nature (like Audeze) are in relative disadvantage, while those which have elevated treble (e.g. T70) score slightly better than they should. To verify, I tried this with multiple headphones at hand, and using 3 different DAC's. When it comes to spending money, especially on premium headphones, there is no better way than listening to the real things. However, it is still a very informative test, and amusing in the same time, since when comparing headphone tracks to each other and the reference, one can make a pretty accurate idea about the relative tonality of the tested headphones. I dare say that I find this more informative than frequency plots. Now I became very curious how for instance a $40 Superlux HD sounds in reality compared to the big guys, because on this test it wasn't bad :). 

post #2399 of 2849
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Originally Posted by M-13 View Post

@ macbob and Kiats:

Thanks guys. I'm in one those rare moments in my Head-Fi journey where I'm completely happy with both my home and portable rig. DX90 + K812 for home and DX90 + Sig Pro for outside has me completely happy. I feel like nothing is lacking and I can just enjoy my music without worrying about my gear now.

Once I get a shorter cable for the K812 I think my journey will be over for some time.

I'm even visiting Head-Fi less frquently now. A true sign of how satisfied I am. I will enjoy this moment for as long as it lasts.

Ah... I realised that I missed replying to this earlier, M13. I am truly happy for you. It's a good state to be in. smily_headphones1.gif
post #2400 of 2849
I've had the K812 pro since January and I am really loving it so far paired with the WA7. I'm actually quite new to this whole audiophile sensation and it's so true that your wallet takes a huge beating. Today, I just received my Sennheiser HD800 to do a comparative review for myself because I'm just way too curious how the two actually sound. My impression though is that these two flagship headphones have each others' opposite strength and weaknesses.

I plan to spend a lot of time with the HD800 this weekend though and post my thoughts as a newbie audiophile!
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