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post #2656 of 3103

I have not, admittedly, tried the HD800 yet, but the K812 are the best of the AKG line that I have tried so far [no, I have not heard the K1000, either].  And probably the best "conventional" dynamics I have heard so far.

 

From my recall of the T1, I think the K812 treble sounds more open.  The Beyers had a "hard" or "vanished" character to their treble response that I could not get used to.  In fact, from the release of the "Premium" series [DT770, DT800 and DT990] forward, I found the Beyers [a brand I had always revered previously] virtually unlistenable in the high frequencies [with the exception of the DT880/600 ohm].  The last Beyers that I really liked were the DT880|2003 version.


Edited by pataburd - 7/7/14 at 4:45pm
post #2657 of 3103

Gotta like the "ears-free" comfort of the K812, too!

 

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post #2658 of 3103
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Originally Posted by pataburd View Post

Gotta like the "ears-free" comfort of the K812, too!

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Agree, it's a very comfortable headphone for extended listening. smily_headphones1.gif
post #2659 of 3103

Agree here too.  I can't imagine headphones being more comfortable than this.

post #2660 of 3103
You know. I am really impressed with AKG. Even their lower end models like the AKG 144K studio monitor headphones, which came out in I think 2005 are incredibly balanced and great for the money. 210$
I think AKG could give Audio technica ath m-50's a serious run their money in terms of value for what you get. Man. I really want to try the 812's. I bet their amazing, but I very much doubt their dynamics aren't even close to that of the HD 800's.
post #2661 of 3103
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Originally Posted by nephilim32 View Post

You know. I am really impressed with AKG. Even their lower end models like the AKG 144K studio monitor headphones, which came out in I think 2005 are incredibly balanced and great for the money. 210$
I think AKG could give Audio technica ath m-50's a serious run their money in terms of value for what you get. Man. I really want to try the 812's. I bet their amazing, but I very much doubt their dynamics aren't even close to that of the HD 800's.


I thought the K812 had more powerful dynamics and greater transparency than the HD 800 the times I heard it, after hearing the K812 on a well-matched system I would take it over the HD 800 without a doubt because I simply prefer the sound signature of the K812.

The M50s sounded quite meh to my ears and I find it a rather bad buy for the money, I think there are many better and cheaper options out there if sound quality and comfort are what matters the most. It barely scaled up with gear, it lacked refinement and was grainy, and I couldn't hear any hidden potential in the headphone just begging to be unleashed like I can with many other headphones, especially AKGs. The M50 baffles me why it's so popular and praised. All I can give it is that it is easy to drive and sounds decent on a lesser source.


Edited by kman1211 - 7/8/14 at 12:29pm
post #2662 of 3103
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Originally Posted by nephilim32 View Post

You know. I am really impressed with AKG. Even their lower end models like the AKG 144K studio monitor headphones, which came out in I think 2005 are incredibly balanced and great for the money. 210$
I think AKG could give Audio technica ath m-50's a serious run their money in terms of value for what you get. Man. I really want to try the 812's. I bet their amazing, but I very much doubt their dynamics aren't even close to that of the HD 800's.
you mean the K142? There is no k144.
post #2663 of 3103
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Originally Posted by nephilim32 View Post
Man. I really want to try the 812's. I bet their amazing, but I very much doubt their dynamics aren't even close to that of the HD 800's.

I have included a link to Blackmore's review of the K812 v. HD800:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/708755/akg-k812-headphones-review-serial-no-001106.

 

Although I don't believe that Blackmore addreses dynamics specifically--although I might have missed it--one could infer from his review that the K812 do not lag behind the HD800 in dynamics. 

 

Blackmore ends his review with a decided preference for the HD800.  Not sure if he drove the K812 exclusively with the SPL Phonitor MK.I, or not.  My brief experience with the Phonitor I, however, left me utterly unimpressed.


Edited by pataburd - 7/8/14 at 11:56am
post #2664 of 3103
I find the K812 to have better dynamics than HD800 because a more fun and wet bass, but I personally like the leaner bass of the HD800. The HD800 is more polite sounding to me and I like that.
post #2665 of 3103
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Originally Posted by kman1211 View Post


I thought the K812 had more powerful dynamics and greater transparency than the HD 800 the times I heard it, after hearing the K812 on a well-matched system I would take it over the HD 800 without a doubt because I simply prefer the sound signature of the K812.
The M50s sounded quite meh to my ears and I find it a rather bad buy for the money, I think there are many better and cheaper options out there if sound quality and comfort are what matters the most. It barely scaled up with gear, it lacked refinement and was grainy, and I couldn't hear any hidden potential in the headphone just begging to be unleashed like I can with many other headphones, especially AKGs. The M50 baffles me why it's so popular and praised. All I can give it is that it is easy to drive and sounds decent on a lesser source.

Yeah but that sort if the point. The ATH m-50's complement lesser-end gear. It's a budget steal. That is why they are pretty revered. Personally I think I'd like a pair of K 312's instead for my $$.
post #2666 of 3103
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Originally Posted by pataburd View Post

I have included a link to Blackmore's review of the K812 v. HD800:
http://www.head-fi.org/t/708755/akg-k812-headphones-review-serial-no-001106.

Although I don't believe that Blackmore addreses dynamics specifically--although I might have missed it--one could infer from his review that the K812 do not lag behind the HD800 in dynamics. 

Blackmore ends his review with a decided preference for the HD800.  Not sure if he drove the K812 exclusively with the SPL Phonitor MK.I, or not.  My brief experience with the Phonitor I, however, left me utterly unimpressed.
Thanks very much for this. With what my sound tastes are the HD 800's are suitable more for me, but I certainly would love to have a pair of the 812's someday. I am certain they are every bit as good as the 800's. not better. Just different. Would love a pair.
post #2667 of 3103
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Originally Posted by DisCHORDDubstep View Post

you mean the K142? There is no k144.

Ya. They are the 142's. sorry about that. They are my brothers older cans that he has and I couldn't quite remember the model number. Also. They are around 60 ohms as well. Not too shabby, but really benefit from an amp. I paired my FIiO e 17 with them and they were fairly nice. Worth the $$
post #2668 of 3103

Is there a consensus on which amps sound best with the K812?

post #2669 of 3103

I think MacBob is the one who has been searching for the perfect amp for the 812. For myself, I am happy using Woo Audio WA2 and the Bryston BHA-1. :atsmile:

post #2670 of 3103

How about an amp with an external power supply so I can attach a battery supply?

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