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The K812 isn't perfect. In fact, I have some concerns at this point. For me however the positive qualities outweigh these concerns by a significant margin. When it comes to their sound and the pleasure I derive from listening, the K812 is virtually unmatched among dynamic headphones. The K812 belongs to an elite club of flagships in my opinion, and it stands as a testament to AKG's experience and the culminating masterstroke to a lineage of renowned studio headphones.

 

 

Very well said! Excellent review! Thanks!

post #2792 of 2891
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Originally Posted by macbob713 View Post

Just 2plus hours in on the new pair, and they sound great. I tried using my HD800's over the last several weeks, but they just don't do it for me. I feel at home in the K812. Like a nice pair of slippers on a cold night with a glass of wine. These for me are just right. Just hope I don't have any more issues with these.

Sweet :biggrin:

post #2793 of 2891
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Originally Posted by macbob713 View Post

Just 2plus hours in on the new pair, and they sound great. I tried using my HD800's over the last several weeks, but they just don't do it for me. I feel at home in the K812. Like a nice pair of slippers on a cold night with a glass of wine. These for me are just right. Just hope I don't have any more issues with these.

Congratulations and enjoy!

We'll all keep our fingers crossed along with you.

:beerchug:

post #2794 of 2891
Thanks, I really appreciate all the support from our thread community. Well over 24 hour burn in now. Letting this simmer and burn before I dive back in.
post #2795 of 2891

Enjoying the K812 with all genres on my shelves.

Ready to pull the trigger on a UPOCC silver cable.

post #2796 of 2891
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Originally Posted by pataburd View Post

Enjoying the K812 with all genres on my shelves.
Ready to pull the trigger on a UPOCC silver cable.

Heheh! Good for you! smily_headphones1.gif

Another thing you may want to try when you get a chance to demo: try it with tube amps. You'll be surprised by how good it sounds. smily_headphones1.gif
post #2797 of 2891

Looking for full size cans to connect directly to my AK240.  How is the K812 when used with the AK240?  Does it scale up when used with better dacs like the Hugo?  I'm using HD800 with the Hugo and love the sound but was looking for something more efficient to use with the AK240.  Let me know your views.

post #2798 of 2891
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Originally Posted by macbob713 View Post

Just 2plus hours in on the new pair, and they sound great. I tried using my HD800's over the last several weeks, but they just don't do it for me. I feel at home in the K812. Like a nice pair of slippers on a cold night with a glass of wine. These for me are just right. Just hope I don't have any more issues with these.

 

Congratulations. I must admit that I just gave my K812 back and returned to the HD800. The reason was that my K812 produced some annoying sibilants with some songs (e.g. Rolling in the deep from Adele). I have the impression that this is mainly due to the recording material. However, the K812 is a bit too bright by itself so it adds to the problem. I heard this effect with cymbals, too. I didn't notice it initially when I bought the K812. However, after a break-in time, the K812 got a tad too bright for my taste. It's still a very good headphone. Would have loved to keep them because I need a headphone for portable use. Still haven't found the ideal headphones...

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Not an easy task. Have you heard the hifiman 560?
post #2800 of 2891
With 50+ hours of burn in, I settled down this evening with a nice glass of Chardonnay, warmed up the Phonitor 2, and listened to the latest release on ECM Records by guitarist Wolfgang Muthspiel with drummer Brian Blade and acoustic bassist Larry Grenadier. Man what a treat. As always, the sound is superb. With more break in time since my last check, the 812's are beginning to break in real nice. I forgot how long these damn things take to really settle in. But at this point, it's all good. Acoustic bass is deep with tremendous detail of the plucked strings and the woody tone of the stand up bass. I can hear Larry humming with his solo deep in the background. Guitar, as expected, is clear yet smooth sounding. Mr Blade on drums is always something special, and he does not disappoint here. All in all, a beautifully realized work of jazz in the classic ECM mode. Excellent recording beautifully reproduced by the K812. It's good to back home.
post #2801 of 2891
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Originally Posted by macbob713 View Post

With 50+ hours of burn in, I settled down this evening with a nice glass of Chardonnay, warmed up the Phonitor 2, and listened to the latest release on ECM Records by guitarist Wolfgang Muthspiel with drummer Brian Blade and acoustic bassist Larry Grenadier. Man what a treat. As always, the sound is superb. With more break in time since my last check, the 812's are beginning to break in real nice. I forgot how long these damn things take to really settle in. But at this point, it's all good. Acoustic bass is deep with tremendous detail of the plucked strings and the woody tone of the stand up bass. I can hear Larry humming with his solo deep in the background. Guitar, as expected, is clear yet smooth sounding. Mr Blade on drums is always something special, and he does not disappoint here. All in all, a beautifully realized work of jazz in the classic ECM mode. Excellent recording beautifully reproduced by the K812. It's good to back home.

Happy for you, my friend! smily_headphones1.gif
post #2802 of 2891
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Originally Posted by kantana View Post
 

Looking for full size cans to connect directly to my AK240.  How is the K812 when used with the AK240?  Does it scale up when used with better dacs like the Hugo?  I'm using HD800 with the Hugo and love the sound but was looking for something more efficient to use with the AK240.  Let me know your views.

 

What do you think of the HD800 + Chord Hugo? I read that people find it thin sounding. (i'm interested in the Chord Hugo myself)

post #2803 of 2891

I find the HD800 sounds great out of the Hugo, adding an amp didn't really improve it except give you whatever flavor the amp supplies.  The Hugo gives enough drive to the HD800 for me, I prefer low to mid volumes with clarity and staging.  To me thin sounding would be driving the HD800 from a mobile phone where it's being underpowered.

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moje k812 zostały zastąpione nowymi :)

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Originally Posted by Rafu64 View Post
 

 

Congratulations. I must admit that I just gave my K812 back and returned to the HD800. The reason was that my K812 produced some annoying sibilants with some songs (e.g. Rolling in the deep from Adele). I have the impression that this is mainly due to the recording material. However, the K812 is a bit too bright by itself so it adds to the problem. I heard this effect with cymbals, too. I didn't notice it initially when I bought the K812. However, after a break-in time, the K812 got a tad too bright for my taste. It's still a very good headphone. Would have loved to keep them because I need a headphone for portable use. Still haven't found the ideal headphones...

Wow!

Not bright at all for me--even with the comparatively "bright" ß22 amp.  Just very transparent, detailed and resolving.

Listened to "Songs of the Sephardim" on the Dorian label last night--just excellent in every way.

Have you checked out the Martin Logan Mikros 90 headphones for portable use?


Edited by pataburd - 8/4/14 at 10:55am
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