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So after getting really into IEMs lately I took a break and tried the K812 and it was like :basshead:  (Holy Hell!)  completely blows away TOTL universal IEMs (SE846/IE800). rofl :D

 

I listened for several hours as usual (only intended to do a quick listen), and they sounded heavenly: completely well-balanced from top to bottom (nothing sticks out or dips), well extended to bleeding edges of bass and treble, super super detailed without being cold or analytical, punchy (dynamic slam), transparent/clear beyond what's reasonable (the transient speed is like beyond fast, these drivers and pumping at the speed of light and can stop on a dime to change direction, makes BA sound slow). Basically it was so perfect I was wondering what was the point of the rest of my headphones/iems... I should stop being lazy and build a proper desktop rig for them... 

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All recording have noise and artifacts, some are meant to be heard and some are not. Especially during the analogue days, there were lots of hums, electrical, punch in, editing noises etc, which were hidden by the background noise of tapes or vinyl records because of the lack of signal to noise ratio. Digital recordings have too but with the advance in digital plugin etc, it is possible to remove most of it. The thing with HD800 is that they are so detailed that they can sometimes exaggerate those noise whuch wouldn't normally be heard, not even with studio monitors. Whether it's a good thing or not depends on the person.
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I haven't heard any of the extra noise you claim. In fact, I haven't heard any noise at all.
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So after getting really into IEMs lately I took a break and tried the K812 and it was like basshead.gif   (Holy Hell!)  completely blows away TOTL universal IEMs (SE846/IE800). rofl biggrin.gif

I listened for several hours as usual (only intended to do a quick listen), and they sounded heavenly: completely well-balanced from top to bottom (nothing sticks out or dips), well extended to bleeding edges of bass and treble, super super detailed without being cold or analytical, punchy (dynamic slam), transparent/clear beyond what's reasonable (the transient speed is like beyond fast, these drivers and pumping at the speed of light and can stop on a dime to change direction, makes BA sound slow). Basically it was so perfect I was wondering what was the point of the rest of my headphones/iems... I should stop being lazy and build a proper desktop rig for them... 
Welcome back, M-13! smily_headphones1.gif
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Welcome back, M-13! smily_headphones1.gif

Yes indeed!
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I wonder if anyone has 812's in Dallas/Fort Worth area. If yes, give me a shout!

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Tonight I felt like a little classical music, so I pulled out a recent recording of the Britten String Quartets, 1,2 and 3, by the Takas Quartet. Anyone out there who thinks the K812 isn't suitable for this type of music needs to hear this. The strings are sweet and amazingly detailed, with a lightness and a real sense of air. You van hear the Rosen on the strings and the body of each instrument. Soundstaging is fantastic, with the quartet arrayed across the front. Each one is exactly reproduced in its own space, yet the aural presentation is is precise and extremely musical. Sound is rich and warm yet clear and detailed. Absolutely beautiful.
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Tonight I felt like a little classical music, so I pulled out a recent recording of the Britten String Quartets, 1,2 and 3, by the Takas Quartet. Anyone out there who thinks the K812 isn't suitable for this type of music needs to hear this. The strings are sweet and amazingly detailed, with a lightness and a real sense of air. You van hear the Rosen on the strings and the body of each instrument. Soundstaging is fantastic, with the quartet arrayed across the front. Each one is exactly reproduced in its own space, yet the aural presentation is is precise and extremely musical. Sound is rich and warm yet clear and detailed. Absolutely beautiful.

Nice ! I'm a huge fan of the Britten quartets ( along with pretty much everything else he wrote!) I  have the Akg K501 so am obviously interested in the K812s.

How does the Britten differ when listened through your HD800s? and which works best with your SPL Phonitor2 (  for classical music only) as this is  an amp I'm also interested in.

Thanks!

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Nice ! I'm a huge fan of the Britten quartets ( along with pretty much everything else he wrote!) I  have the Akg K501 so am obviously interested in the K812s.
How does the Britten differ when listened through your HD800s? and which works best with your SPL Phonitor2 (  for classical music only) as this is  an amp I'm also interested in.
Thanks!

Well first off the Phonitor 2 is a killer amp, and everything sounds as good as the recording itself, the source and the headphones. Of all the amps I've owned, the Phonitor is my favorite. I haven't listened to the HD800 for awhile, and I haven't compared the two with this disc. The reason being that in a number of comparisons I have generally preferred the K812. I also have the K500 and I really enjoy it with my iPod, but the K812 just takes music to a whole another level.
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Has anyone tried the K812 with the Senn amp (HDVD800 / HDVA600)? There's currently a sale on a K812 at my local audio shop (30% cheaper than the HD800), and while I'm sure it would make for a great portable headphone connected directly to my phone, I wonder whether the Senn amp's 43ohm output impedance would hinder it from driving the phones optimally. Also, would the SE only connection be a huge disadvantage over dual-entry headphones that can go balanced?

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