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post #436 of 2854
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Originally Posted by money4me247 View Post

lol the k813 is the first pair of headphones tested?

I didn't mean that literally: The fellow guessed about how they all sound based on the measurements. If he hasn't actually listened to them, he can't be said to have reviewed them. No more "virtual listening," please.
post #437 of 2854
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Originally Posted by nehcrow View Post
 


Fostex TH900, Stax SR009, Grado PS1000 are all there bro, look a little closer

 

OK, i opened up that presentation file and saw the other top cans.

 

A few ratings I do concur as I owned those models.  SR-009, HE-60 and LCD-3.

Frankly, LCD-3 does not belong in the league with the other two.

If LCD-3 is an A+, then the SR-009 and HE-60 are AAA

 

I had the HD-800 now for over 3.5 years.  I have the devil's edition, serial # 666.

I have used over 6 top amps with it over this time.  I think the best amp for it is a tube amp and it sounds wonderful and powerful with the Cary 300 SEI using Western Electric 300B output tubes.

Again, the HD-800 is not an A+, in the same ballpark as the top stats.  It is possible that the HD-800 is as good as the LCD-3.  It's more comfortable, but this presentation isn't about that.

 

What makes this presentation garbage to me is the grade of D for the TH-900 and F for ED10.

 

The Fostex is at least as good as the HD-800 and the ED10 has its place.

post #438 of 2854

The rules were clearly defined at the start of the presentation.

 

The rules are designed around the goal of being Flagship Level Reference Headphones, rather than headphones you enjoy the sound of. Of course some of the headphones did poorly because they weren't designed to be Flagship Level Reference Headphones, some of them did poorly and they were meant to be Flagship Level Reference Headphones.


Edited by TenMoonsNorth - 12/23/13 at 2:10am
post #439 of 2854

Just as a reminder, this thread is about the AKG K812. Let's get it back on topic.

post #440 of 2854
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Originally Posted by Roronoa View Post
 


*$1590 for the HD800's  - At Addicted to Audio and Headphonic.

 

$2099 for the AKG K812 ~ Marked from an original $2599 pricing I believe. At A2A, and also quoted on as $2599 on Headphonics forum.

 

 

 

A2A and Headphonic are the minority two, all other Melbourne retailers stock them for $2000. Trust me, I've been around town and I've seen the prices.

post #441 of 2854

What about the build quality of K812 ?  Is the cable sturdy ?  Are the pads made of real leather ?

post #442 of 2854

Not real leather just flux leather (with 'D' shape cups). Built wise seems nice from my quick demo. Cable itself is quite thin similar to 701's.


Edited by SleepyOne - 12/23/13 at 7:35am
post #443 of 2854

FritzS, can you please tell if the K812 pads fit the K70x series? Thanks! :k701smile:

post #444 of 2854

Very doubtful 

post #445 of 2854
I hope everybody Enjoy the k812!happy listening and happy Christmas Holidays to all my Fans!REGARDS NOMAX:p
post #446 of 2854
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Originally Posted by Nomax View Post

I hope everybody Enjoy the k812!happy listening and happy Christmas Holidays to all my Fans!REGARDS NOMAX:p

I'm sure like only 3-5 people that have posted in this thread actually own the cans.   It seems like the majority of people wouldn't consider buying them either.... Happy Holidays to you too though.

post #447 of 2854
So to my EARS the K812 Sounds Great and it's a good headphone(but for the offical Price of this headphones they are NOT GOOD ENOUGH!!)my Favorite is TH 900!

Little Secret and pre Information from me too you Guys for Second half 2014 is: IT'S NOT A TRICK! IT'S A .....!
Regards NOMAX
Edited by Nomax - 12/24/13 at 3:29am
post #448 of 2854
You guys are so funny . . . Tyll comes up with his measurements . . . And headfiers (as always) begin to claim, that its a bad sounding phone and the hd800 is sooooo much better . . . Because of the measurements, of course ;D without hearing the k812! XD

You guys should posts on a forum for science & technics and not music/headphones. A phone is good, when your ears like the sound . . . Not when its good on paper. Highend listeners nowdays seem like the technical measurements more than the music, the sound itself.

Shame om you all. Yes, now is the time to kneel down in the corner and be ashamed.
post #449 of 2854

What a load of tripe....

There was no bagging the phones except for price until tyll posted that they sounded "tizzy", and then the fun began................

He listened to them before he measured them.

post #450 of 2854
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Originally Posted by Natsukawa View Post

You guys are so funny . . . Tyll comes up with his measurements . . . And headfiers (as always) begin to claim, that its a bad sounding phone and the hd800 is sooooo much better . . . Because of the measurements, of course ;D without hearing the k812! XD

You guys should posts on a forum for science & technics and not music/headphones. A phone is good, when your ears like the sound . . . Not when its good on paper. Highend listeners nowdays seem like the technical measurements more than the music, the sound itself.

Shame om you all. Yes, now is the time to kneel down in the corner and be ashamed.

 

I listened to both head-to-head when trying to determine which one to take, and I went for HD800. I'm not saying that the K812 is bad, it has its place and its own pros & cons just like other cans, but to my ears it's just not transparent enough. Of course, I'm new to this and to this date I still seek a review done by someone with much more experience than me comparing both head-to-head.

 

I've never seen the measurements of the K812 when comparing them, and to be honest, I sometimes find myself questioning whether did I made the right choice or not. I still find myself getting reminded by the character of the K812 and sometimes missing it.

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