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post #721 of 2979

@MuppetFace

 

Many thanks for your impressions, what amp were used, if any? How deep low end goes? I think, that distance you were describing, can be solved with more upfront sounding amp, as K702 have that to, however depends from record to record.

 

Would you be so kind to post an pic from that crack please.

 

THX

post #722 of 2979
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I've had the K812 for a while now. At this risk of fueling the hype, I'll go ahead and say it: this is one of the best sounding dynamic headphones I've ever heard at any price. Period.

Funny, another experienced reviewer using nearly the same words as I did in my review even though it is not my absolute favourit.

Thank you MuppetFace for the nice write up.
post #723 of 2979
Great Review MuppetFace!
Especially the musicality is the region where the new AKG 812 shines compared to T1 and HD800. The highs are incredible smooth without missing anything. Also the impact is in my opinion amazing and it can hard hitting when it must. Better than the impact oft the T1.
post #724 of 2979
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Brilliant and helpful review. 

 

I'm not too surprised by them lacking impact compared to others, as this is defo an AKG trait. Big sense of space but with this comes distance. 

post #725 of 2979
Thread Starter 

Very easy to make a K812 review sounds like hype. It just sounds... right. It is hard to flaw when pretty much every other flagship out there have some pretty distinctive traits liking it or not. It is hard to make the K812 sounds offensive, even with a poor source and bad recording while still presenting the flaws up stream subtly, instead of murdering your ears in the process.

post #726 of 2979

K812 is definitely one of the best dynamic headphone in the world but for me not the best. For me it is still the HD800 but only by an eyelash.

Going back to the treble. I don't find the treble smoother on K812 compared to HD800. Sometimes (mostly highhats and cymbal) the treble from K812 are for me a little bit to sharp / harsh. But on the other hand piano and acustic guitar sounds awesome.

post #727 of 2979
great review muppet. shame about the crack tho. man i'd be so bummed about that. got my eye on this can tho. how do the highs and mids compare to the th900 which used to be a favourite of yours right? i got an issue with the th900's highs but really dig its dynamics and impact. guess the th900 wipes the floor with the k812 in the impact department?
Edited by up late - 1/25/14 at 7:41pm
post #728 of 2979

Awesome K812 review, Romy! We'll definitely be featuring that one on the homepage. I agree with you that it's a very special headphone.

post #729 of 2979
Thread Starter 

Have anyone seen K812 over in UK yet? They are everywhere in EU but don't seems to be here.

post #730 of 2979

So has it been released yet or still you know what? 

 

$1500?

post #731 of 2979

Great and thorough impressions :)

post #732 of 2979
don't think Tyll would agree with muppet that sean olive's work influenced the design of this can. wink.gif still wanna hear it for myself tho.

edit - there was a post before mine with measurements last time i looked - hmm...
Edited by up late - 1/27/14 at 12:24am
post #733 of 2979
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don't think Tyll would agree with muppet that sean olive's work influenced the design of this can. wink.gif still wanna hear it for myself tho.

edit - there was a post before mine with measurements last time i looked - hmm...

I don't agree too, because the treble of the K812 is hotter than the Olive-Welti Target.
post #734 of 2979

I disagree with the bass (wondering here especially since most people won't agree with you here, please check your replacement model for its bass again) and treble impressions. The treble is not smooth but still far from a PRO Ultrasones or a T90 (and still, the HD 800 has its own treble peak flavor, a toss-up in this case) while the bass presence, impact is noticably more/better than the HD 800. I agree on the extreme seperation and the superb imaging and soundstage. In general I consider the K812 more genre-proof than the HD 800 and ultimately (also thanks to its bottom end) much more universal if you also watch movies or game. 


Edited by Fegefeuer - 1/27/14 at 5:06am
post #735 of 2979
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I disagree with the bass (wondering here especially since most people won't agree with you here, please check your replacement model for its bass again) and treble impressions. The treble is not smooth but still far from a PRO Ultrasones or a T90 (and still, the HD 800 has its own treble peak flavor, a toss-up in this case) while the bass presence, impact is noticably more/better than the HD 800. I agree on the extreme seperation and the superb imaging and soundstage. In general I consider the K812 more genre-proof than the HD 800 and ultimately (also thanks to its bottom end) much more universal if you also watch movies or game. 

Fully agreement!

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