Originally Posted by Maxvla
It's not a small concession, but if you are used to the planars, you aren't as sensitive to it as I am.
Well, I used to be but that very reason is the why I've moved away from them. By small, I'm referring more to the degree in which the soundstage presentation may be inferior to the HD800. If it's only to a slight degree, then it could be a fair compromise for my tastes at least. But if on the level of most planars, AT's, and grado's then not a chance. But I would assume it be one of the better headphones in that regard.
That, and from what I've read from you for awhile, your not exactly one to throw out excessive positive opinions or excess hype, so even the faint praise carries some weight to me.
In fact, my current K712 does very well in soundstage presentation as well as overall balance and it seems they've managed to tweak the 7 series platform to it's limits, and it's an excellent value for the price, albeit not quite on the same level of the top flagships. I'm hoping the impressions of the HE-560 will yield better in this regard, as their single sided design is supposed to yield a more open and airy sound.
For the time being I think the K812 is now at the top of my must hear list, followed by the HE-560.
Edited by JWahl - 1/27/14 at 8:19pm