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I'd like to motion for a thread move to Summit-fi, where these headphones belong.
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Originally Posted by SteveM324 View Post
 

Has anyone tried an aftermarket balanced cable with the K812?  Are any of the popular aftermarket cable producers making cables for this headphone.  I'm guessing a good copper cable would improve the 812's sound.   

 

what's wrong with the stock cable?  It's soft, light weight, non microphonic, rolls up into a small bundle for easy travel.  I would like a shorter version.  

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post #783 of 2948
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what's wrong with the stock cable?  It's soft, light weight, non microphonic, rolls up into a small bundle for easy travel.  I would like a shorter version.  

I know they're not even in the same category, but how is the tonal balance compared to the Focal Spirit Pro? Would you say it's just as neutral and well balanced?

post #784 of 2948

K812 is 10x more transparent than the SpiritPro.  I'm wishing for Focal Utopia headphones. ;)

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 I'd like to motion for a thread move to Summit-fi, where these headphones belong.

I second the propoal.

 

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 Originally Posted by SteveM324 View Post
 

Has anyone tried an aftermarket balanced cable with the K812? 

You would need to rewire the headphones to have neparate neutral wires out. i.e. a 4 pin connector instead of the 3 pin connector it has at the moment.

 

Or you could put a 2 pin connector as used in the HD800 in each cup and you could share cables between the two.

 

The other option is to hard wire the cable into the headphone with 4 wire cable.

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K812 is 10x more transparent than the SpiritPro.  I'm wishing for Focal Utopia headphones. ;)


Oh yeah. I bet it's 10 times more transparent. Haha. I was asking about the frequency response (tonality)

 

I'm only asking because I know you're a big Focal fan, and these headphones have redefinied the word "neutrality" for me. I've heard nothing like it. My HE-500/LCD-2 are more resolving yet I enjoy the Spirit Pro a lot for its balanced presentation.


Edited by M-13 - 1/28/14 at 8:12pm
post #787 of 2948

And, that is 10 subjective times more transparent, and YMMV.

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And you still think this is about soundproofed hotel room ?


Loop freak, you're a funny guy.  You do realize one must have a hotel room to sleep in whether they have the K812 or not right? So not sure what the hidden cost is unless you sleep on ths streets when you are on business trips, which I guess would be kind of funny. Haha.

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Do hotels come with K812's now?

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Do hotels come with K812's now?


Only the slummy ones. The 5-Star ones LoopFreak goes to come with $6,000 DAPs in plastic bags apparently....

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Only the slummy ones. The 5-Star ones LoopFreak goes to come with $6,000 DAPs in plastic bags apparently....

Where is this $6k DAP?

post #792 of 2948
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Wow that's very cool Jude. Haha. What case is that?...

 

@M-13, it's the SLAPPA HardBody PRO Headphone case, and it can be purchased at Amazon (click here to see it).

 

It can hold the HD 800, K812, TH900, and just about any other large headphone of a more standard shape (read: not Abyss or TakeT).

 

I've been using it for a while now, and it seems to offer a lot of protection. I almost always use these when carrying the HD 800, TH900, TH600, and D7000 as I'm not comfortable with the vulnerability of their hinges when using my standard (gasp!) Ziploc bags:

 

 

The Ziploc bag you see underneath the AK240 in the photo I posted earlier is to hold the K812's cable--unfortunately, the SLAPPA case doesn't include any cable storage mesh or separator.

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sometimes you just gotta make do with a slappa.
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How would you propose hooking up a balanced cable them?

 



I mistakenly thought that the K812 had dual entry cables.
post #795 of 2948
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@M-13, it's the SLAPPA HardBody PRO Headphone case, and it can be purchased at Amazon (click here to see it).

 

Hey Jude, Thanks!

 

(I actually own the Slappa case too. LOL. I bought it for my 7520, but I ended up just using the leather pouch it came with). I started throwing the 7520 and Spirit Pro in my bag without hard cases because they're built well. Not in ziplocks, but just in their respective pouches. Haha.

 

Now I know for sure that the K812 will fit in my case (I thought it might be the Slappa but wanted to ask anyway), so finally I'll have a use for them! I'm leaning hard on the getting the K812 (I want to be unchained from speaker amps). :D 

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