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post #916 of 2949
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Well.. when it's your only source of audio, you tend to wear them a lot...
post #917 of 2949
The paint durability is indeed an issue on the HD800's though.
post #918 of 2949
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Originally Posted by paulchiu View Post

6 to 8 hours a day?  Is this you?

 

What's wrong with wearing a headphone for 6~8 hours a day? I do it regularly, and sometimes hit 12 hours a day on holidays.

post #919 of 2949
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Originally Posted by M-13 View Post
 


Nah, that's nothing. I listen to all my cans while sitting on the toilet and also while I shower. I put a plastic bag over my head to prevent water damage, but my hair smells really bad cuz I haven't washed it in 3 years and sometimes it's hard to breathe.

 

Note to self: Don't buy any of M-13's headphones :D;)

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Guys...

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Ok back on topic before Currawong puts on the steel capped boots and rips out the 40 inch leather studded whips.

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Ok back on topic before Currawong puts on the steel capped boots and rips out the 40 inch leather studded whips.

Does he wear those 6-8 hours a day, you think?
post #923 of 2949
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Does he wear those 6-8 hours a day, you think?

 

I don't know are they flaking?

post #924 of 2949
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Originally Posted by MuppetFace View Post

Posted a small update to my impressions.

The Black Diamond prototype from ECP Audio is an amazing companion to the K812. Provides a bit more sense of weight at the expense of a little air, but keeps the sound wide open.
How does the black diamond compare to the L-2?
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I've been listening to the 812 all weekend, running the Asgard 2. I first was using the low impedance switch, but I switched to high and the 812 just sounded fuller, with more presence and detail.
The Asgard 2 pairs great with these. I played quite a few SACD's and the sound was just incredible. On Patricia Barbers Companion disc, the 812 delivered a you are there expirence. The bass was very deep and clean.,her vocals felt like she was here singing in the room. The band was awesome in every way.
On Elvis is Back!, a classic lp from 1960, remastered to SACD, THE KING Sounded suberb. I listened to the new cd by the Takas Quartet, the Britten String Quartets, and the 812 delivered a perfect sound stage. Each instrument was clearly defined, the music was very involving and perfectly articulated in a very natural sounding presentation. Next up was the Chick Corea Electric Band on the Vigil cd. Drums cracked, electric bass throbbed ,cymbal work clear and clean. Piano sounds totally natural.
As I said in an earlier post, these phones sound like excellent speakers. Extremely musical and just fun to listen to. Very detailed without the analytical approach of the HD800, which I also listen to all the time.
post #926 of 2949
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Originally Posted by x838nwy View Post


Does he wear those 6-8 hours a day, you think?


Only whenever he puts on his commemorative head-fi administrator codpiece and descends into the dungeons of Sound Science.

 

Speaking of the K812 for a change, while I haven't caught up on the rest of this thread and might be simply echoing the opinion, this really seems like an iterative evolutionary step in AKG design rather than the bold overhaul some of us were hoping for. They can certainly count on the merits of the K4/5/6/7xx models to provide the superb soundstage and resolution, though a few peculiarities of the basic design remain, namely the gradually worsening harmonic distortion in the bass and the problematic area around the major bump of the compensation curve. The measurements do look better in the bass and slightly more conservative in the midrange. I agree with Tyll about the impulse response being a bit foreboding, perhaps indicative of some resonances. Then again this is a new model and we've no measurements of unit-to-unit variations.

 

I liked this design from the K400 on, though the resolution went through a major upgrade around the K601 and K701, at the price of a forward-mid tonality (and likely at least partially because of it). If this is a more refined take on the K7xx then I'm all for it, except for the price :confused_face:. Sorry but when Sennheiser aimed at this pricing with a flagship I think they were more ambitious and ultimately more successful in pushing the state of the art. Still better than the Beyer Teslas. And after all, I haven't even heard the 812 yet, so I'm going from an educated guess based on the first impressions and Tyll's measurements.

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The K812 is a big leap forward from the K712, the last update on the 7xx series. I owned the K702, and have the Q701 and 712, but the 812 is the culmination of these efforts and presents a significantly improved sound signature. Are they worth the inflated price, probably not. But they sound damn good and I'm going to permanently retire the other 7 serie cans I own.
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We've read some reviews here describing K812 as neutral, professional studio equipment and others describing it as not really analytical, more for personal enjoyment.
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It's subjective, no two sides of a single product will come together and agree, you'll always have lovers and admirable fans and have the haters on the other side. You take it or leave it. Let your ears be the judge but just don't be a snob and state your own opinion as if it is a fact.

post #930 of 2949
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Originally Posted by DefQon View Post

It's subjective, no two sides of a single product will come together and agree, you'll always have lovers and admirable fans and have the haters on the other side. You take it or leave it. Let your ears be the judge but just don't be a snob and state your own opinion as if it is a fact.

There's usually a consensus, and I don't attribute that to bias. Maybe it's too early for that, but we've had some contradictory impressions and reviews so far of the sort I mentioned.

So let me ask: Has anyone with considerable professional studio experience tried these yet? If so, what do you think of them? Do you see yourself using them at work? Why these and not another model?
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