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post #961 of 4053
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Originally Posted by TheDuke990 View Post

 

That's definitively not true ! Maybe Tyll has clean his ears first ;)

 

What do his ears have to do with the measurements?

post #962 of 4053

:beerchug:

post #963 of 4053
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Originally Posted by pietcux View Post

From Inner Fidelity February 2014 update:

AKG K812 - Sigh. A lot of things to admire in these headphones, but the measurements aren't one of them. Significant ringing; low bass and low treble distortion; polarity inversion. I wanted to like them, really I did, but no, no review.

When *he* likes something that measures badly, he'll claim "it sounds much better than it measures."
post #964 of 4053
I have not heard any ringing or distortion on mine either.
post #965 of 4053

Very true.

Tyll does not have everyman's ears or taste.  He used to stick with graphs, stats and measurements.  These days, frequency response graphs that look smooth he interprets with subjective terms like tizzy.

 

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Originally Posted by Claritas View Post


When *he* likes something that measures badly, he'll claim "it sounds much better than it measures."
post #966 of 4053
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Originally Posted by paulchiu View Post

These days, frequency response graphs that look smooth he interprets with subjective terms like tizzy.

The graph looks yucky. I never disagreed with that.
Edited by Claritas - 2/4/14 at 4:31pm
post #967 of 4053

I'm thinking Bricasti M1 -> Schiit Ragnarok -> K812, but I'm weird like that.  Maybe a pair of LS50s hanging off the back of the Schiit, purely for the visual thrill - cmon Jason, back to work matey !  ;)

post #968 of 4053
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Originally Posted by paulchiu View Post
 

Very true.

Tyll does not have everyman's ears or taste.  He used to stick with graphs, stats and measurements.  These days, frequency response graphs that look smooth he interprets with subjective terms like tizzy.

 

Graphs don't tell the whole story. You have to listen to the headphones. Source and gear also factor in.

 

Yes, we have different tastes, preferences and criteria for what is good sound.

post #969 of 4053
Amen to that, brother.
post #970 of 4053

I received my AKG K812 yesterday. I will say that it plays very well on the HM 802 (on standard card) and the HM 901 (on minibox card) - no issues with the sig sounding breathless. Deep resonance, smooth trebles and mids, good imaging, great details and solid bass when called for. In fact, I can't yet discern that the sound is in any way wanting as compared to when I ran it out of my Bencmark DAC1 last evening. But what is clear is that this can appreciates driving power. It sounds anaemic out of my iPhone (which I listened to when I first received it) airy and with no resonance or depth.

 

My only concern is the detachable cable is the same feeble one AKG used with the K702... Is there any aftermarket cables available at this stage? If the K812 sounds so good with the stock cable, I can't imagine what it will sound like with a good cable. :)

post #971 of 4053
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Originally Posted by Kiats View Post

 

My only concern is the detachable cable is the same feeble one AKG used with the K702... Is there any aftermarket cables available at this stage? If the K812 sounds so good with the stock cable, I can't imagine what it will sound like with a good cable. :)

 

If it's the same, why not use an aftermarket for K702?

post #972 of 4053
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Originally Posted by Kiats View Post
 

I received my AKG K812 yesterday. I will say that it plays very well on the HM 802 (on standard card) and the HM 901 (on minibox card) - no issues with the sig sounding breathless. Deep resonance, smooth trebles and mids, good imaging, great details and solid bass when called for. In fact, I can't yet discern that the sound is in any way wanting as compared to when I ran it out of my Bencmark DAC1 last evening. But what is clear is that this can appreciates driving power. It sounds anaemic out of my iPhone (which I listened to when I first received it) airy and with no resonance or depth.

 

My only concern is the detachable cable is the same feeble one AKG used with the K702... Is there any aftermarket cables available at this stage? If the K812 sounds so good with the stock cable, I can't imagine what it will sound like with a good cable. :)


Nice impressions. I'm excited to receive in a couple of days.

 

I exchanged e-mails wth Drew of Moon Audio and he's working on a cable for the K812. It's not done yet though...

post #973 of 4053
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Originally Posted by Kiats View Post
 

I received my AKG K812 yesterday. I will say that it plays very well on the HM 802 (on standard card) and the HM 901 (on minibox card) - no issues with the sig sounding breathless. Deep resonance, smooth trebles and mids, good imaging, great details and solid bass when called for. In fact, I can't yet discern that the sound is in any way wanting as compared to when I ran it out of my Bencmark DAC1 last evening. But what is clear is that this can appreciates driving power. It sounds anaemic out of my iPhone (which I listened to when I first received it) airy and with no resonance or depth.

 

My only concern is the detachable cable is the same feeble one AKG used with the K702... Is there any aftermarket cables available at this stage? If the K812 sounds so good with the stock cable, I can't imagine what it will sound like with a good cable. :)

Peter at Doublehelixcables.com has had one available for awhile.

post #974 of 4053
The connector is different, I believe.
post #975 of 4053

that is not the point.

 

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Originally Posted by Beagle View Post
 

 

Graphs don't tell the whole story. You have to listen to the headphones. Source and gear also factor in.

 

Yes, we have different tastes, preferences and criteria for what is good sound.

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