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post #406 of 1751
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How do they sound in comparison to the AKG K812 since all the positive reviews have caught my interest in these headphones? I haven't seen them in any stores yet. Hopefully I don't have comfort issues. 

To my ears they are more flat than the K812.

 

The K812 is not bad, and sound well balanced too, but nothing really is as flat/neutral as the FSP.

 

One thing, the K812 is more resolving/transparent with faster transient response and decay, but then again it's also $1500 so...

post #407 of 1751
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To my ears they are more flat than the K812.

 

The K812 is not bad, and sound well balanced too, but nothing really is as flat/neutral as the FSP.

 

One thing, the K812 is more resolving/transparent with faster transient response and decay, but then again it's also $1500 so...

Nice, sounds like I should pick up a pair of these Focal Spirit headphones then. :)

 

Is the comfort really that bad what I have been reading? 

post #408 of 1751
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Is the comfort really that bad what I have been reading? 

For some yeah. Most definitely

 

For others (like me). No...

 

so I think it really depends on the person. They're so comfortable for me that I can just wear them to sleep, and I do sometimes. I fall asleep listening to them in bed.

 

According to people who have issues: Really hard clamp + not enough cushion on top + Tiny ear cup holes for ears.

 

So buyer beware. On a brighter note the sound is AMAZING.:p

post #409 of 1751

Hey I think you would like the zmf v.1 its similar to the tuning of the Focal spirit pro.

 

 

QUESTION

 

What does this sound like with a fiio e12. I had this headphone but Fiio house sound is always a little thick and I want bass boost for the Pro if I buy it again. I think I am making myself back to these again. I need a portable. 

 

I dont understand how everyone says they are analytical and hard to listen to for a long time. 

post #410 of 1751

what is the comfort of the classic and professional like compared to the vmoda m100's?

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... 10 min in ... They are a keeper ... More later smily_headphones1.gif
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This and the pandora vi are the most missed hp's I have ever purchased and sold.
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This and the pandora vi are the most missed hp's I have ever purchased and sold.


why did you sell it?

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I can't remember I don't rem what I purchased after
Edited by grizzlybeast - 4/14/14 at 11:01am
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I can't remember I don't rem what I purchased after


:)  ok, i actually want either these or the classics, gonna try if i can audition them both tommorow.

 

They seem like they would be a good addition to my m100's

post #416 of 1751
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This and the pandora vi are the most missed hp's I have ever purchased and sold.
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I can't remember I don't rem what I purchased after

You were delusional and crazy. You need to rebuy. :evil:

post #417 of 1751
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... 10 min in ... They are a keeper ... More later smily_headphones1.gif


Nice! Haha

 

I remember my first 10 mins I was like WTF this is AMAZING => :L3000:

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Nice! Haha

 

I remember my first 10 mins I was like WTF this is AMAZING => :L3000:


any of you tried the classics yet?

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smily_headphones1.gif  ok, i actually want either these or the classics, gonna try if i can audition them both tommorow.

They seem like they would be a good addition to my m100's

I had the chance to audition the Classic for about 15 minutes at the Montreal Audio Show a few weeks ago and out of my DX50 they sounded very good to me. They have a very smooth sound a bit laid back. Today I've received the Pro and I've been listening to them for the pass 2 hours and I like them very much. I found the sound to be more engaging. The are very clear and clean but with an amazing punch in the bass. I'm lucky because they fit my head and ears no problem so comfort is not an issue for me. I have to admit that the Classic are worth the extra $50 for the look and finish but for the sound if you like more engaging ( some said aggressive but I do not find them aggressive ) the FSP are a treat. I have not done a direct comparison with my 7520 but so far from memory the bass is more controlled I think and the presentation stage is wider on the Pro for sure.

Note: for the people that would like better comfort I've tried the Beyerdynamic snap on headband and it fit on the Pro.
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I had the chance to audition the Classic for about 15 minutes at the Montreal Audio Show a few weeks ago and out of my DX50 they sounded very good to me. They have a very smooth sound a bit laid back. Today I've received the Pro and I've been listening to them for the pass 2 hours and I like them very much. I found the sound to be more engaging. The are very clear and clean but with an amazing punch in the bass. I'm lucky because they fit my head and ears no problem so comfort is not an issue for me. I have to admit that the Classic are worth the extra $50 for the look and finish but for the sound if you like more engaging ( some said aggressive but I do not find them aggressive ) the FSP are a treat. I have not done a direct comparison with my 7520 but so far from memory the bass is more controlled I think and the presentation stage is wider on the Pro for sure.

Note: for the people that would like better comfort I've tried the Beyerdynamic snap on headband and it fit on the Pro.


funny thing is, where i live the fsp is more expansive than the classics :D

 

thanks for your impressions, sounds like i'd prefer the fsp over the classics.

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