- Apr 11, 2008
It doesn't sound like 701 if that's help. It has plenty of mid-bass pressence - 701 isn't great with rock/pop type music because it doesn't has enough quantity of mid-bass. 701 also tends to be a touch bright and colder. Whereas 812 is actually quite neutral in a good way, neither warm or cold, not bright nor sharp. However, due to weak amp used (small lehmann, not the linear club), it can't even deliver the level of deep/ low bass like in 701. I guess you will have to wait till reviews with better source & amp set up to really tell what this headphone can do.