AKG K812 Pro

Discussion in 'High-end Audio Forum' started by ra97or, Oct 10, 2013.
  1. davidjo_
    Just got my first pair of audiophile headphones and theyre the k812s!

    Currently just running straight from comp and phone atm while i wait for my amp dac (mayflower arc) to arrive.

    Never heard so much detail from music before!
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  2. Muinarc
    Congrats on obtaining new levels of sound quality! I hope you enjoy them.
  3. Quadfather
    I hope hearing the K812s from the Questyle QP1R is in this head-fi member's future.
  4. MozartMan1201
    You have excellent taste. I am an AKG guy all my life, starting with 240's in college to 702's a couple years ago. But once I heard the 812 I could not go back to 702! I go to the symphony/opera several times a month and the 812 is the next best thing to a live concert.

    It sounds good on any headphone jack, but AMAZING with a dedicated dac/tube amp setup like the one I have.
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  5. timbukktwo
    (Matez here on HeadFi)

    Check out:
    'Forza AudioWorks Impressions Thread' here on HeadFi from page 95 and on for all my detailed remarks. Work through those pages to find what I chose to get, etc.

    (I apologize for the large and bold letters; I don't know how to edit what I didn't choose to begin with!)
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2017
  6. plakat
    Due to lucky circumstances I happen to own both. The K872 sounds incredibly open for a really closed headphone (it isolates really well), has more bass, a bit toned down treble. Some like it better with the foam disk removed (covering parts of the driver), adding back a bit more treble. I left it as is.
    Putting on the K872 feels a bit like plugging your ears shut, but the feeling subsides after a short time. Otherwise comfort is at the same high level.

    While my desire is only for a shorter cable, this might fit both requirements:

    I've not (yet) ordered it, so I can't comment in build quality or service.
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  7. plakat
    Thats a very high level to start with, Congratulations!
    Don't let the upgrade bug bite you, this is a really excellent headphone that should serve you well for many years to come.
  8. ChisChas
    QP2R perlease..........Don't start the guy off at a disadvantage .........Only kidding.........As long as the DAP is a Questyle!
    Last edited: Oct 19, 2017
  9. davidjo_
    I probably wont ever purchase the qp2r since ill only be using the k812s at the computer through spotify.

    cant wait for my mayflower arc amp/dac to arrive! hopefully it improves the sound quality
  10. Quadfather
    Quality time with the AKG K812s. I got these to sound sublime on Lotoo Paw Gold Diana once I figured out the PMEQ.

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  11. Muinarc
    Where did you choose to EQ them? They have a sharp peak around 6khz (about 3dB) and a dip at 4.5khz (around 4dB), if you flatten those out you might get good results.
  12. bosiemoncrieff
    I have Sonarworks, and will use them with and without EQ when I go to the AKG Flagship store in New York in February.
  13. MacedonianHero Contributor
    The peak on these in the treble is less "troublesome" to my ears over the HD800 FWIW.
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  14. Muinarc
    For sure, I think the k812 is fine out of the box, and I'm a purist when it comes to eq. I don't make it a habit of keeping gear the only works for me if I eq, it's why I don't own an hd800 :p

    .... but, if one was to play with eq on the 812, the 6kHz bump is a good place to start :)

    I'm guessing the reason the 812 bump isn't much of an issue is it's small, and sharp (covers small freq range), whereas the hd800 is more of a broad bump and as evidenced by the mods, exacerbated by ear cup reverb/reflections.
  15. MacedonianHero Contributor
    Could very well be...plus the added bass might make the recording come off as less bright overall?

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