AKG's new K872?
Mar 29, 2016 at 8:11 AM Post #4 of 526

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Nice! I might buy these since I don't have a closed headphone yet.

Since these headphones will cost $1000+ probably, I hope they got better THD than the AKG K812 hopefully.
 
Mar 29, 2016 at 4:26 PM Post #6 of 526

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The AKG K872 has been removed from the website? 
 
Mar 29, 2016 at 7:15 PM Post #7 of 526

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May be that was a mistake putting that on the website first.  I did a search quickly before and found no press release at all.  It is quite unusual to launch a high end product without telling anyone.  So I imagine it will be back later.
 
The HD800 and K812 is an interesting one.  I don't like the sound signature of either, HD800 is very clean but a little lean.  The K812's extra bass helps with imaging and is a bit more fun.  If I have to choose between the two I'd pick the K812.  This is purely personal taste and the matching of my amps.  Although I have to say the HD800 goes really well with the EF6 from Hifiman.
 
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As high end closed backs go, the Beyer DT1770 has been impressing the heck out of me. Using the Grace M9xx. Hitting a sweet spot. :heart_eyes:

And so the upgrade continues, DT 1770 owner here, sound is quite good, but the K872 looks even more comfortable and balanced cable :D
 
Mar 30, 2016 at 3:39 AM Post #10 of 526

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I agree, it was probably a mistake that it ended up on the website. Probably we will see a press release soon and then it will be back up on the site.
 
Mar 30, 2016 at 4:48 AM Post #12 of 526

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As high end closed backs go, the Beyer DT1770 has been impressing the heck out of me. Using the Grace M9xx. Hitting a sweet spot. :heart_eyes:

Agreed, the DT 1770 is amazing. Favorite Beyer currently made, though haven't heard the T5p Second Gen yet, familiar with the T1 Second Gen though. Love the musicality, dynamics, clarity, and how good the tonality is. I personally prefer closed-back headphones sonically given they are designed well. But this headphone really intrigues me, AKG and Beyer are my favorite dynamic headphone makers. 
 
Apr 4, 2016 at 12:50 PM Post #13 of 526

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  Looks like a closed-back K812


Indeed K872 is a closed version looks like similar to the open K812!
 
I think more information coming soon
 
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I can live with single ended, but I can't live with the flat ribbon cable running between the left and right ear cup. I hope AKG will replace the ribbon cable with something else more solid.
 
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