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AKG K812

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The AKG K812 is a new flagship headphone designed for music professionals. With the intention of delivering the most pure and natural sound possible the K 812 will empower you to experience the smallest sonic details with the most accurate balance for mixing, mastering as well as music production. 


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Product Features:

  • Sophisticated open-back technology reduces reflections for accurate imaging and natural sound
  • Ultra-lightweight two layer voice coil for superior impulse response and extended frequency range up to 54 kHz
  • Enhanced sensitivity for superior performance from any audio source

What's In The Box:

  • AKG K812 headphones
  • premium wooden headphone stand

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Specifications:

  • Balanced: No
  • Condition: New
  • Manufacturer Warranty: 2 years
  • Sensitivity: 110dB
  • Headphone Type: Full Size
  • Weight: 390 g.
  • Impedance @ 1kHz: 36
  • Detachable Cable: Yes
  • Cord Length: 10 ft
  • Cord Type: Straight Left-Side
  • Coupler Size: Large
  • Ear Coupler Type: Full-Size
  • Driver Type: Dynamic
  • Acoustic Seal: Open

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Re-defining the State of the Art
Posted by Audio Supremus from Hong Kong on 2014-02-17

Recommend Product: Yes
Pros: Awesome life-like sound.
Cons: Not for casual use. Requires top flight source and amplification to bring out its' potential

This is the best headphone I have ever heard or used. I also own the Sennheiser HD-800 and HD-650, the Fostex TH-900, the Audeze LCD-XC, the Audio Technica W5000 and ESW-10 JPN, the Denon AHD-7000 and AHD-7100, and of course AKG's K701 and K702. The AKG K812 is superior to all of the above. It is the most accurate and neutral transducer currently available. ( Exception: I have not heard or owned the Sennheiser Orpheus or the Stax SR-009. )

When you hear music through the K812 with the proper source and amplification, you can put aside all the usual jargon such as Treble, Mid-range, Bass, Spatial Imaging, Transparency, Scale and Dynamics, etc, etc. That's because the sound that comes out of the K812 is so breathtakingly lifelike, you will be immediately drawn into the music and transported to its' venue.

However, the K812 demands the absolute best in ancillary equipment in order to perform right. Plugging into an iPad or MP3 player simply will not do. Nor will most portable amp set-up unless its' circuitry is strongly biased into Class-A with good current drive.

Compared to the AKG K701 and K702, the K812 is vastly superior. What is more is that while the K701 and K702 cannot play very loud ( the bass becomes woolly ), you can really crank up the volume with the K812 and its' sound remains effortless.

Compared to the K812, the Sennheiser HD-800 and much more so the HD-650 sound euphonic and overly mellow-sounding, the Audeze LCD-XC sounds lean and at times uneven, the Fostex TH-900's bass sounds over-damped and dis-jointed from the rest of the sonic spectrum, the Audio Technica's sounds colored and artificial, and the Denon AHD-7100 sounds closed-in and monotone. The dis-continued AHD-7000 is the only headphone out of this group that can also project a similar sense of grandeur and sonic realism, albeit tonally less neutral/flat and with a smaller sound stage.

Overall, one can argue the K812 has no peers and is justifiably highly recommended.


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