Excerpt: Headphone shoppers should never forget that sound quality should always be balanced with comfort. Sure, sound is the thing, but you’d be unwise to assume all headphones are equally comfy. I wish.
Summary: published on January 19, 2014
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This is basically a short mini-review of the AKG K712 from while I owned it for a few weeks in December...
Pros: Relatively natural sound, moderate clarity, open soundstage, controlled bass
Cons: Relative lack of low bass, lower mid-range, & high treble; amp-dependent performance
Summary: AKG K712 Pro Review
This is a review I have put off for a long time, I've owned the AKG K712 Pro for about a year now and have tried it on numerous systems. The source is a variety of uncompressed music files on the computer playing through Foobar2000.
Summary: Not quite a review but thought I'd quote my recent observations.
Originally Posted by Rob80b
Well the K712s showed up, just doing some preliminary comparison with my K701s with the bass port mod.
Pros: Smoother and much added bass over the previous K7xx series, warmer, great phone to chill out to.
Cons: Mini 3 pin XLR connector makes adding a balanced cable impractical for most.
Summary: One headphone for all people? I think the K712 tries very hard to please everyone and in doing this misses the boat in focusing on being the best at any one thing. Great headphones but it's not that simple! Well built but delicate.
Pros: Excellent, mostly neutral, full range sound, comfortable, detachable cable and replaceable ear pads
Cons: Delicate construction, expensive, need a high current amp with lots of headroom to sound their best
Excerpt: There are many reasons to have a really good set of monitoring headphones in the studio - we may need to work quietly because of noise constraints or perhaps we don't want to listen to the same set of speakers all day.
Summary: Called me crazy after I have had so much "not so good" experiences with AKG headphones, from K701 to recently K554, K501. My ears were badly hurt by recent ear infection but I still put my bet on this pair of headphones
They do not disappoint at all.
Summary: This review will compare between the two semi-flagship headphones from two companies; The K712 headphones from AKG, and the HD700 from Sennheiser.
"Expect and discover. The perfection."
-box art from AKG K712's packaging
"The HD700 Truly excite your ears.
Pros: balanced sound with not-really-harsh treble and Three-Dimensional soundstage.
Cons: Power hungry hungry hippo headphones, picky about amp?
Summary: This will be a somewhat compact review and comparison to the HiFiMAN HE-400, they're roughly the same price around here. Starting with some pictures.
While I don't consider accessories that important I guess I should mention them.
Summary: 6-7 hour impressions. I will update/edit this more as I listen to it more. If you don't like this please GET OUT!!!.
These are only impressions vs the bass port modded Q701.
Slightly fuller sounding in the mids than the Q701m. Barely audible.
Pros: warm sound, neutral, comfortable, more bass than stock Q701. Good all-rounder.