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AKG K-812

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Reference Headphones

  • Open-back
  • Circumaural
  • Dynamic
  • Impedance: 36 ohms
  • SPL: 110 dB
  • Frequency range: 5-54000 Hz
  • Max. input level: 300 mW
  • Detachable cable, single cable guide
  • Cable length: 3 m
  • LEMO connector and gold-plated 3.5 mm jack
  • Weight with cable: 455 g
  • Weight without cable: 402 g
  • Incl. stand made of real wood
Design Over-Ear
System Open
Impedance 36 Ohms
Frequency range 5 Hz – 54000 Hz
Adapter Yes
Replacable Cable Yes
Marrone/Argento Black
available since December 2013
Item number 328776
Frequency range min. 5 Hz
Frequency range max. 54000 Hz
Max. SPL 110 dB
Sensitivity 110 dB
Type Of Connector Mini Jack
Weight 402 g
Replaceable Cable 1
Color Black
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Amazing Sound, very comfortable
leonblake 16.09.2019
I came from the AKG K712 and since they already opened up a whole new world of sound for me, I did not expect that much of a surprise. Sidenote: I am using a Steinberg UR44 with the headphones plugged in there, directly. I have not tried a separate amplifier for headphones yet. It is the first high end headphone I tried so far. I am mainly working with EDM music and sometimes listening to classical tracks for which the K812 seems to be designed.
The K812 exceeded my expectations. They did it so outstandingly, I could not believe my ears. Out of a sudden, I was able to hear everything in a mix so crystal clear, as if I could just grab the sounds one by one. The high frequencies are very clean and clear as well. For the first time, I was able to clearly tell if a mix was ruined by the high freqs or not. Though, there is a slight elevation of different freqs at around 2khz, 6khz and between 8-12khz which may be fatiguing over time. Because of that I am not totally able to mix only by the headphones which is a bit of a let-down as they are performing so well.
Therefore, I would recommend to use the headphones for just listening to music or as reference headphones with focus on the mid and lower frequencies.

My Pros:
-Huge and clean Soundstage
-clean (sub)bass area
-very comfortable for endless sessions
-overall superior sound quality

Cons:
-elevated high frequencies therefore sometimes fatiguing
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Superb quality mix without speakers!
Anonymous 26.04.2016
Perfect sound. With the help of a good pre like the phonitor, and a mono button, you're ready to make tremendous mixes, without any speaker at all. People won't believe you.
Bank on it.
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A.k.Tzoumanekas 30.04.2021
Perfect sound in every way .Excellence response at all audible hearing frequencies. You don't need anything more
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Superb.
M4ciej 15.01.2021
Best cans I had on my head. Solid construction, premium fit and feel, reasonably easy to drive but very rewarding if plugged into a good source. Exactly as expected. Made in Slovakia. Carrying on the legacy of good old AKG.

Test them if you can and see for yourselves. It's worth it.
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