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Just got my package delivered today. The K812 is made in Slovakia (sticker) . The clamping force is abit loose.
piper
How low did these drop for ?
Very few sold so far
Not much time left lower the price
Whoever buys the HD 800s over these is just DUMB! I said HD 800s, NOT the HD 800S.
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You can't tell anyone they're dumb for their preference of headphones. It's a personal choice.

For the 800s, if you don't mind the treble spike, then they're still one of the best bargins in flagship headphones. Also, if you're willing to mod them slightly, they can sound almost as good as the $4000 Utopias, with almost no spike at all.

I've owned a modded pair of 800's for a few years now, and have access LCD-X's and Elears, as well as friends that have LCD-3's, Utopias, T1's, and one person with a modded SR-007 setup. After listening to pretty much all of these, the only one that could touch the clarity of the 800's were the SR-007's, but I couldn't deal with the sound-stage and having to have a dedicated amplifier. The Utopias were very pleasant to listen to, but lacked that extra engagement that the 800's provided.

For technical accuracy and sound-stage, the HD800 is still unmatched in the sub $2000 category. That's why every reviewer on the planet included a comparison to the 800's with any flagship they review. It's very much still relevant.

P.S. Tho only change with the 800S is added bass (with added distortion) and a removal of the 6kHz spike. They basically just adopted an existing community mod in official capacity.
Ghost_Pack
I do agree with you on the mod, but can't you mod any headphone to sound better? Those headphones with the mod are amazing. I for sure agree with you on that. I was just basing all of this off of without the mod.
More expensive than Amazon France

AKG K812 Casque studio de référence ouvert Noir

de AKG5.0 étoiles sur 5 1 commentaire client Prix conseillé :EUR 1 399,00 De quoi s’agit-il? Prix :EUR 879,00

With free shipping..........

For France You got USD 55 shipping + Akg k812 929.99 = USD 984 =929 euros
When the price is lowered all will be sold .And everyone will benefit.
This are made in Austria or Slovakia?
angelvargas
Just got mine. It is made in Slovakia.
piper
I knew it! The production of this headphones were moved to Slovakia early 2016.
Shipping kills the deal, I'm out. /s
Need to lower price a bit for me to get on board
Ooh.

Would be far more interested in a Massdrop x AKG K8XX with options for a balanced cable (eg: 4-pin mini-xlr on the headphone cup) for <$600!
don't get ripped off by massdrop, people. look elsewhere
iGrenade
ya, at least in USA, massdrop is pretty garbage deal.
especially when there's like 2month delievery waiting time. might as well pay 50 dollar more on amazon for 1 day shipping imo
I recently purchased these for substantially less (especially when you factor in the $65.50 shipping I would have to pay to the UK) but I can back up the quality and sound of these headphones and totally disagree with Tyll's comments about the high end.
I am a fan of the AKG house sound starting with stock 702's then 7XX's which I jumped on in the first drop and loved, upgrading later to the pro series with the 712's, which along with the HD6XX's are my daily drivers but the 812's are leaps and bounds better, yes they are now made in Slovakia but the build quality is stellar. The bass is bass is ridiculously good and tight, the mids sublime and the highs are just getting right up there without nearing unpleasant, to my ears and taste all around prefect, my end game (for now). The bent wood stand is nice that they come with and thankfully the cable is better than the 7 series. After auditioning a dozen or so 'high end' cans over the last few months I am more than happy with my choice of the AKG812.
Now to find the perfect amp for me, liking the Audio GD one I have on loan at the moment... come on Massdrop have a word with them ;)
Ayohell
After getting the Massdrop AKG 7xx, I ike the "house" sound after running in for a few hours.
After watching Tyll review, comment on "piercing high" I had second thoughts ... then after watching the review from Hi-fi Insider and Airy Fidelity, I dived in...The 812 will be part of my headphone collection.
Interesting, a hi-fi headphone on MD. But a quick eBay search shows them available for $900 with free shipping.
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