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What Hi-Fi? Renders Judgment

on 2nd December 2014

The hard-core, golden-eared critics at What Hi-Fi? recently put the AKG K812 headphones through their paces to see how they measure up. The verdict? Five out of five stars – the highest possible rating!

What Hi-Fi? has been testing and evaluating hi fi gear for some 38 years now, staffed by some of the field’s finickiest reviewers serving a large audience of fanatical enthusiasts, with more than 9 million unique visitors to the What Hi-Fi? website.

In their look at the K812s, they wondered about the wisdom of spending some £1000 on a pair of headphones. Were they worth it? As they note, “If you’re going to charge £1000 for a pair of headphones in this environment they had better be good, really good. Fortunately, the K812s certainly are.”

A few of their comments:

  • With the K812s “…you get a wonderfully faithful sound that’s as insightful as we’ve heard from headphones at this price.”
  • “…the K812s respond with an impressive sense of power, particularly when it comes to bass punch and reach.”
  • “Dynamic extremes are delivered with class-leading authority and composure.”
  • “There’s a mass of detail here, as much as we’ve heard from any headphone at this price…”


But don’t take our word for it. Read and enjoy the full review here.

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