Ben Findlay, a Grammy-nominated recording engineer and producer, recently added Harman’s AKG K812 reference headphones to his studio setup in the UK.
Findlay is probably best known for his work with Peter Gabriel. Over more than 25 years, Findlay has supported Gabriel in the recording, mixing, and mastering of multiple projects – a collaboration that continues to this day. “I am using the K812 headphones as we speak on the Peter Gabriel Back to Front live Blu-ray; I am mixing and I will be using them on the road next year to master the audio for the CDs which we produce of every show from the tour, which I often have to do on the road, in a hotel room. The K812’s are superb headphones that will allow me to effectively do my job in any setting.
“The headphones are stunning, they’re unlike any other pair I have ever used. Although you have the physical sensation of wearing headphones, there is no sense of enclosure in the listening experience. This makes the imaging very open and defined by the musical content alone. The response is very flat with no cosmetic lumps or scoops.”