AKG K712 Pro

AKG K712 Pro

AKG K712 Pro

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BEST RATING
TV & Video:
4.5
MUSIC: Good7.7/10
CALLS: Poor4.9/10
GAMING: Good7.0/10
TV: Very Good8.4/10
PODCASTS & AUDIOBOOKS: Good7.8/10
EXERCISE: Poor4.3/10
AIR TRAVEL: Poor4.1/10
NOISE REDUCTION: Poor2.5/10
BUILD QUALITY: Very Good8.5/10

The AKG K712 Pro headphones offer very good overall sound quality and are excellent in terms of comfort, making them suitable for extended listening sessions. They have an open enclosure type which contributes to a very good soundstage, enhancing your listening experience for music and TV. However, they lack a built-in microphone and active noise cancellation, which can be a limitation for calls, meetings, and noisy environments. They have a premium price and are recommended to be used with a dedicated amplifier for optimal performance. Keep in mind that these headphones are not ideal for exercise, as they are not sweatproof and might be too bulky for such activities. Their open design also means they do not isolate noise well, so they might not be the best choice for air travel or loud commutes. Give Feedback

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Evaluation

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Pros
  • Excellent overall sound quality
  • Very good soundstage
  • Comfortable for long listening sessions
  • Sturdy build quality
  • Has detachable cable
Cons
  • Poor noise isolation
  • Not portable due to size
  • Amplifier strongly advised for best experience
  • No wireless connectivity

Ratings by Category

TV & Video:
4.5
This score evaluates the earbuds or headphones when used to watch videos, movies and TV. In the case of wireless products, it takes into account latency - the perceived delay between the action on screen and the sounds playing in your ears. The score also considers soundstage quality, whether they have a virtual surround feature, and overall comfort. It’s important to note that the device paired with the earbuds heavily influences their performance in regards to latency or delay.
Music:
4.3
The AKG K712 Pro headphones, with their open enclosure design, offer a wide and natural soundstage that provides an immersive music listening experience. The overall sound quality is rated as very good, making them well-suited for high-fidelity audio but it is important to note that the open-back design may allow for sound leakage, which could be less ideal in noisy environments.
Podcasts & Audiobooks:
4.3
This score evaluates the product when used solely to listen to podcasts or audiobooks. It takes into account sound quality and sound signature, to be able to keep voices clear and intelligible. It also considers battery life, when available, and comfort.
Gaming:
4.0
The AKG K712 Pro headphones are wired, ensuring low latency, which is crucial for timely audio feedback during gaming. They have a very good soundstage and imaging, providing an immersive gaming experience, although they may lack a high-quality microphone.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$298
Brand
AKG
Release Date
July 1, 2013
Form Factor
Headphones
Connectivity
Wired

SOUND

Music Score
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7.8/10
Phone Calls Score
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4.9/10
Gaming Score
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7/10
TV and Video Score
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8.5/10
Exercise Score
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4.4/10

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
No
Noise Reduction Score
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2.5/10
Virtual Surround
No

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
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8.5/10
Comfort score
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8.4/10
Weight
235 Grams
Waterproof Rating
0
Dustproof Rating
0

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Michael | October 2013
"AKG has created a mini-masterpiece in my opinion. I enjoy this headphone a great deal and it will become my go-to reference headphone for the time being. She is slick, sexy, well-balanced, and crazy comfortable."

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