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Updated January 10, 2024·

The AKG K712 Pro headphones offer a more expansive soundstage which is great for an immersive music experience, but they're open-backed, meaning they won't isolate noise well, so they're not ideal for noisy environments or recording without a separate microphone. They're also larger and less portable than earbuds. The Antlion Kimura Duo, on the other hand, is better for gaming due to lower latency and includes a good quality built-in boom microphone, making them more suitable for calls and gaming voice chat. Being earbuds, they're more portable and provide better noise isolation. If budget is a major consideration, the Kimura Duo is less expensive and offers versatility for a range of activities, but if you prioritize sound quality for music in quieter environments, the AKG K712 Pro might be the better choice despite the higher price. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the AKG K712 Pro
  • Very good for TV and video
  • Good for podcasts and audiobooks
Advantages of the Antlion Kimura Duo
  • Very good for music
  • Very good for gaming

Key differences

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Gaming

7.0
K712 Pro
Kimura Duo
8.5
The Antlion Kimura Duo is very good for gaming, while the AKG K712 Pro is good.

Podcasts and Audiobooks

7.8
K712 Pro
Kimura Duo
5.0
The AKG K712 Pro is good for podcasts and audiobooks, while the Antlion Kimura Duo is poor.

TV and Video

8.4
K712 Pro
Kimura Duo
7.8
The AKG K712 Pro is very good for TV and video, while the Antlion Kimura Duo is good.

Noise Reduction

2.5
K712 Pro
Kimura Duo
6.0
The Antlion Kimura Duo is only fair for noise reduction, while the AKG K712 Pro is poor.

Cost

$272
K712 Pro
Kimura Duo
$150
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The AKG K712 Pro has a price of $272 and the Antlion Kimura Duo costs $150.

Build Quality

8.5
K712 Pro
Kimura Duo
9.0
The Antlion Kimura Duo has excellent build quality, while the AKG K712 Pro has very good build quality.
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Key similarities

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Music

7.7
K712 Pro
Kimura Duo
8.0
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers Antlion Kimura Duo to be very good for music, while the AKG K712 Pro is good.

Phone Calls

4.9
K712 Pro
Kimura Duo
5.2
The Antlion Kimura Duo and AKG K712 Pro are both poor for phone calls.

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How the AKG K712 Pro and the Antlion Kimura Duo compare to other earbuds and headphones

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Spec Comparison

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AKG K712 ProAntlion Kimura Duo
AKG K712 ProAntlion Kimura Duo

GENERAL

Price
$272
$150
Brand
AKGAntlion
Release Date
July 1, 2013June 1, 2022
Form Factor
HeadphonesEarbuds
Connectivity
WiredWired

SOUND

Music Score
7.8/108.1/10
Phone Calls Score
4.9/105.3/10
Gaming Score
7/108.6/10
TV and Video Score
8.5/107.8/10
Exercise Score
4.4/104.4/10

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
NoNo
Noise Reduction Score
2.5/106/10
Virtual Surround
NoN/A
Mic Quality
N/A8/10

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
8.5/109/10
Comfort score
8.4/108.4/10
Size
N/ALarge
Weight (headset or single earbud)
235 Grams21.5 Grams
Microphone style
N/ABoom

Shopping

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AKG K712 Pro

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Headfonics

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."

Antlion Kimura Duo

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Peter Susic | February 2023
"Antlion Kimura Duo aren’t packed with features, but the ones they offer, work incredibly well. Especially the boom mic delivers very clean call quality with no distortion. If you explicitly look for gaming in-ear monitors with a reliable microphone, Antlion Kimura Duo are your best option."

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About Antlion

Antlion Audio is an American company based in Oregon. Founded in 2011 by Jimmy Console, an engineer and physician, in order to create and offer better solutions for voice communication, specifically a microphone which could be used with any set of headphones which materialized in the very popular ModMic. The company has since expanded to include a wide variety of wired and wireless products.

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