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Updated January 10, 2024·

The AKG K712 Pro offers superior sound quality and a larger soundstage, making them ideal for an immersive music experience and watching TV. They're comfortable for long periods and are better suited to a stationary setting due to their size and need for a wired connection. In contrast, Apple AirPods (3rd generation) are more portable, have a hands-free operation with built-in controls, and are suitable for exercise, calls, and casual listening. AirPods also support wireless charging and have a decent battery life. Choose the K712 Pro if you prioritize sound and are mainly using them at home; opt for AirPods if portability and versatility are key. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the AKG K712 Pro
  • Good for gaming
  • Very good for TV and video
Advantages of the Apple Airpods (3rd generation)
  • Good for phone calls
  • Good for exercise
  • Very good for air travel
  • Very good for podcasts and audiobooks

Key differences

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Music

7.7
K712 Pro
Airpods (3rd generation)
7.1
The AKG K712 Pro and Apple Airpods (3rd generation) are both good for music, though the AKG K712 Pro is somewhat better.

Gaming

7.0
K712 Pro
Airpods (3rd generation)
5.4
The AKG K712 Pro is good for gaming, while the Apple Airpods (3rd generation) is poor.

Phone Calls

4.9
K712 Pro
Airpods (3rd generation)
7.6
The Apple Airpods (3rd generation) is good for phone calls, while the AKG K712 Pro is poor.

Podcasts and Audiobooks

7.8
K712 Pro
Airpods (3rd generation)
8.6
The Apple Airpods (3rd generation) is very good for podcasts and audiobooks, while the AKG K712 Pro is good.

TV and Video

8.4
K712 Pro
Airpods (3rd generation)
5.5
The AKG K712 Pro is very good for TV and video, while the Apple Airpods (3rd generation) is poor.

Battery

N/A
K712 Pro
Airpods (3rd generation)
6.0 Hours
The AKG K712 Pro does not have a battery. The Apple Airpods (3rd generation) has 6 hours of battery life.

Cost

$272
K712 Pro
Airpods (3rd generation)
$140
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The AKG K712 Pro has a price of $272 and the Apple Airpods (3rd generation) costs $140.

Build Quality

8.5
K712 Pro
Airpods (3rd generation)
9.0
The Apple Airpods (3rd generation) has excellent build quality, while the AKG K712 Pro has very good build quality.
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Key similarities

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Noise Reduction

2.5
K712 Pro
Airpods (3rd generation)
2.5
The AKG K712 Pro and Apple Airpods (3rd generation) are both poor for noise reduction.

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How the AKG K712 Pro and the Apple Airpods (3rd generation) compare to other earbuds and headphones

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Spec Comparison

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AKG K712 ProApple Airpods (3rd generation)
AKG K712 ProApple Airpods (3rd generation)

GENERAL

Price
$272
$140
Brand
AKGApple
Release Date
July 1, 2013October 1, 2021
Form Factor
HeadphonesEarbuds
Connectivity
WiredWireless

SOUND

Music Score
7.8/107.2/10
Phone Calls Score
4.9/107.6/10
Gaming Score
7/105.4/10
TV and Video Score
8.5/105.6/10
Exercise Score
4.4/107.2/10

PERFORMANCE

Battery life
N/A6 Hours
Wireless charging
N/AYes
Charging time
N/A1.5 Hours
Bluetooth version
N/A5
Case Battery Life
N/A30

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
NoNo
Noise Reduction Score
2.5/102.5/10
Virtual Surround
NoYes
Android App
N/ANo
iOS App
N/AYes
Mic Quality
N/A7/10

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
8.5/109/10
Comfort score
8.4/107/10
Size
N/AMedium
Weight (headset or single earbud)
235 Grams4.3 Grams
Microphone style
N/AIntegrated

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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."

Apple Airpods (3rd generation)

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Sound Guys

Lily Katz, Christian Thomas | February 2023
"The Apple AirPods improves upon the 2019 model with its more ergonomic, yet unsealed, fit, water-resistant build, MagSafe charging case, and advanced software features. You can enjoy a wholly immersive movie experience with the new AirPods' spatial audio with head tracking, and enjoy HD audio during FaceTime calls. Of course, most of these features are limited to Apple hardware."

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About Apple

Apple Inc. is an American technology company, founded in 1976, known for its wide range of premium products, including smartphones, computers, and audio solutions. Apple offers the very popular personal audio line AirPods, highly regarded for their wireless, smart capabilities and their seamless integration with the iPhone, iPad and Mac devices. They provide a high-quality sound, comfort and lifestyle features perfect for all users invested in their ecosystem.

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