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K712 Pro
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ATH M40X
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Advantages of the AKG K712 Pro
  • Good for podcasts and audiobooks
Advantages of the Audio Technica ATH M40X
  • Very good for music
  • Good for air travel

Key differences

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Phone Calls

4.9
K712 Pro
ATH M40X
3.3
The AKG K712 Pro and Audio Technica ATH M40X are both poor for phone calls, though the AKG K712 Pro is somewhat better.

Podcasts and Audiobooks

7.8
K712 Pro
ATH M40X
5.1
The AKG K712 Pro is good for podcasts and audiobooks, while the Audio Technica ATH M40X is poor.

Noise Reduction

2.5
K712 Pro
ATH M40X
5.3
The Audio Technica ATH M40X and AKG K712 Pro are both poor for noise reduction, though the Audio Technica ATH M40X is somewhat better.

Cost

$272
K712 Pro
ATH M40X
$95
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The AKG K712 Pro has a price of $272 and the Audio Technica ATH M40X costs $95.
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Key similarities

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Music

7.7
K712 Pro
ATH M40X
8.1
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers Audio Technica ATH M40X to be very good for music, while the AKG K712 Pro is good.

Gaming

7.0
K712 Pro
ATH M40X
7.0
The Audio Technica ATH M40X and AKG K712 Pro are both good for gaming.

TV and Video

8.4
K712 Pro
ATH M40X
8.7
The Audio Technica ATH M40X and AKG K712 Pro are both very good for TV and video.

Build Quality

8.5
K712 Pro
ATH M40X
8.2
The AKG K712 Pro and Audio Technica ATH M40X both have very good build quality.

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How the AKG K712 Pro and the Audio Technica ATH M40X compare to other earbuds and headphones

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Spec Comparison

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AKG K712 ProAudio Technica ATH M40X
AKG K712 ProAudio Technica ATH M40X

GENERAL

Price
$272
$95
Brand
AKGAudio Technica
Release Date
July 1, 2013January 1, 2014
Form Factor
HeadphonesHeadphones
Connectivity
WiredWired

SOUND

Music Score
7.8/108.1/10
Phone Calls Score
4.9/103.3/10
Gaming Score
7/107.1/10
TV and Video Score
8.5/108.8/10
Exercise Score
4.4/104.3/10

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
NoNo
Noise Reduction Score
2.5/105.3/10
Virtual Surround
NoNo

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
8.5/108.2/10
Comfort score
8.4/107.6/10
Weight (headset or single earbud)
235 Grams245 Grams
Waterproof Rating
00
Dustproof Rating
00

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."

Audio Technica ATH M40X

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Soundguys

Lily Katz | August 2023
"If you were to pick one headset to fill all of your needs, the ATH-M40x is a great buy with its sub-$100 price tag, pleasant sound quality, and accessories. Whether you need to use it for live monitoring, a midnight editing session, or to underscore a campus walk, the Audio-Technica ATH-M40x is a great companion."

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About Audio Technica

Audio Technica is a 60-year-old, Japan-based, professional audio equipment manufacturer. They started off making phonograph cartridges and have expanded their scope of products ever since to include extremely popular models of microphones and headphones. They have been the official audio equipment supplier of several editions of the Summer and Winter Olympics and every edition of the Grammy Awards since 1998.

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