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Updated April 11, 2024·

If you're considering pure sound quality for music and critical listening, the AKG K712 Pro, with its larger open-back design, offers a very good soundstage that's better for an immersive home listening experience. These are more suitable for stationary use given their need for a dedicated amplifier, wired connection, and poor portability. However, they're not good for noisy environments, exercise, or travel due to poor noise isolation and the lack of active noise cancelling. In contrast, the Audio Technica ATH-TWX7 earbuds are more versatile with very good sound quality, excellent call quality, and features like active noise cancelling and sweatproof certification, making them well-suited for exercise and travel. They provide a low latency mode which is great for gaming and videos, and the earbuds are also optimized for use with both Android and Apple devices, offering a more portable and user-friendly experience with their wireless design and app control customization. If portability, versatility, and use in various scenarios including exercise and travel are priorities, the ATH-TWX7 would be the better choice. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the AKG K712 Pro
  • The AKG K712 Pro has no clear advantages over the Audio Technica ATH-TWX7.
Advantages of the Audio Technica ATH-TWX7
  • Excellent for phone calls
  • Very good for gaming
  • Good for exercise
  • Very good for air travel
  • Excellent for podcasts and audiobooks

Key differences

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Gaming

7.0
K712 Pro
ATH-TWX7
8.7
The Audio Technica ATH-TWX7 is very good for gaming, while the AKG K712 Pro is good.

Phone Calls

4.9
K712 Pro
ATH-TWX7
9.1
The Audio Technica ATH-TWX7 is excellent for phone calls, while the AKG K712 Pro is poor.

Podcasts and Audiobooks

7.8
K712 Pro
ATH-TWX7
9.1
The Audio Technica ATH-TWX7 is excellent for podcasts and audiobooks, while the AKG K712 Pro is good.

Noise Reduction

2.5
K712 Pro
ATH-TWX7
8.3
The Audio Technica ATH-TWX7 is very good for noise reduction, while the AKG K712 Pro is poor.

Battery

N/A
K712 Pro
ATH-TWX7
6.5 Hours
The AKG K712 Pro does not have a battery. The Audio Technica ATH-TWX7 has 6.5 hours of battery life.

Cost

$272
K712 Pro
ATH-TWX7
$193
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The AKG K712 Pro has a price of $272 and the Audio Technica ATH-TWX7 costs $193.
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Key similarities

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Music

7.7
K712 Pro
ATH-TWX7
7.3
The AKG K712 Pro and Audio Technica ATH-TWX7 are both good for music.

TV and Video

8.4
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ATH-TWX7
8.2
The AKG K712 Pro and Audio Technica ATH-TWX7 are both very good for TV and video.

Build Quality

8.5
K712 Pro
ATH-TWX7
8.5
The AKG K712 Pro and Audio Technica ATH-TWX7 both have very good build quality.

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How the AKG K712 Pro and the Audio Technica ATH-TWX7 compare to other earbuds and headphones

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Spec Comparison

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AKG K712 ProAudio Technica ATH-TWX7
AKG K712 ProAudio Technica ATH-TWX7

GENERAL

Price
$272
$193
Brand
AKGAudio Technica
Release Date
July 1, 2013January 1, 2024
Form Factor
HeadphonesEarbuds
Connectivity
WiredWireless

SOUND

Music Score
7.8/107.4/10
Phone Calls Score
4.9/109.1/10
Gaming Score
7/108.7/10
TV and Video Score
8.5/108.2/10
Exercise Score
4.4/107.6/10

PERFORMANCE

Battery life
N/A6.5 Hours
Wireless charging
N/ANo
Charging time
N/A2 Hours
Bluetooth version
N/A5.1
Case Battery Life
N/A20

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
NoYes
Noise Reduction Score
2.5/108.4/10
Virtual Surround
NoNo
Android App
N/AYes
iOS App
N/AYes
Mic Quality
N/A8.5/10

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
8.5/108.5/10
Comfort score
8.4/107/10
Size
N/AMedium
Weight (headset or single earbud)
235 Grams4.7 Grams
Microphone style
N/AIntegrated

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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-TWX7

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Billy Steele | January 2024
"There’s plenty to like about the ATH-TWX7. A robust set of features brings a lot of convenience to your day. But a few of those tools could still use some fine-tuning and the lack of automatic pausing in 2024 is a head scratcher. Still, the audio is mostly good, and transparency mode is better than most. Add in the solid call quality and the in-app voice test and the ATH-TWX7 are a worthy consideration, especially at this price. Too bad it falls short of being a more complete package some of the competition offers for a slightly larger investment."

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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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