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Updated January 10, 2024·

If you prioritize sound quality for music listening in a quiet environment, the AKG K712 Pro would be a better choice with its superior soundstage. On the other hand, if you're looking for earbuds that are portable, are good for exercise, and offer active noise cancelling, the Bang and Olufsen Beoplay EQ will suit you better. The Beoplay EQ also supports a low latency mode, which is useful for gaming and watching videos. Additionally, if budget is a concern, the Beoplay EQ is usually significantly less expensive than the K712 Pro. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the AKG K712 Pro
  • Good for music
  • Very good for TV and video
Advantages of the Bang and Olufsen Beoplay EQ
  • Good for phone calls
  • Very good for gaming
  • Very good for air travel
  • Very good for podcasts and audiobooks

Key differences

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Music

7.7
K712 Pro
Beoplay EQ
6.8
The AKG K712 Pro is good for music, while the Bang and Olufsen Beoplay EQ is only fair.

Gaming

7.0
K712 Pro
Beoplay EQ
8.4
The Bang and Olufsen Beoplay EQ is very good for gaming, while the AKG K712 Pro is good.

Phone Calls

4.9
K712 Pro
Beoplay EQ
7.2
The Bang and Olufsen Beoplay EQ is good for phone calls, while the AKG K712 Pro is poor.

Podcasts and Audiobooks

7.8
K712 Pro
Beoplay EQ
8.8
The Bang and Olufsen Beoplay EQ is very good for podcasts and audiobooks, while the AKG K712 Pro is good.

TV and Video

8.4
K712 Pro
Beoplay EQ
7.8
The AKG K712 Pro is very good for TV and video, while the Bang and Olufsen Beoplay EQ is good.

Noise Reduction

2.5
K712 Pro
Beoplay EQ
7.0
The Bang and Olufsen Beoplay EQ is good for noise reduction, while the AKG K712 Pro is poor.

Battery

N/A
K712 Pro
Beoplay EQ
6.5 Hours
The AKG K712 Pro does not have a battery. The Bang and Olufsen Beoplay EQ has 6.5 hours of battery life.

Cost

$272
K712 Pro
Beoplay EQ
$250
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The AKG K712 Pro has a price of $272 and the Bang and Olufsen Beoplay EQ costs $250.
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Key similarities

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Build Quality

8.5
K712 Pro
Beoplay EQ
8.9
The Bang and Olufsen Beoplay EQ and AKG K712 Pro both have very good build quality.

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How the AKG K712 Pro and the Bang and Olufsen Beoplay EQ compare to other earbuds and headphones

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Spec Comparison

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AKG K712 ProBang and Olufsen Beoplay EQ
AKG K712 ProBang and Olufsen Beoplay EQ

GENERAL

Price
$272
$250
Brand
AKGBang and Olufsen
Release Date
July 1, 2013August 1, 2021
Form Factor
HeadphonesEarbuds
Connectivity
WiredWireless

SOUND

Music Score
7.8/106.9/10
Phone Calls Score
4.9/107.2/10
Gaming Score
7/108.4/10
TV and Video Score
8.5/107.8/10
Exercise Score
4.4/106.4/10

PERFORMANCE

Battery life
N/A6.5 Hours
Wireless charging
N/AYes
Charging time
N/A1.5 Hours
Bluetooth version
N/A5.2
Case Battery Life
N/A20

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
NoYes
Noise Reduction Score
2.5/107/10
Virtual Surround
NoNo
Android App
N/AYes
iOS App
N/AYes
Mic Quality
N/A6.5/10

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
8.5/108.9/10
Comfort score
8.4/107.6/10
Size
N/ALarge
Weight (headset or single earbud)
235 Grams8 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."

Bang and Olufsen Beoplay EQ

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Tim Gideon | March 2022
"Bang & Olufsen’s audio products prioritize style and function just as much as sound quality. The company’s latest Beoplay EQ noise-cancelling true wireless earphones combine strong, accurate-leaning audio with solid noise cancellation in an exceedingly classy design."

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About Bang and Olufsen

Bang and Olufsen is an almost century-old electronic goods manufacturer based in Denmark with a very special focus on design. Peter Bang and Svend Olufsen created the first AC radio in 1925 and went on to develop televisions, telephones and, of course, headphones and loudspeakers. Today, they are partnered with several companies, like Audi, BMW and Aston Martin, to provide very high-quality audio solutions.

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