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Updated April 11, 2024·

For an immersive listening experience, the AKG K712 Pro headphones excel with great sound quality and a very good soundstage, making them well-suited for music and TV where sound direction and detail are important. They're open-back, so they won't isolate noise well, making them not ideal for noisy environments or travel. Despite being less portable and needing an amplifier for best performance, they're comfortable for long sessions at home. Conversely, the Bang and Olufsen Beoplay EX earbuds offer excellent portability and versatile use, with features like sweat resistance and active noise cancelling, making them superior for exercise, travel, and outdoor use. They have great sound and a good microphone but may not be as comfortable for everyone during extended use. Consider your main activities: stationary, critical listening favors the AKG, while an on-the-go lifestyle with calls and exercise would benefit more from the Beoplay EX. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the AKG K712 Pro
  • Good for podcasts and audiobooks
Advantages of the Bang and Olufsen Beoplay EX
  • Excellent for gaming
  • Very good for exercise
  • Very good for air travel

Key differences

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Gaming

7.0
K712 Pro
Beoplay EX
9.3
The Bang and Olufsen Beoplay EX is excellent for gaming, while the AKG K712 Pro is good.

Podcasts and Audiobooks

7.8
K712 Pro
Beoplay EX
6.1
The AKG K712 Pro is good for podcasts and audiobooks, while the Bang and Olufsen Beoplay EX is only fair.

TV and Video

8.4
K712 Pro
Beoplay EX
8.9
The Bang and Olufsen Beoplay EX and AKG K712 Pro are both very good for TV and video, though the Bang and Olufsen Beoplay EX is somewhat better.

Noise Reduction

2.5
K712 Pro
Beoplay EX
8.3
The Bang and Olufsen Beoplay EX is very good for noise reduction, while the AKG K712 Pro is poor.

Battery

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

Cost

$272
K712 Pro
Beoplay EX
$399
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The AKG K712 Pro has a price of $272 and the Bang and Olufsen Beoplay EX costs $399.

Build Quality

8.5
K712 Pro
Beoplay EX
10.0
The Bang and Olufsen Beoplay EX has best in class 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
Beoplay EX
7.9
The Bang and Olufsen Beoplay EX and AKG K712 Pro are both good for music.

Phone Calls

4.9
K712 Pro
Beoplay EX
5.3
The Bang and Olufsen Beoplay EX and AKG K712 Pro are both poor for phone calls.

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

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Spec Comparison

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AKG K712 ProBang and Olufsen Beoplay EX
AKG K712 ProBang and Olufsen Beoplay EX

GENERAL

Price
$272
$399
Brand
AKGBang and Olufsen
Release Date
July 1, 2013May 1, 2022
Form Factor
HeadphonesEarbuds
Connectivity
WiredWireless

SOUND

Music Score
7.8/108/10
Phone Calls Score
4.9/105.4/10
Gaming Score
7/109.3/10
TV and Video Score
8.5/109/10
Exercise Score
4.4/109/10

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/A22

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/A7/10

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
8.5/1010/10
Comfort score
8.4/108.4/10
Size
N/ALarge
Weight (headset or single earbud)
235 Grams6 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."

Bang and Olufsen Beoplay EX

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Danielle | January 2023
"If you’ve wanted truly wireless headphones, but couldn’t pick them up because they sound terrible, these will be the headphones that win you over. If you’re the kind of person who would consider spending $400 on headphones, these are the right truly wireless headphones for you."

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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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