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Updated January 10, 2024·

If you're seeking top-notch noise isolation and wireless convenience, the Bang and Olufsen Beoplay H95 should be your choice, albeit it commands a higher price. These headphones offer closed-back construction for private listening and active noise cancellation to block out ambient sound, ideal for travel or noisy environments. On the other hand, if you're looking for a more spacious and natural soundstage for critical listening at home, you'd prefer the AKG K712 Pro with its open-back design, though it's less portable and lacks noise-canceling capabilities. The AKGs may also benefit from a dedicated amplifier for optimal performance, increasing the overall investment. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the AKG K712 Pro
  • The AKG K712 Pro has no clear advantages over the Bang and Olufsen Beoplay H95.
Advantages of the Bang and Olufsen Beoplay H95
  • Very good for phone calls
  • Excellent for gaming
  • Excellent for TV and video
  • Best in class for air travel
  • Excellent for podcasts and audiobooks

Key differences

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Gaming

7.0
K712 Pro
Beoplay H95
9.1
The Bang and Olufsen Beoplay H95 is excellent for gaming, while the AKG K712 Pro is good.

Phone Calls

4.9
K712 Pro
Beoplay H95
8.0
The Bang and Olufsen Beoplay H95 is very good for phone calls, while the AKG K712 Pro is poor.

Podcasts and Audiobooks

7.8
K712 Pro
Beoplay H95
9.4
The Bang and Olufsen Beoplay H95 is excellent for podcasts and audiobooks, while the AKG K712 Pro is good.

TV and Video

8.4
K712 Pro
Beoplay H95
9.1
The Bang and Olufsen Beoplay H95 is excellent for TV and video, while the AKG K712 Pro is very good.

Noise Reduction

2.5
K712 Pro
Beoplay H95
9.1
The Bang and Olufsen Beoplay H95 is excellent for noise reduction, while the AKG K712 Pro is poor.

Battery

N/A
K712 Pro
Beoplay H95
35.0 Hours
The AKG K712 Pro does not have a battery. The Bang and Olufsen Beoplay H95 has 35 hours of battery life.

Cost

$272
K712 Pro
Beoplay H95
$999
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The AKG K712 Pro has a price of $272 and the Bang and Olufsen Beoplay H95 costs $999.

Build Quality

8.5
K712 Pro
Beoplay H95
9.0
The Bang and Olufsen Beoplay H95 has excellent 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 H95
7.6
The AKG K712 Pro and Bang and Olufsen Beoplay H95 are both good for music.

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How the AKG K712 Pro and the Bang and Olufsen Beoplay H95 compare to other earbuds and headphones

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Spec Comparison

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AKG K712 ProBang and Olufsen Beoplay H95
AKG K712 ProBang and Olufsen Beoplay H95

GENERAL

Price
$272
$999
Brand
AKGBang and Olufsen
Release Date
July 1, 2013September 1, 2020
Form Factor
HeadphonesHeadphones
Connectivity
WiredWired + Wireless

SOUND

Music Score
7.8/107.6/10
Phone Calls Score
4.9/108/10
Gaming Score
7/109.1/10
TV and Video Score
8.5/109.1/10
Exercise Score
4.4/106.5/10

PERFORMANCE

Battery life
N/A35 Hours
Wireless charging
N/ANo
Charging time
N/A2 Hours
Bluetooth version
N/A5.1

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
NoYes
Noise Reduction Score
2.5/109.1/10
Virtual Surround
NoNo
Android App
N/AYes
iOS App
N/AYes
Mic Quality
N/A6.8/10

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
8.5/109/10
Comfort score
8.4/108.4/10
Weight (headset or single earbud)
235 Grams323 Grams
Microphone style
N/AIntegrated
Waterproof Rating
00

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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 H95

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Ecoustics

Will Jennings | March 2023
"The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H95 offers a near bespoke level of build quality and design with impeccable materials, intuitive controls, and great sound. From an industrial design perspective, they are one of the best wireless headphones we have tested so far."

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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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