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Updated April 10, 2024·

If you're seeking the best sound quality for music and you mostly listen at home or in a quiet environment, the AKG K712 Pro is excellent, especially with its impressive soundstage, but keep in mind you'll need a dedicated amplifier for the best experience and they are not suitable for exercise or travel due to their size and open design. On the other hand, the Beats Fit Pro is more versatile for everyday use, offers very good sound quality with the convenience of being wireless, and they include features such as active noise cancelling and sweatproof certification, making them suitable for exercise and commuting, although they may fall short in sound quality for critical listening compared to the AKG. Choose the Beats Fit Pro if you want portability, use with Apple devices, and an all-around earbud, or go for the AKG if you prioritize top-tier sound quality for stationary listening environments. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the AKG K712 Pro
  • Good for music
  • Good for gaming
  • Very good for TV and video
Advantages of the Beats Fit Pro
  • Good for exercise
  • Very good for air travel

Key differences

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Music

7.7
K712 Pro
Fit Pro
6.9
The AKG K712 Pro is good for music, while the Beats Fit Pro is only fair.

Gaming

7.0
K712 Pro
Fit Pro
4.9
The AKG K712 Pro is good for gaming, while the Beats Fit Pro is poor.

Phone Calls

4.9
K712 Pro
Fit Pro
6.3
The Beats Fit Pro is only fair for phone calls, while the AKG K712 Pro is poor.

TV and Video

8.4
K712 Pro
Fit Pro
5.6
The AKG K712 Pro is very good for TV and video, while the Beats Fit Pro is poor.

Noise Reduction

2.5
K712 Pro
Fit Pro
8.3
The Beats Fit Pro is very good for noise reduction, while the AKG K712 Pro is poor.

Battery

N/A
K712 Pro
Fit Pro
5.2 Hours
The AKG K712 Pro does not have a battery. The Beats Fit Pro has 5.2 hours of battery life.

Cost

$270
K712 Pro
Fit Pro
$158
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The AKG K712 Pro has a price of $270 and the Beats Fit Pro costs $158.
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Key similarities

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Podcasts and Audiobooks

7.8
K712 Pro
Fit Pro
7.6
The AKG K712 Pro and Beats Fit Pro are both good for podcasts and audiobooks.

Build Quality

8.5
K712 Pro
Fit Pro
8.5
The AKG K712 Pro and Beats Fit Pro both have very good build quality.

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How the AKG K712 Pro and the Beats Fit Pro compare to other earbuds and headphones

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Spec Comparison

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AKG K712 ProBeats Fit Pro
AKG K712 ProBeats Fit Pro

GENERAL

Price
$270
$158
Brand
AKGBeats
Release Date
July 1, 2013November 1, 2021
Form Factor
HeadphonesEarbuds
Connectivity
WiredWireless

SOUND

Music Score
7.8/107/10
Phone Calls Score
4.9/106.4/10
Gaming Score
7/105/10
TV and Video Score
8.5/105.7/10
Exercise Score
4.4/107.3/10

PERFORMANCE

Battery life
N/A5.2 Hours
Wireless charging
N/ANo
Charging time
N/A1.3 Hours
Bluetooth version
N/A5
Case Battery Life
N/A18

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
NoYes
Noise Reduction Score
2.5/108.4/10
Virtual Surround
NoYes
Android App
N/AYes
iOS App
N/AYes
Mic Quality
N/A6.7/10

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 Grams5.6 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."

Beats Fit Pro

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Lili Katz | January 2024
"The Beats Fit Pro is just as easy to use with an Android device as it is with an iPhone. It seems Apple-owned Beats is trying to appeal to a wider market, and it works. The Fit Pro fits like a pro with the ear tip fit test and multiple ear tips. Sound quality is sure to please most athletes, but the Fit Pro is just at home in the office as it is in the gym. The main factor holding the Beats Fit Pro back from gold is the price."

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About Beats

Beats is an American, consumer-focused, audio products manufacturer. Founded originally by American rapper and producer Dr Dre, the company is now a subsidiary of Apple. Beats sells a wide range of audio products, including several models of headphones, earbuds and speakers as well as full car audio systems.

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