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Updated January 10, 2024·

The AKG K712 Pro, while more expensive, offers an excellent soundstage which could enhance the feeling of space when listening to music; these are well-suited to critical listening due to their open-back design but will not isolate noise well. They're very comfortable for long listening sessions, but note that they require a good audio source due to their open design. On the other hand, the Beyerdynamic 770 Pro (80 ohm) might offer better overall sound quality and slightly better comfort; they have a closed-back design which is good for noise isolation and makes them more versatile for different environments, including noisy ones. Their lower price makes them a strong choice for high-fidelity listening on a budget, but they may be less spacious sounding than the K712 Pro. Neither model is particularly portable, nor are they suitable for use during exercise; both require a wired connection and do not have a built-in microphone. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the AKG K712 Pro
  • Good for gaming
  • Good for podcasts and audiobooks
Advantages of the Beyerdynamic 770 Pro (80 ohm)
  • Very good for music

Key differences

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Music

7.7
K712 Pro
770 Pro (80 ohm)
8.6
The Beyerdynamic 770 Pro (80 ohm) is very good for music, while the AKG K712 Pro is good.

Phone Calls

4.9
K712 Pro
770 Pro (80 ohm)
3.8
The AKG K712 Pro and Beyerdynamic 770 Pro (80 ohm) are both poor for phone calls, though the AKG K712 Pro is somewhat better.

Podcasts and Audiobooks

7.8
K712 Pro
770 Pro (80 ohm)
5.9
The AKG K712 Pro is good for podcasts and audiobooks, while the Beyerdynamic 770 Pro (80 ohm) is poor.

Noise Reduction

2.5
K712 Pro
770 Pro (80 ohm)
6.0
The Beyerdynamic 770 Pro (80 ohm) is only fair for noise reduction, while the AKG K712 Pro is poor.

Cost

$270
K712 Pro
770 Pro (80 ohm)
$170
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The AKG K712 Pro has a price of $270 and the Beyerdynamic 770 Pro (80 ohm) costs $170.
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Key similarities

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Gaming

7.0
K712 Pro
770 Pro (80 ohm)
6.5
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers AKG K712 Pro to be good for gaming, while the Beyerdynamic 770 Pro (80 ohm) is only fair.

TV and Video

8.4
K712 Pro
770 Pro (80 ohm)
8.2
The AKG K712 Pro and Beyerdynamic 770 Pro (80 ohm) are both very good for TV and video.

Build Quality

8.5
K712 Pro
770 Pro (80 ohm)
8.0
The AKG K712 Pro and Beyerdynamic 770 Pro (80 ohm) both have very good build quality.

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How the AKG K712 Pro and the Beyerdynamic 770 Pro (80 ohm) compare to other earbuds and headphones

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Spec Comparison

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AKG K712 ProBeyerdynamic 770 Pro (80 ohm)
AKG K712 ProBeyerdynamic 770 Pro (80 ohm)

GENERAL

Price
$270
$170
Brand
AKGBeyerdynamic
Release Date
July 1, 2013January 1, 1985
Form Factor
HeadphonesHeadphones
Connectivity
WiredWired

SOUND

Music Score
7.8/108.7/10
Phone Calls Score
4.9/103.9/10
Gaming Score
7/106.6/10
TV and Video Score
8.5/108.2/10
Exercise Score
4.4/104.5/10

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
NoNo
Noise Reduction Score
2.5/106/10
Virtual Surround
NoN/A

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
8.5/108/10
Comfort score
8.4/108.4/10
Weight (headset or single earbud)
235 Grams272.1 Grams
Waterproof Rating
00
Dustproof Rating
00

Shopping

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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."

Beyerdynamic 770 Pro (80 ohm)

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Sebastian Taboada | September 2022
"Altogether, when you consider its accessible price tag, the performance, the build, and its outstanding comfort, I think that the DT770 Pro is fantastic option for anyone looking for a closed-back headphone in the sub-$1,000 range, and I can confidently give it a strong recommendation."

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About Beyerdynamic

Beyerdynamic is a German, family-owned, century-old, audio system manufacturer. They produce a wide array of professional-quality products such as microphones, aviation headsets, conference systems and headphones. The company has served as the main provider of audio equipment for German entertainment events like tours by the Beatles and Elton John and even government entities like the German Parliament.

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