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Updated January 10, 2024·

The AKG K712 Pro headphones are open-back and tend to offer a more natural and spacious sound which is excellent for music and critical listening, but they don't isolate noise well, so they're not ideal in noisy environments. They may also require a dedicated amplifier for the best experience. On the other hand, the Bose 700 headphones feature active noise cancelling which makes them better for use in noisy situations and they have an integrated microphone which is handy for calls. They're closed-back and more versatile for different environments but might not deliver as wide a soundstage as the AKGs. If you primarily listen in quiet spaces and want the most natural sound, go with the AKG K712 Pro, but if you need versatility and noise cancellation, the Bose 700 would be better for you. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the AKG K712 Pro
  • Good for gaming
  • Very good for TV and video
Advantages of the Bose 700
  • Very good for phone calls
  • Best in class for air travel

Key differences

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Gaming

7.0
K712 Pro
700
5.3
The AKG K712 Pro is good for gaming, while the Bose 700 is poor.

Phone Calls

4.9
K712 Pro
700
8.3
The Bose 700 is very good for phone calls, while the AKG K712 Pro is poor.

TV and Video

8.4
K712 Pro
700
5.6
The AKG K712 Pro is very good for TV and video, while the Bose 700 is poor.

Noise Reduction

2.5
K712 Pro
700
9.1
The Bose 700 is excellent for noise reduction, while the AKG K712 Pro is poor.

Battery

N/A
K712 Pro
700
20.0 Hours
The AKG K712 Pro does not have a battery. The Bose 700 has 20 hours of battery life.

Cost

$272
K712 Pro
700
$299
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The AKG K712 Pro has a price of $272 and the Bose 700 costs $299.

Build Quality

8.5
K712 Pro
700
9.0
The Bose 700 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
700
7.5
The AKG K712 Pro and Bose 700 are both good for music.

Podcasts and Audiobooks

7.8
K712 Pro
700
7.8
The AKG K712 Pro and Bose 700 are both good for podcasts and audiobooks.

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How the AKG K712 Pro and the Bose 700 compare to other earbuds and headphones

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Spec Comparison

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AKG K712 ProBose 700
AKG K712 ProBose 700

GENERAL

Price
$272
$299
Brand
AKGBose
Release Date
July 1, 2013June 1, 2019
Form Factor
HeadphonesHeadphones
Connectivity
WiredWired + Wireless

SOUND

Music Score
7.8/107.5/10
Phone Calls Score
4.9/108.3/10
Gaming Score
7/105.4/10
TV and Video Score
8.5/105.6/10
Exercise Score
4.4/105.5/10

PERFORMANCE

Battery life
N/A20 Hours
Wireless charging
N/ANo
Charging time
N/A2.5 Hours
Bluetooth version
N/A5

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
NoYes
Noise Reduction Score
2.5/109.1/10
Virtual Surround
NoN/A
Android App
N/AYes
iOS App
N/AYes
Mic Quality
N/A8/10

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
8.5/109/10
Comfort score
8.4/108.4/10
Weight (headset or single earbud)
235 Grams263 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."

Bose 700

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Sound Guys

Adam Molina | June 2023
"Bose took active noise canceling and made it mainstream but eventually, the market caught up. Well, it seems like Bose was listening, because the Noise Canceling Headphones 700 is a complete redesign of its iconic product. The Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 have a new design, improved sound quality, a touch-sensitive gesture pad for playback controls, and even USB-C charging."

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About Bose

Bose is an American audio equipment manufacturer based out of Framingham, Massachusetts. Founded in 1964 by Amar Bose with the goal of creating a speaker system that could accurately recreate the sound of a concert hall, Bose has become one of the most prominent players in the modern consumer audio market due to the premium feel of their products and their wide brand recognition.

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