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Updated April 11, 2024·

If you prioritize a premium open-back listening experience and plan to use them in a quiet environment, the AKG K712 Pro offers notable sound quality with a spacious soundstage ideal for music and TV. However, they lack wireless capability, active noise cancelling, and a microphone for calls. On the other hand, if you are looking for versatile headphones that can handle a variety of environments, including travel and noisy places, the Bose Quiet Comfort Ultra provides exceptional noise isolation, wireless functionality, and a microphone for calls, albeit at a higher cost. The Bose also has a longer battery life for on-the-go use and is more suitable for exercise, though the AKG might offer better sound quality for critical listening. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the AKG K712 Pro
  • Good for podcasts and audiobooks
Advantages of the Bose Quiet Comfort Ultra Headphones
  • Very good for music
  • Excellent for gaming
  • Excellent for TV and video
  • Best in class for air travel

Key differences

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Music

7.7
K712 Pro
Quiet Comfort Ultra Headphones
8.3
The Bose Quiet Comfort Ultra Headphones is very good for music, while the AKG K712 Pro is good.

Gaming

7.0
K712 Pro
Quiet Comfort Ultra Headphones
9.3
The Bose Quiet Comfort Ultra Headphones is excellent for gaming, while the AKG K712 Pro is good.

Podcasts and Audiobooks

7.8
K712 Pro
Quiet Comfort Ultra Headphones
6.0
The AKG K712 Pro is good for podcasts and audiobooks, while the Bose Quiet Comfort Ultra Headphones is only fair.

TV and Video

8.4
K712 Pro
Quiet Comfort Ultra Headphones
9.0
The Bose Quiet Comfort Ultra Headphones is excellent for TV and video, while the AKG K712 Pro is very good.

Noise Reduction

2.5
K712 Pro
Quiet Comfort Ultra Headphones
9.1
The Bose Quiet Comfort Ultra Headphones is excellent for noise reduction, while the AKG K712 Pro is poor.

Battery

N/A
K712 Pro
Quiet Comfort Ultra Headphones
29.0 Hours
The AKG K712 Pro does not have a battery. The Bose Quiet Comfort Ultra Headphones has 29 hours of battery life.

Cost

$270
K712 Pro
Quiet Comfort Ultra Headphones
$349
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The AKG K712 Pro has a price of $270 and the Bose Quiet Comfort Ultra Headphones costs $349.

Build Quality

8.5
K712 Pro
Quiet Comfort Ultra Headphones
9.0
The Bose Quiet Comfort Ultra Headphones has excellent build quality, while the AKG K712 Pro has very good build quality.
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Key similarities

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Phone Calls

4.9
K712 Pro
Quiet Comfort Ultra Headphones
5.3
The Bose Quiet Comfort Ultra Headphones and AKG K712 Pro are both poor for phone calls.

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How the AKG K712 Pro and the Bose Quiet Comfort Ultra Headphones compare to other earbuds and headphones

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Spec Comparison

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AKG K712 ProBose Quiet Comfort Ultra Headphones
AKG K712 ProBose Quiet Comfort Ultra Headphones

GENERAL

Price
$270
$349
Brand
AKGBose
Release Date
July 1, 2013November 1, 2023
Form Factor
HeadphonesHeadphones
Connectivity
WiredWired + Wireless

SOUND

Music Score
7.8/108.3/10
Phone Calls Score
4.9/105.3/10
Gaming Score
7/109.3/10
TV and Video Score
8.5/109.1/10
Exercise Score
4.4/106.4/10

PERFORMANCE

Battery life
N/A29 Hours
Wireless charging
N/ANo
Charging time
N/A3 Hours
Bluetooth version
N/A5.3

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
NoYes
Noise Reduction Score
2.5/109.1/10
Virtual Surround
NoYes
Android App
N/AYes
iOS App
N/AYes
Mic Quality
N/A7.4/10

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
8.5/109/10
Comfort score
8.4/1010/10
Weight (headset or single earbud)
235 Grams255 Grams
Microphone style
N/AIntegrated
Waterproof Rating
00

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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."

Bose Quiet Comfort Ultra Headphones

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Christian Thomas | January 2024
"The Bose QuietComfort Ultra Headphones are a credible step up from previous Bose ANC headphones, and they're built to hang tough with the competition for years into the future. No waterproofing is a bit of a letdown, but these headphones have the technical chops to make most quite happy."

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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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