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K712 Pro
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PI7
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Advantages of the AKG K712 Pro
  • Good for music
  • Very good for TV and video
  • Good for podcasts and audiobooks
Advantages of the Bowers and Wilkins PI7
  • Very good for gaming
  • Very good for air travel

Key differences

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Music

7.7
K712 Pro
PI7
6.8
The AKG K712 Pro is good for music, while the Bowers and Wilkins PI7 is only fair.

Gaming

7.0
K712 Pro
PI7
8.1
The Bowers and Wilkins PI7 is very good for gaming, while the AKG K712 Pro is good.

Podcasts and Audiobooks

7.8
K712 Pro
PI7
4.8
The AKG K712 Pro is good for podcasts and audiobooks, while the Bowers and Wilkins PI7 is poor.

TV and Video

8.4
K712 Pro
PI7
6.8
The AKG K712 Pro is very good for TV and video, while the Bowers and Wilkins PI7 is only fair.

Noise Reduction

2.5
K712 Pro
PI7
8.3
The Bowers and Wilkins PI7 is very good for noise reduction, while the AKG K712 Pro is poor.

Battery

N/A
K712 Pro
PI7
3.0 Hours
The AKG K712 Pro does not have a battery. The Bowers and Wilkins PI7 has 3 hours of battery life.

Cost

$272
K712 Pro
PI7
$399
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The AKG K712 Pro has a price of $272 and the Bowers and Wilkins PI7 costs $399.
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Key similarities

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Phone Calls

4.9
K712 Pro
PI7
5.1
The Bowers and Wilkins PI7 and AKG K712 Pro are both poor for phone calls.

Build Quality

8.5
K712 Pro
PI7
8.9
The Bowers and Wilkins PI7 and AKG K712 Pro both have very good build quality.

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How the AKG K712 Pro and the Bowers and Wilkins PI7 compare to other earbuds and headphones

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Spec Comparison

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AKG K712 ProBowers and Wilkins PI7
AKG K712 ProBowers and Wilkins PI7

GENERAL

Price
$272
$399
Brand
AKGBowers and Wilkins
Release Date
July 1, 2013April 1, 2021
Form Factor
HeadphonesEarbuds
Connectivity
WiredWireless

SOUND

Music Score
7.8/106.9/10
Phone Calls Score
4.9/105.2/10
Gaming Score
7/108.2/10
TV and Video Score
8.5/106.9/10
Exercise Score
4.4/105.8/10

PERFORMANCE

Battery life
N/A3 Hours
Wireless charging
N/AYes
Charging time
N/A0.7 Hours
Bluetooth version
N/A5
Case Battery Life
N/A20

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
NoYes
Noise Reduction Score
2.5/108.4/10
Virtual Surround
NoNo
Android App
N/AYes
iOS App
N/AYes
Mic Quality
N/A8.5/10

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
8.5/108.9/10
Comfort score
8.4/108/10
Size
N/ALarge
Weight (headset or single earbud)
235 Grams7 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."

Bowers and Wilkins PI7

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Sound Guys

Chase Bernath | April 2022
"The primary selling point of the Bowers & Wilkins PI7 is the charging case that can transmit audio from any analog source to the earbuds. If you have a very specific and clear need for that feature, then the Bowers & Wilkins PI7 is for you."

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About Bowers and Wilkins

Bowers and Wilkins is a British audio equipment manufacturer with a focus on innovation and product development. It was founded by a couple of real-life James Bonds, the co-founders John Bowers and Roy Wilkins, who met while working for MI6 during World War II. The company keeps being favored by enthusiasts due to their sound quality, craftsmanship and signature aesthetics.

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