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Updated April 11, 2024·

For immersive music listening with a wide soundstage, the AKG K712 Pro headphones are superior but require an amplifier for best performance and are open-back, meaning they leak sound and offer poor noise isolation. The Creative Labs Aurvana Ace 2 earbuds are significantly cheaper, offer aptX lossless codec for high-quality wireless audio, and possess active noise cancelling making them suitable for noisy environments. If portability, exercise, and casual use are priorities, the Creative's wireless design and sweatproof certification are beneficial. Conversely, if critical listening and sound quality are your focus, and you don’t mind the wired connection and additional expense, the AKG K712 Pro would be ideal. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the AKG K712 Pro
  • Very good for TV and video
  • Good for podcasts and audiobooks
Advantages of the Creative Labs Aurvana Ace 2
  • Very good for music
  • Very good for gaming
  • Good for exercise
  • Very good for air travel

Key differences

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Music

7.7
K712 Pro
Aurvana Ace 2
8.4
The Creative Labs Aurvana Ace 2 is very good for music, while the AKG K712 Pro is good.

Gaming

7.0
K712 Pro
Aurvana Ace 2
8.6
The Creative Labs Aurvana Ace 2 is very good for gaming, while the AKG K712 Pro is good.

Podcasts and Audiobooks

7.8
K712 Pro
Aurvana Ace 2
5.6
The AKG K712 Pro is good for podcasts and audiobooks, while the Creative Labs Aurvana Ace 2 is poor.

TV and Video

8.4
K712 Pro
Aurvana Ace 2
7.7
The AKG K712 Pro is very good for TV and video, while the Creative Labs Aurvana Ace 2 is good.

Noise Reduction

2.5
K712 Pro
Aurvana Ace 2
7.0
The Creative Labs Aurvana Ace 2 is good for noise reduction, while the AKG K712 Pro is poor.

Battery

N/A
K712 Pro
Aurvana Ace 2
5.0 Hours
The AKG K712 Pro does not have a battery. The Creative Labs Aurvana Ace 2 has 5 hours of battery life.

Cost

$272
K712 Pro
Aurvana Ace 2
$150
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The AKG K712 Pro has a price of $272 and the Creative Labs Aurvana Ace 2 costs $150.

Build Quality

8.5
K712 Pro
Aurvana Ace 2
9.0
The Creative Labs Aurvana Ace 2 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
Aurvana Ace 2
4.9
The AKG K712 Pro and Creative Labs Aurvana Ace 2 are both poor for phone calls.

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How the AKG K712 Pro and the Creative Labs Aurvana Ace 2 compare to other earbuds and headphones

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Spec Comparison

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AKG K712 ProCreative Labs Aurvana Ace 2
AKG K712 ProCreative Labs Aurvana Ace 2

GENERAL

Price
$272
$150
Brand
AKGCreative Labs
Release Date
July 1, 2013December 1, 2023
Form Factor
HeadphonesEarbuds
Connectivity
WiredWireless

SOUND

Music Score
7.8/108.4/10
Phone Calls Score
4.9/104.9/10
Gaming Score
7/108.6/10
TV and Video Score
8.5/107.7/10
Exercise Score
4.4/107.9/10

PERFORMANCE

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

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
NoYes
Noise Reduction Score
2.5/107/10
Virtual Surround
NoYes
Android App
N/AYes
iOS App
N/AYes
Mic Quality
N/A6/10

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
8.5/109/10
Comfort score
8.4/108.4/10
Size
N/AMedium
Weight (headset or single earbud)
235 Grams4.7 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."

Creative Labs Aurvana Ace 2

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Tim Gideon | December 2023
"The Creative Aurvana Ace 2 earphones deliver robust, crisp audio thanks to their combination of xMEMS and dynamic drivers. We're fans of their extensive, high-quality codec options and highly customizable EQ."

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About Creative Labs

Creative Labs is a Singaporean technology company specialized in the manufacture of multimedia products. They created the world-famous Soundblaster soundcard back in 1989 which was a staple of the gaming community for a long time. Nowadays, besides still marketing their discrete audio systems, they offer a wide array of headphones, gaming headsets and speakers that still preserve that same heritage.

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