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Updated April 11, 2024·

If you prioritize overall sound quality, comfort, and a wide soundstage for immersive music and TV experiences, and don't mind the additional expense or using them in a stationary setting with a potential need for an amplifier, the AKG K712 Pro could be a great fit. On the other hand, if you prefer a more affordable, portable option with good noise isolation for commuting or traveling and don't require superior sound quality, the Creative Labs Aurvana Trio LS would serve you well, plus they have a built-in microphone suitable for calls. However, the AKG has poor microphone quality and no wireless capability, unlike the Creative Labs which also offers a good build quality. Remember, the AKGs are open-back and will leak sound, which might not be ideal for quiet environments or places where noise disturbance is a concern. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the AKG K712 Pro
  • Good for music
  • Very good for TV and video
Advantages of the Creative Labs Aurvana Trio LS
  • Good for air travel

Key differences

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Music

7.7
K712 Pro
Aurvana Trio LS
6.6
The AKG K712 Pro is good for music, while the Creative Labs Aurvana Trio LS is only fair.

Gaming

7.0
K712 Pro
Aurvana Trio LS
7.9
The Creative Labs Aurvana Trio LS and AKG K712 Pro are both good for gaming, though the Creative Labs Aurvana Trio LS is somewhat better.

Phone Calls

4.9
K712 Pro
Aurvana Trio LS
6.9
The Creative Labs Aurvana Trio LS is only fair for phone calls, while the AKG K712 Pro is poor.

TV and Video

8.4
K712 Pro
Aurvana Trio LS
7.2
The AKG K712 Pro is very good for TV and video, while the Creative Labs Aurvana Trio LS is good.

Noise Reduction

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

Cost

$659
K712 Pro
Aurvana Trio LS
$33
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The AKG K712 Pro has a price of $659 and the Creative Labs Aurvana Trio LS costs $33.

Build Quality

8.5
K712 Pro
Aurvana Trio LS
9.0
The Creative Labs Aurvana Trio LS has excellent build quality, while the AKG K712 Pro has very good build quality.
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Key similarities

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Podcasts and Audiobooks

7.8
K712 Pro
Aurvana Trio LS
7.4
The AKG K712 Pro and Creative Labs Aurvana Trio LS are both good for podcasts and audiobooks.

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How the AKG K712 Pro and the Creative Labs Aurvana Trio LS compare to other earbuds and headphones

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Spec Comparison

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AKG K712 ProCreative Labs Aurvana Trio LS
AKG K712 ProCreative Labs Aurvana Trio LS

GENERAL

Price
$659
$33
Brand
AKGCreative Labs
Release Date
July 1, 2013January 1, 2018
Form Factor
HeadphonesEarbuds
Connectivity
WiredWired

SOUND

Music Score
7.8/106.6/10
Phone Calls Score
4.9/107/10
Gaming Score
7/108/10
TV and Video Score
8.5/107.2/10
Exercise Score
4.4/104.1/10

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
NoNo
Noise Reduction Score
2.5/107/10
Virtual Surround
NoNo
Android App
N/AYes
iOS App
N/AYes
Mic Quality
N/A7/10

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
8.5/109/10
Comfort score
8.4/107.9/10
Size
N/AMedium
Weight (headset or single earbud)
235 Grams18 Grams
Microphone style
N/AIntegrated

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."

Creative Labs Aurvana Trio LS

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Forbes

Mark Sparrow | December 2021
"These super-affordable wired earphones are some of the best I’ve heard in recent years. For the money they are unbeatable. And before you say: “I can’t use them as there’s no headphone jack on my smartphone!”, they can work with jack-less phones by using the brilliant little Creative SXFI headphone amp which plugs into a smartphone’s USB or Lightning port (with an adapter) and produces the most sublime audio output."

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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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