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Updated January 10, 2024·

If you're looking for superior sound quality and an expansive soundstage for an immersive home listening experience and don't need wireless convenience, the AKG K712 Pro headphones might be the better choice, though they are pricier and not suited for exercise or travel. On the other hand, if you prefer something more portable, versatile for calls, meetings, and exercise with active noise cancelling and wireless capabilities at a more affordable price, the Creative Labs Outlier Pro earbuds could be a good fit, though they may not match the AKG's audio fidelity and comfort during extended listening sessions. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the AKG K712 Pro
  • Good for music
  • Good for gaming
  • Very good for TV and video
Advantages of the Creative Labs Outlier Pro
  • Very good for phone calls
  • Very good for exercise
  • Very good for air travel
  • Very good for podcasts and audiobooks

Key differences

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Music

7.7
K712 Pro
Outlier Pro
5.9
The AKG K712 Pro is good for music, while the Creative Labs Outlier Pro is poor.

Gaming

7.0
K712 Pro
Outlier Pro
5.3
The AKG K712 Pro is good for gaming, while the Creative Labs Outlier Pro is poor.

Phone Calls

4.9
K712 Pro
Outlier Pro
8.3
The Creative Labs Outlier Pro is very good for phone calls, while the AKG K712 Pro is poor.

Podcasts and Audiobooks

7.8
K712 Pro
Outlier Pro
8.9
The Creative Labs Outlier Pro is very good for podcasts and audiobooks, while the AKG K712 Pro is good.

TV and Video

8.4
K712 Pro
Outlier Pro
5.5
The AKG K712 Pro is very good for TV and video, while the Creative Labs Outlier Pro is poor.

Noise Reduction

2.5
K712 Pro
Outlier Pro
8.3
The Creative Labs Outlier Pro is very good for noise reduction, while the AKG K712 Pro is poor.

Battery

N/A
K712 Pro
Outlier Pro
10.0 Hours
The AKG K712 Pro does not have a battery. The Creative Labs Outlier Pro has 10 hours of battery life.

Cost

$272
K712 Pro
Outlier Pro
$50
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The AKG K712 Pro has a price of $272 and the Creative Labs Outlier Pro costs $50.

Build Quality

8.5
K712 Pro
Outlier Pro
9.0
The Creative Labs Outlier Pro has excellent build quality, while the AKG K712 Pro has very good build quality.
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How the AKG K712 Pro and the Creative Labs Outlier Pro compare to other earbuds and headphones

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Spec Comparison

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AKG K712 ProCreative Labs Outlier Pro
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GENERAL

Price
$272
$50
Brand
AKGCreative Labs
Release Date
July 1, 2013April 1, 2022
Form Factor
HeadphonesEarbuds
Connectivity
WiredWireless

SOUND

Music Score
7.8/105.9/10
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
4.4/108/10

PERFORMANCE

Battery life
N/A10 Hours
Wireless charging
N/AYes
Charging time
N/A1.5 Hours
Bluetooth version
N/A5.2
Case Battery Life
N/A45

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/A8/10

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
8.5/109/10
Comfort score
8.4/107/10
Size
N/ALarge
Weight (headset or single earbud)
235 Grams7.2 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 Outlier Pro

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Forbes

Brad Moon | September 2022
"If you listen to music for extended periods such as commuting and work, and you hate having to pause to charge, give the Creative Outlier Pro wireless earbuds a try. You should be able to enjoy your tunes all day, or longer, without interruption."

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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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