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K712 Pro
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ER4XR
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Advantages of the AKG K712 Pro
  • Good for gaming
  • Very good for TV and video
Advantages of the Etymotic ER4XR
  • Very good for music

Key differences

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Gaming

7.0
K712 Pro
ER4XR
6.2
The AKG K712 Pro is good for gaming, while the Etymotic ER4XR is only fair.

Podcasts and Audiobooks

7.8
K712 Pro
ER4XR
7.3
The AKG K712 Pro and Etymotic ER4XR are both good for podcasts and audiobooks, though the AKG K712 Pro is somewhat better.

TV and Video

8.4
K712 Pro
ER4XR
7.4
The AKG K712 Pro is very good for TV and video, while the Etymotic ER4XR is good.

Noise Reduction

2.5
K712 Pro
ER4XR
9.1
The Etymotic ER4XR is excellent for noise reduction, while the AKG K712 Pro is poor.

Cost

$272
K712 Pro
ER4XR
$300
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$350

$400

The AKG K712 Pro has a price of $272 and the Etymotic ER4XR costs $300.

Build Quality

8.5
K712 Pro
ER4XR
9.0
The Etymotic ER4XR has excellent build quality, while the AKG K712 Pro has very good build quality.
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Key similarities

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Music

7.7
K712 Pro
ER4XR
8.0
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers Etymotic ER4XR to be very good for music, while the AKG K712 Pro is good.

Phone Calls

4.9
K712 Pro
ER4XR
4.7
The AKG K712 Pro and Etymotic ER4XR are both poor for phone calls.

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How the AKG K712 Pro and the Etymotic ER4XR compare to other earbuds and headphones

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Spec Comparison

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AKG K712 ProEtymotic ER4XR
AKG K712 ProEtymotic ER4XR

GENERAL

Price
$272
$300
Brand
AKGEtymotic
Release Date
July 1, 2013June 1, 2016
Form Factor
HeadphonesEarbuds
Connectivity
WiredWired

SOUND

Music Score
7.8/108/10
Phone Calls Score
4.9/104.8/10
Gaming Score
7/106.3/10
TV and Video Score
8.5/107.4/10
Exercise Score
4.4/104.1/10

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
NoNo
Noise Reduction Score
2.5/109.1/10
Virtual Surround
NoN/A

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
8.5/109/10
Comfort score
8.4/106/10
Size
N/ASmall
Weight (headset or single earbud)
235 Grams4 Grams
Waterproof Rating
00

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."

Etymotic ER4XR

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What HiFi?

What HiFi? | May 2015
"The Etymotic ER4XRs' top qualities are the detail and definition of the midrange, rewarding the closest listening. While the soundstage is large rather than gigantic, the excellent separation and spatial precision mean you can dive deep into music just as much as when wearing a pair of full-size open-backed headphones."

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About Etymotic

Etymotic Research is an American based research, development and manufacturing company founded in 1983. They invented the first insert earphones that were used for the diagnosis and research of hearing loss and other auditory disorders. They went on to pioneer the market of high fidelity, isolating, in-ear earphones.

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