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Updated April 11, 2024·

If you prioritize sound quality for music and a wide soundstage for an immersive experience, consider the AKG K712 Pro, noting they may require a dedicated amplifier for best performance. They are suitable for quiet environments due to their open design, which doesn't isolate noise, and their bulky size makes them less portable. The Jabra Elite 4 offers a convenient wireless experience, good call quality, and water and dust resistance, making them fit for exercise and travel. They have active noise cancelling for better isolation and are significantly lighter and more portable, but they may not match the AKG's performance for critical listening and gaming due to their smaller soundstage and lower sound quality for music. 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 Jabra Elite 4
  • Very good for phone calls
  • 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
Elite 4
6.6
The AKG K712 Pro is good for music, while the Jabra Elite 4 is only fair.

Gaming

7.0
K712 Pro
Elite 4
5.4
The AKG K712 Pro is good for gaming, while the Jabra Elite 4 is poor.

Phone Calls

4.9
K712 Pro
Elite 4
8.8
The Jabra Elite 4 is very good for phone calls, while the AKG K712 Pro is poor.

Podcasts and Audiobooks

7.8
K712 Pro
Elite 4
8.6
The Jabra Elite 4 is very good for podcasts and audiobooks, while the AKG K712 Pro is good.

TV and Video

8.4
K712 Pro
Elite 4
6.0
The AKG K712 Pro is very good for TV and video, while the Jabra Elite 4 is only fair.

Noise Reduction

2.5
K712 Pro
Elite 4
7.0
The Jabra Elite 4 is good for noise reduction, while the AKG K712 Pro is poor.

Battery

N/A
K712 Pro
Elite 4
5.5 Hours
The AKG K712 Pro does not have a battery. The Jabra Elite 4 has 5.5 hours of battery life.

Cost

$272
K712 Pro
Elite 4
$83
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The AKG K712 Pro has a price of $272 and the Jabra Elite 4 costs $83.

Build Quality

8.5
K712 Pro
Elite 4
9.0
The Jabra Elite 4 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 Jabra Elite 4 compare to other earbuds and headphones

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Spec Comparison

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AKG K712 ProJabra Elite 4
AKG K712 ProJabra Elite 4

GENERAL

Price
$272
$83
Brand
AKGJabra
Release Date
July 1, 2013April 1, 2023
Form Factor
HeadphonesEarbuds
Connectivity
WiredWireless

SOUND

Music Score
7.8/106.6/10
Phone Calls Score
4.9/108.8/10
Gaming Score
7/105.4/10
TV and Video Score
8.5/106/10
Exercise Score
4.4/107.7/10

PERFORMANCE

Battery life
N/A5.5 Hours
Wireless charging
N/ANo
Charging time
N/A3.5 Hours
Bluetooth version
N/A5.2
Case Battery Life
N/A21

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
NoYes
Noise Reduction Score
2.5/107/10
Virtual Surround
NoNo
Android App
N/AYes
iOS App
N/AYes
Mic Quality
N/A8.5/10

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
8.5/109/10
Comfort score
8.4/107/10
Size
N/AMedium
Weight (headset or single earbud)
235 Grams4.6 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."

Jabra Elite 4

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Jasper Lastoria | September 2023
"The Jabra Elite 4 is a good midrange option with solid isolation and aptX codec for Android. It sounds consumer friendly from the box and the app has some EQ to adjust to taste. Some included luxuries include multipoint, sidetone, and Spotify Tap"

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About Jabra

Jabra is a subsidiary of GN Store Nord, a 150-year-old Danish company that specializes in the manufacturing of hearing aids, headsets and earphones. Jabra has a focus on fit and comfort and quality control over everything else. According to Peter Karstromer, Jabras CEO, they “design and engineer technology that frees people to work, live and communicate how and where they want to, equipping them with the tools to live their life to a new rhythm”.

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