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Updated January 10, 2024·

The AKG K712 Pros, suited for critical listening, provide an expansive soundstage and high comfort for extended sessions but lack a microphone, making them unsuitable for calls. Their open-back design means little isolation from ambient noise, which is not ideal in noisy environments or for those seeking privacy. The Jaybird Vista 2 earbuds are more versatile, supporting exercise with sweat and dust resistance, active noise cancelling for quieter listening, and a secure fit feature. They also have a built-in microphone for calls and are more portable, but may not match the AKG’s sound quality for dedicated 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 Jaybird Vista 2
  • Very good for phone calls
  • Best in class for exercise
  • Very good for air travel
  • Excellent for podcasts and audiobooks

Key differences

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Music

7.7
K712 Pro
Vista 2
6.3
The AKG K712 Pro is good for music, while the Jaybird Vista 2 is only fair.

Gaming

7.0
K712 Pro
Vista 2
5.2
The AKG K712 Pro is good for gaming, while the Jaybird Vista 2 is poor.

Phone Calls

4.9
K712 Pro
Vista 2
8.0
The Jaybird Vista 2 is very good for phone calls, while the AKG K712 Pro is poor.

Podcasts and Audiobooks

7.8
K712 Pro
Vista 2
9.0
The Jaybird Vista 2 is excellent for podcasts and audiobooks, while the AKG K712 Pro is good.

TV and Video

8.4
K712 Pro
Vista 2
5.6
The AKG K712 Pro is very good for TV and video, while the Jaybird Vista 2 is poor.

Noise Reduction

2.5
K712 Pro
Vista 2
7.0
The Jaybird Vista 2 is good for noise reduction, while the AKG K712 Pro is poor.

Battery

N/A
K712 Pro
Vista 2
6.0 Hours
The AKG K712 Pro does not have a battery. The Jaybird Vista 2 has 6 hours of battery life.

Cost

$272
K712 Pro
Vista 2
$80
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The AKG K712 Pro has a price of $272 and the Jaybird Vista 2 costs $80.

Build Quality

8.5
K712 Pro
Vista 2
9.0
The Jaybird Vista 2 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 Jaybird Vista 2 compare to other earbuds and headphones

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Spec Comparison

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AKG K712 ProJaybird Vista 2
AKG K712 ProJaybird Vista 2

GENERAL

Price
$272
$80
Brand
AKGJaybird
Release Date
July 1, 2013June 1, 2021
Form Factor
HeadphonesEarbuds
Connectivity
WiredWireless

SOUND

Music Score
7.8/106.4/10
Phone Calls Score
4.9/108/10
Gaming Score
7/105.3/10
TV and Video Score
8.5/105.6/10
Exercise Score
4.4/1010/10

PERFORMANCE

Battery life
N/A6 Hours
Wireless charging
N/AYes
Charging time
N/A3 Hours
Bluetooth version
N/A5
Case Battery Life
N/A24

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/A7/10

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
8.5/109/10
Comfort score
8.4/107.9/10
Size
N/ALarge
Weight (headset or single earbud)
235 Grams6.7 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."

Jaybird Vista 2

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Sound Guys

Chase Bernath | September 2022
"Compared to the original Vista, the Jaybird Vista 2 adds some key features including ANC and SurroundSense to control how much environmental noise you hear. If you're an athlete and are looking for rugged earbuds with tons of customization options, the Jaybird Vista 2 makes for a good option—but only if you are able to achieve a proper fit from the proprietary ear tips."

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About Jaybird

Jaybird is an American headphone and activity tracker manufacturer focused on the exercise and sports market. The company was founded in 2006 by Judd Armstrong who sought for a product that was thoroughly sweatproof and that wouldn’t get in the way during physical activity. Jaybird is a part of the Swiss company Logitech International, since 2016.

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