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Updated April 11, 2024·

If you prioritize sound quality and have a dedicated amplifier, the AKG K712 Pro offers superior overall sound, soundstage, and comfort, making it excellent for immersive music and TV experiences. However, they are open-back, less portable, not optimized for exercise or air travel, and have no wireless option. The JBL Tune 660NC, while more affordable, provides active noise cancelling, better portability, wireless connectivity, and built-in controls, which are practical for everyday use, especially when on the move. They are not as good for music and TV and offer lower sound quality, but they are a versatile choice due to their on-ear, closed design. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the AKG K712 Pro
  • Good for music
  • Good for gaming
  • Very good for TV and video
  • Good for podcasts and audiobooks
Advantages of the JBL Tune 660NC
  • Good for air travel

Key differences

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Music

7.7
K712 Pro
Tune 660NC
6.1
The AKG K712 Pro is good for music, while the JBL Tune 660NC is only fair.

Gaming

7.0
K712 Pro
Tune 660NC
5.4
The AKG K712 Pro is good for gaming, while the JBL Tune 660NC is poor.

Podcasts and Audiobooks

7.8
K712 Pro
Tune 660NC
5.7
The AKG K712 Pro is good for podcasts and audiobooks, while the JBL Tune 660NC is poor.

TV and Video

8.4
K712 Pro
Tune 660NC
5.6
The AKG K712 Pro is very good for TV and video, while the JBL Tune 660NC is poor.

Noise Reduction

2.5
K712 Pro
Tune 660NC
6.0
The JBL Tune 660NC is only fair for noise reduction, while the AKG K712 Pro is poor.

Battery

N/A
K712 Pro
Tune 660NC
42.0 Hours
The AKG K712 Pro does not have a battery. The JBL Tune 660NC has 42 hours of battery life.

Cost

$272
K712 Pro
Tune 660NC
$60
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The AKG K712 Pro has a price of $272 and the JBL Tune 660NC costs $60.
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Key similarities

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Phone Calls

4.9
K712 Pro
Tune 660NC
5.1
The JBL Tune 660NC and AKG K712 Pro are both poor for phone calls.

Build Quality

8.5
K712 Pro
Tune 660NC
8.0
The AKG K712 Pro and JBL Tune 660NC both have very good build quality.

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How the AKG K712 Pro and the JBL Tune 660NC compare to other earbuds and headphones

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Spec Comparison

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AKG K712 ProJBL Tune 660NC
AKG K712 ProJBL Tune 660NC

GENERAL

Price
$272
$60
Brand
AKGJBL
Release Date
July 1, 2013February 1, 2021
Form Factor
HeadphonesHeadphones
Connectivity
WiredWired + Wireless

SOUND

Music Score
7.8/106.1/10
Phone Calls Score
4.9/105.1/10
Gaming Score
7/105.5/10
TV and Video Score
8.5/105.6/10
Exercise Score
4.4/106/10

PERFORMANCE

Battery life
N/A42 Hours
Wireless charging
N/ANo
Charging time
N/A2 Hours
Bluetooth version
N/A5

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
NoYes
Noise Reduction Score
2.5/106/10
Virtual Surround
NoNo
Mic Quality
N/A6.8/10

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
8.5/108/10
Comfort score
8.4/106/10
Weight (headset or single earbud)
235 Grams172 Grams
Microphone style
N/AIntegrated
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."

JBL Tune 660NC

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SoundGuys

Chase Bernath | April 2023
"The JBL Tune 660NC is the best value you can get from a set of on-ear headphones. There's no companion app so you don't get many additional features, but everything the JBL Tune 660NC sets out to do, it does well. At this price, the JBL Tune 660NC is an easy recommendation for on-ear headphone lovers"

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About JBL

JBL is an American audio equipment manufacturer. Owned by Harman International which is, itself, owned by Samsung Electronics. JBL markets a wide array of monitoring speakers, professional headphones and consumer market headphones and earbuds. It was founded in 1946 by James Bullough Lansing (whose initials give the company its name) and has become one of the most prolific audio companies ever. Their products were responsible for audio during the 1969 Woodstock Festival.

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