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Updated January 10, 2024·

Let’s consider your needs to help you decide. If you prioritize audio fidelity and a wide soundstage for critical listening, the AKG K712 Pro would be the better option, though it's more expensive and may not be portable due to its open-back design and need for a dedicated amplifier. On the other hand, if you prefer wireless convenience, portability, and the ability to take calls on the go without spending as much, the JBL Tune 710BT would suit you, keeping in mind that these may not match the detailed sound quality of the AKGs. 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 JBL Tune 710BT
  • Very good for air travel

Key differences

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Music

7.7
K712 Pro
Tune 710BT
6.1
The AKG K712 Pro is good for music, while the JBL Tune 710BT is only fair.

Gaming

7.0
K712 Pro
Tune 710BT
5.3
The AKG K712 Pro is good for gaming, while the JBL Tune 710BT is poor.

Phone Calls

4.9
K712 Pro
Tune 710BT
6.5
The JBL Tune 710BT is only fair for phone calls, while the AKG K712 Pro is poor.

TV and Video

8.4
K712 Pro
Tune 710BT
5.6
The AKG K712 Pro is very good for TV and video, while the JBL Tune 710BT is poor.

Noise Reduction

2.5
K712 Pro
Tune 710BT
6.0
The JBL Tune 710BT is only fair for noise reduction, while the AKG K712 Pro is poor.

Battery

N/A
K712 Pro
Tune 710BT
50.0 Hours
The AKG K712 Pro does not have a battery. The JBL Tune 710BT has 50 hours of battery life.

Cost

$272
K712 Pro
Tune 710BT
$80
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The AKG K712 Pro has a price of $272 and the JBL Tune 710BT costs $80.
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Key similarities

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Podcasts and Audiobooks

7.8
K712 Pro
Tune 710BT
7.9
The JBL Tune 710BT and AKG K712 Pro are both good for podcasts and audiobooks.

Build Quality

8.5
K712 Pro
Tune 710BT
8.0
The AKG K712 Pro and JBL Tune 710BT both have very good build quality.

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How the AKG K712 Pro and the JBL Tune 710BT compare to other earbuds and headphones

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Spec Comparison

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AKG K712 ProJBL Tune 710BT
AKG K712 ProJBL Tune 710BT

GENERAL

Price
$272
$80
Brand
AKGJBL
Release Date
July 1, 2013July 1, 2021
Form Factor
HeadphonesHeadphones
Connectivity
WiredWired + Wireless

SOUND

Music Score
7.8/106.1/10
Phone Calls Score
4.9/106.6/10
Gaming Score
7/105.3/10
TV and Video Score
8.5/105.6/10
Exercise Score
4.4/106.1/10

PERFORMANCE

Battery life
N/A50 Hours
Wireless charging
N/ANo
Charging time
N/A2 Hours
Bluetooth version
N/A5

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
NoNo
Noise Reduction Score
2.5/106/10
Virtual Surround
NoNo
Android App
N/ANo
iOS App
N/ANo
Mic Quality
N/A7/10

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
8.5/108/10
Comfort score
8.4/106/10
Weight (headset or single earbud)
235 Grams220 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 710BT

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Álvaro Nieto | February 2023
"We are facing headphones that are comfortable to use with a foldable and lightweight design, which is combined with 40mm dynamic drivers and a multipoint Bluetooth connection, which makes them versatile and a good option for day-to-day use, whether for listening music, podcasts, audiobooks, or videos."

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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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