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Updated January 10, 2024·

If you're considering the AKG K712 Pro and the JBL Vibe Beam True Wireless, understand that the AKGs are over-ear headphones well-regarded for their wide soundstage and comfort, ideal for critical listening and long sessions of music enjoyment, but they are tethered by a cable and don't have a microphone. The JBLs are true wireless earbuds that offer portability and convenience for all-around use like calls and meetings, with features like sweat resistance and a battery life suitable for extended mobile use. Choose the AKGs for top-tier sound at home and the JBLs for versatile use cases including exercise, travel, and on-the-go listening. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the AKG K712 Pro
  • Good for music
  • Very good for TV and video
Advantages of the JBL Vibe Beam True Wireless
  • Good for phone calls
  • Very good for air travel

Key differences

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Music

7.7
K712 Pro
Vibe Beam True Wireless
6.6
The AKG K712 Pro is good for music, while the JBL Vibe Beam True Wireless is only fair.

Phone Calls

4.9
K712 Pro
Vibe Beam True Wireless
7.8
The JBL Vibe Beam True Wireless is good for phone calls, while the AKG K712 Pro is poor.

TV and Video

8.4
K712 Pro
Vibe Beam True Wireless
6.9
The AKG K712 Pro is very good for TV and video, while the JBL Vibe Beam True Wireless is only fair.

Noise Reduction

2.5
K712 Pro
Vibe Beam True Wireless
6.5
The JBL Vibe Beam True Wireless is only fair for noise reduction, while the AKG K712 Pro is poor.

Battery

N/A
K712 Pro
Vibe Beam True Wireless
8.3 Hours
The AKG K712 Pro does not have a battery. The JBL Vibe Beam True Wireless has 8.3 hours of battery life.

Cost

$272
K712 Pro
Vibe Beam True Wireless
$40
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The AKG K712 Pro has a price of $272 and the JBL Vibe Beam True Wireless costs $40.
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Key similarities

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Gaming

7.0
K712 Pro
Vibe Beam True Wireless
7.3
The JBL Vibe Beam True Wireless and AKG K712 Pro are both good for gaming.

Podcasts and Audiobooks

7.8
K712 Pro
Vibe Beam True Wireless
7.3
The AKG K712 Pro and JBL Vibe Beam True Wireless are both good for podcasts and audiobooks.

Build Quality

8.5
K712 Pro
Vibe Beam True Wireless
8.5
The AKG K712 Pro and JBL Vibe Beam True Wireless both have very good build quality.

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How the AKG K712 Pro and the JBL Vibe Beam True Wireless compare to other earbuds and headphones

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Spec Comparison

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AKG K712 ProJBL Vibe Beam True Wireless
AKG K712 ProJBL Vibe Beam True Wireless

GENERAL

Price
$272
$40
Brand
AKGJBL
Release Date
July 1, 2013February 1, 2023
Form Factor
HeadphonesEarbuds
Connectivity
WiredWireless

SOUND

Music Score
7.8/106.6/10
Phone Calls Score
4.9/107.9/10
Gaming Score
7/107.4/10
TV and Video Score
8.5/107/10
Exercise Score
4.4/106/10

PERFORMANCE

Battery life
N/A8.3 Hours
Wireless charging
N/ANo
Charging time
N/A1.1 Hours
Bluetooth version
N/A5.2
Case Battery Life
N/A16

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
NoNo
Noise Reduction Score
2.5/106.5/10
Virtual Surround
NoNo
Android App
N/AYes
iOS App
N/AYes
Mic Quality
N/A8/10

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
8.5/108.5/10
Comfort score
8.4/106/10
Size
N/ALarge
Weight (headset or single earbud)
235 Grams8.8 Grams
Microphone style
N/AIntegrated

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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 Vibe Beam True Wireless

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LaFonda | April 2023
"The Vibe Beam earbuds may not be a sleek as other earbuds in the price range, such as the equally priced Vibe Buds, but they sound great, have a long battery life, and come with an equalizer. And if you just need a solid pair if earbuds to get you through your commute, these will do the trick. I have no complaints here."

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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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