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Updated April 11, 2024·

Considering your options, the AKG K712 Pro headphones provide a very good overall sound quality and excellent comfort, suitable for music enthusiasts who enjoy an open soundstage and don't mind the open-back design that leaks sound and offers little noise isolation. They're best in quiet environments, where you can appreciate their sound fidelity and don't require mobility since they're larger and need an amplifier for optimal performance. In contrast, the JLab Go Air Pop earbuds are budget-friendly, portable, and come with a sweatproof certification, making them a good choice for exercise or travel. They offer good noise isolation despite their fair sound quality, and their compact size with a wireless design adds to their convenience for on-the-go use. Choose the AKG if your priority is high-fidelity audio at home or in a studio; opt for the JLab if you prioritize cost, portability, and versatility for everyday casual use. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the AKG K712 Pro
  • Good for gaming
  • Very good for TV and video
  • Good for podcasts and audiobooks
Advantages of the JLab Go Air Pop
  • Good for exercise
  • Very good for air travel

Key differences

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Music

7.7
K712 Pro
Go Air Pop
7.1
The AKG K712 Pro and JLab Go Air Pop are both good for music, though the AKG K712 Pro is somewhat better.

Gaming

7.0
K712 Pro
Go Air Pop
5.5
The AKG K712 Pro is good for gaming, while the JLab Go Air Pop is poor.

Podcasts and Audiobooks

7.8
K712 Pro
Go Air Pop
5.7
The AKG K712 Pro is good for podcasts and audiobooks, while the JLab Go Air Pop is poor.

TV and Video

8.4
K712 Pro
Go Air Pop
6.1
The AKG K712 Pro is very good for TV and video, while the JLab Go Air Pop is only fair.

Noise Reduction

2.5
K712 Pro
Go Air Pop
6.5
The JLab Go Air Pop is only fair for noise reduction, while the AKG K712 Pro is poor.

Battery

N/A
K712 Pro
Go Air Pop
9.0 Hours
The AKG K712 Pro does not have a battery. The JLab Go Air Pop has 9 hours of battery life.

Cost

$272
K712 Pro
Go Air Pop
$25
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The AKG K712 Pro has a price of $272 and the JLab Go Air Pop costs $25.

Build Quality

8.5
K712 Pro
Go Air Pop
9.0
The JLab Go Air Pop has excellent build quality, while the AKG K712 Pro has very good build quality.
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Key similarities

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Phone Calls

4.9
K712 Pro
Go Air Pop
5.0
The JLab Go Air Pop and AKG K712 Pro are both poor for phone calls.

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How the AKG K712 Pro and the JLab Go Air Pop compare to other earbuds and headphones

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Spec Comparison

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AKG K712 ProJLab Go Air Pop
AKG K712 ProJLab Go Air Pop

GENERAL

Price
$272
$25
Brand
AKGJLab
Release Date
July 1, 2013September 1, 2021
Form Factor
HeadphonesEarbuds
Connectivity
WiredWireless

SOUND

Music Score
7.8/107.2/10
Phone Calls Score
4.9/105.1/10
Gaming Score
7/105.5/10
TV and Video Score
8.5/106.1/10
Exercise Score
4.4/107.6/10

PERFORMANCE

Battery life
N/A9 Hours
Wireless charging
N/ANo
Charging time
N/A2 Hours
Bluetooth version
N/A5.1
Case Battery Life
N/A27

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
NoYes
Noise Reduction Score
2.5/106.5/10
Virtual Surround
NoNo
Android App
N/ANo
iOS App
N/ANo
Mic Quality
N/A6.5/10

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
8.5/109/10
Comfort score
8.4/107/10
Size
N/ASmall
Weight (headset or single earbud)
235 Grams3.9 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."

JLab Go Air Pop

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Sam Smart | August 2023
"The JLab GO Air POP is a great option for anyone on a tight budget. This pair of true wireless earbuds checks all the boxes for earbud essentials, and performs pretty well in most areas. The microphone isn't great, but that's to be expected for something this inexpensive."

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