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Updated January 10, 2024·

The AKG K712 Pro has a superior sound quality and an open-back design for a more immersive experience, especially with music and TV, but isn't portable and lacks a microphone, making it unsuitable for calls, meetings, and outdoor activities. The JLab JBuds Work Wireless offers good mic quality for calls, portability, and a closed-back design for better noise isolation in noisy environments, but won't match the K712 Pro's audio fidelity for critical listening. The AKG is pricier and better for at-home listening, while the JLab is more versatile and budget-friendly. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the AKG K712 Pro
  • Good for music
  • Very good for TV and video
Advantages of the JLab JBuds Work Wireless
  • Good for phone calls
  • Very good for gaming
  • Very good for air travel

Key differences

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Music

7.7
K712 Pro
JBuds Work Wireless
6.8
The AKG K712 Pro is good for music, while the JLab JBuds Work Wireless is only fair.

Gaming

7.0
K712 Pro
JBuds Work Wireless
8.8
The JLab JBuds Work Wireless is very good for gaming, while the AKG K712 Pro is good.

Phone Calls

4.9
K712 Pro
JBuds Work Wireless
7.3
The JLab JBuds Work Wireless is good for phone calls, while the AKG K712 Pro is poor.

Noise Reduction

2.5
K712 Pro
JBuds Work Wireless
5.3
The JLab JBuds Work Wireless and AKG K712 Pro are both poor for noise reduction, though the JLab JBuds Work Wireless is somewhat better.

Battery

N/A
K712 Pro
JBuds Work Wireless
60.0 Hours
The AKG K712 Pro does not have a battery. The JLab JBuds Work Wireless has 60 hours of battery life.

Cost

$272
K712 Pro
JBuds Work Wireless
$79
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The AKG K712 Pro has a price of $272 and the JLab JBuds Work Wireless costs $79.

Build Quality

8.5
K712 Pro
JBuds Work Wireless
9.0
The JLab JBuds Work Wireless has excellent build quality, while the AKG K712 Pro has very good build quality.
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Key similarities

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Podcasts and Audiobooks

7.8
K712 Pro
JBuds Work Wireless
7.9
The JLab JBuds Work Wireless and AKG K712 Pro are both good for podcasts and audiobooks.

TV and Video

8.4
K712 Pro
JBuds Work Wireless
7.9
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers AKG K712 Pro to be very good for TV and video, while the JLab JBuds Work Wireless is good.

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How the AKG K712 Pro and the JLab JBuds Work Wireless compare to other earbuds and headphones

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Spec Comparison

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AKG K712 ProJLab JBuds Work Wireless
AKG K712 ProJLab JBuds Work Wireless

GENERAL

Price
$272
$79
Brand
AKGJLab
Release Date
July 1, 2013October 1, 2021
Form Factor
HeadphonesHeadphones
Connectivity
WiredWired + Wireless

SOUND

Music Score
7.8/106.9/10
Phone Calls Score
4.9/107.3/10
Gaming Score
7/108.9/10
TV and Video Score
8.5/108/10
Exercise Score
4.4/106.3/10

PERFORMANCE

Battery life
N/A60 Hours
Wireless charging
N/ANo
Charging time
N/A3 Hours
Bluetooth version
N/A5

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
NoNo
Noise Reduction Score
2.5/105.3/10
Virtual Surround
NoNo
Android App
N/ANo
iOS App
N/ANo
Mic Quality
N/A9/10

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
8.5/109/10
Comfort score
8.4/108.4/10
Weight (headset or single earbud)
235 Grams158 Grams
Microphone style
N/ABoom
Waterproof Rating
00

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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 JBuds Work Wireless

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Tim Gideon | February 2022
"The JLab JBuds Work is an affordable headset-headphone hybrid that you can use to listen to music in stereo and communicate on video calls thanks to a retractable boom mic, and we particularly like its convenient mono and passive wired modes. You won't find any frills here like you will with the costlier Jabra Evolve2 65 or Plantronics Voyager 4220 UC, but for less than half the price, the JBuds Work is an effective lower-cost alternative."

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