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Updated January 10, 2024·

If you prioritize sound quality and comfort for long listening sessions, the AKG K712 Pro would be the better choice, offering a more immersive experience and a better build quality, but they are large and not very portable. On the other hand, the Koss KSC75 are more budget-friendly and portable, with a unique clip-on design that's less intrusive and easier to take on the go, although they might not be as comfortable or durable for extended use. Neither model has a microphone or active noise cancelling, and both are wired with an open-back design, which means they will not isolate noise well and are more suited for quiet environments. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the AKG K712 Pro
  • Good for gaming
  • Very good for TV and video
Advantages of the Koss KSC75
  • Very good for music

Key differences

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Music

7.7
K712 Pro
KSC75
8.3
The Koss KSC75 is very good for music, while the AKG K712 Pro is good.

Gaming

7.0
K712 Pro
KSC75
6.4
The AKG K712 Pro is good for gaming, while the Koss KSC75 is only fair.

TV and Video

8.4
K712 Pro
KSC75
7.7
The AKG K712 Pro is very good for TV and video, while the Koss KSC75 is good.

Cost

$272
K712 Pro
KSC75
$20
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The AKG K712 Pro has a price of $272 and the Koss KSC75 costs $20.

Build Quality

8.5
K712 Pro
KSC75
5.6
The AKG K712 Pro has very good build quality, while the Koss KSC75 has poor build quality.
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Key similarities

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Phone Calls

4.9
K712 Pro
KSC75
4.8
The AKG K712 Pro and Koss KSC75 are both poor for phone calls.

Podcasts and Audiobooks

7.8
K712 Pro
KSC75
7.5
The AKG K712 Pro and Koss KSC75 are both good for podcasts and audiobooks.

Noise Reduction

2.5
K712 Pro
KSC75
2.5
The AKG K712 Pro and Koss KSC75 are both poor for noise reduction.

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How the AKG K712 Pro and the Koss KSC75 compare to other earbuds and headphones

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Spec Comparison

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AKG K712 ProKoss KSC75
AKG K712 ProKoss KSC75

GENERAL

Price
$272
$20
Brand
AKGKoss
Release Date
July 1, 2013January 1, 2005
Form Factor
HeadphonesHeadphones
Connectivity
WiredWired

SOUND

Music Score
7.8/108.3/10
Phone Calls Score
4.9/104.9/10
Gaming Score
7/106.5/10
TV and Video Score
8.5/107.7/10
Exercise Score
4.4/104.3/10

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
NoNo
Noise Reduction Score
2.5/102.5/10
Virtual Surround
NoN/A

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
8.5/105.7/10
Comfort score
8.4/107/10
Weight (headset or single earbud)
235 Grams45.3 Grams
Waterproof Rating
00
Dustproof 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."

Koss KSC75

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InEar Fidelity

Crinacle | June 2022
"Let’s not insult the KSC75 by saying that it’s simply good for the price… because it’s far more than that. It basically has a monopoly at its asking price, and could still give modern budget headphones a run for their money 15 years after its release. The KSC75 is the world’s best not-headphone."

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About Koss

Koss is an American headphone manufacturer established in 1953. In 1958, they created the first set of stereophones, that is headphones with stereo sound, and in 1984 they released the world-famous Porta Pro, a set of on-ear headphones that has remained essentially unchanged for more than 30 years and that is still made, sold and loved by many audio enthusiasts around the world today.

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