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Updated January 10, 2024·

If you prioritize sound quality and a more expansive soundstage for immersive music experiences, the AKG K712 Pro would be a better choice; these open-back headphones are especially comfortable for long listening sessions but are sizeable and not portable. However, their open design provides minimal noise isolation, which is not ideal for noisy environments. On the other hand, Koss Porta Pro, which is significantly less expensive and portable due to its foldable design, includes an in-line microphone making it suitable for calls and has decent sound quality. The on-ear form may be less comfortable over time, and similarly to the AKG, they have limited noise isolation due to the open-back design. Choose the AKG K712 Pro for home use and critical listening, or the Koss Porta Pro for a budget-friendly, versatile option with a microphone for calls. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the AKG K712 Pro
  • Very good for TV and video
  • Good for podcasts and audiobooks
Advantages of the Koss Porta Pro (with mic)
  • Very good for music
  • Very good for gaming

Key differences

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Gaming

7.0
K712 Pro
Porta Pro (with mic)
8.2
The Koss Porta Pro (with mic) is very good for gaming, while the AKG K712 Pro is good.

Phone Calls

4.9
K712 Pro
Porta Pro (with mic)
6.1
The Koss Porta Pro (with mic) is only fair for phone calls, while the AKG K712 Pro is poor.

Podcasts and Audiobooks

7.8
K712 Pro
Porta Pro (with mic)
6.8
The AKG K712 Pro is good for podcasts and audiobooks, while the Koss Porta Pro (with mic) is only fair.

TV and Video

8.4
K712 Pro
Porta Pro (with mic)
7.6
The AKG K712 Pro is very good for TV and video, while the Koss Porta Pro (with mic) is good.

Cost

$659
K712 Pro
Porta Pro (with mic)
$60
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The AKG K712 Pro has a price of $659 and the Koss Porta Pro (with mic) costs $60.

Build Quality

8.5
K712 Pro
Porta Pro (with mic)
6.0
The AKG K712 Pro has very good build quality, while the Koss Porta Pro (with mic) has only fair build quality.
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Key similarities

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Music

7.7
K712 Pro
Porta Pro (with mic)
8.2
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers Koss Porta Pro (with mic) to be very good for music, while the AKG K712 Pro is good.

Noise Reduction

2.5
K712 Pro
Porta Pro (with mic)
2.5
The AKG K712 Pro and Koss Porta Pro (with mic) are both poor for noise reduction.

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How the AKG K712 Pro and the Koss Porta Pro (with mic) compare to other earbuds and headphones

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Spec Comparison

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AKG K712 ProKoss Porta Pro (with mic)
AKG K712 ProKoss Porta Pro (with mic)

GENERAL

Price
$659
$60
Brand
AKGKoss
Release Date
July 1, 2013January 1, 1984
Form Factor
HeadphonesHeadphones
Connectivity
WiredWired

SOUND

Music Score
7.8/108.3/10
Phone Calls Score
4.9/106.2/10
Gaming Score
7/108.2/10
TV and Video Score
8.5/107.7/10
Exercise Score
4.4/104.2/10

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
NoNo
Noise Reduction Score
2.5/102.5/10
Virtual Surround
NoN/A
Mic Quality
N/A6.5/10

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
8.5/106/10
Comfort score
8.4/107/10
Weight (headset or single earbud)
235 Grams63.5 Grams
Microphone style
N/AIn-Line
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."

Koss Porta Pro (with mic)

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Headphones.com

Sebastian Taboada | February 2022
"It’s clear to see why these have been such a popular choice amongst listeners for nearly four decades. It’s a charming pair of headphones that delivers a truly enjoyable listening experience and one that I think punches well above its weight."

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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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