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Updated April 10, 2024·

If immersive music and wide soundstage are top priorities and you're willing to invest in an amplifier for the best experience, then the AKG K712 Pro headphones are suitable, although they're more expensive and not ideal for exercise, travel, or noisy environments due to their open design and poor noise isolation. Conversely, if you prefer a budget-friendly option with good portability and sound that's still suitable for music and videos, the KZ ZSN Pro X earbuds are a solid choice, plus they have a detachable cable which can be beneficial for durability. However, their sound isolation is only fair and they may not be as comfortable for long periods as the AKG K712 Pro due to their form factor. 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 KZ ZSN Pro X
  • Good for air travel

Key differences

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Music

7.7
K712 Pro
ZSN Pro X
7.0
The AKG K712 Pro and KZ ZSN Pro X are both good for music, though the AKG K712 Pro is somewhat better.

Gaming

7.0
K712 Pro
ZSN Pro X
5.9
The AKG K712 Pro is good for gaming, while the KZ ZSN Pro X is poor.

Phone Calls

4.9
K712 Pro
ZSN Pro X
3.1
The AKG K712 Pro and KZ ZSN Pro X are both poor for phone calls, though the AKG K712 Pro is somewhat better.

Podcasts and Audiobooks

7.8
K712 Pro
ZSN Pro X
4.7
The AKG K712 Pro is good for podcasts and audiobooks, while the KZ ZSN Pro X is poor.

TV and Video

8.4
K712 Pro
ZSN Pro X
7.3
The AKG K712 Pro is very good for TV and video, while the KZ ZSN Pro X is good.

Noise Reduction

2.5
K712 Pro
ZSN Pro X
6.0
The KZ ZSN Pro X is only fair for noise reduction, while the AKG K712 Pro is poor.

Cost

$272
K712 Pro
ZSN Pro X
$22
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The AKG K712 Pro has a price of $272 and the KZ ZSN Pro X costs $22.
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Key similarities

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Build Quality

8.5
K712 Pro
ZSN Pro X
8.5
The AKG K712 Pro and KZ ZSN Pro X both have very good build quality.

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How the AKG K712 Pro and the KZ ZSN Pro X compare to other earbuds and headphones

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Spec Comparison

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AKG K712 ProKZ ZSN Pro X
AKG K712 ProKZ ZSN Pro X

GENERAL

Price
$272
$22
Brand
AKGKZ
Release Date
July 1, 2013June 1, 2020
Form Factor
HeadphonesEarbuds
Connectivity
WiredWired

SOUND

Music Score
7.8/107/10
Phone Calls Score
4.9/103.1/10
Gaming Score
7/106/10
TV and Video Score
8.5/107.3/10
Exercise Score
4.4/104.2/10

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
NoNo
Noise Reduction Score
2.5/106/10
Virtual Surround
NoNo
Mic Quality
N/A2.5/10

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
8.5/108.5/10
Comfort score
8.4/107/10
Size
N/ALarge
Weight (headset or single earbud)
235 Grams27 Grams
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."

KZ ZSN Pro X

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Soundguys

Jasper Lastoria | April 2023
"The KZ ZSN PRO X offers superb sound for very little money, like under $30 USD. It has some rough edges with a plastic seam on the cable that can rub on your ear, and the bud is a bit large. The tech isn't cutting edge, but new doesn't always equal better. You should try it."

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