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Updated January 10, 2024·

If you prioritize sound quality and a wide soundstage, the AKG K712 Pro headphones offer superior auditory experiences suitable for critical listening, but they are not geared towards calls and meetings or portable use due to their bulkiness and requirement to be wired. Conversely, the "Nothing" Brand Ear (2) earbuds, while less expensive, offer good sound quality and are versatile with features like active noise cancelling, water and dust resistance, and a portable design conducive to exercise and travel. They also support low latency listening, making them better suited for gaming or watching videos, and they provide integrated microphone capabilities for calls. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the AKG K712 Pro
  • The AKG K712 Pro has no clear advantages over the "Nothing" Brand Ear (2).
Advantages of the "Nothing" Brand Ear (2)
  • Good for phone calls
  • Very good for gaming
  • Good for exercise
  • Very good for air travel
  • Excellent for podcasts and audiobooks

Key differences

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Music

7.7
K712 Pro
Ear (2)
7.0
The AKG K712 Pro and "Nothing" Brand Ear (2) are both good for music, though the AKG K712 Pro is somewhat better.

Gaming

7.0
K712 Pro
Ear (2)
8.5
The "Nothing" Brand Ear (2) is very good for gaming, while the AKG K712 Pro is good.

Phone Calls

4.9
K712 Pro
Ear (2)
7.9
The "Nothing" Brand Ear (2) is good for phone calls, while the AKG K712 Pro is poor.

Podcasts and Audiobooks

7.8
K712 Pro
Ear (2)
9.1
The "Nothing" Brand Ear (2) is excellent for podcasts and audiobooks, while the AKG K712 Pro is good.

Noise Reduction

2.5
K712 Pro
Ear (2)
8.0
The "Nothing" Brand Ear (2) is very good for noise reduction, while the AKG K712 Pro is poor.

Battery

N/A
K712 Pro
Ear (2)
6.7 Hours
The AKG K712 Pro does not have a battery. The "Nothing" Brand Ear (2) has 6.7 hours of battery life.

Cost

$659
K712 Pro
Ear (2)
$149
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The AKG K712 Pro has a price of $659 and the "Nothing" Brand Ear (2) costs $149.

Build Quality

8.5
K712 Pro
Ear (2)
9.0
The "Nothing" Brand Ear (2) has excellent build quality, while the AKG K712 Pro has very good build quality.
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Key similarities

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TV and Video

8.4
K712 Pro
Ear (2)
8.0
The AKG K712 Pro and "Nothing" Brand Ear (2) are both very good for TV and video.

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How the AKG K712 Pro and the "Nothing" Brand Ear (2) compare to other earbuds and headphones

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Spec Comparison

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AKG K712 Pro"Nothing" Brand Ear (2)
AKG K712 Pro"Nothing" Brand Ear (2)

GENERAL

Price
$659
$149
Brand
AKG"Nothing" Brand
Release Date
July 1, 2013March 1, 2023
Form Factor
HeadphonesEarbuds
Connectivity
WiredWireless

SOUND

Music Score
7.8/107.1/10
Phone Calls Score
4.9/107.9/10
Gaming Score
7/108.6/10
TV and Video Score
8.5/108/10
Exercise Score
4.4/107.9/10

PERFORMANCE

Battery life
N/A6.7 Hours
Wireless charging
N/AYes
Charging time
N/A1 Hours
Bluetooth version
N/A5.3.
Case Battery Life
N/A30

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
NoYes
Noise Reduction Score
2.5/108/10
Virtual Surround
NoNo
Android App
N/AYes
iOS App
N/AYes
Mic Quality
N/A7/10

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
8.5/109/10
Comfort score
8.4/108/10
Size
N/ASmall
Weight (headset or single earbud)
235 Grams4.4 Grams
Microphone style
N/AIntegrated

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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."

"Nothing" Brand Ear (2)

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Sound Guys

Jasper Lastoria | March 2023
"For the price the Nothing Ear (2) is pretty good. It fits well, and the IP54 rating (and IP55 with case) is durable enough for daily life. Most of its unique features are found in the Nothing X app, such as personalized frequency responses, and personalized, adjustable ANC."

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