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Updated January 10, 2024·

If sound quality and a broad soundstage for an immersive music experience are priorities, the AKG K712 Pro headphones would be a better choice, but they're bulkier and not suited for exercise or travel. They’re open-backed, providing a more natural sound and larger soundstage but also leak sound and offer minimal noise isolation. The "Nothing" Brand Ear Stick earbuds offer convenience with wireless operation and are more portable, suitable for calls, meetings, and use during exercise. They have a built-in microphone, and despite lower overall sound quality compared to the K712 Pro, they're better for casual listening and come at a lower price. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the AKG K712 Pro
  • Good for music
  • Very good for TV and video
Advantages of the "Nothing" Brand Ear Stick
  • Very good for phone calls
  • Very good for gaming
  • Very good for podcasts and audiobooks

Key differences

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Music

7.7
K712 Pro
Ear Stick
6.1
The AKG K712 Pro is good for music, while the "Nothing" Brand Ear Stick is only fair.

Gaming

7.0
K712 Pro
Ear Stick
8.1
The "Nothing" Brand Ear Stick is very good for gaming, while the AKG K712 Pro is good.

Phone Calls

4.9
K712 Pro
Ear Stick
8.6
The "Nothing" Brand Ear Stick is very good for phone calls, while the AKG K712 Pro is poor.

Podcasts and Audiobooks

7.8
K712 Pro
Ear Stick
8.4
The "Nothing" Brand Ear Stick is very good for podcasts and audiobooks, while the AKG K712 Pro is good.

TV and Video

8.4
K712 Pro
Ear Stick
7.5
The AKG K712 Pro is very good for TV and video, while the "Nothing" Brand Ear Stick is good.

Battery

N/A
K712 Pro
Ear Stick
5.0 Hours
The AKG K712 Pro does not have a battery. The "Nothing" Brand Ear Stick has 5 hours of battery life.

Cost

$659
K712 Pro
Ear Stick
$108
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The AKG K712 Pro has a price of $659 and the "Nothing" Brand Ear Stick costs $108.

Build Quality

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

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Noise Reduction

2.5
K712 Pro
Ear Stick
2.5
The AKG K712 Pro and "Nothing" Brand Ear Stick are both poor for noise reduction.

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How the AKG K712 Pro and the "Nothing" Brand Ear Stick compare to other earbuds and headphones

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Spec Comparison

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AKG K712 Pro"Nothing" Brand Ear Stick
AKG K712 Pro"Nothing" Brand Ear Stick

GENERAL

Price
$659
$108
Brand
AKG"Nothing" Brand
Release Date
July 1, 2013November 1, 2022
Form Factor
HeadphonesEarbuds
Connectivity
WiredWireless

SOUND

Music Score
7.8/106.2/10
Phone Calls Score
4.9/108.7/10
Gaming Score
7/108.2/10
TV and Video Score
8.5/107.6/10
Exercise Score
4.4/107/10

PERFORMANCE

Battery life
N/A5 Hours
Wireless charging
N/ANo
Charging time
N/A1.2 Hours
Bluetooth version
N/A5.2
Case Battery Life
N/A22

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
NoNo
Noise Reduction Score
2.5/102.5/10
Virtual Surround
NoNo
Android App
N/AYes
iOS App
N/AYes
Mic Quality
N/A8.5/10

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
8.5/109/10
Comfort score
8.4/107/10
Size
N/ASmall
Weight (headset or single earbud)
235 Grams4.4 Grams
Microphone style
N/AIntegrated

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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."

"Nothing" Brand Ear Stick

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Sound Guys

Jasper Lastoria | December 2022
"If the Ear (stick) fits your ears, its light weight means you can easily wear it until the unimpressive battery life totally drains. The IP54 rating of the buds lends some confidence that it’ll survive some light abuse too. Finally, for the person who only wears earbuds at their desk, the Nothing Ear (stick) with its decent microphone could offer a reasonable Zoom meeting solution."

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