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Updated January 10, 2024·

The AKG K712 Pro, being at a premium price, is often significantly more expensive than the Sennheiser 560S, which is midrange priced. You'll find that the AKG has a slightly better soundstage, which is good for immersive listening, while the Sennheiser excels in overall sound quality, which might be preferable for critical listening. Both are over-ear, open-back models, meaning they're similar in comfort but not the best for noise isolation. Neither comes with a microphone or built-in controls, so they might not be the best for calls, gaming, or use during exercise. However, the Sennheiser is foldable, adding a bit to its portability despite both being large and somewhat cumbersome to carry around. If budget is a concern and you prioritize superb sound quality and some portability, the Sennheiser 560S could be the better choice. If you value a slightly broader soundstage and can afford the higher price, opt for the AKG K712 Pro. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the AKG K712 Pro
  • Good for gaming
Advantages of the Sennheiser 560S
  • Best in class for music
  • Excellent for TV and video
  • Very good for podcasts and audiobooks

Key differences

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Music

7.7
K712 Pro
560S
9.5
The Sennheiser 560S is best in class for music, while the AKG K712 Pro is good.

TV and Video

8.4
K712 Pro
560S
9.1
The Sennheiser 560S is excellent for TV and video, while the AKG K712 Pro is very good.

Cost

$272
K712 Pro
560S
$180
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The AKG K712 Pro has a price of $272 and the Sennheiser 560S costs $180.
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Key similarities

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Gaming

7.0
K712 Pro
560S
6.9
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers AKG K712 Pro to be good for gaming, while the Sennheiser 560S is only fair.

Phone Calls

4.9
K712 Pro
560S
5.1
The Sennheiser 560S and AKG K712 Pro are both poor for phone calls.

Podcasts and Audiobooks

7.8
K712 Pro
560S
8.1
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers Sennheiser 560S to be very good for podcasts and audiobooks, while the AKG K712 Pro is good.

Noise Reduction

2.5
K712 Pro
560S
2.5
The AKG K712 Pro and Sennheiser 560S are both poor for noise reduction.

Build Quality

8.5
K712 Pro
560S
8.0
The AKG K712 Pro and Sennheiser 560S both have very good build quality.

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How the AKG K712 Pro and the Sennheiser 560S compare to other earbuds and headphones

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Spec Comparison

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AKG K712 ProSennheiser 560S
AKG K712 ProSennheiser 560S

GENERAL

Price
$272
$180
Brand
AKGSennheiser
Release Date
July 1, 2013September 1, 2020
Form Factor
HeadphonesHeadphones
Connectivity
WiredWired

SOUND

Music Score
7.8/109.5/10
Phone Calls Score
4.9/105.1/10
Gaming Score
7/106.9/10
TV and Video Score
8.5/109.2/10
Exercise Score
4.4/104.5/10

FEATURES

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

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
8.5/108/10
Comfort score
8.4/108.4/10
Weight (headset or single earbud)
235 Grams244.9 Grams
Waterproof Rating
00
Dustproof 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."

Sennheiser 560S

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Kazi Mahbub Mutakabbir | March 2022
"Sennheiser made a near perfect pair of studio monitors with the HD 560S. Flat bass response? Check. Neutral and uncolored midrange? Check. Extended treble with a bit of lower-treble emphasis to highlight mastering flaws? Check. Fairly easy to drive? Check. Good soundstage and imaging? Check, and check."

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About Sennheiser

A family-owned company, Sennheiser is a German, high fidelity, audio equipment manufacturer founded in 1945. Their consumer audio division is now owned by the Swiss hearing aid and cochlear implant manufacturer Sonova. Sennheiser offers a wide variety of, very high quality, audio equipment solutions, from headphones to earbuds, full sets of monitoring speakers, amplifiers and microphones. They also make what is widely regarded as the best, and most expensive, headphones in existence, the HE-1 Orpheus, costing a whopping $59,000 dollars.

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