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Updated April 11, 2024·

If you're looking for the most immersive home listening experience with a wide soundstage, and if you're in an environment where noise leakage isn't a concern, the AKG K712 Pro headphones would be a better fit, especially for music and TV. However, they're open-back and wired, meaning less isolation from outside noise and no portability. The Sennheiser IE600 earbuds, on the other hand, offer excellent sound quality with the convenience of being more portable and having good noise isolation, making them versatile for outdoor use and travel. Both have a detachable cable, but only the AKG is suited for gaming due to better soundstage performance. Neither is suitable for exercise or has wireless capabilities. If you require a microphone for calls, both options have poor mic quality. Consider your priorities: immersive home listening with AKG versus portability and isolation with Sennheiser. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the AKG K712 Pro
  • Good for gaming
  • Good for podcasts and audiobooks
Advantages of the Sennheiser IE600
  • Very good for music
  • Excellent for TV and video

Key differences

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Music

7.7
K712 Pro
IE600
8.3
The Sennheiser IE600 is very good for music, while the AKG K712 Pro is good.

Phone Calls

4.9
K712 Pro
IE600
3.5
The AKG K712 Pro and Sennheiser IE600 are both poor for phone calls, though the AKG K712 Pro is somewhat better.

Podcasts and Audiobooks

7.8
K712 Pro
IE600
5.4
The AKG K712 Pro is good for podcasts and audiobooks, while the Sennheiser IE600 is poor.

TV and Video

8.4
K712 Pro
IE600
9.3
The Sennheiser IE600 is excellent for TV and video, while the AKG K712 Pro is very good.

Noise Reduction

2.5
K712 Pro
IE600
7.0
The Sennheiser IE600 is good for noise reduction, while the AKG K712 Pro is poor.

Cost

$659
K712 Pro
IE600
$800
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$350

$360

$370

$380

$390

$400

The AKG K712 Pro has a price of $659 and the Sennheiser IE600 costs $800.

Build Quality

8.5
K712 Pro
IE600
9.0
The Sennheiser IE600 has excellent build quality, while the AKG K712 Pro has very good build quality.
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Key similarities

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Gaming

7.0
K712 Pro
IE600
6.7
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers AKG K712 Pro to be good for gaming, while the Sennheiser IE600 is only fair.

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How the AKG K712 Pro and the Sennheiser IE600 compare to other earbuds and headphones

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Spec Comparison

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AKG K712 ProSennheiser IE600
AKG K712 ProSennheiser IE600

GENERAL

Price
$659
$800
Brand
AKGSennheiser
Release Date
July 1, 2013June 1, 2022
Form Factor
HeadphonesEarbuds
Connectivity
WiredWired

SOUND

Music Score
7.8/108.3/10
Phone Calls Score
4.9/103.5/10
Gaming Score
7/106.8/10
TV and Video Score
8.5/109.3/10
Exercise Score
4.4/104.6/10

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
NoNo
Noise Reduction Score
2.5/107/10
Virtual Surround
NoNo
Mic Quality
N/A2.5/10

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
8.5/109/10
Comfort score
8.4/108.4/10
Size
N/ALarge
Weight (headset or single earbud)
235 Grams6 Grams
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."

Sennheiser IE600

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Soundguys

Jasper Lastoria | August 2023
"If you've got the bucks, the Sennheiser IE 600 is a nice, upscale set of in-ear monitors made of a lightweight metal with an unusual texture. It comes with a suite of extras, and performs well at virtually every task."

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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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