AKG K712 PRO vs AKG K701

AKG K712 PRO review
vs
AKG K701 review

Let's find out what is the difference between AKG K701 vs K712. These are open-back devices with an over-ear wearing style. The headphones are pretty modern, however, they can be used only as wired.

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Features

All the technical characteristics of these appliances are identical. The mentioned headphones have 105 dB of sensitivity and 62 Ohm of impedance. Speaking of their frequency response, the devices work in a range between 10 Hz and 40 kHz.

Sound

Bass mids and treble provided by AKG K701 are well-balanced. These headphones boast a full frequency range with decent bass, a great mid, and an out-of-this-world treble.

The bass of K712 vs K701 is rich and enveloping and clear enough to hear the details of and still distinguish the individual bass notes. The stereo presentation is wide and dimensional.

Comfort and design

By looking at the devices you will not see much difference in their construction, as there is only a slight distinction in their design. The weight of both appliances is 235 g, which is not much for such headphones. The headphones have a quite convenient adjustable headband but unfortunately, the device does not fold. A carry case comes only with the model AKG K712. Also, this device has a 300 cm long detachable audio cable. Its length is the same in both cases.

Making phone calls is impossible with any of the considered appliances as they are not equipped with a microphone. Another sad thing is that there are no buttons for control which means that you can drive such headphones only with your phone buttons.

AKG K712 PRO pros and cons

AKG K712 PRO pros and cons

Pros

  • The ear cups are snug, made of memory foam that adapts to the facial structure of the wearer for long term use
  • You get two cables, an orange straight one, and the more practical coiled cable, both are of extremely good quality
  • Lightweight, no fuzz, for everyday use
  • Highly recommendable for any studio mixing or mastering applications

Cons

  • Since the headphones are open, do not expect the kind of bass build-up/booming bass

AKG K701 pros and cons

AKG K701 pros and cons

Pros

  • The large ear cups, coupled with the leather headband, give it somewhat of a retro vibe
  • Excellent frequency response consistency
  • Each note is distinct and you will hear even the slightest recording error
  • Surprisingly lightweight for its size

Cons

  • The open-back design does not block any noise
  • The ear cups sways and slips off your ears during physical activity

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7.5
7
7
6
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Common

Product

AKG K712 PRO
AKG K701

Model

K712 PRO
K701

Brand

AKG
AKG

Reviews

2705
859

General

Wearing style

over ear
over ear

Enclosure

open back
open back

Wireless

Wired

Specifications

Transducer

dynamic
dynamic

Driver size, mm/inches

Impedance, Ohm

62
62

Frequency response, Hz

10Hz-40KHz
10Hz-40KHz

Total harmonic distortion (THD), %

Sensitivity (SPL), dB

105
105

Magnet type

neodymium

Weight (headphones), g/oz

235/8.3
235/8.3

Comfort

Adjustable headband

Foldable

Noise cancelling

Active noise cancelling

Adjustable noise cancelling level

Microphone

Built-in microphone

In-line microphone

Detachable microphone

Cables

Detachable cable

Audio cable length, cm/ft

300/9.8
300/9.8

Jack connection (TRS)

3.5
3.5

Balanced connection

Control

Built-in control buttons

In-line control

Touch control

Voice control

App control

Control functions

Wireless connectivity

Bluetooth

has not
has not

Bluetooth version

has not
has not

aptX

has not
has not

aptX HD (Hi-Res Audio)

has not
has not

Bluetooth profiles

has not
has not

NFC

Wi-Fi

Battery

Battery type

has not
has not

Battery life, hrs

has not
has not

Charging time, hrs

has not
has not

Charging port

has not
has not

Charging cable

has not
has not

Speed charge

has not
has not

Battery free listening mode

has not
has not

Battery level indicator

has not
has not

Additional features

Water resistance

Light indication

Additional audio features

In the box

Audio cable

Carry case

Charging cable

has not
has not

1/4 Adapter (6,35 mm)

Interchangeable ear pads

User manual

Manual

AKG K712 PRO
AKG K701
AKG K712 PRO
AKG K701

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  • 7.5
  • 7
  • 7.5AKG K712 PRO
  • 7AKG K701

The AKG K712 PRO is better headphones in this comparison. Check AKG K712 PRO price