akg k712 review
The AKG K712 PRO are incredibly comfortable headphones. The AKG K712 PRO and the AKG K702 are almost identical save for a few differences in design and frequency response. This means a lot of potential weak points where the headphones could get damaged through wear and tear. AKG K701 review These AKGs are beautifully built and feel like they’d survive years of use with ease, but there are more entertaining headphones out there Tested at £250.00. The AKG have a very smooth, neutral sound, but lack quite a bit of bass, while the Beyerdynamic sound quite a bit more excited, with a lot more bass and a much brighter treble. Just get any decent DAC (Topping E30, Atom DAC, Donald DAC and whatnot, just have a look at the reviews - for me volume control is paramount) and amp (Atom amp, Schiit Heresy, Geshelli Archel2 Pro, Topping L30 when it releases etc.) By What Hi-Fi? The AKG are more comfortable, have a much wider soundstage, and are much more consistent among users. The overall sound quality is great, and it provides great value for the money you’re spending on it. As the AKG K712 Pro is made for professional use, you can expect amazing audio quality. By What Hi-Fi? This results in a headphone that's hard to carry around, and that will only fit in a backpack or large bag. So, are the K712 Pro worth purchasing? Although the AKG K712 Pro exists at an extremely competitive price point, I still think it holds up well vs the competition. They also have an open back design, which gives them a broad and spacious soundstage. Bringing out the K712 Pro, the first thing you’ll notice is the hammock-styled headband. The ear cups also do not lay flat to take less space and the retro headband design is quite large. The AKG K712 PRO come with a suede-like, fabric pouch that looks stylish and doesn't add much bulk to the headphones. AKG K712 Pro Review The K712 Pro sports a striking appearance of orange and black. Longevity-wise, you can easily get these headphones for two to three years before the earpads become unusable. The AKG K712 PRO are slightly better open-back headphones than the Beyerdynamic DT 990 PRO. Unless you work in an isolated environment these headphones will leak and be distracting. It never sounds too distant or thin; it’s rather more forward. On the other hand, the mids are great. This isn’t a monitor headphone. The AKG K712 PRO headphones are not designed for everyday, casual use. The headphones don’t have too much clamping force either, meaning that you won’t find the headphones putting too much pressure on your temple. The K702 get a bit more bass but also sound brighter - unfortunately, to the point of sounding a bit sharp. The K712 Pro isn't a that hard to drive, but afaik it seems to be picky when it comes to output impedance. Furthermore, without adjusting the sub-bass in the EQ, you won’t be able to feel the rumble to the desired extent. The AKG K712 is a decent offering from the Austrian (now owned by Samsung) company. Like the AKG 702, they are bulky, cumbersome and do not fold up into a more compact format. Comfort-wise, the K712 Pro gives the listener incredible support. AKG K712. These are over ear headphones with open back cups that make the sound very broad. Verdict. The AKG K552 Pro headphones are a beauty to behold. The AKG K712 PRO share the same design as the AKG 701 and AKG 702 with few minor differences in color schemes. The AKG K72s are great-value headphones, and better for home duties than street ’phones for a number of reasons. Sadly, they may be too big and bulky for some listeners and will stand out in a crowd more for their size than their style. The materials used in most recent over and on ear studio headphones, including K371 are way more nice to touch and more premium feeling than say Audio-Technica ATH-M50x or Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro, which seem to be more concerned by function alone..