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The AKG K712 Pro is the latest offspring of AKG's famous 700 product series. The K712 obviously follows in the cosmetic footsteps of the K701 and K702, but the 712 is certainly not more of the same in a different colored box. One can expect a similarly open, transparent, and spacious sound from the K712, but big changes are happening in the bass.
What's In The Box:
When we first checked out our new K712s, we noticed the box said 'improved bass by 3dB'. We had to wonder, is this marketing jargon, or the real thing? But it only took a moment to realize that AKG was not kidding. The 712 is reminiscent of the trusty K701's spacious and airy sound, but instead of a dry uncommanding bass, the 712 actually gets you moving a little bit. The 712 is by no means the next 'bass-head' headphone, but it seems everyone can appreciate a dose of inviting, well controlled thump. AKG has done a beautiful job getting the bass to an appropriate level while maintaining clarity throughout the rest of the frequency response. If you prefer a generally accurate sound, but get bored with the so called 'analytical' headphones, try putting a little butter on your toast and liven things up a bit with the K712.
Another nice update on the 712 is the fit. AKG did away with the lumps on the underside of the headband that used to cause wearing fatigue for many listeners on the older models, and the memory foam material in the earcups settles nicely around the ear. Included in the box is a carrying bag and two removable cables, one coiled style and one straight style. These cables use the same 3 pin connector found on the K702, and other AKG models.
AKG K 712 Frequency Response Measurement
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