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AKG K712 Pro Open Back Reference Studio Headphones

The AKG K712 Pro is the offspring of AKG's beloved K-700 product series. The K712 follows the design footsteps of the Austrian powerhouse's classic K701 / K702 models, but the K-712 is not more of the same old thing in differently colored wrapping.

Music lovers can expect a wonderfully open, transparent and spacious presentation from the K712,  but some seismic changes are happening in the bass with significantly improved extension and a much deeper reach into the lowest Adam's Apple-wobbling note.


When we first got the AKG K712 in for review at Headphone.com, we noted the outer box said "improved bass response by 3dB." "Gee, well that's nice," we found our ourselves muttering aloud. "So is this some marketing jargon or the real deal?"

It only took us a moment to realize AKG was not kidding. The AKG K-712 is reminiscent of the classic K701 spacious and airy sound, but instead of a slightly uncommanding low bass, the 712's kick actually gets you moving a little bit. Its by no means a basshead's dream headphone, but it seems everyone can appreciate a dose of well-controlled thump, especially when tightly rendered with all the texture of a black rose petal intact.

AKG has done a beautiful job getting the bass extension and presence to an appropriately defined level while maintaining superb clarity throughout the rest of the frequency range. If you prefer a tightly accurate sound, but get bored with so-called 'analytical' headphones, we suggest putting some butter on your toast and flavoring it up with the K712.

Another welcome update on the K712 is the improved ergonomic fit. AKG did away with the odd lumps on the underside of the headband that used to cause consternation for some wearers on the older models. The new memory-foam material in the earcup cushions settles in quickly and softly around the earlobes.

Included in the box is a carrying bag and two removable headphone cables, one coiled style and one straight style. The headphone cords employ the same 3-pin connector type found on the AKG K702 and other top AKG models.

  • Product Features:

    • Soft genuine leather headband
    • Improved low-end performance by +3dB
    • Revolutionary flat wire aluminum voice coils
    • Detachable cable
    • 2 year manufacturer's 'repair or replace' warranty
  • Specifications:

    • Driver Type: Dynamic
    • Impedance @ 1kHz: 62 Ohms
    • Sensitivity: 105 dB SPL/V
    • Connector Type: 3.5mm (1/8")
    • Cable Length: 10 ft. (3m)
    • Cable Style: Coiled and Straight Left-Side
    • Weight: 8.3 oz
    • Manufacturer Warranty: 2 years

    What's In The Box:

    • K712 PRO headphones
    • Stereo adapter (1/8" to 1/4")
    • Additional coiled cable
    • Premium carrying bag
  • AKG K 712 Frequency Response Measurement

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