AKG K712 PRO Review

AKG K712 PRO Review – Should you get these open-back headphones?

Summary – AKG K712 PRO Review

The AKG K712 PRO are reference class headphones with a neutral sound signature. They have an over-ear design with comfortable padding for long listening sessions, and allow you to appreciate the finer details in your music with a wide soundstage. It also features sophisticated open-technology acoustic drivers for spacious and airy sound. We also liked that these headphones have improved low-end performance by 3dB for powerful sound imaging. There’s also a flat wire voice coil for crystal clear vocals and treble response.

If you are looking for an open-back headphone with spacious soundstage and good musical separation, we highly recommend the AKG K712 PRO headphones.

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Sound Performance

AKG K712 PRO Review

If we can describe the sound quality of the AKG K712 PRO headphones – it would be that these headphones have incredibly spacious and detailed sound quality. They deliver rich sonic performance and spacious soundstage while providing a comfortable listening experience. The K712 has an open-back design combined with carefully selected transducers which ensures that every detail of your music is produced with accuracy. It also has flat-wire voice coils which enhance the vocals and treble response ranges.

The one thing that makes the K712s stand out is their ability to accurately reproduce every nuance and detail in the music with outstanding clarity. This makes it ideal for audiophiles who listen to classical or instrumental music genres – it feels almost as though you are sitting in a real life concert hall. The circumaural cups are fitted with thick soft velour pads that surround your ears, while a soft leather headband evenly spreads the weight on top of your head.

For most analytical headphones including the AKG K712 PROs, the headphones have a neutral and spacious sound signature. They have good soundstage and separation, and allow you to even pinpoint where the vocalist is standing on the stage during performances.

Other Key Specifications

Do note that you will need to get a proper desktop amp with an output impedance of less than 1 ohm to get these headphones to shine. The clarity and soundstage on these headphones is so accurate and detailed that it will reveal details in the music that you might not have noticed before. You can really push these headphones to max volume without hearing a hint of distortion which is really good.

Design & Comfort

AKG K712 PRO Review

The AKG K712 PROs have a very comfortable design with a wide headband. They feel relatively lightweight on the head and cover the ears without causing any fatigue. One thing we noted about these headphones is that they have a distinctive orange dual-wire design going round the headphone for additional support. The circumaural design makes these headphones easy to wear and the padding is not too stuffy.

Everything about the AKG K712 PROs is designed for spaciousness and openness to provide a natural listening experience, and this is also reflected in the design of the headphones.

The Verdict?

The AKG K712 PROs are really good open-back headphones designed to provide spacious and natural sound performance. The headphones have a relatively bright sound signature with crisp highs, smooth midranges and a lot of tonal clarity. They are great for instrumental and vocal performances where the headphones bring out detailed separation and soundstage in its sonic presentation. You can hear almost every single detail with impeccable clarity.

Overall, the AKG K712 PROs are designed for those who want an analytical sound signature with good spaciousness. Because of their neutral sound signature, they don’t really have any bass which means that they aren’t designed for EDM, rock and hip-hop music genres.