Summary: 6-7 hour impressions. I will update/edit this more as I listen to it more. If you don't like this please GET OUT!!!.
These are only impressions vs the bass port modded Q701.
Slightly fuller sounding in the mids than the Q701m. Barely audible. K712 adds some slight warmth to recordings that are already warm. The Q701m does this less.
K712 to me sounds slightly more forward in nature than the Q701m, especially in the low mids.
Pros: warm sound, neutral, comfortable, more bass than stock Q701. Good all-rounder.
Summary: The AKG K-712 drivers are not the same as the previous K-Series headphones. I feel better having said that. Fhew. I don’t want to bore you with more specification information in the beginning of this review, so I will start off with the Conclusion first. You can read the details afterward. That is just how I roll…#likeaboss
The End Credits
AKG has created a mini masterpiece in my opinion.
Pros: Comfort, light weight, wide stage, smooth and firm Bass
Cons: Odd headband design, neutral tone, upper region
Summary: published on January 19, 2014
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This is basically a short mini-review of the AKG K712 from while I owned it for a few weeks in December 2013 through January 2014.
Pros: Relatively natural sound, moderate clarity, open soundstage, controlled bass
Cons: Relative lack of low bass, lower mid-range, & high treble; amp-dependent performance
Summary: A big thanks to Headphone.com for loaning me the AKG K712 Pro and HD650 for this review.
A hearty thanks to Tyll Hertsens from Innerfidelity.com for loaning me a pair of AKG Q701 also used in this review.
Frequency Response Charts:
Pros: Neutral sounding from bass to treble, sounds good from a portable player, added bass and comfort
Cons: A tad large and loose fitting, additional cost compared to the AKG K701, not super easy to drive
Summary: The AKG 712 Pro engineers decided to create a newly designed headphone rebut to all the critics of the AKG sound which they say tends towards treble extension at the expense of the rest of the sound.
The problem is, the engineers forgot to put the treble back into the new design after they warmed up the overall tone with more low mids and bass extension..
The AKG 712 Pro box says......
Pros: comfortable fit, warm sound, bass is better then the 702s.
Cons: lacking sparkle in the trebles, mids are recessed, low mids are too dominate.
Summary: This will be a somewhat compact review and comparison to the HiFiMAN HE-400, they're roughly the same price around here. Starting with some pictures.
While I don't consider accessories that important I guess I should mention them. K712 comes with a straight and a coiled cable, 6,3mm adapter, and a carrying pouch.
HE-400 comes with the stock cable, 6,3mm adapter and a carrying pouch.
The comfort of the K712 is good.
Summary: First quick impression, without longer burning in time - a little bit more deep bass as Q701 with:
Mystical Scent, Magic of Mimalayas, track 01 Sacred Book - and other tracks of this XRCD
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