Excerpt: Listening to classical music and opera with the K 712 has become a truly exciting experience reveiling superb dynamic range,definition,transient response and nuances,never heard before with other premium headphones.Highly recommended for music enthusiasts and recording engineers.These headphones also sound excellent on Sony Walkman CD players.
Pros: Clear Sound, Durable, Easy To Use, Lightweight
Summary: [[SPOILER]] Final verdict from me (intro): Originally I had listened to the K712s on a Yulong U100 and they were the most expensive headphones I'd ever used. I was dissatisfied but I didn't feel it was fair. I don't want to be the guy running in frantically, waving his arms, talking complete nonsense. I have spent plenty of time with these headphones now.
Summary: This is going to be a short review, just letting you know in advance.
I listen to mostly contemporary pop, classic rock, as well as a little classical. In my search for a good headphone to use for all around listening, I stumbled across these, and I must say I'm quite impressed!
For me, the bass is absolutely perfect. Of all the headphone I've heard, these have the best quality bass I've heard. It's not just the quantity, but the control that really sets these apart.
Pros: Good balance throughout frequency, not sibilant, balanced, great for casual listening
Cons: Upfront sound, slight peak around 2khz sometimes annoying
Summary: Not quite a review but thought I'd quote my recent observations.
Originally Posted by Rob80b
Well the K712s showed up, just doing some preliminary comparison with my K701s with the bass port mod. Won’t see what they’re really up to as I’m currently in my shop with an Imac running uncompressed iTunes into a 25-year-old Technics receiver.
Pros: Smoother and much added bass over the previous K7xx series, warmer, great phone to chill out to.
Cons: Mini 3 pin XLR connector makes adding a balanced cable impractical for most.
Excerpt: For the record, the Siberia V2's were the white bodied analog ones, plugged directly into a front panel input and using onboard audio from an Asus Crosshair IV Formula. Volume was typically set between 35-50% in software, and full volume on the inline volume adjuster, since it quickly got the irritating scratchy pot problem most inline volume controls seem to get. Not the most optimal of setups, but it kept cable clutter down.
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