AKG K712 Pro Open-back Mastering and Reference Headphones

Open-back Headphones with Over-ear Design, Matched Drivers with Flat-wire Voice Coils, Mini-xLR Connector, Additional Coiled Cable, and Carrying Bag
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Comfortable, Reference-grade Headphones

Sweetwater knows you need accurate monitoring - and when it comes to headphones, comfort is a must. Enter AKG's K712 PROs. These open-back, over-ear professional headphones envelope you in comfort while delivering the absolute accuracy you need to make great-sounding recordings. Their premium matched transducers deliver a flat, extended frequency response and a broad, deep soundstage with precise localization. They come with a mini XLR connector for quick cable replacement, plus an additional coiled cable and a premium carrying bag. Whether you're recording, mixing, mastering, or just kickin' back, the K712 PROs will delight you.

AKG K712 PRO Open-back Over-ear Headphones at a Glance:
  • Amazingly speaker-like monitoring with spacious soundstaging
  • Extremely lightweight comfort and adjustability for extended studio use
  • AKG innovation that runs deep
Amazingly speaker-like monitoring with spacious soundstaging

The AKG K712 PRO headphones have an open-back design. Open-back headphones give you a more natural, speaker-like listening experience with a more spacious soundstage than closed-back 'phones can produce. This overcomes the main objection many recording engineers have to monitoring on headphones: the sense of being smack dab in the middle of your mix. It also lets you dodge one of the main drawbacks of monitoring on 'phones: that mixes don't translate well when played back on various speaker systems.

Extremely lightweight comfort and adjustability for extended studio use

The AKG K712 PRO headphones sport cushy over-ear earpads that comfortably envelope your ears and a fully adjustable soft leather headband so you can monitor marathon sessions without discomfort. And at just over half a pound, the K712 PROs are so lightweight you might even forget you have them on!

AKG innovation that runs deep

AKG has been synonymous with premium sound quality since 1947. Every day, musicians, recording and mastering engineers, and music lovers rely on AKG transducers to deliver accurate, detailed sound. The K712 PRO headphones' open-back design, flat 10Hz-39.8kHz frequency response, and premium matched drivers with innovative flat-wire voice coils serve up amazingly natural sound, a wide stereo image, and stunning depth of field. We're confident you're going to love these amazing headphones.

AKG K712 PRO Open-back Over-ear Headphones Features at a Glance:
  • Open-back design for spacious and airy sound without compromise
  • Over-ear design for maximum comfort during long sessions
  • Improved low-end performance for more powerful sound imaging
  • Flat-wire voice coil for incredible impulse and treble response
  • Mini XLR connector for quick cable replacement
  • Additional coiled cable and premium carrying bag included
You'll love AKG's K712 PRO headphones!

Additional Media

Headphones Buying Guide
Live Sound Monitor Buying Guide
Studio Monitor Buying Guide

Tech Specs

Open/Closed Open
Fit Style Circumaural (Around the Ear)
Frequency Response 10Hz-39.8kHz
Impedance 62 ohms
Cable Type Coiled
Replaceable Cable Yes
Cable Length 9.8'
Plug Size 1/8" (1/4" Adapter Included)
Weight .518 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number 2458X00140

Customer Reviews

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Pro Headphones to the Core.

If you are looking for the ultimate perfection of sound look no further! This pair of headphones does the job, and can deliver astounding quality! They are compatible with iPods, and other gadgets. I primarily use these for practice with my Fender 500watt Combo Bass amp, and Ibanez SR-506 bass guitar. The open-back allows the sound to flow more freely, and gives the low end more recognition. For those who love the low end frequencies look no further. Handmade in Europe these headphones deliver! Shout out to Mike Hammond at Sweetwater for getting me literally plugged in to these headphones!
Music background: Bassist, In-ear mixer.

Best I've ever used.

These headphones are easily the best I have ever used. They aren't cheap, but you can find decent sales on them at various places. They are clear, have a great sound stage, they are comfortable. The bass in them is nice and full/punchy. The mids are well defined, and the highs are crystalline, without the shrill. These are the epitome of great mixing/mastering headphones. They are pretty flat frequency response, and aren't over marketed like "Beats" headphones which are way too over-marketed for what they are. The "Beats" have an exaggerated bass response, which is undermining their use for mixing. These K712 Pro headphones have a nicer, much more natural bass response. The only thing they are not good for is tracking vocals due to the nature of Open back headphones, and leaking sound back into the mic. AKG sure knows what they are doing when it comes to quality headphones. So if you are serious about wanting a set of quality headphones, then I would say give the AKG K712 Pro a chance, or the less in price AKG K702. Its hard to beat these headphones at their price point. These kinds of headphones do sound better after a good break in period.
Music background: Guitarist, Composer, Mixing/Mastering engineer.


Excellent balanced sound & clarity across the spectrum, great resolution and soundstage, extremely comfortable.
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