The AKG K712 Pro Over-Ear Mastering/Reference Headphones are a good beginner’s pair of studio headphones. It comes with a strong bass sound and a lot of clarity. It may take some tweaking to get the sounds just right for you. If you are purchasing your first pair of studio headphones, these would be a good choice.
The headphones consist of:
- Ela Audio solid silver RCA to RCA Interconnects
- Furman M-8X2 Power Conditioner
- HRT Music Streamer HD set at highest bitrate and lowest latency
- Ice Age Audio 10 AWG Cyro treated Power Cable(for amplifier)
- Pangea Audio Silver-plated Copper USB cables
- SchiitLyr 2(high gain) w/ ’89 Amperex Fat Bottle(Voskhod Rocket) silver shield tubes
- Venus Audio Canare AKG cable
The AKG K712 Pro Over-Ear Mastering/Reference Headphones is built well and very lightweight. Made of high quality plastic, this pair of headphones feels sturdy in your hands. These headphones will age well. One drawback is that the elastic bands tend to lose elasticity over time.
The AKG K712 Pro Over-Ear Mastering/Reference Headphones is nice to touch since it has a matte finish. These headphones are very comfortable. The ear pads are made of memory foam, so they fit to your ears nicely.
The AKG K712 Pro Over-Ear Mastering/Reference Headphones have a good system. It will take some time to make the sound just right to meet your needs, but it is worth the tweaking. The bass on these headphones is quite great. The bass is well extended, deep, and has an excellent excursion and slam factor.
In contrary to what some may think, these headphones do not recess in midrange. The midrange sounds are beautiful and gorgeous. The midrange portrays vocals in a pleasant manner. The midrange is clean, full, and clear. It never sounds recessed or hollow.
The treble has great dynamics and sounds natural. With the right system, the treble should be smooth and clean and not come off harsh. The AKG K712 Pro Over-Ear Mastering/Reference Headphones have a tiny bit of air to its sound. This can be refreshing.
Lastly, the imaging on the AKG K712 Pro Over-Ear Mastering/Reference Headphones is very precise and pretty fantastic. The headphones have a large soundstage with a lot of depth. The headphones are also transparent. They basically disappear from the head when you put them on and listen to music.
The AKG K712 Pro Over-Ear Mastering/Reference Headphones are a good choice of studio headphones. They easily compete with other studio headphones in its price range. They are comfortable and lightweight. If you do not mind spending dome time with the headphones making sure that they complement your system, then you will appreciate the sound.
These headphones are not for everyone. The memory foam ear pads may not be comfortable to all people. Ultimately, it comes down to your preferences and the system that you are using these headphones with.