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AKG K712 Pro headphone price check

Postby resistorman » Thu May 13, 2021 5:23 pm

Here in the US, they are $549 at Sweetwater who I trust and $349 at Amazon which seems suspiciously low.

https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail ... headphones

https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B00DCXWXEI/ ... _lig_dp_it
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Re: AKG K712 Pro headphone price check

Postby Wonks » Thu May 13, 2021 6:01 pm

They are sold around £200 in the UK, so it’s the Sweetwater price that is suspiciously high. AKG sell them direct on Amazon UK for £208 (just under $300) but you can find them from known name sellers from £180.

They were once a lot more expensive, but then AKG moved all its manufacturing to either China or eastern Europe, and dropped their prices significantly.
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Re: AKG K712 Pro headphone price check

Postby resistorman » Thu May 13, 2021 9:25 pm

Hmmm, thanks Wonks!
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Re: AKG K712 Pro headphone price check

Postby Martin Walker » Thu May 13, 2021 10:16 pm

Yes, the competitive price in the UK from reputable dealers is currently £194, but there are also strangely high prices such as £249 (Rubadub) and the almost criminal £448 (claimed to be reduced by 39% from £746) from DirectNine:

https://www.directnine.uk/products/akg- ... headphones

It really pays to do some research on the 'going rate' before buying on-line, wherever you are in the world ;)


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Re: AKG K712 Pro headphone price check

Postby resistorman » Fri May 14, 2021 6:40 pm

Thanks Martin. I was thinking that the Amazon listings might be counterfeits, I didn’t expect Sweetwater to be so out of sync with the rest of the world!
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Re: AKG K712 Pro headphone price check

Postby Dave Rowles » Fri May 14, 2021 9:06 pm

resistorman wrote:Thanks Martin. I was thinking that the Amazon listings might be counterfeits, I didn’t expect Sweetwater to be so out of sync with the rest of the world!

It's a numbers and buying power game. If you put in a big enough order they'll give you a better price. Maybe Sweetwater doesn't expect them to be high volume sales.

I love my 712s though!
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Re: AKG K712 Pro headphone price check

Postby rockydennis » Fri May 14, 2021 9:27 pm

Dave Rowles wrote:It's a numbers and buying power game. If you put in a big enough order they'll give you a better price. Maybe Sweetwater doesn't expect them to be high volume sales.

I love my 712s though!

$549.00 is the going rate in the US at all official retailers. It's what AKG is selling it for on their US website.
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Re: AKG K712 Pro headphone price check

Postby resistorman » Sat May 15, 2021 2:22 pm

I was talking to my man at Sweetwater about my new Focal monitors and asked him about the AKGs. He explained that since Samsung bought AKG, Harmon, etc. the distribution channel is chaotic. He didn’t elaborate and said they’re trying to work it out. Anyhow, I’m interested in the Austrian Audio open backs now :lol:
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