The US List Price for the K612 Pro is USD 279.00 and for the K712 Pro USD 699.00
$699 for what's most likely a Q701 with new pads. That's hilarious. AKG/Harman must think we're all suckers.
Is AKG getting ideas from Monster, Sennheiser, Shure and Bose now? Every new headphone is overpriced now it seems like. That includes every new $300 portable headphone that's all fancied up with such AMAZING build quality.
I think they must mark up a headphone almost double because it looks cool, has expensive marketing costs and has good build quality. Beyerdynamic headphones in comparison look like a much better deal.
Of course the suggested retail of the Q701 is $479 and almost nobody would pay that.
If the K712 Pro isn't any different than the Annie and way overpriced you should just get a Q701 with Annie's pads.
AKG is going to be a joke to me if they actually sell this nonsense for more than $500. Who knows..maybe it's much better and different, but highly unlikely.