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Overview

  • 55-ohm impedance
  • Removable, serviceable cable
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  • MSRP:
    $165.00
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  • On Sale Today:
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  • Sale Price:
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      High output is ideal for use with weaker headphone amps.

      Features of the AKG K240 Studio Headphones include a removable cable and Varimotion technology for enhanced bass response. The headphones' integrated semi-open-air design incorporates a highly accurate dynamic transducer and an acoustically tuned venting structure behind the element produces a naturally open sound quality. The circumaural (around-the-ear) pads are designed for hours of wearing comfort, while the K240's steel-cable, self-adjusting headband construction and single-sided professional-quality audio interconnect ensure extended reliability in demanding professional studio applications. 55-ohm impedance.

      Features

      • 55-ohm impedance
      • Removable, serviceable cable

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      K240 Studio Headphones Specifications:

      • Type: semi-open, circumaural
      • Frequency range: 15Hz-25kHz
      • Impedance: 55 ohm
      • Sensitivity: 91dB/mW
      • Power handling: 200mW
      • THD: <0.25%
      • Connector: gold-plated, 1/8" stereo mini jack and 1/8"-1/4" adapter
      • Net Weight: 8-1/2 oz.
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      AKGK240 Studio Headphones
       
      4.0

      (based on 26 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (12)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (7)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (4)

      • 2 Stars

         

        (1)

      • 1 Stars

         

        (2)

      89%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Good audio (8)
      • Lightweight (8)
      • Easy to use (4)
      • Comfortable (3)
      • Versatile (3)

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home studio (8)
        • Amateur recording (7)
        • Professional recording (3)
          • Reviewer Profile:
          • Professional musician (4), Experienced (3)

        Most Liked Positive Review

         

        Simply superb

        These AKCs are the best headphones I've ever purchased. I have owned Sony, Sennheiser, JVC, Bose and AKC previously; the K240S are by far the best in my arsenal. I even purchased...Read complete review

        These AKCs are the best headphones I've ever purchased. I have owned Sony, Sennheiser, JVC, Bose and AKC previously; the K240S are by far the best in my arsenal. I even purchased a pair for my son for his music studio and he too was impressed with the accurate clarity of sound...He realize now he has to tweak many of his recordings. I mainly use them to prepare for concert performances and rehearsals and I am most pleased with these. Purchase a set today!!

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        Most Liked Negative Review

         

        The sound changed in the 55 ohm version

        I bought these to replace the 10 year old k240s that fell apart but still work after resoldering many times. The old 600 ohm version has a flatter sound which is better for studio...Read complete review

        I bought these to replace the 10 year old k240s that fell apart but still work after resoldering many times. The old 600 ohm version has a flatter sound which is better for studio work. The new 55 ohm version has a bit of an unnatural bass increase whilst the mid range is deficient, I suspect this may be to cater to the overly compressed ipod culture we live in. I'm going to take the old 600 ohm elements and shove them into the new shell. If they still made the 600 version I would get them, I've only seen the 55 ohm version available now. They did fix that s*itty linecord design, with the new miniplug. What's the use when the sound has changed. I will look for a new headphone in the future, 'tis a shame, they had a great sound and light weight, too.

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        The sound changed in the 55 ohm version

        By jj

        from US

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Home Studio
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about AKG K240 Studio Headphones:

          I bought these to replace the 10 year old k240s that fell apart but still work after resoldering many times. The old 600 ohm version has a flatter sound which is better for studio work. The new 55 ohm version has a bit of an unnatural bass increase whilst the mid range is deficient, I suspect this may be to cater to the overly compressed ipod culture we live in. I'm going to take the old 600 ohm elements and shove them into the new shell. If they still made the 600 version I would get them, I've only seen the 55 ohm version available now. They did fix that s*itty linecord design, with the new miniplug. What's the use when the sound has changed. I will look for a new headphone in the future, 'tis a shame, they had a great sound and light weight, too.

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Headphones for low cost

          By Freddy

          from Northern Calif

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Home Studio

            Comments about AKG K240 Studio Headphones:

            I have previously owed these and when I went to upgrade to my new digital studio, there was not a second thought to get a couple of them to replace the old. They are lightweight, yet deliver exceptional sound quality for the cost, in fact they are as good or better than a lot of more expensive units. If you are on a budget you can't miss with these, and if you have a great budget, you still can't go wrong....

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            good study headphones

            By ecr

            from WPI

            About Me Novice

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Good Strain Relief
            • Lightweight
            • Non-fatiguing
            • Versatile

            Cons

            • Limited Functions

            Best Uses

              Comments about AKG K240 Studio Headphones:

              For non-noise canceling headphones they create a feel of isolation quite well.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Very Clean sound

              By bred2bbroken

              from Upstate New York

              About Me Experienced

              Ask me a question

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Sound

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Home Studio

                Comments about AKG K240 Studio Headphones:

                These sound fantastic for a home studio. Much cleaner than my old headphones, and my mixes are coming out much better now. They do get a little 'sweaty' after hours of having them on, and they are a bit heavy.

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                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great for studio, good live.

                By J. S.

                from Baton Rouge LA

                About Me Professional Musician

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Easy To Use
                • Flat response
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Non Noise Canceling

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Home Studio
                • Professional Recording

                Comments about AKG K240 Studio Headphones:

                These headphones are the best I know of for studio work. They are crystal clear with flat response, and you can easily hear every frequency in the natural audio spectrum. I also find these headphones can get the job done for live mixing, but they lack isolation, so thy have to be cranked pretty loud.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Airy and Light

                By Congarranza

                from San Diego, CA

                About Me Novice

                Ask me a question

                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Comfortable
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Straight Cable

                Best Uses

                • Home Studio
                • Mixing

                Comments about AKG K240 Studio Headphones:

                Sound leaks as expected with the semi open design. The sounds are warm as the drivers have room to breathe, rather than being insulated like the closed backs. This creates a warmth to the low ends rather than a thump. I've had these cans on for hours with little fatigue. they are light weight. I only wish they had come with a coiled cord. Going price on the internet is about forty hard earned american currency units.

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                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                all good all the way around

                By harvey

                from el paso tx

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Comfortable
                • Compact
                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Versatile

                Cons

                • Nothing Wrong With Them

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Events
                • Home Studio
                • Mobile DJ
                • Music Videos Movies
                • Performances
                • Professional Recording

                Comments about AKG K240 Studio Headphones:

                execellent headphones very well packaged all was great 5***** stars

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Impressed

                By Bruce

                from Saint Petersburg, Florida

                About Me Experienced

                Ask me a question

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Home Studio

                  Comments about AKG K240 Studio Headphones:

                  My first impression was...well, ripped off again!
                  But after using them for a while I was quickly turned around. They are excellant for home use and have quite a bit of volume. Very light weight with plenty of cord so that you don't have to sit on your amp. Really glad I went with these.

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                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Simply superb

                  By ShermN8r

                  from Linthicum Heights, MD

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Clear Sound
                  • Comfortable
                  • Lightweight
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Amateur Recording
                    • Home Studio

                    Comments about AKG K240 Studio Headphones:

                    These AKCs are the best headphones I've ever purchased. I have owned Sony, Sennheiser, JVC, Bose and AKC previously; the K240S are by far the best in my arsenal. I even purchased a pair for my son for his music studio and he too was impressed with the accurate clarity of sound...He realize now he has to tweak many of his recordings. I mainly use them to prepare for concert performances and rehearsals and I am most pleased with these. Purchase a set today!!

                    Comment on this review

                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    AKG K240's

                    By Nick-rGnmo

                    from Bemidji, MN

                    Comments about AKG K240 Studio Headphones:

                    I've been wanting these bad boys for a long time now, and i've had them for about a month now and i got to say that these are totally worth every damn dollar....never heard my mixes so clear and i have very accurate mixes...i mos def recommend these headphones..

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