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AKG K240 Studio Headphones   

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OVERVIEW

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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SPECIFICATIONS

K240 Studio Headphones

  • 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 35 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (16)
  • Lightweight (16)
  • Easy to use (10)
  • Durable (7)
  • Comfortable (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (12)
  • Amateur recording (10)
  • Professional recording (8)
  • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (5)
  • Performances (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (8), Professional musician (6), Novice (4)

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.

Reviewed by 35 customers

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5.0

still my refrence cans

By RMJstudios

from plant earth

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Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Professional Recording

    Comments about AKG K240 Studio Headphones:

    I have owned 240's since 1978 I have 6 sets all still work as you can get replacement parts.I had to replace many ear pads.
    I have 2 sets of 270's used from drummers-singers.
    yes the 600ohm version sounds different,better or not is a personal thing this is like explaigning a color to a blind person. But I never use cans to mix! If you cannot afford good monitors ......Cans will never give you a mix like great monitors will. For those the blow drivers in these= your amp is not powerfull enough, these cans will give you ear damage if not carefull at high volumes! under powered amps break speakers . Do some research here!

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Nod to the iPod generation.

    By Bring Back The Rack

    from Baton Rouge, LA

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

    • Breaks Easily
    • Poor Sound Quality

    Best Uses

    • Mobile DJ

    Comments about AKG K240 Studio Headphones:

    The current K240 Studio should be renamed "BUMPS by AKG". These are for the 128kb MP3 listener who only appreciates singles. Professionals, audiophiles, and users of the old, flat-response K240 sets should look at other models. "They don't make them like they used to."

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    5.0

    Excelent product

    By Gonzalo Moltini

    from Montevideo, Uruguay

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about AKG K240 Studio Headphones:

      I use this product for home recording and pc usage. These provide great sound quality while being comfortable for long sessions (8+ Hours a day)

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      5.0

      Great sound!

      By B-rye bread

      from California

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about AKG K240 Studio Headphones:

        Crisp sound indeed. Handles highs and lows very well.

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        5.0

        Very comfortable!

        By EK The DJ

        from Dothan, AL

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Durable
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Mobile DJ
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about AKG K240 Studio Headphones:

          These headphones are light and the ear cups are comfortable. It is not tight on your head like some other headphones are. The sound is great! Best sounding headphones I have had in a long time.

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          (0 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Beware...these headphones WILL break

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          By Novaki

          from Meridian, MS

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Breaks Easily

          Best Uses

          • Home Studio
          • Listening

          Comments about AKG K240 Studio Headphones:

          These headhpones have an amazing clear sound to them. They do lack in bass but that was easily fixed by my little FiiO Olympus 2 +3db bass switch. I loved these guys and told everyone how great they were at first and then after less than 3 months the left ear blew out and I'm warning everyone to stay away from these.

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          5.0

          Great headphones!

          By Grantsman

          from Chicopee, MA

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Excellent Sound Dynamics
          • Lightweight
          • Versatile

          Cons

          • none

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Events
          • General listening
          • Home Studio
          • Mobile DJ
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about AKG K240 Studio Headphones:

          I am impressed with these headphones! Great clarity and very comfortable to wear for long periods of time. I like the fact that if my cell phone rings, I can still hear it. Great value from a great company. Musician's Friend Rocks!

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          5.0

          Wife loves them!

          By ImpalerCore

          from Maryland

          About Me Novice

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about AKG K240 Studio Headphones:

              Bought these a few years ago, and decided to buy another pair for my wife to listen to music. Sounds a lot better than the speakers in her iDevices.

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              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Very comfortable

              By Micahjayy

              from Colorado Springs, CO

              About Me Novice

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Comfortable
              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Great Sound
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Limited Functions

              Best Uses

                Comments about AKG K240 Studio Headphones:

                These Headphones have a great sound, and are very comfortable. I use them mostly as I watch movies or listen to music--it's very handy to be able to plug into an amp or an ipod.

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                (5 of 6 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.

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