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AKG K240 Studio Headphones

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Features of the AKG K240 Studio Headphones include a removable cable and Varimotion technology for enhanced bass response. The headphones' integrated...Click To Read More About This Product

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An industry staple, they are comfortable and accurate.

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
  • Varimotion technology for enhanced bass

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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
 
4.1

(based on 37 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (18)
  • Good audio (17)
  • Easy to use (11)
  • Durable (9)
  • Versatile (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (13)
  • Amateur recording (11)
  • Professional recording (8)
  • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (5)
  • Outdoor events / games (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (10), Professional musician (6), Novice (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Headphones for low cost

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...Read complete review

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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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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(8 of 9 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.

    (5 of 8 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."

    (3 of 3 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....

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Simple answer.........The BEST

      By RazorLand Studio

      from Kansas City, Mo.

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      Comments about AKG K240 Studio Headphones:

      I have been using the AKG K240 cans for over 25 years........no need to drag this out...they are simply the best headphones out there for recording, live que monitoring, and just listening to music.....you will not be disapointed.

      (2 of 4 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.

      (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!!

        (1 of 2 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.

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Very Clean sound

          By bred2bbroken

          from Upstate New York

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          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.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Airy and Light

            By Congarranza

            from San Diego, CA

            About Me Novice

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            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.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Impressed

            By Bruce

            from Saint Petersburg, Florida

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            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.

              (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Waste of money

              By dorr1

              from Belleville, MI

              Comments about AKG K240 Studio Headphones:

              I was talked into buying these by an "experienced" salesman. He convinced me these were better than any of my Sony, Koss, or Technics headphones, which would warrant the higher price. This was one of my most disappointing purchases to date. Sure they're comfortable, but the sound reproduction was NOT representative of my mix. An A-B comparison with all my others was easy verification. Poor bass response, and hefty in the mids. They are the last on my list of preferences in my phones arsenal.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              Sound Great ALWAYS break

              By Lecivius

              from Asheville, NC

              Comments about AKG K240 Studio Headphones:

              I have owned three pairs of these headphones (I bought them all at the same time for my studio). THe sound quality is superb, especially when monitoring at 24/96, very airy top end, booming low end without being mudy or harsh. BUT, all three have broen in less than two years. And it has been the exact same flaw, the left side of the phones will be intermittent and then stop working completely, then both will cease to work, leaving me with three dead headphones. AND unlike a lot of other brands these things are impossible to service without breaking. A very frustrating experience. I would love to upgrade to the newer high end AKG's becasue of sound quality, but their construction makes me go look at the more reliable Sony's. I advise you do the same.

               
              5.0

              Excellent headphones! Sound great and at a great price.

              By Dan

              from League City, TX

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              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about AKG K240 Studio Headphones:

                  Using in home studio with Pro Tools and a Behringer X32 interface. Excellent reference headphones.

                   
                  5.0

                  Comfortable, cost effective semi-open headphones

                  By April31

                  from Germantown, MD

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Lightweight
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                  • Bulky/Heavy

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Casual Listening
                  • Events
                  • Home Studio

                  Comments about AKG K240 Studio Headphones:

                  I have used these headphones for years, so recently decided to get a few more pairs. I was pleasantly surprised that the price has gone down significantly from last time I shopped for them (probably because mkII came out). I like these for casual listening (don't like in-ear buds) because they sit comfortably and don't squeeze your head too much. I can listen to these for close to an hour without a break. I also like them for control room listening (at the price point it's cost effective to obtain several), and for a solo channel when running live sound. These would not be suitable for a tracking room, as you will get sound bleed with any sensitive microphone.

                  Another good feature is the detachable cable; in case something goes wrong, it's easy to replace without getting rid of the whole thing. Construction is durable, I have yet to have a pair of these break on me, and I am not exactly the most careful user when it comes to headphones.

                   
                  5.0

                  still my refrence cans

                  By rmjstudio

                  from planet earth

                  About Me Professional Musician

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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!

                     
                    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)

                       
                      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.

                         
                        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.

                          (0 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          1.0

                          Beware...these headphones WILL break

                          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.

                           
                          5.0

                          Great headphones!

                          By Grantsman

                          from Chicopee, MA

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                          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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