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AKG K240 Studio Headphones

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Product Price $69.0
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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
 
4.0

(based on 43 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

84%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (22)
  • Good audio (17)
  • Durable (13)
  • Easy to use (11)
  • Comfortable (9)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (13)
  • Amateur recording (11)
  • Professional recording (8)
  • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (5)
  • With my computer (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (10), Professional musician (7), Novice (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (6)

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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(9 of 10 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.

    (6 of 9 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."

    (4 of 4 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....

      (4 of 4 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.

      (3 of 5 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

      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.

      (2 of 3 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.

        (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 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Excellent headphones! Sound great and at a great price.

          By Dan

          from League City, TX

          About Me Experienced

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          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.

              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Very Clean sound

              By bred2bbroken

              from Upstate New York

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              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.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Airy and Light

                By Congarranza

                from San Diego, CA

                About Me Novice

                See all my reviews

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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 5 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.

                   
                  2.0

                  Disappointed

                  By Curm

                  from On The Verge

                  About Me Curmudeon

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Great Sound
                  • Long Cord

                  Cons

                  • Flimsy Construction
                  • Poor Quality Ear Pads
                  • Uncomfortable

                  Best Uses

                  • With My Computer

                  Comments about AKG K240 Studio Headphones:

                  These cans sound fine.
                  The overall quality and feel is disappointing. The ear pads are cheap naugahyde over too firm foam. The fit is a bit odd, the strap over the head is spring loaded and the earpieces have to be pulled down into place which puts a bit of pressure on the top of your head. They don't hurt to wear them, but their not as comfortable as many others.

                  If I had of been able to hold/try them in person I would not have bought them. However if they were on sale for half off, they would make a good backup or company pair. But, for everyday primary use these are not what I was looking for.

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                  • No
                   
                  3.0

                  AKG K240 Headphones

                  By Ed

                  from Benton Harbor, MI

                  About Me Gear Head

                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Compact
                  • Durable
                  • Good Bass
                  • Good Value
                  • Lightweight
                  • Stylish

                  Cons

                  • Too Much Ambient Noise

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about AKG K240 Studio Headphones:

                    Nice headphones. Love the detachable cord and adaptor. Advertised as semi-open backs, it's more like wide open. Would be OK for most applications, just not on stage with a live band, hi.

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                    • No
                     
                    5.0

                    Great product

                    By Chief

                    from Knoxville, TN

                    About Me Audiophile

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable
                    • Durable
                    • Good Value
                    • Great Sound

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Home Audio
                      • Music
                      • With My Computer

                      Comments about AKG K240 Studio Headphones:

                      great sound when plugged into an amp or computer just listening to music

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                       
                      5.0

                      Perfect for recording and Mixing

                      By Wait for What

                      from New Mexico

                      About Me Professional Musician

                      See all my reviews

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                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Comfortable
                      • Good Value
                      • Great Sound
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Recording and Mixing
                        • With My Computer

                        Comments about AKG K240 Studio Headphones:

                        Fantastic for listening to one track while recording another

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No
                         
                        4.0

                        Nice, cheap cans

                        By Onin the Conquerer

                        from Chicago, IL

                        About Me Audiophile

                        See all my reviews

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Comfortable
                        • Durable
                        • Good Value
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                        • Volume

                        Best Uses

                        • Music

                        Comments about AKG K240 Studio Headphones:

                        These give a nice, flat response. If you're looking for powerhouse volume that'll have excess bass to make your eardrums pulsate, these are not for you. If you're looking for an affordable set of headphones that you can use to mix before touching up your mix with reference monitors, these are perfect. The detachable cable is also a big plus.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No
                         
                        4.0

                        Great head phone for this price.

                        By RT

                        from Houston, TX

                        About Me Musician

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Comfortable
                        • Compact
                        • Durable
                        • Good Value
                        • Great Sound
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Home Audio
                          • Music
                          • Portable Devices
                          • Relaxing
                          • With My Computer

                          Comments about AKG K240 Studio Headphones:

                          There's no noise canceling but turn these up and you be able to hear any background noise anyway. Very loud and well built. Can't beat the price for this quality. The cord is sturdy and has a lock going into the headphone end. The other end is threaded to attach the 1/4" adapter.

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