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AKG Acoustics K-240 Semi Open Studio Headphones

100% Positive Reviews
Rated #36 in Headphones


Pros: Build quality, Warm and well-balanced sound, Ergonomics, Detachable mini-XLR cable.

Cons: No issue I can think of. These headphones beats higher-end ones.

Note: this review will be a bit oriented as a comparison with the AD700 considering that it is a reference in its class and that is the only other decent headphones I've owned. biggrin.gif

I got these on Amazon for $87 to replace my broken AD700s, and I must say that they are not only cheap (they dropped to $78 lately!) but the sound is great, and warm (but not too much). The new MKII model changed practically nothing (well new looks and an additional cable and pair of earpads) and costs $55+ more, that's why I chose this one. wink.gif

Overall, sound is pretty well balanced, and bass is just fine (I found that the AD700's were lacking a bit...), also I like very much the fact that they are semi-open: sound is natural, but the headphones don't leak too much sound are aren't too much subject to external sounds. thumb.gif
The soundstage is pretty good too, through it doesn't match the AD700s (yeah AD700s aren't overrated on this one wink.gif).
I like very much the ergonomics of the 240, the self-adjusting headband adapts itself to your head's size and doesn't put too much pressure on your head (the AD700s in comparaison were more designed for big heads, it would drop off my head quite easily, was also a bit massive when compared to the K240, which I found to be a bit more comfortable). Another good point is that the construction is very solid (AD700s looks cheap in comparaison since its structure is made of thin plastic and is obviously more likely to be broken), I think they look great too althrough that is subjective.
Oh and I forgot to mention, the cable is DETACHABLE: means that if you accidently break it you can replace it easily; and those mini-XLR cables can be found for quite cheap on eBay and such.

I haven't seen many people talking about the K240 on OCN but it definitely gets my recommendation. smile.gif

Thanks for reading! I'm open to comments.
AKG Acoustics K-240 Semi Open Studio Headphones

AKG K240 Studio Headphones feature a classic design that has become a standard in monitoring. This newer, lower impedance, 55-ohm version provides remarkably higher volume level when used with portable studios, keyboards, drum machines and other project studio gear. It's a professional level of performance for the home studio! Features include an integrated semi-open air design with a highly accurate dynamic transducer for naturally open sound quality, and circumaural (around-the-ear) pads for hours of wearing comfort. Frequency range: 15 Hz to 25,000 Hz. Stereo (1/8-inch minijack and 1/4-inch) connections. AKG K240 Studio Features Low, 55 Ohm impedance, plug-in cable Self-adjusting headband for optimum fit Single cable for ease of use Semi-open, circumaural design AKG'S MOST POPULAR PROFESSIONAL HEADPHONE A classic design which has become a standard in monitoring. Now with Varimotion XXL capsule for studio sound at home and for portable use. The '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 steel-cable, self-adjusting headband construction and single-sided professional quality audio interconnect ensure extended reliability in demanding professional studio applications. Proven, popular, excellent - New, improved and even better. AmericanMusical com is an authorized dealer of AKG products.

BrandAKG Acoustics
Feature15hz to 25khz frequency range
Is Autographed0
Is Memorabilia0
Height0 inches
Length0 inches
Weight0.53 pounds
Width0 inches
List Price$159.00
ModelAKG K240STU
MPNK 240 Studio
Package Quantity1
Product GroupMusical Instruments
Product Type NameHEADPHONES
TitleAKG Acoustics K-240 Semi Open Studio Headphones
Product Type Subcategoryother-camcorder-accessories
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