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|Item Dimensions||9.2 x 6 x 6 in||1 x 1 x 1 in||7 x 6 x 3.7 in||6.5 x 10.5 x 11.25 in||10 x 11.4 x 4.1 in||4.5 x 10.9 x 7.9 in|
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|Additional Features||Dj-Style||foldable||AKG 2015 M220 Pro Stylist Professional Large Diaphragm DJ Semi-Open High Definition Over-Ear Studio Headphones||DJ-Style||foldable||Designed for musicians, sound engineers, and producers|
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. Made in China. The item includes the OFC screw type cable.
From the Manufacturer
The AKG K 240 Studio is an update of the "classic" AKG K 240 Monitor. The new K 240 Studio delivers even wider dynamic range and higher sensitivity than its well-known and widely-used predecessor. The secret to the semi-open K 240 Studio's sound quality is the new XXL transducers in acoustically tuned vented enclosures with circumaural (around the ear) pads. The circumaural pads envelope your ears nicely and reward you with smooth, solid bass and well-balanced, articulate mids and highs.
Founded in Vienna, Austria in 1947, AKG has built a legendary reputation in the professional audio industry for products that perform flawlessly. The reputation of AKG and its celebrated quality are built on more than 55 years of experience, incredible design, meticulous craftsmanship and a clear understanding of what truly sounds right. AKG introduced the K 140 in 1974 and the K 240 Monitor in 1975, which became the most widely used headphones in recording studios and broadcast facilities worldwide. Generations of musicians and audio engineers use these AKG products to create great mixes, hit songs and albums cherished by millions around the world. The new AKG Professional Studio headphones carry on the tradition of these audio tools and are a sound investment that will pay handsome returns with years of flawless sonic performance for professional recording engineers and demanding users of high quality home or portable audio equipment.
XXL Transducers with Varimotion Diaphragm
The new XXL transducers use AKG's patented Varimotion diaphragm to ensure extremely accurate response at any listening level. This technology creates a diaphragm that is thinner, more elastic toward the outside edges for more powerful bass response and thicker, less resonant in the center for pure, accurate mids and clear, detailed highs. The large size of the transducers makes the overall sound more life-like and three-dimensional to capture the emotional and sonic content of your soundtracks.
To ensure your listening comfort, AKG Professional Studio headphones utilize a self-adjusting headband with a flexible steel structure to deliver optimum fit for your headphones without any fiddling. The structure is flexible, yet strong enough to allow bending for single ear use and is durable enough to withstand rough handling. A gimbal-type suspension ensures the earcups of all AKG Professional Studio models will conform to the shape and size of your ears without pressing on them for hours of fatigue-free, comfortable listening.
Wear Them As You Like
Rugged construction, a non-twisting headband, and powerful sound allow you to use your headphones on a single ear only or wear them in any other way you may prefer. AKG Professional Studio headphones are ideal for DJ and live sound use because they are durable enough to withstand the roughest kind of handling during transport or on stage.
Detachable Cable with Mini XLR Connector
The new AKG Professional Studio headphones utilize a detachable input cable for easy replacement if ever necessary. The cable and headphones use mini XLR connectors for perfect contact and secure mechanical connection. The cable is made of 99.99% oxygen-free copper and has gold plated plugs on both ends including the screw-on 1/8" to 1/4" stereo jack adapter for maximum signal transfer.
Perfect for Portable Audio
You need good quality audio for all your listening--including computer, minidisc, portable CD or DAT player--as well as in the studio. Owing to their high sensitivity and wide dynamic range, the AKG Professional Series headphones are efficient enough to be used with these lower level output sources and still deliver the high definition sound you need when working in the studio or on stage. The excellent workmanship AKG headphones are known for and high quality components ensure loss-free transmission and reproduction of high-resolution signals from all types of digital audio sources.
Top Customer Reviews
Comfort: Supremely comfortable! The pads are above average, and the auto-adjusting headband works flawlessly still. The clamp strength is slightly below average, but I like that on these types of headbands. Full marks for comfort. Despite their size and softness, if the pad's bother you (large ears might be bothered by the circular pads), some Brainswavz velour pads will open the stage up even more and make the sound a tiny bit smoother while being oval, super soft, and fairly large.
Sound: Very flat. Not as flat as say...HIFIMAN - HE-500's, but these are only $80 or less headphones. For the price the sound is very clean, flat, and presents a superb sound-stage. If anything, the mid's are ever so slightly above the rest. The highs are solid but fairly flat and the low's are some of the cleanest I've heard near this price; but they are very, very controlled. A lot of volume is needed to get any kind of "thump".
Looks/Durability: They look like the classic, infamous AKG 240's. No mistaking them and once you know what they are you see them everywhere, They look like studio headphones, because they have been and still are. I like the looks, the gold is much softer and less in your face in person. Durability wise, I've had a pair for 9 years that were in a box for many years before that and they are still going strong. I've never been forced to change a part, but they have a replaceable cord, the pads are simple to change, and the headband is replaceable with some patience. I would give these can's near top marks for durability, only lowered because if you're very rough on them, the plastic could crack. But the casing is replaceable and I've never personally seen a cracked pair before.
Overall, I would rate these a 9/10, 5/5. Excellent for the price and outstanding as a whole. There are similar headphones that sell for 30%-40% less that have similar sound and builds, but they never live up to the originals. I think these are worth every penny and should last you for years to come.
My favorite part about these headphones is that they sound great for almost any type of music. My old cans, Grado SR-60i's, were brilliant with rock, acoustic and folk music, but were lacking in the electronic and hip hop departments. On the other hand, I have used my friend's Audio-Technica M50's, which sounded great with electronic, but sounded flat and congested and lacked detail with any guitar driven songs. These are neutral enough to pull off almost any genre - guitars are clear and open, and heavy bass lines are punchy and fun.
The headphones themselves are nice, too. Construction is mainly plastic, but it's thick, high quality plastic that has a nice texture and finish to it. Everything feels well put together, and they are comfortable, although the pads are a thick leatherette that is a bit firmer than it could be. I haven't had a chance to try the velour pads, but they might be worth checking out if you wear headphones for hours on end. My favorite part honestly is the removable cables. I bought these because my SR-60's (RIP) had the left side cut out, and my DIY cable job ended up melting the drivers, as the only way to separate the plastic is to either dip them in boiling water or use a heat gun on them. But when (if) the cable cuts out, it's a matter of replacing it, instead of buying a whole new pair of headphones. The cable on the k240's does seem a bit thin and flimsy, by the way, so if you can embrace the extra cash and hideous color scheme of the MK. II's over the Studio's, it might be a good time to splurge.
These headphones have some flaws, but for the absurdly low price, these are a great value. They beat out $200+ cans without batting an eye. If you're a headphone junkie, these are a must-have. And if you're a newbie who has been using iPod earbuds, Skullcandies, or Beats all of your life, you will be utterly shocked at the sound of these things. Also keep in mind that an amp is helpful - they sound fine on their own, but the bass and soundstage stand out a bit more with a good amp. I have a Topping NX1 which is quite nice, and also recommended.
The price on the K240's has dropped 15 clams in one month since I purchased mine. So, for 65 claims the K240's are a great value; with the benefit of the replaceable cord I award 4.5 stars (rounding up). Get them before some bean-counter decides to discontinue them.
Note: while this work ok being driven by a low-power device (eg smart-phone) due to their impedance they will sound better with more amplification. My computer sound card drives them with no problem.