AKG K-240 MKII

Studio Headphones

  • Semi-open
  • Circumaural
  • Dynamic
  • Nominal impedance: 55 Ohm
  • Nominal power capacity: 200 mW
  • Frequency range: 15 - 25,000 Hz
  • Peak SPL: 91 dB/V
  • Detachable cable, one-sided cable connector
  • Straight 3 m cable with 3.5 mm jack
  • 5 m coiled cable with 3.5 mm jack
  • Screw-in 6.3 mm jack adaptor
  • Weight with cable: 226 g
  • Weight without cable: 281g
  • Includes: One pair of Velour ear pads

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Design / Construction Over-Ear
System Semi Open
Impedance 55 Ohms
Frequency range 15 Hz – 25000 Hz
Adapter Yes
Replaceable Cable Yes
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Good for studio/listening/guitar practice

JCS84, 12.03.2018
These are very decent headphones for a variety of musical applications. They have a relatively wide frequency response and have little or no sound "coloring". This means they are good for monitoring and audio production, listening to music, and also plugging straight into the headphone jack of a guitar amplifier for late night practice. When pushed, bass, mids and highs sound nice and crisp. Being semi-open they do leak a tiny bit of sound so this model is not ideal for voice recording.
I usually find this type of headphones somewhat uncomfortable, but these ones are especially nice to wear. They are self-adjustable and the pads cup the ears nicely. The synthetic leather pads make me sweat a bit around the ears after 2 hours or so, however.
This set includes an extra pair of velour pads and an extra cord, which is a nice addition and worth the price difference compared to the MKI (at the time of purchasing). Having detachable mini XLR cords is, by the way, a great feature.
Within their price range and category these are a very good option and I am happy with them. They sound better and are better built than slightly cheaper options, but might not be what serious Hi-Fi enthusiasts are looking for. For the listed applications they perform very well and are very reasonably priced.
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decent for all music except where deep strong bass is needed

Oll1, 07.04.2018
I use them for checking my mixdowns, altho for production you could use something more higher end to get better sound tonality as they are neutral or even little bit lacking in bass frequencies, the rest of the frequencies (mids/highs) are good.
pros: they are lightweight and do not tire the ear
cons: the connectors inside are very cheaply soldered and may brake loose as it happened with mine, but can be repaired easily.
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