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AKG K 240 MK II Professional Semi-Open Stereo Headphones

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AKG K 240 MK II Professional Semi-Open Stereo Headphones

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  • Semi-Open, Circumaural Design
  • Self-Adjusting Headband
  • Patented Varimotion Speakers
  • Leatherette and Velvet Earpads
  • Single-Sided and Coiled Cables
  • Standard Stereo Mini Plug
  • 1/4" Adapter Included
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The K 240 MKII is an updated version of AKG's most successful headphones, the K 240 M. These professional hi-fi studio headphones feature a semi-open circumaural design, and use patented Varimotion technology and extra-large transducers to deliver extremely precise, detailed sound.

The headphones have a self-adjusting headband, as well as leatherette and velvet earpads for lasting comfort. A single-sided three meter detachable cable is provided, along with a 5 meter coiled cable. The cables use gold-plated connectors for excellent conductivity. Standard 3.5mm plugs provide wide compatibility, while an included 1/4" adapter allows you to connect to pro-level equipment.

Semi-open, circumaural design
Acoustic ventilation for uncolored sound
Self-adjusting headband
Patented Varimotion speakers for crisp, detailed sound
Leatherette and velvet earpads
Detachable 99.99% oxygen-free copper straight and coiled cables
Stereo mini plugs, with 1/4" adapter
Type Circumaural, Semi-Open, Dynamic
Frequency Range 15Hz - 25kHz
Impedance 55 Ohms
Sensitivity 91dB/mW
Maximum Input Power 200mW
Connectors Gold-Plated 3.5mm Stereo Mini Plug with 1/4" Adapter
Cable Length 9.8' (3m) Single-Sided Cable
16.4' (5m) Coiled Cable
Weight 8.5 oz (240g)
AKG K 240 MK II Professional Semi-Open Stereo Headphones
  • 1/4" Adapter
  • Leatherette Earpads
  • Velvet Earpads
  • Straight Cable
  • Coiled Cable
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    AKGK 240 MK II Professional Semi-Open Stereo Headphones
     
    4.4

    (based on 16 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (12)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    88%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good audio (15)
    • Lightweight (12)
    • Easy to use (10)
    • Versatile (6)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Professional recording (13)
      • Home studio (12)
      • Amateur recording (9)
      • Performances (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Experienced (11)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Great sounding studio headphone.

      These headphones deliver a really pleasing sound quality that only gets better the more you use them.
      The headphones fit very comfortably over my ears (I prefer the leatherette pads to the...Read complete review

      These headphones deliver a really pleasing sound quality that only gets better the more you use them.
      The headphones fit very comfortably over my ears (I prefer the leatherette pads to the velour) and the headband design is flawless.
      With two cords, two sets of ear-pads, and a two year warranty, this is in my opinion a good investment for anyone looking for a sweet sounding, long lasting set of cans.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Great Sound Quality. Horrible Build!!!!!

      I would have given it 5 stars if it was built a bit better. The sound is exceptional - sometimes can even better my GRADOs. However it was not built to last. The...Read complete review

      I would have given it 5 stars if it was built a bit better. The sound is exceptional - sometimes can even better my GRADOs. However it was not built to last. The cord gave up within first two months and then the whole headphone gave up. I just sent it for service ([...]) under warranty. Hope it will be fixed as new. I just used it at work for about 2-3 hours daily - not what I call heavy usage exactly. I regret recommending it to other people now.

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      5.0

      Solid, reliable with great sound

      By Will

      from Allen, TX

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Studio
        • Live Audio
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about AKG K 240 MK II Professional Semi-Open Stereo Headphones:

        We use these in a live PA environment at front of house for the audio engineer to use to do a quick PFL of channels. Gives us a very accurate monitor to listen to the nuances of what is coming into the console.

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        4.0

        Clean sound

        By sinko

        from Melbourne, Australia

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Professional Recording

          Comments about AKG K 240 MK II Professional Semi-Open Stereo Headphones:

          These sound very natural with not much "colour" added. Very very comfortable to wear. I also use Sony HD7509 but now tend to use these as I like the sound and comfort better. Use these for critical Protools editing of videos.

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          (1 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Fragile and weak

          By rageface

          from Colorado Springs, CO

          About Me Novice

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Breaks Easily
          • Poor Sound Quality
          • Pricey / Poor Value
          • Unreliable

          Best Uses

            Comments about AKG K 240 MK II Professional Semi-Open Stereo Headphones:

            Sound quality decent, but not impressive. I have a cheaper headset with better sound quality. Used for 8 months in office until the tab over the right can fell off. When it did, the can came loose from the headband and there are two very thin and fragile wires connecting to the can. Those broke immediately. I failed at soldering them back on and just threw the set away. This is enough for me to not purchase another AKG product again.

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            (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Good Product

            By Andrew on set sound guy.

            from Denver

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Versatile

            Cons

            • Bulky/Heavy

            Best Uses

            • Home Studio
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about AKG K 240 MK II Professional Semi-Open Stereo Headphones:

            Good headphones, clean sound a little bulky but fantastic for the price.

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            (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            reference?

            By sputnikfilmes

            from Sao Paulo, Brazil

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Studio
              • Professional Recording

              Comments about AKG K 240 MK II Professional Semi-Open Stereo Headphones:

              yes, it's reference phone, i put a U$ 400,00 AKG pro behind it and i feel no diference between them...

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              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great sounding !!!

              By Dave

              from Western NY

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Home Studio
                • Performances
                • Professional Recording

                Comments about AKG K 240 MK II Professional Semi-Open Stereo Headphones:

                Excellent sounding headphones. I use them editing my video projects and they reproduce full spectrum of sound faithfully. Plus VERY comfortable to wear for long periods.

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                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great sounding studio headphone.

                By PJ

                from Seattle

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Comfortable
                • Easy To Use
                • Quality
                • Value

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Home Listening
                  • Home Studio
                  • Professional Recording

                  Comments about AKG K 240 MK II Professional Semi-Open Stereo Headphones:

                  These headphones deliver a really pleasing sound quality that only gets better the more you use them.
                  The headphones fit very comfortably over my ears (I prefer the leatherette pads to the velour) and the headband design is flawless.
                  With two cords, two sets of ear-pads, and a two year warranty, this is in my opinion a good investment for anyone looking for a sweet sounding, long lasting set of cans.

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                  (3 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  2.0

                  Great Sound Quality. Horrible Build!!!!!

                  By The Developer

                  from Franklin MA

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Clear Sound
                  • Lightweight
                  • Semi Open

                  Cons

                  • Breaks Easily

                  Best Uses

                  • Home Studio
                  • Just music Listening
                  • Professional Recording

                  Comments about AKG K 240 MK II Professional Semi-Open Stereo Headphones:

                  I would have given it 5 stars if it was built a bit better. The sound is exceptional - sometimes can even better my GRADOs. However it was not built to last. The cord gave up within first two months and then the whole headphone gave up. I just sent it for service ([...]) under warranty. Hope it will be fixed as new. I just used it at work for about 2-3 hours daily - not what I call heavy usage exactly. I regret recommending it to other people now.

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great Buy

                  By Matt Adams

                  from Cincinnati

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Clear Sound
                  • Lightweight
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                  • Bulky/Heavy

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Events
                  • Home Studio
                  • Mobile DJ
                  • Performances
                  • Professional Recording

                  Comments about AKG K 240 MK II Professional Semi-Open Stereo Headphones:

                  With the great sound and general kick to these headphones, they are a hard buy to beat, one of the main selling points for myself is the replaceable cable. I have killed far to many sets of headphones due to cable damage. My only complaint of these are they large size, they are not heavy but a bit bulky to carry.

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Fantastic

                  By Been

                  from Seattle, WA

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Clear Sound
                  • Comfortable
                  • Lightweight
                  • Open-air

                  Cons

                  • EXPENSIVE

                  Best Uses

                  • Home Studio
                  • Interruption shield
                  • Office or work

                  Comments about AKG K 240 MK II Professional Semi-Open Stereo Headphones:

                  I work in a room with several other people, and conversations are always going on around me. I use these headphones with my iPod so I can make the choice to join a conversation or not. Being the 'open-air' style headphone, I can listen to music and hear what is going on around me. And being large visible headphones, people tend to leave me alone.

                  After the open-air quality, comfort is my highest priority, since I wear these all day. I have also the Mk I version of the K240s, and these Mk II headphones are more comfortable. I appreciate the choice between fabric and leather-like rings, and the coiled cord is nice.

                  The headband is comfortable, the sound is very good - certainly good enough for an iPod.

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                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great Value

                  By Arri

                  from Bronx, NY

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                  • Clear Sound
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Amateur Recording
                    • Home Studio
                    • Professional Recording

                    Comments about AKG K 240 MK II Professional Semi-Open Stereo Headphones:

                    -I use these headphones for listening to music, mixing audio, video editing, and gaming.
                    -I was looking for headphones that would remain comfortable for long hours (8+) and the MKII 's do the job. I forget they are on my head and leave them on even when I'm not listening to anything. They self adjust and stay on your head.
                    -The sound quality is great - accurate and balanced. They sound much better after a months use. Those looking for powerful Bass response should test these out before buying.
                    -They look and feel well built, and I predict I'll be using them for a couple of years.
                    -Excellent design in respect to the replaceable mini-xlr cable and ear pads, plus, they come with replacements for both in the box. They deliver far more value then other headphones in this price point.

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                    5.0

                    Awesome Headphones!

                    By Hillbilly Bob

                    from Conway, AR

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Clear Sound
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Amateur Recording
                      • Home Studio
                      • Professional Recording

                      Comments about AKG K 240 MK II Professional Semi-Open Stereo Headphones:

                      I got these to replace a Sony set I've been using for years. I was blown away by the quality of the AKG's sound. The price was right, too.

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Light, comfortable and a dream to use

                      By Ron

                      from Salem, NH

                      About Me Novice

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Clear Sound
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight
                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Amateur Recording
                        • Home Studio
                        • Mobile DJ
                        • Performances

                        Comments about AKG K 240 MK II Professional Semi-Open Stereo Headphones:

                        I use the K240 headphones with my Alesis MultiMix8 mixer or directly plugged into a PC and a MacBook Pro when recording podcasts or voice over narrations. The other day I used them with my iPod and even though they looked huge in comparison, the sound was amazing. They are very light and comfortable to wear for hours. I can still hear the outside world enough for a conversation, but they isolate the sound very well.

                        The MKII includes a coiled cord and a longer straight one. I use the coiled cord because it is compact and doesn't get in the way while I'm recording.

                        This is a great set of headphones for a home studio or to listen to music.

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                        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Excellent value and good sound

                        By Tony

                        from Miami

                        About Me Experienced

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Clear Sound
                        • Compact
                        • Lightweight
                        • Versatile

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Amateur Recording
                          • Home Studio
                          • Professional Recording

                          Comments about AKG K 240 MK II Professional Semi-Open Stereo Headphones:

                          Good headphones for audiophile listening and for mixing as well. Good midrange detail. Although it's treble could be better is actually very convenient for long mixing sessions. A somewhat exagerated bass response, although it does well to compensate headphones inherent lack of low end. Great for drum listening! I also have a pair of dt-770s and i prefer the akg.

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                          (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Great Sound, Great Comfort

                          By Monk44

                          from Minneapolis

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Clear Sound
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Professional Functions

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Amateur Recording
                            • Professional Recording
                            • Soundtracks

                            Comments about AKG K 240 MK II Professional Semi-Open Stereo Headphones:

                            I am a video producer/editor, and use these in finishing the soundtracks for my projects. For the price these headphones are an exceptional buy. Great sound clarity, and very comfortable.

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                            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Very good product. Glad I bought these.

                            By EldoWest

                            from Los Angeles, CA

                            About Me Professional Musician

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Clear Sound
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Powerful

                            Cons

                            • Could be a little tighter

                            Best Uses

                            • Amateur Recording
                            • Professional Recording

                            Comments about AKG K 240 MK II Professional Semi-Open Stereo Headphones:

                            better than average sound quality. I was surprised with the quality for the price. Excellent purchase.

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