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AKG K 240 Studio Professional Semi-Open Stereo Headphones

B&H # AKK240STUDIO Mfr # 2058X00130
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Product Highlights
  • Semi-Open, Circumaural Design
  • Self-Adjusting Headband
  • Patented Varimotion Speakers
  • Thick Around-Ear Cushions
  • Single-Sided Detachable Cable
  • Standard Stereo Mini Plug
  • 1/4" Adapter Included

The K 240 Studio headphones from AKG 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 thick around-ear cushions for lasting comfort. The single-sided detachable straight cable resists tangles and can be easily replaced. The cable has a gold-plated 3.5mm plug with a 1/4" screw-on adapter to provide wide compatibility with consumer and professional audio devices.

Semi-open, circumaural design
XXL speakers with patented Varimotion technology for crisp, detailed sound
Self-adjusting headband fits virtually any head size
Thick around-ear cushions for lasting comfort
Single-sided detachable cable resists tangles and offers easy replacement
Gold-plated stereo 3.5 mini plug with 1/4" adapter for compatibility with a variety of consumer and professional devices
Type Circumaural, Semi-Open, Dynamic
Frequency Range 15Hz - 25kHz
Impedance 55 Ohms
Sensitivity 91dB/mW (104dB/V)
Maximum Input Power 200mW
Connectors Gold-Plated 3.5mm Stereo Mini Plug with 1/4" Adapter (Cable Connects to Headphones via Mini XLR)
Cable Length 9.8' (3 m)
Weight 8.5 oz (240g) (Without Cable)
AKG K 240 Studio Professional Semi-Open Stereo Headphones
  • Gold-Plated 1/4" Adapter
  • Detachable Cable
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

    by PowerReviews
    AKGK 240 Studio Professional Semi-Open Stereo Headphones
     
    4.5

    (based on 17 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (10)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    93%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good audio (11)
    • Lightweight (9)
    • Easy to use (5)
    • Durable (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur recording (8)
      • Home studio (8)
      • Professional recording (6)
      • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Experienced (7), Novice (3), Professional musician (3)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Just a beautiful product!

      Unlike many consumer grade headphones, these do not overemphasize the base. Instead they deliver a wonderfully flat response curve that lets you hear the music as it was recorded. I understand now why...Read complete review

      Unlike many consumer grade headphones, these do not overemphasize the base. Instead they deliver a wonderfully flat response curve that lets you hear the music as it was recorded. I understand now why the K240 is often consider to be a standard in many recording studios. As impressive as the sound was, it may surpassed by the comfort of these headphones. I could wear these 12 hours a day and not fatigue. These are also a great value as they are half the price of the newer "K240 Mk II". My only disappointment is that Harmon has shifted manufacturing out of Austria, and they are now made in China.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Comfortable, but they don't perform

      These are incredibly comfortable, and seem like they would last ok - even with the new, quite flimsy Chinese construction.

      The drivers are the only real standout feature, though. They're...Read complete review

      These are incredibly comfortable, and seem like they would last ok - even with the new, quite flimsy Chinese construction.

      The drivers are the only real standout feature, though. They're balanced quite well, easily pumping out clear lows, controlled mid, and crisp highs.

      However, where they fall incredibly short is leakage. My primary use of these was monitoring during voiceover work and radio interviews. Even with the modest volume in my phones - and using a dynamic microphone - every word that played in my cans was heard perfectly by the mic. For me, these area no-go.

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      4.0

      Great deal

      By cwnan

      from Rochester, NY

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

          Sound is crisp and clear, I use them for video games and music in my dorm room.

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          4.0

          nice product

          By Jim

          from Houston, TX

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Home Studio
            • Performances

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

            very good sound

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            4.0

            Good Headphones for the price.

            By Abe

            from CT

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

            These are good headphones for the price. I use them for field recording with my H4N, they sound great. I also use them for podcasting. I recommend them. ......

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            5.0

            Clear, Focused, and Comfortable!

            By thejfklives

            from United States

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

            I have been using a pair of Bose AE headphone for a number of years so I was not sure what to expect. After I got them on for the first time the audio was clear and everything sounded wonderful. Now I am still getting used to them and breaking them in but so far they are wonderful. Now just to let people know, because of there simi open design, you will hear a lot more of the room. If you are in a noisy environment you will need to increase you volume. You may also want to invest in a quality headphone amp. Other then that these are a great investment for any studio.

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            5.0

            Still sound great.

            By Old School

            from Los Angeles, CA

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Home Studio
              • Professional Recording

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

              Though I still have a pair of the old school Austrian AKG K-240 headphones I bought around 1985 that I still love the sound on, I wanted a pair with 55ohm resistance and a 3.5mm mini plug that I could use on my portable equipment. Out of the box, there seems to be a lot more bass (although maybe that is the result of the lower resistance?) The new ones sound very good, but not quite as clear in the midrange. I will have to burn these in for a few hundred hours as some people recommend then do another compare. But unless you flip back and forth, they both sound excellent.

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              4.0

              Great Value!

              By Star Don

              from Washington, DC

              About Me Novice

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording

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

                There are plenty of headphones to choose from and AKG are generally a great choice no matter the model. Very comfortable, great sound quality.

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                5.0

                Great Semiopen Headphone

                By Alex

                from West Lafayette, IN

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Lightweight
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home Studio

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

                  Great where the price is cheaper at B&H.

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                  5.0

                  Best bang for the buck.

                  By Jeremy

                  from Annapolis, MD

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Clear Sound
                  • Durable
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Amateur Recording
                    • Home Studio
                    • Professional Recording

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

                    What else can be said?

                    You can't beat these for the price. They're comfortable, sound great, and a studio workhorse.

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                    4.0

                    Crisp, Clean, Cans

                    By WLVRN

                    from New York, NY

                    About Me Novice

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Affordable
                    • Clear Sound
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Amateur Recording
                      • Home Studio
                      • Mastering
                      • Mixing

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

                      These headphones are great! They give a very true sound providing accurate feedback and response from your audio source. At this price point they cannot be beat! I use them for mixing & mastering as I cannot yet afford a decent set of Monitors and for the time being they have greatly improved my mixing. I hear nuances in my own music that I simply could not hear with other headphones or speakers. When I sit down to make music I spend hours and hours at my keyboard and as such I need a set of cans that will be comfortable for the duration. I have no complaints with the comfortability of the cans. I am very satisfied with this purchase.

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                      5.0

                      Great headphones.

                      By Geoph

                      from NYC

                      About Me Professional Musician

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Clear Sound
                      • Durable
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Amateur Recording
                        • Home Studio
                        • Professional Recording

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

                        Got my first pair back in 1999 and they still sound amazing. Actually, probably better than ever. Also have a pair of the AKG K701's and while they do sound better, I prefer the K240's for long sessions due to comfort. They're so comfortable you forget you're wearing them whereas the K701 headphones dig into your scalp after a while and are heavier. These are amazing headphones, and for the price there's nothing even close to as good. Just don't expect to use them on a laptop or non-powered source, they take a bit of extra juice to get full sound from them.

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                        5.0

                        Unbelievable Clarity!

                        By High Fidelity

                        from Canada

                        About Me Experienced

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Clear Sound
                        • Compact
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

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

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

                          Incredibly clear and super high sound quality from these headphones. I need to upgrade my software that I'm running now and probably my audio card on my pc because I can hear noise from them now.

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                          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Great headphones

                          By Mike

                          from CT

                          About Me Professional Musician

                          Pros

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

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

                                As far as " they fall incredibly short is leakage"
                                statement that someone wrote about while doing voice overs, do what pro studios do, tape over the holes on the back of the drivers with gaffers tape, not duct tape or you'll have a sticky mess. also turn down the bass a little for your can mix.
                                I've had 6 of these for over 10 yrs!

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                                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Great Headphones

                                By Phishman

                                from Rochester, NY

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

                                These are the best headphones for super flat audio.
                                Someone posted a review commenting on the leakage. There will be leakage, a lot actually. These are semi-open headphones and are designed that way on purpose. If your looking for isolation when listening then you need to get closed headphones.
                                These are meant for listening in very quiet conditions, and when it is, they are great!

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                                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                AKG is the standard

                                By Yay! Money!

                                from Texas

                                Verified Buyer

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

                                Great set of headphones for the price. Crisp, clear and the most natural sounding reproduced audio. Comfortable to wear for a long period of time and seal well around my ears. Really happy with my purchase.

                                These have been a studio work horse for years and they are still the best bet for the price IMO.

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                                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Just a beautiful product!

                                By Odin

                                from Fort Worth, Texas

                                About Me Experienced

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Comfort
                                • Excellent Sound
                                • Good price value
                                • Low Distortion

                                Cons

                                • Not made in Austria

                                Best Uses

                                • Amateur Recording
                                • Home Studio
                                • Professional Recording

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

                                Unlike many consumer grade headphones, these do not overemphasize the base. Instead they deliver a wonderfully flat response curve that lets you hear the music as it was recorded. I understand now why the K240 is often consider to be a standard in many recording studios. As impressive as the sound was, it may surpassed by the comfort of these headphones. I could wear these 12 hours a day and not fatigue. These are also a great value as they are half the price of the newer "K240 Mk II". My only disappointment is that Harmon has shifted manufacturing out of Austria, and they are now made in China.

                                Share this review

                                (1 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                2.0

                                Comfortable, but they don't perform

                                By nicholaswyoung

                                from Chicago, IL

                                About Me Professional Musician

                                Verified Reviewer

                                Pros

                                • Clear Sound
                                • Easy To Use

                                Cons

                                • Flimsy construction
                                • Leakage

                                Best Uses

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

                                  These are incredibly comfortable, and seem like they would last ok - even with the new, quite flimsy Chinese construction.

                                  The drivers are the only real standout feature, though. They're balanced quite well, easily pumping out clear lows, controlled mid, and crisp highs.

                                  However, where they fall incredibly short is leakage. My primary use of these was monitoring during voiceover work and radio interviews. Even with the modest volume in my phones - and using a dynamic microphone - every word that played in my cans was heard perfectly by the mic. For me, these area no-go.

                                  Share this review

                                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  4.0

                                  AKG's Are the Best for Radio Work

                                  By RadioGuy

                                  from Washington D.C.

                                  About Me Experienced

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Clear Sound
                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Mobile DJ
                                    • Professional Recording

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

                                    I've been using AKG's for years and every time I try another brand I always come back to AKG. The K240 ones are good, comfortable and easy to use. Only thing missing is the coiled cable which I think is more comfortable than the regular one. So I spent $ 29.95 more to order the coiled cable. I believe the AKG K240 MKII are good but also more expensive.

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