AKG K 240 Monitor
AKG K 240 Monitor

K 240 Monitor, Studio headphone from AKG in the K 240 series.

All user reviews for the AKG K 240 Monitor

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Average Score:4.5( 4.5/5 based on 34 reviews )
 22 reviews65 %
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Value For Money : Excellent

TheStratGuy's review

AKG K 240 Monitor
I've used these headphones for 2 years now, they are comfortable, good-looking and, more important than all, they DO sound really good. They helped me make better home studio mixes through revealing some frequencies that usually remained hidden with "usual" (non-professionnal) headphones or speakers. The impedance is very high (600 ohms) compared with most other headphones, so with the same settings the general volume will be lower on these ones than on most other headphones. They also tend to saturate early in the lower part of the sound spectrum (DeeJays, stay away! ;) ), which may help if you have a tendency to overload your mixes with low frequencies. Listening to (and rediscovering) some old records with them can be a real pleasure too...

It is a pity this model is no longer available (it was replaced by the K 240 Studio which has a lower impedance seems to favor low frequencies and thus shall be less trustworthy for mixing purpose).

saaaaam's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Cygnus good"

AKG K 240 Monitor
I use this headset for several months now, mainly for monitoring the amateur.

I look forward to buying other models, K271, DT 770, but I found that one-hand, I jumped on it. This is my first headset monitor, so I lack of benchmarks but for now I am fully satisfied with this headphone.
The spectrum is neutral, a bit light in the bass, perhaps, but that does not bother me in my mixes yet.

At that price, I will ever be the choice for sure! Nine, maybe I will give away for a DT 990 AKG of BeyerDynamics. Or a nice focal One headphone in closed ...

coolwaiss's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Over-the-comfortable and versatile"

AKG K 240 Monitor
10 ans.C is the headphone I use most, because it is less aggressive than Sony7506 (closed) which I use for "maximun insulation." For monitoring I use a Sennheiser HD 600 (open) to "simulate" from "neutral forum". The AKG 240 is more versatile than the other 2 because it is semi-open.

sinclar's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

AKG K 240 Monitor
This headphone is a legend, as the SL 1200, SM 58 or MA 1200 Amcron ...

I bought it in 1989, I used canned in the evening when that role is not on my synths etc and he is always there and yet he took shots so I do not understand too some comments about its reliability because I find it very reliable as flexible at the arch!
It is a monitoring headphones, dj headphones or not audiophile and this, its application is accurate. It is not flattering and was not designed for that, but what sweetness, what neutrality ... It is very comfortable and lightweight and can keep long hours on the head without any fatigue, even hearing.

It is a headphone that puts things in my flat, it avoids all the excesses especially compared to today's headphones. When you tame this headphone and the headphone is going on more efficient and flattering, but the 240 seems dull in the long run is the 240 which is right and puts things in their places without tearing your eardrums , that's his strength.

This headphone is a philosophy of sound all by himself for 25 years, we must know the proper use (mixing, home listening, synthesizers, home studio)

And what style! I love this headphone and I compare it to others that I use to know DT770, Pioneer 5000, and 560 sennheiser ovation (which is also my second favorite headphones)

studio version is better but because 55ohms 600ohms is still huge!
Stéfan d'Autun02/19/2011

Stéfan d'Autun's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" One of the best helmets"

AKG K 240 Monitor
I use it for over 20 years. Yes, I have tried many different models for 30 years, I have other headphones aujourdh'ui whose Shure SRH750DJ and Technics RP DJ 1210. I appreciate the quality sound by restite cons, mechanically, it is the household, the headband / headband is attached to the ear and I often had to disassemble everything to restore it. So the basic version, that 'jai, is open type and semi-open and it is not ideal to mix in a club or noisy environment. The high impedance, 600 ohms, and you need a good headphone amp. It is true that, initially, it's a headphone monitoring radio studio where he excels. For those who think the record in the treble is just erased, simply turn the 2 slices of tissue absorbing cushions between the atria and the hull. on the other hand it is very comfortable for long periods of plays, and even that is most comfortable to my knowledge. Mine still works despite raffistolages and I do not regret having made that choice one day. In fact, each headphone is more or less adapted to this environment, to such use or such human ears. We need to try several to find one that fits your hearing.


solo84's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" To listen alternative "Hi-Fi""

AKG K 240 Monitor
I bought mine used, and if it looks in good condition I wonder if he has not lived a little too, because I find it tends to filter out the highs ... He exaggerates the bass but in a nonaggressive way, rather round. C

e is not tiring to listen rather nice but when I use my Beyer DT-880 comparison is cruel for the 240, it manages a bit when I go back a little treble to 10kHz, a few db and I put a cut down gradually.

With this small correction this headset allows me to listen a little "hi-fi" in my mixes, comparable to the general public with a headphone of good quality, which can stand back!

I recommend headphone unique in monitoring because of its lack of neutrality (too much bass / treble not enough), his lack of finesse in the details and dynamics a bit "soft"


Gerondif's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Comfortable & Strong"

AKG K 240 Monitor
+ Excellent invoice (!)
+ Very comfortable (you can wear it very long without the note)
+ Very good sound
- Maybe a little too low

fifours's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Not bad!"

AKG K 240 Monitor
I use the K240 monitor for 1 month and I find it pretty nice. The sound is quite equilibrated across as only the bass is a little increase, but everything else is straight into the treble. The dynamics are good trs, The definition is correct without more, and stro poses no problem.
The K240 monitor goes well for a COST-fi system, but beware of low to the mix because they are slightly accentuated. Once you know the problem we know how serious dose.
I compared my beyerdynamic dt911 dt931 and and my Sennheiser HD600, and on the basis of a laser Onkyo DX-706 and on my computer with a amplicasque rega ear.
I used to touch a little over 50 euros and it is a good thing because the sound quality is really good just to see c'tait.
Dom Brunet05/16/2008

Dom Brunet's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

AKG K 240 Monitor
Monitor or studio I do not know ...
Used in the studio before having beyer and "seneihser!"
No presence of mdiums no linearity for this headphone global reputation!
I have one and my rechet'm done resume after 48 hours by the supplier ...
A dsastre this headphone!
The worst control for missing a mix or a night dish up!

Lionelalexandre's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

AKG K 240 Monitor
- How long have you use it?
Around 7 years

- What is the particular feature you like best and least?

+: Excellent rpartition sound means everything! The headset is comfortable trs, one can spend hours. The sound quality is at the appointment, it is a monitoring headphones, if you want beucoup bass or treble many must turn up the volume, this headphone is tudi for it by d finish, however it supports a volume trs lev. Really it's a headphone neutral without being dull, we feel all the same warmth and depth of sound which is not always the case in this type of headphone.

-: I have no criticism to make!

- Have you tried many other models before acqurir?
Yes, many brands in stores, is finally a London dealer advised me and I'm not!

- How do you report qualitprix?

- With the exprience, you do again this choice? ...
Eyes closed I Rasht the same, if by chance he had to let me go, I return to the same!