AKG K 240 Studio
AKG K 240 Studio

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

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Average Score:4.4( 4.4/5 based on 31 reviews )
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JimboSpins's review"Warm sounding"

AKG K 240 Studio
The AKG K 240 Studio headphones have been a part of my set up for 2 years now and they are still going strong. I have not had any problems with them from the day that I purchased them and they have been a joy to work with. They are jet black with a gold trim around the outside of the center part of the ear cup showing just enough gold color to accent the headphones. I have put these headphones on and had them on for over 2 hours before and never even wanted to take them off. They are very comfortable and can be adjusted to any size you need them. They come with a 10 foot cable and stereo adapter. They frequency range is 15 Hz to 25,000 Hz and have an impedance of 55 ohms. These are very affordable and worth the buy, you will get your money’s worth out of them within the first week of using them.
The sound quality is very clear, the highs have amazing clarity and the mids and lows are rich and warm. I have mixed many songs with these headphones and get some of my best work out of them. Before I purchased these I was using a pair of Shure headphones that were like these circumaural semi open headphones but they just were not comfortable enough for me to keep on for more than 30 minutes without them irritating me. Someone recommend that I try the AKG K 240’s and I have been using them every since. I do not use them as my main headphones but they are the top 3 that I use and I mainly take these with me the most when I travel. The warm sound and no coloration has me sold on these headphones and I will use them for years to come.

jkessel's review"Great, natural, comfortable, inexpensive"

AKG K 240 Studio
AKG K240 Studio headphones, semi open back, detachable cord, very flat response. When I bought these I brought my ipod into Guitar Center. I sat down with 3 pair to pick out my favorite. Among these were Shure SRH44's, Sennheiser HD280s, Audio Technica ATH-M50's and a few others. Prices ranged from $100 to 200, open back to semi open to fully closed. On my ipod I have ranging from CCR all the way to Machine Head so I had a good variety to hear. I also had master tracks from MetallicA, Alice in Chains, and Randy Rhoads so I could hear how individual instruments sounded.
I chose these because the SRH's weren't very comfortable, had a lot of bass, and had a sort of compressed feel to them (they're fully closed back). The ATH-M50's had ice picky highs, weren't comfortable, and just didn't sound nearly as good. These are semi open back so they don't let as much noise in/out but there is still some bleed. They sound very natural, highs are smooth and don't hurt your ears at higher volumes. Bass wasn't overwhelming but even when turned up it didn't get farty. They are very comfortable. They sit around your ear instead of on them and have very little push against your head, the SRH's felt like a clamp. Basically everything sounded very balanced and what I'd imagine everything SHOULD sound like. Must be a reason most studios use these headphones.
Cool little things like the detachable cable are just a big plus. Overall these are great headphones. May not be the best when tracking because of the bleed but out of the ones I tried they had by far the best sound and were most comfortable which is ideal for mixing and just overall listening. For tracking I’d recommend a closed back headphone like the ATH’s or the SRH’s, but for mixing it’s all about open or semi open back.

moosers's review

AKG K 240 Studio
The AKG K 240 Studio's are a set of headphones that are indeed intended for use in the studio. I've owned a set of these headphones for years as my Dad has had them for a while and now I'm using them in my home studio. We used to use them for simple listening purposes, but I've found them to be further useful in my home studio for a variety of purposes, mostly for monitoring during recording. The headphones have a soft and sort of bouncy ear piece which is quite comfortable to wear, although I must say that the pair I own has quite a bit of wear and tear on them. The size of the headphones is adjustable, but it's not the best adjuster as it doesn't give you all that much flexibility. Beyond the feel and comfort of the headphones, the K 240 Studio's have a nice and full sound, with a decent amount of low end for a set of headphones. The sound isn't the best that I've heard from a set of headphones, but it's definitely accurate enough for monitoring during recording and simple listening applications. You can get a new set of these headphones for the reasonable price of $100 US dollars, and I'm pretty sure they're the same exact headphones that AKG has been making under this model name for years. I don't know exactly what year the model I have was made, but it's definitely an earlier version. I do prefer a number of different headphone models out there that are in this price range, like the Sennheiser HD 280, but it's all in the same vein and it's really just a matter of personal preference. If you're in the market for a set of high quality studio monitors, the AKG K 240 Studio's are a model you need to know about.

korosif69's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

AKG K 240 Studio
How long have you use it?
for about 15 years.
Have you tried many other models before buying it?
yes one can any marks.
What is the particular feature you like best and least?
the +
-That sound
-That transparency
It is really comfortable.
How would you rate the quality / price?
the value was good at times and I bought it.

Why do you use this headset (sound, mixing, mastering, live, studio ...)?
I use it to control the mix of my tracks.
Its coatings are they nice?
it's okay but after a while it really hurt the ear.
What music do you listen to?
d & b, frenchcore, tech, hiphop
Do you find it tiring during extended wear
I personally can not kept more than an hour after it hurts too much.

The headphone you seem weak or strong?
it is a good solid construction.
He has a detachable connection?
Its appearance or performance have they degraded over time?

The audio quality of the headphones you she looks good (serious overall balance, mid, treble, stereo)?
yes it is very good and balanced choices to about 60 hz then nothing.
You sound level seems too low or too high?
the noise level is correct.
What will become of sound insulation (do you hear outside noise from your headphones, and is what people hear the music you listen to)?
there is no insulation in, but the studio is this important right? I do not rumen.
The Clairvoyant02/03/2012

The Clairvoyant's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" very comfortable and neutral"

AKG K 240 Studio
I use it for 5 years

I looked for a good semi-open headphones not too expensive I have tried many.

+ Very comfortable
+ Its fairly neutral
+ Good stereo image
+ Suitable for registration
+ Does not attack the ears

- A slight lack of treble.

very good quality / price ratio I like to turn to account even MK2 version a bit more expensive but with a perfect spectrum.

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

AKG K 240 Studio
For how long have you been using it? 20 years
Did you try many other models before getting this one? virtually all
What thing do you like most/least about it? loyalty
What is your opinion about the value for the price? very good
Knowing what you know now, would you make the same choice? ... bin yes

it is a very good headset to control the taking, you just know it well, this headphone has a sound. on the other hand, this is not what I would use as a music lover, it is a bit austere ... should be especially well supplied, and be wary of his treachery at the bottom. To proscribe engaging singing! it whenever there is a lot repisse level, it is half open. I am a little sawed to see that compared to the pro gear headphones supermarket.
This headphone was designed to make music, just music:)

Document02's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

AKG K 240 Studio
Tested in store .... Good to connect to an iPod. the sound is completely distorted, it is impossible to work with ca. In the series, skip this one to go to K-271 mk II.
Dom Brunet10/10/2008

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

AKG K 240 Studio
Used in the studio before having Beyer and Sennheiser!
No presence of the media, no linearity in the headphone world famous!

In short:
The K240 has a worldwide reputation for 25 or 30 years ...
It is found now available from Baker to 100 euros or less ...!
What I think:
No presence of the media, no linearity!
I do not understand the interest for this headset outside the comfort!
Reputation why:
The sound engineers rarely use the headphones in the studio (it tires the head, ears and mind! Not care and the mix up!) Is just a tool to listen to a detail, a tail reverb example
The headphone is used in closed studio by musicians in the cabin, and there, the K240 is actually rather good because very comfortable and not aggressive (for lack of media)
Yes to the musician, not for the sound engineer!
A small Sennheiser HD25 made in Ire is much higher linearity and relatively close to the monitors that the 4412 JBl pocède!

Finally say that the headphone must be close to tapping that was, provided only that they are to really listen linear (a piano is a piano, a trumpet a trumpet and a Rhodes Rhodes ... but there is also the Pianet T Hohner ...

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

AKG K 240 Studio
I use it for quite some time, bought to 1990 1993, the first large investment in equipment for musique.Ne learned what to buy I decided that there had more classic.
I used the computer for remote bass synth ....
He is very strong, despite many aerobatic nickel and it is still operational.
Also pretty much like it on the head, automatically.
If unfortunately it breaks I bought the same.

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

AKG K 240 Studio
- How long have you use it?
2 months

- What is the particular feature you like best and least?
+ Super comfortable (stunning actually)
+ N
+ Cable / headphones Detachable
+ Mini jack base
+ The impdance
+ Versatile (see below )

- Currently nothing

- Have you tried many other models before acqurir?
the akg 141 studio (it's really too bad the ears), Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro (well actually I do not like closed headphones), Sennheiser HD 515 (uh really much too low)

- How do you report qualitprix?
Trs good, bought 109 euros I do everything with

- With the exprience, you do again this choice? ...
yes no hsitation

So I'm not a pro it is important to note, I make music for my pleasure "avancquot amateur, I do not know what the headphone worth" studio pro ", but for my use Mao (fruity loops and pro tools) and multimedia (big player fps) this headphone is top notch. It can be long and trs comments unreal good slap in the headphone "kiling sprreeeeeeeeeee." fruity To pro tools and it is a joy, I can finally compose songs that ring true, I will not tell you the mediums are too low, the bass too much ... it's not my mtier and I n 't know what I can tell you is that the sound seems neutral (m-audio sound card rvolution) and I have composed a really beautiful sound when switching on the hi-fi, frquences seem all their places, I have no surprises. So to finish in round use and it's top home studio, using Pro I do not know.

PS: important with 7 years of violin derrire me I at least ear for music and the sound is unmistakable neutral, a little low but nothing rdhibitoire and if like me you use it also for the Multi-Media dia occasional (game video, dvd) on the contrary more.

It is the only headset I've found that allows me to link mao (I bought it for when a same base) and use multimedia correct.