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Features of the AKG K240 Studio Headphones include a removable cable and Varimotion technology for enhanced bass response. The headphones' integrated semi-open-air design incorporates a highly accurat... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

Features of the AKG K240 Studio Headphones include a removable cable and Varimotion technology for enhanced bass response. The headphones' integrated semi-open-air design incorporates a highly accurate dynamic transducer and an acoustically tuned venting structure behind the element produces a naturally open sound quality. The circumaural (around-the-ear) pads are designed for hours of wearing comfort, while the K240's steel-cable, self-adjusting headband construction and single-sided professional-quality audio interconnect ensure extended reliability in demanding professional studio applications. 55-ohm impedance.

Features

55-ohm impedance 
Removable, serviceable cable
Varimotion technology for enhanced bass
Specifications
Type: semi-open, circumaural 
Frequency range: 15Hz-25kHz
Impedance: 55 ohm
Sensitivity: 91dB/mW
Power handling: 200mW
THD: <0.25%
Connector: gold-plated, 1/8" stereo mini jack and 1/8"-1/4" adapter
Net Weight: 8-1/2 oz.
Warranty
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
AKG Acoustics, U.S. Limited Warranty

Amended July 19, 2005

AKG Acoustics warrants AKG products against defects in material or workmanship for a period of two years from the date of original purchase, and agrees to repair or, at our option replace any defective unit without charge for either parts or labor. AKG grants a three-year warranty covering selected products (C 12 VR, C 414 B-ULS, C 414 B-TLII, C 414 B-XLS, C 414 B-XLII, C 426 B, C 451 B, C 480 B, C 391 B, C 1000 B, C 2000 S, C 3000 B, C 4000 B, C 4500 B, SolidTube) against defects in material and workmanship.

Warranty is valid for AKG products purchased and delivered within the United States for the original purchaser only. The purchaser's Bill of Sale will serve as proof of sale and warranty validity in the U.S. Shipment of defective items to AKG for repair will be at the customer's own risk and expense. AKG will assume the return shipping cost for all items repaired under warranty.

IMPORTANT: This warranty does not cover damage resulting from accident, misuse or abuse, lack of reasonable care, the affixing of any attachment not provided with the product, loss of parts, or connecting the product to any receptacle other than specified.

This warranty is void unless AKG Acoustics, U.S.'s service center performs the repair. No responsibility is assumed for any special, incidental or consequential damages caused by the consumer. However, the limitation of any right or remedy shall not be effective where law prohibits such.


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AKGK240 Studio Headphones
 
4.6

(based on 36 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (25)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (9)
  • Easy to use (8)
  • Lightweight (8)
  • Versatile (5)
  • Durable (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (11)
  • Amateur recording (7)
  • Professional recording (6)
  • Performances (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (5), Novice (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

akg 240

I agree with the last comment. These headphones are clear, with great bass response. Very comfortable on the ears for long mixing sessions. Plus I'm on my second cord. Just order a...Read complete review

I agree with the last comment. These headphones are clear, with great bass response. Very comfortable on the ears for long mixing sessions. Plus I'm on my second cord. Just order a new one unclip the old and snap on the new. Well worth the money.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good Headphones

Without sacrificing low tone capability these AKG's do the trick. We're recording bass guitar and it sounds great. I've used these for hip hop projects and these are perfect. For $99 no more,...Read complete review

Without sacrificing low tone capability these AKG's do the trick. We're recording bass guitar and it sounds great. I've used these for hip hop projects and these are perfect. For $99 no more, buy a set.

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(25 of 25 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

akg 240

By scott solly

from cincinnati ohio

Comments about AKG K240 Studio Headphones:

I agree with the last comment. These headphones are clear, with great bass response. Very comfortable on the ears for long mixing sessions. Plus I'm on my second cord. Just order a new one unclip the old and snap on the new. Well worth the money.

(19 of 23 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Outstanding headphones for the price

By Devitt

from Chicago IL

Comments about AKG K240 Studio Headphones:

These headphones are awesome. They have an excellent bass response and are ideal for recording. These are the best headphones you can buy within this price range. I have tried them all and these stood out clearly. BUY THEM YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED

(16 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Bought them years ago...

By Andre

from Virginia Beach, VA

Comments about AKG K240 Studio Headphones:

I bought these within the last 2-3 years they were within my price range when I bought them. Wow...the first thing I noticed was the bass response. You can hear everything so clearly. Great product for anybody and an awesome price. I highly recommend the headphones

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

WOW, These headphones are awesome

By Nathan Hegg

from wisconsin

Comments about AKG K240 Studio Headphones:

sound quality is amazing. Low enough ohms to work in your laptop, or our of your pre-amp'd headphone high quality set-ups. Absolutely awesome reproduction of high quality recordings. Hearing things that I only hear on my 2500$ stereo system.

(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best studio headphones I've Found

By Chris

from Atascadero, CA

Site Member

Comments about AKG K240 Studio Headphones:

These things give true sound. They don't enhance or diminish anything, just a flat EQ. I switched to these from Sony's for home recording, the Sony's sound better for listening, but don't give you an honest representation of what things will sound like through speakers during the mixing. I can mix with these in Protools, bounce an MP3 and be pleasantly surprised with the quality in my car, on my computer and headphones on my phone. I haven't ever had another pair that I can do this with.

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

You want a flat, honest, accurate sound?....look no further! You want Beats?..go buy Beats.

By Cody

from DFW Texas

Comments about AKG K240 Studio Headphones:

I had a $60 or $70 pair of Audio-Technicas for a couple years & now I feel kinda dumb for sticking with them so long. Oh well, live & learn I guess. The difference is night & day to say the least. If you're anything like me & you can't crank your studio monitors all night to mix & master your recordings, the next best thing is a flat, honest pair of high quality headphones & these are the ones. Once I put these on I was like...Of cooouuurrrrsseee!...THIS is what I needed all along, DUH! Why was I relying on headphones that boosted every frequency so much? No phones are going to be quite as good as a decent pair of monitors but these are about as close as you're gonna get. Like I said, they're flat, honest, & accurate & they sound great. They really do help you realize what's there & what's missing in your mix! Are there better ones out there?...yeah but we're splitting hairs at this point because the differences between $100-$300 range are so negligible. To me, it's just not worth it because these do just fine & decent monitors are still gonna do a better job than ANY overpriced pair of headphones anyways so what's the point? If all you're about is brand recognition, well that's your problem. Oh, & like I said if you're a bass addict, that's your deal. Just don't go knocking something you know nothing about. Headphones like these are for people who actually know or are learning how to mix & master music properly. You just go ahead & stick with your overrated trendy Beats or Monsters & keep "producing" your terrible sounding music.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Can't be beat for the Price.

By Todd

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about K240 Studio Headphones:

Bought these to use in critical listening when producing the mix/mastering. I have to say after tons on online research and youtube videos I decided to go ahead and buy these. For the money you can't find much better. Extremely flat response with no real coloration of the music material. If you are going to headphones to help reproduce music these are the ones. What you hear in the phones will translate very well to the monitors. Really good soundstage. Obviously they are semi-closed phones so you will hear background noises through the phones. So make sure you have that in mind when buying. But overall these are excellent mixing/mastering phones for the price. Good bottom, great mid and high.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Good Headphones

By GPM

from NY, NY

Comments about AKG K240 Studio Headphones:

Without sacrificing low tone capability these AKG's do the trick. We're recording bass guitar and it sounds great. I've used these for hip hop projects and these are perfect. For $99 no more, buy a set.

(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Non Isolating Headphones

By Maurice

from cherry valley, CA

Comments about AKG K240 Studio Headphones:

I have been in search of non-isolating headphones for a while now. I wanted them for perfomances at a location that uses Aviom personal monitors mixed with wedges. Isolating headphones and rearbuds reproduce the Aviom feed well, but not all the istruments and mikes are fed through that system. the drum has only an overhead and kickdrum mike through the system so toms and snare were diminished. We don't play at extream high volume so I don't need to cut down the outside volume. These headphone fill the need perfectly! I use the Aviom mix to fill in what I can't hear through the wedges and wind up with a perfect mix. I can even hear when someone says something to me, no more lip reading!! I play bass so the bass response is important and is delivered. Did I mention that they are comfortable? They are big enough to fit over the ear and can be worn at length without discomfort.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The absolute best!

By JBProducer

from Newport Beach, CA

Comments about AKG K240 Studio Headphones:

This Headphones, are fantastic, I had the opportunity to unfortunately Track, mix and sometimes master on headphones, at home since there is no time available really late at night, and the only way to do it is on headphones, everybody sleeps, and you need as close as you can to the real deal sonicaly, you a total flat, no altered or boost headphones, well let me tell you this are AMAZING!! They are a true masterpiece, they really reflect what we all are looking for the total truth, raw, no masks, no EQ, no nothing, total naked and real sound!, if you are looking to get as close as you can on headphones what you need on monitors, don't look further, get this headphones, you will be glad you did!

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fantastic Semi-Open-Air

By Kevin Sullivan

from Crystal Lake, IL

Comments about AKG K240 Studio Headphones:

Fantastic headphones. I got a pair of these in 2006 when I was in high school and have owned the same pair for the past 8 years. I carried these around in the halls of high school everyday, used them at college, brought them to swim meets, recorded and mixed with them, closed them in car doors, pulled the wires out of them, dropped and stepped on them. Through all of this, I have never had to buy any new replacement parts. I was able to fix the plug-end of the cable with duct-tape. I fixed the earphone end of the cable with super-glue and shrink-wrap. Through all of this, they still sound fantastic. They are semi-open-air which means you will hear lots of outside noises and noise will leak out. If you crank them to block out noise, that noise will be heard by your neighbors. This is nice if you want to be able to hear your kids running around the house while enjoying an old album or talk about a mix in the studio. They are very comfortable, sound great as stated above and robust as tested. I will buy another AKG product knowing I am getting a great product and I will probably buy the K271s before these fail all the way on me for the closed back ear features I think I would like more.

(3 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Surprisingly Muddy

By Gordon K

from Eugene, OR

Comments about AKG K240 Studio Headphones:

AKG really ought to change their headphone model numbers. They have several models designated "K240," and the differences between them can be extreme. Case in point: I've used a pair of K240df ("diffuse field") phones, for years. They sound spacious, and fairly natural, with low listening fatigue, and they've held up quite well after uncounted hours of studio use. But I wanted a good backup pair of phones, and I thought the K240's (no "df") would be reasonably similar, at a lower price. No such luck! I found them muddy, with the bass overwhelming everything. Upper mids just weren't there. I really was surprised at how poorly they performed. I could get marginally acceptable sound by rolling off the bass in my headphone amp to almost zero. Even then, the stereo imaging was poor. I guess they work for some people, but I sure didn't like them.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great for the studio!

By Ted Morris

from Valparaiso, IN

Comments about AKG K240 Studio Headphones:

Needed a new pair of headphones for studio monitors, my Bose were just too bassy, happy to say these were a fantastic buy! Anyone who says they have no low end is crazy, or just used to the bass boost of personal cans. Would highly recommend to anyone doing home recording or big studio work!

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

20+ years in radio and still great headphones

By Michael Snider

from Morrison, Co

Comments about AKG K240 Studio Headphones:

I bought a set of these in 1988 when I was in broadcast school. I have been using the my entire radio career and they still sound AWESOME. In fact I paid more for mine then than these cost now. I have had to maintain them with soldering wires back in because a radio station is a rough place on cans. But I LOVE these headphones. I also use them for home recording, mobile dj, anywhere I need headphones.

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great for live monitor and studio mixing but not tracking or mastering

By Trent Perkins

from Tucson AZ

Comments about AKG K240 Studio Headphones:

I had an original pair of K240s (600 ohms) which were amazing. I can say that with some use, these headphones have come close (although they did need to be burned in). I use them at church for monitors while playing keyboard in the band. They sound very natural, are extremely comfortable, and they let sound in from the outside so you can hear the drums, amps and any stage monitors from the outside. For mixing in a studio environment, these headphones will definitely get the job done (Their openness would likely not be desirable for live mixing unless you want to keep track of the house mix while cueing or soloing something else). However, they are not extremely accurate, and I would probably not trust them for Mastering (although they are much more accurate than some hyped headphones such as BOSE or Beats). I use a pair of Denon AH-D5000s for that. Also, because they are open, they have a fair amount of spillage while tracking (the background track will be heard on your vocal track if your vocalist uses them to record vocals). I am seriously considering a pair of K271s for that purpose. But for the money, these are very capable headphones, and can be used for a wide variety of purposes until you can afford more specialized headphones.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Cans for Recording

By brad lathrop

from Peoria, IL

Comments about AKG K240 Studio Headphones:

While I am a firm believer that you should mix and master using a quality set of monitors, sometimes you need to go to a set of cans to really isolate something you are working on. I was a little hesitant about the price so low, however, was pleasantly surprised when I received them. They are very true response over the entire range. You won't be disappointed!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great headphones!

By J to the R to the Ohhh.

from Las Vegas NV

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio
    • Performances

    Comments about AKG K240 Studio Headphones:

    If you are looking for headphones that produce an accurate sound, this is the set for you. They also have a great sense of space to the sound.

    These headphones are the over the ear type which means they completely cover you ears. This is nice because they immerse you in the sound. The K240's do this without making your ears sweat. They seem to breath well.

    They give a well rounded sound. Great for listening to music they it was mixed. If you are looking for a set of head phones that enhance or are bass heavy then these are not for you. However, I'm not saying they lack bass either. They just produce it the way it was recorded. If the song is bass heavy these headphones will play have no problem producing the deep bass sounds.

    I have been throughly impressed with my K240's.

    (2 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Eh

    By Ohridia Pope

    from Roswell

    Comments about AKG K240 Studio Headphones:

    They're alright. No bass or noise cancellation whatsoever but they get the job done. Oh and they are lightweight...so ya.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    NEXT generation

    By Sema'j

    from Inglewood,CA.

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Compact
    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Studio
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about AKG K240 Studio Headphones:

      I bought my first pair in the 90's and used them up to last year and now i have the next generation and it's like not missing a beat.These feel and sound like my older pair so i don't even notice that they are a new pair.I like the semi open sound my ears don't get worn out like they do with closed in headphones.I mixed 6 CD's with the old k240's and hope to mix many more with these.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      They dont lie!

      By Drum Key

      from Dallas, TX

      About Me Experienced

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      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Easy To Use
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Studio
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about AKG K240 Studio Headphones:

        There is a reason why these headphones have been around for so long and used in professional studios - They dont lie when it comes to sound. They don't enhance or detract from the sound. Just a flat response every time. You wont find Beats headphones lying around the mixing console in professional studios but you will with the K240's. Serious sound guys wont mess with junk headphones or eye candy because they look cool when wearing them. If you cant handle the truth get headphones like Beats! If you want the truth then get these!

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