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AKG K240DF Headphones

Calibrated version of the K240M monitor headphones. Designed with a flat frequency response based on European requirements for a diffuse field reference monitor headphone. Includes 9ft, 9 in. cable and standard stereo phone plug; 600 ohm impedance. (52) Read 9 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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The AKG K240 headphone is a world standard item. Go to any pro studio, and we wager you'll see some of AKG's finest in use. And here is the souped-up hot-rodded version of those great pro "cans." The K240DF phones are optimized for broadcast standards. Some eggheads in Munich called the Institute of Radio Technology set forth a series of standards for headphones that are a big deal, and apparently not easy to achieve. These K240DFs make the grade.

In AKG's literature, they say that the K240DF: "follows the criteria specified by the IRT in Munich for a 'diffuse field' equalization curve that provides headphone listeners with the sound pattern and characteristics of a room with reflective, non-anechoic surfaces." Whew. If that means that these phones sound really great, then we agree.

Radio engineers are a notoriously cranky bunch who demand the best, so if they put their stamp on these phones, you can best bet that there are few, if any better that you can buy.

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Type: Semi-open, Parabolic

Frequency Range: 15 Hz to 20,000 Hz

Impedance: 600 Ohm

Sensitivity: 88 dB/mW

Net Weight: 240 g (8.5 oz.)
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 818-920-3212
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4.5 out of 5 (52 ratings) Rate and Review This Product
"Great Detail in a quality package."
Sound: The detail produced by these headphones is excellent. I hear things when listening with them that I've never heard on any other headphones or speaker system. The openness makes it easy to locate instruments in the stereo field. As mentioned already, they don't accentuate low frequencies like other headphones and most speakers. My first mixes with them had way too much bass when played on other systems. I've gotten better, it requires more careful listening. But since the detail is there, it's a matter of training your ear. Still, I prefer these for tracking rather than for final mixdown (which is better done with monitors). Feature: The fact that they are 600 ohm means you really need a headphone amplifier to drive them. You can hear ok without one, but overall response is better with than without. The auto-adjusting headband is very comfortable and convenient. Unlike most other headphones, my ears don't hurt after hours of wearing them. They're also quite light, which is a nice feature in itself. Quality: No defects, and they appear to be very well made. Value: Their performance is at least as good as the US$200 price. Manufacturer Support: Never needed it. The Wow Factor: The most desirable thing about these is the amazing detail, followed next by their great comfort. Overall: These are very accurate headphones for when you really need to hear the little details. They will spoil you.
Style of Music: All styles
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"I can hear why the pros use them!"
Sound: The sound is open. Instruments are separated very well with none overbearing any other. Base is tight, reaches good depth and plentiful while always being just part of the music instead of blowing you away. The mids are just right with voices sounding natural and the highs are sweet with absolutely no harshness. No wonder the pros choose them--they're so accurate! Good recordings sound fantastic and bad ones are shown for what they are. Feature: They're very light and comfortable! I would like a longer cord so I might be looking for an extention. Quality: These are made very well. They'll last forever unless you stomp on them. Value: Yes - worth the price. Manufacturer Support: Have not dealt with the company. The Wow Factor: I wanted pro style, accurate phones at a good price. These foot the bill. Overall: I'll probably keep these forever and if they were lost or stolen I'd look into replacing them with new DF's. I think what I like most about these is they never get tiring and make me want to extend the listening session.
Style of Music: DNA
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