AKG K240 headphones' comfortable, lightweight design and semi-open earcups are popular with studio performers, while their dead-accurate frequency response makes them an engineer favorite. The most recent K240 update adds XXL transducers for detailed lows and highs over a greater dynamic range, plus a fully detachable 10-foot cord for easy replacement.
Semi-Open-Back Design, Ideal For Vocalists
Have you ever seen a singer reach up to remove one headphone earcup? Headphones are a must when overdubbing vocals, but when you're used to hearing the acoustic sound of your voice in a room, it can be disorienting to hear only the tight, close-up sound of your voice on a microphone. So vocalists often take off one ear, missing out on half the stereo mix and increasing the odds of take-ruining feedback. That's why AKG K240 headphones have a semi-open-back design that allows some "room" in alongside your headphone mix as you perform. If you're singing, playing an acoustic instrument, or recording in the same room as your amp, these headphones allow you to hear more of the sound you're accustomed to -- even with both sides on. If your headphones feel a little too claustrophobic, you'll find semi-open K240 headphones less distracting than the closed-back variety.
XXL Transducers Deliver Accurate Sound
Inside cups that cover your entire ears, the K240 headphones have light, responsive low-impedance XXL transducers that deliver accurate, true-to-the-source reproduction of even very quiet signals. With AKG's patented Varimotion diaphragm, XXL transducers produce a flat, neutral frequency response from 15 to 25,000 Hz, revealing every nuance of your music. And because of the semi-open-back design, they provide less bleed and more acoustical isolation than typical high-end reference headphones, making them perfect for everything from tracking in the studio to casual listening to an MP3 player. The included adapter make K240 headphones compatible with standard 1/4" or 1/8" headphone jacks.
Get Comfortable: Self-Adjusting Headband
Designed to stand up to the daily use (and abuse) of a never-ending parade of studio musicians, K240s are lightweight with a springy headband that opens or closes wider for large heads and closes in for smaller ones automatically, without adjustment. A fully detachable, replaceable 10-foot cord means that if you've rolled over your headphone cable one too many times, there's no need to buy a whole new pair of K240s -- you can easily swap out the cable for a third of the price, should you ever need to. But as a studio commodity, K240 headphones are priced so everyone in the band can wear them. Where else can $100 buy such an essential critical-listening tool?
- Semi-open-back design combines the superior frequency response and "breathability" of open-back reference headphones, with the acoustical isolation of closed-back headphones
- Self-adjusting headband fits nearly anyone
- Low 55-ohm impedance means a higher listening level for quiet source material
- Fully detachable, replaceable cord
- Classic gold and black design
- Standard 1/8" plug with included 1/4" adapter
Your headphones can have a serious impact on your performance, so why not invest in a studio standard pair? With a classic design that's graced professional studios since 1975, AKG has elevated the humble headphone to icon status.
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Design: Circumaural, semi-open
Frequency Range: 15 Hz to 25,000 Hz
Sensitivity: 91 db SPL/mW
Power handling capability: 200 mW
Rated impedance: 55 Ohm
Cable: 3m (10 ft.) plug-in single cable
Stereo adapter: gold plated, screw-on 3,5/6,3mm (1/8 in. to 1/4 in.) jack
Net Weight (without cable): 240 g (8.5 oz.)
- Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
- Shipping Weight: 1 lbs
Product DescriptionAKG'S Most Popular Professional Headphone
A classic design that has become a standard in monitoring. Now with Varimotion XXL capsule for studio sound at home and for portable use.
The "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 steel-cable, self-adjusting headband construction and single-sided professional quality audio interconnect ensure extended reliability in demanding professional studio applications.