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AKG K240 Studio Circumaural Stereo Headphones

The studio standard for vocal tracking and critical listening, these semi-open-back AKG K240 headphones come with a detachable, replaceable 10-foot cord. (142) Read 20 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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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?

We give you a quick run down of all the features on the AKG K240 Studio Headphones:


Features:

- 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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Type: Dynamic

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
Shipping Dimensions: 10 x 9 x 5 in
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 818-920-3212

Product Description

AKG'S most poopular professional headphone, the K240 is a classic design that has become a standard in monitoring -- now with Varimotion XXL diaphragms for studio sound at home and for portable use.

The AKG K240's "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.
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Sound: I would say that the sound quality of these AKG phones is good. I wouldn't say they are a stellar set but for a hundred dollars they are a good value. They represent the music very well with a great balance of highs, mids and lows, although I would like just a little more on the low end. I am using them as a monitor for vocal practice. They are connected to a Berhinger PMP100 mixer which is connected to my laptop. I am singing to music with the vocal tracks removed and have not yet used it with my instruments nor have I used them in a live situation so I cannot attest to their performance in that setting. If I could change one thing it would be to add an in-line volume control and mute button. Feature: They came with a screw-on 1/4" adapter which is nice. You know you won't have any disconnect problems with the adapter. My favorite feature of these headphones is a removable, locking cable that locks into place! It is much like a mini XLR connection. No more having to toss a pair of headphones because the cable is shot and no more splicing! Just order a new cable, click it into place, and away you go! Ease of Use: They're headphones. You put them on your head. Not a difficult task so ease of use is pretty obvious! Quality: The first thing you notice is that these are awesome looking headphones! The black and gold colors make them an almost elegant looking pair. They are very well put together and I do not foresee any mechanical issues. I believe these will be a dependable set of headphones that I will get many years of use from. Value: I believe they are well worth what I paid for them. I have never paid much for headphones in general. I usually just got a 50 dollar or less set from a local retailer or occasionally a pair would come with something I purchased, so for me these are the most expensive headphones I have ever purchased. I have nothing else in this price range to compare them to but, I would say they are definitely worth the price I paid. Manufacturer Support: I have not needed to seek support so far, so my rating is based solely on what I know about zZounds and their excellent support and customer service. The Wow Factor: Sex appeal? These headphones are as sexy as they get if you could call headphones sexy! They are beautiful black with gold and physically great looking. They are self adjusting which I usually do not like but, these fit great and feel "right" on my head. They are also very comfy on my ears. Overall: I plan on using these headphones in one capacity or another for many years because they just seem to be a well built, comfortable set. They are definitely the best headphones I have owned so far. However, I am one of those people who buy something with the intention of upgrading somewhere down the road. I do this with every piece of musical equipment I buy with one exception.. my guitar! So far it's the only thing I have that I consider to be the "Ultimate" instrument or piece of equipment that simply has no superior. I can honestly say that the AKG K240S Studio Headphones are the most comfortable, nicest looking phones I have ever owned. Add an in-line volume/mute control and you would have the ultimate headphones in this price range
Style of Music: Country, (all eras), Southern Rock, Classic Rock, Oldies Rock
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Sound: These are by far the best headphones that I have ever owned. I've previously tried Audio Technicas and Sonys, and lower quality AKGS, and these make the others look like child's play. They were my most trusted companions as a home recordist... i've spent HOURS and HOURS with these things, mixing and mastering (yes, they are that good. I'd trust them as much as my monitors for checking if a mix is sweet or not). The reason I'm writing this review is because I just broke them... accidentally ripped the cord out of the socket (i wasn't wearing them... it was tangled around my leg). I'm heartbroken. Feature: The idea to have a switchable cable is ingenious. Never had to replace mine, even though it went through hell (it was all taped up). Ease of Use: Fatigue? Forget about it. The only way you'll get fatigued with these things is when they bring out all the mistakes in your playing and your mix, and you get frustrated with yourself. Quality: Made in Austria. Can't beat it. These have lasted me YEARS, and they were still sounding sweet. The leather around the ears had started to crack and flake, but do you know how many hours i've spent with these damn things on my head? about as long as the average american has spent vegitating in front of the tube. Value: I bought these so long ago that I forgot what I paid for em... a hundred bucks???? This things are a steal. They will be the best hundred bucks you can spend... if you're some newbie recording enthusiast and deciding whether to blow a hundred bucks on some crappy china mic or these, definitely get these. They will reveal flaws that you will have to learn to deal with and will make your recordings so much better than some stupid cheapo mic. I just wish I could afford the K700 somethings or whatever the brand new ultimate model is (those suckers are $500 but i've heard that listening through them is like hearing the voice of god) Manufacturer Support: Never had to deal with 'em. The best support situation should be a product that's so good you never have to find out what kind of music they play when they put you on hold. The Wow Factor: I'm on the verge of crying because I've lost them. i've lost a dear friend, all thanks to my stupidity. Overall: Treat em nice, kiddos. They deserve it. A true A+ workhorse.
Style of Music: RocknRoll
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