AKG K240 Studio Circumaural Stereo Headphones

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The studio standard for vocal tracking and critical listening, these semi-open-back AKG K240 headphones come with a detachable, replaceable 10-foot cord.

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 read more 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:


- 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" to 1/4") jack
- Net Weight (without cable): 240 g (8.5 oz.)

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 818-920-3212

AKG K240S Studio Headphones

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.

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (123 ratings)
Submitted March 13, 2011 by a customer from yahoo.com

"If These Are In Your Price Range, Buy Them!!!"

Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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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

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. read more

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!

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.

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.

Musical Background:
Musician for 35 years.

Musical Style:
Country, (all eras), Southern Rock, Classic Rock, Oldies Rock
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