KRK KNS 8402 Studio Mixing/Mastering Headphones

KRK KNS 8402 Studio Mixing/Mastering Headphones

Designed to live up to the demands of the studio, KRK KNS 8402 headphones feature form-fitting memory foam earpads for a comfortable fit.

KRK KNS 8400 Closed Back Studio Headphones

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Experience clear and accurate monitoring with these KRK closed cans, complete with memory foam padding for isolation and comfort.

Looking for a pair of headphones that are specifically designed to replicate music as it should be heard with the ability to satisfy experienced ears? Get your head around this: KRK has always been focused solely on accurate monitoring. The KNS 8400 -- with their ability to reveal exactly what you have on the tracks is an ideal choice for critical listening. Being able to discern the most subtle differences in pitch, timbre and tone helps you to get it right every mix, every take, every performance. Isolating memory foam in the ear cushions delivers improved low end response and because they gently conform to your unique head shape you'll be comfortable wearing them all day.

Get the lowdown on the powerful KNS series with this video from KRK:


- Voiced to remain true to the character of KRK's class leading studio monitors, developed with 25 years of years of experience in studio sound.
- Amazing reference quality frequency response for closed-back, circum-aural dynamic headphones.
- Headphone acoustical system bringing a fresh level of headphone performance for the first time.
- Utilizing the highest standard in acoustic memory foam technology ensures class leading performance in both reproduction and isolation.
- A standard in headphone comfort, even over extended periods of use, designed to avoid feeling uncomfortable during long sessions. The special foam conforms to the ear to help ensure an improved fit.
- Exceedingly accurate, natural and wide frequency read more response.
- Large dynamic range with extremely consistent low-distortion detail and clarity.
- Extended low frequency definition, ensures the bass component of your music is accurately reproduced, and is not lost.
- Transparent reproduction of high-frequencies, resulting in highly accurate imaging.
- High-efficiency Neodymium 40mm driver.
- High durability 2.5m single-sided straight cable with oxygen-free copper wires.
- Adjustable, foldable driver enclosures provide comfort and portability.
- Replaceable cable, head, and ear cushions to ensure long product life.
- Soft carrying case embossed with the KRK logo for travelling engineers, or storage when not in use.
- 1/4" jack plug can be unscrewed to reveal a 1/8" plug for laptops and portable media players.

KRK's focus is to develop studio solutions to help you create a great mix. KRK monitors and subwoofers are legendary. The ERGO room analysis and correction system is revolutionary. Now you can enjoy the same KRK engineering and innovation when using headphones. The KNS series is designed to provide what KRK has been delivering for 25 years: sonic accuracy, transparency and consistency. And, with KRK you are assured that what you hear is true whether the source is on the console or on your head!

KRK Headphones provide a precise listening experience that takes you from personal studio to commercial studio to on-the-go track evaluations -- and they allow you to evaluate and enjoy your music with the consistent voicing philosophy and honest reproduction top producers, studio musicians, performers and engineers have come to trust. KRK headphones provide incredibly natural frequency response that gives you a reference standard unaffected by your location. Day or night. Studio or home. Without disturbing others. Without compromising your tracks. Passionate about music and interested in experiencing the artist's vision as it was intended to be heard. Then experience KRK.

What's in the Box?

- KNS 8400 headphones
- KNS volume control
- KNS user guide
- KNS connection cable and adapter
- Soft carry bag
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- System / Design: Dynamic
- Operating System: Closed back
- Head Coupling: Circumaural (Isolating)
- Voice Coil: Copper clad aluminum wire
- Driver Type: Low weight neodynium
- Driver Diameter: 40mm
- Sensitivity: 97 dB SPL @1mW
- Frequency Response: 5Hz-23 kHz
- Total Harmonic Distortion: <0.1%
- Rated Impedance: 36 ohms
- Ambient Noise Isolation: up to 30 dBA
- Earcup Rotation: 90 degrees
- Ear Cushion type: Acoustic memory foam
- Headband Type: Adjustable / Sprung steel skeleton
- Ear Cushion / Headpad Finish: Acoustic memory foam / Premium leatherette
- Headphone Finish: Premium leatherette
- Cable: 2.5 m, (8.2 ft.), 99,99% OFC detachable
- Connector: Gold plated stereo 1/8 inch (3.5 mm)
- Cable Connection: Strain relief managed
- Adaptor: Screw on 1/4 inch (6.3 mm)
- Weight without Cable: 235 g, (8.3 oz)

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 1-800-444-2766

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. (7 ratings)
Submitted March 16, 2012 by Jeff A in Washington, DC
"Wonderful mids, weak bass."
Overall: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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I love these cans for their mids. There are on the lively side, but the placement and separation is rock solid. Wonderful for mixing voice, guitar, etc. Great transient response. These would be the perfect choice, except... the bass is weak. What can I say? After a long burn-in (150 hours), the bass is better, but still weak. On the stereo, I can simply click it up one notch, and am happy. But that's not an option when recording! Too bad. I still use these for tough set-ups where the mids need to be perfect, but I need to use another set for checking the bass... PS: They very comfortable with good isolation.
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