AKG Acoustics K 240 Studio Headphones

3.8/5 (5 Reviews) MSRP : $129.00


Product Description

Love the sound of AKG K240M's but can't get enough VOLUME out of them? Then the K-240 STUDIO headphones are what you are looking for! The K-240 Studio headphones have an impedance that is matched to todays studio in a box products, as well as inexpensive headphone amplifiers, compact mixers, and keyboard products. Prepare to get your head blown off with great sound, and TONS of volume.


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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by artplay a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: May 6, 2010

Bottom Line:   
These headphones sound great! The open back design makes them sound like near field monitor speakers. They don't get very loud, which is actually a great thing because it forces me to listen closely rather than crank the volume, which is consistent with the advice I've gotten from industry professionals. The big drawback is the friggin' cable that attaches to them. It broke after about 3 months of use. WTF! AKG wouldn't honor their warranty and just replace it so ethically I can't purchase another AKG product but damn these sound good. I guess that's why everyone tolerates this glaring design flaw. If you buy a pair just disconnect the cord EVERY time you put them away or it will break. I know you're thinking " No way these were expensive. Surely AKG made a durable product." Not so. It's almost like their technicians know all about the electronic world of sound but nothing of physical reality. I recently got a replacement cord after storing my broken headphones for a couple of years. They still sound great although I notice much more wear on the ear pads than on my Sony headphones that I've used much more than the AKGs. If your ears are made of cotton and you have enough time to treat your equipment like a princess then these headphones are perfect. If you want a reliable durable pair of headphones, look elsewhere.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2007



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by poppachubby a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: August 24, 2009

Bottom Line:   
Since there are only 3 reviews on these legendary cans and 1 is bad, I've decided to put in my 2 cents. Clearly billallyn had a bad experience. However, if you're considering purchasing these, do yourself a favour and do it. Amazing build, extreme comfort and of course. top notch natural audio. You can't go wrong, and now with the new KII model, you can get a grey market pair of these discontinued bad boys for a song. Before multi media portable devices, DJ's and extra bass gimmicks, AKG K240S roamed the earth...

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2000



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Bob Corrin a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: March 25, 2007

Bottom Line:   
Use these for mixing and casual listening.
Studio standard for ever. The "S" are just imedence friendly.
No ear fatigue
Not for everyone These are STUDIO phones kids!
Not those ear buds which I would use for a nose bleed!

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2006

Price Paid:    $99.00

Purchased At:   JJR Shop



Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by billallyn a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: February 23, 2005

Bottom Line:   
The AKG 240S headphones would be decent phones, but they have an intractable problem. Within 3 months of purchase, and under very light usage, the cable went bad (to put this in perspective, I have Sony headphones with hardwired cables that I've had for over 12 years and used every single day, and they still work fine). The detachable cable in question has an 1/8" jack with screw-on 1/4" jack on one end, and a strange-looking proprietary mini (3/32"?) jack that plugs into the headphone (this is _NOT_ a mini XLR). This proprietary jack is utterly impossible to fix, even for an electronics technician, and the phones themselves seem impossible to modify as well - which makes this product utterly worthless, completely unfixable.

I asked AKG for a replacement cable, and they were not forthcoming, and were very rude to me, and said that it was my fault that it broke. I have over 15 sets of headphones, some over 15 years old, and the only ones that no longer work are the AKG 240S--and they quit working within 3 months. They gave me no option to get them working again, so I'm left with a $99 piece of garbage.

It is my considered opinion as a studio owner and electronics technician that cable system for the 240S is a grossly flawed design. AKG should change the design, and then replace or repair all of the faulty headphones that they wrongly allowed to enter the marketplace, together with an apology to those consumers who were unfortunate enough to waste their hard-earned money on these faulty headphones. They should also fire the dimwit who came up with this blatantly flawed cable system.

Needless to say, I will never buy AKG products again, and I let every musician that comes into my studio see my $99 piece of AKG JUNK. It hangs not-so-proudly on my "Wall of Shame", with a note explaining why no one should buy AKG headphones.

Bill Allyn
me@billallyn.com

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2002

Price Paid:    $99.00

Purchased At:   Musicians Friend



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by ervin a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: April 22, 2003

Bottom Line:   
very comfy and light. after a period of breaking-in (100 hrs) sound is spectacular! very natural, detailed and quiet. truly studio-quality sound

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2002

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   kec




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