AKG Acoustics K 240M Headphones

4.31/5 (26 Reviews) MSRP : $148.00


Product Description

The sound of the K 240 M (for monitor) is tipped toward the bass, with recessed highs and not as much detail as newer models. Plus, at 600 ohms, they're tough to drive. Headphones whose best days are behind them.


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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by jesper soderstrom from Finland a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: September 28, 2003

Bottom Line:   
These headphones are AKG:s studio standard
headphone. Perfect in the studio. If you like jazz and classical music these are the headphones to get, most because of the superb midrange (clean and precise) and the bass level is quite low, that helps bringing out the clean sound. Great headphones!

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Price Paid:    $150.00

Purchased At:   Jerry's Music



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

Date Reviewed: August 21, 2003

Bottom Line:   
There is no better set of headphones for under $200 (Speaking of the 240 models) These are used in studios world over because they are accurate. All the claims about not enough bass are totally unfounded. If the frequency responce was not accurate then the studios would not use them. Especially since there are millions of dollars to be lost with a bad recording. Thats why the pros depend on AKG's and other brands of studio monitors.
I can best describe the sound of these as uncolored. They have a bass response that is smooth and level to below what is audible. Same on the high end, smooth with not peaks or valleys.
What I like best is the sound stage which is up front. You feel as though you can reach out and touch the instruments. Very comfortable, easy to forget you have them on. Everything just seems to sound better through these. Jazz and classical would be best suited to these AKG's since most of the top 40 and rock fans want an extra 10 db of bass thrown in for good measure. Yes they take a bit of power,but this is not a flaw, they were designed that way. Not having exaggerated bass is also not a flaw.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   Pre 1995

Price Paid:    $125.00

Purchased At:   crutchfield



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by DavidRitchey a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: March 19, 2003

Bottom Line:   
I like the sound! I like the comfort second only to my HD-590's. Their soundstage seems quite...well...like a very *small* stage :) when contrasted with my HD-600's. A definite keeper despite all of the outside flaws... (ripped up coverings/permabent headband). A definite keeper for my guest computer.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   Pre 1995

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   From a guy who found



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by bimsie_01 a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: December 3, 2002

Bottom Line:   
I bought my first pair of AKG240M almost 25 years ago,having owned several other pairs of headphones,and they have been my cans of choice ever since.Ive bought replacement pairs all over the world over the years,and have owned several pairs of senheisers,but nothing gives me the wonderful,neutral sound of the 240s,or the comfort,even after wearing them all day.Over the years,everytime a friend listens to them for the first time,invarably they end up buying a pair for themselves.Using them in tandem with the Musical Fidelity X-Cans headphone amp produces a huge,airy sound ive never gotten just plugging them into an amp headphone jack.Ater all these years they still have the power to amaze me.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $95.00

Purchased At:   Online



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by jeffreybar a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: October 11, 2002

Bottom Line:   
These things are great. I just got a replacement pair for my old pair which finally gave up the ghost after 5 years of heavy use. Very warm sounding, extremely comfortable (I think my new ones might even be more comfortable...the pleather on the muffs is definitely softer than it was on my old pair), good response from bottom to top. Isolation isn't quite as spectacular as the 501s I test-listened, but overall, I definitely prefer these, and they're $40 cheaper.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2001

Price Paid:    $109.00

Purchased At:   headroom




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