AKG K240

Studio Semi-open Pro Studio Headphones

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You want a flat, honest, accurate sound?....look no further! You want Beats?..go buy Beats.

AKG K240 Studio Headphones

AKG K240 Studio Headphones

Aug 28, 2014

Reviewed by Cody on Guitar Center

I had a $60 or $70 pair of Audio-Technicas for a couple years & now I feel kinda dumb for sticking with them so long. Oh well, live & learn I guess. The difference is night & day to say the least. If you're anything like me & you can't crank your studio monitors all night to mix & master your recordings, the next best thing is a flat, honest pair of high quality headphones & these are the ones. Once I put these on I was like...Of cooouuurrrrsseee!...THIS is what I needed all along, DUH! Why was I relying on headphones that boosted every frequency so much? No phones are going to be quite as good as a decent pair of monitors but these are about as close as you're gonna get. Like I said, they're flat, honest, & accurate & they sound great. They really do help you realize what's there & what's missing in your mix! Are there better ones out there?...yeah but we're splitting hairs at this point because the differences between $100-$300 range are so negligible. To me, it's just not worth it because these do just fine & decent monitors are still gonna do a better job than ANY overpriced pair of headphones anyways so what's the point? If all you're about is brand recognition, well that's your problem. Oh, & like I said if you're a bass addict, that's your deal. Just don't go knocking something you know nothing about. Headphones like these are for people who actually know or are learning how to mix & master music properly. You just go ahead & stick with your overrated trendy Beats or Monsters & keep "producing" your terrible sounding music. ... More

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AKG K240 Studio Headphones

AKG K240 Studio Headphones

Oct 3, 2010

Reviewed by scott solly on Guitar Center

I agree with the last comment. These headphones are clear, with great bass response. Very comfortable on the ears for long mixing sessions. Plus I'm on my second cord. Just order a new one unclip the old and snap on the new. Well worth the money.

Outstanding headphones for the price

AKG K240 Studio Headphones

AKG K240 Studio Headphones

Nov 23, 2009

Reviewed by Devitt on Guitar Center

These headphones are awesome. They have an excellent bass response and are ideal for recording. These are the best headphones you can buy within this price range. I have tried them all and these stood out clearly. BUY THEM YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED

The sound changed in the 55 ohm version

AKG K240 Studio Headphones

AKG K240 Studio Headphones

Mar 18, 2014

Reviewed by jj on Musicians Friend

I bought these to replace the 10 year old k240s that fell apart but still work after resoldering many times. The old 600 ohm version has a flatter sound which is better for studio work. The new 55 ohm version has a bit of an unnatural bass increase whilst the mid range is deficient, I suspect this may be to cater to the overly compressed ipod culture we live in. I'm going to take the old 600 ohm elements and shove them into the new shell. If they still made the 600 version I would get them, I've only seen the 55 ohm version available now. They did fix that s*itty linecord design, with the new miniplug. What's the use when the sound has changed. I will look for a new headphone in the future, 'tis a shame, they had a great sound and light weight, too. ... More

AKG K240 Studio Professional Headphones

AKG K240 Studio Professional Semi-Open Stereo Headphones

AKG K240 Studio Professional Semi-Open Stereo Headphones

Jul 1, 2015

Reviewed on B&H Photo Video

These headphones, for the money you spend, are a very good investment for any audiophile. I use them for listening to both digital and analog (tape and LP's) music as well as watching Television late at night. For music, being an open back design, they really shine. The open back allows one to really open them up and when you do they are just a real treat to listen to. For studio recording I would say go with a closed back style to prevent sound bleed. But for playback at the console they are an excellent choice. I have pushed these up to about 55 watts rms and the open back prevents the damage to your ears that a closed back would do. I would recommend them to anyone that's on a budget because in my opinion there's nothing on the market that will rival them. They are comfortable, require a short break in period and the sound reproduction is excellent plus there's no thump, thump, thump of an over compensative xtra Bass feature. I play these flat. I am a studio engineer and know that before a recording is released the mix has gone through alot and is as good as the engineers and producer wanted so I feel that xtra bass is just a way to mess up a good mix. ... More

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AKG K240 Studio Headphones

AKG K240 Studio Headphones

Apr 16, 2020

Reviewed by Arnold D. on Reverb

I purchased these headphones solely for practicing at home. I recently had a flood in my basement where the music room was, and lost all my rugs, and sound traps. It wasn't really a studio but I had the room as dead as possible and very little sound leaked out of my practice space. Now with all these things ruined by the flood my wife and kids were starting to complain about the volume of my PA system. Generally I'm using a guitar processor these days plugged into a 12 channel mixer. I don't really turn the volume up past speaking volume but the sound travels. I also run a channel for backing tracks, vocal mics, and if I have a guest over additional instruments. But the practice with my guitar and a backing track is generally what the complaint was all about. In ear monitors are uncomfortable for extended use, so I was looking for something more comfortable to wear as I try to practice in the evening after work for 1-3 hours at a time. The K240 headphones pass this test easily! They are extremely comfortable to wear and I could honestly wear these for the entire day if I had to. Open back design was a must for me. When I am in the "zone," I can become completely unaware of my surroundings while playing. I didn't want noise canceling headphone because I still wanted to retain some ambient noise from the room should someone try to walk up on me. With kids they would scare me all the time when they walk in on me playing. These pass this test as long as I'm not blowing out my hearing by playing too loud. Quality of sound. As far as I can tell the K240 sound great. I don't have any other headphones like this to compare it to. I have had Shure in ear monitors and apple headphones. Compared to those my K240 to me sound better. I don't think the frequency response is as flat as the Shure in ear monitors, but they definitely have better sound quality than the Apple headphones that are kind of thin sounding in comparison. I'm not sure how they would do in a true studio environment but I'm also not operating a recording studio either! They were a good price for the quality of the build as well as the sound quality. I would definitely buy these headphones again should the need for a replacement come up or I need more for guests to jam with. I might feel different if I was trying to record with these, but based on what I know about them and my use for them they are perfect! ... More

Bought them years ago...

AKG K240 Studio Headphones

AKG K240 Studio Headphones

Nov 6, 2010

Reviewed by Andre on Guitar Center

I bought these within the last 2-3 years they were within my price range when I bought them. Wow...the first thing I noticed was the bass response. You can hear everything so clearly. Great product for anybody and an awesome price. I highly recommend the headphones

Great headphones!

AKG K240 Studio Headphones

AKG K240 Studio Headphones

Feb 4, 2016

Reviewed by J to the R to the Ohhh. on Guitar Center

If you are looking for headphones that produce an accurate sound, this is the set for you. They also have a great sense of space to the sound. These headphones are the over the ear type which means they completely cover you ears. This is nice because they immerse you in the sound. The K240's do this without making your ears sweat. They seem to breath well. They give a well rounded sound. Great for listening to music they it was mixed. If you are looking for a set of head phones that enhance or are bass heavy then these are not for you. However, I'm not saying they lack bass either. They just produce it the way it was recorded. If the song is bass heavy these headphones will play have no problem producing the deep bass sounds. I have been throughly impressed with my K240's. ... More

Great headphones - horrible flaw

AKG K240 Studio Headphones

AKG K240 Studio Headphones

Jun 16, 2006

Reviewed by synthuser on Musicians Friend

I loved my K240S. Unfortunately, like some of the other reviews, one of the headphones gave out. I thought it was the replaceable cable. Unfortunately no one carries them so I ended up getting a replacement from the parts department. When I replaced the cable it still didn't work. I figured what the heck, I'll try and fix them before shelling out for another set. I found the problem to be the ground wire lose as someone else posted in this review section. I resoldered it, carefully put it all back together and bingo, it worked! But unfortunately it started to go out again after a few weeks. So I gave up and decided to get another pair. This time I remember a friend who recommended the Sonys. I saw the reviews here and decided to go with the Sony MDR-7506s. Just put them on. They are definitely louder than the AKGs and have noticeably more bass than my 240S (which is the opposite of one of the reviews here, so who knows?). I like them, but I found the K240s to be more comfortable. It's noticeable compared to the 7506s. The K240s have a larger ear cup that completely surrounds your ear and rests on your heard rather than your ears. The design also makes it so there is less pressure on your head. The 7506s, on the other hand, have a more narrow/rectangular cup and slightly touch your ears - you kind of have to slide your ears in to get them fully covered. The difference for me is almost like a good pair of sneakers vs. a super soft nice pair of leather shoes you slip into. The K240s are like the nice leather shoes. It's too bad though. I would definitely have liked the K240s, but considering the left headphone gave out for me and considering others have had this problem, I'm going to go with the Sonys. My friend has had his for 9 years with no problem. The one thing I did with the K240s was wrap the cord around them with not in use. I'm wondering if that could have been what caused mine and others to go out. I'd give these a 9 or 10 if it weren't for this. ... More

Great for live monitor and studio mixing but not tracking or mastering

AKG K240 Studio Headphones

AKG K240 Studio Headphones

Dec 11, 2012

Reviewed by Trent Perkins on Guitar Center

I had an original pair of K240s (600 ohms) which were amazing. I can say that with some use, these headphones have come close (although they did need to be burned in). I use them at church for monitors while playing keyboard in the band. They sound very natural, are extremely comfortable, and they let sound in from the outside so you can hear the drums, amps and any stage monitors from the outside. For mixing in a studio environment, these headphones will definitely get the job done (Their openness would likely not be desirable for live mixing unless you want to keep track of the house mix while cueing or soloing something else). However, they are not extremely accurate, and I would probably not trust them for Mastering (although they are much more accurate than some hyped headphones such as BOSE or Beats). I use a pair of Denon AH-D5000s for that. Also, because they are open, they have a fair amount of spillage while tracking (the background track will be heard on your vocal track if your vocalist uses them to record vocals). I am seriously considering a pair of K271s for that purpose. But for the money, these are very capable headphones, and can be used for a wide variety of purposes until you can afford more specialized headphones. ... More

Fantastic Semi-Open-Air

AKG K240 Studio Headphones

AKG K240 Studio Headphones

Mar 13, 2014

Reviewed by Kevin Sullivan on Guitar Center

Fantastic headphones. I got a pair of these in 2006 when I was in high school and have owned the same pair for the past 8 years. I carried these around in the halls of high school everyday, used them at college, brought them to swim meets, recorded and mixed with them, closed them in car doors, pulled the wires out of them, dropped and stepped on them. Through all of this, I have never had to buy any new replacement parts. I was able to fix the plug-end of the cable with duct-tape. I fixed the earphone end of the cable with super-glue and shrink-wrap. Through all of this, they still sound fantastic. They are semi-open-air which means you will hear lots of outside noises and noise will leak out. If you crank them to block out noise, that noise will be heard by your neighbors. This is nice if you want to be able to hear your kids running around the house while enjoying an old album or talk about a mix in the studio. They are very comfortable, sound great as stated above and robust as tested. I will buy another AKG product knowing I am getting a great product and I will probably buy the K271s before these fail all the way on me for the closed back ear features I think I would like more. ... More

Non Isolating Headphones

AKG K240 Studio Headphones

AKG K240 Studio Headphones

Jan 27, 2011

Reviewed by Maurice on Guitar Center

I have been in search of non-isolating headphones for a while now. I wanted them for perfomances at a location that uses Aviom personal monitors mixed with wedges. Isolating headphones and rearbuds reproduce the Aviom feed well, but not all the istruments and mikes are fed through that system. the drum has only an overhead and kickdrum mike through the system so toms and snare were diminished. We don't play at extream high volume so I don't need to cut down the outside volume. These headphone fill the need perfectly! I use the Aviom mix to fill in what I can't hear through the wedges and wind up with a perfect mix. I can even hear when someone says something to me, no more lip reading!! I play bass so the bass response is important and is delivered. Did I mention that they are comfortable? They are big enough to fit over the ear and can be worn at length without discomfort. ... More

Great comfort, but the sound was not for me.

AKG K240 Studio Professional Semi-Open Stereo Headphones

AKG K240 Studio Professional Semi-Open Stereo Headphones

Mar 10, 2016

Reviewed by Bedroom Musician on B&H Photo Video

I had been looking at these, along with other headphones when B&H had a sale I couldn't resist. They were lightweight, comfortable, and had great detail in the sound with a wide sound stage you'd expect from open back headphones. I ended up returning them, and this is why. When I first used them to listen to my favorite music, I felt the sound was just ok. I could recognize that the sound had good resolution and detail, but it seemed to have a slight mid-range emphasis. I understand that for studio monitors especially, you want headphones that do not emphasize any frequencies and have a flat response, but the K240s I tried took this to the extreme! They just sounded plain flat. After listening for a couple hours and feeling underwhelmed, I plugged my Grado SR80i on-ear phones into the same music and sound source. They completely blew the K240 out of the water. The Grado's are supposed to be very balanced, but they had a smooth, full, natural bass that wasn't overpowering, which was non-existent in the K240. Overall, the sound was just bigger from headphones that look half the size. Now I know there is such a thing as burn-in with new headphones, and the Grado SR80i went through a stage right after I got them where they started sounding marginally better. But the difference between the AKG K240 and Grados was much more pronounced and drastic. So I'll keep looking for something more comfortable than the Grados with a similar response. I'm just afraid that combo will cost me considerably more. ... More

Can't be beat for the Price.

AKG K240 Studio Headphones

AKG K240 Studio Headphones

Jun 6, 2016

Reviewed by Todd on Guitar Center

Bought these to use in critical listening when producing the mix/mastering. I have to say after tons on online research and youtube videos I decided to go ahead and buy these. For the money you can't find much better. Extremely flat response with no real coloration of the music material. If you are going to headphones to help reproduce music these are the ones. What you hear in the phones will translate very well to the monitors. Really good soundstage. Obviously they are semi-closed phones so you will hear background noises through the phones. So make sure you have that in mind when buying. But overall these are excellent mixing/mastering phones for the price. Good bottom, great mid and high. ... More

DO NOT RATE these headphones without doing your homework

AKG K240 Studio Headphones

AKG K240 Studio Headphones

Oct 15, 2020

Reviewed by MarketCo2016 on Musicians Friend

I bought these headphones to run at home in my practice room with a Line6 PodGO. As with most things I buy online, I did extensive research prior to purchase. I perused 100's of pairs of headphones on MusiciansFriend and other websites. Then I did the "comparison shopping" thing on those sites. Afterwards, I read several hundred reviews (good and bad) on the narrowed down field of the 8 pair that had the features I wanted, were in my price range, and were rated toward the upper end of the scale. Then I ordered. Rather, I should say I settled. The AKG K240's were on backorder, so I went with my 2nd choice. (Always go with your gut.) The order was placed on Sunday and I received them 2 days later on Tuesday. On Friday, I repacked them and returned them. Now I was back at the beginning so I did what I should have done in the first place and researched headphones that were highly recommended for running with a guitar amp. Of 11 different "best of" lists, the AKG K240's landed on 10 of those lists. I received my AKG K240's this afternoon and here I sit writing a review. WOW!!! If you're looking for a flat response monitoring headphone, check these out! The other pair I bought and returned cost more than these, so if your budget is tight, these fit nicely. The other pair seemed to add bass, so what I was hearing wasn't a good representation of my final sound. If you're wanting a DJ-style headphone, these aren't for you. If you're wanting bass-enhanced headphones, these aren't for you. If what you want is an affordable, genuine listen headphone, buy these today! You won't regret your purchase. ... More

Good but I prefer the older K240DFs

AKG K240 Studio Professional Semi-Open Stereo Headphones

AKG K240 Studio Professional Semi-Open Stereo Headphones

Mar 7, 2016

Reviewed by Sam on B&H Photo Video

The old AKG K240-DF headphones are the finest headphones I have ever used. These headphones are nearly as good, and are, in fact, an improvement when using modern music players. After AKG discontinued their old K240-M and K240-DF headphones in 2002, they replaced them with these K240 headphones. The headphones have the same shape, feel, and comfort as the old headphones. Indeed, they feel a little more comfortable on my head than the older K240-DFs. The sound is just as clear and detailed as my older K240-DFs. I can clearly hear ways to improve the music I compose when I listen to it using these headphones. The advantage of these headphones, compared to the older K240-(M/DF) headphones, is that they have less impedance, which means it's easier to get a decent volume level out of them when using a portable music player or laptop to drive the headphones. The disadvantage is that, compared to the K240-DF, and the other monitoring systems I use, the bass is a lot louder. I would not trust these headphones to make EQ decisions when mixing a song; said song would be too bass shy. However, when recording instruments or editing audio, the clear detailed sound is very helpful at finding errors in my songs which I need to fix. In terms of using these to listen to music or movies, they sound great if one likes having a strong bass and, for people who prefer less bass, they sound great once equalized, and are very comfortable to wear. ... More

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AKG K240 Studio Headphones

AKG K240 Studio Headphones

Aug 27, 2017

Reviewed by kp King of the Bass on Guitar Center

Review of three headphones that I have here with me AKG K240 AKG M80 MkII TASCAM TH-02 depends what you listen to I tried with three songs Mark Knopfler sailing to Philadelphia live. Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa young wild and free (if you don't like "rappy" stuff take listen you might open your mind) Marcus Miller .. Power ...If you don't like Marcus Miller ... well that baffles me... Cred: I have ears and I played the bass and guitar in local band for decades ran sound from time to time.. the review... old 600 ohm AKG K 240 they really give you a sound of everything never offensive...they sound more live and natural than the other two by a pretty good margin really give you the full spectrum of the music and you can hear a lot more detail between the frequencies. Not as loud as the other two (by quite a bit) but man, you can really hear the music! the TASCAM...nice and thumpy on the Marcus track also loud with good detail you really hear the snare drum snap..also good and loud on the snoop stuff... but they do seem to push the bass to far on the knopfler thing while still getting a little too crispy and sibilant. the least comfortable of the three. They are a little tight (if you have tiny ears you will not notice this. A little heavy and sweaty. If you just want loud thumpy stuff (based on the cars driving through from time to time this is quite popular) these are fine. The AKG m80 pretty comfy and light... the sound is good.. loud and with good bass without the too crispy high that the TASCAM has. I like these a lot. hope this helps as I have tied the three headphone cords into a Gordian knot during this review, and I'd hate to think it was for no good reason.... ... More

The absolute best!

AKG K240 Studio Headphones

AKG K240 Studio Headphones

Feb 12, 2011

Reviewed by JBProducer on Guitar Center

This Headphones, are fantastic, I had the opportunity to unfortunately Track, mix and sometimes master on headphones, at home since there is no time available really late at night, and the only way to do it is on headphones, everybody sleeps, and you need as close as you can to the real deal sonicaly, you a total flat, no altered or boost headphones, well let me tell you this are AMAZING!! They are a true masterpiece, they really reflect what we all are looking for the total truth, raw, no masks, no EQ, no nothing, total naked and real sound!, if you are looking to get as close as you can on headphones what you need on monitors, don't look further, get this headphones, you will be glad you did! ... More

WOW, These headphones are awesome

AKG K240 Studio Headphones

AKG K240 Studio Headphones

Dec 16, 2010

Reviewed by Nathan Hegg on Guitar Center

sound quality is amazing. Low enough ohms to work in your laptop, or our of your pre-amp'd headphone high quality set-ups. Absolutely awesome reproduction of high quality recordings. Hearing things that I only hear on my 2500$ stereo system.

Great pair of headphones

AKG K240 Studio Professional Semi-Open Stereo Headphones

AKG K240 Studio Professional Semi-Open Stereo Headphones

Mar 9, 2016

Reviewed by Dave on B&H Photo Video

I am still just a hobbyist, but it is not uncommon for me to use these several hours per night editing video. I bought these to replace a pair of JVC HA-RX700 headphones. I am not an audiophile by any means, but the sound quality is very good, and as far as I can tell comparable to the JVCs. At the same source volume level, the sound is noticeably softer on the AKGs, but that may just be because of the semi-open design. It is not an issue to just raise the source volume a bit to make up the volume difference, though. The main 3 reasons I replaced my JVCs were 1) the JVCs are pretty huge, 2) I liked the detachable cord feature on the AKGs (just the day before I did a job where I needed to monitor audio while shooting, and there were a couple times when it sure would have been handy to be able to disconnect myself from everything on the headphone side of the cable . . .), and 3) the AKGs were on sale for half their normal price. The AKGs are definitely lighter, more subtle to wear in public, and I do like the detachable cord feature. I'm not sure if the semi-open design (which will make it easier for people nearby to hear what you are hearing through the headphones) would be a problem for some people, but I think it will be fine for my purposes. Overall a very nice set of headphones, and I would recommend them. ... More

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