AKG K240 STUDIO Professional Semi-Open, Over-Ear Studio Headphones £56.00 Dispatched from and sold by Amazon
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AKG K240 STUDIO Professional Semi-Open, Over-Ear Studio Headphones £56.00 Dispatched from and sold by Amazon

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Found 17th Nov
Price dropped earlier today.

  • 15Hz - 25000Hz frequency bandwidth


  • 55 Ohms, 104 dB SPL/V


  • Semi-open over-ear design


  • Patended Varimotion 30mm XXL transducer for great dynamic range


  • 3m detachable cable, with 3.5mm to 6mm adapter
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Pretty good headphones but my roommate across the room could hear my playlist.

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shaildyp136 m ago

Pretty good headphones but my roommate across the room could hear my …Pretty good headphones but my roommate across the room could hear my playlist.




That's why closed back headphones exist.

Thanks op had no idea that's what closed &open back meant.

MEGAONE1 h, 10 m ago

Thanks op had no idea that's what closed &open back meant.


I get what they are, I've just never understood why any headphones need to leak so much sound to anyone other than the listener. Wondering if they produce a better all round sound.

I've owned a couple of these and they're very good at this price, however will echo a few things mentioned above and add some:

1. semi-open - leak sound but result in a wider soundstage. wouldn't use these outdoors at all.
2. not for bass heads - they're not 'fun' headphones. great mids, okay high-end, but the low end is lacking. even if you're looking for a monitoring pair, these have a bump at around 100hz that ends up obscuring sub bass range. however, you'd have to pay significantly more money to do better.
3. low-impedance, but quite inefficient - makes them harder to drive than they should be, so if you like your music deafeningly loud, you'll need an amp/a source that provides good power.
4. the plastic ring around you see around the gold bit on the outside may crack - both of mine ended up with hair line cracks and i baby my headphones. at some point AKG either changed their plastics, or the way they make their pads - the pressure from the pads adds up over time and in the worst case, may split that plastic. hairline cracks do not affect sound, but if the ring splits you will probably have to replace the headphones - getting a replacement part isn't really worth it.

despite all this, the price is very good and it's worth having one of these if you're into your headphones, or are just looking for a good pair to use at home.

edit: also, if anyone's wondering, these are functionally identical to the k240 mkii's. the mkii's just come with a set of velour pads, a curly cable and a different colour scheme. wouldn't recommend paying the extra, just stick with these.
Edited by: "lukesrighthand" 17th Nov

lukesrighthand8 h, 49 m ago

I've owned a couple of these and they're very good at this price, however …I've owned a couple of these and they're very good at this price, however will echo a few things mentioned above and add some:1. semi-open - leak sound but result in a wider soundstage. wouldn't use these outdoors at all.2. not for bass heads - they're not 'fun' headphones. great mids, okay high-end, but the low end is lacking. even if you're looking for a monitoring pair, these have a bump at around 100hz that ends up obscuring sub bass range. however, you'd have to pay significantly more money to do better.3. low-impedance, but quite inefficient - makes them harder to drive than they should be, so if you like your music deafeningly loud, you'll need an amp/a source that provides good power.4. the plastic ring around you see around the gold bit on the outside may crack - both of mine ended up with hair line cracks and i baby my headphones. at some point AKG either changed their plastics, or the way they make their pads - the pressure from the pads adds up over time and in the worst case, may split that plastic. hairline cracks do not affect sound, but if the ring splits you will probably have to replace the headphones - getting a replacement part isn't really worth it.despite all this, the price is very good and it's worth having one of these if you're into your headphones, or are just looking for a good pair to use at home.edit: also, if anyone's wondering, these are functionally identical to the k240 mkii's. the mkii's just come with a set of velour pads, a curly cable and a different colour scheme. wouldn't recommend paying the extra, just stick with these.



nice to read a thought out, helpful post.
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