AKG K-240 Studio

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I expected more in terms of comfort...
The Jamma, 26.10.2020
I recently returned a Focusrite Scarlet Solo because it didn't suit my needs and the headphones that came with it were far better than these at a similar price i guess (It was a bundle deal).

These headphone have an elastic system that 'auto adjusts' to your head/ear size and i really don't like it. Its not as comfortable as adjustable headphones and you cant 'overadjust' them a bit to reduce the weight/contact with you head so you've always got a plastic strip on your head.

For me the padding around the ears is too hard for long use comfort, and they are quite small - which, if like me you have chunky earrings, makes it really uncomfortable until you kind of tuck them into the headphones!

I also found the tension too much and feel too much pressure on my ears, again with no way to adjust it.

And finally, a small but irritating thing is the elastic adjuster means that (on one side) some of the auto adjusting sliding stuff hits the metal rim around the speaker scratching the gold colour off.

Overall they sound OK but for the reasons above, I cant wear them for long so i'm changing them
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Does the job (mostly)
Patrick514, 18.06.2020
Decent for the low price. Not ideal for users with long hair as hair catches easily in the hinges. Cable seems rather flimsy but is replaceable.
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Simon C, 20.12.2018
I'm not convinced !
I'm using headphones out of a Guitar amp. Up till now been using some cheap JBL branded headphones from the supermarket ! Thought I'd treat myself and purchase something a little more "grown up". My first and immediate impression was that the AKG's just seem "dead" in comparison. I'm sure they lack something around the 3/4 mid to high frequency, clarity, presence, life, whatever you want to call it.
Playing P90 or single coil Tele guitars, the old JBL'S sound alive and portray the character of those pickups. I put on the AKG's and it's like listening through cotton wool. I even give the pickup height a tweak on the treble side and / or push the EQ on the amp.

Sound is very subjective, which sound is right. Which speaker is correctly rendering what you've actually got at source, short of actually measuring with laboratory equipment. So maybe the AKG's are technically "faithful". They are nicely made and fairly comfortable, appear to be of a quality. But as I sit here and revue my Thomann purchases, I have listened through the same classical piano cd via headphones old and new and the old are a lot more dynamic and enjoyable to my hearing - I don't believe the JBL's have any "onboard" processing / enhancement.

The AKG's are okay. Are they good ? - I have no idea.
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Good But Needs Improvements
riosoliveira, 28.02.2018
Sounds great into a iphone or a laptop and it doesn't need any amplification. So it works very well just for listening to music. Giving you favorite tracks a pleasent sound and a fresh start.
I would consider buying a smaller helix cable to use as a alternative but i think the one that comes with the 240 is good for the recording process.
They are comfortable and look nice.
I feel i will use them for many years to come.
A down side - They need to improve on the quality of materials ,construction and details !
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dondi, 12.12.2018
This headphones are pretty robust and very comfortable, but the sound is not so good, especially the low end. AKG K-240 mkII are little expensive but they are much much better sounding headphones.
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Good but not loud enough !!
Alan Dub, 28.08.2019
Very decent sound but i thought it is not loud enough for me!
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