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AKG 240s shiped or not?
Had a pair of k240s for 15 years now and still like them. My really old k240M are my standby though.
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how different is AKG K 240 II ??
uncle_tim
Just a color change and the mk2s come with velour pads which are slightly smaller and a coiled cable. Besides the 1/4in adapter.
Fun fact: Eddie Murphy used these in his Party All The Time music video
Are these good for mixing on a macbook pro?
I'm on my third pair of these; bought my first pair when I got my first recording studio gig in 1988 and have relied on them ever since. Come to think of it, they're one of the only consistent pieces of playback kit I've owned (gave up the 813s and NS-10s years ago in favor of ADAM Audio, but have not changed out my cans). In short: they work best when powered by something Class A and with balls. I've used them in the vocal booth, monitoring while recording, referencing mixes, and just for casual listening. Very little fatigue after long sessions, and built like a tank. $55 bucks is totally reasonable.
Howe mutch will it cost to ship this to sweden?
Hannes_Sandlund
  • $11.50
SilkT
Okay Thanks
these aren't that great, they do make good semi open headphones if you want them.
OGsambone
Without am amp, yes, not so great. But if you add a real headphone amp, they sound wonderful. Better than anything you can buy under $100. You DO(!) need an amp to make them sing though!
For anyone considering: I have had mine for about a year, and these are my daily drivers at work. They are unparalleled in comfort, allow you to hear what's going on around you without leaking too much sound, and have a fantastic soundstage for the price.
You don't need an amp to drive these, although I have noticed an ever so slight difference with one.
These headphones are absolutely incredible. Had a pair from Austria for a long long time and I keep a pair of the newer ones as backup. Stock pads are great too but they are made more comfortable with brainwavz hm5 pads.
I miss my pair that were made in Austria. The sound quality was much warmer and slightly more flat in the mid-high frequencies probably due to a substantial amount of burn-in or just years of plain use from the previous owner. The new ones have great value is great and the sound is still substantial, and I might be spouting bullshit about the differences between Austrian and Chinese models. Nonetheless, I recommend these as a gateway headphone into the hi-fi world.
Just how open is semi-open? Would these be ok for listening on a bus, or in an office environment?
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I have it as well, but I was wondering how much better the M220 is, seeing as its MSRP is more than double.
Thirdof12
Always ignore the MRSP from online retailers. They're propped up to make it seem like you're getting a bigger deal. If $159 was the ACTUAL MSRP, no retailer would sell it at the current price because they'd lose money.
In terms of ACTUAL price, they appear to be $10 different, and that may be due to scale. The K240 is made in larger scale for many retailers, whereas the M220 is made for a smaller run.
AKG lists the K240 on their website with a $69 retail. As far as I can see, they don't even acknowledge the M220.
How do these compare to the K7XX? I used those for a while and loved them.
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Great! And make sure to get a decent desktop amp or a high powered portable amp if ur going for the K7XX
Raider275
Way ahead of ya. I tried out the K7XX before, a friend let me borrow them. I listened to them unamped and they were nice, but they truly came alive even using a little Dragonfly Black. I currently have a Sound BlasterX G5 which is pretty good with all the gaming stuff off. Plenty for my needs. Thanks again for your advice!
Hey all,
Can anyone comment on the material these are made of? Is the headband and ear cups "real" leather or faux? I'm certain they are NOT leather (which is good for me) as I think they are almost identical to the M220, though I'd like to confirm.
Thank you
Lancefancedancepants
fake and plastic but theyre light
Lancefancedancepants
Fake leather. They can get a bit warm but these are very comfortable and light headphones.
I have a pair of K240 and would seriously recommend these to any one looking to get into the Audiophile Hobby. Or as other posters suggested, Grab a clip on mic and use them for gaming. The 3-pin xlr plug on the left ear cup means you can replace the cable from a long straight, to a 'springly' coil type easily and at will. Also helps if you have small pets who have a habit of chewing on things. Myself, I'll watch this one for a couple days, and possibly get on board just to have a spare set sitting in the closet for the time my current pair of K240 break
If only the K7XX looked like this ...sigh
mrfowl
Then they'd be ugly as hell... The k700 series look fantastic, these are awful looking...Not to say they're not great though, for the price its tough to find better.
tooitchy
Are you talking about the color scheme or the whole thing? I was just talking about the color scheme, I agree this one is a little funky. I've always wanted a black/gold K7XX... would buy one in a heartbeat.
No images of frequency response? is it exactly the same as AKG K240 MKII?
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Kolzach
My understanding is that these are exactly the same as the MkII apart from the colour scheme and a few extra things you get in the box.
ScoopsUK
Thank you, if that's the case I might pick a pair up myself.
Question about the drop: According to the pictures, it seems to come with extra velour ear-pads and an extra coiled cable… Is it the case in this drop?
Their is no mention on the manufacturer website about this.
GuillaumeG
My apologies, @GuillaumeG. Neither of those should be included. The pictures have been updated to reflect the accessories included.
is it a coincidence that K240 weights 240 grams? :D
I have $37 Superlux 668b with lyxpro has-30 leather replacement pads $10. They sound and feel great, but I an looking to upgrade. I'm wondering if this would be too similar and if I should continue to look?Im looking at the Philips 9500s, or freeboss 2010,which are the copy of tascam 2050, Beyrdynamic like. Both are open-back. Wish I had more $, but you do what you can. Any opunions would be appreciated. Thanks,Sid Thanks for no opinions. Got the SHP 9500.They are like Zeos said "amaze balls"$54 newegg. My lux-lyx are great for mastering.
As someone who's had experience with some more "hi-fi" headphones, like the HD 600, 650, and X2s (I know, such a limited scope!), I still have my first pair of K240s that are now 5 years old. Over time I replaced the stock pads with the incredibly plush leatherette pads for the Beyerdynamic Custom One Pro. They provide a better seal, and help JUST a tad with the bass extension on these headphones. They are a little dry and airy, but I love their articulate, laid back, yet somewhat eccentric sound even to this day.
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Yeah, most AKGs are
Huskerdont
Forgot to add... It's a worthy mod.
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For someone just starting the headphone hobby these are great classic headphones I own a pair of m220(very close to the same but white) and find them easy to listen too for long sessions. I also have higher end phones but these still hold there own in sound quality For the money they are a good listen!!
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Yes, but that's only because they're neutral, for games with good audio production, they will learn to appreciate this much more than before, as these kinds of headphones really expose bad audio in games. As for the surround effects, it's not as big a deal as I thought It'd be when I moved to audio headphones with a modmic over gaming headsets, I play rainbow six siege,and I can still pinpoint locations quite easily,and that games sound is messed up with locations and whatnot. I still recommend audio grade headphones over gaming headsets 100% of the time, it might be better to go with one that's not a flat signature however, slightly boosted loss and punchier highs might be a better bet for gaming,as flat like you said, expose games that have shoddy production.
tooitchy
Totally agree, and I didn't mean to imply it's not worth making the change!