Akg K240 MkII
AKG is a well known Company, and during the years AKG products have been in both home and high end studios.
As all know once in a while you need to upgrade your headphones,
For me the situation came some weeks ago when my old beyerdynamic DT770 pro died on me. After reading on the web i took a shot in the blind and bought the AKG K240MKII.
When it come to headphones there are many things to think of before you make the buy .
Comfort, specs, Usage and depending on your wallet price, is the most common to look at when buying headphones.
I mean whats the point in having the best headphones in the world if they are a pain to ware?
|Type||semi-open, dynamic headphones|
|Sensitivity||91 dB/mW, 104 dB/V|
|Frequency range||15 to 25,000 Hz|
|Rated impedance||55 ohms|
|Max. input power||200 mW|
|Earpads||leatherette and velvet|
|Cable||3 m single-sided and 5 m coiled cable (99,9% oxygen-free); plug-in cable on headphones (mini-XLR connector)|
|Connector||gold plated stereo mini jack|
|Adapter||gold plated 1/8″ to 1/4″ screw-on adapter|
|Net weight (without cable)||240 g (8.5 oz.)|
|Shipping weight||550 g (19.4 oz.)|
|Patent(s)||Varimotion – multiple-thickness diaphragm for dynamic transducer (Patent no. AT 403.751, US 6,185,809, EP 814.637 (DE, DK, FI, FR, GB, IT, NL), JP 3.927.651); Acoustics slot resistor for dynamic transducer (Patent no. AT 408.706, US 6,639,991, ZL 01116806)|
Inside the box is A 3 m single-sided and 5 m coiled cable (99,9% oxygen-free); plug-in cable on headphones (mini-XLR connector)
gold plated stereo mini jack, gold plated 1/8″ to 1/4″ screw-on adapter and an extra pair of Pads. The extra cable and pads is not a to common treat so this is something that has to be added as A + extra.
I have when writing this review used the 240MKII for nearly a week and i have to say compared to the DT770 pro these Headphones really is a true bang for the buck..
To my ears the DT770 did not have the low frequency boost for mixing, so to me getting the kick drum right has until now been a tricky situation.
The mkII has a way better feal to the sound and mixing to me now is way easier.
One of the tests i do to any headphones or speaker is listening to the Toto Tambu album, the songs Gift of faith and i will remember has a really sweet mix , and the drums in I will remember realy sitts perfect in the mix.
I know that headphones as with speakers takes a couple of 100 hours to play in… but listening to the two Toto songs gives me a picture of how good the AKG k240 MKII will sound.
The AKG comes with a price tag of around $199.00 witch realy is around what you should pay for some good headphones, and the MKII is really good.
The content of the package is really nice, 2 cables and a extra pair of pads is a nice bonus that adds extra bonus to the customers.
The sound to me, compared with the DT770 is perfect for geting the mixes right and i specially love the bass of the MKII , its not to boomy but its there so the MKII to me is perfect for rock, blues and pop music.
the comfort is also really REALLY sweet. you nearly cant feel them on your head.. and that is awesome for long sessions in your music production and mixing.
I am going to give these 5/5 DAW points since compared to the DT770 pro the AKG MKII has way better comfort, sound and extras.
Thanks for rading my first Review .. stay tuned for more.