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Akg K240 MkII

The box.

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?

Specifications

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)

all the items.

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.

Conclusion

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.

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  1. December 1, 2010 at 2:03 pm

    So $200 is the average we should pay for headphones that are of high quality and great comfortability.

    • December 1, 2010 at 7:33 pm

      Hey and thanks for reading.
      Id say $200 will get you comfortal headphones in the higher midrange that realy sounds as good headphones should:
      There is always gona be something better but for $200 you wont be disapointed.

  2. AJ
    January 29, 2011 at 12:30 am

    Hi

    Comparing the akg k240 mkII with your old DT770, Was the mkII better sounding in any other areas aswell as in the bass?

    Thanks.

    • March 17, 2011 at 8:47 am

      To me the Akg has more over all sound.
      Way better clearity and depth then The Dt770

  3. Peter
    March 16, 2011 at 4:57 pm

    Good review — just the information I needed. What kinds of devices are you playing these through? Mixers, receivers, iPods, etc?

    Was your set Chinese or Austrian made?

    • March 17, 2011 at 8:49 am

      I have only used em with The mbox mini 3 and the eleven rack mostly.
      Butbi also had them conected to My harmon kardon system. And they just rock 🙂
      Mostöy

      • K. M
        August 9, 2011 at 2:49 am

        Real good revieuw. but will i be able to plug this beast directly into my desktop without damaging them? or do u really need a interfacer or mixer

      • August 9, 2011 at 5:00 am

        Hi K.M thanks for the kind words.
        Yeas you can plug them in directly.
        I have even used them for gaming when my gaming headset broke 🙂

  4. August 27, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    Thanks for another great article. Where else could anybody get that type of info in such an ideal way of writing? I’ve a presentation next week, and I am on the look for such info.

    • August 27, 2011 at 2:27 pm

      Thank you for those kind words.
      I am trying to do my reviews as informative as possible but still with a base so people understand and actualy can relate to the real world.
      / Dawfreak

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