Audio-Technica ATH-M50x vs AKG K240 MKII

Audio-Technica ATH-M50x review
vs
AKG K240 MKII review

AKG K240 MKII vs Audio-Technica ATH-M50X is a comparison of two devices that can be used only with an audio cable. These headphones have an over-ear wearing style. Speaking of the enclosure, the first one is semi-open, while the second one is closed-back.

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Features

There is a slight difference in their frequency response, as in the case with Audio-Technica ATH-M50X it is wider. This appliance works in a range between 15 Hz and 28 kHz, meanwhile, AKG K240 MKII has a range of 15 Hz - 25 kHz. Their sensitivity is also pretty similar since the headphones made by Audio-Technica have 99 dB and the ones made by AKG — 104 dB. The impedance of the model Audio-Technica ATH-M50X is 38 Ohm, while AKG K240 MKII has 55 Ohm.

Sound

AKG K240 MKII has a balanced tonal range. The semi-open design of this model provides the incredible airiness of open-back devices with the very powerful bass response of closed-back designs.

The bass of Audio-Technica ATH-M50X is natural and not at all boomy. These headphones have an authentic sound, the sound stage is impressive. They have a real “presence” to them, good depth, and are immersive.

Comfort and design

Let's start with the weight. Audio-Technica ATH-M50X vs AKG K240 MKII has 285 g, while the other device has 240 g. Both pairs of headphones have a comfortable adjustable headband and a detachable audio cable which is 300 cm long. When it comes to portability, Audio-Technica ATH-M50X is better as the device is foldable and comes with a carry case.

The considered appliances are not equipped with a microphone and they do not have il-nine control as well.

Audio-Technica ATH-M50x pros and cons

Audio-Technica ATH-M50x pros and cons

Pros

  • The headband is made of sturdy plastic and has aluminum details
  • You can listen to music with these headphones for pretty long periods of time, without any worrying about sweating
  • The metal extenders of the headband are covered with some padding to give a nice plush look to the device

Cons

  • Available only in black

AKG K240 MKII pros and cons

AKG K240 MKII pros and cons

Pros

  • Quite lightweight for its size and not too tight on the head
  • Signal transmission is clear and uninterrupted
  • Flat frequency response for clearest possible sound
  • Although these headphones surround your head, they are vented so sweating is eliminated allowing for longer wear

Cons

  • Performs poorly in loud environments
  • The lack of padding on the headband a bit decreases the comfort level

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Rating 5 5

Headphones comparison chart

Overall
Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
8.3
AKG K240 MKII
6.5
10
7
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Common

Product

Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
AKG K240 MKII

Model

ATH-M50x
K240 MKII

Brand

Audio-Technica
AKG

Reviews

14076
1322

General

Wearing style

over ear
over ear

Enclosure

closed back
semi-open

Wireless

Wired

Specifications

Transducer

dynamic
dynamic

Driver size, mm/inches

45/1.7

Impedance, Ohm

38
55

Frequency response, Hz

15Hz-28KHz
15Hz-25KHz

Total harmonic distortion (THD), %

0.3

Sensitivity (SPL), dB

99
104

Magnet type

neodymium

Weight (headphones), g/oz

285/10
240/8.4

Comfort

Adjustable headband

Foldable

Noise cancelling

Active noise cancelling

Adjustable noise cancelling level

Microphone

Built-in microphone

In-line microphone

Detachable microphone

Cables

Detachable cable

Audio cable length, cm/ft

300/9.8
300/9.8

Jack connection (TRS)

3.5
3.5

Balanced connection

Control

Built-in control buttons

In-line control

Touch control

Voice control

App control

Control functions

Wireless connectivity

Bluetooth

has not
has not

Bluetooth version

has not
has not

aptX

has not
has not

aptX HD (Hi-Res Audio)

has not
has not

Bluetooth profiles

has not
has not

NFC

Wi-Fi

Battery

Battery type

has not
has not

Battery life, hrs

has not
has not

Charging time, hrs

has not
has not

Charging port

has not
has not

Charging cable

has not
has not

Speed charge

has not
has not

Battery free listening mode

has not
has not

Battery level indicator

has not
has not

Additional features

Water resistance

Light indication

Additional audio features

In the box

Audio cable

Carry case

Charging cable

has not
has not

1/4 Adapter (6,35 mm)

Interchangeable ear pads

User manual

Manual

Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
AKG K240 MKII
Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
AKG K240 MKII

Headphones HeadphonesArena comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 8.3
  • 6.5
  • 8.3Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
  • 6.5AKG K240 MKII

The Audio-Technica ATH-M50x is better headphones in this comparison. Check Audio-Technica ATH-M50x price