Audio-Technica ATH-M20x vs AKG K240 STUDIO

Audio-Technica ATH-M20x review
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AKG K240 STUDIO review

Having reviewed the over ear wired headphones AKG K240 Studio vs Audio-Technica ATH-M20x I am leaving the following conclusions for your consideration and hope they will be useful. The first bright difference is the enclosure, AKG K240 has a closed back vs a semi-open one of Audio-Technica ATH-M40x.

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Features

The impedance of AKG K240 is a little higher than Audio-Technica ATH-M20x, 55 vs 47 Ohm. The same goes about frequency response, 15Hz-25KHz vs 15Hz-20KHz, and sensitivity 104 vs 96 dB.

Sound

A bass may seem a little weak for bass-heads, but in general it is real. It is just right as it is. Semi-open design makes me enjoy the transparency of mids and highs. I like their neutral ranges that are great for recording without extra emphasis on any of the frequencies and tones.

The sound of Audio-Technica is rich and warm. A right amount of bass without overpowering makes me focus on other sounds, instruments, and vocals. I like that it does not lack any mids and highs that adds an extra clarity to the sound compared to many other headphones I’ve heard.

Comfort and design

Both headphones feel very light on the head with 240 and 190 g of weight respectively.

They are very soft padded and fit my head without tightening. Both headphones have adjustable headband and large cups that are comfortable for most ears. However Audio-Technica ATH-M20x is more portable vs AKG K240 for its foldable cups taking less space in your bag.

There is a 3 m long detachable cable and an extra audio cable in both.

Audio-Technica ATH-M20x pros and cons

Audio-Technica ATH-M20x pros and cons

Pros

  • Balanced sound of lows, mids, and highs is perfect for mixing and recording
  • Closed cups design provides low sound leakage and protects you from some amount of ambient noise
  • Super soft and tight padding on headband and cups for stable and comfortable fit

Cons

  • Bulky design makes it not very handy
  • Closed cups do not allow air flow and can make ears hot and sweat for long listening

AKG K240 STUDIO pros and cons

AKG K240 STUDIO pros and cons

Pros

  • Comfortable, soft and large semi-open cups create a broad soundstage and good airflow
  • Natural and warm sound with a good balance at all ranges
  • Well-built quality and smart look in a black-golden pattern

Cons

  • Not portable with unfoldable and bulky design
  • Leaky sound and ambient noise for the semi-open cups

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

Headphones comparison chart

Overall
Audio-Technica ATH-M20x
7
AKG K240 STUDIO
6.5
10
7
Audio-Technica ATH-M20x

Audio-Technica ATH-M20x review

May 27, 2020

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Product

Audio-Technica ATH-M20x
AKG K240 STUDIO

Model

ATH-M20x
K240 STUDIO

Brand

Audio-Technica
AKG

Reviews

5002
3084

General

Wearing style

over ear
over ear

Enclosure

closed back
semi-open

Wireless

Wired

Specifications

Transducer

dynamic
dynamic

Driver size, mm/inches

40/1.5

Impedance, Ohm

47
55

Frequency response, Hz

15Hz-20KHz
15Hz-25KHz

Total harmonic distortion (THD), %

Sensitivity (SPL), dB

96
104

Magnet type

neodymium

Weight (headphones), g/oz

190/6.7
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-M20x
AKG K240 STUDIO
Audio-Technica ATH-M20x
AKG K240 STUDIO

Headphones HeadphonesArena comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7
  • 6.5
  • 7Audio-Technica ATH-M20x
  • 6.5AKG K240 STUDIO

The Audio-Technica ATH-M20x is better headphones in this comparison. Check Audio-Technica ATH-M20x price