Audio-Technica ATH-M30x vs AKG K240 STUDIO

Audio-Technica ATH-M30x review
vs
AKG K240 STUDIO review

At first glance, there is not much difference between two wired pairs of headphones Audio-Technica ATH-M30x vs AKG K240 STUDIO. They both are over-ear. But let's take a closer look and we will see that the first device is closed back, while the second one is semi-open.

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Features

If you are an audiophile or you simply like to have a good quality of sound, you must pay attention to sensitivity. The model Audio-Technica ATH-M30x has 96 dB and the headphones AKG K240 STUDIO — 104 dB. When it comes to impedance, the product of Audio-Technica has 47 Ohm, while the other one has 55 Ohm. The frequency response is wider in the case with AKG K240 STUDIO as this appliance works in a range of 15 Hz - 25 kHz.

Sound

Audio-Technica ATH-M30x headphones provide a detailed and rich sound with a perfect amount of bass and tend to provide decent external isolation. Also, you will feel a strong mid-range definition.

Speaking of AKG K240 STUDIO, the device has highly accurate and incredibly clear sound reproduction. The highs are incredibly crisp and the mids remain crystal clear and very detailed.

Comfort and design

The difference in their weight is quite small since Audio-Technica ATH-M30x weighs 220 g and AKG K240 STUDIO has 240 g. The detachable cable that you get with these devices is 300cm long. Consider that you will not get a carry case with any of them.

There is no microphone or built-in buttons whatever headphones you buy. But the ones made by Audio-Technica are foldable which is a great advantage. Also, they have a convenient single-side cable exit.

Audio-Technica ATH-M30x pros and cons

Audio-Technica ATH-M30x pros and cons

Pros

  • Tuned for good detail, with a fantastic mid-range definition
  • Great for long sessions in the studio
  • The audio cable is super thick in comparison to all other headphones
  • The collapsible design that also allows for single-ear monitoring

Cons

  • Some distortion at higher frequencies
  • Soundstage might feel a bit constricted near the head

AKG K240 STUDIO pros and cons

AKG K240 STUDIO pros and cons

Pros

  • The self-adjusting leather strap ensures a secure and proper fit each and every time you put on the headphones
  • You do not get any sweat after long use
  • An amazing choice for those who wear glasses

Cons

  • No noise isolation at all
  • Feels a little weak due to their mostly plastic construction

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

Headphones comparison chart

Overall
Audio-Technica ATH-M30x
7
AKG K240 STUDIO
6.5
10
7
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Common

Product

Audio-Technica ATH-M30x
AKG K240 STUDIO

Model

ATH-M30x
K240 STUDIO

Brand

Audio-Technica
AKG

Reviews

3009
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-22KHz
15Hz-25KHz

Total harmonic distortion (THD), %

Sensitivity (SPL), dB

96
104

Magnet type

neodymium

Weight (headphones), g/oz

220/7.7
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-M30x
AKG K240 STUDIO
Audio-Technica ATH-M30x
AKG K240 STUDIO

Headphones HeadphonesArena comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7
  • 6.5
  • 7Audio-Technica ATH-M30x
  • 6.5AKG K240 STUDIO

The Audio-Technica ATH-M30x is better headphones in this comparison. Check Audio-Technica ATH-M30x price