Audio-Technica ATH-M40x vs AKG K240 STUDIO

Audio-Technica ATH-M40x review
vs
AKG K240 STUDIO review

Here I am going to tell you about the sound features and technical characteristics of Audio-Technica ATH-M40x vs AKG K240 STUDIO. These are headphones with an over-ear wearing style. They both are wired. The special thing is that the Audio-Technica device is closed back, while the one made by AKG is semi-open.

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Features

I find sensitivity one of the most important features, so let's compare. AKG K240 STUDIO has 104 dB which is a bit more than Audio-Technica ATH-M40x has — 98 dB. There is a tiny difference in their frequency response, as the first appliance works in a range of 15 Hz - 25 kHz and the second one — 15 Hz - 24 kHz. The Audio-Technica model has a lower impedance which is 35 Ohm whilst AKG K240 STUDIO has 55 Ohm.

Sound

Audio-Technica ATH-M40x does a great job of delivering crisp highs with excellent detail. On some tracks, you hear well-balanced audio, and on others, the headphones sound narrow.

AKG K240 STUDIO vs Audio-Technica ATH-M40x provides a wide-open soundstage. The mids and highs are very clean. With these headphones, you are going to hear vocals, guitars, cymbals, and winds in detail. Also, they delivers strong bass.

Comfort and design

It is worth mentioning that the considered devices have an identical weight — 240 g. Like most of the headphones made by Audio-Technica, the model ATH-M40x is foldable. The height adjustments of the ear cups of both devices are flexible.

Every pair of headphones you get with a detachable audio cable which is 300cm long. I also noted that there is no carry case in the package, so any of these appliances are not perfect for travelling.

Audio-Technica ATH-M40x pros and cons

Audio-Technica ATH-M40x pros and cons

Pros

  • The ear cups swivel 90 degrees
  • Made of high-quality durable materials
  • The same convenient in usage overhead or for a single ear operation
  • Was designed with long sessions in mind

Cons

  • Lack of noise isolation
  • No microphone and remote control

AKG K240 STUDIO pros and cons

AKG K240 STUDIO pros and cons

Pros

  • Does a great job of conforming to any head shape without issue
  • Speed and detail resolution on high notes are both amazing
  • Lightweight and exceptionally comfortable with sufficiently padded ear cups and a low clamping force
  • Surprisingly pliable and easy to manage

Cons

  • High amounts of sound leakage
  • Plastic construction

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Rating 5 5

Headphones comparison chart

Overall
Audio-Technica ATH-M40x
8.2
AKG K240 STUDIO
6.5
10
7
Audio-Technica ATH-M40x

Audio-Technica ATH-M40x review

May 20, 2020

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Product

Audio-Technica ATH-M40x
AKG K240 STUDIO

Model

ATH-M40x
K240 STUDIO

Brand

Audio-Technica
AKG

Reviews

5388
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

35
55

Frequency response, Hz

15Hz-24KHz
15Hz-25KHz

Total harmonic distortion (THD), %

Sensitivity (SPL), dB

98
104

Magnet type

neodymium

Weight (headphones), g/oz

240/8.4
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-M40x
AKG K240 STUDIO
Audio-Technica ATH-M40x
AKG K240 STUDIO

Headphones HeadphonesArena comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 8.2
  • 6.5
  • 8.2Audio-Technica ATH-M40x
  • 6.5AKG K240 STUDIO

The Audio-Technica ATH-M40x is better headphones in this comparison. Check Audio-Technica ATH-M40x price