Shure SRH440 vs AKG K240 STUDIO

Shure SRH440 review
vs
AKG K240 STUDIO review

Having a chance to compare over ear headphones Shure SRH440 vs AKG K240 let me share with you my impressions. The models have a closed vs semi-open enclosure and both come with a wire.

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Features

The headphones have not a high impedance that makes them sound strong with mobile devices and MP3 players: 44 vs 55 Ohm. The frequency response of 10Hz-22KHz vs 15Hz-25KHz allows to reproduce a nice sound quality with a variety of ranges, pitches, and tones. They have almost equal sensitivity of 105 and 104 dB.

Sound

It seems to me that Shure SRH440 sounds clearer with trebles and mid-ranges than bass. Their brightness may be overwhelming at times with very bright tracks. The lows are decent but lack a variety of shades. In general, it feels quite harmonious and balanced for neutral listening.

I would call the sound of AKG K240 warm and smooth. The bass is just enough to make the music engaging but not cover up other ranges and details. Transparent representation of highs and mids makes vocals and instruments crisp and clear.

Comfort and design

Shure SRH440 is a bit heavier vs AKG K240 with 310 vs 240 g. Still with this weight both feel light and comfy on the head for long listening. The cups are well padded but oval ones of Shure seem more comfy for most ears vs round of AKG. The padding is sufficient in both. The benefit of Shure SRH440 is the foldable design of cups to carry with. Still both are very bulky by design. The headband is adjustable in both the models, but the padding of Shure SRH440 is thicker. Detachable cable makes the use safer and more portable.

Shure SRH440 pros and cons

Shure SRH440 pros and cons

Pros

  • Bright instruments and vocals in overall balanced sound
  • Quality build and materials for reliable use
  • Comfortable fit for long listening sessions

Cons

  • Bulky design and leaky sound make it not a good choice to carry out and use on the go

AKG K240 STUDIO pros and cons

AKG K240 STUDIO pros and cons

Pros

  • Great open soundstage because of the semi-open design of ear cups
  • Comfortable on the head for the light weight, not tightening headband, large and padded cups
  • Fancy look with metal details

Cons

  • Not the best quality of materials that seem to be not durable for a long time of use
  • Bulky unstable design will not suit for use in movement and out like sports and traveling

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

Headphones comparison chart

Overall
Shure SRH440
7
AKG K240 STUDIO
6.5
7
7
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Product

Shure SRH440
AKG K240 STUDIO

Model

SRH440
K240 STUDIO

Brand

Shure
AKG

Reviews

894
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

44
55

Frequency response, Hz

10Hz-22KHz
15Hz-25KHz

Total harmonic distortion (THD), %

Sensitivity (SPL), dB

105
104

Magnet type

neodymium

Weight (headphones), g/oz

310/10.9
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

Shure SRH440
AKG K240 STUDIO
Shure SRH440
AKG K240 STUDIO

Headphones HeadphonesArena comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7
  • 6.5
  • 7Shure SRH440
  • 6.5AKG K240 STUDIO

The Shure SRH440 is better headphones in this comparison. Check Shure SRH440 price