AKG K240 MKII Review and Specs

If you are looking for professional headphones for critical listening, let’s review the AKG K240 MKII model of a famous Austrian audio producer. They have semi-open cups of over ear wearing style. The headphones are not very versatile for their only connection option with a wire.

AKG K240 MKI review

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Features

AKG K240 MKII specs confirm its above average sound quality for critical listening being very sensitive with 104 dB and having a wide field of frequency response within 15Hz-25KHz. The impedance of 55 Ohm is not the lowest and you may need an amp with a lower impedance receiver to make it sound clean and loud. Still it is quite compatible with players and mobile phones.

AKG K240 MKI review

Sound

The sound of AKG K240 MKII is quite decent for neutral listeners. There is no emphasis on any range and they reproduce music flat. There are no punchy lows and bright trebles. That sounds warm for absence of sharp pitches and boomy bass. The semi open design creates a spacious soundstage that makes me enjoy the music in its airy live reproduction.

Connectivity

The headphones have wired connection with a cable. It is 3 m/9.8 ft long that is quite comfortable and enough for home and studio use.

Comfort and design

In spite of its bulky look the AKG K240 MKII is very light and weighs just 240 g/8.4 oz. Large cups sit very comfortable on the ears and allow good airflow for its semi open enclosure. They may not suit some ears for their circular shape. The headband is adjustable and is not tight. It has a thin leather padding but that is enough for a nice fit and I do not feel lack of it. Unfortunately they do not fold for a smaller size for storage and carrying.

Pros and cons

AKG K240 MKI pros and cons

Pros

  • Light weight, comfortable fit and breathable cups are great for long listening sessions when you mix, record, or enjoy your music for hours
  • Neutral sound suits for most music genres
  • Good for wired gaming use for its long cable and nice soundstage with bright imaging for the semi-open cups

Cons

  • Leaky sound and absence of noise cancelling will not allow to use it in noisy environments
  • Cumbersome and unfoldable design and a wired connection only is not good for portability to carry them with, use out, in travels and sports

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Overall
6.5

Common features

Product

AKG K240 MKII

Model

K240 MKII

Brand

AKG

Reviews

1395

General

Wearing style

over ear

Enclosure

semi-open

Wireless

Wired

Specifications

Transducer

dynamic

Driver size, mm/inches

Impedance, Ohm

55

Frequency response, Hz

15Hz-25KHz

Total harmonic distortion (THD), %

Sensitivity (SPL), dB

104

Magnet type

Weight (headphones), g/oz

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

Jack connection (TRS)

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

Bluetooth version

has not

aptX

has not

aptX HD (Hi-Res Audio)

has not

Bluetooth profiles

has not

NFC

Wi-Fi

Battery

Battery type

has not

Battery life, hrs

has not

Charging time, hrs

has not

Charging port

has not

Charging cable

has not

Speed charge

has not

Battery free listening mode

has not

Battery level indicator

has not

Additional features

Water resistance

Light indication

Additional audio features

In the box

Audio cable

Carry case

Charging cable

has not

1/4 Adapter (6,35 mm)

Interchangeable ear pads

User manual

Manual

AKG K240 MKII
AKG K240 MKII

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