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AKG K240 Studio

Semi-open professional studio headphones

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Item # 854K240SDO

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Our take on the AKG K240 Studio

AKG designed the K240 Studio headphones for recording musicians and engineers. Their semi-open design allows high frequencies to shimmer with just enough airiness while maintaining powerful bass response. It also keeps midrange response natural, so guitars and vocals sound like they're supposed to sound.

A compromise between closed and open headphones

AKG K240 Studio

Practically the industry standard, the AKG K240 headphones provide the natural sound that's ideal for studio recording.

AKG designed the K240 Studio headphones for recording musicians and engineers. Their semi-open design allows high frequencies to shimmer with just enough airiness while maintaining powerful bass response. It also keeps midrange response natural, so guitars and vocals sound like they're supposed to sound.

Found in many pro studios, these cans are a no-brainer choice for outfitting your project studio or setting up a small home-recording rig for your computer.

Clean sound for the studio

AKG's patented Varimotion drivers deliver clear sound with extended dynamic range — that's useful during mixing, so you can accurately hear which frequencies or instruments need boosting or taming. Comfy earpads and a self-adjusting headband ensure you can keep at the mixing process until you're satisfied — not just until you're tired of wearing headphones.

An extra-long detachable cable gives you freedom to move, while 1/4" and 1/8" plug options allow you to connect to pro and consumer gear — from mixing boards and interfaces to smartphones and stereos.

Product Highlights:

  • over-the-ear studio headphones
  • semi-open design combines airy highs of open headphones with powerful bass response of closed models
  • patented Varimotion 30mm dynamic drivers deliver accurate sound and extended dynamic range
  • 118" detachable cable
  • 1/8" miniplug connector with screw-on 1/4" adapter
  • frequency response: 15-25,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 104 dB
  • impedance: 55 ohms
  • weight: 8.5 oz.
  • warranty: 2 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • Studio headphones
  • 39" Headphone cable
  • 1/8 to 1/4" headphone adapter

AKG K240 Studio Reviews

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Features and Specs

Earcup Type Semi-open
Earcup Width x Height
Noise-canceling No
Bluetooth No
Mic For Taking Calls No
iPhone Control No
Lightning Connector No
Android Control No
Frequency Response 15-25k Hz
Sensitivity 104 dB
Impedance 55 Ohms
Weight 8.5 ounces
Cord Length 118"
1/4-inch Adapter Included Yes
Volume Control No
Parts Warranty 2 Years
Labor Warranty 2 Years

Product Research


Over-Ear Design: The K240 Studio professional over-ear studio headphones are designed for professional applications such as mixing, mastering and playback. The over-ear pads envelop the ears nicely making them extremely comfortable to wear. The self-adjusting headband provides you with an optimum fit.

Semi-Open Technology: The K240's semi-open design provides a solid bass range and extremely clear highs.

Patented Varimotion XXL Transducer: The advanced 30mm XXL transducers with Varimotion diaphragms deliver a wide dynamic range, increased sensitivity and high sound levels.

Single-Sided Cable: The K240 Studio features a professional mini XLR connector, allowing for quick replacement of the single-sided 39" headphone cable. The included cable provides a convertible jack plug for easily connecting equipment with a 1/4" or 1/8" headphone jack.

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Q & A

Customer Q&A

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Why did you buy this?

I am a recording engineer with more than 30 years of experience. These are the best headphones for recording and mixing in the studio. [ DAVID PEREZ  Aug 01, 2018 ]
Because of the good reviews. [ Ronald Anthony  Jun 28, 2018 ]
I bought a pair of these a few years ago and thoroughly enjoy them. They sound great. I often listen to them at work which helps block out the background noise and I can focus better. They can be worn for hours and not feel uncomfortable like others. My wife's old pair of Koss headphones broke so I said I know exactly what you need and purchased these for her. These are by far one of the best bang for the buck on the market today and you can even purchase replacement cords and ear pads. [ T-Rev  Apr 24, 2018 ]
The description sounded like what I was looking for. [ Jimmy  Mar 12, 2018 ]
Experience in the recording industry [ Kevin  Dec 22, 2017 ]
As a Crutchfield employee I had hands on experience with them; and let me say that for how much they cost, it is amazing on how well they preform. I would recommend them to anybody, and they are very great for mixing. [ JESSE I  Dec 21, 2017 ]
Seemed to be best balance of cost and capability in the price range I was seeking. [ Christopher  Dec 12, 2016 ]
My son asked for them for Christmas. [ Bowlerman  Dec 10, 2016 ]
During my 15 years of studio audio engineering, these have always been my favorite headphones---comfortable and lighter than expected; excellent frequency range; effortless and springy dynamic range without strain; very durable. Give your 240 designers a raise! [ PAUL  May 11, 2016 ]
price [ James  Mar 19, 2016 ]

1 question already asked

I don't see any volume controls on the headphones themselves. I control the volume by plugging the headphones into my receiver and then increase or decrease the volume with the volume knob on the receiver. [ GARY  May 29, 2018 ]
No, the AKG K240 headphones do not have an inline volume control, The volume is controlled by the device they're plugged into. [ T-Rev  May 29, 2018 ]
No, these are not powered or controlled by anything other than the device you plug them into. Hope this helps! [ carlos  May 29, 2018 ]

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