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AKG K 240 Studio Headphones

AKG K 240 Studio Headphones
alaScore 86

777 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 777 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the usability and bass quality. The comfort and value for money also get good feedback. There are some less positive reviews about the reliability.

sound, value for money, comfort, bass quality, usability


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the AKG K 240 Studio Headphones is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 777 reviews)

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AKG k240 Studio Semi-Open Headphones Reviewed


Every company seems to be making headphones these days, to varying degrees of success. However, AKG has been at the game for a long time and demonstrate their pedigree with the k240 Studio headphones reviewed here.

The k240's build quality is exceptional and its looks, while retro, should appeal to both young and old. AKG has saved the flashy color schemes for its Quincy Jones line (which shares a lot of similarities with the k240) , though for those who would...

I often criticize headphones for having too short a cable. In the instance of the k240, it may be too long. Thankfully, it doesn't become tangled and is robust enough that you can coil it easily, but for personal on-the-go use, it may be too much ;...

The AKG k240 Studio headphones are nothing if not phenomenal overachievers. They manage to be good in the studio, as well as in the home, and do so in a way that is effortless and refined. Their sound quality is sublime and, despite their pro audio...

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AKG K 240 Studio Headphones


When it comes to the ultimate studio sound equipment, few companies have forged a better reputation in the market than AKG. Their microphones, mixers and headphones have made them a legend in the studio equipment market. No real studio is without a few...

AKG has definitely earned its reputations as a top notch studio equipment manufacturer.

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Amazon review summary for AKG K 240 Studio Headphones


alaTest has collected and analyzed 515 user reviews of AKG K 240 Studio Headphones from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on

sound, comfort, value for money, bass quality, portability

93% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: AKG K 240 Semi-Open Studio HeadphonesAKG K 240 MK II Stereo Studio HeadphonesAKG K240 Semi Open Studio Headphones


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Accurate Reproduction, For all devices


This thing delivers very accurate sound, suits all types of music, does not have over powered bass, or overly saturated highs, its just perfect. Overall the sound is very clean and can be listened to hours without discomfort. Not the top of the line...

Accurate sound","Comfortable","Good Bass","Great Sound

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Attention accurate sound lovers!


If you want to hear music uncolored from its source, these are for you. One of the only products I have purchased about which I can report no negatives.

Comfortable","Great Sound","Lightweight

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Love them!


They work exactly the way I want them too. This is my second pair, their first pair wore out after constant use.This product has... Perfect fit


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Good mid-price headphones


A good mid-price point overear headphone, the comfort level is not optimal because of the ear pads' smallish sizeAbout me... Student

Value for the price

The ear pads are a little small for my son's comfort

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Fantastic headphones for the price


I've had these headphones for just over 2 years and the notorious issue of the left ear not working had hit me. With $65 to repair them by sending them out to AKG, I decided to Google how to fix them. Quite an easy fix with some patience and a steady...

Sound quality, comfort, automatically adjusts to fit on your head snugly, long cable

Solder on wiring in left ear is notorious for coming apart

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Great headphones


I'm very pleased with these headphones. Others I know in the music industry recommended them and they have turned out to be a good choice. I myself had been a professional musician and since retiring listen to mostly classical piano and symphonic...

Sound quality. Replaceable cord if it ever breaks


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Quiet Comfort by AKG


I just returned a set of Beats Mixr's for these highly rated (and far less expensive) cans. Bottom line you have to crank up the output level of whatever device you are using to get any volume at all from these. Alomost the exact opposite of the Beats....



Product Specifications

The K 240 Studio is an update of the "classic" AKG K 240 Monitor. The K 240 Studio delivers even wider dynamic range and higher sensitivity than its well-known and widely used predecessor. The secret to the semi-open K 240 Studio's sound quality is the new XXL transducers in acoustically tuned vented enclosures with circumaural (around the ear) pads. The circumaural pads envelope your ears nicely and reward you with smooth, solid bass and well-balanced, articulate mids and highs.

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Headphones Form Factor:Semi-open
Headphones Type:Binaural
Product Type:Headphones
Response Bandwidth:15 - 20000Hz/15 - 25000Hz
Sound Output Mode:Stereo

Audio System

Recommended Use:Home audio system / Professional audio system/Professional audio system

Dimensions & Weight



Manufacturer:AKG Acoustics/Harman International Industries
Model:240 DF/240 Monitor/240 Studio/K 240 Studio
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:AKG/AKG K

Remote Control

Type: None

Service & Support

Type:2 years warranty