Saturday, February 19, 2011

Candy for the ears

Hi guys, Tim here bringing you another update.

Todays feature item is not what you would call a PC part, however I have decided to feature the AKG K240 MKii headphones as I am quite the audiophile.

Specs:

Typesemi-open, dynamic headphones
Sensitivity91 dB/mW, 104 dB/V
Frequency range15 to 25,000 Hz
Rated impedance55 ohms
Max. input power200 mW
Earpadsleatherette and velvet
Cable3 m single-sided and 5 m coiled cable (99,9% oxygen-free); plug-in cable on headphones (mini-XLR connector)
Connectorgold plated stereo mini jack
Adaptergold plated 1/8" to 1/4" screw-on adapter
Net weight (without cable)240 g (8.5 oz.)
Shipping weight550 g (19.4 oz.)
Patent(s)Varimotion – multiple-thickness diaphragm for dynamic transducer (Patent no. AT 403.751, US 6,185,809, EP 814.637 (DE, DK, FI, FR, GB, IT, NL), JP 3.927.651); Acoustics slot resistor for dynamic transducer (Patent no. AT 408.706, US 6,639,991, ZL 01116806)


I have had the pleasure of having these in my possession when a friend of mine let me borrow them for a couple of months. I must say I found the audio quality absolutely fantastic and so comfortable I could wear them all day without feeling any fatigue. The build is extremely durable with a band that can be bent back on itself. The perfect pair of headphones to through into your bag with all your heavy class books and they will come out the same shape with no damage.

So if your looking for fantastic sounds quality, comfortability and insane durability then the AKG K240 MKii are definitely a product for you. Prices online start at about $150 on amazon.

40 comments:

  1. They look really good! I got a pair of roccat headphones, they are the dogs!

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  2. those are awesome, too bad I can't afford them at the moment.. guess I'll stick with the dodgy white iPhone headphones for now.

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  3. Damn they look comfortable. Want.

    So expensive though... For a pair of damn headphones.

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  4. sexy specs bro. might want to check newegg I always see everything I want their priced cheaper.

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  5. They look very solid. Would make great gigging headphones.

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  6. want those. I tried skull crusher (I think thats the name) in Best Buy and was blown away. I do want something better still, and this is like what I am looking for.

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  7. and im stuck here using 20$ sennheisers D:

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  8. Those headphones look awesome.

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  9. I didn't know leatherette was still around. But daaaayum, nice stats!

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  10. nice, i have always wanted a decent pair.

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  11. I have some Sennheiser HD 280 Pros that are pretty good, these look great too.

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  12. I got some Senheisers that I use, but they're getting old and worn. Might need to get some new ones pretty soon.

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  13. Have you tried sitting on them yet? I have broken two pairs of headphones like that :(

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  14. AKG makes great headphones. I have the AKG K702, their top-of-the-line headphone, running through an RSA amp. Thanks for sharing!

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  15. comfort is key, then performance, then durability

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  16. It does look sweet, but it would break my heart to spend this much on a head speakers : Z I would also need to get a top soundcard for my computer to really bring the best out of it, meh

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  17. The headphones I have now hurt my head so bad, I need to get some new ones. These look pretty good, thanks!

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  18. AKG's are a great set of cans. I used to use their studio monitor headphones everyday until they suffered an unfortunate accident. Following.

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  19. They look super nice, but..how much?

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  20. I've always wanted a great pair of headphones like that.... I just never have enough money (and I'd look stupid on the subway) great review!

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  21. Nice. I'm not very knowledgeable on headphones, but I'm certainly a stereo / home theater audiophile. Love the reivews!

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  22. I love AKG.
    I have an AKG K701, love it!

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  23. Beautiful headphones. I'm content with my A40's right now (I have a review of them on my blog!), but those looks awesome.

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  24. I was gonna get the regular AKG 240's but I wish they weren't open. I tried to track acoustic guitar with some BEYER DT800s and yeah. They spilled. Good luck with those though.

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  25. hey, my headphones! :) really the best I've had

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  26. if only i had enough money....

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  27. I prefer earphones personally! But I wouldn't say no to those headphones though, wowza

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  28. Please just tell me that these can go on a Nokia N97 Mini!

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  29. I have the same. They sound wonderful

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  30. I have a pair of AKG 240S rate for 650ohms. thats not a typo. AKG makes some of the best monitor headphones.

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