Pros: Clear Mids, Tangible Highs and Subtle Bass
Cons: You will start to hear the difference between MP3 and Flac.
Having owned these headphones for roughly 6 months I must have accumulated over 1500 hours with the K240s on my head - that will give a hint of my opinion on them!
- Sound quality is a definite step up from most consumer headphones; after owning these I don't settle for anything less.
- These headphones are completely non-fatiguing wearing these for hours at a time is a breeze.
- Comfort is surprisingly good; the pleather cups can leave a bit to be desired after about 5 hour or so but other than that they are great.
- Overall good build quality, although the headphones are mostly plastic I have dropped them a few times and they didn't suffer any damage. Look after these and they should last years.
- Detachable cable a definite plus. Furthermore, the cable is of a gauge that it wont break if it gets caught in a door or something!
- 196Kbit/s MP3s wont cut anymore with these. A good source also does make a difference (I run mine through a DigiDesign 003 Rack).
- Although these headphones are rated 55Ohm impedance; those with a love of low end bass will definitely appreciate running these through an amp.
- Poor sound insulation/isolation is not great. Obviously with these being 'semi-open' headphones wearing these on the bus is a no-no.
- Something a didn't think of before I bought these is that coming from closed headphones I did not appreciate how wind creates whooshing noises when you listen to them outside.
- The large earcups will turn heads in a public place (not in a good way). These are not beats, wear these for the music not style.
A great headphone for anyone looking to get into the headphone club; I don't feel embarrassed when mentioning I own these to sound engineers or producers. The headphones scale well with better source equipment/amps. I bought mine for £50/$85 and at this price I think they deserve 5*.