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AKG K 242 Headphones

100% Positive Reviews
Rated #383 in Over-Ear

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Pros: Comfortable, Semi-Closed, Durable

Cons: Cord, Heavy

I purchased these as a gift to myself to keep in the office. I run them via the cheap Nu-Force DAC and listen for hours per session. 

 

Overall I would say these are amazing cans. They are very neutral, and because of the semi open design (I'm assuming) they sound pretty wide. Bass is decent, but they don't thump. So if you're into that look elsewhere. I probably have 1500 hours on them and I can say that i was never uncomfortable wearing them. Larger size head here, so ymmv.  

 

Cord wont detach from the cups, and has gotten stepped  on a ripped off my head a few times. That said, they have held up and I don't see any real sign of wear. Cups can get a bit warm, but the padding is soft enough that you don't really care. And the head strap isn't of the best material. Seems to be a synthetic cheap plastic, though it does its job perfectly well, just doesn't look quite as nice. 

 

Haven't tested them with a phone or some generic headphone jack so I cant comment. 

 

In the end, I'd buy them again. And for the price they're going for (about $140 atm), you cant go wrong. 

AKG K 242 Headphones
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Akg K242Hd K 242 Hd High Definition Headphones

Details:
DetailValue
BindingElectronics
BrandAKG
EAN0002761021157
FeatureHeadphones weight without cable (g)240 Sensitivity (dB/mW, dB/V*)91, 104* Audio bandwidth (Hz to kHz)15-25 Max. input power (mW)200 Rated impedance (ohms)55
Height9.3 inches
Length8.8 inches
Weight1.25 pounds
Width4.4 inches
LabelAKG
List Price$279.95
ManufacturerAKG
ModelK242HD
MPNK242HD
Package Quantity1
Product GroupCE
Product Type NameHEADPHONES
PublisherAKG
StudioAKG
TitleAKG K242 HD Hi-Definition Semi-Open Studio Quality Headphones
UPC002761021157
Batteries Included0
Product Type Subcategory2300799
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Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC
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