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post #991 of 1264

I'm tempted to think the K 340 used different pads than the K 240. Hard for me to verify, though, since AKG took down their service manual archive (that's right, I'm talking to you, AKG).

 

I do know that the regular K 240 pleathers look really goofy on the K 340 - way too small.

post #992 of 1264
They look the same to me but you might be right
post #993 of 1264
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I have 4 extra sets of pads for my K240 Sextett/K340 (recently sold) lol

They still have the barcode from like 1980 when they were purchased

I should've asked this question earlier.. Haha
post #994 of 1264
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I should've asked this question earlier.. Haha
How bad are your current pads
post #995 of 1264
The k340 aren't too bad, pretty new, but want one as a back up because it's my favourite headphone atm and definitely going to keep it forever. I've tried the generic one from a headfier here but they make the sound pretty bad frown.gif
post #996 of 1264
Any other akg models out there sound better than the k340?
post #997 of 1264

^ You'll need to define what you like about them and what you don't like about them.

post #998 of 1264
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^ You'll need to define what you like about them and what you don't like about them.

The smooth forward mids with non fatiguing highs wink.gif
post #999 of 1264
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The smooth forward mids with non fatiguing highs wink.gif


you're not talking about the K340, aren't you :D

But, the Sextetts are pretty close, and even better in my book.

post #1000 of 1264

The k240 sextetts fit that description very well. Though compared to newer headphones you're going to sacrifice some treble extension. They are fantastic though. The K240 Monitor could also be considered. They have a much more neutral and transparent sound and better treble performance than the k240 sextett. Though you will lose the engaging midrange and general warmth of the k240 sextett. Note that the k240 Monitor is best used with a foam "disc" under the pad. You can order new discs from AKG since the k240 Studio uses them too. The k240 Monitor will have them but are generally rotted out.

 

In my experience it's far easier to get a k240 sextett in good condition rather than a k240 monitor. The foam disc is usually rotted out and impacted into the driver. Yuck.


Edited by Punnisher - 8/27/13 at 6:12pm
post #1001 of 1264
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you're not talking about the K340, aren't you biggrin.gif
But, the Sextetts are pretty close, and even better in my book.

Yeah I was talking about the K340. Really? Is the Sextetts really better? Wow have to give it a try.

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The k240 sextetts fit that description very well. Though compared to newer headphones you're going to sacrifice some treble extension. They are fantastic though. The K240 Monitor could also be considered. They have a much more neutral and transparent sound and better treble performance than the k240 sextett. Though you will lose the engaging midrange and general warmth of the k240 sextett. Note that the k240 Monitor is best used with a foam "disc" under the pad. You can order new discs from AKG since the k240 Studio uses them too. The k240 Monitor will have them but are generally rotted out.

In my experience it's far easier to get a k240 sextett in good condition rather than a k240 monitor. The foam disc is usually rotted out and impacted into the driver. Yuck.

Yeah I have the K240 monitor too, the degraded foam discs were a pain in the butt to clean out (quite sticky). It sounds quite good, but not quite as nice as k340 in my opinion, it's a bit brighter I think.
post #1002 of 1264
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Yeah I was talking about the K340. Really? Is the Sextetts really better? Wow have to give it a try.
Yeah I have the K240 monitor too, the degraded foam discs were a pain in the butt to clean out (quite sticky). It sounds quite good, but not quite as nice as k340 in my opinion, it's a bit brighter I think.

As previous owner of both the K340 Bass Light and the Sextett MP, I can say the Sextett has a more balanced sound, but the K340 has a much much bigger soundstage.
post #1003 of 1264

Headphones: K280, K701 

Headset: HSC271

Microphones: D770, P3S. 


Edited by ChardonnayLogic - 11/7/13 at 8:10am
post #1004 of 1264
Update: Q701 white for my home rig. K240 Studio for my cellphone and tablet.

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post #1005 of 1264
K550 is a secondary for portable. Its balance and detail is much better than the K240 but I find it less involving than the two previously mentioned cans with the older drivers.

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