I wonder if the AKG 242 HD (which are the replacement for the K240 MKII right?) are studio headphones? I mean the old K 242 were marked as studio headphones weren't they?
I saw them today in a big electronics store and they looked quite nice (could have them for 200$). Unforunately I couldn't listen to them because they still were boxed and sealed. Did anyone of you already make any good (or bad) experiences with those? I just want to use them on my Yamaha RX-797, my iPhone or my iMac. I listen to a lot of acoustic guitar stuff and rock in general: Alice In Chains, Pearl Jam, Seether, Kings Of Convenience, Kiss, Days Of The New, Mark Lanegan, Screaming Trees, Jethro Tull, Nirvana, Air, Agalloch, Tantric...to only mention a few =)
I had the Sennheiser HD 205 and the AKG 518DJ..the Sennheiser were ok from the sound point of view, but they were ugly and too tight. The 518 are absolutely uncomfortable and have way to heavy bass. Im sick of buying 50-80$ headphones, just to realise how they don't match my expectations, so I just want to buy something "proper" this time
So what do you think about the AKG 242 HD? Would you recommend them for daily use in a non studio environement?
Greez from Switzerland
PS: Yes, I searched for a thread regarding the 242 (really hard) but didn't find anything.