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post #181 of 229
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For anyone using the newest K240 Studio, get a pair of Shure SRH840 pads:

 

http://www.amazon.com/Shure-HPAEC840-Replacement-Cushions-Headphones/dp/B002Z9JWZS

 

Then cut out the built-in foam backing on the SRH840 pads. Install the pads along with the stock foam disc that comes with the K240. It's the best pad combo I've yet to try with the K240. Extremely neutral and transparent. I can't find fault with this setup to be honest. Plus, comfort is increased by 100%. I've been enjoying mine a lot, and I have much more expensive headphones that I could be listening to.

 

Thanks for this. I'm considering buying them, but I have to make sure they fit my big ears.

Could you please measure the inner space/ dimensions? So the room that's left for the ear: width and length.

post #182 of 229
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Thanks for this. I'm considering buying them, but I have to make sure they fit my big ears.
Could you please measure the inner space/ dimensions? So the room that's left for the ear: width and length.
well, the stock cushions have about a 3" interior diameter, though the pads themselves are quite shallow. I'm guessing the shures have a similar size. The headphone cups themselves are pretty big.
post #183 of 229
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well, the stock cushions have about a 3" interior diameter, though the pads themselves are quite shallow. I'm guessing the shures have a similar size. The headphone cups themselves are pretty big.

 

I know the AKG vinyl and velour pad size, I have/had those pads. Just hoping the Shure provides more space for the ear.

post #184 of 229

I'll measure them when I get home. They are oval shaped, and have a bit more space vertically compared to the originals iirc...

post #185 of 229

I have the K240 Studio, been burning it in for a couple days now.

 

I know there have to be tons of reviews on this thing by now but just figured I'd give my thoughts on it, coming from a 280 Pro and compared to my new SRH440.

 

The first thing is that the K240 is definitely not netural...except the mids, which are extremely organic in nature. It has awesome high frequency extension, the best I've heard in a headphone yet, and the semi-open nature of the headphone lends itself to a much better soundstage than I've heard from either of my other closed cans. The treble definitely has a spike at 10 kHz, maybe by around 5 dB, which is what the headroom raw plot seems to indicate. Beyond that is nice smooth extended highs that will instantly show you just how bad your MP3s sound compared to lossless format music. The bass is very mid-bass and upper-bass focused, and there isn't a lot of sub-bass. It's there, but it's quite subtle. So the overall presentation is warm bass (some people might call it muddy or sloppy but I disagree on them being muddy, they don't bleed into the mids much), with natural mids that are never harsh unless the recording engineer decided they should be, and glossy extended treble. They are a pleasure to listen to and great for vocal tracking as long as you don't turn the cans up too much. Great headphones for home listening in a quiet environment as there is very little isolation, as long as your ears don't get fatigued from the treble spike. It's just tolerable enough for me, and kind of nice if you get used to it.

 

I'm going to end up giving them to my dad as a gift. He has the original K140 from the 70s that he bought back in the day. They still work, but they aren't with me right now so I can't compare them to my more flat sounding headphones at this moment. I don't think they use the sextett drivers anyway.

 

Great headphones especially for the $$. Just not for bassheads at all.


Edited by metal571 - 4/9/14 at 12:57pm
post #186 of 229

Here are the measurements of the SRH840 pads. "Opening" means the smallest inner diameter. "Inside" means the inner diameter at the deepest level inside the pad. Since the pad tapers on the inside, there's quite a bit more space. For what it's worth, my ears are exactly 2 3/8" high which matches well with the opening and I have plenty of space on the inside once the headphones are on. I'm also using a 1/4" foam spacer ring between the headphone and the pad, so YMMV.

 

Height:

Opening 2 3/8"

Inside 3"

 

Width:

Opening 2"

Inside 2 5/8"

post #187 of 229
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Originally Posted by Punnisher View Post
 

Here are the measurements of the SRH840 pads. "Opening" means the smallest inner diameter. "Inside" means the inner diameter at the deepest level inside the pad. Since the pad tapers on the inside, there's quite a bit more space. For what it's worth, my ears are exactly 2 3/8" high which matches well with the opening and I have plenty of space on the inside once the headphones are on. I'm also using a 1/4" foam spacer ring between the headphone and the pad, so YMMV.

 

Height:

Opening 2 3/8"

Inside 3"

 

Width:

Opening 2"

Inside 2 5/8"

 

Thanks a lot! I think my ears will fit in. Nice to have an alternative for the HM5 pads.

post #188 of 229
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Originally Posted by Tiemen View Post
 

 

Thanks a lot! I think my ears will fit in. Nice to have an alternative for the HM5 pads.

You're welcome. The Shure SRH940 pads are also quite good, but they are $10 more expensive and the openings are slightly smaller than 840 pads. You'll lose a bit of low end but gain some airiness and soundstage.

 

SRH940 pads with the foam backing removed are the absolute best pads for the K240 Sextett, in case anyone is interested.

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post #190 of 229

I have a pair of those and unfortunately they are junk. The hole is far too small for my ears. They are not vented inside so the sound is congested.

 

The Shure pads have infinitely better build quality and sound quality for only $10 more dollars.

 

http://www.amazon.com/Shure-HPAEC940-Replacement-Velour-Headphones/dp/B005OM06RG

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post #192 of 229

Those look amazing. Getting close to the pads on the k600 and k700 series. I would love to try a pair, but $40 is getting a bit expensive. I'll probably order a pair anyway.

post #193 of 229
Hmm... You could always buy foam, fake leather, and custom fit your own...
post #194 of 229

Sorry to butt in but I just wanted to say I'm STILL burning in the K240S and after listening to my SRH440s for the last couple days, I now noticed that the bass is STILL coming out and increasing in power since I last gave the AKGs a listen, now I'm up to over 100, maybe 150-200 hours. These things really need a huge amount of breaking in. Been blasting pink noise through them at say 10 dB louder than listening level and they're still changing. The mids and highs have settled it seems though.

post #195 of 229
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Sorry to butt in but I just wanted to say I'm STILL burning in the K240S and after listening to my SRH440s for the last couple days, I now noticed that the bass is STILL coming out and increasing in power since I last gave the AKGs a listen, now I'm up to over 100, maybe 150-200 hours. These things really need a huge amount of breaking in. Been blasting pink noise through them at say 10 dB louder than listening level and they're still changing. The mids and highs have settled it seems though.
I don't really have anything to blast pink noise through them, so I'm just burning em in through a schiit ton of edm and dubstep... P
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