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post #106 of 175
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I would put the K240 ahead of the Sony 7506, but behind the ATH M40x.

 

You must love grainy treble , with all due respect 

post #107 of 175
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You must love grainy treble , with all due respect 
lol completely agree.
post #108 of 175
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You aren't driving it correctly out of an iMac lol. Imo, its better than the m50x when driven by a capable source. Its 91db/mW, and 55 ohms, and like other AKG's, it has some attributes that make it harder to drive than the specs suggest. The K702 is harder to drive than an HD650 as an example. You need at least an E11 for it to start to shine imo. I don't like it straight out of my phone either. I always use my amp.

 

That doesn't fit my wants or needs. I'd rather just have a headphone (I have several that do) that works without the need for extras. To each their own, I guess.

post #109 of 175
Oh... I just want the best sound possible. I don't really care if it looks ridiculous either. I carry the k240 around in public with my e11.
post #110 of 175
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Oh... I just want the best sound possible. I don't really care if it looks ridiculous either. I carry the k240 around in public with my e11.

That's awesome lol. How do you manage the cable, did you replace it with a shorter mini-XLR?

post #111 of 175

Any body compared the k612 PRO to the k240 studio?  I am thinking of getting a pair of K612 Pro so I can have a pair of open back headphones.

post #112 of 175
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Any body compared the k612 PRO to the k240 studio?  I am thinking of getting a pair of K612 Pro so I can have a pair of open back headphones.


I have owned both at the same time. Very different sound signatures yet some reason I can easily tell both have the AKG sound to them. In terms of technical ability the K612 is better but in terms of musicality the K240 has the edge. The K612 is a linear and neutral headphone with some warmth and a small boost in the upper midrange(roughly 2khz), it excels at imaging and is quite good at soundstaging, the sub-bass is quite present but the mid/upper-bass may not be prominent enough for some people. The K240 is a warmer and more mid/upper-bass sound that is more in your face and is more musical but lacks sub-bass extension and it has a bit of a boost in the mid-upper treble(10khz) which can be a bit grating on some systems, the treble rolls off after that spike, it doesn't quite have the refinement of the K612.


Edited by kman1211 - 6/19/14 at 8:05pm
post #113 of 175

Thank you for your response.  The K612 Pro seems to be what I am looking for.  I will see of my local Guitar Center has a pair in stock.  

post #114 of 175
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Oh... I just want the best sound possible. I don't really care if it looks ridiculous either. I carry the k240 around in public with my e11.


That is bad news for your head, if it's summer.

 

Get Grado sr60 instead: sounds just as good, but open and your head breathes under a much smaller, thinner headband.

post #115 of 175
Like I said... Don't care about looks etc. I'm indoors 95% of the time... And sounds just as good is a subjective matter. Now, on to what I came here to tell you guys... Looking At impedance measurements on the k240's from goldenears.net the k240 has 172 ohms impedance at 130hz... Now since it is that way, I'd say they definitely need an amp like an e11 now. Check out impedance measurements. http://en.goldenears.net/17565
post #116 of 175
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Originally Posted by DisCHORDDubstep View Post

Like I said... Don't care about looks etc. I'm indoors 95% of the time... And sounds just as good is a subjective matter. Now, on to what I came here to tell you guys... Looking At impedance measurements on the k240's from goldenears.net the k240 has 172 ohms impedance at 130hz... Now since it is that way, I'd say they definitely need an amp like an e11 now. Check out impedance measurements. http://en.goldenears.net/17565

I wonder why the measured "perfect" response from them is not a flat line. Also, boomy bass? My ears never heard such a thing! And I used a tube amp for a week, it was one of the best.

post #117 of 175
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I wonder why the measured "perfect" response from them is not a flat line. Also, boomy bass? My ears never heard such a thing! And I used a tube amp for a week, it was one of the best.
the k240's didn't measure as boomy... They measured in the middle of boomy and thin. Right in the sweet spot.. And the reason for the perfect response isn't a flat line is because of acoustics with our heads, our ears perception of sound, etc.
post #118 of 175

The 240 always sounded with boosted low mids and upper bass to me with a sharp drop in the sub-bass, and then there's a brightness around 10 kHz. I don't find them even close to neutral.

post #119 of 175
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Originally Posted by metal571 View Post

The 240 always sounded with boosted low mids and upper bass to me with a sharp drop in the sub-bass, and then there's a brightness around 10 kHz. I don't find them even close to neutral.
well, they measure neutral. I'm guessing this is just your preference. The shure 440's that you say are very neutral have the same sub-bass roll off... The difference between the k240's and srh-440's? The 440's boost lower mids and recess upper bass. The 440's also have boosted upper regions, but instead of at 10khz like k240's, its at 5-11khz. That'll give you a feeling that its more neutral in the treble. It clearly is not when objectively looked at. Claiming k240 is not neutral?... O.o what do you think is neutral? The shure 440's are as neutral as k240's. Just sayin'.
post #120 of 175

There's a new king on the block IMO for neutral under $100 and its name is ATH-M40x. Forget my 440, that thing was too bright as others have said. The K240 is bright, with overbloated lower mids and upper bass and even more severe subbass roll-off than the 440. The 240 goes to my dad, the 440 goes on eBay, sold my 7506 to a friend because of its painful upper mids, but I'm keeping the 280 for isolation in addition to the M40x.

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