You must love grainy treble , with all due respect
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.
That's awesome lol. How do you manage the cable, did you replace it with a shorter mini-XLR?
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.
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.
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.
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.