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post #16 of 175

wow that is a good deal... camelcamelcamel amazon tracker has $61 at one of the lowest ever.

post #17 of 175

Somehow my pair went missing. How lame. I thought it sounded even better than the Sextett.

Here's a new graph I found:

 

http://en.goldenears.net/index.php?mid=GR_Headphones&document_srl=17565

 

I still need to try the closed version which I imagine is the K271.

post #18 of 175
Would I be able to drive these to listenable volumes with my e11 on a loud bus?
post #19 of 175
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Originally Posted by DisCHORDDubstep View Post

Would I be able to drive these to listenable volumes with my e11 on a loud bus?


Yes Fiio E11 is quite capable but you risking your hearing :)

post #20 of 175
Hmm... Couldn't possibly be worse than my closed back cans with 36 ohms and rated at 106Db/mW... Lol. I think I'm fine. I keep the e11 at 2.75/8 on the bus so I don't hear anything at all.
post #21 of 175

My macbook powers them up fine just the bass is a little thin/flabby without an amp. BTW I noticed the k240 studio require amped burn in to relax the sound. The headphone sounds compressed from factory. Got them for $67 from amazon. I think its the best cheap headphone I could find other than Superlux.

post #22 of 175
Ugh... Why are audiophiles attracted to the scourge that is apple products?... But on topic, I received the k240's today... Wow. That's all I have to say. Wow.
post #23 of 175
@ OP

You paid for $83 for this.
1) It doesn't sound good
2) Your going to need a better AMP/DAC (doubt it).
post #24 of 175
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Originally Posted by GeneraI View Post

@ OP

You paid for $83 for this.
1) It doesn't sound good
2) Your going to need a better AMP/DAC (doubt it).


Hey man I created this thread two years ago, K240 studio was my first open sounding headphones. Since then many things changed, I don't know I might like them today... after journey toward other headphones, amps and dacs, I think for little more money HD558 is better deal, better bass and instrument separation.

 

When I got Fiio E06 for them, I still was not happy because of hollow vocal and flabby bass. Have to listen them again on O2/Schiit Modi combo, however no longer own them. 

 

Cheers

:beerchug: 

post #25 of 175
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Originally Posted by GeneraI View Post

@ OP

You paid for $83 for this.
1) It doesn't sound good
2) Your going to need a better AMP/DAC (doubt it).
hey, these are some of the best headphones for new audiophiles. I have an e11, and the sound is superb. Definitely anything but bad.
post #26 of 175
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Originally Posted by Lumos View Post


Hey man I created this thread two years ago, K240 studio was my first open sounding headphones. Since then many things changed, I don't know I might like them today... after journey toward other headphones, amps and dacs, I think for little more money HD558 is better deal, better bass and instrument separation.

When I got Fiio E06 for them, I still was not happy because of hollow vocal and flabby bass. Have to listen them again on O2/Schiit Modi combo, however no longer own them. 

Cheers
beerchug.gif  

I would believe the HD558 would be better, espically on a Schiit Magni/Modi stack. This is actually my current setup.,
post #27 of 175
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Originally Posted by GeneraI View Post


I would believe the HD558 would be better, espically on a Schiit Magni/Modi stack. This is actually my current setup.,

 

I miss my HD558, not really miles away from HD650... This is what I am listening now

 

post #28 of 175
Well, I had to make a choice on audiophile cans 80$ or less, and the k240's blow away the competition in that price range imo.
post #29 of 175
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Originally Posted by Lumos View Post

I miss my HD558, not really miles away from HD650... This is what I am listening now



That is quite the setup hahaha. I do enjoy the sennheiser's ,but I miss the bass of the COP. If sennheiser had deeper bass it would be one of the best all around headphones.
post #30 of 175
I own the HD280 Pro and just bought the AKG K240 Studio. My thoughts:

Wow, so much burn in change in a short time. After blasting some hardstyle through them the mid-bass really opened up and it is a warm and bright headphone to my ears. I think it's a little too bright, but I haven't burned them in enough yet. The bass really comes out though after just 3 hours of non-stop listening on day 1, and the soundstage is much better than the 280. I still prefer the more laid back sound of the 280 and the bass extension, but their HF extension isn't as good. For some reason, metal guitar sounds amazing on the AKGs though and that's what I'd use them for, a second opinion after tracking with the 280s.

Comfort is weird. I find the ear cups just not quite large enough and I end up tucking part of my upper earlobe into the cups. Really debating on whether I should return them but their sound has some seriously sweet mids and upper mids so I don't really want to lol

Anyone else find the K240s overly bright? There is a peak at 10K after looking at FR plots from multiple sites, I'm aware and I can definitely hear it. Just curious if that's going to smooth out any further over burn-in time.

Relatively new here, hopefully all my terminology is spot-on.
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