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post #76 of 257
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Originally Posted by KlarkKentThe3rd View Post

Sonic Sense Pro Audio. Check for yourself on their soundcloud.
oh that's interesting. They have binaural recordings of headphones! That's very cool for getting a rough feel for a headphone.
post #77 of 257

I like Sonic Sense,  helped me decide on the k240.

post #78 of 257
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I like Sonic Sense,  helped me decide on the k240.

You must be me. I listened to their library for hours before deciding on a sub 100$ (°_°)phone. K240S fit the bill. And the "no treble dip" criteria.

post #79 of 257
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I ordered MkII because II, and 2 is ALWAYS better than one, right? Merely a day after it was shipped, I learned of the treble problem, and had them shipped back. Got Studios instead, and those do not have the issue.

I've been using mine without an amp mostly (because aside from my speakers I cannot afford one at the moment), for a month. And I must say, the sound gets B++ or A- with just my laptop audio-out.

Judging from what I listened to (sadly, never owned), A+ would go to Senn HD800 and such, A for AKG K702 and B for Koss clip ons (forgot the number).

A friend of the family promised to lend me one of his amps for a while, and I cannot wait. 


As for "experience" as in wisdom, I learned that they require one month of active listening to break in.

Actually both the Studio and MKII sound exactly alike, I owned both. Both have the treble spike. The MKII just has more accessories with it. The treble spike can be tamed on the K240 though and it's prominence depends on the system.
Edited by kman1211 - 5/25/14 at 10:30pm
post #80 of 257
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Actually both the Studio and MKII sound exactly alike, I owned both. Both have the treble spike. The MKII just has more accessories with it. The treble spike can be tamed on the K240 though and it's prominence depends on the system.

Can you prove that they have the same drivers? Is there proof?

post #81 of 257
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Can you prove that they have the same drivers? Is there proof?


They seem to have slightly different driver numbers from the service documentation on AKGs website, but given how they sound basically exactly the same side by side, the difference is more in better driver matching and slight difference in driver quality, which the MKII will have the slightly better measuring drivers in them due to it being the more expensive model. It's like how the K702 Annies have better matched drivers than the K702 which offers a tad better sound(may not even be audible) from the driver itself but the actual sound signature of the driver is the same, which is testable by using the same pads on both headphones. The driver(called capsules by AKG some reason) number on the AKG K240 Studio is 2606B0002 and is 2606B0003 or 2606B0005 for the AKG K240 MKII


Edited by kman1211 - 5/25/14 at 11:27pm
post #82 of 257
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They seem to have slightly different driver numbers from the service documentation on AKGs website, but given how they sound basically exactly the same side by side, the difference is more in better driver matching and slight difference in driver quality, which the MKII will have the slightly better measuring drivers in them due to it being the more expensive model. It's like how the K702 Annies have better matched drivers than the K702 which offers a tad better sound(may not even be audible) from the driver itself but the actual sound signature of the driver is the same, which is testable by using the same pads on both headphones. The driver(called capsules by AKG some reason) number on the AKG K240 Studio is 2606B0002 and is 2606B0003 or 2606B0005 for the AKG K240 MKII

According to Sonic Sense, back when there were the same sample files for both models (two months ago), I could hear a clear difference.

 

I guess we should just wait until they update the sample file for Mk II.

post #83 of 257
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Originally Posted by KlarkKentThe3rd View Post
 

There is a gap somewhere in the lower treble, which makes higher trbl fatiguing and ear-piercing. Somehow it is only on Mk II. I say it was less of a defect and more of a derp on AKG's part.

 

Also, unrelated to your post, but related to the thread. I tried amping my k240S with my Bose speakers, and it worked. I even did half of the burning in on them. Big problem – it changes the sound for the worst, as well as making the bass too bloated and taking away 75% of the imaging, making the sound almost mono.

 

So, the question is: what is wrong with my speakers and why cannot Bose build them to not alter the signal?

 

These are really sensitive to source as I posted earlier actually with my findings on using a headphone out of a receiver with and without a FiiO E6 which "corrected" the sound, strangely. What about other headphones with your Bose?

 

Also, lower treble gap? I can hear that with the Studio even. The MK II is supposed to sound the same as the Studio. Weird.

post #84 of 257
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According to Sonic Sense, back when there were the same sample files for both models (two months ago), I could hear a clear difference.

I guess we should just wait until they update the sample file for Mk II.

I wonder if they used different amps on the two headphones, or used the velours on the MKII. Because the headphones sound identical with the same pads. The extra set of velour pads are brighter and sound different than the pleathers.
post #85 of 257
Anyone takers for a test? http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B008YOFSA6/ref=mp_s_a_1_96?qid=1401127359&sr=8-96&pi=SL75
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post #87 of 257

 

Got the MKIIs , I can't believe how great they sound with rock , quite clean and not lean...for rock they destroy my 702s , love them so far ! 

post #88 of 257

Yes they are awesome with rock.  I am still trying to decided whether to get the Q701 or get the K612 PRO.  

post #89 of 257
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Yes they are awesome with rock.  I am still trying to decided whether to get the Q701 or get the K612 PRO.  


A friend of the family (the one who lent me his tube amp for a week) owns a pair of K701. That (°_°)phone lacks bass big time. K240S will deliver the missing bass the K701 sadly lacks.

post #90 of 257
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Originally Posted by MrTechAgent View Post
 

 

Got the MKIIs , I can't believe how great they sound with rock , quite clean and not lean...for rock they destroy my 702s , love them so far ! 


Can you tell me about the sound? I heard from a somewhat reliable source that this particular model has an large, audible dip, somewhere in the lower treble, that makes them fatiguing to listen.

 

It was for this reason that I got Studios instead. Can you verify if there is, or isn't, such a problem?

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