SOLD: AKG-240 Sextett (middle period) - refurbished
Will Ship To: CONUS
I have been accumulating headphones (again), so am rationalizing the collection (again).
This AKG-240 Sextett (middle period) I bought from a user on this site...link to the posting below. This contains the list of upgrades that were done. Price includes shipping in CONUS and paypal fees.
x 120 hours of burn in
x all unit has been taken apart, and deeply cleaned
x brand new plastic parts
x a brand new leather headband (+gratis DIY headband for a better comfort)
x a brand new rubber loop (+gratis one with a little cosmetic defect)
x brand new Gotham GAC-3 cable for a better SQ
x also a brand new Neutrik NP3CBAG 6,3 Jack
x a pad modded earpad for a better comfort (http://www.head-fi.org/t/330657/akg-k240-pad-mod)
I am not an expert on the Sextett, but they seem to me to be nicely refurbished - in excellent condition, and with a high quality cable and larger neutrik plug.
I have been listening to this phones quite a bit recently, including using the headphone demonstration tracks on hdtracks (the 'Open Your Ears' album). It dealt very nicely with virtually all the tracks, to my way of hearing anyway.
My overall assessment was good bass, clear and good quality mids, with rolled off high frequencies - which seems in line with the other opinions I have heard. Overall, I have enjoyed listening to them, but prefer more room on the high frequency side, so making these available now.
They also need an amp BTW - I ran mine through a Fiio E9K, and the volume was more between 50-75% around on dial, depending on the source level.
Edited by iano - 11/13/12 at 8:23pm