Professional studio headphones

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Classic cans

The AKG K240 Studio over-ear, semi-open headphones are designed for professional applications such as mixing, mastering and playback. Their advanced 30 mm XXL transducers with patented Varimotion diaphragms deliver a wide dynamic range, increased sensitivity and high sound levels, while their semi-open design provides a solid bass range and extremely clear highs. With impressive accuracy, musicians, producers and engineers rely on the AKG K240 Studio to clearly hear mixing details, which has made these headphones a standard in recording settings. In addition to great sound quality, the headphones are extremely durable and comfortable. Not only built to withstand the demands of countless hours in the studio, their self-adjusting headband provides an ideal fit and their over-ear pads nicely envelop the ears. The AKG K240 Studio headphones also feature a professional mini XLR connector and come with a 3 meter cable and convertible jack plug for connecting portable equipment easily. Altogether, from performance and ease of use to comfort and reliability, the AKG K240 Studio is a powerful tool for production environments.

Item# 2058X00130

General Specifications

Headphone type semi-open
Max. Input Power 200 mW
Sensitivity headphones 104 dB SPL/V
Rated Impedance 55 Ohms
Detachable cable yes
Cable Length 3 m
Earpads replaceable yes

Audio Specifications

Maximum input power 200 mW
Audio frequency bandwidth 15 - 25000 Hz


Length 110 mm
Width 190 mm
Height 200 mm
Net Weight 240 g

Audio Interface

Type Stereo plug – 3.5mm (1/8-inch) with 6.3 mm (1/4”) screw-on adapter
Gender Male
Contacts 3-pin


Detachable Yes

Wearing Style

Over-ear Yes


Studio Mixing Yes
Hi-Fi Listening Yes


Not foldable Yes

Cup Style

Semi-open Yes


Foldable No
  • 1 x K240 Studio Headphones
  • 1 x 3 m cable with stereo 3.5 mm (1/8") connector
  • 1 x 6.3 mm (1/4") screw-on adapter

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K240 STUDIO is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 9.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Can’t believe these headphones are that good!!! I’m not surprised due to the facts that I’ve been working with Harmon\JBL pretty much all my life. These headphones are a testament to their commitment to quality sound. Well Done!
Date published: 2019-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for starters i compared them against the pre sonus HD7 and this AKG´s where waaaaay much better in basses, and with an audio interface they sound amazing.
Date published: 2018-11-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The standard These cans are the standard studio headphones They last forever and sound perfect
Date published: 2018-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sound I've been using the k240 as my daily driver for a while now, from gaming to video media and music. All i have is praise for the k240s. It has a great fit that doesn't bother my rather big and sensitive ears at all, I'm talking a 7 hour gaming session and forgetting I have them on. The sound is fantastic the semi open back cups give the highs Crystal clarity and provides lows with a unique timbre I hadn't been exposed to prior. If you're iffy about purchasing these due to It's low price tag which can be associated with bad quality, Don't be! I can assure you, you will be happy with your purchase.
Date published: 2018-03-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Very comfortable for long periods, resistant Design, Audio Amazingly Balanced, perfect for reference, a very very Flat Sound. Just Amazing!
Date published: 2018-02-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent sound I’m really happy about buying this headphones. The sound is clear in all ranges. They are really fantastic.
Date published: 2018-01-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great quality, not very loud without an amp. Great headphones, very awesome sound quality, I found that they don't get very loud unless I'm using an amplifier.
Date published: 2018-12-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Ol' Reliable I've purchased three of these over the course of eleven years. They're comfortable enough to wear all day, large enough to fit over my large head and ears properly, affordable, and the sound is adequate. The open back avoids fatigue altogether. "If you want to be happy for the rest of your life Never make a pretty woman your wife So from my personal point of view Get an ugly girl to marry you" -Jimmy Soul
Date published: 2018-05-21
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-is it suitable for guitar AMP will it work well ? thanks

Asked by: Rany
We would like to work with you directly to help you with your issue. Please submit a case request at https://www.akg.com/support-contact-pro.html or by dialing (844) 776-4899 and the Customer Service Team will be more than happy to assist you.
Answered by: Paul C
Date published: 2018-11-03

I have this set of earphones.  There is no cable to charge these.  Do they not have to be recharged?

Asked by: Kathy
are you kidding me? these are not beats headphones these are pro studio headphones!!!!
Answered by: not a millennial
Date published: 2018-11-15

Will these work with the Xbox one controller?

Asked by: Arkansas
I have forwarded your case to one of our AKG Pro agents who would be more than happy to assist you. They’ll be contacting you through email shortly
Answered by: JoshD
Date published: 2018-08-25

what are the differences between the 240 and the 240 mk II ?   Feel free to be technical as necessary, but I am not understanding the $100 price difference between the two since all the technical specs listed are the same.

Asked by: Mick
We would like to work with you directly to help you with your issue. Please submit a case request at https://www.akg.com/support-contact-pro.html and the Customer Service Team will be more than happy to assist you.
Answered by: Mario at Customer Service
Date published: 2018-11-20

Hi, Are there nickel in them? Best regards, Christoffer

Asked by: Christoffer
We would like to work with you directly to help you with your issue. Please submit a case request at https://www.akg.com/support-contact-pro.html and the Customer Service Team will be more than happy to assist you.
Answered by: Mario at Customer Service
Date published: 2018-10-04

Are these noise cancelling

Asked by: Jerry
No, they're not. As semi-open back headphones, the back of the cans have holes in them, effectively letting in small amounts of ambient sound for a sort of "concert" feel- you can hear the sounds of the room you're in almost as a background to whatever you're listening to. i.e, pretty much the opposite of noise canceling.
Answered by: Jackson
Date published: 2018-11-12

Are AKG K240 vegan friendly? Thank you.

Asked by: nobmu
All of our products including the AKG K240 are vegan friendly with the exception of the N90Q that uses real leather. All our other products are made with a protein or synthetic leather that is animal free.
Answered by: Steve S
Date published: 2018-10-04

what is the model # of the replacement cable for the K240 headphones?

Asked by: Ted Johnstone
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