The AKG K141 MKII and the AKG K240 are both professional headphones designed for use in either the studio or at home. Both models are a similar style and have similar features, so how do you know which ones are better?
We have looked at the key features of both the AKG K141 MKII and the AKG K240 to see which headphones we think are the better ones.
The AKG K141 MKII features leatherette padded ear cushions that can be switched with the included velvet ear cushions, for a personalized fit and they sit on your ears. The AKG K141 MKII also features a lightweight leatherette self-adjusting headband.
The AKG K240 is a lightweight set of headphones with leatherette padded ear cushions and a self-adjusting, leatherette headband. The ear cushions on the AKG K240 headphones will sit over your ear, instead of on your ear, allowing for less pressure when you’re wearing them for extended periods of time.
The AKG K141 MKII features 30 millimeter transducers which will give you accurate audio and a wide frequency range. The frequency range on the AKG K141 MKII is between 18 and 14,000 Hz and it has a sensitivity of up to 114 dB.
The AKG K240 also has large 30 millimeter transducers and can deliver accurate sounds for audio monitoring as well as accurate bass. The AKG K240 has a frequency response rate of between 15 and 25,000 Hz and has a sensitivity rating of up to 104 dB.
Both the AKG K240 and the AKG K141 MKII are semi-open back headphones, giving you a more open and acoustic sound. Both headphones benefit from having replaceable parts, meaning you can extend the life of your headphones.
The AKG K240 and the AKG K141 MKII both feature detachable cables, so you can easily switch to a cable that’s more suitable for your audio equipment or environment. With both sets of headphones you can easily wear them on one ear or both, as the headbands swivel to allow for a more personalized use.
Both the AKG K240 and the AKG K141 MKII are designed to be used with high end audio equipment and will work well in a professional studio setting. Both headphones benefit from having a low impedance rating of 55 ohms, meaning you can also use the headphones with portable audio devices without requiring a separate amp.
Each set of headphones comes with a 3.5 millimeter jack cable with a 6.3 millimeter adapter so you can easily switch between devices. With the over ear design of the AKG K240 less audio will escape from your headphones than with the AKG K141 MKII, making them better for traveling.
After looking at the features on both the AKG K240 and the AKG K141 MKII we think the better headphones are the AKG K240. Because of their over ear design they are more comfortable for wearing for long listening sessions.
The AKG K240 also has a wider frequency range, producing higher quality audio than the AKG K141 MKII.
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