Headphones: AKG K240s VS K240DF vs Beyer DT990pro

Discussion in 'Monitoring' started by burn000, Dec 8, 2004.

  1. burn000

    burn000 Guest

    is there a difference in the sound of the k240df and k240s?
    I want to buy mixing headphones, somebody i know who run a good studio for years suggested me beyer dt990pro, but they are a bit over my budget, how do they sound different than the k240 ? do they really worth saving up?

  2. David French

    David French Well-Known Member

    Jun 19, 2002
    I don't know the Beyers, but the K240S is a little too bright to be realistic.. at least to my ears. The DF is a bit more natural, but the bass in both isn't quite realistic as it seems to be lacking compared to speaker playback. They are both excellent sounding headphnes IMO. I have my doubts that there is a pair in the world that are realistic enought to mix on, even in the frequency domain alone, but I haven't heard all that many, so...
  3. inLoco

    inLoco Active Member

    Jul 25, 2004
    i agree with dave!
    i have a k240df and when i mix with them the bass frequencies are way different than the result in speakers! i've came to learn the differences between! this sound great! but they're not that realistic!
  4. AudioGaff

    AudioGaff Well-Known Member

    Feb 23, 2001
    Silicon Valley
    Yes. but you may not be able to hear the difference. The 240DF are the same but are tested to tighter tolerences. All those that fail the tighter testing become regular 240 headphones. I have both and have them for more 15 years and the difference is subtle. I really like them both and have become so used to them that I can even mix with them with very good results.
  5. zemlin

    zemlin Well-Known Member

    Sep 4, 2004
    Indianapolis, IN
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    "Bright" is not how I would describe the K240s. I actually consider them a bit on the dark side - granted the other headphones I often wear ARE bright (Grado SR80). I tried Sony 7506s when I bought the AKGs and they were WICKED bright - harsh.

    The K240s work well for me as honest cans for monitoring.

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