Sound & Imaging
Having one of these as your main reference headphone is like being friends with that quiet old soul who’s intelligent but yet humble. He doesn’t draw unnecessary attention to himself, but is always there to help with sound advice (no pun intended).
The K240 mirrors this effect. The entire sound signature is calm, peaceful, and laid back while still remaining effective in what it sets out to do.
The treble is detailed and crisp, but it doesn’t get out of line or ever sound sibilant; an issue with most entry level headphones I’ve tried (even ones I really enjoy)! What does Sibilant mean?
Rather, the K240 works as a headphone you can listen with casually, or as a serious reference headphone that will easily reveal flaws in your mix that can be remedied quickly.
These are also great for just kicking back and relaxing with some of your favorite tunes.
Imagine putting on a pair of headphones and hearing music for the first time again; even with old favorites long since forgotten about. There are really only a handful of cans that do this extremely well. The K240 is definitely one of them.
In listening to old Soul and Rock music, I got a sense that I was picking up on subtle details previously unaccounted for in other headphones of the past.
It reinvigorated my love for music and made me appreciate all over again a sound that stays true to the recording. Everything is brought out so wonderfully that it’s hard not to actually smile as you’re sitting there jamming out.
This was especially true with older music like Smokey Robinson & The Miracles as well as Martha Reeves and the Vandellas. Stuff like that. It’s like the 240 was made for these genres.