Model# K242HD

K 242 HD

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Professional over-ear, semi-open studio headphones with outstanding performance and exceptional comfort.

$ 153.97 each

  • Optimized for DJ

    Conceived with DJs in mind, these headphones will have you mixing like a DJ in no time.

  • Home

    Designed and conceived for lengthy listening sessions on your home sofa or favorite chair.

  • AKG reference sound

    The ultimate, uncompromised sound quality.

"Music professionals revere AKG’s award-winning K240 Studio headphones for their outstanding performance and exceptional comfort the ideal choice for any application demanding totally uncolored sound. K242 HD semi-open headphones continue the tradition, with a super comfortable lightweight design and extra-large speakers with varimotion diaphragms for high sensitivity, wide dynamic range and high sound-pressure levels. K242 HD headphones are everything that 1,500 technology patents and 60 years of feedback from the world’s leading performing and recording artists can make them. "

Features & benefits

New iteration of a studio classic

The AKG K 242 HD high performance headphone is a must have when you desire the best personal listening experience from nearly any audio device.

High Quality Materials Create High Definition Sound

"Extra-large speakers with Varimotion diaphragms provide higher sensitivity and a wider dynamic range. Varimotion is the first technique that allows the production of a microphone diaphragm whose thickness varies along its diameter. This provides better control of the capsule resonance, reducing the need for expensive mechanical tuning resonators in the shaft to a minimum. Varimotion diaphragms can vibrate freely, providing a much crisper, cleaner sound than conventional designs.For the finest possible transmission of their wide frequency response, the K 242 HDs use a single-sided, 99%-oxygen-free cable. The hard gold-plated jack plug and contacts resist corrosion and enhance sound clarity. "

AKG reference sound

For today’s high-definition audio sources, only the best headphones will do. The K 242 HDs are the supreme step up from other high-performance over-ear headphones, delivering the best in high-output sound and frequency response from virtually any portable device, including the iPhone. They feature a semi-open design with high-end drivers that deliver supreme frequency response, with low frequencies reproduced all the way down to 15 Hz and high frequencies reproduced with dazzling clarity out past 25 kHz. They reproduce this frequency response with the best detail and dynamic range that the AKG brand has to offer. They’re also designed for high output with minimum distortion making them the ultimate upgrade for audiophiles who listen in mobile environments. You get all of the sound and none of the noise. 

Comfortable and lightweight

When you want ultimate comfort in a personal listening experience, upgrade to the stylish AKG K 242 high-definition over-ear headphones. Their luxurious, self-adjusting headband conforms to your head, while their gimbal suspension allows the headphones to sit against your ears without pinching. And, of course, the headphones use replaceable velvet-soft ear pads. These comfortable, lightweight headphones are the perfect choice for everyday use and long listening sessions. The AKG K 242 HD headphones will connect to virtually any portable audio device, including an older iPhone.

Specsheets & manuals


Audio Specifications
DriverSemi open-back headphones
Frequency Response15Hz-25kHz
Maximum Input Power200 mW
Input Impedance55 ohms
Weight240 g
AKG Easy Compare
SoundReference sound
Smartphone controlNo control option

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