Summary: Speakers and Headphones are as most know a judgement call. some love them others would not even try them. The AKG 240 is very well constructed. Impressive! However for my very good hearing not my pick. Not that they are bad just that others work better for me. The MDR-V150 @ $14 on the web was outstanding in the 160 CW contest with the IC-7800. You must learn to wear them over and above the ear like Military style to balance tonal levels.
Summary: I bought these 4 months ago, they now don't work properly and I'm waiting to send them off for repair. I was really excited for these, as they were my first audiophile headphones. I bought these of a proper retailer. After I opened the packaged, something didn't look right. They didn't have the quality look to them as the pictures and videos I saw, they looked fake. I compared them to the pictures and they looked slighty different.