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AKG K 340
5.8 out of 10

AKG K 340

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Overall 9
9.0

Expert Review

head-fi.org
5 September 2009
  • Summary: I normally don't write long or extensive reviews, but this product has really exceeded my expectations! I recently bought a pair of NOS AKG K340 headphones from a Headfi member in Austria. Thanks JeckyllAndHyde!
  • Pros: [With screen mod]: Exceptional detail, open soundstage, excellent instrument separation, excellent dynamics, speaker-like sound, a pleasure to hear!
  • Cons: Sort of uncomfortable, bass weaker than I like, hard to drive properly, mids/bass slightly slower than the treble., slight incoherence of mids/highs.
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

head-fi.org
5 September 2009
  • Summary: It's time for another review that I've been sitting on for a while. Writing a review of a vintage headphone is difficult at the best of times, and there are some strange features of the AKG K340 that are even more difficult to deal with.
  • Pros: musical, fun, stunning treble, no fatigue, forgiving
  • Cons: Requires monster amp, not especially detailed, a bit slow, slightly muddy bass, each pair is a bit different.
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Overall 10
10

Expert Review

head-fi.org
5 September 2009
  • Summary: When I first began my career, I was looking for some inexpensive but good quality headphones for my personal reference. The K340`s were less expensive than the cream of the crop at that time, the Staxx system with the discrete amp, etc.
  • Pros: Long life, used in both studio, live sound, and for fun
  • Cons: after buying them new in 1987, the foam is a little worn, wire tension on the pods is a little loose
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Overall 9
9.0

Expert Review

head-fi.org
5 September 2009
  • Summary: I bought the AKG K340 Electrostat-Dynamic System twice. The first pair was very worn out and sounded weird so I sold them after a while. I bought the second pair from Ebay, and this one sounded very different. I used the first pair with the Beta 22 amp which really struggled to drive it properly.
  • Pros: Detail, Deep Soundstage, Smooth Highs, Clarity, Transparency, Excellent Instrument Seperation
  • Cons: Heavy, Difficult to Drive, Bass Not Very Detailed, Several Version Don't Sound the Same
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Overall 9
9.0

Expert Review

head-fi.org
5 September 2009
  • Summary: This a great cans , but very hard to drive. Vocals never sounded so clear and articulate, bass is good , but not great.
  • Pros: very articulate can with great mids
  • Cons: good but not great detail
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Overall 8
8.0

AKG K 340: iPhone/iPod Accessory Review

iPhone World
5 November 2009
  • Conclusion: 8/10 Tags: Accessory , app , earphones , headphones , iPhone , OS , review
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Overall 7
7.0

AKG K 340 headphones

Pocket Lint
17 September 2009
  • Conclusion: For a while now our favourite headphones have either been the Etymotic hf2's or the Philips SHE9850 as both deliver a brilliant sound quality and fit. Unfortunately for AKG, the K 340 earphones don't come up to scratch and therefore we can't recommend them over those two sets.
  • Pros: Volume slider, if you can get a good fit they sound great
  • Cons: Loose in the ear, hard to tell the R and L sides apart, lots of sound leakage
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AKG K 340

Audio
26 June 2009