Besides the obvious difference of the detachable cables on the K240 MKII , what is the difference between these two exactly? Is there any difference in sound (given they appear to have the same driver) or comfort? And of course, can K240 MKII's be obtained thru Headphonic?
ASUS Xonar One -> Shure SRH440 / Pioneer HDJ2000 / Numark Red Wave / Koss KSC75 / Sony MDRCD280 / Logitech UE350 / AKG K240 MKII / more soon
Last time we could get the 240 it was around the same price as the 242 and the last time I listened to them side by side I recall the 242 being the better sounding, although I would have liked it if they'd improved the efficiency a little. I'd have to get my hands on al old 240 to do an accurate comparison. I think it's pleather pads on the 240 as well, rather than the velour the 242 has.
The Akg K240 MKII still exists. The difference between the both is:
The K240mkII is targeted for professional use in the studio. These cans tend to be as flat as possible (no colouring). Which is a good thing in the studio. (the same thing with studio monitors vs hifi speakers)
The K242HD is targeted for consumer use. These phones have more colouring what is more pleasent to listen to. If you want headphones for listining to your HiFI set I would recommend the 242HD.
I own the 240MKII for in my studio. and am verry happy with it. They fit perfect and sound really good. One little note. The phones have an high impendance. So you can't play them as loud as lower impendance cans.