SOLD: Before I tell you about these ultra-cool headphones, please know that when I found them: they were not working, various parts had been damaged and there was a major rip in the headband. However, the company is legendary in the audio business, the design of these cans is unique and I believe that repurposing them preserves an iconic piece of audio history.
AKG was founded in Vienna, Austria in 1947 and over the years has earned a stellar reputation in the industry. As a leader in audio technology, AKG’s microphones and headphones have enjoyed a long history on tour and in studio with international musicians such as Frank Sinatra, Eric Clapton, Peter Gabriel, Stevie Wonder, Aerosmith, the Rolling Stones, Rod Stewart, Anastacia, Eros Ramazzotti, Kanye West and Simply Red. In 1994 AKG became a part of Harman International Industries, Inc.
These DJ-style, AKG K240 Sextett headphones with their semi-open design is the original 1975 version of the K240 which has had multiple updated versions. In addition to technological differences, the Sextett is easily identified by its unique perforated headband.
After much cleaning and a little re-design, the cosmetics of these headphones are very good. As shown in the photos, the “R” button denoting the “right ear cup” has a piece missing. And although there was damage to the lower buttons on both cans, I have flipped them to their “good sides” for a very clean appearance. The center, raised insert on the front of the earcup still moves freely, as originally intended by the manufacturer.
Repurposed as catchall hooks, these headphones have been given a new life. Use them near the front door to catch keys; in the kitchen or powder room for hand towels; in your dressing room for jewelry; or perhaps in your office as the perfect place to hang your 21st century headset. (These are not the type of hooks that would accommodate big heavy coats.)