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KRK launch new KNS 8402 headphones at £109/$149

KRK has launched two new headphones, the KNS 6402 and the range topping $149 KNS 8402, matching the price of industry favourite M50x from Audio-Technica at $149.

Stock currently looks low across UK retailers and Bax Music is listing at a 22% discount.

KRK says “KNS 8402 headphones provide an accurate listening experience in a highly durable package that is perfect for a variety of uses. The closed-back, circumaural design provides up to 30 dBA of isolation, which significantly reduces headphone bleed into the microphones when recording. The form-fitting, memory foam pads mean you’ll be able to wear them for hours without fatigue, too”.

The side by side spec comparison is listed below.

KNS Series ComparedKNS 6402KNS 6402KNS 8402KNS 8402
ConfigurationClosed Back, CircumauralClosed Back, Circumaural
System TypeDynamic HeadphonesDynamic Headphones
Cable2.5 M, (8.2 FT), 99.99% OFC Detachable2.5 M, (8.2 FT), 99.99% OFC Detachable
Ear Cushion TypeAcoustic Cellular FoamAcoustic Memory Foam
Headpad FinishLeatherettePremium Leatherette
Nominal Headband Pressure4N (Based on Average Head Size)4N (Based on Average Head Size)
Ambient Noise IsolationUp to 26 dBAUp to 30 dBA
Tranducer40mm Neodymium40mm Neodymium
Nominal Impedance36 ohms36 ohms
Frequency Response10Hz – 22kHz5Hz – 23kHz
Sensitivity (1MW)95 dB SPL97 dB SPL
Calculated Max SPL122 dB SPL124 dB SPL
ConnectorGold-Plated Stereo 1/8″ (3.5mm)Gold-Plated Stereo 1/8″ (3.5mm)
Volume ControlN/ADetachable/Replaceable Low-Profile Inline HQ Control
FinishBlack Impact Resistant PlasticBlack Impact Resistant Plastic
Dimensions3.7″ (94mm) X 10.5″ (268mm) X 9.6″ (245mm)3.7″ (94mm) X 10.5″ (268mm) X 9.6″ (245mm)
Weight0.44 lb (0.202 kg)0.54 lb (0.247 kg)