Koss Porta Pro
We've long been a gigantic fan of these little open-back 'earpad' (on-ear) style headphones for listeners wanting a compact, good-sounding upgrade for portable and mobile use. The sound remains simply unmatched at this price and the Porta Pro conveniently fold into a compact and sturdy little bundle for storage or transport. HeadRoom is a true Koss-authorized dealer so your purchase comes complete with their outstanding 100% manufacturer's lifetime warranty!
- Likely the best sound quality in category at this price!
- Open-back earpieces lets you remain aware of your surroundings.
- Excellent choice for gym, jogging and active-use
- Conveniently rolls up & clips into small bundle for transport & storage
- Killer Koss LIFETIME manufacturer's warranty
What's In The Box:
- 1/4" stereo plug adaptor
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These could just still be our favorite '$50-and-under' headphone. The Koss Porta-Pro are a killer-sounding portable headphone at a very strong price. Matter of fact, picky headphone afficionados universally declare the Koss can actually sound better than some mobile headphone designs costing twice the price. If you have an iPod, iPad, MP3 player, laptop/PC computer, tabletop radio, portable CD/DVD/MiniDisc player, WalkMan or other portable audio device, these little cans will perform wonderfully for all music genres. The Porta-Pro likely remain amongst the clearest-sounding & best musically detailed mobile headphones suitable for all your portable audio needs. Moreover, that sweet Koss manufacturer's lifetime warranty sure doesn't hurt any; If you accidentally break 'em or if the speaker drivers decide head south in a few years, Koss will repair or replace the headphones as long as you keep the original 'Koss authorized dealer' receipt -- like the one you'll get from HeadRoom!
The long-running Koss Porta-Pro product design is pretty unique in the category: Two small pads on the sides of the Porta-Pro headband allow the headphones to rest simultaneously on your ears and cushion on the sides of the head, giving these headphones an extremely secure feel in active applications like during heavy exercise or gym work. The earpieces collapse inward and the headband ingeniously curls up to clip at each end, allowing the cans to fold down quite small for storage or travel. The Porta-Pro's 'Y'-type cord is connected at each earpiece by a short straight-type 4.5ft cable and the cord terminates to a 1/8" (3.5mm) mini-plug jack. A full-size 1/4" plug adapter is handily included in the Koss package. Lifetime Koss warranty -- oooh, yeah!
- Sensitivity: 101 dB/mW
- Manufacturer Warranty: Lifetime warranty
- Headphone Type: Earpad
- Connector Type: 1/8
- Weight: 2.5 oz.
- Impedance @ 1kHz: 60 Ohms
- Detachable Cable: No
- Cord Length: 4 ft. (1.2 m)
- Cord Type: Straight Y
- Ear Coupler Type: Earpad
- Driver Type: Dynamic
- Acoustic Seal: Open
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Posted by Samuel J from Chicago, IL on 2013-01-14
Recommend Product: Yes
Pros: Design, Price, Warranty, Fun
Cons: Bass-Heavy Sound, Style
The osund is much more bass-heavy than the KSC-75's. I'm still tinkering with my player's EQ to dial them in, though. I have burned them in before using them, so I think that once I create a good EQ preset, I'll be looking forward to a long life with the PP's. With a lifetime warranty, I can be patient with dialing them in. If only Sennheiser did that...
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Posted by grizzly from Denver, CO on 2012-09-02
Recommend Product: Yes
Pros: comfortable, good sound, great value
Cons: none to speak of
First pair is still going strong after 7 or 8 years, with a replacement set of pads, and I bought a second pair so I'd have one handy at work and one at home.
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Posted by William from Kansas on 2012-05-11
Recommend Product: Yes
Pros: Build quality, lifetime warranty, surprisingly powerful bass, value, efficiency
Cons: Listening fatigue, a little uncomfortable, bass muddles mids
They are fun to listen to, but fatigue my ears after a while because of the loud bass hump at around 100 hz. The louder bass also gives the illusion that the mids are a little muffled.
I also think that because of the headband design pressing the drivers down onto your ears, you miss a little mid and high clarity. When I hold the drivers off my ears a little bit, they sound a lot more like the KSC-75s. This particular headband design helps accentuate bass more than anything.
I would be very happy if Koss made something in between the Porta-Pros and the KSC-75s bass wise, and with a looser headband design.
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