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21. Koss PC300 MP3/CD Boombox
22. Koss PP267
$199.99 list($349.99)
23. Koss C220 DVD/Receiver Home Theater
list($69.99)
24. Koss CL1160 CD Clock Radio with
$34.94 list($49.99)
25. Koss PortaPro Traditional Collapsible
$14.94 $14.62 list($19.99)
26. Koss KTXPRO1 Titanium Portable
$18.79
27. KOSS Folding Portable Headphones
$11.12 $2.99 list($14.99)
28. Koss KSC22 Sportclip Headphones
$21.35 list($29.99)
29. Koss SportaPro Traditional Collapsible
$10.35 list($19.99)
30. Koss "The Plug" Portable Stereophones
$58.88 list($99.99)
31. Koss Pro-4AA Studio Quality Stereophone
$32.99 $24.95 list($39.99)
32. Koss SB40 Closed-Ear Computer
$599.99 list($999.99)
33. Koss ESP-950 Electrostatic Stereophone
$31.34 list($49.99)
34. Koss R-80 Studio Quality Home
$40.54 list($59.99)
35. Koss QZ-99 Noise Reduction Stereophone
$74.94 $59.88 list($99.99)
36. Koss Pro4AAT Titanium Studio /
$40.99 $34.75 list($49.99)
37. Koss QZ-5 Noise Reduction Stereophone
$16.95 list($25.99)
38. Koss UR-20 Studio Quality Home
$42.99 $38.01 list()
39. Koss HB60 Infrared Clip-On Wireless
$199.99 list($299.99)
40. Koss KS3161 Progressive Scan DVD

21. Koss PC300 MP3/CD Boombox
list price: $49.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B000079Q6K
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Koss Audio & Video
Sales Rank: 42678
Average Customer Review: 2.33 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Take computer-recorded music compilations everywhere you go with the compact, affordable PC300. The unit plays not only MP3 files burned to CD, but also mixed-mode CDs containing a combination of MP3 files and standard (PCM) CD tracks. Playback options include MP3 and CD track programming (up to 99 MP3 tracks), as well as repeat (single track, all tracks). An analog AM/FM stereo tuner lets you listen to your favorite radio stations as well. The boom box supports MP3 bit rates of 32, 64, 96, 128, 192, and 256 Kbps, as well as variable bit-rate recordings (MP3 format ISO 9660). Dynamic bass boost system (DBBS) heightens the impact of low frequencies. The player runs on six C batteries (not supplied) and includes an AC power cord. ... Read more

Features

  • Plays standard and MP3 CDs, including mixed MP3/PCM discs
  • Includes FM/AM stereo tuner
  • Dynamic Bass Boost Sound (DBBS) gives you powerful low-end sound
  • Includes repeat play (single track, all tracks)
  • Runs on 6 "C" batteries and includes AC power cord

Reviews (3)

4-0 out of 5 stars Good value on bare bones MP3 boombox.
I bought this unit for my 10 year old daughter. Pulled it out of the box, plugged in a CD burned at 52X, played perfectly, impressive sound when extra bass button pushed. I was pleasantly surprised with the sound quality, much better than I expected considering the price. I tried several different CD's with MP3's, again it played them all flawlessly. I am very happy with this unit for the price. I've heard boomboxes for over $100.00 not sound as good as this. If you expect this to be your main portable player, get real, it's only $40.00. But for what it is and what it claims to be, it offers excellent value and performance. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to buy an inexpensive boombox for a child or for the RV or cottage. If this was lost or stolen, you won't feel too badly, just buy another.

1-0 out of 5 stars Static, Motor sound, returns, headaches!
I purchased one of these on ebay. When it arrived, you could clearly hear the sound of the motor through the speakers (if you turn down the volume to zero, only the motor sound is left and it's QUITE loud. I complained and sent it back. They sent another. This time it not only has the SAME motor sound but ALSO static in the left speaker. This product is complete garbage, I've had two of them and they were both broken in the same way!
I don't know what causes the static. It sounds a little like the clipping you hear when an amplifier can't deal with the dynamic range of a song (the static is in the loud, exciting parts of music.) I would encourage EVERYONE to stay as far away from this product as possible. I'm sending this one back for a refund!

2-0 out of 5 stars ... encoder users watch out!
Picked one of these up as a bit of retail therapy (impressed by the price), and quickly regretted it. Read the part in the description about "supports MP3 bit rates of 32, 64, 96, 128, 192, and 256 Kbps" carefully... it skips and pops if you present it with 320kbps, and also possibly with 224kbps, which you will frequently find in a ...-encoded ("--preset standard") mp3.

Everything else worked flawlessly on this unit, which I can't actually say about some other MP3 boomboxes I tried out... If only it could play ALL the mp3 bitrates... I'd happily pay 1.5-2x the cost for a unit that could play the MP3 CDRWs without the skipping or other problems!

Unfortunately, this one will be going back, and the hunt will go on... ... Read more


22. Koss PP267

Asin: B00009WC2F
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Koss
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23. Koss C220 DVD/Receiver Home Theater System
list price: $349.99
our price: $199.99
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Asin: B0000632G2
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Koss Audio & Video
Sales Rank: 4756
Average Customer Review: 3.33 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

This snazzy combination DVD player and receiver turns your TV into an instant home theater with 200 total watts of power and Dolby Digital, Dolby DTS, and Dolby Pro-Logic decoder compatibility for optimal audio excitement.

Video Features
The Koss C220 200-watt DVD-Receiver Combo with Speaker System sports a multi-disc DVD player that plays MP3/CDR/CDRW discs, a 4x fast-forward and fast-reverse mode, a looping function (for repeating scenes over and over), and onscreen Active Navigation and menu control, among other features.

Audio Features
With a 50-watt subwoofer as anchor, this system features a 200-watt Dolby Digital-ready receiver, a full array of speakers for its DTS surround-sound output, a Dolby Digital 5.1 decoder, Dolby DTS, and Dolby Pro-Logic outputs. For music, the player features programmable memory and other automated features, and there's also an AM-FM tuner and 5.1, 3.1, and 3D stereo functions.

Other Features
In addition to one coaxial output, two audio inputs, one S-Video output, and two composite video outputs, this system comes with a nice little color-coordinated remote. ... Read more

Features

  • Includes a center-channel speaker, four satellite speakers, a 50-watt powered subwoofer, and a DVD player/surround receiver combo unit
  • 200 watts total power for dynamic home theater sound
  • Plays MP3/CDR/CDRW discs for full enjoyment of music and movies
  • Dolby Digital, Dolby DTS, and Dolby Pro-Logic decoding
  • Active Navigation and menu control; S-video and composite-video outputs accommodate a range of televisions

Reviews (42)

5-0 out of 5 stars Killer system for a boombox price
To start, I am very familiar with high-end home theater systems, as I've spec'd and installed systems from modest-budget systems to $16K systems. I personally own a fairly nice home theater/music system. I bought the Koss based on other customer reviews for a friend who just recently moved into a studio apartment. For approx. $..., I am truly astounded by the decent quality of the audio and video. The vocals are clear and intelligible. It performs acceptably well for those Hollywood "WOW" action scenes. Stereo playback of CD's sound far better than anything else in its price range. Can it compare to systems costing thousands more? No. But it certainly holds it's own to systems costing hundreds more. Installation was simple. After breaking open the box, I had the whole system connected and placed in 10 minutes. The connections are all well-labeled and color coded. The satellite speakers even come with threads to accept placement using any off-the-shelf universal wall-mount, which is how I setup the surrounds. Remember, this whole audio system, including integrated amp and tuner, costs less than many DVD players alone! So what are my nitpicks? Well, system setup of the speakers is buried in the on-unit menu system, and setting the clock is a pain because I had to dig through the manual to find the directions, which ended up being slightly confusing. As with all systems, to make the most out of its capabilities, speaker/sub placement needs to be carefully done, especially with the limited capability of the "sub" to ensure that it doesn't sound too boomy. When compared to a class higher in quality, the sound is too accentuated in the midrange, while the bass could do with considerably more articulation and the highs could be more detailed. Though overall, especially considering the price, I can't imagine a better home-theater/music system value for $.... A very surprising 5 stars!!

5-0 out of 5 stars Great product--
This unit is very easy to set up and so far has worked great. The quality is much better than I expected. I live in an apartment and it sounds great in my living room. I even have to keep the woofer at half power. I suspect it is made by the same people that make oritron dvd players, as that is what my parents have and their remote is almost exactly the same, and the onscreen menus feature exactly the same graphics. It is definitly not manufactured by koss, they must outsource or license their name for it. But it still is an excellent system. I use it for the radio as well as cd playback. However every once in a while it will skip excessively with cd's, all I do is eject it, then re-insert it and it works perfectly. My friends pioneer does exactly the same thing. No, it does not have digital inputs, and it may not impress your audiophile friends, but it definitely does the trick especially for the price. I looked at several other dvd players/surround sound systems for around the same price and the quality was definitely not up to the level of this unit. I would recommend this to anyone not wanting to shell out XXX$ for a "name-brand" system.

1-0 out of 5 stars You don't even get what you pay for
I bought this in early 2003. DVD drawer will only open with the remote. Now half of the remote functions won't work and there is no other way to access things. My center speaker stopped working (no dialogue). It is not the speaker. But the remote won't work when I try to change the mode to a different output. So is now useless.

1-0 out of 5 stars waste of money
This product worked well for a year. Now the dvd drive is dead. I wish I had spent more money on a better quality system. I purchased this product based on reviews on Amazon.com. $220 down the tubes.

3-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Audio, But OSD Lacking
This is my first home theater system. I read the reviews and purchased the Koss C220 with a good idea of what to expect. The audio output is excellent...the best my ears have ever listened to. The subwoofer has the capability to vibrate my hardwood floors and windows, but I rarely keep it that loud.

The cons... The on-screen display (OSD) is not very user-friendly. You just see a row of icons on the screen, and it is not obvious what they control. Scroll all the way to the right, and more mysterious icons appear. The same goes for the remote. This unit definitely has a learning curve. I think Koss (or whoever designed the system) used icons so the same unit could be shipped to any country and not have to change the OSD depending on the language spoken there. The elapsed time is displayed on the front of the unit, and cannot be displayed on the screen which is unfortunate. As others have mentioned, the unit is a bit temperamental depending on what you want to do. You must be in the DVD mode to insert or eject a DVD. To configure the audio, you have to be in DVD mode with no DVD in the drive. To set the clock on the display, you have to be tuned into one of the two A/V tuners. I have to dig out the manual every time to figure out which mode to be in and icon to press everytime I need to configure something.

The DVD player seems overly sensitive to any scratches on DVDs, CD-Rs, and CD-RWs. The DVD players on my computers have no problem reading the same CDs and DVDs. The speaker wires are plenty long for my small living room. The DVD unit is relatively heavy and barely slides into the shelf in my entertainment center. After using the C220 for 6 months, the CD tray needs a little help going in and out. Oh well, I mostly watch TV anyway. I purchased a display unit, so I don't have much money invested in it.

Overall, it is a excellent starter home theater system, and now I have a good idea what to look for when I upgrade. ... Read more


24. Koss CL1160 CD Clock Radio with 3-Sided Display (270-Degree Viewing)
list price: $69.99
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Asin: B00005K3LB
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Koss Audio & Video
Sales Rank: 24335
Average Customer Review: 3.83 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Equally suited to a bedroom, office, or kitchen table, the Koss CL1160 shows the time on three faces, so you can see one of its several red LED displays from almost anywhere in the room. The compact unit offers stereo CD and AM/FM radio playback and gives you a choice of waking to alarm, radio, or CD. The CL1160 is equipped with two alarms, a sleep timer, and a snooze button. ... Read more

Features

  • Top-loading CD player
  • AM/FM stereo radio
  • Dual alarms (wake to alarm, radio, or CD)
  • Headphone jack
  • Snooze and sleep timer

Reviews (6)

4-0 out of 5 stars About the size of my head (i have a big head)
First of all, the dimmer and the 270 viewing and the snazzy appearance and two alarms and what-not are all as advertised and the sound is better than I expected. The only flaw is it is a bit bigger than some similar units out there. If size is not an issue it is the best one for the price. If size is an issue you need to go to a store and actually lay hands on one, because buying them on the net you never know. There are some really small ones out there that you could, say, use while traveling, but for bedroom or office use this one looks and sounds very nice.(yes, i do sleep in my office, George Costanza style)

5-0 out of 5 stars A Great Buy!
Wow, am I impressed with this clock radio! I did about a week of researching and was planning on a Sony but then saw the reviews for this. It had all the options I was looking for without adding bells and whistles that are useless. What a plus to have 3 sided viewing also! You can see what time it is from anywhere in the room. When I got it home the first thing I did was check the sound. I was quite surprised. I could hear it through the house. Obviously it doesn't sound quite as good as a large stereo system but it really was good! No distortion on high volume. It's the perfect size and the dual alarms are great as I get up at two different times throughout the week!. I tried out the cd player and was impressed again. Another big plus if you're like me and can't sleep with any light. The clock display is NOT overpowering lights!! It has a dimmer switch. It does not light up the whole room as others I looked at. The am/fm pick up is great. Much better than what I had.

So, I would say if you've been doing a ton of research and are as confused as I was, look at the reviews - everyone is very pleased with this alarm clock (which by the way, the buzzer is very non-intrusive). Go for it - you'll be pleasantly surprised. WELL worth the money.

1-0 out of 5 stars Not an owner, but....
The above "reviews" from "an electronics fan" are, obviously and blatantly, plugs by a manufacturers representative of some sort. Give me a break. If you're not a consumer, you shouldn't be rating the products.

5-0 out of 5 stars AMAZING CD Clock Radio
Okay, here's the deal. I recently went searching for a CD Clock Radio online and I must have read a hundred reviews for various types of clock radios. I'm not sure why, but I ended up with this Koss 270º clock radio. I just got it in the mail today. I plugged it in, put in my favorite CD, and I was very impressed. I tested out the strength of the speakers and then the alarm and everything works great.

Some really cool aspects are:
-270º viewing, where you can see what time it is from all areas of the room.
-Dimmer, which lets you dim the numbers and the time.
-2 Alarm settings!!! It's great!!! I can wake up at different times on weekdays and weekends!!!

Overall, this is a great CD clock radio and don't let any other reviews fool you. The sound quality is perfect, the volume goes up high enough (I could hear it throughout my whole house), and the lights are not too bright as some other Clock radios are.

BUY IT!!!!!
YOU'LL ENJOY IT!!!
IT'S GREAT!!!!!

5-0 out of 5 stars Very Nice
This CD rado clock produces very good sound i would recommend this to anyone that wants a cd radio clock. ... Read more


25. Koss PortaPro Traditional Collapsible DJ Headphones with Carry Case
list price: $49.99
our price: $34.94
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Asin: B00001P4ZH
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Koss
Sales Rank: 721
Average Customer Review: 4.29 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

The Koss PortaPro collapsible stereophone combines high-quality sound reproduction with a unique design for the ultimate in convenience and comfort. These over-the-head headphones have a dynamic element design for deep bass performance and a frequency response of 15 to 25,000 Hz to ensure the music comes through clear and bright.

Also designed for comfort, these headphones have two adjustabletemporal-comfort zone pads to shift the pressure and perfectly balance the ear plates on your ear. The open-earphone ear plates are multipivoting and, together with the adjustable headband, allow for maximum comfort.

The PortaPros are collapsible and come with a carrying case, so it's still easy to take them with you even when you're not wearing them. A 0.25-inch adapter is included to ensure they will fit with any system.

Koss offers a lifetime warranty on its PortaPro stereophones. ... Read more

Features

  • Dynamic-element design for deep bass performance
  • Comfort Zone setting on temporal pad for comfortable, secure fit
  • Collapsible for maximum portability when listening on the go
  • Multipivoting ear plates and adjustable headband for added comfort
  • Includes convenient carrying case

Reviews (52)

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent
I am weary of having to replace the cheap headphones that came with my portable cd player every few months, as well as, the many in-and-over-the-ear replacement types that are horribly uncomfortable. Almost every pair of these cheap earphones that I have purchased have developed sound distortions after a few months. And for the brief time, when they do work, the sound reproduction sounds like you're listening to a symphony from inside a match box.
I am therefore very happy to report that these Koss PortaPro headphones fit very comfortably on my ears and head (7+1/4" hat size). (Yes, I would not recommend them for people with large heads.) Most importantly, the sound reproduction of these Koss headphones is excellent, both in sonority and clarity. In addition, I am particularly pleased with the spatial presence that the instruments on my recordings, now exhibit. "Bravo Koss!"

3-0 out of 5 stars Good sound, bad construction.
Maybe it's cause I'm spoiled by the Koss SportaPro headphones that are $10 cheaper and fold into streetstyle wear, but these just seem damned flimsy. Mind you, the SportaPros aren't much better built, but they're at least a little more functional with the same great sound quality. I expected a lot more for the $50 I spent (with shipping). They *do* have very good sound, but I feel like I'm gonna break them by mistake carrying them around in my backpack. Like having a really expensive pair of glasses in a mosh pit. My advice, if you're using these outside your home, go with the cheaper sportapros. They can go streetwear style which can be a real advantage at times and they're the same quality sound at a cheaper price.

4-0 out of 5 stars Great value and sound
I originally purchased these for use when exercizing, but they were not well suited due to the amount of external noise encountered at a gym. However they are great for any other application. The sound quality reproduced is amazing. The only negative as detailed by others is they are not the the most sturdy headset you will encounter, but for the price, I have found none better.

5-0 out of 5 stars they re fantastic
to begin i presently own a pair of sennheisers(hd 457). but my portapros.are the only headphones i take with me. to listen to my sony cd/mp3. theyre sound is as great as my senns.but theyre much lighter than the senns.plus id have a better chance at replacing the pads when they wearout.at a cheaper price.these sound great with any source of music.i use mine with my computer i like the way they fold and close.as well as other features.

5-0 out of 5 stars WOW!! Incredible Sound!!
WOW!!! Are these really supposed to be less than 40 bucks??

The sound is amazingly full, from classical to jazz to rock. Playing Elgar's Enigma Variation I could hear the distinct sound of each instrument, from the treble to bass, nothing but clean crisp sound. Chopin's piano was nothing short of heaven on these headphones. Playing some jazz saxophone, I could hear the player breath! I have never heard that in this track when I was listening to it all the previous times. Also, you can heard where each note begins and ends, even when the sax part was soft and blanketed by the accompanyment. Moving over to my favorite rock bands, again, deep bass and crisp sound.

In summary, unless you want to spend 150+ bucks on some closed and bulky headphones, you won't be able to find anything better than these headphones. And if your budget is under 50, I don't see how you can choose any other headphone. ... Read more


26. Koss KTXPRO1 Titanium Portable Headphones with Volume Control
list price: $19.99
our price: $14.94
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Asin: B00007056H
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Koss
Sales Rank: 315
Average Customer Review: 4.32 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • Frequency response 15-25,000 Hz
  • Titanium Coated High Polymer Titanium Diaphragm for Accurate Sound Reproduction
  • Foam Ear Cushions for Open Hear Through Sound
  • Volume Control on Cord for Easy Level Adjustment
  • Reliable L Plugfor Improved Durability and Reliability

Reviews (25)

4-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Headphones for the Price
For the price, these headphones can't be beat! The bass response is incredible. I know that's a big problem with a lot of portable headphones, they never have any bass (especially the ones you get when you buy a Walkman). I use these with a Sony MP3 Walkman, which has the little "sound" button on it with 2 boost settings. I tried listening to several songs with both boost settings and it actually made it sound worse with the boost (too boomy, that's the Walkman, not the headphones). Long story sort, I don't need bass boost because there's plenty of tight, clean bass without it. The highs and mids are very detailed as well. Overall, there is a very smooth response, not overly harsh.

I also really like the volume control on the cord, which makes adjusting the volume easer. I just turn the volume on the Walkman all the way up and use the cord control as my volume. Works like a charm.

These headphones of course are not perfect. They start to hurt my ears after wearing them for several hours, but I suppose that's to be expected. The ear padding isn't the best either. One more note on the bass response, I notice that I doesn't reproduce the really, really deep bass frequencies very well, but they are still somewhat auditable. Keep in mind I don't use any bass boost.

I've noticed that some people complain about these not lasting long, but I've had a pair of the KTX PRO (slightly older model, not KTX PRO 1) for about 2 years or so and they still work fine. I do take good care of them though, but I sometimes shove them in my bag to and from work and they've stood up fairly well. It would be nice if there were a case for them, but I can live without that.

Overall these are an excellent replacement for those cheep stock headphones that come with portable players and you can't go wrong with the price.

5-0 out of 5 stars These headphones Rock !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I bought these headphones for my iRiver SlimX 350. I was just amazed at the improvement in bass and power in the sound compared to the earphones that came with the player. I also bought "Sony MDR-Q55SL" becasue of its high rating on Amazon.com. But Koss KTXPRO1 is miles ahead of it. I am going to keep the Koss and Sony's gotta go .....

Follow up:
I also own Sennheiser HD-280 now which are compared to Bose's triports and quiet comfort headphones (150-300$ headphones). Sen's headphones are just great. KTX Pro 1 is about 5 times cheaper than Sennheiser but can produce "almost" comparable sound quality. I think, no other headphones in this price range will be able to produce a sound quality comparable to Sennheiser HD-280.

3-0 out of 5 stars Best Feature - Lifetime Warranty
I am going to a little comparison between the KTX-Pro and the KTX-Pro1 headphones by KOSS. There's several things I like about the KTX-PRO1 headphone. 1) Style - I think these are one of Koss's best looking headphones that they offer. The titanium color makes them look more modern than the KTX-pro or the sportpro (which I definitely think are quite, uh, quirky looking). 2) Comfort - the sling they used on the PRO1 is much more comfortable than the sling found on the PRO. This one is made our of some soft gel-like plastic as opposed to the Pro's foam sling. The Pro1 is much more comfortable when sitting on you head or when hanging around your neck when not in use.

Why I like the PRO's better - 1) Metal Headband - I think the PRO's metal headband gives it a more snug fit. I also think this produces a better sound. You notice that all headphones kind of sound better when you press them against your head? Well this is what the KOSS metal headband does. Gives you that extra volume and bass that many other's have discuss in these reviews. 2) Thicker wire - from what I can tell, the PRO1's wire is a thinner gauge compared to the Pro. Another reason why the PRO's sound is a little better. 3) Better construction - including the metal headband, the headphone brace, and even the stereo plug, the PRO just seems to stronger structurally. I have owned at least one pair of each, and found the PRO1's quality to degrade quicker. After one year of daily use, the volume control became "touchy" and the headphone braces became less effective (they would slip off the headband).

Overall, these are much better than many other headphones on the market, especially given the price and lifetime warranty. I have sent these headphones back twice and only had to pay for shipping once ($6) and they were replaced no questions asked. Both times I received them back in less than 2 weeks (shipped to KOSS headquarters in Wisconson, not Japan), in one case they were replaced with a brand new pair of headphones! So, I would say go with the PRO's over the PRO1's, or even the Sporta-Pro's. But if you are comparing KOSS to some of the other brands out there, remember that the Pro1's have the lifetime warranty. This could the deal-breaker.

5-0 out of 5 stars Best Headphones I have ever owned
I am not an audiophile, I can't get into the technical aspects of these headphones.All I can say is with these headphones I hear sounds I did not know were on CDs I have been listening to for years.I can hardly believe they can sound as great as they do, considering the price. I like the volume control on the cord also. Believe me if you buy these you will be very happy with your purchase. I always search the internet for the best deals, and I think these headphones are one of the best purchases I have Made

1-0 out of 5 stars Headphone Not working properly
I received The Koss KTXPRO1 Titanium Portable Headphones, this wek and only one side of the earphones were working. I will not bother to send it back for $15.00, instead I will throw it in the garbage and continue using my old headphones. ... Read more


27. KOSS Folding Portable Headphones KSC75

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Asin: B0006B486K
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Koss
Sales Rank: 2579
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28. Koss KSC22 Sportclip Headphones Red/Silver Finish
list price: $14.99
our price: $11.12
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Asin: B00006JILC
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Koss
Sales Rank: 1660
Average Customer Review: 3.33 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • Frequency response 60-20,000 Hz
  • Dynamic Element for Extended Frequency Response
  • Unique Sportclip Design Eliminates the Headband
  • Reliable 3.5 mm L Plug for Durability and Reliability
  • Ultra Lightweight, Comfortable, and Portable

Reviews (9)

1-0 out of 5 stars A waste of money
I bought these to run with but I'm not able to get a snug fit. I've tried to bend them to fit but no luck. They keep falling off. As with all headphones of this type the sound is not very good. I've bought much cheeper headphones with sportclip which work for the purpose of running. These do not! Atleast not for me.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good for the price, but not a superb value
I bought these to replace some Sony clipon headphones that died. For the price I got them at ($9.99), they work wonderfully. They are very comfortable, the foam is somewhat durable, unlike other brands, and they won't fall out of your ear like earbuds usually do. The clips are easily adjustable to fit however large your ear is. These headphones are also VERY portable with a small mp3 player. The red/silver combo looks very sharp and nice also.

The sound quality is good for the price, but is not very good if you are a picky audiophile. The sound is quite tinny, and you end up pressing them very far into your ear if you really want to hear the bass. Volume doesn't go very high either before becoming indistinguishable.

I've been using (and abusing) my set for about 6 months now with my Sony Discman CD player (on usually pretty high volume), and neither side has lost volume, the ear foam is still in good shape, and nothing is broken or physically or mechanically wrong with it. If you are looking for a true audio experience I would spend a little bit more and buy some better quality headphones, such as the Sony MDR-G72 collapsable behind the neck headphones.

I give these about a 3 and 1/2 stars, but since that isn't an option I'll just round up to 4 stars. The amazon price of $12 is fairly competitive.

Jared

4-0 out of 5 stars These kick!
First of all, just so you know, I am NOT an audiophile. I'm simply a person with a two-hour commute each way who likes to keep her ears busy with music and audiobooks. I recently purchased an Ipod, and, after getting tired of having the earbuds fall out, purchased these to replace those that came with the Ipod. I love them. Not being an audiophile, I would hesitate to rave about the sound, but I have had NO complaints with it whatsoever. The sound is loud enough, clear enough, and true enough, to come through richly and warmly even on a noisy bus. They don't tend to fall off (even if I fall asleep in them), and they take up no space in my already packed purse. I highly recommend these.

2-0 out of 5 stars They are ok
I bought these headphones at Best Buy expecting some good sound quality, i was wrong. First off, the bass is far too much, it drownes out all other sounds, and ruins the overall quality. Also, the clips do not fit behind the ear. There is much slack, thus they do not stay on very well. The clips also bend easy.

5-0 out of 5 stars A lot of bang for your buck
After spending mega-bucks on an new iPod, I lost the headphones that came with it. Bummer, but it did lead me to discover these little gems. First off, don't expect $70 sound out of these guys. If you are a true audiophile, spend the money to buy the headphones you really want or we'll all have to listen to your bitter bitching later. That said, I was impressed with the sound quality and the punch of the bass these headphones delivered for their low price. These are also the most comfortable earbuds I've ever tried on. The little clip slips over your ears to keep them steady while you're jogging, biking, or just bending over to tie your shoe. Conclusion? Comfort, acceptable sound quality, and super-sleek design all at a very acceptable price! ... Read more


29. Koss SportaPro Traditional Collapsible Headphones with Carry Case
list price: $29.99
our price: $21.35
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Asin: B00001P505
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Koss
Sales Rank: 1336
Average Customer Review: 4.13 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

The Koss SportaPro portable headphones offer portability, flexibility,and a headband designed to be worn either atop or behind the head. Equally wellsuited for use at work or on a jogging trail, the SportaPro's open, foam-coveredear cups allow for ambient environmental sounds to be heard, which can behelpful in a recreational environment. A mute button on the dual-entry, 4-footcord lets you tune out the music completely at a moment's notice if desired.

The SportaPro's weight is a mere 2.2 ounces, and the headphones boast afrequency response of 15 to 25,000 Hz, delivering (on paper, at least) quite abit more bass than most home speakers can. Impedance is 60 ohms, with less thana 0.2 percent distortion and sensitivity of 103 dB SPL (with a 1 mW signal).

The SportaPro stereophones are collapsible and come with a carrying case, aswell as both 0.125-inch and 0.25-inch jacks. Koss covers the headphones with alifetime warranty. ... Read more

Features

  • 15 to 25,000 Hz frequency response
  • Flexible headband design, fully collapsible
  • Mute switch for sound control
  • Includes 0.125-inch and 0.25-inch stereo plugs
  • Foam ear cushions for open sound

Reviews (52)

4-0 out of 5 stars Great Little Suckers!
I bought these phones based on the large number of very positive reviews here; I just received them, and am not disappointed.

I got them to use with my Rio 500 MP3 player, which came with unuseable Koss earbuds (the foam coverings fell off every time you put it in your ear. They were also innefficient -- not loud enough).

The Sportaphones sound excellent -- very smooth highs, efficient enough for good volume, and deep bass. My only complaint is a little overemphasis in the mid-bass, but this can be fixed with the Rio 500's EQ settings.

The Sportaphones are pretty comfortable, although I can't see ever using them in the back-of-the-head position. The spring-type band forces them against your ears which will always help bass reproduction in phones. On the down side, this could cause fatigue after long periods.

They fold up, quite ingeniously, to a very small package, and the leatherette bag plus gold connectors are nice extras. I don't know what the fuss is about their looks -- I don't think they are particularly ugly, and least on my head. I guess if you are ugly to begin with, the phones won't improve your looks! ;-)

In conclusion, they are a great bargain for the price. I hope they hold up; maybe I'll get a spare pair just in case.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good stuff
These admittedly dinky-looking headphones give surprisingly good sound. Bass is full and the rest of the frequency spectrum is nothing to sneeze at. Since statistically speaking you are like most people, you'll be plugging these into either an MP3 player full of badly-ripped, low-bitrate compressed audio tracks or else a crummy portable CD player with an extremely noisy potentiometer for a volume control. Buying better than these perfectly respectable headphones would be a waste of money.

The Sportapros fold up too, which makes them great for a coat pocket. Also, the headband can fold in such a way that the headphones look like "street-style" headphones that are oh-so-popular these days. This makes them clamp on your head a bit more, but it can't possibly be any less comfortable than any other headphones in such a configuration. I think it looks stupid that way, but hey, if that's your cup of tea so be it.

As for noise isolation, these don't offer much. If you really don't want to hear the subway along with your gangsta rap, you should be looking at a pair of noise-cancelling phones or better yet in-ear headphones such as those made by Etymotics. (The latter are a few times the price of the Sportapros on the bottom end, mind you.)

It even comes with a fake leather bag that I keep laundry money in. (Keeping a set of headphones this inexpensive in such a bag is just screaming "I have OCD!") Bottom line, this is the best pair of portable headphones you can buy for the price. They don't sound worse than the low-end Sennheisers in this price range, for example, and they are quite a bit smaller.

5-0 out of 5 stars GREAT phones, no qualifiers
I bought these on a whim. I got them... really just because I asked for a replacement pair of Sony behind-the-head phones for old ones I have. I was told they no longer carried those and the Koss Sportapro came up so I said why not. Why not?! I had no idea--these things kick (rear) all over the Sony sport/travel phones I'd been using. Excellent build quality; I really like the stout, reassuring metal band. Who said these are bad looking? I mean if you're embarrased you're wearing headphones, no phones aside from earbuds (which we all know suck) will be invisible. Anyway, in the behind-the-head position I find these perfectly stylish in an urban sort of way; I also find this position quite comfortable. I'm a bass player (and musician in general) and good bass response is absolutely critical for me--just can't hear an acoustic double bass right if the phones are no good. The Sportapro's give closed-cup studio headphones a run for their money, no joke. I was flabbergasted for days when I first got them, thinking some bubble would certainly burst any minute. No bubble burst they sound great for everything. I frequently listen to TV on these too (hifi stereo TV) and they just sound great. And another thing (:-), right now I have a couple of ear piercings (both ears) in odd places and they're both a little tender. I'm able to put the Sportapro pads exactly where I need them for comfort and great listening. Awesome product. I'm waiting to buy a second pair, just to have, you know, in case.

4-0 out of 5 stars Great headphones for the price.
These are great headphones with only one drawback.
I like the design. The ability to convert from over-the-head to behind-the-head is a nice touch. As is the stroage pouch.
Some people complain about the slightly shorter cable. But I found it just the right length when you have your player in a pants pocket.

Now, the only drawback is the slightly boomy bass. Koss went a little too far in trying to accentuate the bass. I had to adjust the EQ settings to compensate for this. Still, it's a tiny bit too much bass for my tatse. I also tried the headphones while listening to CD's. The boominess was still present, so it's not tied to the MP3 format.

But, I still recommend these headphones. With the exception of the bass response they sound as good as my $60 Grado SR60's.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great sound and very comfortable
Bought these because my Sonys could not handle the music range I listen to. I researched headphones extensively and settled with these. Im into hard rock through to classical. I enjoy letting people listen to them. I then enjoy seeing them gasp when I tell them how much I paid. I then struggle to get them back from them! All in all an ideal travel companion. Koss has my total respect. ... Read more


30. Koss "The Plug" Portable Stereophones
list price: $19.99
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Asin: B00001P4XA
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Koss
Sales Rank: 1122
Average Customer Review: 3.58 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Koss's miniature portable earphone, affectionately dubbed "The Plug,"makes use of an ear-cushion material (similar to that used in sound-blockingearplugs) that slowly expands in your ear canal to provide a custom fit andmaximum sonic isolation from external noises. A detachable, extrawide headbandmakes these Koss-termed "stereophones" easy to carry or store.

For accurate sound reproduction, these earbud-style headphones are made withoxygen-free copper voice coils and neodymium iron boron magnets. You can enjoythem with either a portable or home audio device, since both 0.125-inch and0.25-inch adapter jacks are included.

"The Plug" weighs a mere quarter ounce and has a frequency response rated at animpressive 16 to 23,000 Hz (though its unlikely you'll hear bass output anywhereclose to what you'd get from a similarly rated loudspeaker!).

Impedance is 16 ohms, with less than a 0.3 percent distortion and reasonablyhigh sensitivity of 112 dB SPL/1 mW. The straight, 4-foot cord is outfitted witha handy mute switch.

This item comes with a carrying case and a manufacturer's lifetime warranty. ... Read more

Features

  • 16 to 23,000 Hz frequency response
  • Deep bass performance
  • 8-foot cord
  • Detachable, extrawide headband for easy travel and storage
  • Includes 0.125-inch and 0.25-inch adapter jacks for home and portable use

Reviews (112)

4-0 out of 5 stars Efficient, Broad Response, Custom Fit...at least 4 stars
First, while I'm no audiophile and won't attempt to offer comments about the smooth, deep bass or crisp highs...your results may vary...I will say that I'm personally very pleased with the sound from these earbuds and find the isolation they offer is a real plus. In fact, that's partly why I bought them: Working sometimes in a very noisy environment that necessitates wearing hearing protectors, I thought it would be nice if I could turn them into headphones and at least enjoy some music while working. I've never cared for earbuds that rest in your outer ear, so prone to falling out. With the hearing protectors on over them, it was still rather easy to tug the earbug out of position. "The Plug" stays quite well put, thanks to the soft foam cushions. Away from work, the noise isolation of these stereophones continues to serve a great function, especially when travelling on airplanes or in any noisy environment.

It is the isolation offered by the ear cushions that surely attribute to their efficiency. Even low-powered headphone outputs on portable music players will likely still have all it needs to drive these plugs sufficiently for enjoyable listening. The drawback of the ear cushions is, as others have said, that they do mean you must be careful about how you position the plugs in your ears, as that will affect overall sound quality. The bass is excellent yet can become "boomy". That is why I say "your results may vary". But, for anyone willing to spend some time getting familiar with "The Plug", I think they will be happy with the sound potential provided.

Now...about the custom fit. Yes, they really do custom fit to your ear canal if you choose the appropriate size cushions from those included. However, again as mentioned, the provided cushions do not remain compressed very well while attempting to insert the plugs in your ears. Moreover, while the foam does seem to be the best I've experimented with in terms of comfort against the skin and general acoustic performance, it doesn't hold up very well over time. So, this led me to exploring for a substitute, and learning in the process what a difference in sound the type of foam makes.

As I write this, I'm wearing my plugs, modified by replacing the Koss foam cushions with some I made myself from Aearo E-A-R Classic foam ear plugs. The beauty of this approach is that as the ear plugs are designed for hearing protection, they do compress very well and hold their compressed shape longer, making it easier to insert the plugs into your ear canal, for a better and deeper fit. But, therein lies the rub...it is that more deep, secure fit that affect sound quality. My observation is that the impact is primarily upon the bass...making it even deeper and risking again a potential "boomy" quality. I'm pleased with the results I obtained from the Aearo ear plugs after trimming them down in diameter so there wasn't quite so much foam to "bulk up" in my ear. While the Aearo plugs work well and sound good, I've found an even more comfortable and better-sounding (I think) alternative in using Howard Leight Laser Lite foam ear plugs. The latter have a Noise Reduction Rating of 32 and are made of a softer, smoother-textured foam than the Aearos. I think the Aearos have a similar NRR, but they are not labeled with it.

Now, how do you go about making your own ear cushion? The approach I took was to compress one end of the foam ear plug down until it was basically flattened squarely against the other end on a flat surface. Then, holding the "pancaked" plug in place, I heated a large nail over a flame and then pierced the center of the ear plug with the tip of the nail, pushing it gently through the foam so as not to tear the foam. Rotating the nail tended to help. Once the hole was pierced through the foam to the other end, I lifted the foam off the surface and pushed the nail fully through, this also serving to tug the foam along enough that it helped it to stretch back out along the nail shaft. Once the nail cooled a bit, I slid the plug off the nail and had a rather cleanly pierced ear plug that I could then slip onto "The Plug". If the new ear cushion was too long or too thick to fit my ear well, I'd trim it down gradually with sharp scissors. In the end, I made up several pairs of cushions to interchange as I like. The Aearo plugs were rather easy to modify since the foam is stiffer and thus easier to pierce with the hot nail. But, with care, the Laser Lite plugs could also be pierced without tearing the foam and they are smaller in diameter such that I found no need to trim them, except in length. When the modified plugs are slipped over the sound delivery tube of "The Plug" earpieces, ensure the tube does not get crimped and extends fully through the cushion so as to deliver the best quality sound.

This may sound like a lot of work for such inexpensive headphones, but they are great-sounding headphones for a small price and can be customized to your own liking with a similar approach to what I describe.

When I'm not using "The Plug", I switch to my Koss KTXPRO1 Titanium headphones...another pair of excellent headphones that I don't think can be beat for the price. They too sound great and have very good efficiency, at about the same price as "The Plug". They are better-suited for an office environment where you need an open-air type earpiece to hear conversation through, rather than being isolated. The volume control on the cord is also a real convenience and is the only thing I find missing from "The Plug".

5-0 out of 5 stars music tunnels
These are the best headphones I've ever had for three reasons: I can listen to them as loudly as I want without worrying that the noise is creeping out (these create a total seal), I can block out all outside noise (which rocks on the subway), and they sound incredible. I really feel like the music is being funneled into my head where it just bounces around and doesn't bother another soul. They work just like those foamy ear plugs: squeeze them to compress them, put them in your ear, and they expand to form a snug fit. The bass is really impressive and they are really loud. For listening at work, one volume stop over 0 on my cd player is quite loud enough.

ONE MAJOR PROBLEM: And I knew this would happen when I bought them- I can't find replacement foamy things. They come with extras, but I found the extras were all different shapes and sizes, I guess so you could get the best fit. But only one set fit me and I can't seem to find them packaged solo. I'm thinking of buying some of the ear plugs and cutting a hole in the middle to slide on. That said, the one pair of foamy things has lasted me probably a year. They're getting a little funky, though.

4-0 out of 5 stars All right out of the box, great with a little work
For the price, these earbuds are great. My ears are big enough that I could usually get the buds to fit okay with the included foam pads. Having said that, as several reviewers have mentioned, it can still be a pain to get them to feel like they fit perfectly. If you're willing to do a little modification work (I know, extra work is a pain), they can be great. If not, I would guess the $40 sony's would be a nice choice, though I've not tried them personally. I'm a broke student, and the price was the major attractant for me. I did a google search for "koss plug mod", and checked out the "headwize" link (I have no idea who the guy is, I have no vested interest in his site, he just has good photos). I used cheap foam earplugs for it ($3 or so at your local drugstore), and they work great. They block out the noise (I can't hear a thing going on around me with my music on) and the sound is quite good. Plus, I can keep my volume a good bit lower, thereby saving my ears somewhat.

2-0 out of 5 stars piece of crap
they were great for about a week then the foam got all mushy and wouden't go in. my advice, save you money and get some real noise cancling ones

2-0 out of 5 stars nice but id rather something better
They worked great for about a week. Now they anger me. I want my old earbuds that hurt my ears after a few hours that need to be wrapped over my ear to stay on. It takes so much effort to sit there and attempt to scrunch the foam then you need to stick it directly in your ear in under a second (can't miss) otherwise the foam will already be expanded and push back out of your ears. I'm sorry I don't have pin point accuracy sticking objects into my ears. Let me go get a mirror.
Then once you finally succed in actually getting them in, you end up fumbling over the small cord and pulling them straight out leaving you with having to scrunch them all over again and take another 15 minutes getting pissed on trying to get them in. I would take them back if I was allowd to!!
Yea they have great sound but the foam just stinks. It's to much troubly trying to get them in my ears. However if you have huge ears, these could be for you! ... Read more


31. Koss Pro-4AA Studio Quality Stereophone
list price: $99.99
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Asin: B00004Z7G9
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Koss
Sales Rank: 1551
Average Customer Review: 4.29 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

The Koss Pro-4AA stereo headphones were built with studio and broadcastuse in mind. Closed-ear cushions provide excellent isolation and bass, whilehigh and low sounds come in clear due to its 10 to 25,000 Hz frequencyresponse.

The Pro-4AA includes microphone mount hardware, 0.25-inch plug, and a coiled,single-entry 10-foot cord. ... Read more

Features

  • 10 - 25,000 Hz frequency response
  • Closed ear cushions for maximum bass and isolation
  • Includes microphone mount hardware
  • 10 foot cord
  • .25-inch plug

Reviews (24)

5-0 out of 5 stars Hands down bang for the buck winner!!!
I just got these headphones today and have been trying them out with various applications in my studio. I was impressed and actually surprized by the sonic quality of these things. The bass response was nice & tight and the mids & highs were pleasant. I think it is hilarious that some of the reviewers don't dig the retro appearance. These days, retro is cool and why mess with a good thing. Who are you trying to impress anyway.

As a teenager, these were the headphones to get, but I could not afford them and had to settle for a pair of Pioneer SE205's. What a thrill it is to finally purchase something that I always wanted as a youth!!

I have seen the complaints about the weight and yes they are heavy, but I think that is the trade off for having cans that will block out most of the external noise and sound this good. I'll just have to get used to them. (so will the other guys in the band since I purchased 4 sets)

If you are looking for a great set of studio headphones that won't break the bank, don't hesitate to buy the Pro4AA's.

4-0 out of 5 stars Studio Drummer: These are great !!
These are perfect for my application. I am a studio drummer who mixes 4 drum mics through a Macke 1202 VLZ Pro and the recording I am to play with. I use the output of this mix through these great headphones for perfect playing balance. The fact that they eliminate most of the actual ambient sound of the drum set and allow me to here the mixed output of the drums and recording (only) make them well worth the price. They have a great bass response as well as mid and highs and are perfect for me to establish a feel as if I am playing with the recording live.

The only negatives I can come up with are that they are heavy and adjustments of the position of the speakers on my ear are limited and cumbersome. Also, they will cause your ears to sweat after a long session and if your ears are sensitive to this you must let them breathe.

However, there must be tradeoffs, and the quality of these phones well outway the negatives. Don't buy them to jog with. They are not meant for that. However; if you want to emerse yourself into the music without outside sound interruptions these are the headphones for you. You can hear things you will never hear through your speaker system with these phones.

5-0 out of 5 stars Koss Pro4aa
Superb! Sturdy construction, great sound, a great value. Much better quality than Bose, Sony or Sennheiser.

5-0 out of 5 stars It was a blessing disguised as a curse.
Initially, I had accidently ordered the 4aa, but once it arrived I put it on and have never heard Bjork so clearly. If your on the fence about these, Get 'em!

5-0 out of 5 stars A once in a lifetime deal
As other reviewers pointed out, these are real heavy and there's deffinately an adjustment period. Once you get past this, you realize that your getting better sound than your friend's Senns and Sony's that they had to pay HUNDREDS of dollars more for. As good as they sound out of the box, they continue to deliver even crisper trebble and deeper bass after about 100 hours of listening. The frequency range is enormous, not that anyone can hear down to 10 hz anyway. Despite being heavy, they're not uncomfortable, assuming that you're not doing anything else besides litening to music. Some sound does bleed through but its proabably a lot less than whatever headhones you're using now. ... Read more


32. Koss SB40 Closed-Ear Computer Headset with Microphone
list price: $39.99
our price: $32.99
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Asin: B00005ML7T
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Koss
Sales Rank: 5786
Average Customer Review: 3 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Enjoy quality sound and hands-free talking at your computer with the SB40 computer headset from Koss. The closed-ear headphone, or stereophone, as Koss calls it, blocks sounds from within the earcups and without, maximizing privacy and intelligibility. The boom microphone offers a pickup pattern that rejects off-axis sound, so the parties on the receiving end of your calls will hear your voice and little else from your mic. Smooth leatherette cushions and the headband's adjustable, cloth sling and provide comfort during extended use, while the headset's straight, 9-foot cord grants ease of movement at a good-sized radius from your work station.

What's in the Box
Headphones, data sheet. ... Read more

Features

  • Koss stereophone with dynamic microphone for hands-free communication from your personal computer
  • 20 to 20,000 Hz frequency response; closed-ear leatherette cushions offer maximum isolation of sounds within and without
  • Dynamic microphone for optimized pick up pattern (rejects off-axis sound)
  • Adjustable, cloth sling and headband provide comfort during extended use
  • Straight, dual-ear, 9-foot cord

Reviews (5)

2-0 out of 5 stars Nice but
Good clean loud if necessary sound but the headband is somewhat difficult to adjust plus the major flaw is the microphone. The mic doesn't seem to be amplified at all, low quality, whatever I had to adjust the Mic input to the max in XP to get it to pickup anything. Also I took apart the mic as well, the design is somewhat off, foam covering glued on one side, the other side had a removable foam filter covering the mic. The problem I notice was the foam was compressing the mic preventing it from picking up sound very well. I left the foam piece out. & after putting it back together the mic performance was fine. But be aware the mic signal seems to be pretty low. I tried running the mic through a Belkin KVM with nothing but static being picked up. With the mic hooked directly to the sound card along with the modifications it worked ok.

2-0 out of 5 stars Uncomfortable...microphone, decent sound
Uncomfortable, below average microphone, decent sound...
Bass and treble is decent, but nothing extraordinary.
These headphones are BIG and the headband can be a bit uncomfortable -- especially after long use.
The microphone [is bad]. I played a few PC games using these headphones and almost no one could hear what I said (yes, all my PC settings were correct).

I wouldn't recommend these headphones. Look elsewhere.

3-0 out of 5 stars not bad, not great
these are pretty normal. The mic works great. By looking at the headphones you'd think that they'd be killer for multimedia and have a lot of bass and stuff. They don't. Even though they're huge, their pretty comfortable and they've got decent volume. The cord is long which is important when they have to reach behind your computer so you don't have your forhead pressed to the monitor.

4-0 out of 5 stars Great sound, mediocre microphone
...This is exactly what I was looking for in a gaming headset. It has the big stereo headphone type earpieces, and a mic to boot. I steered away from the Plantronics headsets only because of the small earpieces that push on your ears. If you play games for as long as I do, it doesn't matter how soft the earpieces are... if they rest on the cartilidge of your ear, you're going to get uncomfortable. These Koss SB-40 headphones rest around your ears creating an all day comfortable feel. They isolate outside sound better than any other headset I've used, and they have far superior sound to any *computer headset* I've used.

The only drawback is this. They are about as good as you come on sound for computer headsets, but the microphone leaves plenty to be desired. While the mic isn't horrible, it definitely doesn't perform as well as the higher end Plantronics headsets. The sound that is produced is exceptionally tinny, or muddy... much like a poor quality MP3 file. Not that you can't understand what is being said... it's just not as crystal clear as some headsets. The microphone is plenty sensitive, and is still better than the mic on a (lower priced) headset.

All in all for the price, this is an awesome headset. You can play games all day long without discomfort to your ears. In game chat is made easy. I would recommend this headset over the Plantronics line anyday, just for the sheer comfort it provides. I wish I could rate it 4.5 stars, because it warrants more than 4, but not quite 5.

If you're looking for the best sound and rarely have need for a microphone stick with stereo headphones and a table top mic. Sennheiser makes the best. Even their worst is better that most companies best. Good luck, see you in CS, or in BF1942. {NOC}DynaGlide.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good performance at a reasonable price
The SB40's over-ear cushions fit well, and are comfortable over eyeglasses. The mic adjusts easily and stays put. The wide strap headband is separate from what appear to be a pair of spring steel headband wires, giving a precise positioning of the earpieces without sitting on the tops of your ears or cutting into the top of your head. The 8' cord gives surprisingly greater freedom than the 5' that usually comes with the El Cheapos.

Acoustically, the phones have good sensitivity, able to achieve ear-splitting volume levels from my SB Live before noticeable distortion. Particularly noticeable is the very clean, honest bass which should make both gamers and amateur musicians happy.

On the downside, the SB40's split "cowboy hat" cord gets twisted easily, quickly snugging up around your chin. The clothespin headband adjusters are a little hard to set precisely but when you do get them set, they stay put. The mic is a little less sensitive than some, needing to be positioned right next to the mouth to get good volume from non-boomy voices.

All in all, the SB40 appears to be well-built, and offers a good balance of comfort and performance for both multimedia and communications at a reasonable price. ... Read more


33. Koss ESP-950 Electrostatic Stereophone
list price: $999.99
our price: $599.99
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Asin: B000056ULH
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Koss
Sales Rank: 20144
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Audiophiles seeking the best headphones money can buy should definitely consider the Koss ESP-950 electrostatic stereophone. The headset uses state-of-the-art electrostatic transducers rather than the fiber cone drivers typically used in headphones and loudspeakers. These transducers operate on currentless electrostatic charges with push-pull capacitor plates to induce movement in an intervening, low-mass, semiconductive diaphragm. That's a technical way of saying that these ear pieces are highly sensitive and very responsive to minute fluctuations in audio, rendering your music with delicacy and warmth, and with microdynamics--tiny fluctuations in the musicians' output level--intact. The stereophone uses a soft, vinyl closed-ear design for sonic isolation and includes a battery pack, a leather carrying case, connecting cables, and a 120-volt AC adapter. ... Read more

Reviews (2)

5-0 out of 5 stars Extremely Pleasing Transcients
I bought a pair of the ESP 950's in 1994 from a wholesaler for 495.00, I have collected high end audio gear my whole life and have several complete systems; however night time listening can
make your family very hostile...so I use these for stealth listening of my SACD and Hybrid Surrond encoded DVD's and Cd's.
The transcients on electrostatic phones are amazing, they tend to be a little bright with standard supplied connects, so I use my Transparent Audio Music Plus RCA inter-connects to the koss
E 90 unit which come with and runs these babies. Shear heaven!
I have been thinking of having some one build me a tube headphone amp for these headphones...then my family would be hostile again ..cause I would not want to go to work anymore.

5-0 out of 5 stars This is one real good stereophone. Stereophones. Plural.
Real good and real expensive. What else can you say? ... Read more


34. Koss R-80 Studio Quality Home Stereophone
list price: $49.99
our price: $31.34
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Asin: B00005N9D2
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Koss
Sales Rank: 1371
Average Customer Review: 3.84 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Koss R-80 studio-quality headphones feature a dynamic element construction that utilizes neodymium iron boron magnet structures for accurate acoustic sound reproduction and oxygen-free copper voice coils for signal clarity. Extra large leatherette ear cushions provide maximum isolation and deeper bass, while pivoting ear cups allow for flexible movement during extended wear. Also included are a detachable 8-foot single-entry coiled cord for flexibility and 1/8-inch and 1/4-inch stereo plugs for home and portable use. ... Read more

Features

  • Neodymium iron boron magnet structures for accurate acoustic sound reproduction
  • Oxygen-free copper voice coils for signal clarity
  • Extra large leatherette ear cushions for maximum isolation and deep bass
  • Adjustable headband adapts to any head size or shape for added comfort
  • Detachable, 8-foot, single entry coiled cord for flexibility and reliability

Reviews (44)

3-0 out of 5 stars I was not very impressed with the sound quality
I was not very impressed with the sound quality of these phones. I was using a set of HP-X222 Aiwa phones the day before I bought these, and when I got these UR-20's I thought that the sound was so flat and lifeless compared to the Aiwas that I returned them the next day. It was like the difference between night and day. Granted, the Aiwas run for an additional $20 or so.

PROS:
*Low cost
* Quite comfortable

CONS:
* A lot of distortion: If you look up the specs on these phones they are rated at <.3%THD which isn't too great. I experienced a lot of distortion with these phones
* Flat and lifeless sound: Compared to the other sets I listened to, it sounded like I was playing music through a telephone receiver. Very thin and unexciting.

I guess if you bear in mind that you generally get what you pay for, these aren't a bad set of headphones, but if you are looking for music to ring and you want to hear things in music you haven't heard before, I would suggest laying the money down and getting a good set. My expectations may have been too high for the price.

5-0 out of 5 stars Affordable, Quality phones. Couldn't be Happier
I ordered these headphones pretty much because I had a few bucks left on an ... gift certificate and figured since I had already ordered a portable mp3 player and spend so much time on the computer listening to music (while working, surfing the net, wasting away time, etc) I could always use a pair of quality headphones.
I plugged them in and opened up my Winamp playlist the moment the headphones arrived and I took them out of the box. I couldn't be happier with them.
You know how there are certain aspects of a song you can only hear when listening to it through headphones? Background music, instrumental, balance tracks, sound effects and certain sounds to a song you just can't hear when listening to them through speakers at a normal volume level? These phones really make every part of the songs I listen to stand out. Songs I've heard thousands of times through speakers or my previous pair of mediocre headphones are completely new pieces of music for me now. The bass is great, outside noise is effective blocked out and it just seems every song I listen to now has a completely new, fresh, better sound to it. Without exagerrating, I can say that listening to one of my favorite songs with these headphones for the first time actually gave me goosebumps because I heard parts to that song I had never heard before.
For the price and the sound quality, these phones are an excellent buy.

2-0 out of 5 stars Breakage bad....
Having suffered through a wide variety of garbagey headphones in my time, I was very pleased with the quality of sound to be found in these. Unfourtunately, my hapiness was short lived, as 3 months following my purchase, the plastic housing for the swiveling earpiece just snapped off...Never one to be discouraged, I repaired it with a small metal rod bent as a "splint" for the broken piece, and attached to the housing with electrical tape...much to my chagrin, the otherside broke 2 weeks later...in exactly the same way! well, I did the same ghetto style fix for the other side that I had for the first, and theyre still usable, although barely presentable... this is not a reliable product is the long and the short of it....

5-0 out of 5 stars Good Buy
I bought these headphones as an upgrade from my Maxell HP 550 headpones and I am not the lease bit disappointed. The reason I tried a different pair was because the Maxell headpones made my ears hurt within 2 minutes of listening. These headphones are clear and go easy on my ears even when I have the volume high, not to mention there quite comfy. I haven't tried any other headphones that are in this price range but if you decide to buy some more expensive heaphones instead of the cheap ones, like I use to own, you can't go wrong with these.

1-0 out of 5 stars Single worst product purchased ... ever
These wounded awful and fell apart after two uses. The ear phones are way too heavy for the headset and fell apart.

Do not purchase these. ... Read more


35. Koss QZ-99 Noise Reduction Stereophone
list price: $59.99
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Asin: B000051SD1
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Koss
Sales Rank: 2754
Average Customer Review: 3.55 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

The Koss QZ99 headset is a passive noise-reduction stereophone system that isolates the listener from ambient sounds, allowing clear and focused listening of the intended aural signal. Ideal for use with racing scanners and metal detectors, it includes a volume control on the earcup for easy level adjustment, a stereo/mono switch for added flexibility, and a single entry, 8 foot coiled cord. ... Read more

Features

  • Passive noise reduction stereophone system isolates listener from ambient sounds
  • Volume control on earcup for easy level adjustment
  • Ideal for use with racing scanners and metal detectors
  • Stereo/mono switch for added flexibility
  • Single-entry, 8-foot coiled cord

Reviews (31)

2-0 out of 5 stars what a TERRIBLE buy!
I purchased the Koss QZ-5 Headphones.
THESE ARE NOT ACTIVE NOISE CANCELLING HEADPHONES!!!
I was duped. I believed these were active noise cancelling headphones, but they reduce noise by adding a ton of padding. These headphones are HUGE. The picture displayed is very decieving, only showing you the profile of the headphones. If you wear it and look in a mirror, you will look like a geeky mickey mouse. They stick out of the sides of your head making you look like a weirdo.

In addition to that, the sound quality is extremely poor. At the moment I am listening to the Fellowship of the Ring soundtrack, and any bass makes the headphones crackle. Bass performance is absolutely poor. Do not get these headphones, they are a waste of money. Do not get these headphones!

5-0 out of 5 stars I love these headphones!
These totally isolate outside noise passively. Period. I'm not sure what the noise reduction rating is, but it's probably around 20 dB. So, they might be a bit heavy and big, but they are still fairly comfortable. The velcro strap is much more comfortable than a big headband too. You may look like an pilot with big headphones, but you won't hear anybody telling you that when the 'phones are on.

There is a volume control right on the left cup. You'll enjoy the sound quality, it is very clear and you'll be able to hear every note. Bass response isn't perfect, but good enough for the casual listener. You can find a mono/stereo control switch, very handy. These headphones are not just for race scanners, they can be used with anything with a standard headphone jack thanks to the mono/stereo switch. Coiled cord is nice too and has decent length. You really won't want to listen through another pair of headphones once you have tried these.

...Just get them - you will love them!

5-0 out of 5 stars A quality product with a very good price
I bought these headphones because I like to be isolated from the environment while I am studying. Without any music playing the Passive Noise Reduction of the headphones blocks most noises, you can still hear some loud noises (ex. from the construction side next to my building) but become very soft. When I use them with music nothing disturbs me, and I do not have to have the music too high. In addition, I am very satisfied with the quality of the headphones construction. However, the only drawback I found to these headphones is their weight, which is 15oz. Also, I found the sound of better quality and louder than the $20 Philips Headphones I used to use.

2-0 out of 5 stars Very Disapointed
They do a good job of filtering outside noise, but these headphones are not for use if you are searching for serious volume. Quality is not bad, but I really expected a richer experience. Keep in mind I mostly listen to classical motion picture soundtracks, so if you listen to Rock/Rap, you may be happier than I was.
Clunky headband is not great for anything but home use also.
These are not real expensive headphones, and I suppose I was taken in a little by the brand name, and had higher expectations than I should have. Had I listened to them in a store, I would have kept searching.

4-0 out of 5 stars AWESOME BUY!!!
I bought the Koss QZ-99 Noise Reduction Headphones. All I can say, is that they are rad! They work just as well as normal earmuffs, maybe just a little worse, but the noise reduction is SUPER!!! (F.Y.I - there are no headphones/earmuffs/ANYTHING out there on the market that blocks out EVERYTHING.) These are the best noise reduction headphones I've ever used. The sound quality is nice and they are comfortable to wear.

The reason I knocked it down to a 4 star is because they are fairly large (I don't know actually how durable they are, didn't want to test) and I'm an eight grade student. So with all the jumbling around and crazy kids on the bus and a school that like to hit backpacks and/or steal your headphones while your listening to a good tune...well what I'm trying to say is, they don't really fit in a SAFE place in my backpack (I can put them in, but they might get squashed --- my backpack's crowded)

GET THESE HEADPHONES!!!!!! GREAT NOISE REDUCTION!!!!!! GREAT SOUND!!!! GREAT PRICE!!!! ... Read more


36. Koss Pro4AAT Titanium Studio / Broadcast / Professional Grade Headphones
list price: $99.99
our price: $74.94
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Asin: B00008Z1QI
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Koss
Sales Rank: 1240
Average Customer Review: 4.43 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • Frequency response 10-25,000 Hz
  • Titanium Coated High Polymer Titanium Diaphragm for Accurate Sound Reproduction
  • Oxygen Free Copper Voice Coils for Signal Clarity
  • Closed Ear Cushions for MaximumBass and Isolation
  • Stereophones, with 3.5mm plug, and 6.3mm adaptor

Reviews (7)

5-0 out of 5 stars Not exactly what I was expecting
WOW! WOW! WOW! I had written a review about 10 minutes ago. I knocked the bass response in these. It was due in part to the fact that I had them hooked directly to my computer. Firstly, DONT DO THAT! Run them through an amplifier (and that goes for you CD/MP3 player users as well). Second, to get the best (and in my opinion, the CLEANEST) bass response, you actually have to hold them tight against your ears. When done, the frequency response in these is absolutely AMAZING!! Otherwise, the sound is relatively hollow. Of course, I have quite a bit of hair on my head, so that may be an issue (maybe I should shave my head). Anyway, wearing these, you are not even aware of the fact that you are not live and listening to the music in person. I HIGHLY recommend these to anyone with an amplifier (be it plugin or portable). These are durable as hell, come with a lifetime warranty, and even a nifty velvet storage bag!

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent sound, quality for a fairly reasonable price.
Myself being new to the world of higher-end headphones (it seems full of crazy lingo and brand loyalty), I searched the net for several days for what were considered the best brands. I chose these Koss because I knew the name (and the lifetime warranty, and stories of no-hassle returns, are far more than Sony, Sennheiser, or the rest can boast in the same price range) and I wanted an isolating set of headphones to use for studying (while my roommate pounds out Jay-Z and OutKast on his stereo). The Sonys seemed a little gimmicky (90 day warranty?) and overpriced. I looked at some Bose phones, but they were far out of my price-range. The Sennheisers, according to some "purists", provide the best overall sound quality (although I couldn't imagine anything surpassing these by much), but they appeared too bland-looking and fragile for my tastes.

When I got these I loved them from the start. I never knew they made headphones that sound better than a quality stereo! The sound detail is excellent with audio CDs and MP3s, and the bass is strong but not overpowering. I haven't yet tried these out on DVDs, but I would imagine they would be awesome. As far as isolating goes, I don't know why you would need any type of noise-cancelling headphones (which sacrifice sound quality for technology), because with these babies on, all you hear is the music. My roommate has to throw something at me to get my attention when I have these on! For the newbies out there: these are not for use with a portable CD player or MP3 player; they fall far short of the amplifying power needed to push these phones. If you want something sensitive enough to use with a portable (look for something with impedence around 32 ohms as compared to 250 ohms for these) buy something from the Sennheiser line, as they are also lightweight. I use these mainly to listen to rock, rap, and R&B, with some classical here and there (when studying). These are ideal for the first three but the quality of the classical is not what I would imagine a "purist" would deem extraordinary.

The look and feel of these phones just exude confidence in the craftsmanship and the quality of parts. Simply put, these are some awesome looking headphones. The pads are comfortable but will stick to you in warmer weather. If you don't think you'll be able to handle two extra pounds on your head for an extended period, don't buy these. I only find slight discomfort in my neck after wearing these (and I wear them for 2-3 hours at a time). The 8-foot cord and 1/4" adapter provide ease of use while wheeling around a stereo or computer.

I would recommend these phones to anyone who wants some high-end headphones (from Koss, the people that basically created the headphone) for isolation or just overall excellent quality of sound, with a guarantee for the life of the product.

3-0 out of 5 stars Great Isolation; Above Average (But Not Great) Sound
Out of the box, these headphones are heavy and hot, yet comfortable enough for an entire CD. Forget the unusually strong bass response (which can be corrected by reducing your receiver's/player's bass output) these heaphones should actually be considered for their superb isolation properties. Casual use suggests that these headphones isolate external sounds and noise almost as well as popular "in-the-ear" plug-type products.

Sound-wise, the bass response is excessive and muddies midrange vocals, while extreme highs are somewhat recessed. For a more balanced sound, consider cranking back your bass and advancing your treble. Detail, spatial presentation and soundstaging are simply average.

The bottom line: don't buy these headphones if you seek the "best sound". Look at competitive offerings from Senneheiser for that. These cans are most useful for situations where you want the utmost privacy and are willing to sacrifice long-term listening comfort for that privacy.

Recommended for airplanes, TV-oriented living rooms and when your in-laws are visiting.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great sound, Nice design, not completely perfect.
Just got these phones last night & I am loving them. I bought them from amazon along with Blink 182's new album on the 18th. I got both items on the 20th! Great service.
Anyway, back to the phones. I pulled them out of the box, adjusted and then put them on. They look great and feel very comfortable. I have a fairly large head, but not the biggest. I dont think these phones would fit anyone much larger than me, I put them out to their largest setting. One reviewer said they were too heavy. They are going to be heavier than normal walking headphones, these are designed for studio and field recording. If you are looking to wear these all day to listen to your walkman, dont bother! While they are very comfortable, after an hour and a half or so of wearing them, your ears will get a bit hot. The cups fit very stug and dont leave much room for your skin to breath.
As for quality, I love these phones. While listening to the new Blink album I could pick up on every little detail, even a few mistakes! They are great for bass as well. The middle of the song 'Obvious' has a great low hit from a bas guitar which sounded great on these phones.
Cant forget to mention that these things are sexy!

5-0 out of 5 stars Hear stuff you never heard before
Had a pair of Koss Pro 4A in college 35 years ago. These are great, too. Detail you'll never hear over external speakers. Isolation great. Cons- plastic earpiece is hot unless you're in a super cold airconditioned climate; headband a little small for someone with a 7 3/4 hat size, but easy to escape to music heaven with these! ... Read more


37. Koss QZ-5 Noise Reduction Stereophone
list price: $49.99
our price: $40.99
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Asin: B00004Z6Q6
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Koss
Sales Rank: 1322
Average Customer Review: 3.55 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

The QZ/5 is perfect for wearers who value hearing protection. Featuringneodymium magnet structures, the QZ/5 delivers a frequency response of 40 to20,000 Hz for outstanding clarity and definition. Oxygen-free copper voice coilsenhance signal transmission. The high sensitivity of this stereophone allows itto be driven from any portable sound source or radio-frequency scanner.

Equipped with a 3-foot coiled cord that extends up to 8 feet, the QZ/5 featuresa 3.5-millimeter L plug to connect to any sound source or radio scanner with a3.5-millimeter headphone jack. A dual volume control on the ear cup provides forconvenient level adjustment.

Important for racing and commercial use, a lightweight, low-profile nylon/Velcroheadband allows for easy adjustment for fit and permits the wearer to wear acap. The metal band behind the head holds the cups firmly in place for properisolation.

The QZ/5 is covered under Koss's No-Questions-Asked lifetime warranty.

... Read more

Features

  • Features neodymium magnet structures for outstanding clarity and definition
  • Passive Noise Reduction stereophone system isolates listener from ambient sound
  • Unique head-strap, Velcro design allows for a secure fit and immobilization of stereophones
  • Frequency Response of 40-20,000 Hz
  • Ideal for use with racing scanners and metal detectors

Reviews (31)

2-0 out of 5 stars what a TERRIBLE buy!
I purchased the Koss QZ-5 Headphones.
THESE ARE NOT ACTIVE NOISE CANCELLING HEADPHONES!!!
I was duped. I believed these were active noise cancelling headphones, but they reduce noise by adding a ton of padding. These headphones are HUGE. The picture displayed is very decieving, only showing you the profile of the headphones. If you wear it and look in a mirror, you will look like a geeky mickey mouse. They stick out of the sides of your head making you look like a weirdo.

In addition to that, the sound quality is extremely poor. At the moment I am listening to the Fellowship of the Ring soundtrack, and any bass makes the headphones crackle. Bass performance is absolutely poor. Do not get these headphones, they are a waste of money. Do not get these headphones!

5-0 out of 5 stars I love these headphones!
These totally isolate outside noise passively. Period. I'm not sure what the noise reduction rating is, but it's probably around 20 dB. So, they might be a bit heavy and big, but they are still fairly comfortable. The velcro strap is much more comfortable than a big headband too. You may look like an pilot with big headphones, but you won't hear anybody telling you that when the 'phones are on.

There is a volume control right on the left cup. You'll enjoy the sound quality, it is very clear and you'll be able to hear every note. Bass response isn't perfect, but good enough for the casual listener. You can find a mono/stereo control switch, very handy. These headphones are not just for race scanners, they can be used with anything with a standard headphone jack thanks to the mono/stereo switch. Coiled cord is nice too and has decent length. You really won't want to listen through another pair of headphones once you have tried these.

...Just get them - you will love them!

5-0 out of 5 stars A quality product with a very good price
I bought these headphones because I like to be isolated from the environment while I am studying. Without any music playing the Passive Noise Reduction of the headphones blocks most noises, you can still hear some loud noises (ex. from the construction side next to my building) but become very soft. When I use them with music nothing disturbs me, and I do not have to have the music too high. In addition, I am very satisfied with the quality of the headphones construction. However, the only drawback I found to these headphones is their weight, which is 15oz. Also, I found the sound of better quality and louder than the $20 Philips Headphones I used to use.

2-0 out of 5 stars Very Disapointed
They do a good job of filtering outside noise, but these headphones are not for use if you are searching for serious volume. Quality is not bad, but I really expected a richer experience. Keep in mind I mostly listen to classical motion picture soundtracks, so if you listen to Rock/Rap, you may be happier than I was.
Clunky headband is not great for anything but home use also.
These are not real expensive headphones, and I suppose I was taken in a little by the brand name, and had higher expectations than I should have. Had I listened to them in a store, I would have kept searching.

4-0 out of 5 stars AWESOME BUY!!!
I bought the Koss QZ-99 Noise Reduction Headphones. All I can say, is that they are rad! They work just as well as normal earmuffs, maybe just a little worse, but the noise reduction is SUPER!!! (F.Y.I - there are no headphones/earmuffs/ANYTHING out there on the market that blocks out EVERYTHING.) These are the best noise reduction headphones I've ever used. The sound quality is nice and they are comfortable to wear.

The reason I knocked it down to a 4 star is because they are fairly large (I don't know actually how durable they are, didn't want to test) and I'm an eight grade student. So with all the jumbling around and crazy kids on the bus and a school that like to hit backpacks and/or steal your headphones while your listening to a good tune...well what I'm trying to say is, they don't really fit in a SAFE place in my backpack (I can put them in, but they might get squashed --- my backpack's crowded)

GET THESE HEADPHONES!!!!!! GREAT NOISE REDUCTION!!!!!! GREAT SOUND!!!! GREAT PRICE!!!! ... Read more


38. Koss UR-20 Studio Quality Home Stereophone
list price: $25.99
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Asin: B00005N9D3
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Koss
Sales Rank: 6366
Average Customer Review: 3.84 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

These high-fidelity stereophones from Koss utilize a neodymium rare earth magnet and 16 micron mylar elements for deep bass and treble clarity. A flexible headband with sling allows for easy single-sided listening and maximum durability, making these headphones perfect for deejay use. ... Read more

Features

  • High fidelity stereophone utilizes neodymium rare earth magnet and 16 micron mylar element for deep bass and treble clarity
  • Flexible headband with sling allows for easy, single sided listening and maximum durability
  • Straight, single-entry, 8-foot cord for home and portable use
  • Includes 1/8-inch and 1/4-inch stereo plugs for home and portable use
  • Perfect for deejay use

Reviews (44)

2-0 out of 5 stars Uncomfortable as heck, but decent sound
Well, I needed an [inexpensive] set of headphones, and these looked comfortable, and definately [inexpensive], so I bought em. Well, at first, I was thinking, hey, the sound on these are great. 10 minutes later, I was thinking, my heads on fire! Thats right, these things dont let any heat get out of your ears, which is where the most heat leaves your body, so your head gets really hot really fast. Really really hot. Not only that, but the headband is so tight, that no matter how loose they are, they squeeze your head pretyy annoyingly. Every time i listened to these for more than a half hour, I literaly got a headache. The only redeeming qualities are that they're [inexpensive], there's pretty good sound quality, the padding is pretty comfortable, and the cable is 7 feet long, which is actually a mixed blessing. If you're just sitting there, you can move around a lot, and still be able to leave the cd player in one place, however, if you're going for a walk or something, then you keep tripping on the chord, so you hve to stuff it in your pocket. So unless you live in a really cold place, and you need an [inexpensive] pair of headphones, do not buy these

5-0 out of 5 stars Affordable, Quality phones. Couldn't be Happier
I ordered these headphones pretty much because I had a few bucks left on an ... gift certificate and figured since I had already ordered a portable mp3 player and spend so much time on the computer listening to music (while working, surfing the net, wasting away time, etc) I could always use a pair of quality headphones.
I plugged them in and opened up my Winamp playlist the moment the headphones arrived and I took them out of the box. I couldn't be happier with them.
You know how there are certain aspects of a song you can only hear when listening to it through headphones? Background music, instrumental, balance tracks, sound effects and certain sounds to a song you just can't hear when listening to them through speakers at a normal volume level? These phones really make every part of the songs I listen to stand out. Songs I've heard thousands of times through speakers or my previous pair of mediocre headphones are completely new pieces of music for me now. The bass is great, outside noise is effective blocked out and it just seems every song I listen to now has a completely new, fresh, better sound to it. Without exagerrating, I can say that listening to one of my favorite songs with these headphones for the first time actually gave me goosebumps because I heard parts to that song I had never heard before.
For the price and the sound quality, these phones are an excellent buy.

2-0 out of 5 stars Breakage bad....
Having suffered through a wide variety of garbagey headphones in my time, I was very pleased with the quality of sound to be found in these. Unfourtunately, my hapiness was short lived, as 3 months following my purchase, the plastic housing for the swiveling earpiece just snapped off...Never one to be discouraged, I repaired it with a small metal rod bent as a "splint" for the broken piece, and attached to the housing with electrical tape...much to my chagrin, the otherside broke 2 weeks later...in exactly the same way! well, I did the same ghetto style fix for the other side that I had for the first, and theyre still usable, although barely presentable... this is not a reliable product is the long and the short of it....

5-0 out of 5 stars Good Buy
I bought these headphones as an upgrade from my Maxell HP 550 headpones and I am not the lease bit disappointed. The reason I tried a different pair was because the Maxell headpones made my ears hurt within 2 minutes of listening. These headphones are clear and go easy on my ears even when I have the volume high, not to mention there quite comfy. I haven't tried any other headphones that are in this price range but if you decide to buy some more expensive heaphones instead of the cheap ones, like I use to own, you can't go wrong with these.

1-0 out of 5 stars Single worst product purchased ... ever
These wounded awful and fell apart after two uses. The ear phones are way too heavy for the headset and fell apart.

Do not purchase these. ... Read more


39. Koss HB60 Infrared Clip-On Wireless Headphones

our price: $42.99
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Asin: B00013BKRI
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Koss
Sales Rank: 4187
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Features

  • Infrared wireless headphone set for home theater, video, or audio use
  • Frequency response of 30 Hz to 15 kHz
  • 250 square feet of cordless coverage
  • Clip-on-style earpieces rest comfortably on head
  • 3.5 mm plug connects to most audio and video systems

40. Koss KS3161 Progressive Scan DVD Home Theater System
list price: $299.99
our price: $199.99
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Asin: B00029U0ZY
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Koss Audio & Video
Sales Rank: 5015
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Amazon.com Review

As the costs associated with full-blown home-theater entertainment drop, the features-per-dollar ratio continues to skyrocket. A prime example of this upswing in value is Koss's stylish KS3161, which features not only a powered 5.1-channel surround speaker system, but a versatile, progressive-scan DVD/CD player, too--and all with a price tag we can only call "inviting."

We found the system a cinch to set up and configure, thanks in part to its color-coded speaker cables and speaker terminals. And, at this price, the system represents an exciting way to enjoy everything from DVD movies to JPEG image CDs and MP3/WMA music files. Whether you're making the jump from VCR to DVD, looking for a space-saving system for an apartment, or setting up the bedroom for movie watching, the KS3161 is a worthy choice. It would be great for gaming, too, especially when matched with a flat-panel LCD television.

The heart of the system is its arched, futuristic-looking source component, which houses both a disc player and its associated preamplifier circuitry (Dolby surround processing, equalizer settings, a radio tuner, and volume control). Antennas for FM and AM radio are included, and the drift-free PLL (phase-locked loop) digital tuner automatically seeks and locks in the strongest stations. You can store up to 20 stations in memory for 1-touch access.

The disc player handles a range of media, jumping effortlessly from DVD-Video movies to homemade DVD-R, DVD-RW, and DVD+RW media. JPEG discs pop immediately into slideshow mode, filling the screen with exceptionally vivid landscape images and top-to-bottom portrait shots. (Many DVD players will present images in the middle of the screen, filling otherwise usable space with black.) Zooming is an option for both movies and photos. With non-DVD discs, you can program tracks or images to play in a desired sequence (1 to 99).

For DVDs, you get 2 bookmarks (memory settings for finding your way back to the point, say, where your spouse nodded off) and multidisc resume. Best of all, if you're using a high-definition or HD-ready screen, you'll appreciate the progressive-scan video output. Progressive scanning, referred to as 480p for the number of horizontal lines that compose the video image, creates a picture using twice the scan lines of a conventional DVD picture, giving you higher resolution and sharper images while eliminating nearly all motion artifacts.

A special multipin cable transmits audio from the source unit to the subwoofer, which in turn amplifies audio for all 6 channels, pumping 50 watts each to the front left/right, center channel, and rear left/right satellites. The sub itself benefits from 100 watts to give the ".1" LFE (low-frequency effects) signal some kick.

The system has its limitations, though. For one thing, it doesn't decode DTS surround sound. Not too a big deal, since you won't find many DTS discs that don't also have a Dolby 5.1 soundtrack. Also, the subwoofer doesn't produce the deep bass associated with subs that sell for as much as this whole system. What you get in return is compact speakers you can tuck anywhere, together with reasonably full-bodied sound.

The satellite speakers, being as small as they are (roughly 4.3 x 5.8 x 4.8 inches, W x H x D), sound pretty thin without the sub. There's a slight boxy quality even with the subwoofer, however, and music sources reveal a deficiency in midrange frequencies (critical for natural-sounding voices). Still, at this price, you can't expect topnotch sound.

With a host of Dolby Pro Logic II simulated surround modes and several equalizer presets, the KS3161 offers many ways to tailor the sound. Dolby Pro Logic II is one of the better DSP (digital signal processing) methods for generating surround information from 2-channel sources like music or TV shows.

The source unit's rear panel offers a stereo RCA auxiliary input (for a PC or cassette deck), a coaxial digital-audio output (for use with a CD recorder or--as a DVD/CD player--with a standalone surround receiver), and a set of 5.1-channel RCA analog audio outputs. The system is covered by a 90-day parts-and-labor warranty. --Michael Mikesell

Pros:

  • Easy setup
  • Broad format compatibility
  • Progressive-scan video capability
  • Great price
  • Full-screen, high-quality JPEG image viewing
  • Permits 2x scanning within MP3 tracks
  • 96 kHz digital-audio output
  • Flexible speaker configuration
  • Multidisc resume
  • Alarm clock (wake to disc or radio)

Cons:

  • Music sounds slightly boxy
  • Always-on fan in subwoofer is potentially distracting
  • No DTS decoding
  • No MP3 ID3-tag recognition
  • Front-speaker wires may be too short for some (6.5 feet x 3)

What's in the Box
DVD player/preamplifier, 1 subwoofer/amplifier, 1 system cable, 5 satellite speakers, a remote control, FM/AM antennas, color-coded speaker wires, a user's manual, and warranty information. ... Read more

Features

  • Home theater system with combo receiver/amplifier and progressive-scan DVD player
  • 350 watts of total power (50 watts per 5 channels, 100-watt subwoofer)
  • DVD player compatible with VCD, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, CD-R/RW, MP3, WMA, and JPEG
  • 1 composite, 1 component, and 1 S-video output; 1 composite and 1 digital audio input
  • 5.1-channel Dolby Digital output

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