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Koss KSC75 Portable Stereophone Headphones Reviews

Positive Reviews

kokakolia

They're comfy and great sounding

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Pros: airy sound, punchy bass, forward mids, great overall balance, super comfy design, CHEAP!

Cons: slightly grainy treble, poor build-quality, ugly

I bought these KSC75 clips because I lost my modded Koss UR55 and I read oodles of praise for them online. At first I was skeptical because they are very flimsy looking and they are often compared to the Koss PortaPro which sounds muddy in my opinion. So I tried them on and I was immediately impressed by the overall balance and airy sound. Everything sounds so natural and forward, and it's really easy to separate vocals and instruments. I really like these with pop and rock music. The KSC75 crush the PortaPro. However, I must say that the treble feels grainy at times, especially with shimmering electric guitars (typical in post-rock). Another complaint would be that...
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Negative Reviews

labrat

Disagrees with the high priced reviews these get!

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Pros: Cheap, small and portable.

Cons: Sound not much to enjoy.

Had these, but sold them when I got a pair of KSC50, which gave me a much more enjoyable and clear sound. The KSC75 had very little bass impact, cut-off early in the treble, poor detailing in the sound. Both the KSC75 and KSC50 have a problem with comfort over a longer time of use, the clips make my ears tingle and hurt! But for a short listening session when I want some "open" sound on a vacation, the KSC50 is usable. They do provide the bass and detail that the KSC75 does not.

More Reviews

thelostMIDrange

All hail KOSS

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Pros: Value, natural, balanced sound

Cons: treble

....... as a young lad, some 30 years ago, when I first got into headphones and placed my order from J&R music world, waited in ernest for that UPS truck to deliver my pro4AA 'digital ready' headphones. I'd just gotten my new technics CD player and copys of police-ghost in the machine, billy idol's rebel yell and dark side of the moon. before cd's all we had to listen to for portable music was via tdk and maxell tape through a sony walkman that were dubbed and traded from friends lp collections. There was only a few cd offerings at first and boy was I excited about the dynamic range of the digital sound and really liked the...
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bflmpes

disappointing

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Pros: cheap, comfortable (with wierd ears), good for rock music, details

Cons: percussions

I bought these after reading so many positive reviews and I must say it's disappointment for me. I tried them on Lenovo X3A40, Xonar ST and Xonar ST + Dispre v4. Many people says they are balanced with nice voals, highs and not so good bass. Well bass is ok for me. Not too much bass like Porta Pro (which I own too). Mids are slightly behind bass and trebles in compare of my AKG 701, Yuin PK1 and PK2, Ety ER6i, Hifiman RE-0. Highs are there for sure. They are sparkling but it sounds soooo rattling. Specially percussions, cymbals. Highs are worst part on these headphones for me and I like trebles. I like lot of trebles, I like sparkling trebles or even agressive trebles are not big problem...
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snapacap

For the price - Insanity, Overall - pretty good!

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Pros: size/weight, price, sound quality, comfort

Cons: build quality, on-ear (could be positive?), cable

I am gonna start this where it should. These are the best thing in audio I have found at the price-point. I recently took all the headphones I have access to, and basically did a shootout. For audio quality, these came in third out of about a dozen. The Koss KSC75 came out ahead of the Sennheiser HD558, G4me Zero, G4me One, Monoprice 8323, and some others. Purely objectively, these are crazy for the price. (The two ahead of it were the Philips SHP9500, and the Superlux 668b).   The Koss KSC75 are quite comfortable for a clip-on. They weigh about as much as you would expect. The ear-touching thing is not nearly as objectionable as I had guessed it would be. As others have said,...
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Samueru Sama

"Pices of ****".

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Pros: Wow

Cons: Wow, clips and driver's flaw.

First that all, I called them Pieces of ****, because they look incredibly cheap and ugly, but they sound really good. They remind me a lot to the 668B, both have a fast bass that lacks Sub-bass (On the KSC75 that lack is worse), both have a sort of dry timbre, and both have great highs (Depending on your tastes you might find 668s highs a little bit too bright). To be honest, I find the KSC75 highs a little bit lacking. xD Soundstage is very good, it is a step back of my 668b's soundstage. Their clips are comfortable, but It takes a while to put them on. However, you can buy "Parts Express Mini Stereo Lightweight Headphones" on Amazon and use its Headband on KSC75s. Overall, for 15$...
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aaDee

What a bliss to my ears...

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Pros: Airy, clarity, comfort, energetic sound, sparkling highs, non-sibilant

Cons: Looks, bit muddier bass

I was looking for some headphones under $50, went through hell lot of reviews here n got confused about everything. Then somehow the browser showed few auto suggestions n I found these gems. I read in almost every review that these are the cheapest n best earclips in the market. Well they are best but not that cheap in India especially when the exchange rates are so high. I got them for $25-$26 shipped to India through ebay. Packaging:- The packaging was good, simple, nothing much to talk about. Build:- They look flimsy n build quality is questionable. The cable is so thin n so ordinary, I have to be very careful while wearing them. Comfort:- When I first wore the , I felt they are...
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AmberOzL

King of the entry level

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Pros: Sound, price, life time warranty, easy to mod

Cons: Design (clip-on system), relatively cheap build material, due to clip-on system comfort issues

They have good old fun sound signature, very engaging and very dynamic. I found mids are a bit too recessed for my tastes and affected by the low region unfortunately however from a cheap can like this, I don't expect the separation of HD800 obviously. Treble is nice, sparkling very detailed and crisp. Bass could be more controlled but it does its job, it has a strong, punchy bass and when the song calls for it, it knows how to give 'boom' effect.   So what do we have here? Very good sounding on ear headphones which can easily compete against 100 euro price range. Is there a problem, you bet! Some people seem to like the design and clip system but I totally hated it. I am currently...
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JoeDoe

Is there better bang for your buck!? I don't think so...

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Pros: Price, SQ, Price, Clarity, Price

Cons: Clips!

If there are better sounding headphones in this bracket, they sure aren't available to the public yet! The KSC75s just might represent the apex before the downslope of diminishing returns.   The sound: Very fun and engaging all-purpose sound. The bass is certainly present, although far from basshead territory, the mids are maybe a little recessed, but they sound just great all the same, and the treble extends nicely without a trace of sibilance or harshness.    Design: Probably the only downside to these guys. The driver covers look super-cheap and the earclips make these the most uncomfortable cans I've ever used. Granted they do get more comfortable as they...
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julian67

Really nice with amp or full size gear. Not so great with personal players.

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Pros: Comfortable. Sound great with amplification.

Cons: Needs more power than typical small player offers. Low power equals poor stereo imaging. Zero isolation, beware hearing damage.

I bought these this week from amazon.co.uk for £10 including delivery. That's US $15. edit: I've changed my rating and feel more positive about these than when I first wrote the review. See the comments after the review. Packaging, appearance, warranty, euro-nanny knows best: Mine arrived in the small European packaging box, branded as Pulse clips as well as "Koss high performance on-ear clips". With the clips came the Koss warranty and the euro-nanny-state leaflet on waste disposal. The phones are the silver plastic Koss branded items everyone knows. The lifetime warranty is valid but irrelevant because shipping costs from UK will exceed the value of the product. But I do very...
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