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Koss KSC75 Portable Stereophone Headphones Reviews

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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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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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sirkuttin

Can be modded them to perfection

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Pros: cheap, moddable, great sound

Cons: ugly, ugly

Wanted to share with you all my history with modding these.   FIrst, I saw the kramer mod and figured I could do a little bit better. (easier and than drilling a lot of holes) I decided to fully open this puppy up.  I went to the dollar store and got a stainless steel sink strainer. This woudl become the new baffle. I removed the original black plastic baffle from the headphones. I cut circles of metal sink strainer and epoxied them to the front of the headphone. Now the speaker had a uniform opening to breath.   After doing the above mod, I put the foam ear pads back on. They were quite a bit brighter than I wanted. So that is why the original Kramer mod is the...
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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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soundstige

Incredible value. THE go-to on-ear under $50.

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Pros: Unbelievable instrument separation and "energy"; balanced sound

Cons: For the price, nothing; in absolute terms, things are a bit "hollow" and not full-sounding, could extend better on both ends, and clips are a pain

These headphones have it all for the price. I've never heard anything like them at this level. They have a clear, balanced sound with all frequency ranges represented fairly equally, with mids and highs ever so slightly forward compared to bass in "clip-on configuration". If you mod them with a PortaPro or Parts Express headband, the drivers are pushed closer to your ear and give a bit more bass and mids.   The main thing that stands out with these is a simply silly amount of instrument separation. Everything sounds like it is popping out of a pure-black background -- think of turning the contrast up on your TV or monitor; or more correctly, adjusting the gamma level. This lets...
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Aornic

Great sound, poor aesthetics and build

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Pros: Punchy bass, very clear midrange for its price point, airy treble, light, easily driven

Cons: Extremely poor build quality, the Quasimodo of headphones, may possibly cause cancer?

  Costing me only £16, these are one of those bang-for-your-buck kind of items in the audio world.   Build Quality, Fit & Comfort   The packaging reflects the budget-fi nature by looking like something hanging on a checkout aisle at a Walmart somewhere. The build itself is expectedly not stellar, the cups are made of hollow plastic with holes. The foam is not particularly soft but not particularly rough either. The cable is another issue, being really flimsy and rigid. I would not recommend being too rough with the cable or headphones, as it does feel like it’s prone to fraying – and generally being one caught door handle away from being pulled out of the...
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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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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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