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Koss KSC75 Portable Stereophone Headphones Reviews

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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gregoire

Best headphone bargain ever?

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Pros: Cost, comfort

Cons: pretty cheap looking

Bought purely out of curiosity after reading so many Head-Fi-ers say great things about them. Simply amazed at the sound quality to price ratio. I love these headphones! I can wear them for hours. In fact i forget they are there after a while.   
BlackbeardBen

Budget Headphone Extraordinaire

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Pros: Alessandro-like tonal balance; great detail for the price; great soundstage ambience for a supra-aural design.

Cons: Low bass lacking; mid-bass hump; bass is a bit muddy; highs mildly sibilant; detail isn't on the same level as better headphones.

What can I say that hasn't been said before about these?   For $15 you can hardly go wrong!  The tonal balance is similar to my Alessandro MS-1is, although with noticeably poorer bass extension.  The bass is also noticeably a bit muddy comparatively, but seems to improve a little with amplification.  Bass impact depends on how tight you have them on your ears - right now, with them a tiny bit looser than stock, both the MS-1i and my HD 600 have more bass impact.  That has surprised me a bit, especially after hearing the PortaPros and having been overwhelmed by relatively muddy mid-bass.   The detail isn't quite there at the same level as the MS-1i...
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peskypesky

loving these cheapies!

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Pros: small, lightweight, great sound, incredible low price

Cons: not crazy about the clips but getting used to them

What can I say that others haven't said already so many times? These are a MUST-BUY. For $13-14, you will get great-sounding portable headphones that rival the sound quality of much more expensive headphones. I will be buying at least one more set.
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