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Koss KSC75 Portable Stereophone Headphones Reviews

Xaborus

Prefer them to my $300 DT990's

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Pros: Lightweight, Cheap, Lifetime Warranty, Fun, Value, Rugged, Open-back

Cons: Takes 5 minutes to properly adjust the earclips

If you don't own a pair, BUY THEM! Seriously, their that good. I prefer them to my DT990's, hands down. Nuff Said.   If that still doesn't convince you, they're super comfortable once you adjust them properly, sound fantastic, cost $20, and can be modded for fun.   The ear clips are pretty durable. I've snapped them off the drivers multiple times to adjust the clips and the connection point is still in perfect condition without any stress marks that usually happen in plastic.   I might have limited experience, but I can't imagine a higher value.  
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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