Pros: sound signature is mega fun, and quite surprising for a small supra-aural set of phones
Cons: headband pinches hair, look dorky to some
wow! am i really the first to write a review for the venerable portapro??
the portapro is an age old design, but has held up over the years, despite newer portable cans coming along. and perhaps it is the very age of the design that keeps people coming back to it. what with its alnico magnets and paper diaphrams. and it's weird retro look. and its mega fun sound!!!
yep, the sound is fun. the portapros have a nice, punchy sound. and great bass for a small supra-aural set of phones. they are great for pop, rock, hip/hop and the like.
the comfort is okay. the temple pads are supposed to releive some of the pressure of the ear pads, but i find that they don't really do this much for me. also, the adjusting metal headband is prone to catch your hair and can hurt when it does this.
overall, for $30 to $40 street price, these are such a wonderful product, and very enthusastically endorsed by me. (as i'm sure they will be by others here.)
a classic! and with reason!!