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post #451 of 959
Yeah but does it have the bass?

Also not thrilled about the earclips...maybe I could do a driver transplant...do they sound nice and open like the PX?
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Originally Posted by JoeDoe View Post

Honestly man, the cost KSC 75 is more Grado esque in my opinion than the Porta Pro.
post #452 of 959
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Originally Posted by Gilly87 View Post

Yeah but does it have the bass?

Also not thrilled about the earclips...maybe I could do a driver transplant...do they sound nice and open like the PX?

Switching over to pms
post #453 of 959
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The opposite of dark. For example, the HD650 is pretty dark: its mids are colored towards the bass, rather than the treble, and are very lush, versus my old HD25 and DT770 which have a dry, colder, less thick sound in the midrange due to what I, personally, think of as treble coloration. The HD650 mids sound smooth and warm, and have a slightly foggy, chesty feel despite being forward and rather detailed, whereas the HD25 and DT770's mids are dry and clearer, with a cleaner sound despite being recessed.

My PX sounded very similar to the HD650 in this regard, which I enjoyed for what it was, but I guess I'm hoping the KPP will be at least a little bit more like my DT770 in its mids, because I will use them to listen to EDM and lots of music with electric guitars, for which I prefer that more dry, clear sound, yet still with plump bass, like the HD25 and DT770.

Maybe I just need to save the $50 I'm about to spend on the KPP KTC and get the aluminum HD25 with an amperior mic cable...

 

To my ears, you will get what you are looking for with the Portapros. I'm listening to the 2:45 mark of Radiohead's Paranoid Android with both the Sportapros (kramered and on parts express headband) and the PX100II's, and to my ears the Sportapro mids (vocals, electric guitar etc) are indeed more forward, less veiled, dryer and clearer (sounds fantastic actually).


Edited by waynes world - 1/18/14 at 10:29am
post #454 of 959
Excellent. That is the kind of direct, concrete comparison I've been waiting for.

I think I may actually purchase the KSC75 as well and start experimenting with mods and maybe even driver swaps...
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To my ears, you will get what you are looking for with the Portapros. I'm listening to the 2:45 mark of Radiohead's Paranoid Android with both the Sportapros (kramered and on parts express headband) and the PX100II's, and to my ears the Sportapro mids (vocals, electric guitar etc) are indeed more forward, less veiled, dryer and clearer (sounds fantastic actually).
post #455 of 959


Been listening to this rig all morning and I stand by what I said yesterday regarding the PP's and the PX 100. The Porta pros treble rolls off noticeably sooner.
post #456 of 959
I wasn't listening directly for treble roll-off, so I'll try to do so. Btw, are your portapros kramered?
post #457 of 959
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1. I find the PX100 brighter than the KPP. I think many would agree that they're a relatively bright Senn.
 

 

Having had experience with both of them, I beg to differ.

post #458 of 959
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I wasn't listening directly for treble roll-off, so I'll try to do so. Btw, are your portapros kramered?

No they aren't.
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Having had experience with both of them, I beg to differ.

As you are entitled.
post #459 of 959

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Neutrik I'm back!

 

People always say you gotta have those Neutriks. I had these on my interconnects before but I don't know how good they are cos I don't have a reference point to do an A/B.

 

The 3.5mm jack on my Porta Pro failed on me recently. Instead of using its lifetime warranty and get it replaced for free, I decided to try these out. At SGD$20 (US$15.50), just for these is quite a damage, a small bomb. But it's a bomb worth paying for. I'm hearing more stuff in my music that I haven't heard before. It cleans up the sound and allows more details to shine. Having several Porta Pros, I can safely say it improves the sound.

 

So there you go, if your 3.5mm plug fails, look no further, get those Neutriks!

 

A little update. These are a revelation. SGD$20 seems cheap at this point. Each and every song, I'm hearing more stuff and differences. What a joy. They say if you got a ER4, you have to re-listen to your entire music collection. I think these Neutriks might be the case too. I do not wish to bring my ER4 out of retirement yet, it might spoil it for me. I'm enjoying the moment, the SGD$20 Neutrik.

 

(SGD is Singapore Dollars)

 

If only Koss uses higher quality jacks...

post #460 of 959
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Neutrik I'm back!

People always say you gotta have those Neutriks. I had these on my interconnects before but I don't know how good they are cos I don't have a reference point to do an A/B.

The 3.5mm jack on my Porta Pro failed on me recently. Instead of using its lifetime warranty and get it replaced for free, I decided to try these out. At SGD$20 (US$15.50), just for these is quite a damage, a small bomb. But it's a bomb worth paying for. I'm hearing more stuff in my music that I haven't heard before. It cleans up the sound and allows more details to shine. Having several Porta Pros, I can safely say it improves the sound.

So there you go, if your 3.5mm plug fails, look no further, get those Neutriks!

A little update. These are a revelation. SGD$20 seems cheap at this point. Each and every song, I'm hearing more stuff and differences. What a joy. They say if you got a ER4, you have to re-listen to your entire music collection. I think these Neutriks might be the case too. I do not wish to bring my ER4 out of retirement yet, it might spoil it for me. I'm enjoying the moment, the SGD$20 Neutrik.

(SGD is Singapore Dollars)

If only Koss uses higher quality jacks...

So you're saying that the piece of metal that transfers the signal from the portable to the cable has improve the sound quality?
post #461 of 959
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So you're saying that the piece of metal that transfers the signal from the portable to the cable has improve the sound quality?


Yup, I never believed it will improve anything, that's why I never changed or have it re-cabled till it failed on me. Mainly details, its clearer but it doesn't have much difference when it comes to bass or treble. In short, the Koss sound signature is still the same but clearer.

 

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This is what I think and will recommend. If your 3.5mm plug is fine, its better to save your money and go for better headphones. If its a goner, then its better to invest in these Neutriks than sending it back to Koss for US$9.


Edited by afbug - 1/24/14 at 11:19am
post #462 of 959

Still love them. I still like them better than my MDR-V6's

post #463 of 959

Have spent the last week taking the PX 100-II with me literally everywhere including a short flight. I feel like I got a good idea as to what they can offer at this point and spent the last day comparing it directly to the Porta Pro. Took some time this morning to write up a comparison of the two. Any feedback is welcomed. Enjoy!

 

Portable Comparison: Koss Porta Pro vs Sennheiser PX 100-II

post #464 of 959
Been spending some more time with both of these lately and I think I need to qualify my observations regarding the Sennheiser brightness earlier.

I don't find it to be a bright Headphone at all; but it is brighter for a Senn. (all I can think of is the HD 650 ) To me they rolloff similarly in the treble, while the PP has a less warm mid range - which compared to the warmth of the Senn, is going to seem like it has more brightness.
post #465 of 959
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Originally Posted by JoeDoe View Post

Been spending some more time with both of these lately and I think I need to qualify my observations regarding the Sennheiser brightness earlier.

I don't find it to be a bright Headphone at all; but it is brighter for a Senn. (all I can think of is the HD 650 ) To me they rolloff similarly in the treble, while the PP has a less warm mid range - which compared to the warmth of the Senn, is going to seem like it has more brightness.

Maybe I didn't convey that right then. I'm saying it's brighter than the PX 100-II and that's exactly why I prefer the sound of the Porta Pro.

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