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I recently got the PortaPros because they're, weirdly enough, cheaper than the KSC75s here ($20 for the PortaPros, $25 for the KSC75s). I gotta agree, everybody should grab a pair from this Koss family. They've become my favourite for work - they're not super isolating or anything, but everyone in this job has to wear headphones anyway so I'm not interfering with anyone with the small leakage I've got. Guys with cranked volume on their closed cans usually disturb me more than anything. I can wear them for hours without discomfort, they're breathable for summer use and fit well enough under winter hats when it's colder. 

 

Yeah, I gushed about them a little while back, but I can still confidently say that the Porta Pros are the best investment I've made in this hobby. Of course I've got better gear, but the Kosses tick so many boxes at a low price that they're a real joy. I wish they'd been my first investment in this hobby and I certainly hope more of the new people give them a try before whatever bang-for-buck-hype-of-the-moment is doing the rounds. The Koss driver has truly stood the test of time.

 

I'm gonna get my sister a pair for her birthday. Hell, I'm probably gonna get them for lots of people's birthdays :). 

post #25217 of 27040
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Originally Posted by mochill View Post

😅... Buy them from Japan , kakuku.com using buysmartjapan😃


 I have bought the Tenore using BuySmartJapan.

Received a defective unit - neither BuySmartJapan nor Zero Audio were willing to help.

Left with no IEM and no money.

post #25218 of 27040
I have 3prs of lg spiral dots by mistake. $15 shipped, really would not want to ship 1pair at time

Sales pending already
Edited by mikaveli06 - 6/12/14 at 9:14am
post #25219 of 27040
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Originally Posted by BenF View Post
 


 I have bought the Tenore using BuySmartJapan.

Received a defective unit - neither BuySmartJapan nor Zero Audio were willing to help.

Left with no IEM and no money.

 

That sucks. I got my Tenores from ebay seller Woodlandhills. Unfortunately they had some driver issues, but fortunately Woodlanhills is exchanging them and also paying for the return shipping. So they seem like a pretty good place to get them.

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Originally Posted by hatefulsandwich View Post
 

I recently got the PortaPros because they're, weirdly enough, cheaper than the KSC75s here ($20 for the PortaPros, $25 for the KSC75s). I gotta agree, everybody should grab a pair from this Koss family. They've become my favourite for work - they're not super isolating or anything, but everyone in this job has to wear headphones anyway so I'm not interfering with anyone with the small leakage I've got. Guys with cranked volume on their closed cans usually disturb me more than anything. I can wear them for hours without discomfort, they're breathable for summer use and fit well enough under winter hats when it's colder. 

 

Yeah, I gushed about them a little while back, but I can still confidently say that the Porta Pros are the best investment I've made in this hobby. Of course I've got better gear, but the Kosses tick so many boxes at a low price that they're a real joy. I wish they'd been my first investment in this hobby and I certainly hope more of the new people give them a try before whatever bang-for-buck-hype-of-the-moment is doing the rounds. The Koss driver has truly stood the test of time.

 

I'm gonna get my sister a pair for her birthday. Hell, I'm probably gonna get them for lots of people's birthdays :). 

 

They were my first investment. Unfortunately it backfired for me - I thought that if the ksc75/portapros sounded this good at this price, then I just had to try out more expensive headphones because they would have to sound that much better, right? Not quite right lol!

post #25221 of 27040
The S500 was my first purchase and I haven't found any pair of headphones that match the price to sound quality ratio. I still listen to them from time to time.
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Yeah, these Koss ksc75 are the real deal, in terms of ultra low budget hi-fi. I prefer them to anything I'v e owned so far, including the sony xb90ex. yep, these beat some quite god 100$ iems. I'm pretty sure, these titanium drivers were sprinkled with magic :D

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Originally Posted by nihontoman View Post
 

Yeah, these Koss ksc75 are the real deal, in terms of ultra low budget hi-fi. I prefer them to anything I'v e owned so far, including the sony xb90ex. yep, these beat some quite god 100$ iems. I'm pretty sure, these titanium drivers were sprinkled with magic :D

You can't go wrong for $14 bucks.

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Originally Posted by d marc0 View Post
 

Hi guys,

 

DN-2000 review is up!

http://www.head-fi.org/t/694003/d-marc0s-journal-my-head-fi-journey-new-dunu-dn-2000-review/405

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CONCLUSION: So how does the DN-2000 stand against its predecessor? It’s hard to say because of two things: DN-2000 is more expensive and such price difference can be hard to quantify in terms of value especially against the DN-1000. Secondly, the sound signature is quite different between the two which leads us to a conclusion that people who already own the DN-1000 may not necessarily like the new sound. Personally, I find the DN-2000 less fun/musical and more analytical but I prefer it because I usually listen to heavy metal over electronic music which is better on the DN-1000. The DN-2000 is a GREAT hybrid on its own right but whether one will prefer this over the DN-1000 is more like a matter of personal preference. 

Nice review.

I think they compliment each other, I totally agree with most of your observations. I didn't have any problems with sibilance on my pair going out of a Sony NWZ-ZX1, and I had a perfect seal, will have to check to see what tips I was using. To me the DN-2000 gave a nice neutral presentation with an analytical approach. DN-1000 does have more bass quantity and that gives it a nice fun sound, but certainly not neutral.

 

Cheers.

post #25226 of 27040
I might break down and buy some portpros online. they're 75 cad plus in all my local shops....
post #25227 of 27040
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Originally Posted by B9Scrambler View Post

I might break down and buy some portpros online. they're 75 cad plus in all my local shops....

Amazon $42 bucks

post #25228 of 27040
Anyone who wants to try a member of Porta Pro, ksc-35, Sporta pro, ksc75 family and would like to mod, I highly suggest you to kramer mod and recable them (if possible also adding 75ohm metal film resistors). They jump in to an unbeliavable level.
post #25229 of 27040

http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B00001P4ZH/ref=sr_1_1_olp?ie=UTF8&qid=1402689421&sr=8-1&keywords=porta+pros&condition=new

 

For Koss PortaPros, choose Amazon as the seller, it's $25. it says it'll take 3-5 weeks to ship, though

post #25230 of 27040
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Originally Posted by esteebin View Post


 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B00001P4ZH/ref=sr_1_1_olp?ie=UTF8&qid=1402689421&sr=8-1&keywords=porta+pros&condition=new



 

For Koss PortaPros, choose Amazon as the seller, it's $25. it says it'll take 3-5 weeks to ship, though


Thanks to you and Charliemotta. I'll snoop around and see what I can find.

 

**NM...apparently they hate Canadians, lol. $52 to $93 on Amazon **


Edited by B9Scrambler - 6/13/14 at 4:01pm
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