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Originally Posted by ohcrapgorillas View Post

I love these headphones. There's a part of me that's very happy knowing that, if I had to I could sell all of my equipment except rockboxed Clip, KSC75 and a pair of Philips SHE3590 and still be mostly content. These things are ridiculously good.



 



 



I could not agree more! Got my Clip Zip with my headband modded KSC75 and I am the happiest guy in the word. Hi-Fi / Low Cost Heaven.

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post #542 of 602

I just got them (my first pair) and for 14$ they are just wonderful! heck, I'd say they'd be wonderful for much more. they have more base frequencies than some of the impressions led me to expect... and I'm coming from Sony XB90EX - arguably one of the bassiest (especially subbass) phones... oh and the details. god damn. holy cow. that's all I cans ay for now :D

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KSC-75 owner reporting in! I'm on my 4th KSC-75, that was rebuilt from two dead KSC-75 (Their internal wire to driver headphone breaks pretty often due to knocking. It's not due to accidental cable pull). It's also my first introduction to great sound. Indirectly introduced my to audio technica's wing design because I can't simply give up the comfort the KSC-75 has to offer.

 

I daresay, SQ-wise, this headphone is a direct upgrade of my A900x, and gets close to my A2000x which costs $400-$500. It's an A900x with greater detail, slightly better bass, wider soundstage and more forward. I couldn't compare it too well with the A2000x, since the A2000x has similar traits, but a different sound signature.

 

When compared to the AD2000x, the KSC-75 is slightly less detailed, but is also slightly more forward, which I guess comes hand-in-hand. The AD2000x can get more forward with some tweaking of headphone position, but at that point, the driver is touching your ear (the driver, not the pad's foam mesh), which gets pretty damn uncomfortable. The KSC-75 is still my favourite and most used headphone due to its comfort. I recommend this headphone to anyone looking for something good, unless they're looking for closed headphones.

 

EDIT: After getting used to my AD2000x, I have to say that the AD2000x has one weird sound signature. Great instrument separation, but the soundstage makes all the instrument seems to be close to each other. I quite like it. The KSC-75 is directly comparable to the A2000x if you boost the A2000x's bass. Frankly, the A2000x absolutely destroys the KSC-75 after doing that. The detail the A2000x is able to reproduce is just too much. Also, the bass punch.

 

So far the KSC-75 is better than my A900x, slightly worse compared to my AD900x, and it can't really keep up with the flagship of the A-series and the AD-series.

 

Pretty damn good of a headphone, I'd say. A $15~30 headphone beating a $200~$300 headphone.

 

My equipment so far has always been low-ohm, sensitive headphones:

 

FiiO E5 + Xonar Essence STX

FiiO E07k

FiiO E10

ATH-AD900x

ATH-A900x

ATH-AD2000x

ATH-A2000x

Westone UM3X


Edited by blindbox - 8/22/14 at 10:05am
post #544 of 602

I love the KSC75's.  Not a fan of the clips, but the PE headband does the trick, and the updadet FiiO e11k puts it over the top.

A little late to the party but today I noticed Kmart has them on sale - in store and online - for $9.99.  I picked up 4. 

Their tag on the wall indicates that the sale ends tomorrow 8-30-14. 

I guess that leave a few hours for the west-coast crowd.

Thanks Head-Fi for getting me hip to this little giant.

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I love the KSC75's.  Not a fan of the clips, but the PE headband does the trick, and the updadet FiiO e11k puts it over the top.

A little late to the party but today I noticed Kmart has them on sale - in store and online - for $9.99.  I picked up 4. 

Their tag on the wall indicates that the sale ends tomorrow 8-30-14. 

I guess that leave a few hours for the west-coast crowd.

Thanks Head-Fi for getting me hip to this little giant.

 I really love ksc75. And I'm so disappointed I can't buy them for that insane price! Actually, I could but shipping and taxes kill the bargain.

 

However, they sound really really good to me, dynamic and punchy. I've just a problem with them: when playing bass rich tracks I can hear an annoying metallic vibration from the right speaker. 

post #546 of 602
Annoying metalic vibration might have a solution if it like my case - hair tends to dig deep into the foam cushions and go inside the driver enclosure touching the driver and causing all kinds of distorting sounds. Just take off the foam cushions and look at the inside. If it has some hair strands sticking out, it clean it and test the sound again. Should solve the problem. It helps everytime when my ksc75 starts to distort...
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I was listening to my KSC75 with the PartsExpress Headband and thought to myself... If I ever was forced to use just one pair of headphones for the rest of my life, these would be it.

They have such any easy listening, clear sound signature. They are so easy to drive and the PE Headband makes them extremely comfortable.

I just love mine. They are just the best.

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post #548 of 602
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Annoying metalic vibration might have a solution if it like my case - hair tends to dig deep into the foam cushions and go inside the driver enclosure touching the driver and causing all kinds of distorting sounds. Just take off the foam cushions and look at the inside. If it has some hair strands sticking out, it clean it and test the sound again. Should solve the problem. It helps everytime when my ksc75 starts to distort...

Yeah, I'm aware of that. But it's not what I'm talking about. I'll try to post a video later.

post #549 of 602

I got 4 KSC75s, 12 Portapros, 1 Sportapro and 2 KTXPros. That's how much I like them.

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Yeah, I'm aware of that. But it's not what I'm talking about. I'll try to post a video later.

sad and interesting at the same time. wonder what's distorting...

post #551 of 602

I've been using my KSC75 at the gym out of my arrow 3G, and even with some of the top tier stuff I have I'd be completely fine with just having the KSC75 for life lol.

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Originally Posted by michele009 View Post

Yeah, I'm aware of that. But it's not what I'm talking about. I'll try to post a video later.

Mine might of had a similar problem. On certain songs I hear a ringing sound like something is vibrating. The PX100s had the same issue.
post #553 of 602
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I got 4 KSC75s, 12 Portapros, 1 Sportapro and 2 KTXPros. That's how much I like them.

You sir, have a problem smily_headphones1.gif
post #554 of 602
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Originally Posted by afbug View Post
 

I got 4 KSC75s, 12 Portapros, 1 Sportapro and 2 KTXPros. That's how much I like them.

Well, portapro classic is on the road since 1984 so it's less than one per year :)

 

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Originally Posted by nihontoman View Post
 

sad and interesting at the same time. wonder what's distorting...

 

 

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Originally Posted by MUSICCURE View Post


Mine might of had a similar problem. On certain songs I hear a ringing sound like something is vibrating. The PX100s had the same issue.

 

There's the video. Pay attention from 0:08

 

 


Edited by michele009 - 8/31/14 at 8:18am
post #555 of 602

Yeah I get that on certain deep bass notes, slight rattling.  

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