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Koss PortaPro VS Apple Earpods

post #1 of 8
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When I first heard the Earpods I fell in love. They are the best sounding "headphones" I've owned, at least until my PortaPro arrive next week.

Are the Earpods superior than the PortaPro? I just want to know what to expect, because I find the mids, highs and lows great. Bass on the Earpods great, deep, punchy and clear. And they have great Sounstage too.

So I just want to know which one you prefer.
post #2 of 8
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Originally Posted by JuanseAmador View Post

When I first heard the Earpods I fell in love. They are the best sounding "headphones" I've owned, at least until my PortaPro arrive next week.

Are the Earpods superior than the PortaPro? I just want to know what to expect, because I find the mids, highs and lows great. Bass on the Earpods great, deep, punchy and clear. And they have great Sounstage too.

So I just want to know which one you prefer.

 

I'm glad you like them. :) I've got a pair on order for next week. 

 

I like the portapro's. They have a ton of bass, and unfortunately, the midrange and treble can get a little overwhelmed as a result. 

 

I recommend the sportapro's. These headphones offer ridiculous quality at the price. The bass is a little more subdued, but still has tons of impact. The attacks and transients are absolutely incredible. These are very fast headphones. 

 

I could write pages and pages on the qualities of the sportapro's. 

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Originally Posted by JuanseAmador View Post

When I first heard the Earpods I fell in love. They are the best sounding "headphones" I've owned, at least until my PortaPro arrive next week.


Are the Earpods superior than the PortaPro? I just want to know what to expect, because I find the mids, highs and lows great. Bass on the Earpods great, deep, punchy and clear. And they have great Sounstage too.


So I just want to know which one you prefer.

I'm glad you like them. smily_headphones1.gif I've got a pair on order for next week. 

I like the portapro's. They have a ton of bass, and unfortunately, the midrange and treble can get a little overwhelmed as a result. 

I recommend the sportapro's. These headphones offer ridiculous quality at the price. The bass is a little more subdued, but still has tons of impact. The attacks and transients are absolutely incredible. These are very fast headphones. 

I could write pages and pages on the qualities of the sportapro's. 

I already ordered the PortaPro's.
post #4 of 8

I don't think you will be disappointed. Are you listening through an iPod of some kind? If so, the PortaPro's do an excellent job of making iTunes-quality audio much more exciting!

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Originally Posted by JoeDoe View Post

I don't think you will be disappointed. Are you listening through an iPod of some kind? If so, the PortaPro's do an excellent job of making iTunes-quality audio much more exciting!

iPod Classic 7th gen. When I go to CAL around August I'll get the HE400's,
post #6 of 8
My vote is for the Porta pros. They sound great and they're little out of the ordinary which I think makes them cooler.
post #7 of 8

For a paltry $16, you could try out the Koss KSC 75 as well.  I love mine!

post #8 of 8

I just got the earpods. They are fun sounding earbuds, with an easily identifiable v shaped sound signature. 

 

The bass unfortunately, can get out of control, and is simply too big and too much on more than one occasion. Also, there is noticeable sibilance with these headphones as well.


The portaro's are far cleaner sounding: much tighter, faster and cleaner. Given the design limitations of in ear models, the earpods sound pretty darn good. 

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