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Dec 21, 2021 at 5:04 PM Post #1,261 of 1,291

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It makes sense though right... you're sticking two sets of stock foams on a headphone meant for one?

Or do you have stock foams under yaxis on the KTXPro1? That seems like a bad idea unless the yaxis had donut foams.
just Yaxi on Porta Pro. some do prefer stock under Yaxi, worth a try.
 
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I like that headband! My Express (vs stock) headband works well with the PortaPros, but the headphones always pop out of the headband's hole! Gets really frustrating.
 
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My Express (vs stock) headband works well with the PortaPros, but the headphones always pop out of the headband's hole! Gets really frustrating.
I find the KSC75 earclips make the Porta Pro sound the best.

If you're having problems with your PP speakers, either get a new PE headband (a similar version is also on Aliexpress) or ask Koss for replacement speakers under their warranty program. I've never had that problem.
 
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I caved in and finally bought the Retrospekt P/21 just for the headband and I love it. It's very comfortable and has not pulled my hair once. Highly recommended to those not liking their OEM or Express headbands. I may get around to posting a picture later, but it really does look identical to @DivineCurrent's above.
 
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I caved in and finally bought the Retrospekt P/21 just for the headband and I love it. It's very comfortable and has not pulled my hair once. Highly recommended to those not liking their OEM or Express headbands. I may get around to posting a picture later, but it really does look identical to @DivineCurrent's above.
I can buy the Koss KPH40 for the same price as that Reteospekt headband and it also includes it. The waiting game is on as it's sold out worldwide. Again. 2nd time.
 
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I heard the headband breaks easily and it's not modular (speakers can't be pulled out and put in another headband).

It should only be called endgame if people don't mind those things as their other models don't have those problems.
So there is this guy on Drop's KPH30i discussion that talks about mounting the KPH30i drivers in a Koss Sporto Pro headband. That kinda leads me to believe they are compatible. He even shared some pictures:

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Here is my reattached KPH30i. A dead KSC75X + broken KPH30i headband = this thing. I made an adapter using TinkerCAD and 3D printed it.

I still prefer the KSC75 sound to the 30i's, but that is my take. I heard that the connection points of the wires close to the driver is weak on most of Koss' products. If someone considers the KSC75s to be endgame, then the KPH30is could be too.
 
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If someone considers the KSC75s to be endgame, then the KPH30is could be too.
Endgame usually hints at the product lasting a long time. I've read countless reports of the 30i headband breaking. That's not endgame, that's dead game. The 30i sounds endgame though.
 
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So there is this guy on Drop's KPH30i discussion that talks about mounting the KPH30i drivers in a Koss Sporto Pro headband. That kinda leads me to believe they are compatible. He even shared some pictures.
My source says the 30i needs to be modified to be used in any way other than it was intended. Not ideal for the average consumer.
 
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Well what the heck, the trend lately is appreciation threads so why not start another one
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I love my Portapro2's! For $20 they have served me well for the last 1 1/2 years, and are very durable for the price... no observable signs of wear. They sound a lot better amped than directly out of a portable, which to me is a sign of a good pair of cans... not high-end, but good. I really enjoy them with music that benefits from warmth and/or a lot of bass. The bass can be a bit much, but for thinly recorded music they're quite good. They can also be EQ'ed down of course, the earpads can be modded, or 75-ohm adapter used.

No flames from people who hate the bass... we all know they are very bassy, no need to harp on this point.

So what do you love about your Portapro(2)s?

P.S. I ordered a pair of replacement earpads from Koss.com for $5.00 shipped. They sent two pair (including the temple pads). Not sure if it was a mistake or standard practice, but very happy with that one
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Never had a portapro 2s, but my colleague at work has one which made have made me experience the feel. It has a decently balanced sound. I like it.
 

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