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Can't get a pair of KSC-35's because of ebay problems on my end, so I'm gonna get either some KSC-50s or 55s. On one hand, the KSC-50's are very portable but the clips are kind of painful/unsecure I hear, on the other the KSC-55's have a secure headband but can't easily be slipped in the pocket like the 50s.

What do the rest of you think?
 
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Can't get a pair of KSC-35's because of ebay problems on my end, so I'm gonna get either some KSC-50s or 55s. On one hand, the KSC-50's are very portable but the clips are kind of painful/unsecure I hear, on the other the KSC-55's have a secure headband but can't easily be slipped in the pocket like the 50s.

What do the rest of you think?


Why don't you try mrtibbs@att.net for the 35's ?
 
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ksc-55s are VERY uncomfortable. Get 35s.
 
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I have the 55s, and find them perfectly comfortable. I use them at the gym without any problem. If you can get the 35s, go for those, but otherwise, the 55s are a bit more secure than the 50s.
 
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moo:

you must have an extremely small head since the 55's are just plain painful on me...
 
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So has the answer to the question been posted yet?

People have said that the 55's have a painful band, but the 50s are too loose and don't provide the right sound, and that the ksc-35s are great (which everyone knows).

I think the KSC-35's should be taken out of the discussion until our friend at mrtibbs@att.net can find another source for his stock of 35s, since he's currently out, unless someone else can reccomend a good source?

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I'd say if it has to be between the 50 and 55, definitely get the 50's. I got both at the same time, and the first day I used them, I was trying to gently bend the 50's because they didn't fit my head very well, they snapped like a twig. Instant pile o' junk. I agree with almost everyone else here, get the 35's if possible. If you want I'll buy a pair off of ebay and ship them to you. I've gotten two pair off of ebay in the last two weeks, and the first pair are on their way to Australia.

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have you considered the portapros? or is it because you dont want a headband on the top of your head?
 
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the 55s are way uncomfortable (to me)... but the 50s are ok. i see tons of 35s on ebay...
 
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Quote:

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There are tons of Koss KSC35s on eBay right now.
I just bought two pair for $40, shipping included.

The seller will sell them directly, e-mail her at BONAROV2@aol.com


I tried emailing her 3 days ago, so far no response.
 
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Was able to sort out my ebay problems, just bought a pair of ksc-35's with buy it now.

Hurray!
 
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congrats, 35's are very nice.

Although i thought you said you couldnt use ebay for some reason?
 
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I do not recommend the 50's. Aside from their loose fit, the cord is really bad. It is made from a stiff sortacloth that comes apart easily exposing the wires. I reallllllllly hate that.
 
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Quote:

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...the cord is really bad. It is made from a stiff sortacloth that comes apart easily exposing the wires. I reallllllllly hate that.


Well, newer KSC-50's now have a regular plastic/vinyl-covered cord; there had been so many complaints to Koss about that "stiff sortacloth" covering. But that improvement still failed to address that other common complaint about the KSC-50's: They're still too loose in their fit.
 
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