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Koss "Porta Pro" On Ear Headphones

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Koss eventually branched out into creating home theaters, DVD players, portable media players, tabletop stereo systems, and boom boxes but has since closed the “Koss Electronics” line. Koss Corporation now focuses on what they do best, manufacturing both dynamic and electrostatic headphones and microphones. Technical Specifications In 1991, Michael J. Koss, son of founder John C. Koss, took over as president and chief executive officer. [6] If you gravitate towards great midrange, and a healthy and open sound stage, this will be a great option for you. It manages to keep the vocals clear while not taking too much away from the highs or the lows. Listeners of the era were experiencing stereo headphones for their first time. People were won over by this revolution in personal listening. It was around this same time that Koss coined the phrase “Hearing is Believing”. ” – Koss Bednarek, David I., 'Koss Corp. May Be Suffering from Wall Street's Low Interest,' Milwaukee Journal, September 1, 1991.

All these headphones are on-ear, and as such, are extremely dependent on clamping force and wearing position for their sound quality.I’ve seen HD600’s from the ’90s that are still around until today, so that’s truly a testament to the build quality. But the KPH30i is much lighter on the head, and would really be nice of longer listening sessions. There’s also a surprising amount of bass weight, without skewing or muddying the balance, and while their treble is perhaps not the sweetest we’ve ever heard, it is far from coarse or distracting.

What Hi-Fi?, founded in 1976, is the world's leading independent guide to buying and owning hi-fi and home entertainment products. Our comprehensive tests help you buy the very best for your money, with our advice sections giving you step-by-step information on how to get even more from your music and movies. Everything is tested by our dedicated team of in-house reviewers in our custom-built test rooms in London, Reading and Bath. Our coveted five-star rating and Awards are recognised all over the world as the ultimate seal of approval, so you can buy with absolute confidence. Originally introduced in 1984, the Koss Porta Pro® has stood the test of time due to its impressive performance and portability. Equipped with dynamic elements that deliver a wide frequency response and deep bass, Porta Pro® offers remarkable sound reproduction producing a rich, detailed audio experience that enhances the enjoyment of music across various genres. The diaphragm receives an extremely thin layer of titanium bonded to its surface. Titanium is a popular choice for driver manufacturers as it has the highest strength-to-weight ratio of any metal. Titanium sure does make the driver super shiny! The Porta Pro are warm-sounding headphones with far more prominent bass than the KSC75. Where the KSC75 have more upper energy and seem slightly more resolving, the Porta Pro have more presence, although with bass heavy music they can tend towards boominess and bloom. I find the Porta Pro to have superior sonic balance and are a better match for my tastes.a b Barrier, Michael (1990). "Life after near-death - Koss Corp. near bankruptcy". Nation's Business. Archived from the original on 2008-02-20. The KSC75 can be driven sufficiently from any device with a decent headphone output, and pairing them with a source that is many magnitudes of cost more expensive doesn’t seem to improve the sound significantly. A close look at the KSC75. Bass Let’s be honest with each other. The KSC75 look and feel every bit of their oh-so-low price tag. Shiny silver plastic never seems premium or expensive. And yes, one can draw unfortunate parallels with the free headsets offered on airplanes. The clear rubber-covered metal ear clips are the highlight of the design, as they are smooth and sturdy. It took me a while to get to listen to them, but when I had the chance, I couldn’t put them down anymore. So I ended up buying a pair.

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