Koss Sportapro Stereo Headphones

4.19/5 (21 Reviews)


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Sato a Casual Listener

Date Reviewed: August 30, 2006

Bottom Line:   
it's great sound and deep bass.it's Comfortable to use.It's Pretty headphone.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Casual Listener

Product model year:   2006

Price Paid:    $45.00

Purchased At:   EBAY



Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by haymanth a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: May 7, 2004

Bottom Line:   
I got the SportaPros about 2 weeks ago. They are pretty good headphones and provide great sound when plugged into my NetMD player. Much better than the sony earbuds that came with it. My dissapointments are that is looks really cheap and it feels like it's going to fall apart in my hands. The carry case that comes with it looks cool but is barely large enough to contain the headphones. You have to squeeze it in. It does come with a 1/4 inch converter, but the cable is just to short to do any kind of home HIFI listening (unless you sit right in front your HIFI).

Sound quality is quite respectable for headphones within this price range, except I find that the bass is a bit exagerrated and can sound muddy at higher volumes. Oh, it leaks sound too.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2003

Price Paid:    $25.00

Purchased At:   mavons.com



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ebonyks a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: June 1, 2003

Bottom Line:   
Back when i was first getting into this audio hobby and blew out another crappy pair of sony headphones, i picked these things up. Due to contracting an ear infection, thus retiring my far superior etymonic ER-4 s for a couple of weeks. Overall, these headphones can't escape the fact that they are cheap headphones, and while tweaks can make them worlds better, they still can't keep up with more expensive phones. The bass is wooly and overpowering. The highs lean a bit on the bright side, and the soundstage is inferior to pretty much all of the open cans out there (Grados, senn's, beyerdynamic, AKG, etc). Still, given the mere 30 dollar asking price, if you're willing to spend a little bit of time cutting these to pieces, and gluing them back together, you can create a good set of 'phones for portibles, or just throwing around the computer

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2003

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   Amazon.com



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Dan a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: April 7, 2002

Bottom Line:   
After 20 years of listening through the headphones that come with portable players I decided to search for the best headphones in the world that could be driven without an amp. After some research I have found one of the best - The Koss Sportapro. This headphone turned my $20.00 portable player into a luxury stereo system. Now I run my daily 5 miles in total luxury. It is incredible. If music is an important part of your life than spending $30.00 (only $30.00, can you believe it!)is the best $30.00 you will ever spend. Personally I would have paid $500.00 for these - no question about that. Try them for 30 days and if you don't like them Headroom (and other distributors) will refund your money. On the downside theses headphones are very bassy,. Not bad if you like a warm sound but definitely not perfect. They are also ugly but who cares if you have the best sound!

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2001

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   Headroom



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by purplrain a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: February 21, 2002

Bottom Line:   
i was really tempted to spring for the Grado SR60's, but being a college student on a tight budget i had to suck it up and turn a blind eye to the grado's. next in line after the grado's were the portapro's but these were cheaper, so that was pretty much the deciding factor. i further justified my chickening out to the fact that the portapro's were butt ugly.

for a pair of sub-$50 cans these are really impressive. i spent the exact same amount of money on one of those shockwave panasonic 'phones, but after the novelty of vibrating headphones wore off, the muddy midrange, bloated bass and nonexistent high end got those cans shoved into the drawer. i have, since, passed them on to a desperate friend who broke his headphones, free of charge. that only speaks of how bad they were.

i only got new headphones coz the girls living next to my room complained about the bass coming from my klipsch promedia's. okay, now i could settle for playing only jazz at night (which i wasn't opposed to) or i could get headphones and listen to whatever i want. the bass response in these are very strong, but not as tight as my promedia's... but then that's not being fair as these don't have a dedicated subwoofer, duh. i'm not a big fan of huge bass, so i dialed it down on my soundcard control panel. other than that, the midrange is pretty upfront, the highs are crisp and well detailed, wayyyy better than your average best buy headphones. however, these headphones exert a visor-like grip on your head, which i really don't like because it gets uncomfortable after the first hour or so. they have these funky thick foampads right above the ear, and i think that's what's causing the hemorrhage. since i don't go anywhere with these so nobody will ever see me wearing these, i just stretch out the headband to its maximum, and wear them like that. well, it works, darn it.

overall, a great buy, even recommended at Headroom (my prime source of info at this time). so far, the only thing it couldn't handle was the fight club soundtrack. but then, a lot of multimedia speaker systems with dedicated subwooofers couldn't either (case in point: my old cambridge soundworks PC Works, hawked off to my roommate for 20 bucks when i upgraded to the delicious chocolatey goodness of klipsch)

way cool.

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Price Paid:    $25.00

Purchased At:   amazon.com




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