Koss TD-65 Stereo Headphones

TD-65 Stereo

User Reviews (7)

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Dan S   Audio Enthusiast [Mar 24, 2000]
Strength:

very durable, good sound, outside noise isolation

Weakness:

uncomfortable, very annoying for long period use

I've had a pair of these for probably 5 or 6 years now. And I must say their main strength is durability. I've beat the crap out of these things. I've dropped them, stepped on them, crimped the cord in drawers, stood up while standing on the cord. And to my disbelief they perform just as well the day I got them.

The earpads have a thin rubbery skin over the foam, well they used to before that wore off about 2 years ago. They're bulky, clunky, and very uncomfortable - the headband clamps against your head with a fair amount of pressure - I cannot go more than an hour anymore before the fatigue is too much to bear.

They do deliver a good punch, lots of bass, volume can far exceed my normal listening level, and because it's a closed design and have very thick foam pads they block out sound exceptionally well.

The sound quality is perhaps not as clean as I'd like them to be. I've just ordered a pair of Sennheiser HD580's to replace them, but I'll still keep them cause they're generally pretty good all around.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Matt Feusner   Audiophile [Dec 25, 1999]
Strength:

good range, not too expensive

Weakness:

poor durability, poor service, too bulky to wear comfortably for an extended period of time

these headphones sound good when you first hear them, but they break easily. i had to send mine back after the cord stopped working on the left channel ($10 in shipping). three days after i got them back, the headset connector thing broke. sorry, but the quality is not good enough to send them back again. get some technics instead

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
3
Steve Stambersky   [Oct 01, 2001]
Strength:

solid bass good sound

Weakness:

get uncomfortable after long use, mount inside of right speaker broken (falls off unless you pick them up carefully)

see S & W

Similar Products Used: other koss, sony, kenwood
OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
Rick List   Audio Enthusiast [Dec 30, 1999]
Strength:

Sound Exellent
No Distorsion
Deep Bass Capability
Inexpensive

Weakness:

Can become uncomfortable after a long time

Great headphones, so far they have been able to handle everything i have thrown at them without distorting. I love the way they sound and i love how the bass extends

Similar Products Used: other Koss, Sony CD-60 (suck)
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Kevin   Audio Enthusiast [Dec 28, 2000]
Strength:

Solid construction, lots of bass,

Weakness:

uncomfortable, heavy.

Rock solid for cost.

Similar Products Used: Sony MDRV500DJ
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
JJ   Audio Enthusiast [May 26, 2000]
Strength:

Good Bass, isolation from outside noises
Cheap, usually less than 30 bucks

Weakness:

Not really that comfortable, but I do study with them for about 8 hrs at a time.

I would have to agree with the other guys. Not really that comfortable, but the noise isolation when you are trying to study is near-complete. These headphones make my R&B and electronic music sound good. But every few hours I take them off because of discomfort.
I've had them for about 2 years and used them heavily, stuffing them into bags. The plastic is starting to crack, and the copper and white wires are getting exposed, but it has been a while. Overall, a great-sounding headphone for 30 dollars.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Jeff   Audio Enthusiast [Apr 12, 2000]
Strength:

Punchy bass, solid construction, Can take a lot before they distort

Weakness:

Colored output, very uncomfortable, lacks treble

This is one bassy set of headphones, extension is nearly as good as my Sennheiser HD500's, and bass in general is quite a bit boomier and punchier compared with the Sennheisers. I do not like a sound like this, but many people who listen to rap or techno may like the extremely punchy bass. These headphones basically clamp onto your head, you could ride a roller coaster and they would not fall off, but as a result they are very uncomfortable, and fatiguing to use. Vocals sound fair, the coloration heard in higher frequencies is not as predominant here, but these headphones are poor for anything with guitar, which sounds muffled, flat, and dull.

Overall, these headphones produce sound that is somewhat flat and lack any sort of transparency to my untrained ears, but I think these are definantly worth a look at if you listen to a lot of bass heavy music. I highly reccomend that you try to wear them for an hour or so before you purchase them however, they really are that uncomfortable. For the money, you probably can not get a bassier set of headphones, but at the same cost you could get some much clearer, more uncolored sounding ones.

Similar Products Used: Similarly priced Sony headphones
OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
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