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Koss PortaPro Headphones – $40 and Great – User Review

Koss PortaPro
Koss PortaPro

66 reviews
4.45 of 5
MSRP: $ 49.95

Description: A Portable headphone is a headphone that is used on-the-go. Portable headphones tend to be smaller, more lightweight, and may have features that lend themselves to listening on-the-go, like carrying cases or collapsible headbands.

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Rating
Reviewed by:

lisitsa

(Casual Listener)

Review Date
May 13, 2008Overall Rating
5 of 5

Value Rating
5 of 5

Used product for
More than 1 year

Visitors rate this review
3.00 of 5, 2.00 votes

Price Paid: $67.00 from EBAY

Summary:
I’ve had these headphones for 3 years, and they are an absolutely addicting sound. You know its not necessarily that they give you a kicking bass — which they do, or a particular rich sound, rather that you can wear them for hours and your ears don’t get tired nor sick of the sound. The best way to describe the sound of these headphones is warm. Very very warm. In fact like real warmth, they tend to be best enjoyed after being outside in cold weather. I come home and stick these on in my warm house and it gives me a really good feeling.

The other reviews have covered this as well, but there is something special about the bass. I once had this song which had a really punching bass for the first 20 seconds, and it literally felt like your ears were being plucked. Unfortunately I forgot that song, nor was the rest of the song particularly good.

ONE LAST THING, I have to mention that mine have sprung wire problems twice. Each time I used a soldering iron to cut down the wire a bit and resolder. First time was on the headphone end — I gotta give the headphones credit for having a nice big user-friendly panel under which there is enough room for even a big solder iron to do its job effectively. Most headphones can’t be opened and resoldered at the headphone end. Then the wire tore at the end of the socket. Anyway suffice to say, the cord is not bombproof and you might have to solder it, or take it to an electrician sometime or another.

Strengths:
EXCELLENT Sound
Good for long listening sessions — you don’t get sick of the sound
User-friendly repair of wire at the heaphone end.
Comfortable

Weaknesses:
Wires do brake once in a while — but unless you want a much thicker wire than thats just the way it goes. At least it can be repaired.

Similar Products Used:
IPOD Headphones – HORRRIBBBLEEE. In reality, while small heaphones can be made to sound good, the size of their cones guarantees that the listening will hardly ever be as enjoyable as bigger headphones.

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