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nikly nudes cover Koss Porta Pro on-ear headphones in black/silver Choice of different brands
nikly nudes cover Koss Porta Pro on-ear headphones in black/silver Choice of different brands
nikly nudes cover Koss Porta Pro on-ear headphones in black/silver Choice of different brands
nikly nudes cover Koss Porta Pro on-ear headphones in black/silver Choice of different brands

nikly nudes cover Koss Porta Pro on-ear headphones in black/silver Choice of different brands

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      Collapsible for maximum portability, includes carrying caseConnector Type: nikly nudes 1 x Headphones (mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm)Comfortable, secure fit nikly nudes with adjustable nikly nudes headband and multi-pivoting earplatesTwo adjustable temporal-comfort zone pads nikly nudes shift the pressure and perfectly balance nikly nudes the ear plates nikly nudes on nikly nudes your earDesigned for deep bass nikly nudes performanceI enjoyed these nikly nudes Headphones!For nikly nudes those of you who have trouble with it pulling your hair, my nikly nudes remedy nikly nudes was to nikly nudes wrap painters tape (blue to match nikly nudes the nikly nudes highlights on the headphones) around nikly nudes the nikly nudes middle section of the headband. It also keeps the nikly nudes headband nikly nudes the nikly nudes perfect length so nikly nudes I didn't have to nikly nudes constantly nikly nudes adjust it every time I took it off. nikly nudes This DOES make nikly nudes it less portable nikly nudes for nikly nudes pocket carry, but nikly nudes I never used that nikly nudes anyway. nikly nudes The temple pads were giving me migraines so I nikly nudes ripped nikly nudes them off. Then I replaced the foam earpads with the nikly nudes YAXI nikly nudes ones. Now everything is great.---MY nikly nudes HUNT FOR nikly nudes THE BEST BUDGET HEAPHONES:(I nikly nudes use my headphones nikly nudes for 80's Rock, 90's Alternative, Oldies, Classical, and nikly nudes plenty of TV nikly nudes and nikly nudes Movies)-SHORT nikly nudes VERSION...BUY nikly nudes THE KOSS KPH40'S nikly nudes AND SOME nikly nudes YAXI nikly nudes PADS!LONG VERSION...FIRST I HAD THE PX-100-i's for like 10 years. Loved them, but the connector broke a few years back. THEN I got the PX-100-ii's. nikly nudes I nikly nudes didn't like it as much as the nikly nudes first iteration. Way too much nikly nudes Bass! And the bass bled like crazy. nikly nudes They sounded super muddy. But everything nikly nudes else sounded like my old px-100's. Then nikly nudes a few months ago, THOSE nikly nudes broke at the connector (I'm nikly nudes nice to nikly nudes my headphones, nikly nudes they nikly nudes get plugged into my computer and stay there, there's really no reason for nikly nudes those connectors to nikly nudes go faulty, just bad nikly nudes manufacturing). nikly nudes Then nikly nudes I found out that Sennheiser nikly nudes was no longer making nikly nudes ANY PX-100's nikly nudes anymore, so I had some research nikly nudes to nikly nudes do...NEXT WERE nikly nudes THE KOSS PORTAPROShttps://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00001P4ZH/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00ie=UTF8&th=1-The sound is 'soft' for the mids and uppers, nikly nudes and a slightly boomy nikly nudes bass. Very easy-listening. The bass was a little too boomy for my taste, nikly nudes but it wasn't nikly nudes bad. The high's nikly nudes weren't nikly nudes sibilant, nikly nudes which I nikly nudes loved. I nikly nudes missed some clarity from my px-100's, but it was worth it. What I didn't like about nikly nudes it was that the bass bled into the mids, which nikly nudes made some things nikly nudes sound weird. Still, nikly nudes I liked them better than my nikly nudes original nikly nudes sennheiser PX-100-i's which is saying something. The PX-100-i's have highs that nikly nudes are harsh on my ears, nikly nudes too much sibilance. nikly nudes The Bass on the PX-100-i's can be nikly nudes a little to nikly nudes boomy also, nikly nudes but no bleeding. It had an accurate, clear sound I loved. But overall I considered the nikly nudes Portapro's a nice nikly nudes upgrade.KOSS nikly nudes KPH30ihttps://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B075FBRYM1/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o04_s00ie=UTF8&th=1-But, I nikly nudes didn't nikly nudes like the bleeding bass of nikly nudes the Portapro's, so I kept hunting. I tried the Koss KPH30i's next. VERY nice. I nikly nudes consider them better than the nikly nudes Portapro's. Slightly more clarity in the highs nikly nudes and nikly nudes the bass didn't bleed. The high's were only a little more powerful than the Portapro's, pretty much nikly nudes had the same 'soft' sound nikly nudes quality nikly nudes I liked nikly nudes in the Portapro's. The nikly nudes bass was a little underwhelming. I could tell where the bass was meant to nikly nudes be, which was nice, but it wasn't boomy at all. Like nikly nudes HEARING the nikly nudes bass, but not FEELING it. At nikly nudes first I nikly nudes really appreciated that, especially for classical, but after a few days I kind of missed the bass punch nikly nudes of the Portapro's. The nikly nudes biggest nikly nudes problem with the KPH30i's were nikly nudes they were uncomfortable! The nikly nudes earpads are huge and they press on nikly nudes my ears nikly nudes hard. Its not just the compression strength causing it, its the flat earcups that press against the entire ear. I nikly nudes could nikly nudes only nikly nudes wear it for 10 min before taking nikly nudes them nikly nudes off. So I tried nikly nudes the Grado Ear Pad mod, put nikly nudes it around the nikly nudes earcups and it was MUCH better. Warning, do nikly nudes NOT remove the original foam nikly nudes of the headphones. They tear and nikly nudes you cant nikly nudes get them back on. I nikly nudes made that mistake and now my KPH30i's high's nikly nudes hurt nikly nudes my ears because there is nothing between my nikly nudes ear and nikly nudes the driver. I nikly nudes wished I would have kept the nikly nudes original foam on, and nikly nudes THEN put nikly nudes the Grado pads over them. Instead I had to use the paper towel mod and now the high's don't hurt my ears. The hole in the nikly nudes pad still make a nikly nudes tunnel effect and I feel like that creates nikly nudes a nikly nudes pressure nikly nudes chamber that hurts nikly nudes my ears over time. nikly nudes I DO love the silicone resting band nikly nudes on this set. nikly nudes With that and the Grado pads, these became a lot more comfy, but nikly nudes I still would have nikly nudes to take them off nikly nudes after nikly nudes a nikly nudes couple hours, nikly nudes from nikly nudes my ears over-heating and nikly nudes the firm nikly nudes pressure on the ears. That combined with the nikly nudes lack of bass punch, I decided to keep looking.KOSS KPH40https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B09KZC94X1/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o03_s00ie=UTF8&psc=1-I had nikly nudes heard that the KPH40 was nikly nudes the sound 'sweet nikly nudes spot' between Portapro's and KPH30i's, and they were nikly nudes right! These nikly nudes are currently nikly nudes my favorite headphones, even nikly nudes more than my less-than-budget-friendly Sennheiser HD599's (see below). The nikly nudes KPH40's are my Goldilocks Headphones. The KPH40's sound profile are a LITTLE nikly nudes more V-shape than the Portapro's and nikly nudes the nikly nudes KPH30i's. A little more nikly nudes bass than the KPH30i's and a little more high's nikly nudes than the Portapro's. Perfect. The bass nikly nudes is just right, and very accurate. nikly nudes The mids nikly nudes are there, but not overpowering. The nikly nudes high's are nikly nudes clear but still have that nikly nudes 'soft', 'easy-listening' sound I enjoy from the Koss drivers. Honestly I don't think a nikly nudes lot of people will hear nikly nudes a nikly nudes difference between the nikly nudes 3 Koss headphones I tried, its very subtle. nikly nudes They all have the nikly nudes same basic sound. But the differences were enough for me to recommend the KPH40's over nikly nudes the others.The koss headphones I tried aren't as nikly nudes clear and nikly nudes accurate nikly nudes as nikly nudes my nikly nudes HD599's but I nikly nudes enjoy listening to music nikly nudes on them more. It's just more nikly nudes laid back while nikly nudes still being clear and nikly nudes accurate enough. It has a nikly nudes pleasant 'cloudiness' to the whole sound image. I think some people call nikly nudes this 'veiled'. That's a good description. It's just not nikly nudes as harsh on nikly nudes the ears, I could nikly nudes listen to them all day without pain or fatigue. nikly nudes I put nikly nudes the YAXI nikly nudes pads nikly nudes I nikly nudes bought for my nikly nudes Portapro's nikly nudes on them and they nikly nudes fit nikly nudes fine. Super comfy. nikly nudes It didn't really nikly nudes need it because Koss learned from the KPH30i's mistake nikly nudes and made these earcups small. They sit nikly nudes right on the ear nikly nudes where it needs to and it doesnt hurt. nikly nudes The headband nikly nudes is also metal instead of nikly nudes plastic, so nikly nudes you can adjust nikly nudes it to exactly the clamping force and shape that you want. At first, nikly nudes I found the nikly nudes metal nikly nudes headband too skinny, it felt like nikly nudes it was cutting into my nikly nudes scalp. It nikly nudes wasn't, It just felt that way. So I nikly nudes actually nikly nudes took the silicone band I nikly nudes loved from the KPH30i's and taped nikly nudes it to nikly nudes the inside of the metal head band. LOL, I'm not nikly nudes fancy. nikly nudes I bet you could tape some rolled up paper towel to the nikly nudes inside and get nikly nudes a similarly comfy effect. This mimics the nikly nudes all day comfort I always got from my PX-100's. I nikly nudes think nikly nudes any future iteration's should nikly nudes still keep nikly nudes the metal band, but nikly nudes maybe include the silicone comfort band from the KPH30i's, don't touch the drivers or earcups, they nikly nudes are great. nikly nudes I LOVE the ribbon style nikly nudes cable nikly nudes that doesn't tangle. I don't really need the "utility series" connector, nikly nudes especially when nikly nudes the utlity cables cost $45, nikly nudes so nikly nudes if removing nikly nudes that makes these headphones $30 instead of $40, please do so and make nikly nudes these nikly nudes headphones an even more ridiculous nikly nudes bargain!SENNHEISER HD599https://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-HD-599-Open-Headphone/dp/B01L1IICR2ref_=ast_sto_dp&th=1-At $150, I almost nikly nudes didn't want to mention these nikly nudes as budget headphones, but for those looking to become Audiophiles, I nikly nudes think they nikly nudes are the cheapest nikly nudes Audiophile-quality option. Some recommend the Grado SR60's or SR80's, but I don't. They nikly nudes have zero nikly nudes bass, nikly nudes ear canal piercing highs, and are VERY uncomfortable to wear. nikly nudes The earcups are flat, nikly nudes high compression, and unyielding. nikly nudes I couldn't wear them for more than 3 minutes. The sound profile of nikly nudes those Grado's might be good for monitoring high's and mids, but nikly nudes not bass, nikly nudes so what's the point of nikly nudes them Vocals and nikly nudes violins only nikly nudes No nikly nudes thanks. nikly nudes The HD599's, on the other hand, have a nikly nudes very neutral profile nikly nudes with nikly nudes a SLIGHTLY elevated nikly nudes bass, perfect nikly nudes for monitoring, IMO. The nikly nudes bass is present, a little nikly nudes punchy, but not muddy or boomy at nikly nudes all. While the headphones were comfy on my ears, nikly nudes I found nikly nudes that nikly nudes it created weird air pressure differences in my ear canal. nikly nudes This became very fatiguing after nikly nudes an nikly nudes hour, even at nikly nudes the lowest possible volume nikly nudes to hear the music. Probably nikly nudes because of nikly nudes the bigger, more powerful drivers. I think they started to damage my ears. After a few weeks I couldnt wear nikly nudes them for more than 10 minutes without my ears hurting again. The nikly nudes only time any budget Koss driver did that was nikly nudes when I had the tunnel effect going nikly nudes on with nikly nudes the Grado Cushion nikly nudes Mod, and nikly nudes even nikly nudes then it was at a nikly nudes much lesser degree.---A NOTE nikly nudes ON AUDIOPHILIA...-But mostly nikly nudes I just recommend people don't become Audiophiles. It sucks.What a nikly nudes music-lover like nikly nudes me nikly nudes didn't nikly nudes understand was nikly nudes that Audiophiles don't listen nikly nudes to music, nikly nudes they monitor nikly nudes it. They don't absorb the entire composition, they nikly nudes nit-pick specific parts nikly nudes of it. This robs the listener of any enjoyment nikly nudes of the nikly nudes music. It kind of bother's nikly nudes me that they have stolen the title of "Audiophile". I think nikly nudes that nikly nudes belongs to music-lovers and music-makers. What we call "Audiophilia" should actually be nikly nudes called "Audiomonitoring". Calling it Audiophilia compels music-lovers nikly nudes like me nikly nudes to spend massive amounts of money on nikly nudes "better" headphones and audio setups nikly nudes to rob of us of nikly nudes any listening enjoyment nikly nudes we previously had with nikly nudes our $40 nikly nudes budget headphones, and nikly nudes rob nikly nudes our wallet while they nikly nudes are at it. I don't mean nikly nudes to insult nikly nudes or begrudge Audiophiles for a hobby they nikly nudes enjoy, I nikly nudes just don't nikly nudes like nikly nudes it nikly nudes when they are propped nikly nudes up as experts of the best sounding equipment. They nikly nudes aren't. They are experts for the best nikly nudes MONITORING equipment for sound engineers. If you enjoy music, nikly nudes I nikly nudes recommend you get a "consumer" headphone. I recommend you get the Koss KPH40.I like my KPH40's the best for listening to nikly nudes Music, TV, nikly nudes and nikly nudes Movies. Even over nikly nudes my Sennheiser nikly nudes HD599's. Its true that the HD599's have better clarity, but I enjoy music nikly nudes more with my KPH40's because I'm not hearing harshness nikly nudes or noises that the sound engineers never meant people to hear. nikly nudes Sometimes I felt like I was hearing TOO MUCH accuracy on the HD599's, nikly nudes like things nikly nudes the orchestra didn't want us to nikly nudes hear. nikly nudes I couldn't ENJOY my music because I was MONITORING nikly nudes it nikly nudes too much. I nikly nudes heard too much nikly nudes noise, not enough music. And I didn't have a CHOICE to enjoy the music, I HAD nikly nudes to monitor nikly nudes it. Audiophiles nikly nudes are nikly nudes nit-picky sound analysts, nikly nudes so nikly nudes take their hard-earned advice with that nikly nudes in mind.OK, A short message on Amp/DAC's. Don't bother.I have a nikly nudes Dragonfly nikly nudes Cobalt Amp/DAC. It costs $330. While nikly nudes it DOES make all my headphones sound better, nikly nudes it's practically negligable. MAYBE a 3-5% improvement in sound. Not really worth spending any kind nikly nudes of money on. The DAC on my computer is fine. nikly nudes Especially with the nikly nudes Koss budget headphones. It's recommended that nikly nudes you have nikly nudes an amp for heaphones that have nikly nudes an impedance of 50 ohms or higher. If its higher nikly nudes than 50 ohms you nikly nudes might want an amp just so the nikly nudes drivers nikly nudes are poperly nikly nudes driven, or it will sound real nikly nudes quiet. But test it first at full nikly nudes volume, nikly nudes you might not need it. If you do, there nikly nudes are Amp/DAC's in the nikly nudes $60 range that should do just fine. You definately don't need nikly nudes it with the KPH40's. So unless you can get nikly nudes it for nikly nudes free like I did (VERY nice friend), then I wouldn't bother nikly nudes with it.What about nikly nudes special cables Not needed with the nikly nudes KPH40's alone. I had trouble with distortion running headphones from my amp using a cheap amazon 3.5mm extension nikly nudes cable, so nikly nudes I just got a USB extension cable instead and ran the nikly nudes headphones driectly from the amp. nikly nudes Problem solved. If your still having problems with distortion, there's guides online on how to make quality cables on the cheap. nikly nudes But you shouldn't need them. Please don't spend more nikly nudes than $20, the cost-to-sound improvement nikly nudes ratio is nikly nudes the nikly nudes worst here.OK, rant against the heaphone consumer nikly nudes industry over...and thank nikly nudes heaven nikly nudes for Koss!---So for normal nikly nudes people (99.9% of the nikly nudes population), I nikly nudes recommend you forget the expensive nikly nudes monitor stuff and nikly nudes get the KPH-40's for the $40. nikly nudes :DOther nikly nudes than nikly nudes the modifications I mentioned, you can nikly nudes also use the Kramer Mod to further fine tune the sound profile, but nikly nudes I don't think it's necessary with the KPH40's. Guides nikly nudes for nikly nudes the nikly nudes Kramer Mod can be found online.Here's nikly nudes the YAXI pads I nikly nudes used nikly nudes on nikly nudes the Portapro's and the KPH40'shttps://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01MQVHX84/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00ie=UTF8&th=1Here's nikly nudes the Grado Pads I used on the nikly nudes KPH30i'shttps://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00TGCDHL2/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o04_s01ie=UTF8&psc=1Here's some painters tape for the Portapro's. It doesn't nikly nudes leave residue nikly nudes if you change your mind later, and it matches the blue in nikly nudes the headphones nicely! :Dhttps://www.amazon.com/Duck-Painters-1-5-Inch-1-41-Inch-240194/dp/B0025KUSW8ref_=ast_sto_dp&th=1A cheaper $7 3.5mm-to-lightning adapter so you don't have to buy the $45 one from Koss, (COUGH!)https://www.amazon.com/Apple-Lightning-Headphone-Jack-Adapter/dp/B01LXJFMGFref_=ast_sto_dpA popular budget Amp/DAC nikly nudes you don't need.https://www.amazon.com/Fosi-Audio-Headphone-Digital-Analog/dp/B07VDQQY95ref_=ast_sto_dpIf you made it to the end, thanks nikly nudes for listening, and enjoy those heaphones!These PortaPro nikly nudes headphones sound incredible. nikly nudes Very satisfying in the lower midrange and upper bass. No piercing upper nikly nudes mids or highs or listening nikly nudes fatigue. The bass could be described nikly nudes as loose, but nikly nudes at nikly nudes least it is there, and nikly nudes does not leave nikly nudes you nikly nudes with nikly nudes the feeling of lacking nikly nudes like so nikly nudes many other on-ear headphones. The highs are plenty nikly nudes there, not muffled, nikly nudes however they nikly nudes are nikly nudes somewhat nikly nudes subdued.The PortaPro's nikly nudes are very comfortable to wear. The nikly nudes design does make nikly nudes them a bit finicky to nikly nudes put on because you have to adjust the headband open to your nikly nudes head size nikly nudes each time, but nikly nudes you soon learn the trick of nikly nudes quickly siding nikly nudes the nikly nudes headband open. But still this is an nikly nudes mildly annoying extra step that nikly nudes needs nikly nudes to be done compared with nikly nudes most nikly nudes other headphones. When not in use, I like to nikly nudes simply coil nikly nudes the cord around the tops of the nikly nudes ear-pieces. They stay put well this way, however can nikly nudes tend to get nikly nudes caught on the protruding metal part of the headband, which is a bit nikly nudes sharp and could eventually nikly nudes tear into the cord. For nikly nudes these reasons I considered getting the Koss nikly nudes KPH30i nikly nudes headphones, which have identical drivers but in a more nikly nudes modern design, however several reviews revealed the KPH30i to be uncomfortable, nikly nudes digging nikly nudes into the nikly nudes ears after a half-hour, I figure due nikly nudes to excessive clamping force. So nikly nudes although the PortaPro's are a nikly nudes bit weird by today's nikly nudes standards and have some potentially nikly nudes problematic nikly nudes sharp nikly nudes edges, nikly nudes they are nikly nudes very comfortable to wear. (Certainly nothing sharp contacting you head or ears.) The angle nikly nudes of the earpads can even be adjusted outward to 3 nikly nudes slightly different angles in order to lessen the nikly nudes clamping force. Yet they nikly nudes always snap back to the nikly nudes inward nikly nudes setting nikly nudes as soon as you nikly nudes remove them from your head. nikly nudes Fortunately I am usually perfectly fine with this default firmest setting, although sometimes nikly nudes I back it off by one click.The reason I purchased these headphones nikly nudes was to replace my beat up Audio-Technica ATH-P5 that are physically wearing out. Those also have a nikly nudes very pleasant lower midrange and upper nikly nudes bass. So if you like nikly nudes the Audio-Technical ATH-P5, you will nikly nudes probably like the nikly nudes PortaPro's as well.Previous to nikly nudes purchasing PortaPro's, I nikly nudes tried three other headphones, returning nikly nudes two. These included the Kensington Hi-Fi On-Ear nikly nudes Headphones with 9-Foot Cord (K33137), which was extremely lacking in the nikly nudes lower midrange and bass; and the Panasonic XBS RP-HT21, nikly nudes which was also quite lacking in nikly nudes the lower midrange and bass and was nikly nudes super hyped in the upper midrange leading to nikly nudes listening fatigue. The other nikly nudes pair of nikly nudes headphones nikly nudes I ordered (and nikly nudes kept) are the Yamaha RH1C. The nikly nudes Yamaha RH1C nikly nudes are nikly nudes by far nikly nudes the most nikly nudes neutral sounding of all headphones I have mentioned, with nikly nudes a nice flat and even nikly nudes frequency response. However, the bass nikly nudes and nikly nudes lower nikly nudes midrange, are still not as present as nikly nudes I nikly nudes prefer. Now don't nikly nudes get me wrong. I nikly nudes am not a bass-head. Yet the lower midrange is nikly nudes where a lot nikly nudes of the magic happens. Now that nikly nudes I have the Koss PortaPro's, I am nikly nudes not finding myself using the Yamaha RH1C. nikly nudes That said, nikly nudes the Koss PortaPro's cannot nikly nudes be described as neutral or flat. The lower frequencies nikly nudes of the nikly nudes PortaPro's can be a bit too much nikly nudes on nikly nudes some sources.The Koss PortaPro's are incredibly satisfying nikly nudes for monitoring my electric guitar sound nikly nudes through my nikly nudes Amp Modeler. They sound nikly nudes absolutely amazing on clean nikly nudes sounds with single-coil guitar pickups. And high distortion models with humbuckers sound very nikly nudes satisfying as well. That said, I suppose some people might nikly nudes prefer a bit less lower-mids and a bit nikly nudes more nikly nudes upper-mids for distorted amp nikly nudes sounds. But the nikly nudes PortaPro's nikly nudes do nikly nudes not nikly nudes cause listening fatigue, nikly nudes and my ears nikly nudes are not ringing afterward nikly nudes from nikly nudes any nikly nudes excessive upper nikly nudes midrange frequencies, which nikly nudes was quite a problem with the Panasonic nikly nudes XBS RP-HT21. The Koss PortaPro's nikly nudes just keep sounding good and make me happy playing for hours.I have also nikly nudes been using nikly nudes these plugged into my laptop to nikly nudes listen to YouTube videos, nikly nudes podcasts, nikly nudes and the nikly nudes like. For spoken word, I had been expecting nikly nudes to like the Yamaha RH1C. However I much nikly nudes prefer the Koss PortaPro's nikly nudes for that nikly nudes as well. They are just plain nikly nudes more pleasant to listen to due nikly nudes to the full lower-mids and nikly nudes relaxed upper-mids and somewhat nikly nudes subdued highs.


      Koss Porta Pro On Ear Headphones with Case, Black / SilverDesigned for deep bass nikly nudes performanceComfortable, secure nikly nudes fit nikly nudes with adjustable headband and multi-pivoting earplatesTwo nikly nudes adjustable temporal-comfort zone nikly nudes pads shift the pressure nikly nudes and perfectly balance nikly nudes the ear plates on your earCollapsible for maximum nikly nudes portability, includes carrying caseConnector Type: 1 nikly nudes x Headphones (mini-phone nikly nudes stereo 3.5 mm)



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      1: I enjoyed these Headphones!For those of you who have trouble with it pulling your hair, my remedy was to wrap painters tape (blue to match the highlights on the headphones) around the middle section of the headband. It also keeps the headband the perfect length so I didn't have to constantly adjust it every time I took it off. This DOES make it less portable for pocket carry, but I never used that anyway. The temple pads were giving me migraines so I ripped them off. Then I replaced the foam earpads with the YAXI ones. Now everything is great.---MY HUNT FOR THE BEST BUDGET HEAPHONES:(I use my headphones for 80's Rock, 90's Alternative, Oldies, Classical, and plenty of TV and Movies)-SHORT VERSION...BUY THE KOSS KPH40'S AND SOME YAXI PADS!LONG VERSION...FIRST I HAD THE PX-100-i's for like 10 years. Loved them, but the connector broke a few years back. THEN I got the PX-100-ii's. I didn't like it as much as the first iteration. Way too much Bass! And the bass bled like crazy. They sounded super muddy. But everything else sounded like my old px-100's. Then a few months ago, THOSE broke at the connector (I'm nice to my headphones, they get plugged into my computer and stay there, there's really no reason for those connectors to go faulty, just bad manufacturing). Then I found out that Sennheiser was no longer making ANY PX-100's anymore, so I had some research to do...NEXT WERE THE KOSS PORTAPROShttps://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00001P4ZH/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00ie=UTF8&th=1-The sound is 'soft' for the mids and uppers, and a slightly boomy bass. Very easy-listening. The bass was a little too boomy for my taste, but it wasn't bad. The high's weren't sibilant, which I loved. I missed some clarity from my px-100's, but it was worth it. What I didn't like about it was that the bass bled into the mids, which made some things sound weird. Still, I liked them better than my original sennheiser PX-100-i's which is saying something. The PX-100-i's have highs that are harsh on my ears, too much sibilance. The Bass on the PX-100-i's can be a little to boomy also, but no bleeding. It had an accurate, clear sound I loved. But overall I considered the Portapro's a nice upgrade.KOSS KPH30ihttps://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B075FBRYM1/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o04_s00ie=UTF8&th=1-But, I didn't like the bleeding bass of the Portapro's, so I kept hunting. I tried the Koss KPH30i's next. VERY nice. I consider them better than the Portapro's. Slightly more clarity in the highs and the bass didn't bleed. The high's were only a little more powerful than the Portapro's, pretty much had the same 'soft' sound quality I liked in the Portapro's. The bass was a little underwhelming. I could tell where the bass was meant to be, which was nice, but it wasn't boomy at all. Like HEARING the bass, but not FEELING it. At first I really appreciated that, especially for classical, but after a few days I kind of missed the bass punch of the Portapro's. The biggest problem with the KPH30i's were they were uncomfortable! The earpads are huge and they press on my ears hard. Its not just the compression strength causing it, its the flat earcups that press against the entire ear. I could only wear it for 10 min before taking them off. So I tried the Grado Ear Pad mod, put it around the earcups and it was MUCH better. Warning, do NOT remove the original foam of the headphones. They tear and you cant get them back on. I made that mistake and now my KPH30i's high's hurt my ears because there is nothing between my ear and the driver. I wished I would have kept the original foam on, and THEN put the Grado pads over them. Instead I had to use the paper towel mod and now the high's don't hurt my ears. The hole in the pad still make a tunnel effect and I feel like that creates a pressure chamber that hurts my ears over time. I DO love the silicone resting band on this set. With that and the Grado pads, these became a lot more comfy, but I still would have to take them off after a couple hours, from my ears over-heating and the firm pressure on the ears. That combined with the lack of bass punch, I decided to keep looking.KOSS KPH40https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B09KZC94X1/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o03_s00ie=UTF8&psc=1-I had heard that the KPH40 was the sound 'sweet spot' between Portapro's and KPH30i's, and they were right! These are currently my favorite headphones, even more than my less-than-budget-friendly Sennheiser HD599's (see below). The KPH40's are my Goldilocks Headphones. The KPH40's sound profile are a LITTLE more V-shape than the Portapro's and the KPH30i's. A little more bass than the KPH30i's and a little more high's than the Portapro's. Perfect. The bass is just right, and very accurate. The mids are there, but not overpowering. The high's are clear but still have that 'soft', 'easy-listening' sound I enjoy from the Koss drivers. Honestly I don't think a lot of people will hear a difference between the 3 Koss headphones I tried, its very subtle. They all have the same basic sound. But the differences were enough for me to recommend the KPH40's over the others.The koss headphones I tried aren't as clear and accurate as my HD599's but I enjoy listening to music on them more. It's just more laid back while still being clear and accurate enough. It has a pleasant 'cloudiness' to the whole sound image. I think some people call this 'veiled'. That's a good description. It's just not as harsh on the ears, I could listen to them all day without pain or fatigue. I put the YAXI pads I bought for my Portapro's on them and they fit fine. Super comfy. It didn't really need it because Koss learned from the KPH30i's mistake and made these earcups small. They sit right on the ear where it needs to and it doesnt hurt. The headband is also metal instead of plastic, so you can adjust it to exactly the clamping force and shape that you want. At first, I found the metal headband too skinny, it felt like it was cutting into my scalp. It wasn't, It just felt that way. So I actually took the silicone band I loved from the KPH30i's and taped it to the inside of the metal head band. LOL, I'm not fancy. I bet you could tape some rolled up paper towel to the inside and get a similarly comfy effect. This mimics the all day comfort I always got from my PX-100's. I think any future iteration's should still keep the metal band, but maybe include the silicone comfort band from the KPH30i's, don't touch the drivers or earcups, they are great. I LOVE the ribbon style cable that doesn't tangle. I don't really need the "utility series" connector, especially when the utlity cables cost $45, so if removing that makes these headphones $30 instead of $40, please do so and make these headphones an even more ridiculous bargain!SENNHEISER HD599https://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-HD-599-Open-Headphone/dp/B01L1IICR2ref_=ast_sto_dp&th=1-At $150, I almost didn't want to mention these as budget headphones, but for those looking to become Audiophiles, I think they are the cheapest Audiophile-quality option. Some recommend the Grado SR60's or SR80's, but I don't. They have zero bass, ear canal piercing highs, and are VERY uncomfortable to wear. The earcups are flat, high compression, and unyielding. I couldn't wear them for more than 3 minutes. The sound profile of those Grado's might be good for monitoring high's and mids, but not bass, so what's the point of them Vocals and violins only No thanks. The HD599's, on the other hand, have a very neutral profile with a SLIGHTLY elevated bass, perfect for monitoring, IMO. The bass is present, a little punchy, but not muddy or boomy at all. While the headphones were comfy on my ears, I found that it created weird air pressure differences in my ear canal. This became very fatiguing after an hour, even at the lowest possible volume to hear the music. Probably because of the bigger, more powerful drivers. I think they started to damage my ears. After a few weeks I couldnt wear them for more than 10 minutes without my ears hurting again. The only time any budget Koss driver did that was when I had the tunnel effect going on with the Grado Cushion Mod, and even then it was at a much lesser degree.---A NOTE ON AUDIOPHILIA...-But mostly I just recommend people don't become Audiophiles. It sucks.What a music-lover like me didn't understand was that Audiophiles don't listen to music, they monitor it. They don't absorb the entire composition, they nit-pick specific parts of it. This robs the listener of any enjoyment of the music. It kind of bother's me that they have stolen the title of "Audiophile". I think that belongs to music-lovers and music-makers. What we call "Audiophilia" should actually be called "Audiomonitoring". Calling it Audiophilia compels music-lovers like me to spend massive amounts of money on "better" headphones and audio setups to rob of us of any listening enjoyment we previously had with our $40 budget headphones, and rob our wallet while they are at it. I don't mean to insult or begrudge Audiophiles for a hobby they enjoy, I just don't like it when they are propped up as experts of the best sounding equipment. They aren't. They are experts for the best MONITORING equipment for sound engineers. If you enjoy music, I recommend you get a "consumer" headphone. I recommend you get the Koss KPH40.I like my KPH40's the best for listening to Music, TV, and Movies. Even over my Sennheiser HD599's. Its true that the HD599's have better clarity, but I enjoy music more with my KPH40's because I'm not hearing harshness or noises that the sound engineers never meant people to hear. Sometimes I felt like I was hearing TOO MUCH accuracy on the HD599's, like things the orchestra didn't want us to hear. I couldn't ENJOY my music because I was MONITORING it too much. I heard too much noise, not enough music. And I didn't have a CHOICE to enjoy the music, I HAD to monitor it. Audiophiles are nit-picky sound analysts, so take their hard-earned advice with that in mind.OK, A short message on Amp/DAC's. Don't bother.I have a Dragonfly Cobalt Amp/DAC. It costs $330. While it DOES make all my headphones sound better, it's practically negligable. MAYBE a 3-5% improvement in sound. Not really worth spending any kind of money on. The DAC on my computer is fine. Especially with the Koss budget headphones. It's recommended that you have an amp for heaphones that have an impedance of 50 ohms or higher. If its higher than 50 ohms you might want an amp just so the drivers are poperly driven, or it will sound real quiet. But test it first at full volume, you might not need it. If you do, there are Amp/DAC's in the $60 range that should do just fine. You definately don't need it with the KPH40's. So unless you can get it for free like I did (VERY nice friend), then I wouldn't bother with it.What about special cables Not needed with the KPH40's alone. I had trouble with distortion running headphones from my amp using a cheap amazon 3.5mm extension cable, so I just got a USB extension cable instead and ran the headphones driectly from the amp. Problem solved. If your still having problems with distortion, there's guides online on how to make quality cables on the cheap. But you shouldn't need them. Please don't spend more than $20, the cost-to-sound improvement ratio is the worst here.OK, rant against the heaphone consumer industry over...and thank heaven for Koss!---So for normal people (99.9% of the population), I recommend you forget the expensive monitor stuff and get the KPH-40's for the $40. :DOther than the modifications I mentioned, you can also use the Kramer Mod to further fine tune the sound profile, but I don't think it's necessary with the KPH40's. Guides for the Kramer Mod can be found online.Here's the YAXI pads I used on the Portapro's and the KPH40'shttps://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01MQVHX84/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00ie=UTF8&th=1Here's the Grado Pads I used on the KPH30i'shttps://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00TGCDHL2/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o04_s01ie=UTF8&psc=1Here's some painters tape for the Portapro's. It doesn't leave residue if you change your mind later, and it matches the blue in the headphones nicely! :Dhttps://www.amazon.com/Duck-Painters-1-5-Inch-1-41-Inch-240194/dp/B0025KUSW8ref_=ast_sto_dp&th=1A cheaper $7 3.5mm-to-lightning adapter so you don't have to buy the $45 one from Koss, (COUGH!)https://www.amazon.com/Apple-Lightning-Headphone-Jack-Adapter/dp/B01LXJFMGFref_=ast_sto_dpA popular budget Amp/DAC you don't need.https://www.amazon.com/Fosi-Audio-Headphone-Digital-Analog/dp/B07VDQQY95ref_=ast_sto_dpIf you made it to the end, thanks for listening, and enjoy those heaphones!


      2: These PortaPro headphones sound incredible. Very satisfying in the lower midrange and upper bass. No piercing upper mids or highs or listening fatigue. The bass could be described as loose, but at least it is there, and does not leave you with the feeling of lacking like so many other on-ear headphones. The highs are plenty there, not muffled, however they are somewhat subdued.The PortaPro's are very comfortable to wear. The design does make them a bit finicky to put on because you have to adjust the headband open to your head size each time, but you soon learn the trick of quickly siding the headband open. But still this is an mildly annoying extra step that needs to be done compared with most other headphones. When not in use, I like to simply coil the cord around the tops of the ear-pieces. They stay put well this way, however can tend to get caught on the protruding metal part of the headband, which is a bit sharp and could eventually tear into the cord. For these reasons I considered getting the Koss KPH30i headphones, which have identical drivers but in a more modern design, however several reviews revealed the KPH30i to be uncomfortable, digging into the ears after a half-hour, I figure due to excessive clamping force. So although the PortaPro's are a bit weird by today's standards and have some potentially problematic sharp edges, they are very comfortable to wear. (Certainly nothing sharp contacting you head or ears.) The angle of the earpads can even be adjusted outward to 3 slightly different angles in order to lessen the clamping force. Yet they always snap back to the inward setting as soon as you remove them from your head. Fortunately I am usually perfectly fine with this default firmest setting, although sometimes I back it off by one click.The reason I purchased these headphones was to replace my beat up Audio-Technica ATH-P5 that are physically wearing out. Those also have a very pleasant lower midrange and upper bass. So if you like the Audio-Technical ATH-P5, you will probably like the PortaPro's as well.Previous to purchasing PortaPro's, I tried three other headphones, returning two. These included the Kensington Hi-Fi On-Ear Headphones with 9-Foot Cord (K33137), which was extremely lacking in the lower midrange and bass; and the Panasonic XBS RP-HT21, which was also quite lacking in the lower midrange and bass and was super hyped in the upper midrange leading to listening fatigue. The other pair of headphones I ordered (and kept) are the Yamaha RH1C. The Yamaha RH1C are by far the most neutral sounding of all headphones I have mentioned, with a nice flat and even frequency response. However, the bass and lower midrange, are still not as present as I prefer. Now don't get me wrong. I am not a bass-head. Yet the lower midrange is where a lot of the magic happens. Now that I have the Koss PortaPro's, I am not finding myself using the Yamaha RH1C. That said, the Koss PortaPro's cannot be described as neutral or flat. The lower frequencies of the PortaPro's can be a bit too much on some sources.The Koss PortaPro's are incredibly satisfying for monitoring my electric guitar sound through my Amp Modeler. They sound absolutely amazing on clean sounds with single-coil guitar pickups. And high distortion models with humbuckers sound very satisfying as well. That said, I suppose some people might prefer a bit less lower-mids and a bit more upper-mids for distorted amp sounds. But the PortaPro's do not cause listening fatigue, and my ears are not ringing afterward from any excessive upper midrange frequencies, which was quite a problem with the Panasonic XBS RP-HT21. The Koss PortaPro's just keep sounding good and make me happy playing for hours.I have also been using these plugged into my laptop to listen to YouTube videos, podcasts, and the like. For spoken word, I had been expecting to like the Yamaha RH1C. However I much prefer the Koss PortaPro's for that as well. They are just plain more pleasant to listen to due to the full lower-mids and relaxed upper-mids and somewhat subdued highs.



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Bob
This is a beautiful stuff.
2021.03.06 12:00
Bob
This is a beautiful stuff.
2021.03.06 12:00
Bob
This is a beautiful stuff.
2021.03.06 12:00