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axnxx cover Koss Porta Pro on-ear headphones in black/silver free home delivery
axnxx cover Koss Porta Pro on-ear headphones in black/silver free home delivery
axnxx cover Koss Porta Pro on-ear headphones in black/silver free home delivery
axnxx cover Koss Porta Pro on-ear headphones in black/silver free home delivery

axnxx cover Koss Porta Pro on-ear headphones in black/silver free home delivery

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


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