We purchase our own headphones and Review whatever you want next – I trust your judgement! I imagine a super fast and punchy alive sound with great holographic imaging. It is assumed that this coupler (and/or mic) gives more bass rolloff than is realistic, so the differences in the low bass/’sub-bass’ between the two sets of pads may, as per my impressions, be more than through the mid and upper … Koss KSC75 Review By ljokerl on June 22, 2014 Headphones, Reviews Brief: The Koss KSC75 is a long-time bang-for-the-buck recommendation of choice on head-fi and other audio forums. Great review as always btw. They're compact and will easily fit into your pockets. In-Ear Fidelity is supported by the following: Support those who support us!Advertising enquiries. I doubt anyone would argue that the KSC75 “redefines its price bracket” since no other manufacturer has come out with a headphone under $30 that could even match it, much less outperform it. Speaking of AKG closed-backs, I’d love to see graphs/comments on the K550 series as well, since I’ve seen people say that it’s a great neutral closed-back. Mid is very consistent and well-balanced. For more information on the grading system, click here. 160 St-Viateur Est, Suite 408, Montreal, Canada, H2T 1A8. Thanks for the review! Still though, an impressive showing from an aethestically unimpressive… thing. The build quality of these headphones is sub-par and feels cheap. Be part of the most informed community and take advantage of our advanced tools to find the best product for your needs. The measurements I’ve done correspond with my subjective impression on its tonal profile. The venerable KSC75, its predecessor being the far less popular KSC35 which was introduced by Koss in 1995. Reviews. The open ear cups also allows you to monitor your environment. The upper-midrange is forward and some might say intense, but nothing that I would constitute as a hard dealbreaker (especially considering the price, which I will get to later). Koss SparkPlug photos, specs, and price. Low-treble is over our target by about 3dB, giving excess presence to the vocals/leads. I've owned these Koss KSC75 headphones for about 4 months, and they are the cheapest headphone in my collection. Comparing them to Koss’ own KSC75, the sound was actually very similar. It’s a oKSC75 with a Porta-Pro style frame. My usual thanks to all my current supporters and shoutouts to my big money boys: “McMadface”“Galactus”WillMan HoDenisAlexanderTed“chisquare”, Hey, are you going to review AKG 371/361? See our recommendations for the best on-ear headphones, the best headphones under $20, and the best on-ear wireless headphones. But, there was always one little… thing that seems to be overlooked in the conversation of evergreen headphones, more likely than not due to its extremely low price point. $20? When a product is discontinued or no longer popular, we sell the purchased products locally in Montreal, Canada. The KSC75 is not going to be the most detailed nor the most dynamic thing out there. They do not block a lot of ambient noise and won't perform well in loud environments. put them under the same test bench, “Revolutionary”For more information on the grading system, click here. When you utter the phrase “legendary headphone”, usually two products come to mind. Leading transients are decent in that I never really felt like the KSC75 sounds “blunted” or lacking definition, but it’s clear that it’s missing out on a lot of nuances that I would pick up on my more resolving kilobuck headphones (*cough* HD800 *cough*) or even my more “technical” IEMs. The ideal active headphones for music lovers living an active lifestyle. Koss has earned it and deserves it. The KSC75 are budget clip-on on-ears. This tool will clearly show you the differences, Use our data and table to find the best headphones for your needs, Want to see us review a specific headphones? 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Now you could call this a headphone since the pads rest on the pinna flange like every other on-ear/supra-aural headphone, but the lack of any headband is really throwing me off. And comparing it to the M50x is almost an insult. If you’re someone who needs an open-backed headphone for under $50, the KSC75 would practically be your only option given that most options in that price range are closed-backs with questionable sound quality (don’t @ me). Koss classifies this as simply a “clip-on” but doesn’t really specify what established category this thing falls under. If you want us to review it drop us a line and we might just bump it to the front of our reviews queue. Due to the open-back design, these headphones isolate very little. Awarded grades are in reference to the Headphone Ranking List. The KSC75 has quite a reputation among d.i.y enthusiasts for its ease of modding to improve the overall sound for little to no cost. All worthy of the “legendary” status in their respective rights. They also have an open design and a decently well-balanced sound which makes them a very affordable critical listening option but they may lack a bit of bass for more casual listeners. Many says that it is better than ATH M50X…. The KSC75 I have with me now is the KSC75x, the Massdrop/Drop-exclusive model that went for $15 and comes in a (IMO) more tasteful black design than the (again IMO) more gaudy silver design of the original KSC75. The KSC75 Have a decently balanced sound. The measurements I’ve done correspond with my subjective impression on its tonal profile. Subpar for office use. Koss KSC35 Wireless Bluetooth® Ear Clip Headphones Dynamic elements for exceptionally wide frequency responses of 15-25,000 Hz 6+ Hour Battery (Rechargeable) In-Line Microphone & Remote (Play/Pause, Start/Stop, Volume, Answer/End, etc.) Mediocre at best for sports. The Porta Pro have a better-balanced sound and a more comfortable on-ear fit that you can wear for longer than the KSC75. They also don't isolate much and leak due to their open design. Now, it does have surprisingly good imaging chops and presents music in a fairly wide stage with good (but not amazing) instrumental positioning, but that’s almost expected given its earspeaker-like configuration. Not the deepest stage but within that space everything is 3D. The significant portion of Leakage with these headphones is between 1KHz and 20KHz which is a broad range. They lack a bit of Bass and their Treble Range is a bit inconsistent so they may sound overly sharp on some tracks. Audio Technica ATH-EQ300M are same-ish price and form factor. The KSC75 like the Koss Porta Pros are not the most versatile headphones. 4.6k members in the inearfidelity community. The Koss KSC-75s are the best headphones we have heard for anything close to its price. In terms of value… c’mon. . Since then the newer Koss PortaPro KTC headphones have appeared with a new feature: the Koss Touch Control (KTC) on-cable remote and microphone, which make these Koss headphones compatible with iPhone, Smartphone, Blackberry, Android, and just about any kind of … The Koss Porta Pro are a slightly better headphone overall when compared to the Koss KSC75. Low-bass, responsible for low-end thump and rumble, is lacking by more than 9dB which is typical of most open-back on-ears. They're lightweight, compact and have a stable clip-on design. KSC75 Ear Clip Clip the Koss KSC75 headphones comfortably over your ear and let yourself be amazed by the great sound of these high fidelity clip headphones. You’re not expecting much, I’m not expecting much, so let’s just rip the band-aid off. For more information on the grading system, Moondrop Blessing 2 Review: Kilobuck Threat, Tansio Mirai TSMR-12 “Zodiac” Review: Overstepping, “Koss KSC75 Review: The World’s Best Not-Headphone”, If it's not on the list, it doesn't exist, kindly calculated by Jaakko Pasanen based on oratory1990’s GRAS 45BC, Campfire Andromeda Special Edition Gold Review: Iteration, Topping A90: In the Hands of a Non-Believer, [Cliffnotes] Effect Audio Symphony & King Arthur: Branching Out, [Cliffnotes] Fearless Paladin Series: La Hire, Roland & Lancelot. Curves superimposed at 90dB@1kHz and smoothed at 1/12 octave”. Audeze with their i4 is on the right track, now they just have to leave the ear canal and tune it…and drop the price to 300…. But to its credit, the KSC75 manages to outpace many headphones so this isn’t a dig at its performance by any means. You take a much superior driver and then you tune it for the job at hand. It’s also not an earbud since the housing doesn’t rest inside the concha bowl, but I’d rather call the KSC75 an earbud than an IEM given the lack of seal. I know he doesn't ever do reviews on non-stock options but I wonder if he would prefer it more with a pad swap/headband addition. They're lightweight headphones, so they won't get damaged by a shoulder height drop. You can limit this issue by passing the cable under your clothes, but this means they won't be the ideal headphones for the gym or strenuous exercises. They have a relatively good Soundstage despite the small ear cups thanks to their open design which makes them a decent, budget option for neutral listening but they won't be the ideal headphone for fans of Bass. The Porta Pro even has a better-balanced sound and an easier on-ear fit that you simply can wear for extended than the KSC75. Table of Contents Introduction At this point, everyone who reads this site should already be familiar with Tin HiFi and, INTRODUCTION For non-audio opinions, please refer to my unboxing post. Koss KPH30i Headphones Review. Connec The Koss are incredibly light and the around-ear fit-piece keeps them on your ears. High-mid shows a bit of tilt towards higher frequencies, nudging the upper harmonics of vocals/leads to the front. They have a good reproduction of Mid Range frequencies so instruments and vocals sound full and decently balanced throughout the mix. I prefer both the 75 and Grados for vocals. We found that the sound quality from regular, unamplified consumer electronics rivals … The Koss Porta Pro KTC are decent sounding and portable on-ear headphones for critical listening and mixed usage. The ear cups are not particularly dense, and they have thin non-replaceable audio cables. However, it's fairly safe to say that Koss KSC75 are more popular headphones, based on their 5,000+ reviews. I prefer both the 75 and Grados for vocals. However, I already did the whole spiel on the KSC75’s legendary status so there’s really only one value rating I can give to such a… thing. A comparison among the three will be sweet! The upper-midrange is forward and some might say intense, but nothing that I would constitute as a hard dealbreaker (especially considering the price, which I will get to later). Koss KSC75 Review The Koss KSC75 is not the most versatile headphones.