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Koss Porta Pro Portable Stereophones £19.69 Delivered From Amazon (Sold By discountdiscs)
Koss Porta Pro Portable Stereophones £19.69 Delivered From Amazon (Sold By discountdiscs)

Koss Porta Pro Portable Stereophones £19.69 Delivered From Amazon (Sold By discountdiscs)

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"The light-weight stereophones with modern design and excellent audio characteristics are ideal for all kinds of MP3 players - including your favorite iPod! Those who try Koss headphones for the first time are surprised just how close their sound is to what normally only comes out of much more expensive closed studio headphones - doubly so since the open design is generally regarded as inferior to closed headphones.

Features Dynamic element design for deep bass performance Comfort Zone setting on temporal pad for comfortable secure fit Multi-pivoting earplates and adjustable headband for added comfort Collapsible for maximum portability when listening on the go Includes convenient carrying case Includes 3.5 mm and 6.4 mm stereo plugs for home and portable use Straight dual entry 4 foot cord light-weight: 60 g 15-25000 Hz Distortion."

I can personally vouch for these headphones, in my opinion they are better than the Sennheiser range, almost indestructible, and look much cooler and i have owned both!

The first time i used them i was walking the dog. I heard church bells that i had never heard in that particular song before, and actually turned my head to look up behind me, expecting there to be a church there.

These cost two or three times more than this until recently, and come with Koss' limited lifetime warranty, where they repair or replace any fault for a flat fee of $6 to cover shipping (i think, please check somewhere first).

The only downside is that they leak sound quite badly, so if you intend to use these next to your parnter in bed you may end up on the couch. Also, don't [pick up the Sporta Pro model, the neckband version of the Porta Pro, as the sound is generally inferior.

Independent review and comparison with Sennheisers - goodcans.com/Hea…htm

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Marketplace sellers are not allowed...

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Gutted. I was desperate to find an image of the Triffids pointing and screaming but I can't find a pic of that scene anywhere

Is this the same Koss company that used to make cheapo electronics?

in my opinion they are better than the Sennheiser range



Im not so sure myself....

In the good old days, Koss cans ruled. The ESP10 and Pro4AA / Pro5 LC were my favourites. Even these portas are quite tasty IMHO.

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poppy10

Marketplace sellers are not allowed...



Apologies, i did not know this. Amazon themselves were selling them for £12 a few weeks ago anyway, i meant to post then but had allot going on and then they sold out.

Koss do indeed make some cheapo items, yes, but the PortaPros are solid top quality headphones, Koss have been making the since the eighties, when they were a decent company.

The same could be said about Sony anyway, ten or fifteen years ago all anyone ever bought was Sony, just because the name was associated with quality, now though, well...

I use Grado Prestige SR80s for open back and Shure E3c for in-ear and these seem pretty sweet at this price. Koss did have a great name for headphones and I am quite tempted by these for environments where I don't want to take the pricier stuff.

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MBeeching

Gutted. I was desperate to find an image of the Triffids pointing and … Gutted. I was desperate to find an image of the Triffids pointing and screaming but I can't find a pic of that scene anywhere



Did you not mean the bodysnatchers? Something like this

http://www.filminamerica.com/Movies/InvasionOfTheBodySnatchers1978/invasion23.jpg

koss portapros are indeed a nice bit off kit, and look good too!
why no marketplace sellers? they are businesses selling goods online too, why do we give MORE advertising to the bigger firms?

I can vouch for Discount Discs I bought the Sporta Pro's (the same but folding) off them 3-4 years ago from their own website not Amazon. The sound is fantastic for the price.

Note that all Koss headphones have a lifetime warranty - administered by Hama over here and when I had a problem they replaced without hesitation.


Occasionally you can find the Porta's in Richer Sounds if you want High St convenience.

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Tenex

I can vouch for Discount Discs I bought the Sporta Pro's (the same but … I can vouch for Discount Discs I bought the Sporta Pro's (the same but folding) off them 3-4 years ago from their own website not Amazon. The sound is fantastic for the price.



Thanks for clarifying, i was under the impression that they were worse than the Porta Pros?

Tenex

Occasionally you can find the Porta's in Richer Sounds if you want High … Occasionally you can find the Porta's in Richer Sounds if you want High St convenience.



Well said, but as im sure you agree Tenex, for 3x the price i'd take the tiny risk and buy from a marketplace seller. Amazon should have them back in stock anyway soon.

Andysan

Thanks for clarifying, i was under the impression that they were worse … Thanks for clarifying, i was under the impression that they were worse than the Porta Pros?Well said, but as im sure you agree Tenex, for 3x the price i'd take the tiny risk and buy from a marketplace seller. Amazon should have them back in stock anyway soon.


If you check the specs you'll see they are exactly the same but folding, no difference IMO.

I mentioned Richer as the last time I saw them they were about £20.

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Ah right, the one by me sells them for stupid money.
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