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Open vs Closed Back Gaming Headphones

Whether you game on a Console, PC, Mobile Device or VR rig, sound is one of the most important elements of your Gaming experience. The All-New Koss GMR-540-ISO (closed-back) and GMR-545-AIR (open-back) Gaming Headphones have each been specifically designed and engineered to create the perfect environment that fits your gaming needs.

Both the Open and Closed-back headphones create a different sound experience, which can make it difficult when deciding which model is right for you. Below we have laid out the differences between the two options, making it easier for you to choose which version is ideally suited for your gaming needs.

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koss closed headphonesCLOSED-BACK HEADPHONES

The GMR-540-ISO closed-back headphones has been designed to create an isolated environment for complete gaming immersion. Because of it's closed-back design, the GMR-540-ISO blocks out unwanted ambient noise which is ideal for gaming situations where ambient noise interferes with your gaming experience.

Great For:

Tournaments, Airports, Apartments, Commuting, LAN Parties

LineKoss open headphonesOPEN-BACK HEADPHONES

The GMR-545-AIR open-back headphones has been engineered to create a realistic environment for expansive gaming experiences. The open-back design allows air to pass through the D-cup. In situations where unwanted ambient noise is not present (such as a living room or basement), they can often sound more airy, clear or spacious versus their closed counterparts.

Great For :

Living Room, Basement, Gaming Room, Wider Soundstage, Spatial DepthLineWhichever version of Koss GMR gaming headphones you choose, both feature the same ultra-lightweight design with an all-new custom fitting sling which allows the headphones to be comfortably worn for hours of gaming and extended use.

Both versions also feature a detachable cord design and come equipped with  two cords : an 8-foot extended cable with a boom microphone (with separate audio/voice plugs) and a 4-foot standard headphone cable with the Koss 1-touch microphone (with standard 3.5mm plug).

So whether you game on Council or PC, Mobile or VR; both versions of the all-new  Koss GMR Gaming Headphones offer immersive sound solutions for your gaming needs, so you can forget about the rest of the world, and just play.

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GMR-545-AIR                                         GMR-540-ISO

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