I put the word "cheap" in quotation because they certainly don't sound cheap. In the $10-30 price range they can't be beat. The sound quality is reminiscent of earphones that cost three times as much. The bass will satisfy those who enjoy punchy bass, but it is not offensive to those who want even response. They respond well to EQ. The tips wear out rather easily, but are easily replaced. By that time you would have gotten your $15 out of them anyway. I picked them up as a temps while I waited for my Klipsch-s4s to arrive, but those have since quit on me and the plugs remain strong. I think I will just stick with these and my ATH-M50s.
Pros: Good sound quality, (mostly) Even response, Comfortable
Cons: Tips wear out
Review by Andrew /
(Posted on 6/13/2012)
Great set of earbuds.
Pros: Soft to the ear, fantastic sound quality, brings out just about every nuance of sound.
Cons: Cord should be a bit longer
Review by Cass /
(Posted on 6/11/2012)
If you are looking for incredible bass response and great overall sound on a budget then these are the earbuds for you. I absolutely love them and I can’t wait to try the iSpark and pathfinder models next. Best $15 headphones (including full size) I have found yet. They even beat many much more expensive models from other brands. Great job Koss. My only dislike was that after a few months of HEAVY usage, the foam pads wouldn't stay compressed long enough to get in my ear. I will say that I put them through serious usage and they even got wet a few times. The problem is easily and cheaply remedied with the replacements offered by Koss. Thank you Koss.
Pros: Excellent bass response, comfy fit, snug in ear, crisp highs, great mids
Cons: Can be tough to get in the ear after a few months
Review by AudioG33k /
(Posted on 5/30/2012)
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