Koss Headphones - Introduction
People use Headphones for listening to portable players, FM radios, DVD's or any other audio devices. They work almost in the same way as speakers do. But the main question arises, which is better for listening.
However if you prefer style coupled with portability, earbuds will fit the bill. Most people use headphones indoors while earbuds are suitable when going out more so people use earbuds during activities that require greater movement, while running or exercising. Earlier headphones were bulky, heavy and had separate left and right speakers containing padded ovular enclosures known as ear cups which are often hot and irritating after long exposure to the skin.
There are various types of headphones available today, but basically there are four types of headphones viz., supra-aural, also known as on-ear, open-back or open-air headphones, they sit gently on or over the ear, circum-aural or also acknowledged as around-ear or closed-back headphones that totally engulf the listener's ears. In-ear headphones often come in two styles namely ear buds and canal headphones.
Ear buds are sported in the opening of the ear, whereas canal headphones accommodate in the canal itself, forming an airtight seal. The difference between these headphones can be gauged from their style and size. Most people choose headphones from their looks and do not pay heed to their quality and resilience.
Koss is known for being the company that created the headphone several decades ago, and ever since then the company has been associated with big over-the-ear headphones and high quality professional headphones for studio use. But Koss also produces compact headphones for use with digital audio players and other portable devices.
Koss Headphones – Model KSC75
One of the great things about the KSC75 headphones is that they stay firmly in place without a headband. This is accomplished through the use of sport clips that fit nicely around your ears. These allow you more mobility than headband headphones, so you can use these comfortably while you exercise or take part in outdoor activities. They are also lightweight, and can be easily stored without taking up much space. For the style conscious, the lack of a headband means you don't have to mess up your hair to experience great sounding earphones.
That brings us to the sound quality of the Koss KSC75 Portable Stereophone Headphones. In their price range, the KSC75 phones are outstanding. They are similar in quality to a rather more expensive Koss Portapro model. They feature full, detailed, and transparent sound that requires no equalization to sound great. You can get better sound by spending more of course, but in the $15-20 price range these are as good as you buy.
One thing to be aware of is that even though these sound like expensive headphones, their workmanship is still that of a $15 pair of headphones, so don't expect the same kind of durability as you would get from models in a higher price range. There are some reports of the sports clips popping off when you handle them, and there are further reports of the headphones breaking and requiring replacement. Koss offers a lifetime warranty so that reduces the risk level, but keep in mind that getting your replacement pair can be a little bit of a hassle. They are not a faulty product.
Koss Headphones – Model MV1
The Koss MV1 headphones are one of the latest models in Koss professional collection, adding some style and sophistication to the rock solid simplistic headphone models that came before it. These are great for professional DJs and musicians.
As is essential for studio headphones, the MV1s' closed cushions seal around the ear, holding sound in and locking noise out. That isolation is important for focus while working, as well as for hearing the entire frequency range without turning the volume way up. That isolation is further enhanced by the headband which is made of steel and rubber. The headband is comfortable but incredibly sturdy and it holds the earphone cushions tightly in place.
The sound quality of the Koss MV1 headphones is great, and the level of detail amazing. Both the bass and the treble are very clear, and to me one of the most impressive things is that during louder parts of songs the sound does not get muddled or cluttered, and you can still hear all the individual elements of the sound clearly. Contrast that with the "wall of sound" you often run into with less serious headphones.
Koss Headphones – Model Pro 4aa
These are studio monitor headphones, made for recording and broadcasting. To that end, one of the main focuses of these headphones is sound isolation. They feature closed ear cushions that hold in all the sound and keep out of all the noise, so that you can hear the full frequency range clearly without having to raise the volume up very high. Indeed they are very effective in this area. It can be surprising just how clear these headphones are at every frequency level, because when you wear them you will hear elements sound and recordings and music that you have never noticed before. Their bass is very solid but not overpowering, while the highs are almost flawlessly clear. This really is a great-sounding pair of headphones.
The Koss Pro 4aa headphones are not recommended for leisurely use, like watching YouTube or just listening to some tunes while you do your homework. These are seriously functional headphones for professional use. If you need flawless sound and maximum isolation for superior focus on your audio work, even at the expense of some comfort, then these are a great pair of headphones to own.
Koss Headphones – Conclusion
Is was just a short description of some of the best Koss headphones on the market in all price groups. For more information take a look around my website and you will find the information you need to buy the best headphones for you.
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