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Koss Porta Pro Wireless Headphones

Koss Porta Pro Wireless Headphones

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ship to Australia you dirty dogs
I can't seem to remember but did these come with free shipping to Canada?
damn I missed it
"Koss’s 1-year warranty"
Ummm did something happen to their Lifetime Warranty? I will in no way ever get these, they break just looking at the pics to long. I know my original Porta Pros and Porta Pro X's have the lifetime warranty, as I've used it. Send them $9 and the broken pair and get a brand new pair. I wonder why these have a lame warranty, I assumed all their products have a lifetime warranty. Thanks but, no thanks!
YaBoyRob
Bluetooth products have batteries and circuit boards, and thus that is something you just can't warranty for the rest of eternity, it's why NO company has a lifetime warranty on Bluetooth Products, you wouldn't be able to guarantee the circuitboard or battery even is still being manufactured 20 years from now.
Martinmoore
Even more reason to not spend twice as much as the originals, or Porta Pro's X. Plus these are not TRULY wireless, looks like that wire would snag a LOT...I'll keep my same ones and never have to buy another pair again (well just the $9, but they priority ship them).
I see papa ganoush wearing this I like
Is it worth buying? I already have a pair of Bluetooth adapter recently bought from Neorblab's Airlink which is pretty much good and solid sound quality with simple features. Now my question is should I shell my pennies on this or the cheaper non wireless model. I just want sound qua
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lity and If I can make it wireless through that adapter, I don't see the price of this justifying the purchase decision.
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Thank you, then I'll get the wired Porta Pro. The price seems unreasonable to me. Around 50, I would've considered but 75ish is a bit too much for something filmsy and no sound isolation. Regardless the sound quality.
TiTUS
I suggest the Massdrop wired version or the Limited Edition, just has a little bit more 'flash' to them, plus the limited edition comes with the same hardshell the Porta Pro Wireless does so it's a pretty nice extra!
Price ouchey.
"it makes an ideal travel headphone" This statement is patently false. Have you ever tried to watch something or listen to music with a Porta Pro on a plane? It's impossible. These headphones are open which makes you rude because everyone can hear what you're listening to and all outside noise disrupts what you're listening to also. And now the wireless version adds a dangling wire (a first & last for headphones with a headband I hope) which makes it just as bad for travel as wired headphones. Also, its not even dirt cheap anymore because of the "addition" of wireless.
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kartiksathappan
"These headphones are open which makes you rude because everyone can hear what you're listening to "
Have you ever owned PortaPros? They leak even less sound than most closed circumaural headphones. They're not ideal for travel because they they don't block outside noise, but they leak less noise out than standard earbuds.
RockyMountains
Yes, I own the wired ones. on A plane, thanks to the issue you described, I needed to turn up the volume so high to be able to hear properly - and then at that point they leak enough to annoy the person next to you. I’m not saying they’re bad headphones but they are far from the perfect travel headphone.
Why no AAC codec?
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My LG G6 supports atpX, and it's sometimes hard to tell the difference between the wired and wireless Porta Pros. I'd say the wired lean towards more bass/less highs and the wireless has better highs/slightly less bass, but I don't have a lot of hours on the wireless set and PPs tend to mellow a bit as they break in. I could also tell the difference when used with my phone vs. my non-atpX laptop. These also sounded pretty shakey right out of the box, but are coming around nicely. I read that Macbooks and iMacs support atpX, but if you used these with an iPhone you'd merely be using SBC. I can understand why some iPhone users are upset, but I'd also argue that the average Android and iPhone users don't care all that much (based on the plethora of terrible sounding Bluetooth headsets I've auditioned that other users seem to love). The Massdrop Audiophile Community member is certainly not the average user.
It appears that one of the lawyers in Koss case was none other than Stormy Daniel's lawyer, Michael J. Avenatti. Small world.
It would have been much better if it had MMCX connector. We could replace the Bluetooth module if it breaks down. Cheap chi-fi manufactures have more common sense than MD and Koss. This is e waste
I was initially annoyed about this release, having just purchased the massdrop porta pro's.
But upon further inspection, I think the wire is quite possibly the the only thing that could have ever steered me away from these headphones, I'll take a wire to my pocket and no batteries over this any day.
is this a joke or what?
OMG such lack of creativity & so stupid looking a hanging wire, sorry to say such sadness.
AdviceGuy
Who needs creativity when you have the porta pros? XD
technically not wireless, there is enough to strangle you with...
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There needs to be a .gif for 'How to take off Porta Pros'
Martinmoore
Be Mr. Clean and have no hair or wear a hat xD
Love the new blue color of the driver housings. I hope it looks as good in person as it does in the pictures.
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Yes
OCBob
good to hear!
If you have Amazon Prime, it's pretty much pointless to buy it here as it's same price but through Amazon it will ship faster. https://www.amazon.com/Koss-Bluetooth-Headphones-Integrated-Microphone/dp/B079ZB9JLL/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1525211235&sr=8-1&keywords=Koss+Porta+Pro+Wireless+Headphones
econaut100
$79.99 on Amazon unless you reload $100. I ordered directly from Koss. Should be here Thursday.
OCBob
Oh right I stand corrected. You'll save 5 bucks from Massdrop
1 Year Limited Warranty :(
xakadrex
Standard for Koss products with a battery. I have the Koss BT540i wireless over-ear headphones and I believe they have the same 1-year warranty.
trellus
I'm more concerned of the parts. The Bt540i aren't built like portapros.
Is the aptX standard or the Low Latency version?
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Haven't had extensive time yet as I spent a bit of time burning them in though I'm not a believer of drastic sound changes as a result but rather, I do it to head off any of the "omigoshyoudidn'tburntheminthusyoucan'tsimplyqualifyyourstatementsaboutthesoundquality" mob mentality ;o). I am not an audiophile by any means nor can I wax eloquent about SQ/SP like some really good reviewers so if you can stand a layman's take on it here goes:
I don't have the original wired versions but based on my limited listening sessions so far, they sound similar to Sennheiser's PX100-IIi with above average bass and a polite upper treble; veiled might be a little strong to use here (though I do think the term might be appropriate for the PX100's) but if you're used to Beyer's peaky treble then I'd imagine that these would sound slightly veiled . They do make listening to brass instruments totally bearable. The mid's are just a tick above neutral but nothing that's goose-bumping inducing on great vocal tracks. As these are "open back" (reason for quotes is the "open" part is achieved through 14 pairs of pin-holes spaced evenly in a radiant pattern but not fully encompassing the entire back of the drivers, the bottom 30 degrees or so is solid to accommodate the wires) they sound reasonably spacious (better than the PX100-IIi) but won't be mistaken for something like SHP9500's spaciousness. I do plan on doing a vid review so will post that when I get around to it.
turboBB
Good to hear! link your video review here I'd love to see it!
I would of jumped on this but I cant deal with that darn wire hanging. Why could they not have spent a little more time and develop it into the headphone itself?
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I'm sure there are many people that will be satisfied with the design dependent upon their individual use. I know usually when you want to gain something you usually lack in something else (cord being used gaining more battery room which increases time between charges). But in my situation, I would not have to have Bluetooth and it would just be short listening sessions so I would end up just using a corded Porta Pro and save the difference in price unless I was able to try the Bluetooth version to see if the cord had micro-phonics or aggravated me before I purchased them. Let me know what you think of them once you get them!
haroex1
Yeah, headphones satisfy a specific set of needs for so many different people. Fit, Wired, Wireless, True Wireless, Soundstage, Appearance, On-Ear, In-Ear, Over-Ear, you name it, everyone's list of most important features is so different. I think like you said, people who REALLY appreciate the Porta Pro soundstage that's been so popular over the past 30+ years along with the portability and fit, will REALLY want these. They love Porta Pro and can finally throw their dongle in the trash....lol but like you said I think if having a bluetooth version isn't important or a need they will just stick with the wired version, or if the external battery and controls is an issue they'll get AirPods or whatever those crappy ones by Bose are...ha what's the saying.. different strokes for different folks! :)
This is a brilliant idea. I'm 45 and the Portapro's were my first good pair of headphones when I was a kid, biking to the 7-11 to play video games and to the bookstore to get a look at magazines with topless, tattooed, biker chicks. I've graduated up the ladder of headphones, but the reality is that if you want a great pair of portable headphones, you don't have to spend more. The Portapro's are an excellent value.
Kudos to Koss for creating a new spin on these. For these to retain the 'great value' label, the wireless part of this needs to be flawless, and hopefully it is.
If you need a wired portable on ear, it's either the Portapro's or the Sennheiser PX100 or whatever they're called now.
808dreamin
All Sennheiser has now is that HD 2.XX and HD 4.XX series of lightweight portables. I'm hoping my PX 100ii's hold out.
808dreamin
Now you can play video games on your phone and just look around to see tattooed chicks. AAA!!! Progress!
Is the wire long enough when hanging the phones fully extended down off the neck? ...How convenient/easy is it to put these back on after having these hanging on your neck?
ESFC
yes. they will function, fit and sound like the classic Porta Pro but now work with your Pixel or iPhone X.
No AAC bluetooth for the high proportion of iOS users is dumb and a non starter.
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darwin
I don't know about you, but I paired my new wireless Porta Pros to my iPhone and had zero issues. Crystal clear audio from the start, zero pairing issues.
darwin
Not to sound like a D but it's the other way around. Shame that IOS does not support this codic when every other phone does.
What is the charging input? Micro-usb? Usb-C?
kutturkuttur
Micro usb
@mkossjr sadly at nearly double the price of the MD wired version it's a hard sell. HOWEVER, if you guys ever made the bluetooth and battery cable detachable to allow for a wired option... I'd grab this in a heartbeat, even at this price!
Wireless Porta Pro is totally unexpected and cool!! But anyone tried? How's the microphone as compare to wired one? The location of microphone looks weird. Struggling between wireless and wired one...
kevinmarma
Reviews coming...here's a quick one from the Verge (a longer review from them is expected later this week): https://www.theverge.com/2018/5/1/17306022/koss-porta-pro-wireless-headphones-price-release-date
mkossjr
Thanks for your help ! ( :
I love love the Porta Pro. But can the L and R wire be replaced with a beefier One?
Why they didn't make buttons and batteries in can holders without any wire?..
Why don't they at least call these Bluetooth headphones - cause they certainly aren't wireless.
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By that logic, we should dismiss wireless in ears? (Not the true wireless, the regular wireless) Please enlighten me
Theyre not misleading anyone. Wireless refers to the lack of wires between the source and the headphones. The fact the two earpieces are connected is irrelevant and most companies do the exact same thing through the headband.
was there really no way to integrate the wire into the headband? this just looks so awkward
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Wouldn't sound the same as the corded Porta Pro Classic
mkossjr
Maybe a variant of this can be designed that doesn't share the Porta Pro name exactly but hints at it a la the Koss Sporta Pro (which I also have in addition to the Porta Pro), and uses the same drivers as the Porta Pro and achieves a similar if not identical sound and integrates the wires into the headband and has a simple multi multifunction button and a rocker for the volume? We can dream.... :)
Woah these look pretty awesome - but I'm hesitant because of how crappy the remote on the wired versions worked with my iPhone. That was solved with a pretty simple recable job, but not so much with these. If anyone has experience with wireless Koss devices working with iPhone, I'd appreciate some info on how well they work together.
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tomt
I have and use my Koss BT540i over-ear Bluetooth headphones with my iPhone and have had no issues with controls.
trellus
Love those headphones, also built like a tank!