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Massdrop x Koss KSC75X On-Ear Headphones

Massdrop x Koss KSC75X On-Ear Headphones

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Verified Purchaser
For the price, these are basically unbeatable. 45mm drivers that are incredibly open sounding and fantastic. May be bright for some people's tastes, but then there is always the headband mod, which I will be doing anyways, as well as possibly replacing the pads with the Sennheiser PX200 pleather pads. Things to note: These things are definitely bright using them unmodded. They are extremely open in the back, which reduces your options for upping the bass, but headband definitely helps and isolating (pleather/leather) ear pads do to a small degree (debated). Wire is definitely a weak point, but for $17, cost savings have to go somewhere. The mic is surprisingly decent. If your cable starts to have issues, you may want to look into doing an mmcx mod, which I may do anyways.
Verified Purchaser
Wire is utter sh*t. Left ear is no longer making sound. I got about 4 weeks of use. Don't buy. They sound good but ya....
Verified Purchaser
These exceeded my expectations. They have a great sound quality that's similar to significantly more expensive headphones.
Verified Purchaser
Sound is very good. Wires super thin.
Verified Purchaser
great sound and are very confortable. i only worry about how thin the cable going to each headphone because i could see that wearing out.
Verified Purchaser
Super headphones for the price. Enjoyable sound quality, spacious sound, no fatigue. If there is something to improve is to have detachable cable as the cable is thin and prone to damge easily and, for me personaly as I have big ears 😇, a more flexible clips. I have adjusted the clips slightly with the pliers and now everything is comfortable. Highly recommended.
Verified Purchaser
OMG who invented these? I have 10+ pairs of headphones ranging from those limited edition Grado ones to some gaming ones. I've been wearing glasses since I was a child and I've never found a comfortable pair. I keep buying headphones just because I want a comfortable pair! Last week I randomly bought these here because they are so cheap and I was just curious. Today I received them and they're totally mind-blowing! I don't feel anything while wearing these! They are so light and stay on your ears! Very easy to put on!! I don't care about the sound quality since I'm no longer an audiophile. I just need a comfortable pair for hours of gaming! I wonder who invented these...life saver! 10/10
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Verified Purchaser
Good sound for a bargain price. Well comfort even with glass. But the cable is so bad. It is so thin easily breakable. Not detachable, and the bad shape connector. İf the cable was detachable, these wont be a problem.
Verified Purchaser
These would be much better with decent wires. The wires are thin & fragile - won't last.
Verified Purchaser
The same great experience as with the original KSC75 but shitty wire - too thin spagetti type wire is not good and you hear more of rubbing to things sounds with it. Can't beat the good price though.
Verified Purchaser
Really blown away. So open and natural sounding. Light and comfortable. I don't like IEMs so this is great for me. I'd feel ok paying more than double MSRP
Verified Purchaser
These are some strange earphones. If you like a very forward, bright, airy sound that really emphasizes clean treble and distortion-free mids, these might just be the steal you are looking for—IF they fit on your ears! If you appreciate Grado-style sound (which is not to say these are as good as Grado’s, but in that vein and sound signature), you get a lot here for less than $20. Their very bright and very forward. Vocals and metal seem to really shine with these. But if you like bass, or listen to a good amount of bass driven music, look to other cheap Koss models such as the KPH30i (more bass, more balanced sound profile), or the PortaPro (still more bass). I listen to a fair amount of hip hop, reagae, dub step, and so on, and all those genres really suffer with the KSC75. The good news is the bass and low end isn’t distorted on the KSC75 (rich lows sometimes cause distortion on the KPH30i). The bad news is that the reason the KSC75 doesn’t distort with heavily bass driven audio is because it simply doesn’t reproduce those low frequencies. :) Also, it really needs to be stated that the fit of these is very hit or miss. You can bend the metal some and that can help, and for my ears they fit on very naturally, but for those with smaller ears or particularly soft cartilage, these are sort of a useless nightmare. Now, this all might seem rather damning, and I’m giving them three stars, but I’m tempted to give them four. Why? Because those trebles and highs are really quite good. You rarely find such good highs in such a cheap product without it sounding hollow, tinny, sibilant, etc. These really have nice highs for what they are. Bottom line: if they match the type of music you tend to listen to—and IF they fit you—you might really enjoy these despite their cheap cable. They light, bright, and airy. But for most people looking for a more well-rounded product on the cheap, go for the Koss KPH30i or the PortaPro.
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Verified Purchaser
The sound is pretty good, but I’ve got some small ears I guess. They barely stay on my head when I’m sitting still. I got these for yard work so I could listen to tunes while wearing a baseball cap to save my skin from the sun. I can’t imagine these staying on my head while I’m moving. It’s too bad, cause they do sound pretty great for under $20... I just will not be able to wear them. The picture makes me laugh.
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Lyzzr
You can actually bend the metal for a better fit. I haven't had to do it but cheers!
Verified Purchaser
They sound great for what they are. Very comfortable and inexpensive. That wire though. So thin and always tangles.
Verified Purchaser
People will tell you this is a great 'introduction' to high quality sound. Price-wise, yes, but in terms of sound quality they are more than an introduction. These beat headphones multiple times their price, and I'm talking into the $300+ range. Grab Yaxi pads from Japan (order them off their website) and the sound quality improves along with the comfort. Orange Yaxi pads look fantastic with the black in this MD release. Also, the mic is actually serviceable, a nice bonus.
Verified Purchaser
Lovely headphones, I love the sound, the cables are on the thin side but I find them ok.
Verified Purchaser
Good for being introduced into quality audio, I wished the cable was better and not so thin, perhaps an MMCX connector instead.
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Verified Purchaser
I love them. Reasonably good dynamic sound over the full spectrum, and easy to wear a long time. Nothing inside the ear that gets scratchy or painful, and no pressure over the ear. If anything, they seem a bit fragile, time will tell.
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Verified Purchaser
Fantastic value but would do well with MMCX connector since included cable is of dubious durability.
Verified Purchaser
Literally have no problems with them. Same sound signature (to me) as the Portapros. Used for commuting, same purpose as my Portapro review, but these ones for when I bike to school. Since I am biking, I put on my contacts so the ear clips do not interact with my glasses legs. They let in everything around me, from crosswalk beeping to cars coming up behind me to Priuses and their darn silence (I hear them by their tires really). Would definitely buy again. For glasses users, I find that having the legs of my glasses and the ear clips on very heavy and fatiguing. The overlap isn't so bad, depending on the depth of your head and top ear valley? LOL I do not know how to describe it, but y'all know what I mean. But yea, just be aware your ears can get sore from all that weight.
Verified Purchaser
I like the sound of these even more than the portapros. I would prefer a band over ear clips, though.
hobochicken
Get the Parts Express headband, it‘s cheap and fits perfect. That‘s how I wear mine.
Verified Purchaser
One of the best sound under $100. Massdrop version fixed the only thing I didn't like about the original: the cable. This is a no-brainier.
Verified Purchaser
Excellent value for money! Hard to defeat this pair on sound quality for the amount of money Koss charges. The fitting does take a little bit of getting used to though.
Verified Purchaser
they sound amazing honestly. beat out several 100 dollar gaming headsets imo and are more comfortable on top of that my audio setup: hifiman sundara + schiit jotunheim + schiit modi 3 ==== but when i need a break from the hardcore setup i use these and honestly they kick butt, they don't beat the sundara obviously, but yeah pretty decent
Verified Purchaser
You really can't get better headphones for the price. These remind me more of the original Porta Pros, than the current Massdrop version does. The highs are nicely articulated, if just a bit bright. The mid-range and vocals are very clear but slightly recessed. For headphones that dangle from your ears the low end has impressive range and distinction but just a little slow and even more recessed than the midrange. Imaging can surprise you...like shook...but it is not consistent, maybe this is more a source material issue. Overall I like these better than the massdrop Porta Pros as they have overall better balance and clarity but they just fall a tad short of the original Porta Pro's natural balanced and articulated sound. If you can find a way to fit these headphones on your ears with their awkward fitting design you will be pleasantly surprised at the sound they can reproduce for the price.
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Verified Purchaser
cable is bad. make a version without remote/mic and a better cable. but sounds good, distorts at (very)high volume it could have bit more bass like the oculus headset earphones which are also open ones. these can be put into a closed headphone earcup when removing the clip, still sounds good but with isolation
Verified Purchaser
I use these primarily for gaming with the XBox and as a talking headset for the phone. They are awesome. I also use the Parts Express headband and some Plantronics foam pads. These really help the sound quality. The only drawback is that the mic just kind of dangles on the cable and can be hard to position sometimes, so sometimes chatting can kind of suck. The way I fix this is by putting a light knot in the cable to kind of position the mic in the middle. Other than that, these headphones are the best for the price.
Verified Purchaser
Great pair. This is better than my 100 dollar HyperX Cloud II. The sound signature is a little bit warmer than it, and you lose a tiny bit of low end, but it's worth it to me. 4 stars for the spaghetti cable though