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Koss Porta Pro Ktc Ultimate Portable Headphone For Ipod, Iphone And Ipad
Report Date: 12/31/2015
Based on 150 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 4.1
Returned or considering to return: 5.3%

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Individual Feature Rating
Comfortable5.0   above average
Sound4.6   above average
Price4.3   average
Music4.2   average
Quality4.2   average
Microphone4.1   above average
Control3.2   below average


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Cable

Cable:
"That said, I found the cable for the Koss Porta Pro KTC flimsy and calling Google Talk by dint of breaks in the connection."
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"Porta Pro is very reliable, but it has weak cord, like many other headphones."
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"And the negative, as I mentioned the cord quality is very poor."
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"I'm a longtime fan of the portapros, but the controls on the cable broke after four months, and the sound stopped after six months."
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"I used to own one of these a long time ago, but the cable broke."
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"Highly recommend the Koss Porta Pro, but Koss will need to invest a little more in the cable to get my love on this model."
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"Porta Pro is very reliable, but it has weak cord, like many other headphones."
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"I unfortunately enjoyed the headphones for about two weeks max until the cable jack gave out and audio in one channel gave out, and any slight touch to the cable would make these unusable."
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"The cord could be better, and managing that cord was an issue with the last pair too, nonetheless, best sounding headphones you can buy at this price point, and even at some higher ones!"
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"Very happy, just wish the cord was somehow more manageable, or easy to store."
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Comfortable

Comfortable:
"Most comfortable and easy to carry headphone."
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"Excellent headphones light comfortable great sound."
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"They are comfortable, easy to tote and the sound quality is amazing."
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"Pros: good sound, comfortable to wearCons: bad jack connector, which sometimes disables the sound."
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"These are excellent headphones as they are very comfortable to wear and have such a good quality sound, especially for the bass."
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Control

Control:
"A big plus for me was the microphone and music control because when I walk I'm usually carrying things and need to be hands free... unfortunately, after only a couple of months, the microphone and controls stopped working entirely."
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"I'm a longtime fan of the portapros, but the controls on the cable broke after four months, and the sound stopped after six months."
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"For me, the audio controls are 1) on the wrong side, 2) too close to my chin, and 3) too small for my fingers to work comfortably."
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"Outside of that I never felt comfortable with the controls."
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"i really hate the touch control."
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"The mic and iPhone controls work great as well."
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"Comfort, sound quailty and added nifty controls."
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"I love the ease of access to controls on the Ifone found on these headphones."
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"Apple's design, with the volume controls raised above a central depression that controls play and skip, is easier to deal with."
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"Great functionality w control & mic."
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Light

Light:
"Also, While the others are great with bass sound, but not so good on the higher frequencies, and light sounds, this one is perfect."
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"Super light and great audio buttons are a little difficult to tell which one is which at first but that's nothing serious!"
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"Comfortable, I use the light pressure settingLightweight, to wear and to transportBalanced and smooth soundingMore than adequate bass performanceTime will tell how sturdy they are."
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"The sound is great, decent bass for headphones, and they're light and not so expensive you're worried about getting caught in the rain."
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"Excellent headphones light comfortable great sound."
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"Now that I have shaped the band I love them, they are very light, and have great sound quality."
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Microphone

Microphone:
"A big plus for me was the microphone and music control because when I walk I'm usually carrying things and need to be hands free... unfortunately, after only a couple of months, the microphone and controls stopped working entirely."
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"This new one with the microphone just seems a little flimsy."
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"Unfortunately I couldn't get the mic working."
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"The mic and iPhone controls work great as well."
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"Great speakers and mic!"
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"The mic also seems to work well for making phone calls."
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"Volume control doesn't work with samsung s4 but pause and microphone is working well."
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"But being able to make phone calls with the built in mic makes listening to music and switching over to phone calls easy."
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Music

Music:
"I was so disappointed when music that would swell on a cheap set of headphones did not do so on these."
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"I'm fussy about music and I'm satisfied with the Koss Porta Pro."
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"excellent value, great sound,and very comfortable,I use them for music and also to hear television programs, because I am hard of hearing."
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"I love listen to music with these and then switching over to call my family."
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"Which is what's best for those of us that listen to extreme types of music."
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"But being able to make phone calls with the built in mic makes listening to music and switching over to phone calls easy."
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"BASS IS ALMOST PERFECT..AND I'M A PERSON THAT LIKES MUSIC FROM THE 60'S AND 70'S, 90'S WHERE THE BASS GUITAR RULED."
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Price

Price:
"For the price, I highly recommend them, especially if you are like me and hate earbuds."
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"I was so disappointed when music that would swell on a cheap set of headphones did not do so on these."
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"They might look pretty, but I cannot recommend them, they are way too flimsy for the price."
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"Cons:Leaks sound like crazyIt's hard to cram these into the included carrying caseThese headphones aren't just good for the price, they're darn good headphones period."
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"These are really good sounding headphones for their price."
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"For the money these are the best headphones I have every purchased (Powerbeats 2, Jaybirds, V-moda crossfade m-100, Grado SR80e)."
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"These others phones do sound great but for the price the Porta Pros are unbeatable."
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"Great for the price, could have a little more isolation capability because I play the drums ...But like I said , the best for the price ."
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Quality

Quality:
"And the negative, as I mentioned the cord quality is very poor."
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"The sound quality is really good, and as a phone headset, the voice quality is good considering today's horrible cell voice quality."
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"I admit I got this pair of headphones for the mic, which I haven't had the chance to check, and because the reviews said that the sound quality was good; however, I find the sound quality to be horrible."
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"pros:sounds greatvery comfortable (one of my most comfortable headphone when comparing to my other headphone such as ue 6000,v moda crossfade lp and psb m4u1)can be very compactunique design (might be a con for others)lifetime warranty by kosscons:rather flimsy cableheadband can sometimes caught on to haircarrying case is not a hard casebuild quality kind of weak (ear pad kind of flimsy)so if you can look pass all the above cons and on a tight budget this will be a excellent headphone to add to your collection."
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"Durability (build quality) seems to be excellent."
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"Yeah PortaPros don't look that stylish and they might snag your hair but if sound quality is what your looking for, I don't think you will be disappointed."
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"The sound quality is really good, and as a phone headset, the voice quality is good considering today's horrible cell voice quality."
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"These really do pack great quality sound."
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Size

Size:
"For me, the audio controls are 1) on the wrong side, 2) too close to my chin, and 3) too small for my fingers to work comfortably."
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"I also wanted something that folds up small but doesn't compromise on quality."
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"Sound is great, size is great."
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"Also, these fold up into a nice compact size."
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"incredable sound reproduction, great warranty and price, works great with phone with built in mic, nice size and portable too"
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"I'll add though that the Bose still excel when it come to noise-cancellation (which is why I bought them).The headphones are pretty comfortable, and are adjustable not only in size, but ear pressure."
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Sound

Sound:
"The sound is equivalent to the original phones, but the wires are so flimsy that one snapped near the remote."
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"I admit I got this pair of headphones for the mic, which I haven't had the chance to check, and because the reviews said that the sound quality was good; however, I find the sound quality to be horrible."
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"Terrible - tested the item when I first received it - sound was good."
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"I'm a longtime fan of the portapros, but the controls on the cable broke after four months, and the sound stopped after six months."
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"It is not a closed headphone and if excessively pumped up to high volume, there will be sound leak; in which case, please don't sit next to me."
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"Cons:Leaks sound like crazyIt's hard to cram these into the included carrying caseThese headphones aren't just good for the price, they're darn good headphones period."
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"They have great sound, good fit."
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"These are really good sounding headphones for their price."
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"Great sound."
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"These do sound fantastic."
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"These others phones do sound great but for the price the Porta Pros are unbeatable."
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Warranty

Warranty:
"But with the warranty, how can you go wrong."
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"pros:sounds greatvery comfortable (one of my most comfortable headphone when comparing to my other headphone such as ue 6000,v moda crossfade lp and psb m4u1)can be very compactunique design (might be a con for others)lifetime warranty by kosscons:rather flimsy cableheadband can sometimes caught on to haircarrying case is not a hard casebuild quality kind of weak (ear pad kind of flimsy)so if you can look pass all the above cons and on a tight budget this will be a excellent headphone to add to your collection."
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"I have had this headphone before and had one replaced with their excellent warranty."
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"I'm very happy with my purchase and have registered them for its lifetime warranty."
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"Koss also has an amazing warranty program in case something does happen."
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"incredable sound reproduction, great warranty and price, works great with phone with built in mic, nice size and portable too"
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"I was in Paris a couple of years ago too and it seemed like everyone was sporting Porta Pros (seriously, 1 3 people with non-earbud headphones had some) and all the shops carried them).Bottom line: these headphones sound as good if not better than many that retail for $200+, they're inexpensive, compact, sound great off a portable player, and have a lifetime warranty."
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