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Koss Sportapro Stereo Headphones by Review Summary ,  Jul 24, 2015

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Koss Sportapro Stereo Headphones
Report Date: 01/03/2016
Based on 324 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 4.3
Returned or considering to return: 5.2%

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Individual Feature Rating
Light5.0   above average
Portable5.0   above average
Treble5.0   above average
Weight5.0   above average
Range4.8   above average
Price4.7   above average
Design4.6   above average
Sound4.6   above average
Value4.6   average
Comfortable4.5   average
Quality4.4   average
Fit3.8   below average
Music3.7   below average
Size3.7   average
Cable3.5   average
Volume3.4   below average
Plug3.2   average


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Cable

Cable:
"Great sound but the cord failed at the plug sooner than the other style plug otherwise 5 stars."
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"Purchased on 7 31 12 and the cord closest to the headphone jack broke on 12 19 12."
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"Only problem is the cable, could have been a bit longer."
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"Some people complain about the slightly shorter cable."
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"plus the cord covering isn't durable since i already have a few nicks and areas where the wires are exposed."
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"PROS:+ Two ways to wear them (on the head or behind the head) with adjustable headband+ These will never physically break+ Surprisingly good sound for a $20 pair of open headphones+ Cable has perfect length to not get in the way when sound source is in pocket+ No headache after wearing for extended periods+ You look like a cyborg while wearing themCONS:- People around you will hear things you listen to- not intended for use as a can opener"
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"Great headphones, great price, cable is garbage though."
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"THE FIT IS GOOD AND TIGHT,THE ONLY THING,IF YOU NEED IT,THE CORD COULD BE A LITTLE LONGER,BUT IF YOU ARE ON THE GO ,GO GET THESE LITTLE WONDERS."
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"great sound and they're light, I only wish the cord wouldn't harden with the skin oils because it starts getting too stiff and with time it breaks off..."
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"Great sound but the cord failed at the plug sooner than the other style plug otherwise 5 stars."
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Comfortable

Comfortable:
"Not very comfortable but good sound"
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"Weird looking but very comfortable, doesn't fall off your head, and good sound quality"
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"the only problem is when I rest it around my neck, it is not that comfortable as px100."
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"This headphones look a little flimsy, ackward, but they turned out to be very comfortable."
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"They are not comfortable, and they're pretty ... flimsy looking."
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"They're comfortable (I use them for more than 6 hours sometimes) and the sound is amazing."
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"Lightweight, comfortable, sound good, cheap."
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"Great sound & comfortable."
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"For the price this is an easy 5 stars for sound and comfort"
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"They're so comfortable and light and sound just as good as my larger cans-style headphones."
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Design

Design:
"The only downside is the design - in trying to retrofit the Portapro to an updated behind the head fit, the Sportapros are a bit cumbersome to wear."
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"That's a very subjective thing and I don't fault the design, it's just personal preference."
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"Great bass response and innovative design."
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"Love the design idea of the sportapro though, the conversion to a behind-the-head fit is genius, and definitely a worthy option given the metal band of both sportapro and portapro being always hungry for the hair follicles around it."
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"Short version: sound great, design construction is a little awkward, surprisingly durable."
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"*** UPDATE 1 21 11 *** I've found that the design is not a problem at all with my workout."
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Fit

Fit:
"The sound is fine, but the fit is just weird."
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"Only two downsides* They're not pretty* They don't really fit in the included caseStill, they're my favorite portable headphones."
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"Some of the reviews have been a bit negative on two issues with the SportaPros: look and fit."
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"they don't fit perfectly, but 8 10 fit ain't too shabby."
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"Cons: A little weird on the ears when the head band it pulled to fit around the back of the head."
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"I just popped the headphones off, threw them away (they are horrible) and snapped the Sportapro drivers onto them for a perfect fit."
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"These have it all for the price - fidelity, fit, and durability."
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"When riding ear-buds might be a good fit, but are a total no-no because they block outside noise (and we all know the Apple headphones are low-quality)."
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"This fits nice and snug, sound is clear, would recommend."
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"The sound quality is also so much better than any ear buds I have ever had as well, plus they fold up small and fit in the pocket of my gym shorts."
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Light

Light:
"This headband is thin, light and durable and makes them sound like five star headphones."
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"They're so comfortable and light and sound just as good as my larger cans-style headphones."
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"light weight, great sound"
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"Very comfortable, light."
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"great sound and they're light, I only wish the cord wouldn't harden with the skin oils because it starts getting too stiff and with time it breaks off..."
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Music

Music:
"If you like your music super loud this may be a problem (which a headphone amp would solve)."
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"Running with these headphones on, I have no trouble listening to soca and calypso music even when the audio bitrate is mediocre < 128kbps."
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"The sound is terrible, fuzzy--maybe okay for music but if you want to listen to podcasts or audiobooks the sound is muffled and you really need to up the volume to an uncomfortable level in order to hear all the words."
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"Unfortunately, when I moved over to extreme low-end intensive music like Massive Attack: Mezzanine, there was still a little too much bass, but slightly less than on the Denon."
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"This allows for you to hear your surroundings, while at the same time enjoy airy and dynamic music."
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"The foam cushions help drown out a bit of the background noise and the earphones work with my hearing aids to give me as good a range as digital aids with music is going to get."
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"I am not an audiophile, so my criterion for evaluating headphones is simple: When I put them on and press the play button, do I quickly become immersed in the music and forget about the headphones, or do I find myself getting annoyed with imperfections in the headphones that get in the way of my enjoyment of the music?"
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"Comes with a pretty gold extension plug haha I can play my music full blast and the music just sounds even more clear, and no pressure from the loudness."
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"You still hear the music which comes through loud and clear."
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Plug

Plug:
"Great sound but the cord failed at the plug sooner than the other style plug otherwise 5 stars."
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"This was the weak pointof Koss Porta-pro earphones - the wire at the plug quickly wore and broke."
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"These headphones sound great, but after 3 months of normal use the plug broke and they no longer function."
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"If you are the type of person who wants an upgrade but finds in-ear plugs uncomfortable (like me), the SportaPro may be the headset for you."
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"There is something wrong with the plug on these headphones."
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"Great for use during exercise, hated having the ear plugs in my ear as they would hurt after a while."
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"Great sound but the cord failed at the plug sooner than the other style plug otherwise 5 stars."
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"I was looking to replace the pricy Koss PortaPros, had tried the Koss KSC75 Portables but found them awkward and too fragile, as well as Kosss The Plug, which yeskeep falling out of the ear."
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"The SportPros are actually a mini-version PortaPros, same over-the head construction, fold-in ear pieces, leather case, and plug adapter for half the price with the same great sound."
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"These headphones sound great, but after 3 months of normal use the plug broke and they no longer function."
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Portable

Portable:
"I was looking to replace the pricy Koss PortaPros, had tried the Koss KSC75 Portables but found them awkward and too fragile, as well as Kosss The Plug, which yeskeep falling out of the ear."
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"They are open style, which is not in vogue now with people who are discovering high fidelity headphones for use with a portable player, but they are very practical when you want to be able to hear your surroundings."
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"Great portable headphones for the price."
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"The best portable earphones available for the price."
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"I would estimate that these are medium senstivity, so just about any portable should be able to drive them."
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Price

Price:
"At $24 it's pretty hard to beat these for the price."
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"TERRIBLE UNCOMFORTABLE DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY!"
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"While they work as advertised and God knows the price is fantastic as well as the warranty, they just aren't as comfortable as I thought they would be."
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"A lot of cheap headphones in this price range have horrible, boomy bass."
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"The downside is that the headphones look and feel kind of cheap and dorky."
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"Sounds great for price"
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"Cheap as heck and sound GREAT."
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"Lightweight, comfortable, sound good, cheap."
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"Portapros have a slightly different driver and three clamping settings and are also well worth the price."
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"So it is a good value for the price."
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Quality

Quality:
"It's hard to beat the sound quality and easy of use, but these left my ears a little uncomfortable."
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"Cons: Not good Koss quality sound."
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"The sound quality is not nearly as good as the reviews led me to believe it would be."
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"Sound quality degrades a bit at extremely high volume; if you want to listen to music THAT loudly, get earbuds instead."
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"They are uncomfortable and sound quality is nothing spectacular."
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"Unfortunately, the SportaPros were replaced with a lesser quality headphone."
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"I don't know if the normal Porta-pros have better sound quality but still the sound is amazing."
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"The sound quality on these is just as good."
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"SOUND: I liked the sound quality."
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"Decent sound quality, too."
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"The sound quality of these were good, I bought the replacement foam (made by Koss) just because it seemed like the right thing to do after cursing them."
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Range

Range:
"A lot of cheap headphones in this price range have horrible, boomy bass."
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"These headphones sound well above their price range."
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"The foam cushions help drown out a bit of the background noise and the earphones work with my hearing aids to give me as good a range as digital aids with music is going to get."
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"Very light, very geeky, exceptional sound for the price range, decent bass."
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"The klipsh sounded great but were near the $100 price range."
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"The headphones provide great sound throughout their sound range."
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Response

Response:
"They sound great with excellent response and rich bass that isn't overbearing."
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"The sound response is excellent for the price and they fit great (and tight) for when you're training working out etc."
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"Great bass response and innovative design."
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"You can expect very nice frequency response in an affordable comfortable form factor that does not stick into your ear like buds (no ear canal fitting issues and you are still able to hear what's going on around you depending on volume for safety)."
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"Great response, great bass, clear midrange."
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Size

Size:
"They are pretty comfortable when worn in the usual over-the-head position, and the small cushions on the inside of the band keep them from irritating the sides of your head."
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"These headphones seem to have a great compromise of small size and great sound."
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"Initially, the small projections are uncomfortable behind the ear, but that's something the user will most likely get used to."
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"Headband too small & uncomfortable to fit over my head."
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"The sound quality is also so much better than any ear buds I have ever had as well, plus they fold up small and fit in the pocket of my gym shorts."
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"Perfect fit on my small head and super comfortable as I sing for long periods of time."
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"they have good sound for a cheap price, they also small and easy to put in a pocket or a bag, the reason i got them."
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"The carrying pouch provided is a little small but that's not worth complaining about in my book."
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"They are pretty comfortable when worn in the usual over-the-head position, and the small cushions on the inside of the band keep them from irritating the sides of your head."
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Sound

Sound:
"Not very comfortable but good sound"
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"Great sound but the cord failed at the plug sooner than the other style plug otherwise 5 stars."
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"It's hard to beat the sound quality and easy of use, but these left my ears a little uncomfortable."
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"The sound is fine, but the fit is just weird."
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"Cons: Not good Koss quality sound."
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"So with that said, I challenge anyone to find a better sounding pair of headphones for $26."
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"Sounds great for price"
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"I don't know if the normal Porta-pros have better sound quality but still the sound is amazing."
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"They're comfortable (I use them for more than 6 hours sometimes) and the sound is amazing."
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"Cheap as heck and sound GREAT."
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Treble

Treble:
"Fits nicely and has a very well balanced treble and base with a very clear sharp quality sound"
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"Very nice bass and treble with a little loss on the mid range."
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"Mids and treble are also good."
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"The sound quality is very good with decent bass, mid-tones and most importantly a clean treble."
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"The price is simply a steal and the amount of sound coming from these little babies is simply stunning-- plenty of bass, clear mids and treble that won't hurt your ears."
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Value

Value:
"You will not be disappointed....great value."
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"So it is a good value for the price."
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"These are an amazing value for the price."
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"These headphones are not going to be for everyone but if you value comfort over long periods of time more than you do in-line mics or not looking like a dork, these are the headphones for you."
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"You will not be disappointed....great value."
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"Excellent value."
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Volume

Volume:
"I tried a few songs where it had problems handling the bass in max volume, only a few songs, apart from that I am enjoying my new headphones."
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"Sound quality degrades a bit at extremely high volume; if you want to listen to music THAT loudly, get earbuds instead."
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"The sound is terrible, fuzzy--maybe okay for music but if you want to listen to podcasts or audiobooks the sound is muffled and you really need to up the volume to an uncomfortable level in order to hear all the words."
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"To make matters worse, with the increased volume there was terrible distortion."
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"When you turn up the volume it sounds scratchy, it's annoying enough to make me turn it down."
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"the impedance is a little low and they're good and loud, but might not handle really loud volume as well as heavier-duty headphones."
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"When I'm working out I want a sound source that doesn't get in the way, is comfortable, and delivers pleasant sound at decent volume, yet without total isolation from the ambient sound where I'm working out."
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"Since your not next to your receiver it makes volume adjustments much easier."
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"I tried a few songs where it had problems handling the bass in max volume, only a few songs, apart from that I am enjoying my new headphones."
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"Smooth, rich sound with great bass response and good volume."
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Weight

Weight:
"Lightweight, comfortable, sound good, cheap."
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"light weight, great sound"
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"The build quality of the SportaPro is solid while light weight, which makes for a very good exercise pair of headphones."
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"They hold their weight and were surprisingly clear and soft for this price bracket."
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"They weigh almost nothing and are very comfortable on my somewhat oversized head."
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