Product Type: Koss headphones
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Brilliant budget headphones.
Koss Porta Pro
Member Name: BobbySweetTooth
Koss Porta Pro
Advantages: Great sound, portable, retro
Disadvantages: Open back and therefore leak sound.
I'd argue that these are the best headphones I have owned, and whilst the Koss Porta Pro aren't quite the greatest looking headphones it is undoubtedly a part of their retro charm.
When I first bought these phones I was unsure about the design, thinking they were ultimately flimsy and tacky looking, however when I heard the range of these phones I fell in love. The bass is perfect and not too powerful and punchy - like some other heavily marketed headphones out there - and perfectly complements the mid and high, meaning that the sound produced is more akin to how it was mastered and thus how it was meant to be heard.
In addition to this fantastic sound is the fantastic portability as the Porta Pros can fold into themselves, and be toted around in the faux leather carrying case supplied.
Having listened to many genres of music, from classical to electronic to metal to thoroughly burn in the sound,I 'd argue that for a penny shy of £18 these are the greatest budget audiophile phones to buy!
The only reservation I have is with the fact they are open/semi-open and the sound does tend to leak, but if you aren't planning to use them on the bus, train, etc I'd have no reservation in telling you to buy them.
Summary: Fantastic value for money!
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