Drop + Koss GMR-54X-ISO Gaming Headset
Drop + Koss GMR-54X-ISO Gaming Headset
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You don’t have to pay like the pros to play like the pros. Our latest collaboration with Koss is an audiophile-approved gaming headset with Drop-exclusive upgrades you won’t find anywhere else.

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T.Fernandez
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May 16, 2019
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Back to basics. An entry-level gaming headset that can do what you need. We started with the Koss GMR 540-ISO as the base model which already came with some great features such as the detachable boom mic that’s easy to position and stays in place: the lightweight construction reduces fatigue over extended periods of use. The clean, understated design is something you’d like to wear outside of your home. A solid sound performance makes it enjoyable for more than just playing games. This all makes sense given Koss’s long history of making HiFi headphones.   With the Drop + Koss GMR-54X-ISO, we really like the ability to change out the cables on this headset. It’s a feature that is normally found on higher priced models and is at the core of this product’s flexibility. The shorter TRRS cable with in-line mic, that is included, is also great for when you just want to listen to music or use the headphones on the go. Or, some might prefer to use this cable with their console controller for casual gaming.     One feature that surfaced through community feedback was the addition of an in-line volume and mute switch to the boom mic cable. We worked with Koss to come up with a simple but useful way to quickly adjust the headset volume and mute the mic. The control is positioned to rest on your chest, making it readily accessible while not getting in the way of your keyboard. The headphone itself is pretty light, which is great when you are wearing it for 5-6 hours at a time. Additionally, after letting our coworkers spend some time with the headphones, we decided that the tension in the padded strap needed to be relaxed to accommodate a greater range of users and provide a better overall seal for the earcups. The last piece we wanted to add was a simple adapter which combines the separate headphone and mic terminations of the dedicated gaming cable. It’s a simple part, but including it now means you can use this cable on the 3.5mm TRRS input on most console controllers, including Xbox, PS4, and the Switch.
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Anyone looking for a headset able to serve multiple roles, not just with games but also something you will want to grab and take with you on your daily commute, the Drop + Koss GMR-54X-ISO is up to the task.   Both of them.
May 16, 2019
CommonSenseUsed
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May 17, 2019
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May 17, 2019
T.Fernandez
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May 17, 2019
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If the wiring is the same on the 3.5mm jack of the other headphone the cable be usable.
May 17, 2019
Dajovp
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Jun 26, 2019
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I litterally decided to buy this last second because I'm in dire need of a decent gaming headset and these are the cheapest ones I've found. The only reason I waited till the very last minute is because it doesn't ship until mid August which is annoying. I'd like them sooner than that but it is what it is I suppose. Now we wait...
Jun 26, 2019
LifelongCaboose
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Jun 1, 2019
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Is it backed by the koss limited lifetime warranty?
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Jun 1, 2019
LifelongCaboose
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Jun 2, 2019
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Since the headband seems to be the same, id hope it has the lifetime warranty becasue the headband is kinda known for breaking and mix that with the spaghetti wires it uses. Lifetime warranty will be important.
Jun 2, 2019
mkossjr
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Jun 6, 2019
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Jun 6, 2019
jedi5diah
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May 31, 2019
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3 months of waiting Ouch...
May 31, 2019
WildGooseChase
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May 26, 2019
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Has anything been done to improve the headband to prevent the usual cracking/snapping at the middle/top point? I want to join but not if that issue hasn't been addressed here.
May 26, 2019
GiantHeadphoneSquid
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May 31, 2019
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The headband design appears to be unchanged unfortunately.
May 31, 2019
Muzamil
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May 20, 2019
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MASSDROP X AKG M220 PRO HEADPHONES vs this
May 20, 2019
OCBob
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May 19, 2019
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Full disclosure: I'm a Milwaukeean and a huge Koss fan (Very proud of this great Milwaukee company). I picked up the open version of this headphone for my son a while back (Koss GMR-545-AIR-USB version). He really enjoys them for gaming, but not as much for music, and he said the mic works well. I didn't prefer them with music either, but that's not what they were designed for (I'm just spoiled by so many of my other headphones). I don't game, but I watched quite a few game capture videos and I thought the gaming sound was quite good. Better than I've heard listening to many/most of his fancy light-up headphones of which he has/ had (and often destroyed). He really pushed the headband on these to the limit with his big melon and wearing these over a ball cap and the headband eventually gave way.
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Unfortunate, yes, but not a final ending like so many of the other gaming sets he or I have purchased. Ship them to Koss with a check for $9 and Koss will take care of you. I could also stop in at the factory during business hours being that it isn't that far from my home. This is a benefit that needs to be factored in when choosing to purchase any Koss product. So many Koss products come with that limited lifetime warranty (including these) and it's super easy to take advantage of (Bluetooth is a 1 year). I'll get his current pair taken care of and in a couple months we'll have a new closed version of the headphone to put to the test. I'm looking forward to seeing how the two versions compare.
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May 19, 2019
andrewebay1
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May 19, 2019
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No brainer, just placed 2 on order. This isn't that much more than the massdrop mic by themselves.
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May 19, 2019
mattris
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May 17, 2019
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Wow, that's some thick plastic coverage over the driver! You think you guys have enough protection from peoples' destructive ears?
May 17, 2019
Dongulus
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May 17, 2019
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I find it really hard to believe that anyone will find the $10 discount for preorder worth the 3 month wait before these are estimated to ship. Anyone know they're going to need an inexpensive headset in 3 months?
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May 17, 2019
Evshrug
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May 17, 2019
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I have a friend out of college who needs to save every penny, but his current headset is gaming only and kind of broken (his Airpods that were included with his phone sound better, but he can only use them while not charging). This might be perfect for him, though his budget might actually make the KSC 75 better for him.
May 17, 2019
BrotherO4
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May 17, 2019
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your friend should get the porta pro X. 37$...great sound and has a mic which can be used for gaming. the mic is good enough for you to sound clear. the 75 are cheaper but the mic is so far down that it has a hard time picking up your voice.
May 17, 2019
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