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Yirg
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Dec 28, 2018
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"Made possible by the Audiophile community" Having these headphones listed under Audiophile drops is... amusing.
Dec 28, 2018
erickong
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Dec 28, 2018
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Dec 28, 2018
Yirg
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Dec 28, 2018
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Interesting, but the writer seems to give these a lot of points for being cheap and thus easily replaceable. With this view, wouldn't an $8 Panasonic RP-HT21 be an even better choice?
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Dec 28, 2018
erickong
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Dec 29, 2018
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Thanks for using the hyperlink feature! But idk, I've never listened to the Panasonic's.
Dec 29, 2018
LazySundays
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Jan 31, 2019
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Cheap and sound good? Check. Durable? Kind of. My 9 yo has gone through three in the past year. My 11 yo has gone through two. I'm buying three more. They use them to play Fortnite. I figure I could buy more expensive headsets, but until I see a set advertised as being indestructible, it seems like I'd be wasting my money. I'm waiting for the "subscribe and save" on these.
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Jan 31, 2019
Matagalpa
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Jan 31, 2019
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Wouldn't it be more cost effective in the long run to buy headphones that are more heavy duty than the KPH30i? Even if they cost more, if you don't need to replace them as often it might be worthwhile.
Jan 31, 2019
LazySundays
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Jan 31, 2019
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Not sure. I'm hesitant to buy more expensive headphones for my kids knowing that there's a good chance, they'll destroy them. When I look at the Koss KPH30i, they seem like they should be fairly durable, but in the hands of my sons, that hasn't proven to be the case. Also, I have looked at gaming headsets and most are over-ear. I like the fact that the Koss's are on-ear and pretty open, so I don' t have to yell. The points of failure have been broken 3.5 mm jack x3, broken plastic arm, and chewed away plastic/rubber cord covering. (Yes, my children are like animals.) So I guess if I could find these headphones made of steel, titanium, or adamantium, and with reinforced cables, that would be perfect! After my little monsters destroy these next three sets, I will probably try to find some cheap-ish bluetooth gaming headsets and see if they last longer.
Jan 31, 2019
cash1489
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Feb 1, 2019
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Why shouldn't they be listed as audiophile?
Feb 1, 2019
je.june
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Feb 22, 2019
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You're might be better off getting a more durable one with detachable cables. Check these out! They're cheaper and will definitely las.t longer: https://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=8323
Feb 22, 2019
LazySundays
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Feb 22, 2019
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Thanks! I actually have the Monoprice 8323. The replaceable cable is great! But the over-ear thing is problematic. (Also, I don't think Monoprice sells a replacement cable with in-line mic... which is weird.) I found $11 headphones w/in-line mic on Amazon and they are adequate, but with their ears fully covered, my kids can't really hear me or my wife calling for them from downstairs. I guess I could get their attention by turning off the wifi.
Feb 22, 2019
RiflemanFirst
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Mar 3, 2019
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But why do you let your kids keep breaking stuff you buy them? I get these are cheap to replace, but it doesn't sound like your kids appreciate/take care of what they have been given. Not trying to sound preachy/judgmental, but this wouldn't have flown in the house I grew up in.
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Mar 3, 2019
LazySundays
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Mar 3, 2019
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Erm... Despite your best efforts, you sound a little bit preachy and quite a bit judgmental. I grew up appreciating my stuff. I haven't found it to be a super-great way to live. The Koss's build quality is appropriate for the price. They just weren't really meant for 8-11 year olds. The crappy Amazon headphones I mentioned above have been more durable... still mostly plastic, but more of it. Sound quality may be worse and the drivers and mic may not last, but the cable sheathing and plastic bits are thicker.
Mar 3, 2019
AMC4x4
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Mar 27, 2019
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I love them too. More than my PortaPro's in fact. I don't think listing them in the Audiophile drop is out of line. They're fantastic headphones, way above anything else for even double the price.
Mar 27, 2019
LuckyEights
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Jun 12, 2019
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You know these have lifetime warranty you could just ship them to koss for replacement.
Jun 12, 2019
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