CEE_TEE
3477
Sep 5, 2018
Mic Drop The Koss KSC75X are considered one of the best deals in Audiophiledom. We’ve added more functionality by collaborating with Koss to create the KSC75X, featuring a microphone and updated aesthetic.
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Flexibility, Performance, Looks
Sound:  Clear & balanced, the dynamic drivers have a titanium coating that adds rigidity and reduces distortion.
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Fit:  No headband, doesn’t need to be stuck into your ear, and the earclip is silicone rubber with a metal wire that can be bent to suit your own use (with or without glasses, adjust clamp or to fit your ear). Looks:  Our aim was to create a more modern and sleek look, while still retaining the feel and heritage of the original.
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Recognized Modding Platform Mods are amazing. They’re a compliment from the community, saying they love the product and care enough that they want to invest time personalizing the product. Over the years, people have experimented with: -Different foam thickness or adding a gasket for spacing to dial in bass -“Coin-modding” the foam by cutting a $0.25 coin-sized hole into the pads -Removing the grills protecting the driver (be careful not to push on the driver if you try this one) -“Kramer Modding”, named after a community member who removed the grill and drilled (9) holes plus increased (4) more in order to add even more treble extension.
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Search the internet for “Koss KSC75 Kramer mod” to see how people have created lots of mods for these… You will enjoy these stock, but be sure to post your mods in the discussion!
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Hype hype. I'll stick to my porta pro X though
dwane5
328
Sep 6, 2018
u aint heard them then. they are pretty amazing.
Heefty
1387
Sep 6, 2018
These have the same drivers as the porta pros. Same sound different wearing style.
Yeah. I just don't want them to conflict with my glasses. The porta pros do not get in the way of the glasses arms
BustaRy
9
Sep 6, 2018
Absolutely not the same sound. These are more detailed, have more brilliance and treble extension. The Porta Pros are bassier and warmer. They’re both beyond excellent but I think these are slightly better tuned and would be preferred for the audiophile.
r-a-y
21
Sep 7, 2018
Is the cable in the KSC75x going to be the same as in the Porta Pro X or KPH30i? Anything is better than the stock KSC75 cable as noted in all the comments in this thread.
OCBob
525
Sep 7, 2018
I'd really like to see a MD version of the KossUR42i.
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Looks like the cable is not robust like the models you mentioned
r-a-y
21
Sep 7, 2018
I could be wrong, but it looks like the KSC75x uses the same inline mic as the Porta Pro X: https://massdrop-s3.imgix.net/product-images/massdrop-x-koss-porta-pro-x-headphones/AI7B2145_copy_banner_20170802114317.jpg?auto=format&fm=jpg&fit=max&w=1191&h=864&dpr=1&q=80&bg=f0f0f0
Also, this is what it says on the Porta Pro X page:
> Engineered for durability, the Porta Pro X has a thicker cable with strain relief on the connector and a more robust “Y” split—common points of failure on the Porta Pro.
So, I'm hoping the same attention and care is placed for the KSC75X as well.
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You are wrong about the mic. Look at the picture of my porta pro X. Look at the first picture of CEETEE's post. Nothing alike
r-a-y
21
Sep 7, 2018
Sorry, I meant the cable used for the mic. I'm less concerned about the actual mic itself.
Hoping CEETEE can jump in and clarify some things about the cable.
aelric4
3
Sep 10, 2018
Not at all, I wear ksc75 with my glasses quite comfortably
Heefty
1387
Sep 14, 2018
Try mashing them up against your ears like the porta-pros and then tell me how much different they sound.
GimmeHotCoffe
7
Sep 16, 2018
I have the ksc75s and wear glasses. They fit great and don’t interfere with my glasses at all. It took all of a few minutes to get used to them and now that I know these exist, I can’t stand ear buds.
The KTX Pro uses the exact same titanium coated variant of the porta pro driver as the KSC75 does, and is on a headband like the Porta Pro. It has a lot more bass than the KSC75 but loses some of the clarity.
I also have a pair of KSC35, the ear clip version of the Porta Pro (no Ti coating), and I definitely find that the clip/headband influences the experienced sound profile more than the Ti coating does.
scunaz
4
Sep 29, 2018
The KTX pro is so ugly though. I would love a modern version that doesn't look like it was straight out of the 90's.
People used to complain endlessly regarding the porta pro's appearance a few years back. Now I get lustful stares from hipsters at their unapologetic retro statement when I walk downtown.
Think of the KTX as a fashion investment. The 90s are coming back baby, bank on it.
Seriously though, cough @CEE_TEE, KTX Pro in exclusive modern Massdrop midnight blue and a replacement for that terrible OG cable. . . just sayin :)
r-a-y
21
Oct 1, 2018
You might like the KPH30i instead.
I do like the KPH30 - especially in Beige ;-) I was really excited when Koss launched the KPH/GMR pairing, VERY reminiscent of the KTX Pro / UR40 in timing an pairing.
It is however a different driver /tuning and quite a rolled off, laid back sound compared to the Porta and Pora Ti coated 60 ohm variants. Not so much a case of 'instead' but 'also' :)
Kioshi
81
Nov 7, 2018
Well... I wish I would’ve taken my time reading through the comments when I ordered them. I hate treble and am sensitive to highs. I literally just wanted something to use when I watch movies and stuff on my iPad. I should’ve got the ibasso’s like everyone suggested.
derbagger22
61
Dec 21, 2018
Yes, thank you! I've had both for awhile, but got the Porta Pros first. I never truly enjoyed them, tho the portability is fantastic. But when I tried them on back to back, I could tell the same difference you described. The KSC75X is just better, more refined to my ears. The mids feel more present and the highs are a little brighter. While I feel the Porta Pros are more secure, these are still very stable and my hair stays straight. Add the better sound(to my ears) and these are my choice, by far...
Zephid15
51
Dec 30, 2018
Grab some Porta pros instead.
smallbit
1327
Jan 21, 2019
Why not both?
Narinjas
56
Jan 28, 2019
I wish massdrop would make them $25-$30 but with really good detachable cables tat will last under any condition (also some padding for the top of the ear hook wire , i say no microphone needed but some phones do not recognize headphones unless they have an microphone) #ZReviews https://youtu.be/gb3w3_Jbpkc
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alvarg
233
Jun 25, 2019
give us removable cable! these are so cheap that the added cost would be worth it.
eggsforgalaxy
5
Aug 27, 2019
The new one is nice af but I gotta get the old ones just cuz etika wore em lol
CEE_TEE
3477
Aug 27, 2019
<Edited> Sorry to read of his passing...
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MGM01
30
Sep 29, 2019
Yikes at that last comment, I’m not sure if you can delete comments on here but you probably should because of what that implies.
CEE_TEE
3477
Sep 29, 2019
Thank you for pointing that out MGM01, the post was written in January...months before his passing.
MGM01
30
Sep 30, 2019
The original post is from Jan, but your reply I was referring to (which you have edited) was in August after his passing. Thank you for the prompt response and fixing the comment :)
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