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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.
Flexibility, Performance, Looks
Sound: Clear & balanced, the dynamic drivers have a titanium coating that adds rigidity and reduces distortion.
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.
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.
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!
Hype hype. I'll stick to my porta pro X though
u aint heard them then. they are pretty amazing.
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
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.
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.
I'd really like to see a MD version of the KossUR42i.
Looks like the cable is not robust like the models you mentioned
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
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.
Not at all, I wear ksc75 with my glasses quite comfortably
Try mashing them up against your ears like the porta-pros and then tell me how much different they sound.
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.
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 :)
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' :)
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.
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...
Grab some Porta pros instead.
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
give us removable cable! these are so cheap that the added cost would be worth it.
The new one is nice af but I gotta get the old ones just cuz etika wore em lol
<Edited> Sorry to read of his passing...
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.
Thank you for pointing that out MGM01, the post was written in January...months before his passing.
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 :)