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Verrryyy nice headset, I use it mainly at work, and it simply delivers. Really light and comfortable, it packs a solid bass, for either hip hop, smooth jazz or heavy metal!
Definitely recommend this buy! There's a warranty and all!
Your other headphones will be jealous ;)
The "warranty" saddles you up with both the return shipping charge and a warranty processing fee that combined totals over 60% of the original purchase price. I've done it more than ten times in the last ten years. The sound quality is untouchable for the initial purchase price. The reliability (specifically the laughable durability of the cables) leaves a LOT to be desired, and the "warranty" process isn't worth it on anything less than $100. I could have bought both a set of entry level Grados and a set of Sennheiser's equivalent to the PortaPros for the money I've spent on replacing PortaPros and KSC75's under "warranty" over the past ten years, and they would have both lasted longer and delivered even better sound quality.
I see, that kind of changes my approache to the warranty of the product. It's true that the sound quality is great for the price, no issue with the cables yet. I will think twice if they ever break before changing them. Thanks for your input!
Thanks for sharing your experience, I have the same concerns about long term durability. You mentioned more expensive, equivalent entry models from Grado & Sennheiser that may give a better bang for your buck. I'm curious which specific ones you have in mind? Thanks!
Well for Sennheiser I *was* referring to the folding compact PX-100 II, but it seems it's since been replaced with a new lineup that so far might not be quite as good. The Grado SR60e (made in Brooklyn NY!) is the other one, which is not as portable but has a similar long history of afforable performance, looks that haven't changed in 25 years, and moddability. They're twice as much as PortaPros ($80), but you're also getting twice as much headphone. For another $20 you get another $20 worth of headphone from the SR80e. Don't get them from Amazon though, you only want to get Grados through an authorized retailer in order to get the warranty.
Thanks so much, those Grados have a tight look...