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c0rnelius
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Oct 11, 2018
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I was turned onto Koss via the KPH30i and they have become my go-to mobile headphones for radio and podcasts. I like the way Porta Pros sound for mobile listening, but I found that they caused discomfort on the ear after 20-30 min of wear. The stock pads for the KPH30i seem thicker than the Porta Pro (but I have not measured).
I ordered ear pad replacements for the Porta Pro from Yaxi Pads, for $12 with free shipping to the US from Japan. They are a worthwhile upgrade, IMO, they distribute the pressure and buffer the contact points between my ear and the speaker. I'm sure the additional padding affects the sound in some way, but listen-ability for me comes from being able to wear them comfortably first.
And yes, they also come in black!
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Oct 11, 2018
VRacer111
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Nov 26, 2018
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I just got in my Porta Pro X and Yaxi pads last Tuesday before Thanksgiving... I have to say I like the Porta Pro X with Yaxi pads better than the KPH30i being they are more neutral with better detail and punch, very much remind me of the Sennheiser HD58X. Yaxi pads are highly recommended... stock pads just were not great at all for comfort and are less refined and detailed in sound. The Yaxi pads have been all day listening comfort... very nice!
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Nov 26, 2018
c0rnelius
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Nov 26, 2018
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Nice color! Yaxi pads changed the PP from an option to a “go-to” mobile headphone. Glad they worked out for you!
Nov 26, 2018
Uzuzu
1441
Dec 4, 2018
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Where did you guys buy these? Not digging the Orange but I'd take gray or black
Dec 4, 2018
VRacer111
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Dec 4, 2018
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Scroll to bottom of page... https://www.yaxi.jp/product-gallery/porta-pro/ Available in Black, Orange, Yellow, Red, and Blue...
Dec 4, 2018
Uzuzu
1441
Dec 23, 2018
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Okay I put Yaxi Pads on them today, took quite a while to get here. Sound about the same and I'm too lazy to swap pads on them again and really listen it through, just not worth the time haha. But they do sound great and the comfort is ridiculously better, worth it alone. Not a terrible purchase for something I like to use on travel. Thanks
Dec 23, 2018
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