We’re Working With Koss on a Gaming Headset!
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Audiophiles are no strangers to Koss. After all, the Wisconsin-based company has been at the forefront of audio innovation since developing the world’s first stereo headphone in 1958. Over the years, we’ve sold many of Koss’s flagship headphones and worked with the company extensively to create a few collaborations of our own. However, we’ve never entertained the idea of working together to create a gaming headset—until now. Koss is known for its affordable, high-quality audio gear. Our goal with this project is to make a performance-driven headset that won’t break the bank and can still be used in a professional setting. Based on the Koss GMR-540-ISO gaming headset, our version will seamlessly transition from the game room to the office to the streets. It will have all the functionality of a PC and console gaming headset, with a look you can wear out and about. As far as tuning, we’re not reinventing the wheel. Like the original, our closed-back gaming headset will deliver positional cues to help you hear enemies from all directions. When listening to music, you’ll get a fun, punchy sound that does your favorite tracks justice. What’s more, the headset features a splitter and a boom mic with a new volume/mute switch for on-the-fly adjustments. The headset will be available for preorder on May 16, 2019. We hope you're as thrilled with it as we are!
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aazmoun
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Sep 19, 2019
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If it doesn't have different pads from the stock 540 and you guys just make it all black, this going to be a no from me dawg.
Sep 19, 2019
CheeseMcScringle
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Aug 9, 2019
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Pros: The Audio quality is nice. Comes with adapter for single audio jack that actually works. The price is great. Cons: The wire is thin. The audio control box is, well, shoddy. The cable is permanently attached to the detachable mic, which totally defeats the purpose of a detachable mic. Did I mention that the cable is dangerously thin?
Aug 9, 2019
Marshalleq
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Jun 19, 2019
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I'm not sure about the lack of USB to be honest - seems to be less versatile - especially when believe it or not, I game in a VM - Gasp!
Jun 19, 2019
kschang
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Jun 22, 2019
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But USB sound quality would depend on the USB DAC, and typical USB headsets don't really have much of one.
Jun 22, 2019
CheeseMcScringle
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Aug 9, 2019
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USB is garbage. Buy an adaptor. Problem solved. That was easy.
Aug 9, 2019
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Jun 15, 2019
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Volume box looks incredibly cheap and bulky. They always seem to fail before the wire. I find that concerning when the mic is permanently affixed to the cable.
Jun 15, 2019
Rhoadley
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Jun 11, 2019
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Go wireless or don’t bother. I have tried many wired headphones for gaming and while I love the sound quality I HATE the wires and the restricted head movement. Most have cables that are too short but others go with cables that are so long they get tangled up in the chair legs. What I would like to see is a wireless based headphone to a base station that can be cables to the sound cards built in sound jacks. This would be a huge step up from the USB approach used by most wireless headsets now. The problem with Bluetooth speakers and sound cards is they just can’t produce at sufficient sound levels to enhance the game experience. So some sort of hybrid approach is what’s really needed here. Just saying.
Jun 11, 2019
KSOgorilla
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Jul 11, 2019
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i have to disagree, not once my hyperx flight got connection interrupted. not once did anyone who has those sick wireless headphones had issues, not once did the big Shroud had issues with them (oh yes he is a god in fps games, that says something), again guys, we are past the bullshit, wireless tech if used by a good company, will outperform your standard wires!!! if we want the best of the best, don't cheap out on the wireless tech, also don't be greedy cunts, its not that expensive to produce, my $60 G305 outperforms ANY wired mouse out there! im sorry, but audiopedo or whatever you call it is a money grabbing bullshit, fostex sell headphones which should cost max $200 for the fancy stuff while they sell the same tech in plastic for $150. if those headphones will go above $200, thats just a scam to rip off people on here. gamers want value for money, and the value nowadays was never so fricking good on cheap shit. right now i have a $100 keyboard that outperforms the stupid super expensive ALT/SHIFT board that sells here for $200??! for what? stop ripping off gamers, i wish drop was a normal place like before when it started, but i didn't spend a dime on here since they became stuck up snobs who sell fancy shit that isn't worth it. wanna build good shit, don't put alien prices on it, that's not alien tech!
Jul 11, 2019
erickong
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Jul 16, 2019
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Alright guys. Let's keep the conversations, debate, and discussion about wired vs. wireless civil. To prevent further escalation, I am locking the thread. Have a great day everyone!
Jul 16, 2019
HadesThePyro
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Jun 4, 2019
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Perfect finally a cheap yet great sounding entry level headset! What I find interesting though is the promo material shows the headset in more office/ general use scenarios than gaming (which admittedly is probably its main use even though the name includes "gaming")
Jun 4, 2019
Zephid15
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May 29, 2019
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You should be working with Koss on putting MMCX connectors into the KSC75 and PortaPros.
May 29, 2019
Adam11
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May 24, 2019
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Are you serious??????
May 24, 2019
Adam11
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Jan 3, 2020
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I didnt wrote this
Jan 3, 2020
JakeZ
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May 19, 2019
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The PC37X is sublime. Just be sure to notify us if you ever stop selling them.
May 19, 2019
g.todd
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May 19, 2019
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How much and when does the drop end?
May 19, 2019
T.Fernandez
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May 23, 2019
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You can pre-order the headphones for $40 until June 14th. https://drop.com/buy/drop-x-koss-gmr-54x-iso-gaming-headset
May 23, 2019
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