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Koss Announces Porta Pro KTC On Ear Headphones

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  1. btarunr

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    Koss Corporation, the Milwaukee, Wisconsin based high fidelity stereophone manufacturer and inventor of the world's first SP/3 Stereophone in 1958, has revolutionized the world renowned Porta Pro.

    Porta Pro KTC, the most sophisticated version of the Porta Pro, features a new technological upgrade which brings listeners closer to the music they love. Koss Touch Control (KTC) remote and microphone technology, made for iPhone, iPad and iPod, gives listeners more control in fewer steps. Now listeners are able to stay connected, shuffle songs and adjust volume with the flick of a switch.

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    "Today's listeners are consolidating their music into just one device, more often than not to a mobile phone. We wanted to provide listeners the additional flexibility of staying connected while staying inside the music they love," Koss Corporation's President and CEO Michael J. Koss said from the company's Listening Lounge at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show. "The Porta Pro continues to be rated the best on-ear portable headphone here in the US and globally. Adding KTC was an evolutionary step to make one of our best stereophones even better."

    Porta Pro KTC features the standard setting sound performance the original Porta Pro established more than 25 years ago. The elements, designed for those with a refined love of music, are constructed from extremely rigid Mylar that minimizes mechanical distortion while ensuring exceedingly accurate sound reproduction.

    Comfort is at its peak with the Porta Pro KTC. The lightweight design, paired with Koss Comfort Zone temporal pads, reduces pressure on the ears to create the absolute best fit. "Comfort is always a must with any of our stereophones," Koss commented. "Porta Pro KTC really exemplifies this. They are so light and comfortable, listeners will wear them for hours."

    The Porta Pro KTC collapses for easy portability and is equipped with a sleek carrying case for additional protection.

    "We know the Porta Pro KTC is the premium choice for music lovers craving the epic sound and excitement of a live performance, at any time, any place – day or night," said Michael Koss. "Adding the simple and easy to use multi-tasking capabilities of the KTC makes the Porta Pro KTC the most exciting Porta Pro to date. We are committed to offering a tremendous value to listeners while maintaining the incredible Sound of Koss they have come to know and expect."

    The Porta Pro KTC will ship in early Spring 2012.
     
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    I've been a fan of some KOSS's products since 1995. I have one Koss Porta pro 25 anniversary, one KOSS TITANIUM PRO 35 (From Radio shack) and one Koss KTX/PRO(the original from KOSS); I had the KOSS TITANIUM PRO 25 too.

    Just the best Sound ever!!!
     
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    I have the TITANIUM PRO 35 and the Koss porta pro. One of the speakers on the Pro 35 went and i have been looking for it since 2005 and found the Koss porta pro on AMAZON. It sounds good like the Pro 35 but its cheaply made. I had it for 2 months and the 3.5mm jack went. I know it has LIFETIME WARRANTY, but Being in Jamaica,the money to ship it back and forth could buy a new one, so I bought new wires and a new 3.5mm jack at an electronic store here in Montego Bay Jamaica, and fixed it all up and it works like new. The original wires got stiff over that short period of time. I use these headphones everyday. KOSS NEEDS TO BUILD THESE THINGS BETTER.
     
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    The Koss Porta Pro's are hands down one of the most awesome sound-quality-for-entry-level-price headphones in the world. I'm also very glad they stick with the almost iconic retro-sci-fi design that model has.
     
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    Their headsets sound good but the quality of how they're built could be better. Still, for the price they're not bad. You just gotta be very careful with them.
     
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    I have a pair of the KOSS PRO4AA Titanium's sound is great but they are heavy and have no airflow. The build quality is exelent and I've had them for many years with no problems (other than comfort).
     
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    +1 for Porta Pros. Bought mine from Amazon for £18 last year, very warm sound, beautiful. Too bad they don't fit under my crash helmet. I really notice the difference when using Seinheisser CX-300 on the bike, the Koss sound is so much nicer without the overwhealming thud of the in ear phones.
     
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    Pretty much the best value in headphones you can get. Whenever people ask what kind of headphones they should buy, I give three suggestions:
    Monoprice DJ
    Koss PortaPro
    MEElectronics M6

    All three can be found for about $25, and they would all be reasonable deals at three times their price.
     
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    Interesting design, wonder if they will sound good.
     
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    Nice classic design, if they sound as good as the pair my dad used to rock back in the '70's they'll be worth their weight in gold!
     
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    Not all in ears have that thud. You just got the wrong ones.
     
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    Got pretty decent set of 50/50 Skullcandies for like $70 well rounded sound IMO Even though spec's/reviews say they have "pounding bass" i don't think so, i think it is a marketing thing. Could just be my ear's though :eek:
     

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