Excerpt: I purchased these headphones for use on an 11 flight to Argentina to block out cabin noise while watching movies. They worked great at accomplishing outside noise reduction, one con is that they are a very snug fit which helps to accomplish the task of noise reduction but they tend to be uncomfortable after awhile. Great value for the money. I recommend them.
Summary: I ordered what I thought was "Behind the Head" Headphones. That is what WalMart represented in their online advertizement. Imagine my disappointment when I opened the box to find the headphones were standard over- the-head configuration. I'm not sure I want to go through the INCONVENIENCE of returning the item. The headphones I received do work but a person should be able to receive what they orderd.
Summary: These headphones come with a "Lifetime" warrenty, and considering how hefty, heavy, and robust, their construction is, I can't see anyone, who doesn't throw their earphones against the wall, on a daily basis, to have these earphones for at least a lifetime. These headphones are "designed" for long-term life, and usage (chances are, with the construction on these headphones, you may be giving them to your children.
Pros: First of all, be sure and read the "Features", they pretty much describe what Koss was designing these headphones for. With that, I have owned more than ten Koss headphones, over more than twenty years, and all I can say is... These are NOT your usual Koss headphones! In all the Koss headphones I have owned, and listened to, all of them were "designed" to be lighter, and pack a heavy bass "punch". Koss has even grown a following, on the basis that every headphone they...
Cons: As stated above, these are not your "usual" Koss headphones. They aren't light, they aren't made for light duty, and they don't follow in the usual steps of Koss, when it comes to their bass reproduction. Quality is heavy duty though, they just lack in the sound. I plugged them into my computer, and had to throw not only the headphone volume to max, but also the sound players. I also had to add in Bass Boost, Headphone Expansion Volume, and Loudness Compensation, and ...
Summary: Some notes from my old days working with industrial hearing protection ... in the morning the headset will be cold, and your head will be warm. As the headset warms up, it will create some air pressure next to your ear that is uncomfortable. To relieve, just occasionally break the seal next to your skin by briefly taking them off to let in some air until they warm up.
Pros: Great noise cancelling considering the price. Much better than any other noise cancelling headset I have tried. My office environment gets loud enough to be a serious distraction, and these block out all background noise. These things work as good as the hearing protection when I worked in an industrial print factory. the headphones are large enough to fit completely over the my ears.
Cons: The weight of these is slightly heavier, but still similar to hearing protection I used to wear in a factory. That means they are much heavier than any other music only headphones I have worn. These things are mostly made for settings where you need sound while in a loud environment, not specifically for great music quality. There are not separate speakers for bass as on some medium to high quality music headphones so the bass suffers for music listening. that being s...
Summary: honestly, the fact that they are so uncomfortable, overshadows all other good qualities..
Pros: Cheap. Fast Shipping. Sound is ok.
Cons: Super uncomfortable... did they test them on bricks? uncomfortable from the second you put them on. Start to really hurt after about 10 minutes. Cannot have them on more than 30 minutes. Its ridiculousness.