Summary: I've been using my pair of UR40's for over 10 years & they still sound awesome! I've ripped wires out of the phones ( & they were easy to fix!) pulled the cord out of my cdplayer/ipod/pc/etc, dropped, thrown, shook, folded incorrectly, and sat on them- & their still here. Outer metal mesh allows air transfer so my ears don't get roasted or sweaty, & at the same time my ears dont freeze in the winter.
Pros: Great sound, very snug & comfortable fit, large earpads don't crush ears & BEST PART- Outer mesh allows the set to breathe- no swamp ears!
Cons: Short cable, slick black material on earpads eventually wears off
Summary: I wear a sweat band at the gym over the headphones. It improves the fidelity and base, and makes the external noise significantly lower. Toss in large gym bag when done. Incredible durable--averages 5 years of use 7 hours a week before open circuit one channel. Best value on the market by far. The UR 40 Lightweight headphones.
Summary: I am musician, cellist, and it is my first Koss. Sound is clear and crisp, basses also detailed and limited. Stereo restitution is good. Ÿou can ear each instrument with good orchestral record. I try it first with organ music and also vocal music. Restitution is good and look 'aerian' Koss may build more open headphones for them qualities with basses. Negative is 'only' the plastic look, And absolutly not solid built i pressent!
Pros: open-closed headphones, very good sound restitution for classical or voices, limited basses
Summary: I bought two pairs of these for 30 a piece new from a store that was closing down. They have worked very well. Truly a "live sound" type of sound. No need for an EQ really. One pair make a slight cracking sound when there is heavy bass, but the other is working well for now.
Summary: I have used mine for 8-10 years and have loved them. I've dropped them, gotten them caught on things and pulled out of the jack, etc. and still haven't had any problems. I use them all day for work and they're extremely comfortable.
Summary: I have had a pair for years and have used them heavily. The sound has always been amazing. Recently the cable came out of one of the earpieces so I'll be calling support on Tuesday. Hope they can help me get the best headphones I've ever owned back to working order.
Pros: lightweight, long lasting, true to life sound
Summary: I have tried a number of headphones on the market and I like this one the best. It is light weight, flexible, which enables a person to wear it for a longtime without feeling squeezed in the head or heat and sweat in the ears. The sound effect is great, and the cushions on the ear muffs are firm enough to keep all the sound in but also soft enough to the skin.
Summary: I'm a ham radio operator who wears my UR40 to as much as 15 hours per day. My UR40 have served me comfortably for thousands of hours over the last 10 years. Still use it every day and don't plan to change.
Excerpt: Most people are getting upset saying that these dont cancell out sound. Its true they dont they are called open air over the head,headphones. You can pretty much hear everything outside which is good for me becuase if you dont want to cancel people out or hear what someone is saying these wil lbe very good and helpful for you here are the specs and what the manufater says The UR40 delivers digital quality sound in an ultra-lightweight design for listeners on-the-go.