Summary: For the price these are very nice. I usually wear them to block out a bit more noise than my Porta Pro set can, but am always finding refreshing little differences in the way the music is reproduced. They are very light but seem sturdy enough; I have folded them up and wedged them into a bag many times with no issues so far. The plastic on the cable is rounded and less "sticky" than the Porta Pro, which reduces the frequency it gets caught/tangled on things.
Pros: well-balanced sound / lightweight / folds ok
Cons: poor sizing of the ear cups / split entry cord
Summary: I lost my other pair of headphones the other day, so I figured I'd buy some new ones. When I was browsing the store I got these headphones at, I saw Koss products and remembered hearing good things about their products, relative to their price. So, I bought the only Koss product they had available on the shelf at the time, and I must say I am not disappointed in these headphones at all.
Pros: Fits very well, Comfortable, Sounds awesome for the price
Cons: Not confident the earpads will hold up in the future, May be small for some people's ears
Summary: Man, I can't describe the sound quality of those. VERY clear sounding, while still being easy to be driven. Also, they are pretty balanced - you don't really need an equalizer with these. The bass is there when you need it, but it is not too strong or exaggerated - it is just right. That's for the sound... ... now to the comfort! KOSS, if you're reading this, PLEASE make those earcups bigger and deeper.
Summary: I like the sound quality of these headphones very much. They really sound great with my stereo receiver and sound pretty good with my laptop and my mp3 player. The only qualms I have with them are that they are just a tad too small for my big head and they sit on one ear funny as a result. Otherwise, a great set of headphones for the price.
Summary: Koss UR 55 Studio Pulse An inexpensive performer
There's a vast array of inexpensive headphones out there. Thousands of them. But every now and then, if you sample around, much like wine, you can fine something inexpensive that is actually pretty good. The Koss UR 55 Studio Pulse is a headphone that fits that description.
Pros: Inexpensive ($35), Open Air, Light, Neutral, Decent bass response, Good detail
Cons: A little flimsy, kind of small, foam could have been nicer
Summary: This is a review of a fully modded UR-55. Out of the box it's good, but not great. Without the mod the mids are very slightly muffled with some songs and the bass can be bloated. All this is caused by the grill and fabric behind it. I'm 100% sure of this since I had two pairs to test the differences!
When modded and these two things are removed the sound improvements are just amazing. Nothing subtle here in any way.
Pros: Cheap, Bass, Soundstage, Imaging, Great Mids
Cons: Could be more comfortable, bass bloated and slightly muffled mids without mod (congestion)
Summary: Well, I created an account just to review these. So here it goes:
I was looking for an inexpensive (<50$) portable pair after my incipio f38 and my JVC s400 broke down (these are ridiculously good headphones for the money by the way). I got these after I read tdockweiler's review and mod topic. Out of the box, these headphones were pretty mediocre next to the similarly priced headphones I mentioned above. They sounded muffled with muddy bass.
Pros: Low Price, soundstage, smooth treble, clean bass and mids, sturdy cable, vocals sound really good
Cons: Not worth your money if you don't mod, bass doesn't go deep, isolation, ugly