Koss Porta Pro (with mic)

Koss Porta Pro (with mic)

Koss Porta Pro (with mic)

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BEST RATING
Music:
4.5
MUSIC: Very Good8.2/10
CALLS: Fair6.1/10
GAMING: Very Good8.2/10
TV: Good7.6/10
PODCASTS & AUDIOBOOKS: Fair6.8/10
EXERCISE: Poor4.1/10
AIR TRAVEL: Poor4.0/10
NOISE REDUCTION: Poor2.5/10
BUILD QUALITY: Fair6.0/10

The Koss Porta Pro with mic is an on-ear, open-back headphone that offers very good sound quality and is particularly well-suited for music listening with a good soundstage. It's comfortable and lightweight with a foldable design, making it portable. However, the build and mic quality are only fair, and there are no wireless capabilities or active noise cancelling. It's not sweatproof, which may affect usage during exercise, and the open design means noise isolation is poor, so it might not be the best choice for noisy environments or air travel. The microphone is in-line, and while there's no app equalization, they are optimized for a straightforward plug-and-play experience, beneficial for calls and meetings, but considerations should be made for their limitations in durability and absence of modern features like wireless connectivity or sound customization. Give Feedback

this description is based on the product variant with some specs. At the time of writing, the variant with some specs cost some dollars.




Evaluation

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Pros
  • Very good sound quality
  • Comfortable fit on ear
  • Foldable for easy storage
  • Lightweight design
  • Has microphone for calls
Cons
  • Fair build quality
  • Fair microphone quality
  • Poor noise isolation
  • Wired, not wireless

Ratings by Category

Music:
4.5
The Koss Porta Pro provides a very good overall sound quality due to its dynamic drivers, which typically offer a rich and balanced audio response, and its open-back design enhances soundstage and imaging, making for a more natural and spacious listening experience.
Gaming:
4.5
The Koss Porta Pro with mic offers Low Latency thanks to its wired connection, which is crucial for gaming where timing is important. Additionally, it provides a good soundstage/imaging which enhances directional perception and places the gamer inside the game for a more immersive experience.
TV & Video:
4.3
The Koss Porta Pro headphones are wired, eliminating the potential for Bluetooth latency issues, thus making them suitable for watching TV and videos. They also offer very good overall sound quality and a good comfort score, ensuring a pleasant and immersive viewing experience.
Portability:
4.2
The Portability score is based on an overall assessment that includes volume and maximum dimension of the product (and case, if relevant), and its weight. Special features like foldability for headphones are also taken into account.
Podcasts & Audiobooks:
3.8
This score evaluates the product when used solely to listen to podcasts or audiobooks. It takes into account sound quality and sound signature, to be able to keep voices clear and intelligible. It also considers battery life, when available, and comfort.
Calls:
3.2
This evaluates the product when used solely to make and receive calls. It takes into account how well the products are able to clearly reproduce the human voice, the quality of the integrated microphones and the battery life, when available, to be able to use them for longer sessions or conferences.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$56
Brand
Koss
Release Date
January 1, 1984
Form Factor
Headphones
Connectivity
Wired

SOUND

Music Score
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8.3/10
Phone Calls Score
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6.2/10
Gaming Score
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8.2/10
TV and Video Score
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7.7/10
Exercise Score
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4.2/10

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
No
Noise Reduction Score
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2.5/10
Mic Quality
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6.5/10

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
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6/10
Comfort score
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7/10
Weight
63.5 Grams
Microphone style
In-Line
Waterproof Rating
0

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Sebastian Taboada | February 2022
"It’s clear to see why these have been such a popular choice amongst listeners for nearly four decades. It’s a charming pair of headphones that delivers a truly enjoyable listening experience and one that I think punches well above its weight."

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