Koss PortaPro Classic Review

Koss PortaPro Classic
I wouldn't say I'm a music connoisseur, but I do love music. After years of using pre-packaged earphones with music player devices and buying dirt cheap generic earphones/headphones, I've decided it's about to time up my listening game. After researching for pair of good but affordable pair of headphones, I've decided to try Koss PortaPro. 

Upon opening the box, I was surprised at how small the ear plates are. Perhaps I was just used to how most (if not all) headphones that I've tried in the past fully covers my ear.

Among the reviews I've read, most people either hate or love the retro look of the Koss PortaPro, but it's not really an issue for me. Normally, I'd choose a more subdued looking pair of headphones but I don't think it looks particularly bad or anything, so I would have no qualms wearing this in public. 

I love how the area around the 3.5 mm jack looks sturdy. With my past earphones/headphones, the area around the plug usually gets broken after some time, so I have high hopes that the Koss PortaPro plug area wouldn't just flake off and give out on me easily.

Koss PortaPro Classic
The highlight (for me at least) would be how unbelievably comfortable it is. When I'm home, I prefer using headphones more than earphones, but my main problem with them is they make my ear lobes hurt like fuck after using them for some time (that's why I always have a pair of earphones near me so I can switch it with the headphones when my ear lobes starts to hurt). I'm not sure if this is a common problem, but I remember experiencing the same thing with landline phones a few years back when landline phones were still a thing. The Koss PortaPro is just so comfortable, my ear lobes didn't hurt a bit even after a few hours of wear. Even when I'm wearing my glasses, there's no discomfort and awkwardness with the fit at all.

As for the sound quality, I would say it is quite good. I'm not a music snob and I listen to just about everything so I got the chance to really test it out. While the sound quality is great, I'm not particularly surprised with that aspect, probably due to the amount of reviews I've read prior to purchasing.

My only gripe with the Koss PortaPros is that they leak sound. It's not a deal breaker for me, but I probably won't use this whilst out and about Metro Manila. I wouldn't probably lug any kind of headphones around with me while I'm out anyway since I avoid using bags as much as possible and I doubt that they would fit on my pocket. However, the Koss PortaPros being portable headphones, actually fold up quite nicely and even includes a case so I would definitely bring them with me if I'm going someplace away from the city.

Koss PortaPro Case

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