Koss PortaPro (with Case) comparison

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Koss PortaPro (with Case)

Koss PortaPro (with Case)
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Audio-Technica ATH-M50

Audio-Technica ATH-M50
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JVC Flats (Black)

JVC Flats (Black)
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Panasonic RP HTX7 (White)

Panasonic RP HTX7 (White)
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BlueAnt Q2 Smart Bluetooth Headset

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Price $39 at 2 stores $249 at 1 store $9 to $19 at 4 stores $30 to $69 at 4 stores $44 to $74 at 3 stores
CNET editors' rating
Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.3 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.6 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 4.0 stars out of 122 reviews 4.5 stars out of 28 reviews 4.0 stars out of 2 reviews 4.5 stars out of 2 reviews 2.5 stars out of 55 reviews
Release date January 01, 1984 December 05, 2009 November 22, 2010 November 18, 2008 August 06, 2010
The Bottom Line Koss hit a home run with the PortaPros. Love or hate the design, there's no denying the sound quality here: they're the ideal companion for mobile audiophiles and home theater enthusiasts. The Audio-Technica ATH-M50 Professional Studio Monitor Headphones are among the best available for less than $200, offering excellent sound and build quality. Though they look a little cheap, the JVC Flats are lightweight, comfortable on-ear headphones that sound surprisingly good for sub-$15 headphones. While their sound and design may not appeal to everyone, the Panasonic RP-HTX7s are excellent entry-level over-the-ear headphones that are a good bargain. The BlueAnt Q2 is yet another BlueAnt winner, with new Bing-411 features and fantastic call quality even in windy situations.

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Packaged Quantity 1
1
1
1
1
Sound Output Mode Stereo
Stereo
Stereo
Stereo
Mono
Color Info unavailable Info unavailable Black
White
Info unavailable
Microphone Operation Mode Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Mono
Connectivity Technology Wired
Wired
Wired
Wired
Wireless - Bluetooth
Microphone Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Built-in
Headphones Type Headphones - Stereo
Headphones - Stereo
Stereo
Info unavailable Info unavailable
Recommended Use Portable audio system
Home audio system
Info unavailable Cellular phone
Portable audio system
Portable audio system
Home audio system
Professional audio system
Cellular phone
Headphones Form Factor On-ear
Full size
Info unavailable Full size
In-ear - Over-the-ear mount
Manufacturer Warranty Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 2 years warranty
Product Type Headphones - Wired
Headphones - Wired
- Wired
Headphones - Wired
Headset - Wireless - Bluetooth
Remote Control None
None
None
None
Info unavailable
Audio Specifications Frequency Response 15 - 25000 Hz - Sensitivity 101 dB/mW - Impedance 60 Ohm
Frequency Response 15 - 28000 Hz - Sensitivity 99 dB - Impedance 38 Ohm
Frequency Response 12 - 24000 Hz - Sensitivity 103 dB/mW - Impedance 32 Ohm
Frequency Response 7 - 22000 Hz - Sensitivity 99 dB/mW - Impedance 40 Ohm
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Product Description Koss PortaPro - Headphones
Audio-Technica ATH M50 - Headphones
JVC HA S160-B
Panasonic RP HTX7 - Headphones
BlueAnt Q2 Smart Bluetooth Headset - Headset
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