Koss PortaPro (with Case) comparison

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Koss PortaPro (with Case)

Koss PortaPro (with Case)
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JVC Flats (Black)

JVC Flats (Black)
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Audio-Technica ATH-M50

Audio-Technica ATH-M50
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Panasonic RP HTX7 (White)

Panasonic RP HTX7 (White)
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Price $39 at 2 stores $13 to $19 at 3 stores $249 at 1 store $30 to $69 at 4 stores $139 at 1 store
CNET editors' rating
Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.3 (4.0 stars)
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    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
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    Overall score: 8.6 (4.0 stars)
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    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
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    Overall score: 8.2 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 4.0 stars out of 122 reviews 4.0 stars out of 2 reviews 4.5 stars out of 28 reviews 4.5 stars out of 2 reviews 4.5 stars out of 2 reviews
Release date January 01, 1984 November 22, 2010 December 05, 2009 November 18, 2008 May 08, 2012
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. Though they look a little cheap, the JVC Flats are lightweight, comfortable on-ear headphones that sound surprisingly good for sub-$15 headphones. The Audio-Technica ATH-M50 Professional Studio Monitor Headphones are among the best available for less than $200, offering excellent sound and build quality. 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. While they're not in the same league as the step-up ATH-M50, the Audio-Technica ATH-M35 costs a lot less and offers impressive performance and decent build quality for the money -- plus it has the fold-up element that's missing from the ATH-M30.

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Packaged Quantity 1
1
1
1
1
Sound Output Mode Stereo
Stereo
Stereo
Stereo
Stereo
Color Info unavailable Black
Info unavailable White
Info unavailable
Connectivity Technology Wired
Wired
Wired
Wired
Wired
Headphones Type Headphones - Stereo
Stereo
Headphones - Stereo
Info unavailable Headphones - Stereo
Recommended Use Portable audio system
Home audio system
Cellular phone
Portable audio system
Info unavailable Portable audio system
Home audio system
Professional audio system
Info unavailable
Headphones Form Factor On-ear
Info unavailable Full size
Full size
Full size
Product Type Headphones - Wired
- Wired
Headphones - Wired
Headphones - Wired
Headphones - Wired
Remote Control None
None
None
None
None
Audio Specifications Frequency Response 15 - 25000 Hz - Sensitivity 101 dB/mW - Impedance 60 Ohm
Frequency Response 12 - 24000 Hz - Sensitivity 103 dB/mW - Impedance 32 Ohm
Frequency Response 15 - 28000 Hz - Sensitivity 99 dB - Impedance 38 Ohm
Frequency Response 7 - 22000 Hz - Sensitivity 99 dB/mW - Impedance 40 Ohm
Frequency Response 20 - 20000 Hz - Sensitivity 100 dB - Impedance 65 Ohm
Product Description Koss PortaPro - Headphones
JVC HA S160-B
Audio-Technica ATH M50 - Headphones
Panasonic RP HTX7 - Headphones
Audio-Technica ATH M35 - Headphones
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