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JVC Flats (Black)

JVC Flats (Black)
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Koss PortaPro (with Case)

Koss PortaPro (with Case)
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Price $21 to $23 at 3 stores $11 to $19 at 4 stores $23 to $29 at 4 stores $39 at 2 stores $8 to $21 at 3 stores
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    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
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    Overall score: 6.3 (3.0 stars)
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    Overall score: 8.3 (4.0 stars)
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Average user rating 4.0 stars out of 1 review 4.0 stars out of 2 reviews 3.5 stars out of 21 reviews 4.0 stars out of 122 reviews 3.5 stars out of 5 reviews
Release date April 06, 2008 November 22, 2010 December 24, 2005 January 01, 1984 November 28, 2007
The Bottom Line Though they look a little cheap, the JVC Flats are lightweight, comfortable on-ear headphones that sound surprisingly good for sub-$15 headphones. Though the ultra-affordable Sennheiser HD 201 headphones provide natural sound and capable performance, commuters may find the low volume output an issue when listening to music in highly trafficked environments. 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.

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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 Info unavailable Info unavailable
Connectivity Technology Wired
Wired
Wired
Wired
Wired
Headphones Type Info unavailable Stereo
Info unavailable Headphones - Stereo
Info unavailable
Recommended Use Info unavailable Cellular phone
Portable audio system
Home audio system
Portable audio system
Home audio system
Portable audio system
Home audio system
Headphones Form Factor Full size
Info unavailable Full size
On-ear
Full size
Manufacturer Warranty Info unavailable Info unavailable 2 years warranty
Info unavailable Info unavailable
Product Type Headphones - Wired
- Wired
Headphones - Wired
Headphones - Wired
Headphones - Wired
Remote Control None
None
None
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Product Description JVC HA RX500 - Headphones
JVC HA S160-B
Sennheiser HD 201 - Headphones
Koss PortaPro - Headphones
JVC HA RX300 - Headphones
Audio Specifications Frequency Response 10 - 22000 Hz - Sensitivity 105 dB/mW - Impedance 70 Ohm
Frequency Response 12 - 24000 Hz - Sensitivity 103 dB/mW - Impedance 32 Ohm
Frequency Response 21 - 18000 Hz - Sensitivity 108 dB - Impedance 24 Ohm
Frequency Response 15 - 25000 Hz - Sensitivity 101 dB/mW - Impedance 60 Ohm
Frequency Response 12 - 22000 Hz - Sensitivity 100 dB/mW - Impedance 32 Ohm
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