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Subject: Re: Koss Porta pros
From: Neon John (johngd_at_bellsouth.net)
On Fri, 18 Jun 2004 17:07:24 -0400, "Green, Tom" <TGreen_at_cwf.org> wrote:
>These might be an even better deal because apparently they,
>1. Have a headband that can be worn on top of or BEHIND the head.
They fit poorly in either position.
>2. Have a MUTE switch on the cord.
That is the worst thing Koss ever did to the 'Pros. I HATED that switch.
Even the merest brush against anything would cause it to mute. I superglued
the buttons to keep them from actuating. When I learned that Koss had fixed
this error with the PortaPros, at least, I sent my Portapros back under the
lifetime warranty and got new "muteless" phones.
>3. Have the SAME specs as the Porta pros. (?)
The Sportas don't sound nearly as good. I have both. I finally popped the
transducers off my set of Sportas and installed them in some ear muffs to make
sound suppressing muffs for listening in noisy environments. They work fine
FWIW, I saw recently that Circuit City was carrying the Portas. Price was in
the $30 range, as I recall. Accounting for shipping and sales tax, the price
is pretty close to mailorder with the coupon. Instant gratification has its
value too :-)
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: rockbox-bounces_at_cool.haxx.se
>> On Behalf Of Fred Maxwell
>> Sent: Friday, June 18, 2004 1:58 PM
>> To: Rockbox development
>> Subject: Re: Koss Porta pros
>> I tried the link, got all of the way through the ordering process and
>> was at the submit point, having entered the coupon code and the price
>> was still shown at $49.99. Needless to say, I did not press "submit."
>> I tried again with the same results, despite deactivating my filtering
>> proxy server.
>> The web ordering form never indicated whether the coupon codes was
>> rejected, accepted, not valid for my country, etc.
>> At $25, they are a *great* deal. At $50, they are dangerously close
>> price to the much better Grado SR-60 headphones, which can be had for
>> about $70.
>> Fred Maxwell
John De Armond
Cleveland, Occupied TN
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