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Subject: RE: Koss Porta pros... WARNING
From: rinty (rinty_at_freeuk.com)
Date: 2004-07-04


Thanks for the warning Mike, I was going to buy a pair. OK, what's the
next level up then? any good comparison sites? I vaguely remember
someone recommending one a few weeks ago. Incidentally over here,
they're about 36.50, ($60 or so).

Certainly the plastic housing pressing directly onto the wire isn't
likely to contribute to the longevity of the headphones.

Rob
-----Original Message-----
From: rockbox-bounces_at_cool.haxx.se
[mailto:rockbox-bounces_at_cool.haxx.se]On Behalf Of Michael T. Kupietz,
wearing a pointy hat
Sent: 04 July 2004 06:57
To: Rockbox development
Subject: RE: Koss Porta pros... WARNING

I've had my Koss KSC-35s (same drivers as the portapros) for about 2
weeks
now. Now, on the night before a 6 1/2 hour bus trip, one of the
drivers on
this $35 pair of headphones just failed - making this awful crackling
noise, unlistenable. It's sort of like if a woodpecker was drilling
into my
ear, only $35 more expensive. Sounds like one of the leads is
sporadically
coming loose, or maybe the driver is just blown. I did nothing that
could
have caused this... I suspect it's the cheap POC construction of these
toy
headphones.

OK, I just opened the housing on the back of the driver that the wire
goes
into, and I see it's made so that the edge of the plastic housing
presses
directly down into the housed wire, tearing through it. Humph.

Just informing you in case one of you was still considering buying
something similar. Next time I wait until I can afford to buy
something
real instead of throwing away $35 on some cheap toy that lasts 2
weeks.
What a drag.

I can't believe I read so people recommending this piece of trash.
FWIW, I
previously was ecstatically happy with the cheapo Koss 4P earbuds,
which
sound astonishingly good for what they are - and when they fail, I'll
only
be out $6.50.

Mike

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