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Koss KSC75 Review

Last updated: 7 months ago
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3.2
Koss KSC75

Great cheap audiophile on-ear headphones.

Just looking at Koss KSC75 doesn’t do these on-ear headphones justice. We agree these do look pretty bad and sure don’t win any design awards, but what’s inside is much different.

At a measly price of a few dollars over 10 bucks, you can’t expect more from on-ear headphones.

  • Comfortable, lightweight design
  • Great stability thanks to ear hooks
  • Excellent, balanced sound that exceeds the price
  • No inline controls
  • Not the most durable
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Table of Contents

    Koss KSC75 related:

    Fit (Isolation)

    Star Rating
    3.5 Almost Great

    Ear hook design keeps them in place. Bad noise isolation. The earphones basically don’t block any of the surrounding noise.

    With the ear hook design, these are suitable for sports as well. Just put them on, adjust the angle to suit your ears comfortably and enjoy.

    Super lightweight structure will feel feather-like and the ear hooks will make them stick to your ears even during fast, sweaty exercise.

    Fit is stable enough for various sports, but you do have to adjust the position from time to time to keep it comfortable.

    Don’t expect much of sound isolation, if you’ll be listening these to the full in a quiet room, people around will hear it.

    Comfort

    Star Rating
    4.5 Almost Perfect

    Very light and comfy for hours.

    Comfort more than makes up for all weak points. These are very lightweight and sit nicely on your ears, after a while you’ll forget you have them on.

    There is not much to say about comfort since it’s such a simple design.

    Durability

    Star Rating
    2.5 Average

    Not the best durability, but they are cheap.

    Without any sweat protection or Kevlar reinforced cables, Koss KSC75 can still be used for working out without fear of breaking them, because they are so cheap.

    Plastic exterior and metal internal parts make for decent design more focused on keeping the price low than anything else.

    If you accidentally step on them, getting a new pair doesn’t cost much. They’re just not anything special, durability-wise.

    Controls

    Star Rating
    1.5 Meh

    No controls or microphone.

    These are very simple headphones so the only thing you’re getting is the earphones and regular wires with an AUX 3.5mm plug-in, no controls or microphone. No special features and that’s fine since they’re super cheap.

    Sound

    Star Rating
    4.0 Great

    Great sound quality for the price, rather balanced sound signature.

    Where Koss KSC75 headphones really shine is sound quality. Some people compare these to headphones for $300 and more, this is how good they are.

    The sound is very balanced, with punchy bass and rather forward mids which creates a very natural, but musical and fun sound. The tonal balance is very likable and can be compared to headphones many times the price.

    The bass is not too heavy, rather muddy, so these aren’t basshead headphones, but more to the taste of audiophiles who want good, cheap headphones for every occasion.

    Overall, for less than $20 you’re getting on-ear headphones that have surprisingly good sound quality in a design that is light and comfortable.

    Specifications

    Type: On-ear
    Connection: Wired – 3.5mm
    Back design: Open-back
    Drivers: n/a
    Frequency range: 15-25.000Hz
    Impedance: 60 Ohm
    Weight: n/a
    Mic & Controls: No
    Water resistance: No
    Battery life: /
    Charging time: /
    Active noise cancelling: No
    Bluetooth codecs: /
    Wireless range: /
    Microphone: No