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Koss UR40 full size headphones

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Alright, I finally got my friggen UR40s lol (been a week and a day, newegg has really spoiled me with its next day delivery ) and all I can say is, the only real negative to Koss is the fact that ordering direct took over a week. The only real con to these headphones is that they feel a bit cheap/likely to break but Im glad to see that for a $39.99 headphone, Koss decided to put more money into high quality connectors (24k gold plated) and using higher quality drivers and it really shows, they've even included a 3.5mm to I think 6.whatever mm that allows you to plug them directly into a hometheater system or whatever you want. I've tested these headphones so far on my iPod as well as hooked up to my Audigy 2 and while I can't really verify Koss' claim of a 15Hz-22kHz frequency response, I can say that they sound great, especially for the price. However, if you're interested in buying them, be sure to buy the $10 clamshell hard case, since as I said before they do feel like they may be prone to breaking but the case is tough enough to be able to withstand me standing on it which is pretty tough. The best part of these headphones is they are noise 'reduction' which means they reduce unwanted external noise and improve the bass of your music over open-air designs but they aren't noise cancelling which makes them great for school where you want to listen to music but be able to hear the teacher or your friends if they want to tell you something lol. Another thing I like is that these headphones can get LOUD, with the iPod at full volume I could set the on my desk and go lay on my bed (about 6 feet away) and the sound was still crystal clear and was almost as loud as if I had been listening to the music from my speakers at a normal volume, and there was literally no reduction in sound quality because the headphones themselves were no where near their maximum volume, infact when plugged into my Logitech z5300e headphone port with the z5300e's at full volume there was still very little reduction in sound quality and Im sure these headphones could handle even louder (at this point I could easily hear it clearly over 30 feet away).

I'd have to say that I've dealt with tons of sub $50 headphones over the past few years and none have even come close to these in terms of sound quality, they even rival my friend's $150 Bose Triport headphones in sound quality and are almost as comfortable (the Bose has a higher quality leather on its earphones and has room for bigger ears making it more comfortable but only by a little bit, certainly not enough to warrant $110 more lol.)
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Koss' low cost headphones suck, but from what I hear the higher end stuff is pure quality.
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Okay, lol, then considering their $39 price, how are they? Does anybody on here have the UR40s? From what I've read on the internet they are getting quite good reviews especially considering the price and I really like the 15Hz-22kHz frequency response band
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When I said "low cost" I meant <$20. I had a set of $19.99 Koss headphones that sounded like crap and broke in a week.
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Bump, edited with a full review!
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