"Bose on-ear headphones vs. Koss Porta-Pros"5.0 starson by Nlimited
Pros: *AFFORDABLE* at 39.99 with a lifetime warranty and excellent sound quality that has kept up with over two decades of new audio technology. Very light and compact. Unparalleled sound range for sub-$100 headphones.
Cons: Does not cancel out sound (like all non-noise canceling headphones, this pair still allows the listener to hear what's going on around him/her)
Summary: i've been looking for a very good set of headphones for a long time. Like most consumers at first, i was sold on the Bose reputation for producing excellent-sounding products and assumed that their products were the best on the market. After listening to the Bose on-ear headphones in the store, I bought them for a little over $170. I went home and listened to them and simply could not accept that the sound justified the 170-dollar pricetag, even after 2 weeks of listening to them. A thing to remember from this experience is that anyone buying headphones should first listen to them *with their own music*. The Bose demo's are nothing like the music that most people listen to (the man on the Bose demos with the deep voice and the rich instrumental background will sound completely different from Coldplay's Viva La Vida). i'm not saying Bose on-ears are terrible. i'm simply saying that if you're looking for the best sound quality for the best price, Koss porta-pros take top honors in that category. i'll go as far as saying that the Koss porta-pros sound equal-to if not better* than the Bose on-ears. the only edge that Bose on-ears have over Koss porta-pros are their soft cushions that help block out surrounding sound. At 39.99 i decided that i could live without the soft Bose cushions.
If you're looking for a pair of headphones with excellent sound quality that's only exceeded by its price value, then get out there and pick up the Porta-Pros!