What’s the deal with the KSC75? Who is it for? How does it sound? Is it overrated? It’s like a pothead? Huh?
All of these answers and more, comin’ up in this Koss KSC75 Review!
Greetings bass head and Welcome aboard. Stuart Charles here, HomeStudioBasics.com helping YOU make sound decisions leading to a beautiful audio experience that will make you fall in love with music (not gear), all over again, so…
At A Glance
Koss KSC75 Portable Stereophone Headphones, Single, Standard Packaging White/Gray
Anyone with a $20 bill on hand who wants some extra MACKdonald’s lunch money left over. Dolla dolla bill y’all!
Seriously, just buy it. There’s no reason not to. I bought one on a whim and don’t regret it. Aside from the next headphone in the series, this is the easiest purchase you’ll ever make.
If you desire a more laid-back experience, I think the KSC75 is a perfect headphone. Nothing about its sound signature is particularly noteworthy, but it’s pure and natural even despite being incredibly flat.
If you’re a bass head, you’ll probably want to consider other options. The bass here rolls off ferociously after about 100 Hz, and it sounds exactly like the above graph would indicate. I personally love the articulation and detail of said bass; it sits just right in the mix and doesn’t sound overpowering. It is however missing some slam that I desire.
If you listen to Ambient, Jazz, Classical, Acoustic, and generally lighter genres, the KSC75 is for you. Rock, Pop, Hip-Hop, etc. are also good, but perhaps secondary to the former. Don’t plug these in and expect them to perform like an HD25. You’ll be sorely disappointed. They don’t like to be pushed.
Classical is a genre that can quickly become overpowering and fairly fatiguing. It tends to go from quiet to loud very fast. The KSC75 handles these fluctuations with relative ease because it doesn’t really highlight any particular frequency. It’s almost flat to a fault but is still somehow immensely enjoyable when you want to just be a kick back and relax typa homie.
A lot has been said about this little guy. I don’t think it’s overrated, but it’s definitely not for everyone. Still, for $20, you owe it to yourself to make that decision.
It does feel and look like something you’d find in your local drug store, but it’s perhaps a cut above like Jersey Mikes, sound-wise anyway.
I WANT IT MIKE’S WAY!!
The non-detachable cable looks and feels really cheap, and the box it comes in echoes a similar sentiment. Again, it’s $20. I think I paid even less than that, actually. Like the 30i, you get the headphones and some documentation in the box, and that’s it.
Even so, it’s incredibly natural and effortless sounding, almost to a fault.
The KSC75 is like a pothead with no ambition or drive. He may drive around and smoke pot, but he doesn’t actually have any drive. He just smokes pot and plays SSX tricky all-day, and smokes pot and has no ambition or drive. He also smokes pot.
Smoke Up, Johnny!!
The KSC75 is also not really a headphone per se. He’s a clip-on tie (i.e. a fake), and sometimes rather annoying to put around your ears.
Comfort is decent, but you’ll start to notice the pieces of plastic around your ear after a while. These will need somewhat frequent adjustment as they do tend to dig into the spot where your ear meets your head. I would say comfort is about average.
These have just enough air to not become boring, but you’ll want to adjust your expectations accordingly. Don’t expect to be blown away by the sound; rather, allow it to grow on you over time, sort of like that annoying reviewer who’s really loud and obnoxious but his heart is in the right place.
I’m not referring to myself. *Pulls collar nervously*
Heh. Dummy thicc?
Still, the KSC75 is a headphone I enjoy because I can just kick back and relax with it. Speaking of, check out my t-shir… just kidding.
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