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Koss - UR 40 Over-the-Ear Headphones - Silver, Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.1 out of 5 stars with 33 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    REALLY GREAT PRODUCT FOR THE PRICE

    Posted
    lucky55
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver Member
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    Last week i bought a pair of skullcandy uprocks for $29.99 they looked good and sounded good but were very uncomfotable and felt like they would break also the ear pads don't articulate much at all...they are super tight and an on ear design wich makes for sweaty ears plus awesome headaches...so i retuned them and bought these for $24.99.. and find that they are everthing i wanted great sound and comfort for less than the uprocks and get this yes you can hear everything when you have them on but not pluged in, but when the music is on all you can hear is the music i tested this out several times already. these seem as sturdy as other headphones in the price range and definately stronger than the uprocks i had.... and they don't squeeze my head life it's in a vice in short i am loving these headphones more than i expected i would. so glad i bought them just wish some paper work came with them. btw i don't know anyone who would spend more than $100.00 for a set of headphones for casual listening it's different if it's part of you job or something but to listen to an mp3 player sterep or tv? why spend $300.00 on something that only sounds slightly better than the cheaper ones? must be a trendy wannabe thing in which case it's just soo stupid...be smart get what you need without breaking the bank...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Don't listen to any of them....

    Posted
    Chunky

    Basically, 1st of all of course it doesn't block out external sound.. They are open eared headphones what would anyone expect from them? So yea you are going to hear things outside of your headphones. And comparing $300 headphones to $40 headphones shows how little some people know about them. Also to say these headphones sound like ipod headphones is completely ignorant. These headphones provide good clean bass, the mids are pretty good and the highs are a little weak for my taste but all in all you cant get a better, more comfortable pair of headphones for the price. Also to say these have cheap build quality is a questionable accusation because they come with a lifetime warranty... why would a company put lifetime warranty on something that is built like cra..... badly? SO all in all these are good headphones. hope this helped :D

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Don't bother

    Posted
    Ryan88

    I bought these headphones today and can definitely say that I will be returning them tomorrow for a refund. These headphones do absolutely nothing to block out external noise and the unit that I bought seems to produce the same volume levels from both the inside (the side that rests against your ear) and the outside (facing outward) of the earcups. In the packaging, they look well made and fairly durable. However, upon opening them I quickly realized that they felt very cheaply made and the sound quality was comparable to cheap headphones that were included with my first portable CD player (when those were still considered the newest thing). The sound quality was terrible - the earbuds that come with iPods sounds better. Long story short; save yourself the trouble and choose a different product.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great starter headphones

    Posted
    Jasonisawesome1

    When I first purchased my computer I was on a very tight budget but still wanted a pair of headphones that produced "good" sound. But recently I have tried my friends pair of Dr. Dre's and WOW most amazing thing ever! I was hopping to come home and get the same quality with these but no, not even close. Now I understand you can't compare 300$ and 40$ headphones but it made me realize how awful these headphones sounded. I did like the price tag on these at the time and I liked the fold able feature. And it is not really noise canceling, when someone comes in to the house I can hear doors opening and closing. Also another odd thing is that the music produced on the outside of the earphone is just as strong as on the inside. Needless to say I am looking into getting new headphones.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great sound for the price

    Posted
    azlar
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I have had these headphone for about a month now and have no complaints. Yes they are not Beats but my opinion is you cannot get better sound in this price range. Only a minor issue is that the volume is just slightly low with some of the smaller lower powered MP3 players, but dont let this disuade you if you are considering these phones. The sound quality is excellent for this or any price range! I have had no issues with durability or them not fitting my head (and I do have a big head). Great comfort for long term use.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Pleasantly Surprised

    Posted
    pandainhuahine

    Very lightweight, which was my biggest concern. I wear them all day long, so I needed something comfortable. After two weeks of wearing them for 8 hours a day, I can attest that these headphones are very comfortable (no neck strain or ear pain). I was also pleased by the sound quality: not fantastic, but great considering the price. In being lightweight, the materials feel a little flimsy, but nothing has broken yet.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good sound, feels flimsy $40.

    Posted
    Labounti
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    I use this with my Laptop during music recording with my audio interface. Works will sounds well. I also use it with my PC monitor but the cord is really really short. It has multiple joints and only one has full flexible range the other is limited and has a breaking point It was $40 and it comes with a 3.5 mm converter, No need to buy one to use in different audio devices. Overall its ok, sound is fine just the build and design quality are lacking. It's not over the ear but that's ok. The person sitting near you can hear everything. 3.5 out of 5.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Quality Headphones

    Posted
    badchicken
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I picked these headphones up about two months ago before a trip overseas. I needed something not too expensive bu something that I can tolerate using on regular basis. I lucked out because I was really impressed with the soound quality and the finish of these headphones. Sound was better than some headphones that are much much pricier that these. Only complaint is volume could be a tad louder and after a few hours on they start to get a little uncomfortable but I guess that is to be expected. Overall for the price they are well worth the buy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    amazing headphones.

    Posted
    thegiraffepope

    Okay, to start. Great headphones, Koss lifetime warranty is a great deal. These are open headphones NO SOUND ISOLATION. Also people can hear your music. The bass is great, no its not going shake the headphones, these aren't Beats By Dr.Dre. te mids are pretty good too , the highs are okay but could improve. For the price is worth it. If you're like me, you'd use an amplifier to extend your music experience. I personally would recommend any Koss headphones to anyone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Just ok headphones

    Posted
    Rex138

    Bought these headphones before a trip because i wanted something that was decent, covered the ears and was compact. These seemed to fit that bill perfectly. Was relatively happy with them until I compared them with my daughter's Skullcandy Inked ear buds that she bought for $15. I feel ripped off because the sound from the SK earbuds was amazingly better that what I paid $40 for. If you can, listen to these first before you purchase and compare against others.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    great if you like background noise

    Posted
    cyberkeeper1
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    the fact that i can hear EVERYTHING around me sucks. i have to turn the volume to an almost uncomfortable level to hear anything in decent quality. also, the impedance rating is not compatible with most smartphones. it works ok, but because its 60 Ohms, its really scratchy with any loud bass or moderate treble volumes. my phone worked perfectly with the KOSS TD-85 series, but not with these. 60 ohms is WAY too high. 32 ohms or less would suffice.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good for children

    Posted
    rogersar
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    I was looking for a decent headphone set for my son and did not want to spend a lot of money. We found this Koss headphone set and we have not regreted it. It serves it purposes: He listens to his music or sound while playing video games on his Kindle or iPod in the same room while my wife and I watch TV.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    wanted better

    Posted
    Anonymous
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I like the look and feel of the head phones.With Koss you are supose to get rich full highs and lown I did not feel the noise so to speak. Sounded a little tinny to me. Then when you turn up the volume you here a clicking sound has gotten better with use. I think they missed the mark for this product.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Extremely comfortable with a nice full sound

    Posted
    nosheep
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I was surprised to see such a low price on these headphones. They are extremely comfortable to wear for extended periods, even though I wear glasses. Although I'm not an audiophile, the sound seems as good as other headphones costing much more.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very good headphones

    Posted
    blundy
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    I got this for a boom box in my room. I have had cheap headphones so I went for a name I thought would be associated with Quality. It is! Great sound feels good on. I highly recommend this product. Cord seems a bit fragile like all audio accessories these days.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    nice clear sound for the money

    Posted
    berserkerjoe1
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    They work great for me and they fold up for travel. I just don't like the thin material around the foam cushion it will deteriorate in time. They have a very clear sound and great range from top to bottom. The cord is to short.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for studio use

    Posted
    Anvilmusic

    Way better sound than I expected. Nice punch to them. Good bass response. I use through a mixer so I can push more power through them, plus be able to EQ them as well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great headphones

    Posted
    headphonejunkie

    i purchased these headphones as a gift but tested them out. the sound quality is good bass is ok and they are comfortable but as far as durability i cant say because they are new

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Decent low end headphones

    Posted
    JustSomeDude111
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Sound quality is fine for the price range $40, but of course not on the same planet as a pair if "Beats" or "Bose". These are good beginner headphones for kids or if you need an extra pair on hand for whatever reason.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good sound at a decent price

    Posted
    Oldpa
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    I bought these and a webcam to skype with my grandsons who moved to Texas. They suit my needs very well without costing too much. The cord is maybe a little too short,

    I would recommend this to a friend