The new Koss CC_01 isolating in-ear monitor is the first stereo phone to create a perfect fit with a unique Custom Fit dial. Rotate the crafted knurled knob and the ear cushion expands to provide a custom fit. Koss in-ear monitors is designed to produce a perfect seal. This seal allows the variable matched transducer to directly couple with the eardrum. This direct response system means greater accuracy and efficiency across the entire frequency response range. No other in-ear monitor provides the ability to dial in comfort or performance. It's an entirely new state of the art in ergonomic and acoustic design.
Flashy bit of kit
This review is from: Koss CC_01 Stereo Earphone
Pros: Fantastically comfortable fit. Great sound. Phenomenal Koss warranty (just ship it back, and they send you another). Neat packaging. I like the fabric-covered cord, as the vinyl cords slowly turn to stone in normal use. I have high hopes for these. They definitely allow me to block out the wife -- not sure whether that goes in the "pro" or "con" column.
Cons: I do not like the "straight-out" 1/8" plug. I prefer the plug that has a 90 degree turn in it, as the longer plugs tend to roach out the audio port on my laptop, which is expensive to fix. The plug on this is quite a bit shorter than the usual audio plug, so hopefully not so much of a problem. I can't decide if the design is modern, or retro -- I used to have earplugs like this with a transistor radio back in the day (but without the adjustment). However, those earplugs were not made of memory foam and happiness like these are.
Other Thoughts: I really enjoy these "monitors", as Koss calls them. Great sound, and their design doesn't let them fill up with earwax and die like my old rather pricey brand "S" earbuds did. I think that Koss could probably have put a little more thought into the aesthetics, though. If you're going to have red blobs hanging out your ears to announce to the world you are tuning out, they should look good.
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