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Koss UR40 Collapsible Stereo Headphones

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Koss UR40 Collapsible Stereo Headphones

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  • Lightweight, Collapsible Design
  • Titanium-Coated Diaphragms
  • NdFeB Magnet Structures
  • OFC Voice Coils
  • Around-Ear Leatherette Cushions
  • Self-Adjusting Headband
  • Gold-Plated 3.5mm Plug
  • Lifetime Warranty
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The UR40 stereo headphones from Koss provide high-quality sound in a lightweight design. The headphones are collapsible, ideal for travel. The headphones feature dynamic drivers with titanium-coated diaphragms to minimize distortion and provide exceptionally accurate sound reproduction. NdFeB magnet structures deliver high volume levels, even from low-power sound sources, while OFC voice coils improve conductivity for clean, clear sound.

The self-adjusting headband accommodates virtually any head size, while the around-ear leatherette cushions create a seal around the ear for terrific comfort and bass response. The open-back earcups provide a hear-through sound that provides natural audio and allows you to hear your environment. The attached cable is 8' long to provide plenty of slack, and has a gold-plated 3.5mm stereo mini plug to provide wide compatibility with MP3 players, CD players, and more. The plug is angled to provide strain relief.

The attached cable is 8' long to provide plenty of slack, and has a gold-plated 3.5mm stereo mini plug to provide wide compatibility with MP3 players, CD players, and more. The plug is angled to provide strain relief.
Collapsible design, ideal for travel
Dynamic drivers with titanium-coated diaphragms minimize distortion and provide exceptionally accurate sound reproduction
NdFeB magnet structures deliver high volume levels, even from low-power sound sources
OFC voice coils improve conductivity for clean, clear sound
Self-adjusting headband accommodates virtually any head size
Around-ear leatherette cushions create a seal around the ear for terrific comfort and bass response
Open-back earcups provide a hear-through sound that provides natural audio and allows you to hear your environment
Standard Y-style cable is 8' long to provide plenty of slack
Gold-plated 3.5mm stereo mini plug provides wide compatibility with MP3 players, CD players, and more, and is angled to provide strain relief
UPC: 021299147801
Type Around-Ear, Open-Back, Dynamic
Frequency Range 15Hz - 22kHz
Impedance 60 Ohms
Sensitivity 98dB
Maximum Input Power Not Specified by Manufacturer
Connectors Gold-Plated Right-Angled 3.5mm Stereo Mini Plug
Cable Length 8' (2.4 m)
Weight Not Specified by Manufacturer
Packaging Info
Package Weight 0.7 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.6 x 8.1 x 3.6"
Koss UR40 Collapsible Stereo Headphones
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    KossUR40 Collapsible Stereo Headphones
     
    4.8

    (based on 18 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (15)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Comfortable (14)
    • Good value (13)
    • Lightweight (13)
    • Great sound (12)
    • Good bass (7)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    • Music (12)
    • Home audio (11)
    • With my computer (10)
    • Relaxing (9)
    • Portable devices (7)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Audiophile (7), Gear head (4)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (4)
      • Primary Use:
      • Listening to ipod (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (13)

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    4.0

    Intrigued design

    By User1082

    from New York

    Comments about Koss UR40 Collapsible Stereo Headphones:

    Good sound quality for everyday listening ...

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    4.0

    As advertised

    By DJSART18

    from Jacksonville, FL

    About Me Frequent Traveler

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Compact
    • Durable
    • Good Value
    • Great Sound
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Unattractive Design

    Best Uses

    • Home Audio
    • Music
    • Portable Devices
    • Relaxing
    • Traveling
    • With My Computer

    Comments about Koss UR40 Collapsible Stereo Headphones:

    These work very well for my purpose: listening to online non music programs. They are comfortable and fold into a nice bundle for storing.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Better than I thought they would be

    By Movie man

    from Springfield, Mo

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Good Bass
    • Good Value
    • Great Sound
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Audio
      • Music
      • Portable Devices

      Comments about Koss UR40 Collapsible Stereo Headphones:

      For what they are (at the price I mean) these exceeded my expectations. Have had Koss before and liked them, but these seem pretty neutral and better to me. Good bass, good mids, good highs. Pretty balanced. Very lightweight and comfortable. Work well with smart phone also. Worth three times the price.

      • Primary Use:
      • Listening to iPod
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Lightweight, excellent value

      By Dave G

      from New Jersey

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Compact
      • Good Value
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Koss UR40 Collapsible Stereo Headphones:

          These are so comfortable and light, you can wear them for hours, which is especially important for professional sound applications.They're also collapsible, so you can carry more than 1 in your rig.Sound isn't quite as good as $ headphones, but not far off, and these are a lot lighter and more comfortable.

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          5.0

          Recommended product!

          By Ashton

          from Walkerton, VA

          About Me Edm Artist, Electronic Artist, Teenager

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Good Bass
          • Good Value
          • Great Sound
          • Lightweight
          • Stylish

          Cons

          • Uncomfortable

          Best Uses

          • Home Audio
          • Music
          • Portable Devices
          • Relaxing
          • With My Computer

          Comments about Koss UR40 Collapsible Stereo Headphones:

          These headphones are perfect for my music studio! It gives you the feeling of being live at a show! The clear, deep bass capability is great for my tracks of which most contain low end bass. The collapsible feature is cool as well.

          The only bad thing is that the ear pads aren't thick enough. Sometimes your outer ear could get sore from the contact. But overall, very nice pair of headphones!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Surprised and Pleased!

          By Lunahbella

          from Burbank, CA

          About Me Audiophile

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Good audio
          • Good Value
          • Great Sound
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home Audio
            • Music
            • Relaxing
            • With My Computer
            • Working

            Comments about Koss UR40 Collapsible Stereo Headphones:

            Okay.. I've recently started doing VoiceOver work on a more professional level and needed new headphones. My old ones were too "muddy". I wanted something that had enough clarity for me to hear background noise, mouth clicks, and any other subtle noises that would keep me from having a clear recording. I can't afford to spend the $ on "studio" quality headphones, but after reading the reviews here and on other review pages, I decided to give this a try. Besides.. Great reviews and only $[*].. how can you go wrong?!Got them, tried them. Sound was beautiful. Hubby could hear what I was listening to, but keeping my sound from being heard wasn't a factor in my decision making. I needed clarity and as an added bonus, they're really comfortable too! Not just my head.. but for hubby too. If you're looking for good headphones for a great price... these are it. I'm VERY happy with my purchase!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Terrific sound and value

            By Will

            from Brooklyn

            Comments about Koss UR40 Collapsible Stereo Headphones:

            I needed headphones for late-night tv watching that doesn't disturb my wife or neighbors. I picked these up with a headphone extension cable, because of their low price, their good reviews, and because the open back design would allow me to hear the room if I needed to.

            These have been better than I expected even considering the reviews. The sound quality is vastly superior to other headphones I've had at more than twice the price. No, not the best I have ever heard, but substantially better than their price should allow. I couldn't recommend them more!

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            5.0

            Excellent Headphones

            By Carter

            from Salt Lake City, UT

            About Me Audiophile, College Student, Gear Head

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Good Bass
            • Good Value
            • Great Sound
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Audio
              • Music
              • Portable Devices
              • Relaxing
              • Traveling
              • With My Computer
              • Working

              Comments about Koss UR40 Collapsible Stereo Headphones:

              I use the product for home audio, movies, music. I have purchased headphones in the $100s and these easily are as good. I am extremely picky about the quality of sound. These are worth 10x their price. Acoustics, bass, highs sound excellent. They are very comfortable. These are the best headphones I've tried. I have tried many headphones.

              • Primary Use:
              • Listening to iPod
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              As usual

              By ierkin

              from NJ

              About Me Audiophile

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Good Value
              • Great Sound
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home Audio
                • Music

                Comments about Koss UR40 Collapsible Stereo Headphones:

                Typical Koss Quality . Open back gives perfect harmonics.I recoment to ewerybody, especially with this price

                • Primary Use:
                • Working out
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                4.0

                great sound for price

                By RnD

                from BC

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Koss UR40 Collapsible Stereo Headphones:

                      Wish they folded up a little smaller

                      • Primary Use:
                      • Traveling
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      5.0

                      GREAT for the price

                      By Cedric

                      from ROCKVILLE MD

                      About Me Audiophile

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Comfortable
                      • Good Bass
                      • Good Value
                      • Great Sound
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                      • Too Much Ambient Noise

                      Best Uses

                      • Home Audio
                      • Music
                      • Relaxing
                      • With My Computer
                      • Working

                      Comments about Koss UR40 Collapsible Stereo Headphones:

                      This product is amazing : the sound is great and it's really light so you don't get bored after few hours with it on your head!! It could have been perfect if the isolation from outside noise was better but for the price it costs it's worth your money.

                      • Primary Use:
                      • Listening to iPod
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Koss is the boss!

                      By bstm300

                      from Massachusetts

                      Pros

                      • Comfortable
                      • Compact
                      • Durable
                      • Good Bass
                      • Good Value
                      • Great Sound
                      • Lightweight
                      • Stylish

                      Cons

                      • Cord Too Short

                      Best Uses

                      • Home Audio
                      • Music
                      • Portable Devices
                      • Relaxing
                      • Traveling
                      • With My Computer
                      • Working
                      • Working Out

                      Comments about Koss UR40 Collapsible Stereo Headphones:

                      I use these headphones primarly for videogaming, but I also use them to listen to music quite often. So far, I've been pretty impressed by the sound quality. The bass is pretty good as are the high and low notes. The build quality seems pretty good, too, although I'd be careful not to handle them too roughly. The most important quality of a headset for me is the weight, and these are super light weight. I've used them for 2 hours at a time and my neck barely feels tired with these on. Overall, you cannot beat the sound quality and light weight of these headphones for the price, not to mention the fact that you can adjust the left and right height of the ear phones with respect to the band. Lastly, it's nice that the headset comes with an adapter for plugging them into a stereo receiver headphone jack. You also can't critize the nice aesthetic look of these as they are sleek with a silver tone and a sort of alienish (cue spooky music) look to if you look down at them from the top band. The only potential con is that the headphone cord is only about 4.5-5 feet long but longer cord length isn't a high priority for me.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Great Sound, Great Value, Great Price!!

                      By Michael Denis

                      from Virginia Beach, Virginia

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Comfortable
                      • Good Value
                      • Great Sound
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Music
                        • With My Computer
                        • Working Out

                        Comments about Koss UR40 Collapsible Stereo Headphones:

                        I use these Headphones during workouts at the gym, the sound is as good as the $200 set I have purchased to use at home!!!

                        • Primary Use:
                        • Working out
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Wow, wow, wow, That's all I can say

                        By Music Lover

                        from Brooklyn, NY

                        About Me Audiophile, Gear Head

                        Pros

                        • Comfortable
                        • Good Bass
                        • Good Value
                        • Great Sound
                        • Lightweight
                        • Stylish

                        Cons

                        • Flimsy Construction

                        Best Uses

                        • Home Audio
                        • Music
                        • Portable Devices
                        • Relaxing
                        • With My Computer
                        • Working

                        Comments about Koss UR40 Collapsible Stereo Headphones:

                        I have owned quite a few headphones, and am pretty paticular about them. I have owned all the big brand names (Pioneer, Sony, Panasonic, Senheiser, Philips, JVC, and these are by far the best. I find myself conservative in reviewing items, but these deserve their 5 star rating.They are super comfortable, and fully envelop your ears, yet they do not put pressure on your head to create that headphone fatigue or discomfort we all know about. They are light weight, which is unbelievable if you judge by their size.The sound is superb, very rich with clarity on both highs and lows. You can easily pick up various instruments in a orchestra/band etc.Did I mention they can double as ear-muffs in the unforgiving New York City winters?A couple of draw backs ( well not really, but what good would a review be if you don't mention the "flaws" of the product): The headphone material seems on the low end side and cord a bit thin, but at [$] who am I to complain? Care must be applied if you want them to last for a while.Conclusion: GO GET THEM!!! I will pick up another pair for a family member and am confident they will appreciate them as much as I do.

                        • Primary Use:
                        • Listening to iPod
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Amazing

                        By Sub

                        from NY

                        About Me Audiophile, Gear Head

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Comfortable
                        • Durable
                        • Good Value
                        • Great Sound
                        • Lightweight
                        • Stylish

                        Cons

                        • Cord tangles
                        • No inline volume ctrl

                        Best Uses

                        • Home Audio
                        • Music
                        • Relaxing
                        • With My Computer

                        Comments about Koss UR40 Collapsible Stereo Headphones:

                        I am an audiophile, and I've owned probably 10 pairs of audiophile and mid grade headphones and these "low end (pricewise)" are the ones I use every day. Comfortable, efficient, clear, good bass (not jacked up), and lightweight. These headphones are worth $200 IMO. I've tried many Sennheiser, JVC, AKG, Sony, and the Koss are an amazing value. These are as good a deal as and a nice upgrade from the UR5 that is common at Radio Shack - also an AMAZING set of phones for $10!! I'm all about spending big money ($2-500) on headphones, but take a leap of faith and try these things out... The ONLY negatives I can mention is that the wires go to each speaker, so inevitably, even with care, they will get sort of twisted, and the cord goes sort of stiff - like its under strain. The other thing is that I was spoiled by the inline volume control of the UR5, but I hear you can add one to solve that.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        UR40.... UB Great!

                        By BassMan

                        from Norcross, GA

                        About Me Audiophile, Gear Head, Musician

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Comfortable
                        • Compact
                        • Durable
                        • Good Bass
                        • Good Value
                        • Great Sound
                        • Lightweight
                        • Stylish

                        Cons

                        • No cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Bass Practice
                        • Electronic Drum practice
                        • Guitar Practice
                        • Home Audio
                        • Music
                        • Portable Devices
                        • Relaxing
                        • Traveling
                        • With My Computer
                        • Working
                        • Working Out

                        Comments about Koss UR40 Collapsible Stereo Headphones:

                        They have a great sound and respond well to EQ and I can use them for hours at a time thanks to the open back design. I have other phones I've paid twice as much for that don't sound like these. I'm just sayin'! I've added the VC20 Volume control and they are the bomb!

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Order Some Now!

                        By Bengal BassMan

                        from Norcross, GA

                        About Me Quality Oriented

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Comfortable
                        • Compact Design
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Great Sound Quality
                        • Look Great

                        Cons

                        • No cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Home Computer
                        • Mobile Device
                        • Music and Movies
                        • Practicing Guitar
                        • Practicing Keyboard

                        Comments about Koss UR40 Collapsible Stereo Headphones:

                        Awesome sound for a great price. Open Back Phones sound better when just listening to music. I'm listening to Dust in the Wind by Kansas and I'm hearing orchestration that I never knew was there. I can't find anything bad to say...

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal
                        • Computer Platform:
                        • PC

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                        5.0

                        Take a real look at this one

                        By Big Earl

                        from Raleigh NC

                        About Me Quality Oriented

                        Pros

                        • Comfortable
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Great Sound Quality

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Koss UR40 Collapsible Stereo Headphones:

                            I recently bought four headphones for me and my family to replace the earbuds we have been using to lesson the chance of hearing damage. This Koss set was the cheapest one I bought but it has proven the most popular! they look good and my 16 year-old turned down a more expensive pair to keep these for himself. Hard to beat good looks and great sound for the price.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal

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                            • You Pay: $9.95
                             

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