Why We Like Them
The small size and great sound make the Porta Pro by Koss the winner of the best portable headphone under $100. Audiophiles know why this is, but if you are new to headphones, read on to discover why they are so highly regarded in the headphone community.
The Porta Pro is one of the most iconic headphones ever and has been on the market for over 30 years with little to no changes. Why have they lasted so long when other headphones disappear? The sound quality is fantastic.
Yes, even today, with all the advancements in technology, the Porta Pro stands out as sounding double or triple its price. They have a clean and clear presentation with smoothly detailed mids and some tight, punchy bass. They are perfect for pop, rock, classic, jazz, and vocal music. It’s a tuning I loved when I was younger and still love listening to today.
Despite such fantastic sound, the Porta Pro is the smallest headphone on the list, easily transported and folded up. The build quality is excellent, with good-quality plastic and metal used throughout. Styling gives all that old-school cool, the design hasn’t been touched, and fans of retro earphones love them. It’s iconic.
The downsides are that they are open back, so you can use them in crowded places without everyone around you hearing your music. Oh, and the headband tends to pull a hair now and again. Still, this is the cheapest headphone on this list and one of the best sounding.
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