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38 reviews | 3.8 out of 5
Perfect for people who have tender or sensitive ears. Most headphones cause my ears to hurt after a few minutes. Unless I want to wear the large ones that completely cover the entire ear, these are the way to go. Soft and block out unwanted background noise. Just wish I could find replacement cushions since my wife's dog ate mine.
Very good sound - stays in ear even when jogging
I was surprised and very pleased at the quality of sound. They are the most comfortable I have used, and they stay in my ear. The price is fantastic. I had just bought a more expensive pair and they didn't come close to the performance of these.
I've only had these for a week so I can't comment on durability. The sound quality is fine for my purposes, namely listening to podcasts. I haven't tried them with music. They are billed as "isolation" earbuds and they do fit well enough to reduce the ambient sound level a bit but they certainly don't provide "isolation". I didn't expect that they would so I am not disappointed in that. The biggest plus is that they do fit well in the ear canal and don't fall out even when I move around a lot unlike the Apple ipod earbuds I had been using. I like the fact that there is a spare pair of foam cushions included since I suspect they might get chewed up with the abuse of stuffing them in a pocket, etc.
I have looked around at earbuds and have found most of them lacking in sound quality and bass response. These have both. They are comfortable for me and I am touchy about my ears and what goes in them. The sound is concentrated right in the ear canal. They do isolate the listener, so the conversations will have to require the removal of at least one of the earbuds. I hope this helps.
I purchased these Koss "The Plug" noise isolating earbuds 2 or 3 years ago at my local Walmart store and felt I'd hit the Earbud JACKPOT! For the price paid, "The Plug" earbuds have incredible sound and are very lightweight in the ear. You've got to 'knead' the foam earbuds a bit just b4 putting them in your ear(s)...then they'll swell to form a sealed fit once you've got them in place. I found it difficult at times to use these earbuds when the foam plugs were wet (from sweating while jogging). Another problem I had was there seems to be delicate wires inside. I've had to replace a couple pair because of one-sided earpiece failure, due to (internal) wiring failure/breakage. Can't seem to find these earbuds available in stores locally anymore. If you've used them and had good results, you MIGHT want to get a pair (or two) NOW at www.walmart.com before they become phased out! (Seems to ALWAYS happen with things that 'work' for me...) I wish I'd known about them when I ran my 1st marathon in '03!! The more expensive (foamLESS) brand I was using kept falling out of my ear canals during the 26.1 mile event! Disastrous! These 'stay put' when I use them!
I thought this Earbuds were going to be louder and clearer from the five dollar ones I found on Walmart.com but they are not. My other complaint is that I thought that the wires were going to be thicker for the price paid. I was wrong. Anyway, I think these earbuds perform at an average level. Thank you.
Even though this is my third pair of these, I have never doubted Koss products. From my first purchase to now, these are still my favorite earbud earplugs. I wear them everywhere, and that's why I lost the first two. When I saw these on a display at Walmart, my first thought was, "I could listen to my music and mow the lawn now! And without buying $100 pair of over the ear phones!" But these were more than headphones, this was like listening to erotica in surround sound! The bass, the quality, the clarity was amazing!! Sure, everyone might be buying $500 Beats brand headphones right now, but they can't compare to these the least bit! They work beautifully with my Samsung Galaxy Note 2 but they seem to miss some treble quality with this phone. When I plug these into my iPod though, it's nothing quite like having to drown out everything around you with a full blast of Muse and Deadmou5. Heck, these worked just fine as ear plugs at the gun range and at the airport!
The bass on these headphones is AWESOME....I'm a rocker so AC/DC, Aerosmith, Stones, etc...sound GREAT...their noice cancelling capacity is so great...my phone rang right next to me and I didn't hear it...too busy rockin'
Clear sound 10/10
Comfort 6/10 (the fact that it plugs your ears closed makes it slightly uncomfortable; and they pop out sometimes with the slightest accidental tug)
All things considered, this is probably the best headphones you'll find for $10.
These earplugs are great. Very soft plugs and does not feel like you have them on. Sound is fantastic. I use them for watching movies on my IPAD. Great buy.
They don't hurt my ears & the sound is great!
Was surprised that for the cost you would get that good of a sound, but you do. I would buy these again when needed.
This earbud is so fragile it may not last a day; but the sound is very very very good. Not worth sending the return money for a replacement by itself. Hang the cord around neck to avoid snags and disconnecting wires. Ciao!
The earpiece was to large for my ears and simply didn't work for me. Sound was OK.
I liked the angled plug design but the sound was better than expected. A very nice product!
Delivered on every aspect identified in their description. I know Koss from their stereo headphones in the 70's and 80's and they have not lost their edge. I prefer these to the Sony soft earbuds I paid $20 for.
These earbuds were a bargain. The performance is an upgrade compared to my Panasonic ones I purchased last year. The bass is very good, deep and generally clear. Highs and midranges are good, but muffled by the bass
Noise reduction is excellent. Compress the gel foam around the earbuds before putting them in your ear. It expands for a perfect fit. My wife was telling me what she wanted me to do and I couldn't hear a word!!
Love the sound, but the plugs doesn't stay in my ears good at all.