Koss MV1 Professional Studio Stereophone
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- High-quality stereophones designed for professional recording and broadcast applications
- 2 mm high-polymer diaphragms with titanium coatings deliver unmatched performance
- Closed cushions seal tightly around the ear to minimize ambient sound and improve bass
- 10 Hz to 25 kHz frequency response; earcups fold flat for convenient travel and storage
- 8-foot cord; includes sleek protective case; no-questions-asked lifetime warranty
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|Dimensions||8.63 inches x 3 inches x 9 inches||8.69 inches x 8.5 inches x 2.13 inches||3 inches x 8.63 inches x 9 inches||3.75 inches x 10 inches x 8 inches|
|Item Weight||0.88 pounds||1.5 pounds||1 pounds||0.6 pounds|
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|The MV1 stereophone features titanium coating on a 2 mil. high-polymer diaphragm for a frequency response of 10-25,000 Hz. A one-inch diameter oxygen-free copper voice coil improves signal transmission and conduction for an accurate and precise sound reproduction. Computer optimized ferrite magnet structures provide deep bass and treble clarity.|
|Closed cushions seal tightly around the ear eliminating ambient sound and maximizing bass performance. Designed to withstand the stress and pressure of everyday studio use, the MV1 incorporates an adaptable steel and rubber headband design that further ensures isolation. The earcups also fold flat for convenient travel and storage. The MV1 comes with its own sleek case for protective portability. With its impressive sound and remarkable durability the MV1 can be enjoyed wherever and whenever. The MV1 comes equipped with a coiled, single entry eight-foot cord, and 3.5mm plug with 6.3mm adapter included.|
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Top Customer Reviews
First off, the treble energy is very recessed and laid back for a headphone claiming to be a hifi can. The tonal balance here is very dark. I would guesstimate that these cans are down at least 12dB at 10Khz compared to my reference headphones, the AKG K701. It does not appear to be a limitation of the driver but rather a deliberate design choice by Koss in the voicing of this product. Impressively it does not hold back these cans as much as you might think in areas such as high frequency detail retrieval and soundstage/imaging. Cymbals sound crisp and well defined with good air and separation for a closed back can in this price range, the sound is just rather recessed and muted. It results in a very mellow sound that places strong emphasis on the lower midrange and male vocals. There is definitely no risk of listening fatigue or sibilance/harshness on these cans. They fare surprisingly well with classical music, something I was not expecting considering the lack of treble energy.
The midrange is again mellow and offers good detail retrieval and dynamics for this price, but it is definitely not a reference or flat sound. They are very colored, and whether you find this to your liking or not will be hard to say. I personally find that it depends upon the vocals in the song being listened to. The midrange on these Koss flatter most male vocals (with a couple of exceptions), but tend to leave female vocals recessed and flat sounding.Read more ›
UPDATE - Koss has stopped producing this excellent headphone but inventory is still remains available here at Amazon. The MV1 comes with Koss' lifetime warranty that the factory readily honors. Again, recommended.
To expand on what I mean by "horrible quality" they have no bass and they don't have that "full" sound that I had with the UR-40's. It literally sounded like I had two aluminum cans on my ears with a mouse talking into them.
The only other issue I had with the phones is that they are a little too tight for me. I was getting a headache after about an hour of having them on, which has never happened before with other headphones.
These are being returned. Koss is still my go to headphones. Maybe I will have better luck with a different pair.
Now, fast forward about 27 years. My first Koss headhones had been tossed years ago, but I recently came across my ol' Pro/4AAA thrown loosely in a box I had in storage.
Sidebar: Over the years I have turned to Bose headphones (Quiet Comfort as well as their in-ear) and speakers. Bose sound better to me for general listening because I have a sensitivity to sound right around 2,000 hertz. The Pro/4AAA may be a little hot around 2k Hz, at least relative to Bose, which I believe adds to the sense of clarity in sound that others refer to. In this regard, the Koss headphones are much better for playing my guitar through them--for the clarity--and can easily handle the peaks in music much better than the Bose.
So, when I found the Pro/4AAA in storage, I though I'd give them a try, particularly since I'm playing in a classic rock garage band and I just broke my fragile Bose QuietComfort headband while wearing them playing guitar.
The Pro/4AAA sounded as good as I remember and I could really get loud with them. The only problem is that ear cushions (which surround the ear and isolate from external sound) where hard and crack--not particularly comfortable.
So I started looking for replacement cushions and eventually ended up at the Koss website. Not the most impressive website, but there I found replacement cushions for the Pro/4AAA. Again--THE HEADPHONES ARE ALMOST 30 YEARS OLD!!!Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Love these things, not too expensive; just be aware they are on the brittle side. Treat them nice, and they'll give you good solid bass for your games and music.Published 8 months ago by Michael
They broke right at the left earcup hinge. That's a very weak spot.Published 10 months ago by Tony R., Peterson
It's a very, very good product. It's Koss ! I bought it long time ago and it was made in USA at this time.Published 20 months ago by NGUYEN Nam
Extremelly pleased with quality of sound. Probably the best Cost-performance ratio for this gadgets. Read morePublished on January 28, 2014 by Jovica R. Riznic
Look: Chunky in appearance. Lots of plastic. Coiled cable. Comes with case.
Feel: Rubber earpads make your ears sweat. Moderate clamping force. Read more
I gave these headphones a chance because of the good reviews but now having heard them myself I don't understand how there are so many 5-star reviews. Read morePublished on August 29, 2013 by Jordan
I would not waste your money on these cans. Koss discontinued these for a reason. They sound horrible. The Pro 4AAT, DJ 100, DJ 200 and Port Pro's are much more musical.Published on August 12, 2013 by Joyce Patrick