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Koss VC20 Volume Control

4.2 out of 5 stars 777 customer reviews
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  • Volume control provides convenient level adjustment from headphones
  • Connects to any 3.5mm jack
  • Includes pocket clip
  • Limited lifetime warranty
  • Includes pocket/belt clip for convenient positioning
  • Can be used with any portable music device
  • Connects to any 0.125-inch headphone jack
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Technical Details

Size: ..Stereo | Color: other
  • Volume Control

Product Description

Size: ..Stereo | Color: other

Product Description

Provides convenient level of adjustment from stereophone. Includes pocket/belt clip for comfortable cord postioning. Connects to any 1/8" stereophone jack.

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The Koss VC-20 volume control can be used with any music player. A convenient pocket or belt clip lets you position the VC-20 where it's most comfortable for you.

Product Information

Size:..Stereo  |  Color:other

Technical Details

Part Number 155954
Item Weight 0.3 ounces
Product Dimensions 7.7 x 4.8 x 0.8 inches
Item model number 155954
Discontinued by manufacturer Yes
Size ..Stereo
Color other
Item Package Quantity 1
Special Features Volume Control
Batteries Included? No
Batteries Required? No
Warranty Description Lifetime

Additional Information

ASIN B00001P4XH
Customer Reviews
4.2 out of 5 stars 777 customer reviews

4.2 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #50 in Electronics > Accessories & Supplies > Audio & Video Accessories > Headphone Accessories
#230 in Electronics > Headphones
#798 in Electronics > Home Audio & Theater
Shipping Weight 0.3 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Date First Available September 4, 1999

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Size: ..StereoColor: other Verified Purchase
I already have two "no name" inline volume controls, but I needed another. This Koss unit was no more expensive from Amazon than another "no name" from an electronics store, and I've been a big fan of Koss since the late 70s, so I bought it.

First, what it IS and ISN'T. This is a volume control, but NOT an amplifier. It will make your MP3 player, etc., quieter, but NOT louder. If your source is too quiet, look for a headphone amplifier.

When I used to listen to a cassette walkman it was easy to turn down the volume when I needed to. The volume control was a thumbwheel right on the player. I have several MP3 players now, and they all have hi-tech context sensitive controls. This means (for me, anyway) that I have to look at the screen to make sure the button or slide control is set for volume. This control solves that problem. Set the player for a volume slightly on the loud side and use the inline control to get comfortable sound. If you need to lower the volume (to talk to someone, for instance) you can use the volume control without taking your player out of your pocket.

This model has a three foot cord between the player and the volume control. This is nice if your player has an FM tuner -- MP3 players use the headphone cord as an FM antenna. My generic ones were only about 8 inches long and the FM reception suffered.

The control has a clip on it, so you can wear your player safely in a padded pouch on your belt and clip the volume control to your chest pocket.

A few reviewers have noted that lowering the volume attenuates high frequencies. I tried using the EQ settings on my player (I was also using Koss PortaPro headphones).
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Size: ..StereoColor: other
This is a surprisingly useful gadget, as it serves as an extension cord and volume control. The extension cord aspect adds about 3 feet to your headphone, which gives me a lot more room to move when I am listening to music on my computer. The volume control is handy when using a portable player because you can change the volume without jostling the player.
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Size: ..StereoColor: other Verified Purchase
This is something you probably won't fully appreciate until you've had one for a while and then lose it. You may not need a headphone extension cord with an inline volume control. But once you get used to having one, you'll find the convenience and functionality are habit forming. The one I lost was in daily use for 3 or 4 years and continued to work well.
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By A Customer on March 30, 2003
Size: ..StereoColor: other
I use this on my computer. Yeah, there's software volume controls - but they require dropping out of whatever you're doing to set, and differ from program to program. It's far more convenient to be able to reach over and make a little adjustment without effecting what you're working on. Also, the sound quality isn't effected - I used to plug my headphones into a set of speakers to do the same thing, but it resulted in static and noise that degraded the music; this volume control retains the clarity of the music.
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Size: ..StereoColor: other
I purchased this item with a new pair of headphones for my wife and I to use with our laptop. The Koss volume control does exactly what it's supposed to and is a handy convenience to adjust volume quickly and easily. I didn't notice any signal degradation as a result of having the volume control plugged in-line with the headphones. If you need a little extra cord length then that would be an added benefit. My wife absolutely loves the convenience but I've concluded I could just as easily live without it.

Should you buy it? Just answer three questions and you'll have your final answer. 1) Would you prefer a little extra cord length? 2) In everyday headphone use, do you find yourself frequently adjusting the volume? 3) Do you have the extra cash to burn?

My wife answered yes to all three while I answered no. Did we keep it? You know what they say, happy wife, happy life. :)
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By A Customer on June 16, 2003
Size: ..StereoColor: other
It's definately a nice item to have... at first. I got mine so that I could use it with my computer, and be able to change the sound level without going through menus and unplug the headphones easily without having to crawl behing the computer, so that I could use them with my stereo. It worked great for about 3 months, however, it's wearing out - the headphone port has broken loose in the casing, and I have to fidget with it for a minute to get the plug all the way in (otherwise, sound only comes out one side). Due to the way it's constructed, the dial for the volume will keep it from getting any worse, so I'll still be able to use it, but it sure is annoying when I'm trying to move between things.
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Size: ..StereoColor: other Verified Purchase
I play a PS3 through a desktop PC monitor that has no speaker support so I needed something to actually control audio volume out of. If you use a RCA-to-3.5mm adapter, then put this sucker in-line afterwards, voila - you get audio and volume control out of your PS3. Now I can enjoy gaming using headphones and without bothering roommates for those late-night sessions.
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Size: ..StereoColor: other
This Koss is very good one for volume control. There is no noise sound when I adjust volume. I can't distinguish whether I plug my headphone with this Koss because it has no effect to my head phone at all. I use HD555 which has 50 ohms impedance so I think this Koss may reduce some power of my headphone. But not at all. My HD555 still provides great sound. I love it.
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