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Koss MV1 Professional Studio Stereophone

3.6 out of 5 stars 40 customer reviews

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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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Color Black Black/Silver Black Black With Silver Trim
Fit On-Ear Over-Ear Over-Ear Over-Ear
Headphones Form Factor closed-back closed-back closed-back closed-back
Dimensions 8.63 inches x 3 inches x 9 inches 8.69 inches x 8.5 inches x 2.13 inches 11.94 inches x 4.75 inches x 8.81 inches 2 inches x 8 inches x 7.5 inches
Item Weight 1.85 pounds 1.5 pounds 1 pounds 0.4 pounds
Special Features foldable foldable lightweight lightweight
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Stereophone features titanium coating on a 2 mil. high polymer diaphragm OFC voice coilComputer optimized ferrite magnet structures provide deep bass and treble claritySound isolation eliminates ambiant noise and maximizes bassAdaptable steel and rubber headbandFoldable for convenient storage and travelIncludes case 8' cord 3.5mm with 6.3mm adapter

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This new addition to our stereophone line clearly reflects our commitment to the professional recording and broadcast industry. Whether you're a recording artist, a professional DJ or the ultimate audiophile, the Koss MV1 delivers unmatched performance you won't want to miss.
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.
Built to last, the MV1 is covered under Koss' "No Questions Asked" Lifetime Warranty -the only warranty of its kind in the stereophone industry.

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Product Dimensions 3 x 9 x 8.6 inches
Item Weight 1.9 pounds
Shipping Weight 1.9 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Department Headphones
Manufacturer Koss
ASIN B000JKD24M
Item model number MV1
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3.6 out of 5 stars 40 customer reviews

3.6 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #691 in Electronics > Headphones > On-Ear Headphones
#951 in Electronics > Headphones > Over-Ear Headphones
#16,911 in Electronics > Portable Audio & Video > MP3 & MP4 Players & Accessories > MP3 & MP4 Player Accessories
Date first available at Amazon.com October 11, 2006

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By Tyrell Goetz on June 24, 2008
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Koss has produced a very interesting headphone here. It does not sound like any other I've listened to, which is not necessarily a bad thing.

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.
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These headphones sound so good, I had to re tune my home theater. The level of detail is amazing. You would not believe the things that go on in the background during live recordings. I use these mainly while playing video games late at night as not to disturb my family. They are a little big and a little heavy but that is more than compensated for with the sound quality. Great product at a great price and I highly recommend them to anyone looking for some nice headphone at a reasonable price. Oh yeah, the build quality far exceeds some more expensive ones that I previously owned. If you are picky and stuck on the more expensive brands, you are passing up a great product.
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First off, I am a huge fan of Koss, I have had a pair of UR-40's for years now and they sounded perfect. But the pair I had got a short in the cord so I looked for a new pair. After comparing a ton of different pairs of Koss cans, I decided to go with the MV1. Got them in the mail and plugged them in and the quality was horrible. Now, I work at a radio station and have a pair of headphones on 3-4 hours a day and these headphones are getting plugged into high quality audio equipment so it is not the source which is the problem, and that is proven by the quality I have on the UR-40's.

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.
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This was Koss' top of the line besides their electrostatic headphones (ESP950 at $999.00). The MV-1 had a retail price of $179.00. Ended up purchasing them for like $87.300. Mostly plastic, but well designed and rugged with positive headband adjustments, unlike the PRO4AAAT that has the old style sliding adjust headband like the PRO4AA. The main problem with the PRO4AAAT was it was fragile for a studio headset. The highs are a bit recessed, mids and lows are fine with no bloat or muddying of the lower mids. After wearing for awhile you will not notice the recessed highs. Accurate sound reproduction.Iam disabled and stay up all night and wear these headphones along with 20 others, (hobby, check out head fi .com) and have brought these out of the closet a week ago. While watching Grey's Anatomy on Netflix I starting noticing voices and noises in the background with a natural accuray that I did not enev notice with the Pro4S headphone. The Pro4S is Koss' new top of the line studio model (really like the comfort and very light compared with the M-1). Not to say that I could not hear the background sounds, but the MV-1 seems to put them there more naturally. If you see a pair at a good price they are built like a tank and should last a couple of liftimes.
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I have used several brands of headphones and I keep coming back to Koss. For those that don't know, Koss is the originator of stereo headphones and the MV1 is Koss' conventional headphone flagship. I am really enjoying the MV1 - after a serous break-in period (50-hours suggested) the overall sound quality is superb. I found the MV1s to be uncolored, accurate and offer a surprisingly deep base response. I'm sure that the MV1's titanium drivers contribute to the headphone's excellent performance. Immensely listenable, during use they are also "forgettably" comfortable. (With prolonged use any headphone can become irritating and one starts to fidget with them - I find that happens far less with the MV1.) They're certainly the best looking headphones I have used. BTW - When not in use the "cups" turn making storage easier. Included are a Koss case making storage simple (no dangling cord) and both sizes of phone plugs. The Koss MV1 Stereo Headphones are a definite recommended buy, more so condsidering the price here at Amazon.

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.
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