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Koss KSC22 DVD Sportclip Headphones
List Price: $14.99

Our Price: $7.94

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Product Description

No Headband / Drivers clip onto your ear lobe / 4 Foot long cord with miniplug / Great for CD, MP3, and other portable players

Features:
  • Frequency response 60-20,000 Hz
  • Dynamic Element for Extended Frequency Response
  • Unique Sportclip Design Eliminates the Headband
  • Reliable 3.5 mm L Plug for Durability and Reliability
  • Ultra Lightweight, Comfortable, and Portable

Customer Reviews:

  • Great for 4 months, but then...
    I've had these for 4 months and have enjoyed them until now. The wires are broken/loose and not working. There is another review with a similar problem at 4.5 months. Not a long lasting product, even with gentle usage....more info
  • no good
    the ear clip is not adjustable (not flexible) and the bud is way too big. Not good for small ears....more info
  • Work'in Like It Should
    The first thing you notice when you put these on is they fit and stay put. I can't believe so many regular ear buds have been foisted upon an unsuspecting public, constantly falling out, dingle dangling at every opportunity. I tried the ear buds that came with Coby CX-96 All Weather Sport PLL AM/FM Radio with Arm Band, (great radio) they sounded bad and fell out. Next I got some Cool and Comfortable Gumy Headphone which sounded great but fell out less often. These Koss sound great and most importantly stay put. Since I listen to Air America AM primarily I wish someone would make a single ear bud instead of the two. I typically cut one ear bud off and under a magnifier separate and tape the wires. These actually feel small enough to fall asleep with too. The truth ROCKS.......SO ROCK ON....more info
  • Don't fit small ears well
    First of all, the delivered product was dark colored and didn't look anything like the pictured red/white earphones. They sounded great, but didn't fit AT ALL. The hooks extended way over the top of my ears and I just couldn't make them fit. Gave them to my daughter and she had no luck either....more info
  • Okay for people with larger ears
    I admit I'm rough on most head/earphones. I'm lucky if a set lasts more than 6 months with the sound quality intact. So I look for cheaper sets, so I'm not wasting money constantly buying expensive sets. This sets sound quality is pretty good for the price, and the earbuds themselves (the parts that are actually inserted into your ear) are comfortable. I just have one problem with these. The little hooks that go over the tops of the ears? They are not made for people with smaller ears. They're constantly feeling like they're about to slip over the top of my ear. And the wire where they attach to the earbud isn't really adjustable, so I can't tighten them down. For me, these would have been better without the hooks. They do come with a handy little case to put your earbuds in when you're not using them though, so that was cool....more info
  • Tried Koss for 4.5 months of disappointment
    I've used several different over-the-ear headphones over the years. This time, I thought I'd give Koss a try (I used to have Sony). They rarely stayed in my ear - there were runs where I had to put it back in every few minutes, something that rarely happened with Sony. The worst though is that after 4.5 months of regular use, the right ear no longer works. I'm going back to Sony....more info
  • WILL NOT CUT the back of your ear
    These are the best, (and I have tried them all), set of earphones out there for COMFORT.

    and you can't beat the lifetime warranty. Keep 2 pairs so that if you have to send one in for replacement you don't have to suffer the use of OTHER earphones.

    I listen to a lot of music and audiobooks and so comfort is key for my needs. and the earbuds fall out for me so I have to have the hook over my ear or a band over/around my head....more info
  • Best Sport Headphones
    For running this is the best sportclip headphones I've tried (tried many Sony types as well as Phillips and one put out by Nike) All others have been way to big and can't adjust them so they end up falling out or wrap around the back of the neck which I found I didn't like. I love that these can be shaped to fit the ear, stay in and are comfortable. Also they don't block out all noise so I'm still aware of things around and/or behind me....more info
  • Sporty, but not for running.
    I have had these headphones for a few years now, and purchased them with running in mind. They are comfy and great if you're sitting/walking around and want something that fits securely on/around your ear and won't pull off should the cord accidentally snag; BUT,...they are horrible when it comes to exercising. They do not stay in the ear with the up and down motion of running, and I have found them to be more of a hindrance/nuisance (having to continuously tuck them around the ear and back into place). The bud is a bit too big for my ear, and the clips are also too large...wish they came with various sizes, or the clips were able to be bent so I could form them better around my ear....more info
  • Best fit on and in the ear I've found. Very good sound with bass, but not oustanding
    1) FIT
    I bought these from Best Buy about 6 years ago because of the flexible ear hooks. I could see the wire through the clear plastic casing and I knew that I could bend them to sit around my (apparently unique) ear.I have to admit that with any earphones I've been tempted to bend the part around the ear in sheer frustration anyway, so the fact that these would accommodate such force without breaking was why I purchased them. I have been pleased with this flexibility as well as the comfort in my ear.

    Since no earbuds have ever fit my ear, I have come to believe that my ear lobes as well as ear holes must be alien. These Koss KSC22's came closest to actually fitting my ear and the last 6 years have been the most satisfying in terms of being able to listen while working out. These headphones are very light weight and comfortable. It took nearly 5 years of regular use for the soft shells to start breaking down, and even without them, they did not hurt my ear at all. The buds do go in and fit snugly in my ear hole and when they do the sound is the best.

    These do NOT have a clip and I usually end up tucking a part of the wire into the strap of my sports bra to keep them from pulling out as I run. They often felt secure, even when I didn't secure the wire but I usually preferred to do so anyway because it can really spoil a run for me even if I remotely worry about one ear piece falling out. If they do manage to work free from my strap, and if they do get pulled out of my ear though, it is only the buds that come out of the ear hole, but the loops stay on my ear lobe nicely and I can still hear the sound, albeit less optimally. Adjusting the bud back into my ear is usually not a problem and definitely not at all as frustrating as the other earphones I've had. So the flex earhooks prevent the earpiece from falling out and dangling by the cord as I run for sure - and the worst that usually happens is that they're holding onto my ear lobe and waiting for me to push them back in.

    2) SOUND
    I'm no audiophile, but when the sound is really good I can recognize it. I would say that these are definitely better than average, but nothing incredible. I've seen others and the CNET review use the word "mediocre" sound, and I think it's a few notches higher than mediocre, especially when the buds are within the ear. I've definitely had some runner's highs that came more from the music and bass than from the run. I listen to a lot of talk radio, techno and hip hop, and bass is pretty important for that sort of music. I haven't been disappointed with the sound. However, considering my apparently alien ears, the fit is definitely the primary concern for me.

    I have found that sound volume is sometimes not high enough for some audio books downloaded from the net. Sometimes it's obvious that it is the quality of the recording. Although the volume is very adequate in most cases, and more than adequate for music, on a few occasions for audio books I've wished they were louder. This point should not at all dissuade you from buying these though as I'm guessing most people will find the volume levels more than adequate. I've always been able to clearly focus on my music even in noisy gym spaces with blaring televisions and grunting guys.

    3) QUALITY / OTHER
    One other reviewer mentioned that one of the buds lost sound due to a connection problem at the base. This has finally happened to mine after 5 to 6 years of regular use and shoving into my purse or wrapping it around my mp3 player. That's why I'm here to find a new pair, and I'm thinking of trying out the Sony MDR AS20J. I'm thinking I'll take a risk on the fit of those to see if the Sony's have a higher quality sound / feel than the Koss, for the clip and to solve the tangle issue. I will post my update and comparison when I receive and try them out, along with a photo of them on my ear and a measuring tape in the photo for reference.

    Since the Koss KSC22's are ultra light weight, and the ear-hooks are flexible, they can end up feeling a bit cheap. However, I think that functionality and sound are far more important criteria than "feel", especially at this price point. They certainly don't feel bad, and this is another point that should not dissuade a buyer.

    The wire gets easily tangled when stored. It can get annoying / tiresome to have to unravel the tangles each time. Even when I carefully wound them up in an old Altoids box, they would become tangled while uncoiling them. Untangling them took some effort too because the wires would get caught under or around the ear hooks. One of the reasons I'm looking at the Sony's this time around is because the Sony's closed ear-hook-loops would prevent the tangling issue.

    And as I mentioned - no clip, so you have to resort to looping it around a button, or tucking into a strap like I did if you're as particular about me in needing as much security as possible about having them stay on firmly.

    The cord isn't very long, so these work best with an mp3 player near your person. If you're thinking you'll use this to hook into your computer at work, your mobility will be extremely limited and frustrating.

    Summary: These earphones are the only ones I've found that can stay IN my ears, and on the occasions they've come out, at least they stay fairly securely NEAR my ear as a result of the flex. ear hooks (molded multiple times to my ear lobe needs of the hour). Shoving the buds back into my ear is therefore an easy operation. Sound is better than average with good bass, but nothing outstanding. Clear and good sound for the noisy gym and outdoor running. I would highly recommend this set to anyone, especially those who have alien ears like mine and can't get anything to fit or feel secure.
    ...more info
  • Look at other earphones
    If you're looking for earphones for running, these are not the ones.
    Timeline:
    1st Day Went running-fell out.
    2nd Day Adjusted them, went running and they fell out.
    3rd Day Adjusted them again, went running and they fell out again.
    4th Day Plugged them into my laptop and there they remain.
    5th Day Watching a movie, and they fell out.
    Save you money
    ...more info
  • I am satisfied
    They don't sound as good as "the plug" ear phones I have from koss.They don't don't go inside your ear canal,so you can still hear peaple talking to you.You can bend the support wire so they fit perfect with out falling out.If they had more bass they would have gotten 5 stars....more info
  • Good product
    I really like the sport clip. It just slips every once in a while. Overall I'm pleased with the product....more info
  • Fine for what they are
    For the critics... Come on, these are $15 ear buds. To my mind the fit well and sound fine for the price range. I use them when I need to hear what is going on around me on the street or at work. There are situations where In Ear Monitors (I have Westone UM1s) or big over the ear cans (I also have a set of Grados) just don't work. I have been through 4 or 5 pairs of Sony MDR-J10s for these uses and they don't last, the wires break. I'll give these Koss buds a try. Just don't expect an audiophile experience. After all, you didn't pay for one....more info
  • Koss Sportclip headphones
    Sound quality is excellent. I have some problems keeping the bud set into my ear while exercising. Probably just me....more info
  • good deal
    sound quality is ok, and it fits my ear fortunately, you can't expect too much for a headphone within this price range anyway....more info
  • cheap and comfortable
    For the price, these headphones provide very good sound and comfort. I've had several pairs over the last few years for use with my iPod. However, no pair has lasted longer than about 6-8 months of everyday use. The sound starts breaking up and then is gone for good a day or two later. But then again, for the price, they're pretty replaceable. ...more info
  • Best fit on and in the ear I've found. Very good sound with bass, but not oustanding
    1) FIT
    I bought these from Best Buy about 6 years ago because of the flexible ear hooks. I could see the wire through the clear plastic casing and I knew that I could bend them to sit around my (apparently unique) ear.I have to admit that with any earphones I've been tempted to bend the part around the ear in sheer frustration anyway, so the fact that these would accommodate such force without breaking was why I purchased them. I have been pleased with this flexibility as well as the comfort in my ear.

    Since no earbuds have ever fit my ear, I have come to believe that my ear lobes as well as ear holes must be alien. These Koss KSC22's came closest to actually fitting my ear and the last 6 years have been the most satisfying in terms of being able to listen while working out. These headphones are very light weight and comfortable. It took nearly 5 years of regular use for the soft shells to start breaking down, and even without them, they did not hurt my ear at all. The buds do go in and fit snugly in my ear hole and when they do the sound is the best.

    These do NOT have a clip and I usually end up tucking a part of the wire into the strap of my sports bra to keep them from pulling out as I run. They often felt secure, even when I didn't secure the wire but I usually preferred to do so anyway because it can really spoil a run for me even if I remotely worry about one ear piece falling out. If they do manage to work free from my strap, and if they do get pulled out of my ear though, it is only the buds that come out of the ear hole, but the loops stay on my ear lobe nicely and I can still hear the sound, albeit less optimally. Adjusting the bud back into my ear is usually not a problem and definitely not at all as frustrating as the other earphones I've had. So the flex earhooks prevent the earpiece from falling out and dangling by the cord as I run for sure - and the worst that usually happens is that they're holding onto my ear lobe and waiting for me to push them back in.

    2) SOUND
    I'm no audiophile, but when the sound is really good I can recognize it. I would say that these are definitely better than average, but nothing incredible. I've seen others and the CNET review use the word "mediocre" sound, and I think it's a few notches higher than mediocre, especially when the buds are within the ear. I've definitely had some runner's highs that came more from the music and bass than from the run. I listen to a lot of talk radio, techno and hip hop, and bass is pretty important for that sort of music. I haven't been disappointed with the sound. However, considering my apparently alien ears, the fit is definitely the primary concern for me.

    I have found that sound volume is sometimes not high enough for some audio books downloaded from the net. Sometimes it's obvious that it is the quality of the recording. Although the volume is very adequate in most cases, and more than adequate for music, on a few occasions for audio books I've wished they were louder. This point should not at all dissuade you from buying these though as I'm guessing most people will find the volume levels more than adequate. I've always been able to clearly focus on my music even in noisy gym spaces with blaring televisions and grunting guys.

    3) QUALITY / OTHER
    One other reviewer mentioned that one of the buds lost sound due to a connection problem at the base. This has finally happened to mine after 5 to 6 years of regular use and shoving into my purse or wrapping it around my mp3 player. That's why I'm here to find a new pair, and I'm thinking of trying out the Sony MDR AS20J. I'm thinking I'll take a risk on the fit of those to see if the Sony's have a higher quality sound / feel than the Koss, for the clip and to solve the tangle issue. I will post my update and comparison when I receive and try them out, along with a photo of them on my ear and a measuring tape in the photo for reference.

    Since the Koss KSC22's are ultra light weight, and the ear-hooks are flexible, they can end up feeling a bit cheap. However, I think that functionality and sound are far more important criteria than "feel", especially at this price point. They certainly don't feel bad, and this is another point that should not dissuade a buyer.

    The wire gets easily tangled when stored. It can get annoying / tiresome to have to unravel the tangles each time. Even when I carefully wound them up in an old Altoids box, they would become tangled while uncoiling them. Untangling them took some effort too because the wires would get caught under or around the ear hooks. One of the reasons I'm looking at the Sony's this time around is because the Sony's closed ear-hook-loops would prevent the tangling issue.

    And as I mentioned - no clip, so you have to resort to looping it around a button, or tucking into a strap like I did if you're as particular about me in needing as much security as possible about having them stay on firmly.

    The cord isn't very long, so these work best with an mp3 player near your person. If you're thinking you'll use this to hook into your computer at work, your mobility will be extremely limited and frustrating.

    Summary: These earphones are the only ones I've found that can stay IN my ears, and on the occasions they've come out, at least they stay fairly securely NEAR my ear as a result of the flex. ear hooks (molded multiple times to my ear lobe needs of the hour). Shoving the buds back into my ear is therefore an easy operation. Sound is better than average with good bass, but nothing outstanding. Clear and good sound for the noisy gym and outdoor running. I would highly recommend this set to anyone, especially those who have alien ears like mine and can't get anything to fit or feel secure.
    ...more info
  • Save your money
    Like some of the other negative reviews, I couldn't get these to fit well. No matter how much bending and manipulating the ear piece I tried, they just fell out of my ears anytime I moved. Total waste of money....more info
  • Can't complain
    If I had paid any significant amount of money for these earbuds I might have a complaint or two about the sound quality, durability, etc.

    But I paid FIVE DOLLARS for them.

    I take these to the gym, sweat on them, toss them around, and abuse them. They stay on my head very well while working out and are adjustable to fit many different shapes and sizes.

    If these break I'm still not going to complain. You know why? Because I paid $5 and I'd be glad to shell out another 5 for a replacement pair....more info
  • They Deleted My Review! Not The Item Pictured!
    Interesting....because my last review wasn't nearly as bad as it'll be now. I kindly mentioned before the headphones were functional along with the negative things I had to say. Well, let's skip the positive and go to negative since they felt the need to "get rid of" my last review somehow.

    Took their sweet time sending it (sitting in limbo for a couple of days on the tracking).

    Not the item pictured. I expected red like the ones in the photo, instead I got these cheap black looking things. ...more info
  • Big, but all in all great
    Well, I would have love to give this 5 stars, but can't. I am avg. weight active female with avg/little ears. I too like most active females looking for something to Finally fit in our avg/little ears that would ALSO STAY in place while we ran or worked out. Like most of y'all I searched many other/even tried others to just not find it right fit. I read all the reviews to this product before trying it out...I was a little unsure what I was getting. Well...the ear buds are Much bigger then I had hoped, they fit, but are big (if you are a man it might fit fine. However, the thing I really love about this although the ear buds are big is that it is very comfortable to wear-even after long hours. And they do stay in place, even when running. (And it comes in a very nice plastic case to keep from become too damaged). I know some feel the sound is not very well...I have not seen such to be a problem. I think the sound is fine, clear, and loud if I choose. So all in all I guess you just have to weight the pros and cons. If you asked me would I buy them again although they are big ear buds? I would.
    I hope that helps....more info
  • Comfortable but the sound could be better
    Did not find the sound quality to be any better than any other garden variety earbud. Bass response is average which means generally not so good.
    On the plus side, they are very comfortable and you can wear them for hours without discomfort and the wrap around wires are very handy for exercise. Bottom line - highly recommended for active use but if you need a more full bodied, rounder sound with stong bass and midrange, get another headset. ...more info
  • Custom-Fit Great for Running
    These are awesome. After shopping around extensively for headphones I could wear while running I stumbled upon these. You can bend the wires to custom fit your ears so they stay while running or whatever - I'm not aware of any other headphone that allows you to do this. For running, I don't want buds that don't let any background noise in and these allow me to also hear what's around me when I run. Also comes in a great case for storage to avoid tangled wires - bonus!...more info
  • the best ones out there for running
    I love these headphones. I've tried a ton of different headphones, but feel like these stay on and around the ear the best. The soft covers of the ear piece makes them very comfortable. The part that goes around the ear is shapable while helps them stay in place perfectly. This is the third or forth pair I've purchased of these...definitely the best ones for the buck that I have come across....more info
  • the perfect headphones for big ears
    none of the 'plastic' over ear headphones fit right for my bigger ears, and i hate the behind the neck ones. These are wire with plastic covering, which fit great... the beauty is you can 'shape' them to fit if they don't fit.

    Sound quality is excellent for headphones you would take to the gym... read some sarcasm into that because even the most whiny audiophiles would not take their $175+ earbuds to the gym. ...more info
  • Save your money
    Like some of the other negative reviews, I couldn't get these to fit well. No matter how much bending and manipulating the ear piece I tried, they just fell out of my ears anytime I moved. Total waste of money....more info