The iconic Koss Porta Pro headphones go wireless

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Koss Porta Pro Wireless
Look, no wires! Wait a minute…
Photo: Koss

Koss’s amazing Porta Pro headphones have finally gone “wireless.” These lightweight, great-sounding headphones first launched in 1984, and have been on sale since. And now, they are available with a Bluetooth connection. Behold, the Koss Porta Pro Wireless.

Koss Porta Pro Wireless

The Porta Pro Wireless headphones are not wireless. They have a cable connecting the two earpieces, and this cable also provides a home for the battery, the Bluetooth receiver, and the in-line remote.

Porta Pro Wireless, with wires.
Porta Pro Wireless, with wires.
Photo: Koss

Apart from the addition of Bluetooth, nothing has changed. You still get the same slim metal headband that will grab your hair and rip it from your scalp, the same thin foam pads over hard speakers, and the same annoying Comfort Zone setting, which requires that you release the extra tightness it causes every time you unfold the headphones.

But despite these annoyances, Porta Pros are a classic for a reason. They are lightweight and comfortable, and they sound incredible, especially for the price. The sound is balanced, open, and clear. I use a (wired) pair to play guitar, and thanks to their open design, I never feel cut off from the room.

This openness becomes a liability on the streets, or on public transit, because it doesn’t block out any noise.

The new Porta Pro Wireless will run for 12-ish hours on a charge, and they come with a proper semi-rigid case, instead of the awful drawstring bag used for the standard model. Available now.

Buy from: Amazon — $79.99