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Koss KSC 17

alaTest has collected and analyzed 54 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the bass quality and portability. The usability and value for money also get good feedback. There are some mixed comments about the comfort. Some have doubts about the reliability.

sound, value for money, usability, portability, bass quality


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Koss KSC 17 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 71/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 54 reviews)

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Amazon review summary for Koss KSC 17


alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 user reviews of Koss KSC 17 from The average user rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on

value for money, sound, usability, build quality, bass quality

59% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Koss KSC17 Streetstyle Collapsible Headphone with Volume ControlKoss Behind-The-Neck Folding Headphones with In-Line Volume Control

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About what you can expect for $12

Being collapsible makes them pretty easy to transport in a backpack. The inline volume control does com in handy

headphones rest far removed from your ear and the plastic band pushes fairly hard into the side of your head and the sound is somewhat tinny

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worst product ever


The unit came in dead on arrival.


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They got it right


Someone who uses headphones designed this one with everything that you need. Very rarely do I find a product that I like everything about it, but this is one.Sound quality, volume control in a handy place, compact design, behind the head design with...

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Best headphones for transcriptionist !!!


This is the best headset for transcribing dictation, even for difficult ESL dictators. You can wear them all day long, as they are extremely light. They work great with my Logitech sound system on my computer, which with the Logitech, bass comes out...

Comfortable","Compact","Durable","Good Value","Great Sound","Lightweight","Low Cost","Stylish

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Not so hot


Not great headphones. sound quality is poor and the way they fit over the ear is a little wierd. both ear pads had fallen off the first week after they arrived. Sorry I bought them.

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Great Sound!


Bought these for my son- he loves them! Great sound - good base.

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Poor Sound Quality


I bought these because they have an inline volume control which is nice. However, the sound quality leaves a lot to be desired. I can't recommend them because of that.

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Koss Stereo Headphones


Great value for the Price. Terrific sound quality. Highly reccomended

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Good Value


I wanted headphones I could use at work that wouldn't be big giant things over my head and I hate earbuds. These work well. The sound is much better than what I get through my computer speakers. They are a bit large but since I only use them when...

Product Specifications

The ultra-light KSC17 stereophone delivers high quality sound in a behind-the-head design that folds into an ultra-compact configuration that tucks neatly into a gym bag, backpack, or briefcase. Dynamic elements, constructed from mylar for enhanced rigidity, minimize mechanical distortion and yield a full frequency response from 40-20, 000 Hz. Neodymium iron boron rare earth magnet structures enable the KSC17 to deliver greater volume, even with low-voltage portable devices. Oxygen-free copper voice coils improve signal transmission and conduction for cleaner, clearer sound. Foam ear cushions provide an open, hear-through sound that lets listeners stay in touch with the world around them - perfect for working out, navigating the city, or listening at the office. The KSC17 features volume control on the cord, making it easy to adjust volume levels immediately when the sound source is difficult to access, like when tucked in a bag or clipped onto a belt. At only 2 ounces, the KSC17 wears comfortably even after hours of listening. Accommodating all head shapes and sizes, the KSC17's headband won't interfere with hair, hats, or helmets, and stays in place even during rigorous activities like jogging and skateboarding. A great value, the KSC17 is ideal for active listeners seeking high quality sound that packs well, travels light, and looks good.

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Headphones Form Factor:Behind-the-neck
Headphones Type:Binaural
Product Type:Headphones
Response Bandwidth:40 - 20000Hz
Sound Output Mode:Stereo

Audio System

Recommended Use:Portable audio system

Dimensions & Weight



Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Koss KSC

Remote Control

Type: None

Service & Support

Type:Limited lifetime warranty