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Koss KSC 17

alaTest has collected and analyzed 56 reviews of Koss KSC 17. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. Reviews about the portability and comfort are on the whole positive. The usability and sound also get good reviews. Reviews are divided on the size. Some have doubts about the design and reliability.

price, sound, usability, comfort, portability

reliability, design

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 72/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for Koss KSC 17


alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Koss KSC 17 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones on

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Koss KSC17 - High Quality Sound Stereophone In A Collapsible Behind-the-head Design

Nov, 2015

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Koss KSC 17


alaTest has collected and analyzed 40 user reviews of Koss KSC 17 from The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Reviewers really like the durability and comfort. The usability and sound are also appreciated, whereas the design and reliability get negative reviews. There are mixed opinions on the size and portability.

price, sound, usability, comfort, durability

reliability, design

65% 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

Nov, 2015

Consumer review by: N/A (



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

Aug, 2011

Consumer review by: got screwe (

worst product ever


The unit came in dead on arrival.

Jun, 2011

Consumer review by: Gravy man (

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...

Feb, 2011

Consumer review by: Steph (

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

Dec, 2010

Consumer review by: Val (

headphones do the job


I use the headphone while on the computer. They are comfortable for me, while my husband says they are a little large for him. I like the sound I get while they are in use. I do wish the cord was a little longer though.

Comfortable, Compact, Lightweight, Rich Sound

Cord Too Short

May, 2009

Consumer review by: ELLAN (



It sounds worse than Dollar Stores headphones. None of the possible equalizer settings on my MP3 player (including the customized one) makes the sound any better.

Compact, Lightweight

Poor Sound

May, 2009

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