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Koss Ur 5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 374 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the bass quality and portability. The comfort and sound are also appreciated. There are some mixed views about the reliability, and many are negative about the soundstage.

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


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Koss Ur 5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 374 reviews)

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Koss UR55


The Koss UR55 stereo headphones have balanced highs, mids and lows, and fold flat for easy storage and transportation. Read our reviews to find the best headsets.

The UR55 headphones are great to use with iPods, smartphones and tablets, and they are backed with the Koss lifetime warranty

The earpads can be uncomfortable for larger ears, and the sound leaks

The Koss UR55 headphones give you great balanced sound, but are less comfortable for people with above average ear size.

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Amazon review summary for Koss Ur 5


alaTest has collected and analyzed 161 user reviews of Koss Ur 5 from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on

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

78% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Koss KPH5 Stereo Headphones with Foam Ear CushionsKoss KPH5 Stereo Headphones with Foam Ear Cushions (Discontinued by Manufacturer)Koss UR55 Headphone

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I shopped carefully for stereo headphone


I shopped carefully for stereo headphones and the Koss UR55 was best quality with modest price. The product meets or exceeds all required qualifications

Clear Sound","Compact","Durable","Easy To Use","Lightweight","Versatile


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Very Satisfied


I used these nightly to watch TV lying down. Good Fit, Good Sound. light weight ; They broke where the adjustable earpiece slides in and out when something about the weight of a brick fell on them from about a 2 foot drop. Even then I was able to...


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excellent over the ear cans


bought theese a couple of weeks ago on sal;e for [$] compared to the dre beats at almost three times the price theese have those beat. The sound is smooth as butta. Bass really kicks and the mids and highs are on point.They are comfotable too and can...

Clear Sound","Comfortable","Durable","Lightweight","Sound

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Tiny Connector


Guess this connector got lucky that it was paired with such headphones.

Good quality sound, looks nice. ready to go right out of the package

Headphones are tight, will hurt ears at first. Male connector is very small. This causes a bad connection. You sometimes have to wiggle the connection around to get full stereo sound, but it still works

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Works great


If the kiddos break em I'll buy more. They are really inexpensive and work for them anyway..

Cheap!! Works great, my kids love them

None yet

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They work


They're cheap and they work

None, so far

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Excellent pair of headphones


Other headphones I've seen within the same price range are inferior to these.

I love the adjustment range, it's very broad and even fits my big head. I would call the sound quality average, but not bad. I also find them rather comfortable and the extra replacement pads are great.(I already used one because my dog chewed it.) The...

After a few months the adjustment tension is below par. Only con I could think of.

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Not very comfortable


I'm surprised at all the posistive reviews these are getting. I just needed these for audiobooks so sound quality didn't matter much. Other reviewers said they were comfortable, but I have to disagree. The earpieces are tolerable, but there's no...

The price

Not very comfortable.

Product Specifications

The Koss UR5 is a portable stereophone that delivers the full Sound of Koss. With great sound performance, it is ideal for listeners seeking ultra-light headphones that don't interfere with their fashion sense. The UR5 is equipped with dynamic elements for an extended frequency response. It features an over-the-head design with contemporary styling. Perfect for use with portable mp3 players or iPods, it includes a straight single-entry four-foot cord. A 3.5mm (1/8") plug, L-shaped to minimize cord stress, is included.

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Headphones Form Factor:Semi-open
Headphones Type:Binaural
Product Type:Headphones
Response Bandwidth:80 - 18000Hz
Sound Output Mode:Stereo

Audio System

Recommended Use:Digital player/Portable audio system

Dimensions & Weight



Model:1/5/UR5 Portable Stereophone
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Koss KTX/Koss UR

Remote Control

Type: None

Service & Support

Type:Limited lifetime warranty