John C. Koss
edited December 2021 in Headphones
The inventor of the modern stereo headphone, John C. Koss has passed away. For most audiophiles of a certain age the Koss PRO/4AA was the first high quality headphone they owned.
Thanks for posting that. I read on some other forum that he had died; age 91. Good long life -- and an important player in hifi he was.
May he R.I.P.
I certainly had many Koss headphones.
I don't know if Mr. Koss had any direct connection with these, but I've always wished I had heard the Koss 1-A electrostatic speakers at some point.
RIP Mr Koss. I have a set somewhere around here.Gustard X26 Pro DAC
Belles 21A Pre modded with Mundorf Supreme caps
B&K M200 Sonata monoblocks refreshed and upgraded
Belles 350A Reference modded with Mundorf Supreme caps
Polk SDA 1C's modded / 1000Va Dreadnaught
Wireworld Silver Eclipse IC's and speaker cables
Harman Kardon T65C w/Grado Gold. (Don't laugh. It sounds great!)
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SeleniumFalcon wrote: »I don't know if Mr. Koss had any direct connection with these, but I've always wished I had heard the Koss 1-A electrostatic speakers at some point.
Heck, I'd settle for some time with Koss's electrostatic headphones. I've never (to date) run across a pair -- even though they were in that business for a long time.
@SeleniumFalcon -- speaking of Koss loudspeakers... I do have a pair of these.
Dang RIP. The Koss PRO/4AA and then Koss PRO/4AAA were my first couple of headsets after the old 90000lb pioneer's i had as a kid. I still have a set of porta pros somewhere in the house.Musical Fidelity Tri-Vista 300, Audioquest Thunderbird Zero Speaker Cable, Tyler Highland H2, Audioquest Thunderbird Interconnect, Innuos Zen MK3 W4S recovery, Revolution Audio Labs USB & Ethernet, Border Patrol SE-I, Audioquest Niagara 5000 & Thunder, Cullen Crossover II PC's.
RIP Mr Koss. I loved my Koss Pro4/AAA headphones and will always regret letting a friend talk me into selling them to him back in the day.
Yes RIP Mr. Koss. My only Koss product over the years was a pair of phase 2+2 headphones bought new in the early 70's.
Tony M Posts: 10,863I owned some of his little solid wood GEMS that had the MTM design. They sounded pretty good too. Like the Minimus 7's in their Walnut cabinets did. I saw some more Koss speakers like I owned in Goodwills or yardsales but the surrounds were gone. I didn't know how easy it was to re-foam them, so I never bought them again.
The Koss Dynamite M80's.
I'd probably buy them now just to re-foam them. What, 10.00 and then 20 for the 4 surrounds. Yea.
RIP Mr. Koss. You made or designed some very nice audio products.Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.