It looks like Koss Corporation may be trying to make history again, or at least remind people of the good old days when it was at the top of its game.
For those who don't know about Koss, the company based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, it was the first to release a SP/3 Stereophone, way back in 1958.
Its most important product line is the Porta Pro series of headphones, one that has just been extended with the addition of the Porta Pro KTC.
“We know the Porta Pro KTC is the premium choice for music lovers craving the epic sound and excitement of a live performance, at any time, any place – day or night,” said Michael Koss.
“Adding the simple and easy to use multi-tasking capabilities of the KTC makes the Porta Pro KTC the most exciting Porta Pro to date. We are committed to offering a tremendous value to listeners while maintaining the incredible Sound of Koss they have come to know and expect.”
The newcomer is lightweight, collapsible (for easy portability) and set to start shipping this spring.
Also, it is compatible with phones, tablets and portable music players like iPods, even going as far as integrating the Koss Touch Control (KTC) remote and microphone technology (made for Apple iOS devices).
Finally, for comfort, the lightweight design is supplemented by Koss Comfort Zone temporal pads (low pressure on the ears). Unfortunately, Koss did not say what price it sought.
“Today's listeners are consolidating their music into just one device, more often than not to a mobile phone. We wanted to provide listeners the additional flexibility of staying connected while staying inside the music they love,” Koss Corporation's President and CEO Michael J. Koss said from the company's Listening Lounge at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show.
“The Porta Pro continues to be rated the best on-ear portable headphone here in the US and globally. Adding KTC was an evolutionary step to make one of our best stereophones even better.”