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Koss Earplug Speakers

SKU: 3081

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Earplug and earbud design helps seal out wind noise and directs speaker sounds right into your ear canal for a deep bass and greater clarity. Foam ear cushions expand slowly for a comfortable custom fit and good noise isolation. The Koss Earplug Speakers are an affordable way to experiment with sound... they are just foam earplugs with quality, built-in speakers, and they’re perfect for use in places with high levels of outside noise. Affordable, comfortable, effective. Not for Riding Use because you might get in an accident if you miss any road noises. (What about cars with air conditioning, lots of sound insulation, and big stereo systems? What about those, huh?). 4' cord.

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*The Plug, a stereo earbud for the discriminating listener.

*The Plug earbud is the first of its kind. It delivers accurate acoustical reproduction and unbelievable isolation typically found in more expensive, closed-style stereophones.

*The Plug features a dynamic element that is positioned just outside the ear and connected to a tubular port structure that is inserted on a soft expandable cushion into the ear canal. The soft foam cushion expands for a custom fit to improve isolation and enhance deep bass and treble clarity. The Plug features special ear cushions made of hydrophillic, formed urethane, for a custom fit each and every time it is inserted into the listener's ear. The custom fit enhances isolation when you want to plug out ambient sounds that interfere with the listening experience. The Plug has a frequency response performance of 10-20,000 Hz and full Sound of Koss. Combined with your favorite music and a portable sound system, it is the ultimate accessory on the go.

Specification Chart

Frequency Response 10-20,000 Hz

Impedance 16 ohms

Sensitivity 112 dB SPL/1mW

Distortion <0.3%

Cord Straight, Dual Entry, 4ft


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OW! Painful when removing your helmet!Review by Lex
I need to listen to music on my Boston commute, otherwise I'd go crazy in traffic! I had previously been using the earbuds that came with my Samsung phone when I came across these Koss earplug speakers. My Samsung earbuds are actually pretty good in terms of clarity and keeping the wind noise down but I figured $19 was worth an experiment. Based on the reviews posted here, the Koss speakers appeared to be a more comfortable option. Well, I can attest that the Koss speakers are very comfortable when in use and would be nice on long rides HOWEVER they sound terrible and they are extremely painful when removing your helmet. At first, I thought the speakers were getting caught on my earrings so I removed those and tried again to take off my helmet very carefully - same painful experience (the metal/plastic part of the speaker scratched the inside of my ear). No matter how I positioned the speakers in my ear, they kept getting caught and it felt like they were ripping the inside of my ears. My ears are still irritated 5 hours later. Perhaps this is a unique issue for me and my ears - who knows? In terms of the sound quality, I wasn't expecting a hi-fi experience but I did expect the speakers to at least perform at the same level as my Samsung earbuds, which probably cost the same to manufacture. Nope. The sound was muffled and the bass was way too loud. I tried adjusting the EQ on my phone and Spotify to no effect. Further, I didn't notice any difference in wind noise compared to my Samsung earbuds. I could still clearly hear all of the important road noises so that wasn't an issue. I'm going back to the Samsung's for now. I will keep the Koss speakers as an emergency backup but I will not be using them for my everyday riding. Try them yourself and see if they work for you! (Posted on 7/12/16)
Probably goodReview by guzziv
I have a $400 pair of fitted, hard earplugs with small speakers incorporated into them. The sound is good, but they hurt my ears and don't do a very good job of blocking wind noise. So I wondered if, at only $19, these could do as well without hurting my ears. So, in this review, I am basically comparing $19 ear phones to $400 ones! I would say the sound of these earplugs is better than the $400 ones AND they don't hurt my ears at all! But there is a down side, at least for me. I think I must have unusually small ear canals. I have problems with all kinds of ear plugs because I just can't get them into my ears. And the Koss ear plugs are just a bit too big for my ear canals. So, I cannot get them in far enough to cancel wind noise. And, whenever I take my helmet off, they fall out of my ears. I suspect someone with more normal size ear canals wouldn't have this problem, but I do. Other than that, I love these things and, even with that problem, I still use them more than the $400 set I have. (Posted on 6/30/16)
ear speakersReview by bikommuter
Best "personal sound appliances" I've ever had. My second set. Better then helmet mounted speakers (Posted on 8/30/12)
Seem fineReview by suzukizone
Using them with a Garmin GPS not for any hi-fi/audio use. Work fine, inspite of warnings about blocking traffic sounds, I didn't notice a prob. I feel as if the spoken directions from the GPS are coming from inside me head, very clear. Feel the wire leads seem awfully thin, worried they can be easily damages but just a guess. Seem overall to offer good sound quality for a very reasonable price. (Posted on 4/10/12)
I LOVE these Review by John G
I have several pairs of these and have used them on LONG motorcycle rides. They are economical, are very comfortable to wear for a long time (up to 13 hours of riding in a day) and I great sound out of them. I buy at least 4-5 pairs a year since I have a problem in misplacing them. I recommend they highly............ (Posted on 8/20/11)
they read my mindReview by augie
for the longest time I tried to strecth my work ear plug over my ear phones so I could get noise blocked while at the same time hearing someting to ease the bordom. Then wala these came along. Its was like someone read my mind and solved the problem. Ive been using these for more than a decade. They don't come any better, that is the sound, than the over-priced fancy looking ones. Heavier cable and a different jack could improved the durability . The big plus for any earphone is the high teck foam that dilivers the lows that make this im my opinion the best earbuds ever . Try a pair and be impressed.
Augie (Posted on 12/19/10)
Great Stuff with a slight Mod...Review by Thomas
So this site sells two practical ear plugs. These Koss and Comply NR-10 Earphones. Well, the Comply version fits/feels better and blocks out sound better, but the Koss speakers will last for years and years but is lame when it comes to blocking out wind noise. So, I took a pair of the orange foam ear plugs they sell here, poked a hole through it (using a red-hot nail) and slid it right onto the Koss speaker tube. PERFECT. NOW we get the quality of Koss with the comfort of the Compy. (Posted on 1/7/10)
The std plug is not so co...Review by Richard Sperry
The std plug is not so comfy, but there are a few things you can do to make them much better. I took a pair of Etymotic ER20’s plugs, removed the inserter, trimmed a bit of the Koss tube that fits into the foam parts, and installed the er20's on the tube.

They are now much more comfortable, and sound better.

You and also open up the speaker housing, and insert a small piece of foam from any cheap headphone cover over the back of the speaker. This vastly improves the bass response and there you go. There is a web site devoted to headphones and ear bud speakers, I think it's called headwise? (Posted on 2/14/09)
I've used these and they ...Review by Terrible Barbarian
I've used these and they actually sound quite a bit better to me than the expensive earspeakers that I tried, which were made by Etymotic. The foam works better than the plastic flanges at isolating the wind noise. The only problems, which are subjective, are that earspeaker cords are a huge hassle on a motorcycle, and that they eventually work their way out of the ear.

After trying this approach, I decided that the solution which is less of a hassle is to mount some high-quality headphones in the helmet, which will play loudly enough to be heard through earplugs. I took the drivers from a set of Koss PortaPro headphones and fitted them in my helmet, and mounted a jack coupler to the side of the helmet, which avoids the dangling wire syndrome and makes the connection a one-handed operation, even though it makes it necessary to include a plug/plug cable in the wire from the audio source. The silicone ball ear plugs are more comfortable and easier to use than the type that inserts into the canal. (Posted on 2/12/09)
I rate these poor for Mot...Review by Robert Novielli
I rate these poor for Motorcycle earbuds. Simply put, the rubber surrounds just don't block out enough noise. I have experimented with several foam replacements for the MDR ear plugs - no joy here.

These plugs sound nice outside of the MC environme (Posted on 12/24/08)
Great! Easy to use and v...Review by Robert Kaufman
Great! Easy to use and very good reception. I was skeptical of spending sixty bucks on a portable radio, but I was tired of poor reception and cheap construction and thought I’d gamble. I’ve been very glad I did. Would definitely buy again. (Posted on 12/23/08)
Maximum boom for the buck...Review by Steve Hulme
Maximum boom for the buck... I've owned a set of &quot;plugs&quot; for probably 7 or 8 years, and for the purpose of motorcycling (or bicycling) with tunes, IMO they are very satisfactory. The original foam earpieces weren't ideal - they were almost impossible to compress. But they've upgraded to &quot;memory foam&quot; which compresses, then expands slowly to fit the ear canal. (Replacement earpieces are available separately, although not much less $ than the full package.) Comparing them with a set of &quot;Brand S&quot; earspeakers that I paid 6 times as much for... the Koss have more bass (which gets drowned out in the road noise). The &quot;S&quot; model definitely has better sound reproduction - they are SWEEET when I'm lying in bed listening to music, but not worth the extra when rolling down the highway dealing with 80dB of ambient noise. On top of that, they have a manufacturer's LIFETIME warranty; hard to beat.

Yeah... I go with the &quot;Plugs&quot; when I'm motorcycling OR bicycling... in rural settings. NEVER when I'm navigating heavy traffic and need 100% total concentration. (Posted on 12/15/08)
I had pretty good luck wi...Review by Mark Riermaier
I had pretty good luck with these.The foam works well and the sound is good for the price.I think the problems people have with all ear speakers is the differance in ear shape.I think I have narrow ear openings so they seem a little tight but they stay in.Maybe if your ear opening is funnel shaped they work their way out easier. (Posted on 12/9/08)
I have been using these ...Review by Paul Glassman
I have been using these for several years. They sound excellent, with a half helmet as well as a full face. Mine, purchased from Radio Shack years ago, also have a handy in-line mute button. The cord does flap around in the wind as it is so light, so purchase one of the Aerostich coiled audio cords and bundle up the earbud cord. I use the portable xm radio with the car satellite antenna mounted on a short stalk attached to the left switch housing. It has some problems in dense foliage but is excellent otherwise. Use the five hours of recorded music for those bad reception areas. (Posted on 10/11/08)
I used these for about a ...Review by Christopher Earle
I used these for about a year and then bought some Shure E2Cs. Comparing the two, the Koss are substantially less comfortable and offer much less earplug function. The comfort is still not bad - I wore these for some long days of riding - but the reduced sound isolation means that you tend to play the tunes louder than you should, and the high noise level coontributes to fatigue on long days. Also, the E2Cs are beeter workmanship; the Koss finally died of broken wires because the wires to the earpeices are quite delicate. If you plan on more than occasional use, I strongly suggest a better grade of earspeaker. (Posted on 8/11/08)
I agree with the previous...Review by Phillip Albritton
I agree with the previous comment. I've used these for several years now, but they are not good for isolating wind noise while riding. Otherwise they have a nice sound. (Posted on 8/5/08)
I agree with the last rat...Review by Daphne05
I agree with the last rater...these ear buds sound good, but are impossible to keep in your ears. I actually bought mine at Best Buy and am returning them today. Not sure what the solution is. I bought to use with a portable XM radio (that doesn't work on the bike at all when you are in the moutains) so I may just return the entire set up. I'd love to hear suggestions from others about best solutions for having some music while riding. (Posted on 5/15/08)
I thought they had good s...Review by wayne pursell
I thought they had good sound for a small price. They seal out the ambient noises well enough and can produce much better bass notes than your typical ear buds that you might get with am mp3 player. They stayed in my ears better than the cheapo's but they did work their way out in time, as was stated by the reviewers above. My biggest complaint was that one of the earpieces fell apart and I lost the foam rubber. It took about a year of use for this to happen, so I feel like it worked long enough for the price. (Posted on 11/14/07)
I purchased the Low Profi...Review by Mark Farrall
I purchased the Low Profile Digital earmold speakers for use with my Autocom system and Schuberth S1 helmet. The description says to use the low profile speakers with tight fitting helmets. Needless to say the speakers are anything but low profile making it extremely difficult to get the helmet on. The speakers do work well for sound transmission but I found they didn't block any of the wind noise. Waste of $190 IMHO. (Posted on 10/23/07)
Sorry I didn't read Mark'...Review by Preston Hamilton
Sorry I didn't read Mark's review before I bought the Low Profile Digital earmold speakers. They are totally useless for use with 3/4 or full face helmets. Even if you get you helmet on, in only minutes your ears are hurting so bad, you helmet has to come off. A total waste of money. There is nothing low profile about them. The name is totally misleading. I have bought good products from Aerostitch before, but this product is one I'd be ashame to sell. (Posted on 8/23/07)

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