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The sweet sound of Koss' PortaPro headphones

by Geoff Gasior — 11:47 PM on July 15, 20101984 seems so very long ago. That was the year Apple introduced its very first Macintosh computer with an iconic commercial featuring an unnamed heroine appropriately wearing short shorts. 3.5" floppy disks were all rage at the time, offering a then-generous 720 kilobytes of storage capacity. A ticket to see the very first Terminator cost about $2.50, which won't even get you a small popcorn these days. Moustaches were cool thanks to Magnum P.I.,...

Koss’s PortaPro KTC Headphones Are Sick, Sexy, Vintage And Ready For Your iPhone [Review]

The most common reaction people have when they see me wearing my Koss PortaPros is: “Don’t you work in tech? Can’t you afford some Skullcandies or something, instead of those hand-me-down headphones from the 70s?”I always want to smack these people for their shameful ignorance and misguided elitism, but don’t… mostly because this is exactly the same reaction I had when, two years ago, I saw a pair of Koss PortaPros perched upon Cult of Mac review editor Charlie Sorrel’s lank, salt-and-peppery...

Koss PortaPro (with Case) review:

With so many funky headphone designs flooding the market right now, it's getting harder and harder to choose which one to buy. Instead of showing you the latest snazzy set of cans, we're taking you back in time to showcase the Koss PortaPros. These headphones are the ultimate in retro chic and are guaranteed to get a few comments, but you won't hear them thanks to the beautiful symphony of sound flooding your ears. For $50, we're hard-pressed to find another set that rivals their sound...

These are 6 of the best values in tech right now

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.AmazonEveryone can appreciate a good value, but in the world of tech they can be hard to come by.Unlike like a roundup of deals, the products on this list embody the idea of getting the "best bang for your buck."Some product categories have more options than others, but we'll continue to update this post as better values become...