If you grew up in the 80s, you’d be familiar with Koss. Even if don’t know Koss, you have probably seen its Utility headphones being worn everywhere. Whether or not those you saw are Koss or knockoffs, I cannot say but you get the idea of how huge it was.
Now Drop has teamed up with Koss to give the classic a new spin and the result is the Drop + Koss KPH40X Utility Headphones. The Drop + Koss KPH40X Utility Headphones is a revamped version of the iconic Koss KPH40 headphones.
It has been treated to a new aesthetic featuring a blacked-out body and colorful, interchangeable red and blue earpads. It boasts the same exact sound and feels as its predecessor and sports a comfortable, breathable open-back design. It promised deep bass, express mids, and crisp highs.
The modernized classic further touts a Utility Series cord that lets you switch between 3.5 mm, USB-C, and Lightning connections with special Koss cables.
The Drop + Koss KPH40X Utility Headphones is not just about sound and look; it is nostalgia. Not going to lie. As a kid, I own a pair of Koss KPH40 knockoffs. What? Don’t judge a kid who has no money.
Anyways, I believe at US$35 a pop, it is affordable to anyone – even kids. Go check it time. For old-time sake, at least.