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Impressive sound at a great price

Headphone pioneer Koss has long been at the forefront of producing inexpensive headphones that deliver involving, detailed sound. The RUK40 is their latest triumph of sound quality and comfort at a low price. These unassuming on-ear headphones will impress with their tonal balance and openness. And the cushiony earpads will make it easy to wear the RUK40 for hours on end, for non-stop listening on the go. Available in five colors, these are a great buy if you're looking for comfort and portability in a sweet-sounding set of on-ears.

Product Highlights:

  • flat, tangle-resistant 4-foot miniplug cable
  • pivoting earpieces for custom fit
  • frequency response: 20-20,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 98 dB
  • impedance: 36 ohms
  • warranty: lifetime
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

Koss RUK40 Reviews

Average Customer Review:

2 Reviews

Lightweight quality

Written by: Gadget lover from Ohio on July 12, 2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

  • "Coolness Factor"
  • Build Quality
  • Comfort
  • Noise Reduction
  • Sound Quality

Wanted a lightweight, good sound for when I run or walk. These surpassed my expectation.

Pros: Lightweight, comfortable, good sound, works well with iPhone

Cons: Fit is not as snug as I would like


Written by: Nancy from Texas on December 31, 2012

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

  • "Coolness Factor"
  • Build Quality
  • Comfort
  • Noise Reduction
  • Sound Quality

Only had these a short time, but my teenage son loves them. No complaints. Price was reasonable.



Hands-on research

What's in the box?

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  • Blue on-ear headphones with a 4' flat cable (3.5mm plug)

Features and Specs

Fit Style On-ear
Earcup Type Closed
Noise-canceling No
Bluetooth No
Frequency Response 20-20k Hz
Sensitivity 98 dB
Impedance 36 Ohms
Weight 2.9 ounces
Cord Length 48"
Airline Adapter Included No
iPod Control No
Volume Control No
Built-in Microphone No
Parts Warranty Lifetime
Labor Warranty Lifetime

Product Research


Overview: The Koss Rukus-series RUK40s are lightweight on-ear headphones. The uniquely designed ear cushions help eliminate ear fatigue, so you can listen comfortably for hours. The RUK40s use dynamic elements for smooth bass and a wide frequency response. The earcups pivot so you can lay them flat for storage or packing in a suitcase.

Cord: The headphones have a 4' tangle-resistant flat cord terminates with a slender 3.5mm plug. The narrow collar on the plug allows you to connect to recessed headphone jacks or portable digital music devices with hard cases.

Warranty: The RUK40s are covered by the Koss Stereophones Limited Lifetime Warranty.


  • Frequency Response: 20Hz-20kHz
  • Sensitivity (dB/1mW): 98dB
  • Nominal Impedance: 36 ohms

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