Review: v-moda vibe duo In Ear Headphones W/Mic By v-moda

January 19, 2010 | By | 4 Comments

v-moda has some interesting headsets, and I have to admit, look just as stylish as Bose do. I have been using this headset for a few weeks now, and I have to admit, they’re not only comfortable and stylish, they’re also very impressive. I’m here to share the details.

When the package arrived, I was very excited to try these on. The only thing I knew about this headset prior to opening my package is the description that is in the BlackBerry Sync Store, and are available for $99.95. The description is as follows:

Marrying luxurious style and supreme audio clarity, the Vibe Duo noise-isolating headset lets you take calls and carry on conversations with hands-free convenience.
V-MODA‘s Vibe Duo headset is the ultimate in mobility, audio-enthusiast sound, and comfort.
Featuring compatibility with iPhone and amazing high-definition sound, Vibe Duo’s minimalist all-metal design integrates a discrete microphone that blends seamlessly with a durable black fabric cable and is remarkably lightweight.
The microphone’s convenient call/music control button can easily switch between chatting on the phone and listening to your music library. The ergonomic design is complemented by the comfortable and stable fit of soft silicone fittings, making this headset/earphone well-suited for any active lifestyle.
V-MODA’s highly regarded V-MASQUE dynamic driver provides unparalleled clarity and high-definition sound for optimum communication capabilities and the ultimate music listening experience.

I was impressed with the packaging as well. The top of the package reads that it’s dual campability for iphone and the phones. There are three sizes of fittings: small, medium and large and they’re made to suit an active lifestyle. The style is nero.

The back of the package reads that they are a noise-isolating hi-definition earphones/headset and that they are dual capability for iPhone, iPod, and MP3, CD/DVD, and computers.

Maximum mobility and comfort

  • hands-free microphone with call control button
  • Stable and comfortable silicone fittings (S, M, L)
  • Lightweight ergonomic design and durable fabric cable
  • Three sizes of soft silicone fittings and leather pouch inside.

High-definition noise-isolating technology

  • V-MASQUE high-definition clarity and 3D soundstage
  • Noise isolating BLISS technology reduces noise and enables deep bass

Pinnacle sound, sight, and touch

  • vibrant bass, vivid mid-range, vivacious highs
  • solidly sculpted metal craftsmanship
  • response curve fashioned for discerning music enthusiasts

Other important details:

  • Frequency Response: 12 Hz-22 kHz
  • Plug: 24k gold-plated, 3.5mm(1/8″) dual standard stereo/iPhone compatible plug
  • Weight: 13g
  • Driver: V-MASQUE high-definition 9mm neodymium rare earth magnet
  • Cables: 32″ plug to y-connector 13.5″ even-length earphone cables
  • Warranty: 1 year premier replacement warranty

The headset is nice, and as I opened the box, I like the little black leather pouch it comes with, it has the type of closure that you hold in your hand and push the sides to open. Inside sat the silicone fittings and there are two colors: clear and black so you can wear them in style. And three sizes in each. It’s nice to know they can be customized.

The cord is very nice too. I’ll start with the plug, it fits perfect and the gold plating is a nice touch. As you can see by the pics it has a y shape connector. The cord is fabric, and this is the first cord I’ve had that’s a fabric type. I like this as it makes it less tangle prone, and more durable to the normal wear than the typical cords I’ve used. The cord isn’t heavy at all, and leads up to the silver cone connector, above that sits a plastic clip that’s a little shorter and wider than others I’ve used on headsets, which leads to convenience as the cord won’t hang and allows you the mobility to move. I liked that it was shorter and wider because it’s easier to clip on and not have it snap off easily or get in the way as others have done.

Approximately six inches from the connector sits the call control button/microphone. It’s easy to find and hold, and push the button to answer or hang up on your call and, of course, pause your song. The microphone is situated perfectly where your voice can be heard without being muffled or distorted. Finally we reach the headphone driver housings. The housings are black with a silver back. There sits an etched silver-chrome band around each which is not only very stylish, but also makes it very easy to hold the ear piece and place it in your ear and to remove them. At the placement of the silicone fittings are the L and R, so you can see where they go, but are placed discreetly.

So far for style and looks, the product has a five out of five. I have no cons at this point.

Now for the tests. I have used them with phone calls, the noise isolation worked well, and though you could hear the background noise, all was very clear. Most importantly, I could hear the caller very clear. I had no issues with phone calls, and really liked the fact that clarity was great.

I used the headset with Pandora and my own music. Again, music was very clear. I do have a recommendation. These are very clear and loud, and if you are going from a lesser quality headset, be prepared to turn the volume down. The tones and bass came out very well, music sounded great. The most important thing to do is to be sure and find the fittings that fit your ear perfect, so that you can experience the headset at how it should be with perfect comfort and noise-isolation. Once you have customized your fittings it will work great. They offer a truly great stereo experience with the effects of the music coming through in clarity.

For your value and quality, these headphones are extremely worth it.

Pros: Stylish, convenient, cord is fabric and tangle resistant, ear pieces have the etched belts for holding and placing them back in, sound quality is of high quality, clear phone calls, easy to answer and pause, the case is nice and opens easily, holds both the extra silicone fittings and the headset, extra pieces, two colors of fittings, loud and clear music.

Cons: I couldn’t find a con except that maybe it could come in another color, though black and silver are my favorites for accessories, it goes with everything.

You can purchase your v-moda vibe duo In Ear Headphones W/Mic from the BlackBerry Sync Store for $99.95 here >

The v-moda vibe duo In Ear Headphones W/Mic by v-moda are compatible with the following BlackBerry Devices: 81xx Pearl series, 8220 (Pearl Flip), 83xx Curve series, 85xx Curve series, 8900 (Curve), 9000 (Bold), 9500 (Storm), 95xx Storm and Storm2 series, 9630/9650 (Tour), 9700 (Bold)

[rating: 4.90/5]

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