Our friends at V-Moda: v-moda.com recently sent us a pair of their Vibrato Headphones to check out. They came at the perfect time as I was headed on an extended surf trip and had plenty of time to give them some proper field testing.
The the Vibrato series has taken headphones to a new level. They are sculpted from Zinc Alloy and feature next generation hybrid silicone ear-tips. They provide a number of tips to choose from to cater to multiple ear sizes and preferences and they also provide some sports ear hook adapters to keep them in place for any activity. The headphones themselves have real a solid feel, unlike other plastic headphones I’ve owned in the past that feel fragile and cheap. They also host a generous amount of cloth-coated cable that did not seem to tangle as easy as some others I’ve used. The starboard ear bud cord provides a shirt clip and a volume/play/call control module; it works best with apple products (i.e. – iPhone, iPad, and iPod) but it is compatible with other brands as well.
As far as sound is concerned, I was really pleased with their performance. The most notable feature was the noise cancellation; I couldn’t hear anything but the music, even when at one of the busiest airports in the world! They put out great bass and crisp vocals and they were plenty loud; I couldn’t even turn them up all the way!!! Taking calls was a breeze with the on wire controls, just be sure to take one side out so you’re not screaming…
Lastly, the headphones come with a handy leather storage case to keep them in when not in use. It is slim enough to fit in any pocket or bag and has enough room for extra ear buds and the sports hooks.
After a week of traveling with the Vibrato Headphones I would highly recommend them to anyone. Coming in around $130 bucks I’d say you’re getting a great product at a great value. Although it may be a bit more than most people spend on headphones, if you’re serious about music and want a product that can keep up with the latest technology, go get yourself a pair of V-MODA headphones. Be sure to check out their entire collection to see which pair will suite you the best. As always, thanks for reading and be sure to tell a friend….