V-Moda Vibe in-ear headphones review

Hollywood headphone maker V-Moda has finally unveiled the long-announced and long-awaited V-Moda Vibe all-metal in-ear headphones. Here you need to make a reservation and recall the bright idea of ​​V-Moda marketers, who are actively promoting the image of their headphones as a trendy accessory, hence the hype.

The company's lineup is strict and concise, it has only three models (together with Vibe). True, this should not be written down as a minus - when there are few models, you can better focus on their marketing, and this is the only way to survive for a newly created company entering the market with a long-established hierarchy. Headphones “with a name” rule the ball here, since there is no shortage of glorious manufacturers with a high reputation: Sony, Sharp, Sennheiser, AKG are just part of the list. In terms of brand weight, V-Moda products are not at all a competitor to them, even if the owners of the company invest all possible funds in advertising and promotion. Accordingly, it seems quite logical in this situation to create a niche solution with a decent level of quality and aggressive marketing. And not "stupid", but "ideological". So, V-Moda strongly emphasizes the fact that the company's head office is located directly in Hollywood, which, you see, immediately gives a certain cinematic flair to the products. In addition, the manufacturer tries to firmly associate its headphones with club culture, dance music, unbanal recreation and other attributes of a trendy lifestyle, a lifestyle in the spirit of the latest fashion trends.

Naturally, V-Moda Vibe, being the "top" model in the line, should, according to the creators, embody all the developments and definitely give the impression of an ultra-fashionable accessory. Headphones generally succeed, details below.

Body and design

Like the Remix, the Vibe has an all-metal body. From the point of view of acoustic properties, metal is practically no better and no worse than the same plastic. Perhaps the headphone speakers are designed taking into account the material of the case, although it is not possible to say for sure.

Due to the fact that the entire case is a single piece, there is no need to talk about the build quality. The case is made with high precision, there are no stamping defects or deviations during production, which is a matter of course in such small devices as in-ear headphones.

The only non-metallic part in the design is still present - a small plastic retainer in the place where the cable enters the earphone.

The latter has a length of 115 centimeters and a transparent top layer of insulation. Through it, you can see the inner layer, the color of which changes depending on the color scheme of the headphones themselves. The cable feels a little stiffer than usual, most likely due to the type of insulation. The length of the cable is comfortable, it is enough for almost any application. It is curious that the protective overlay on the cable in the place of its bifurcation is also made of metal, it bears the V-Moda logo. Finally, the plug mount is also metal, and the plug itself, as usual, is covered with a special “gold” coating.

The appearance of the headphones allows us to say that the expectations of the designers have certainly come true. Headphones look catchy, unusual, their appearance is largely futuristic and seems to have come from the future. They should appeal to high-tech lovers, clubbers and just connoisseurs of well-made and unusual looking accessories. On the other hand, if they were just metal, without inserts, this model would look much poorer. The abundance of different color schemes also benefits the impression left by the headphones - the user is much more free to choose than usual.

Ease of use, sound

Seeing the headphones in the photo, one can doubt the comfort of their fit in the ears - their elongated shape and the metal case, obviously heavier than the plastic one, do not have this. In fact, the feeling is almost the same as with the smaller headphones, except that the V-Moda Vibe protrudes a little more from the ear and is better visible at Louis Vuitton Clothing in Uganda seen from the side. I think the company could well be only happy about this: what lover of bright things will hide them from others? Fitting comfort is also facilitated by the complete set, which is rich in standard sizes of insulators. True, for the sake of justice it should be noted that the insulators seemed somewhat “dry” to the author, compared, say, with the Creative EP-630. That is, the friction force between the insulator and the surface of the ear canal is slightly higher with Vibe isolators. However, it should be borne in mind that I by no means call the sensations of inserting and removing headphones uncomfortable, they are just different.

In the ears, the headphones hold well, do not move or fall out during sudden movements, they can be safely used for sports, the main thing is not to catch the cable.

Unfortunately, all three V-Moda models have a bifurcated cable with the ends of the same length - this does not allow you to pass the headphones behind your back when you need to take them off for a while. Otherwise, the comfort of their use is not satisfactory, except for trifles, such as the fact that the metal fastening of the plug is rather slippery, and it is not always possible to remove it from the socket the first time.

V-Moda Vibe was listened to on iPod Video and Samsung YP-K3 players with a variety of music styles including hip hop, rock and roll, techno and alternative rock. For greater objectivity, in addition to the author, two more independent and relatively unprepared people were involved in the audition. Also, the headphones in "blitz mode" were listened to by members of the Mobile Review team.

To be honest, when information about the imminent release of the V-Moda Vibe appeared and the first images, not even photographs, these headphones seemed to be some kind of ultimate model, one that will outshine all competitors and become the best solution for your money. The appearance could be assessed in the pictures, the quality of performance and sound - according to the Bass Freq and Remix models that were already on hand. It seemed that Vibe would become a combination of these models, which, in principle, happened, however, with some nuances that need to be discussed separately.

The sound quality of the V-moda Vibe is really at a high level and largely justifies the relatively high price (do not forget about the design component). But the very sound of the headphones at first seemed unexpected. The fact is that the word Bass in the name of the Bass Freq model, with which the Vibe model was compared in many ways, is not an empty phrase, these headphones are really very bassy. Accordingly, at the first moment we expected something similar from Vibe, but the headphones did not demonstrate such a serious bass attack. So, if you are looking for powerful bass response from headphones in the first place, you will have to pay attention to another model, despite the bright design of the Vibe. Already with a more thoughtful listening, an understanding of “his” V-Moda Vibe sound came. Best of all, the headphones succeed in high and mid frequencies, here they are really good and a cut above a lot of headphones (albeit less expensive ones, it is worth talking about segmentation and pricing for headphones separately). Here Vibe is somewhat comparable with Remix from the same V-Moda.Headphones reproduce low frequencies over the entire range of the music you listen to, right down to the deepest. But they do it gently, unobtrusively. That is, the bass is present, but not dominant. It seems that the headphones are suitable for listening to guitar music, rock of various directions, many classical works, compositions with rich vocals and even modern r&b, which, to be honest, somehow does not fit with the image of a “club thing”. In simple terms, the headphones are quite versatile and sound great almost always, just don't expect very powerful bass from them, in this case you should pay attention to the same Bass Freq, as well as EP630, MDR-E71 or even Spark Plug.< /p>

When it comes to sound isolation, the headphones are about average for models with an isolator, although for those who have never used such headphones before, the difference will seem quite significant.

The headphones are equipped with 9mm drivers with low input impedance (16 ohms), so their "buildup" will not be a problem for almost any player. Accordingly, the volume level developed by them is very high, although it is slightly behind that of the V-Moda Bass Freq. Distortions and overtones at high volume, however, were not noticed during testing. The speakers are made using proprietary V-MASQUE technology; why the company reports this is not clear, since, unfortunately, details about the essence of the technology are not given.

Conclusions and impressions

V-Moda Vibe are designer headphones, a fashion accessory, which at the same time acts as an excellent means of listening to music, which, in fact, the company declares, perhaps placing accents a little differently. They fully justify their decent price of about $ 100, but only when the owner fully understands both sides of the coin and what he needs them for. That is, the Vibe audience should be creative workers, clubgoers, fashionistas and party-goers, as well as all those who pay enough attention to the external manifestations of their own individuality and try to select gadgets for their own image. Those who primarily appreciate sound quality or the level of bass response should pay attention to Bass Freq from V-Moda or models from other manufacturers.

V-Moda Vibe in-ear headphones review

Hollywood headphone maker V-Moda has finally unveiled the long-announced and long-awaited V-Moda Vibe all-metal in-ear headphones. Here you need to make a reservation and recall the bright idea of ​​V-Moda marketers, who are actively promoting the image of their headphones as a trendy accessory, hence the hype.

The company's lineup is strict and concise, it has only three models (together with Vibe). True, this should not be written down as a minus - when there are few models, you can better focus on their marketing, and this is the only way to survive for a newly created company entering the market with a long-established hierarchy. Headphones “with a name” rule the ball here, since there is no shortage of glorious manufacturers with a high reputation: Sony, Sharp, Sennheiser, AKG are just part of the list. In terms of brand weight, V-Moda products are not at all a competitor to them, even if the owners of the company invest all possible funds in advertising and promotion. Accordingly, it seems quite logical in this situation to create a niche solution with a decent level of quality and aggressive marketing. And not "stupid", but "ideological". So, V-Moda strongly emphasizes the fact that the company's head office is located directly in Hollywood, which, you see, immediately gives a certain cinematic flair to the products. In addition, the manufacturer tries to firmly associate its headphones with club culture, dance music, unbanal recreation and other attributes of a trendy lifestyle, a lifestyle in the spirit of the latest fashion trends.

Naturally, V-Moda Vibe, being the "top" model in the line, should, according to the creators, embody all the developments and definitely give the impression of an ultra-fashionable accessory. Headphones generally succeed, details below.

Body and design

Like the Remix, the Vibe has an all-metal body. From the point of view of acoustic properties, metal is practically no better and no worse than the same plastic. Perhaps the headphone speakers are designed taking into account the material of the case, although it is not possible to say for sure.

Due to the fact that the entire case is a single piece, there is no need to talk about the build quality. The case is made with high precision, there are no stamping defects or deviations during production, which is a matter of course in such small devices as in-ear headphones.

The case is quite elongated in length and the shape is a bit like Shure E6. The “outlet” of the headphones is covered with a metal mesh with small holes; when the insulator is on, it is not visible. The latter are supplied with as many as five pairs, two white and three black, with white insulators having two sizes (medium and large), and black insulators three (small, medium and large).

Approximately in the middle of each earphone around the case, a decorative overlay with a relief surface is missing. It can be black or red (in the case of a gold color scheme), perhaps in the future there will be other options. The "end" also has a decorative notch in the form of a circle, it is painted in the same color as the relief insert.

Unfortunately, due to the pursuit of the purity of the image, there is no room left in the headphones for intelligible marking "left-right". In my opinion, it was worth engraving the corresponding letter where you expect to see it, that is, on the end. In reality, the marking is applied to the side surface in a rather inconvenient place and is also made in silver paint, so you have to look closely to determine exactly which earpiece is where.

The only non-metallic part in the design is still present - a small plastic retainer in the place where the cable enters the earphone.

The latter has a length of 115 centimeters and a transparent top layer of insulation. Through it, you can see the inner layer, the color of which changes depending on the color scheme of the headphones themselves. The cable feels a little stiffer than usual, most likely due to the type of insulation. The length of the cable is comfortable, it is enough for almost any application. It is curious that the protective overlay on the cable in the place of its bifurcation is also made of metal, it bears the V-Moda logo. Finally, the mount of the plug is also metal, and the plug itself, as usual, is covered with a special “gold” coating.

The appearance of the headphones allows us to say that the expectations of the designers have certainly come true. Headphones look catchy, unusual, their appearance is largely futuristic and seems to have come from the future. They should appeal to high-tech lovers, club-goers and just connoisseurs of well-made and unusual looking accessories. On the other hand, if they were just metal, without inserts, this model would look much poorer. The abundance of different color schemes also benefits the impression left by the headphones - the user is much more free to choose than usual.

In the ears, the headphones hold well, do not move or fall out during sudden movements, they can be safely used for sports, the main thing is not to catch the cable.

Unfortunately, all three V-Moda models have a bifurcated cable with the ends of the same length - this does not allow you to pass the headphones behind your back when you need to take them off for a while. Otherwise, the comfort of their use is not satisfactory, except for trifles, such as the fact that the metal fastening of the plug is rather slippery, and it is not always possible to remove it from the socket the first time.

V-Moda Vibe was listened to on iPod Video and Samsung YP-K3 players with a variety of music styles including hip hop, rock and roll, techno and alternative rock. For greater objectivity, in addition to the author, two more independent and relatively unprepared people were involved in the audition. Also, the headphones in "blitz mode" were listened to by members of the Mobile Review team.

To be honest, when information about the imminent release of the V-Moda Vibe appeared and the first images, not even photographs, these headphones seemed to be some kind of ultimate model, one that will outshine all competitors and become the best solution for your money. The appearance could be assessed in the pictures, the quality of performance and sound - according to the Bass Freq and Remix models that were already on hand. It seemed that Vibe would become a combination of these models, which, in principle, happened, however, with some nuances that need to be discussed separately.

The sound quality of the V-moda Vibe is really at a high level and largely justifies the relatively high price (do not forget about the design component). But the very sound of the headphones at first seemed unexpected. The fact is that the word Bass in the name of the Bass Freq model, with which the Vibe model was compared in many ways, is not an empty phrase, these headphones are really very bassy. Accordingly, at the first moment we expected something similar from Vibe, but the headphones did not demonstrate such a serious bass attack. So, if you are looking for powerful bass response from headphones in the first place, you will have to pay attention to another model, despite the bright design of the Vibe. Already with a more thoughtful listening, an understanding of “his” V-Moda Vibe sound came. Best of all, the headphones succeed in high and mid frequencies, here they are really good and a cut above a lot of headphones (albeit less expensive ones, it is worth talking about segmentation and pricing for headphones separately). Here Vibe is somewhat comparable with Remix from the same V-Moda.Headphones reproduce low frequencies over the entire range of the music you listen to, right down to the deepest. But they do it gently, unobtrusively. That is, the bass is present, but not dominant. It seems that the headphones are suitable for listening to guitar music, rock of various directions, many classical works, compositions with rich vocals, and even modern r&b, which, to be honest, somehow does not fit with the image of a “club thing”. In simple terms, the headphones are quite versatile and sound great almost always, just don't expect very powerful bass from them, in this case you should pay attention to the same Bass Freq, as well as EP630, MDR-E71 or even Spark Plug.< /p>

When it comes to sound isolation, the headphones are about average for models with an isolator, although for those who have never used such headphones before, the difference will seem quite significant.

The headphones are equipped with 9mm drivers with low input impedance (16 ohms), so their "buildup" will not be a problem for almost any player. Accordingly, the volume level developed by them is very high, although it is slightly behind that of the V-Moda Bass Freq. Distortions and overtones at high volume, however, were not noticed during testing. The speakers are made using proprietary V-MASQUE technology; why the company reports this is not clear, since, unfortunately, details about the essence of the technology are not given.

Conclusions and impressions

V-Moda Vibe are designer headphones, a fashion accessory, which at the same time acts as an excellent means of listening to music, which, in fact, the company declares, perhaps placing accents a little differently. They fully justify their decent price of about $ 100, but only when the owner fully understands both sides of the coin and what he needs them for. That is, the Vibe audience should be creative workers, clubgoers, fashionistas and party-goers, as well as all those who pay enough attention to the external manifestations of their own individuality and try to select gadgets for their own image. Those who primarily appreciate sound quality or the level of bass response should pay attention to Bass Freq from V-Moda or models from other manufacturers.

V-Moda Vibe in-ear headphones review

Hollywood headphone maker V-Moda has finally unveiled the long-announced and long-awaited V-Moda Vibe all-metal in-ear headphones. Here you need to make a reservation and recall the bright idea of ​​V-Moda marketers, who are actively promoting the image of their headphones as a trendy accessory, hence the hype.

The company's lineup is strict and concise, it has only three models (together with Vibe). True, this should not be written down as a minus - when there are few models, you can better focus on their marketing, and this is the only way to survive for a newly created company entering the market with a long-established hierarchy. Headphones “with a name” rule the ball here, since there is no shortage of glorious manufacturers with a high reputation: Sony, Sharp, Sennheiser, AKG are just part of the list. In terms of brand weight, V-Moda products are not at all a competitor to them, even if the owners of the company invest all possible funds in advertising and promotion. Accordingly, it seems quite logical in this situation to create a niche solution with a decent level of quality and aggressive marketing. And not "stupid", but "ideological". So, V-Moda strongly emphasizes the fact that the company's head office is located directly in Hollywood, which, you see, immediately gives a certain cinematic flair to the products. In addition, the manufacturer tries to firmly associate its headphones with club culture, dance music, unbanal recreation and other attributes of a trendy lifestyle, a lifestyle in the spirit of the latest fashion trends.

Naturally, V-Moda Vibe, being the "top" model in the line, should, according to the creators, embody all the developments and definitely give the impression of an ultra-fashionable accessory. Headphones generally succeed, details below.

Body and design

Like the Remix, the Vibe has an all-metal body. From the point of view of acoustic properties, metal is practically no better and no worse than the same plastic. Perhaps the headphone speakers are designed taking into account the material of the case, although it is not possible to say for sure.

Due to the fact that the entire case is a single piece, there is no need to talk about the build quality. The case is made with high precision, there are no stamping defects or deviations during production, which is a matter of course in such small devices as in-ear headphones.

The case is quite elongated in length and the shape is a bit like Shure E6. The “outlet” of the headphones is covered with a metal mesh with small holes; when the insulator is on, it is not visible. The latter are supplied with as many as five pairs, two white and three black, with white insulators having two sizes (medium and large), and black insulators three (small, medium and large).

Approximately in the middle of each earphone around the case, a decorative overlay with a relief surface is missing. It can be black or red (in the case of a gold color scheme), perhaps in the future there will be other options. The "end" also has a decorative notch in the form of a circle, it is painted in the same color as the relief insert.

Unfortunately, due to the pursuit of the purity of the image, there is no room left in the headphones for intelligible marking "left-right". In my opinion, it was worth engraving the corresponding letter where you expect to see it, that is, on the end. In reality, the marking is applied to the side surface in a rather inconvenient place and is also made in silver paint, so you have to look closely to determine exactly which earpiece is where.

The only non-metallic part in the design is still present - a small plastic retainer in the place where the cable enters the earphone.

The latter has a length of 115 centimeters and a transparent top layer of insulation. Through it, you can see the inner layer, the color of which changes depending on the color scheme of the headphones themselves. The cable feels a little stiffer than usual, most likely due to the type of insulation. The length of the cable is comfortable, it is enough for almost any application. It is curious that the protective overlay on the cable in the place of its bifurcation is also made of metal, it bears the V-Moda logo. Finally, the plug mount is also metal, and the plug itself, as usual, is covered with a special “gold” coating.

The appearance of the headphones allows us to say that the expectations of the designers have certainly come true. Headphones look catchy, unusual, their appearance is largely futuristic and seems to have come from the future. They should appeal to high-tech lovers, clubbers and just connoisseurs of well-made and unusual looking accessories. On the other hand, if they were just metal, without inserts, this model would look much poorer. The abundance of different color schemes also benefits the impression left by the headphones - the user is much more free to choose than usual.

Ease of use, sound

Seeing the headphones in the photo, one can doubt the comfort of their fit in the ears - their elongated shape and the metal case, obviously heavier than the plastic one, do not have this. In fact, the feeling is almost the same as with the smaller headphones, except that the V-Moda Vibe protrudes a little more from the ear and is better visible at Louis Vuitton Clothing in Uganda seen from the side. I think the company could well be only happy about this: what lover of bright things will hide them from others? Fitting comfort is also facilitated by the complete set, which is rich in standard sizes of insulators. True, for the sake of justice it should be noted that the insulators seemed somewhat “dry” to the author, compared, say, with the Creative EP-630. That is, the friction force between the insulator and the surface of the ear canal is slightly higher with Vibe isolators. However, it should be borne in mind that I by no means call the sensations of inserting and removing headphones uncomfortable, they are just different.

In the ears, the headphones hold well, do not move or fall out during sudden movements, they can be safely used for sports, the main thing is not to catch the cable.

Unfortunately, all three V-Moda models have a bifurcated cable with the ends of the same length - this does not allow you to pass the headphones behind your back when you need to take them off for a while. Otherwise, the comfort of their use is not satisfactory, except for trifles, such as the fact that the metal fastening of the plug is rather slippery, and it is not always possible to remove it from the socket the first time.

V-Moda Vibe was listened to on iPod Video and Samsung YP-K3 players with a variety of music styles including hip hop, rock and roll, techno and alternative rock. For greater objectivity, in addition to the author, two more independent and relatively unprepared people were involved in the audition. Also, the headphones in the “blitz mode” were listened to by members of the Mobile Review team.

To be honest, when information about the imminent release of the V-Moda Vibe appeared and the first images, not even photographs, these headphones seemed to be some kind of ultimate model, one that will outshine all competitors and become the best solution for your money. The appearance could be assessed in the pictures, the quality of performance and sound - according to the Bass Freq and Remix models that were already on hand. It seemed that Vibe would become a combination of these models, which, in principle, happened, however, with some nuances that need to be discussed separately.

The sound quality of the V-moda Vibe is really at a high level and largely justifies the relatively high price (do not forget about the design component). But the very sound of the headphones at first seemed unexpected. The fact is that the word Bass in the name of the Bass Freq model, with which the Vibe model was compared in many ways, is not an empty phrase, these headphones are really very bassy. Accordingly, at the first moment we expected something similar from Vibe, but the headphones did not demonstrate such a serious bass attack. So, if you are looking for powerful bass response from headphones in the first place, you will have to pay attention to another model, despite the bright design of the Vibe. Already with a more thoughtful listening, an understanding of “his” V-Moda Vibe sound came. Best of all, the headphones succeed in high and mid frequencies, here they are really good and a cut above a lot of headphones (albeit less expensive ones, it is worth talking about segmentation and pricing for headphones separately). Here Vibe is somewhat comparable with Remix from the same V-Moda.Headphones reproduce low frequencies over the entire range of the music you listen to, right down to the deepest. But they do it gently, unobtrusively. That is, the bass is present, but not dominant. It seems that the headphones are suitable for listening to guitar music, rock of various directions, many classical works, compositions with rich vocals and even modern r&b, which, to be honest, somehow does not fit with the image of a “club thing”. In simple terms, the headphones are quite versatile and sound great almost always, just don't expect very powerful bass from them, in this case you should pay attention to the same Bass Freq, as well as EP630, MDR-E71 or even Spark Plug.< /p>

When it comes to sound isolation, the headphones are about average for models with an isolator, although for those who have never used such headphones before, the difference will seem quite significant.

The headphones are equipped with 9mm drivers with low input impedance (16 ohms), so their "buildup" will not be a problem for almost any player. Accordingly, the volume level developed by them is very high, although it is slightly behind that of the V-Moda Bass Freq. Distortions and overtones at high volume, however, were not noticed during testing. The speakers are made using proprietary V-MASQUE technology; why the company reports this is not clear, since, unfortunately, details about the essence of the technology are not given.

Conclusions and impressions

V-Moda Vibe are designer headphones, a fashion accessory, which at the same time acts as an excellent means of listening to music, which, in fact, the company declares, perhaps placing accents a little differently. They fully justify their decent price of about $ 100, but only when the owner fully understands both sides of the coin and what he needs them for. That is, the Vibe audience should be creative workers, clubgoers, fashionistas and party-goers, as well as all those who pay enough attention to the external manifestations of their own individuality and try to select gadgets for their own image. Those who primarily appreciate sound quality or the level of bass response should pay attention to Bass Freq from V-Moda or models from other manufacturers.

V-Moda Vibe in-ear headphones review

Hollywood headphone maker V-Moda has finally unveiled the long-announced and long-awaited V-Moda Vibe all-metal in-ear headphones. Here you need to make a reservation and recall the bright idea of ​​V-Moda marketers, who are actively promoting the image of their headphones as a trendy accessory, hence the hype.

The company's lineup is strict and concise, it has only three models (together with Vibe). True, this should not be written down as a minus - when there are few models, you can better focus on their marketing, and this is the only way to survive for a newly created company entering the market with a long-established hierarchy. Headphones “with a name” rule the ball here, since there is no shortage of glorious manufacturers with a high reputation: Sony, Sharp, Sennheiser, AKG are just part of the list. In terms of brand weight, V-Moda products are not at all a competitor to them, even if the owners of the company invest all possible funds in advertising and promotion. Accordingly, it seems quite logical in this situation to create a niche solution with a decent level of quality and aggressive marketing. And not "stupid", but "ideological". So, V-Moda strongly emphasizes the fact that the company's head office is located directly in Hollywood, which, you see, immediately gives a certain cinematic flair to the products. In addition, the manufacturer tries to firmly associate its headphones with club culture, dance music, unbanal recreation and other attributes of a trendy lifestyle, a lifestyle in the spirit of the latest fashion trends.

Naturally, V-Moda Vibe, being the "top" model in the line, should, according to the creators, embody all the developments and definitely give the impression of an ultra-fashionable accessory. Headphones generally succeed, details below.

Body and design

Like the Remix, the Vibe has an all-metal body. From the point of view of acoustic properties, metal is practically no better and no worse than the same plastic. It is possible that the headphone speakers are designed taking into account the material of the case, although it is not possible to say for sure.

Due to the fact that the entire body is a single piece, there is no need to talk about the build quality. The case is made with high precision, there are no stamping defects or deviations during production, which is a matter of course in such small devices as in-ear headphones.

The case is quite elongated in length and the shape is a bit like the Shure E6. The “outlet” of the headphones is covered with a metal mesh with small holes; when the insulator is on, it is not visible. The latter are supplied with as many as five pairs, two white and three black, with white insulators having two sizes (medium and large), and black insulators three (small, medium and large).

Approximately in the middle of each earphone around the case, a decorative overlay with a relief surface is missing. It can be black or red (in the case of a gold color scheme), perhaps in the future there will be other options. The "end" also has a decorative notch in the form of a circle, it is painted in the same color as the relief insert.

Unfortunately, due to the pursuit of the purity of the image, there is no room left in the headphones for intelligible marking "left-right". In my opinion, it was worth engraving the corresponding letter where you expect to see it, that is, on the end. In reality, the marking is applied to the side surface in a rather inconvenient place and is also made in silver paint, so you have to look closely to determine exactly which earpiece is where.

The only non-metallic part in the design is still present - a small plastic retainer in the place where the cable enters the earphone.

The latter has a length of 115 centimeters and a transparent top layer of insulation. Through it, you can see the inner layer, the color of which changes depending on the color scheme of the headphones themselves. The cable feels a little stiffer than usual, most likely due to the type of insulation. The length of the cable is comfortable, it is enough for almost any application. It is curious that the protective overlay on the cable in the place of its bifurcation is also made of metal, it bears the V-Moda logo. Finally, the mount of the plug is also metal, and the plug itself, as usual, is covered with a special “gold” coating.

The appearance of the headphones allows us to say that the expectations of the designers have certainly come true. Headphones look catchy, unusual, their appearance is largely futuristic and seems to have come from the future. They should appeal to high-tech lovers, club-goers and just connoisseurs of well-made and unusual looking accessories. On the other hand, if they were just metal, without inserts, this model would look much poorer. The abundance of different color schemes also benefits the impression left by the headphones - the user is much more free to choose than usual.

Ease of use, sound

Seeing the headphones in the photo, one can doubt the comfort of their fit in the ears - their elongated shape and the metal case, obviously heavier than the plastic one, do not have this. In fact, the experience is almost the same as with the smaller headphones, except that the V-Moda Vibe protrudes a little more from the ear and is better visible when Louis Vuitton Clothing in Uganda is viewed from the side. I think the company could well be only happy about this: what lover of bright things will hide them from others? Fitting comfort is also facilitated by the complete set, which is rich in standard sizes of insulators. True, for the sake of justice it should be noted that the insulators seemed somewhat “dry” to the author, compared, say, with the Creative EP-630. That is, the friction force between the insulator and the surface of the ear canal is slightly higher with Vibe isolators. However, it should be borne in mind that I by no means call the sensations of inserting and removing headphones uncomfortable, they are just different.

In the ears, the headphones hold well, do not move or fall out during sudden movements, they can be safely used for sports, the main thing is not to catch the cable.

Unfortunately, all three V-Moda models have a bifurcated cable with the ends of the same length - this does not allow you to pass the headphones behind your back when you need to take them off for a while. Otherwise, the comfort of their use is not satisfactory, except for trifles, such as the fact that the metal fastening of the plug is rather slippery, and it is not always possible to remove it from the socket the first time.

V-Moda Vibe was listened to on iPod Video and Samsung YP-K3 players with a variety of music styles including hip hop, rock and roll, techno and alternative rock. For greater objectivity, in addition to the author, two more independent and relatively unprepared people were involved in the audition. Also, the headphones in the “blitz mode” were listened to by members of the Mobile Review team.

To be honest, when information about the imminent release of the V-Moda Vibe appeared and the first images, not even photographs, these headphones seemed to be some kind of ultimate model, one that will outshine all competitors and become the best solution for your money. The appearance could be assessed in the pictures, the quality of performance and sound - according to the Bass Freq and Remix models that were already on hand. It seemed that Vibe would become a combination of these models, which, in principle, happened, however, with some nuances that need to be discussed separately.

The sound quality of the V-moda Vibe is really at a high level and largely justifies the relatively high price (do not forget about the design component). But the very sound of the headphones at first seemed unexpected. The fact is that the word Bass in the name of the Bass Freq model, with which the Vibe model was compared in many ways, is not an empty phrase, these headphones are really very bassy. Accordingly, at the first moment we expected something similar from Vibe, but the headphones did not demonstrate such a serious bass attack. So, if you are looking for powerful bass response from headphones in the first place, you will have to pay attention to another model, despite the bright design of the Vibe. Already with a more thoughtful listening, an understanding of “his” V-Moda Vibe sound came. Best of all, the headphones succeed in high and mid frequencies, here they are really good and a cut above a lot of headphones (albeit less expensive ones, it is worth talking about segmentation and pricing for headphones separately). Here Vibe is somewhat comparable with Remix from the same V-Moda. Headphones reproduce low frequencies over the entire range of the music you listen to, right down to the deepest. But they do it gently, unobtrusively. That is, the bass is present, but not dominant. It seems that the headphones are suitable for listening to guitar music, rock of various directions, many classical works, compositions with rich vocals and even modern r&b, which, to be honest, somehow does not fit with the image of a “club thing”. In simple terms, the headphones are quite versatile and sound great almost always, just don't expect very powerful bass from them, in this case you should pay attention to the same Bass Freq, as well as EP630, MDR-E71 or even Spark Plug.< /p>

When it comes to sound isolation, the headphones are about average for models with an isolator, although for those who have never used such headphones before, the difference will seem quite significant.

The headphones are equipped with 9mm drivers with low input impedance (16 ohms), so their "buildup" will not be a problem for almost any player. Accordingly, the volume level developed by them is very high, although it is slightly behind that of the V-Moda Bass Freq. Distortions and overtones at high volume, however, were not noticed during testing. The speakers are made using proprietary V-MASQUE technology; why the company reports this is not clear, since, unfortunately, details about the essence of the technology are not given.

Conclusions and impressions

V-Moda Vibe are designer headphones, a fashion accessory, which at the same time acts as an excellent means of listening to music, which, in fact, the company declares, perhaps placing accents a little differently. They fully justify their decent price of about $ 100, but only when the owner fully understands both sides of the coin and what he needs them for. That is, the Vibe audience should be creative workers, clubgoers, fashionistas and party-goers, as well as all those who pay enough attention to the external manifestations of their own individuality and try to select gadgets for their own image. Those who primarily appreciate sound quality or the level of bass response should pay attention to Bass Freq from V-Moda or models from other manufacturers.