V-Moda Vibrato Remote Review
The V-Moda Vibrato Remote's are a well-performing set of in-ears, for the price.
Meet the VIbrato Remotes, an entry-level fielding by V-Moda. These in-ears are lightweight, stylish, and heavy on the low frequencies. Great for users who love bass, the Vibrato Remote is a solid buy for $130.
Comfort Design & Features
These ultra-light, highly portable ear buds are fairly comfortable for in-ear phones.
V-Moda put a considerable amount of time and effort into developing the cables for the Vibrato Remote and other headphones released in 2010 and 2011. Underneath that fabric weave on the outside of the 3.93-foot cable is a layer of kevlar to shield the wire. All in all, an insanely durable cable. At the end of said ridiculously durable cable is the oddly-angled 1/8th inch plug.
In-ear headphones are essentially bits of plastic and silicon jammed into an orifice that wasn’t meant to see any foreign objects, so you can imagine that there’s always a risk of these things being a little uncomfortable if you don’t know what to expect. That being said, the multiple sizes of sleeves and the soft material they’re made out of reduce a lot of the pressure on the ear canal walls.
As these in-ears are super light and have a leather carrying case, they are super-portable. You may not want to carry all 7 extra pairs of sleeves with you, but it will be easy for you to carry around these headphones without too much effort. The Vibrato Remotes also do not come with cleaning tools, so maintenance will be an issue unless you either never expel earwax ever, or carry around rubbing alcohol with a cloth. That being said, the mesh gate should catch just about anything you could gunk it up with.
While heavy on the bass tones, the Vibrato Remotes showcased good frequency response and decent isolation.
Some people enjoy a heavy dose of bass in their phones, and if that sounds like you, the V-Moda Vibrato Remotes fit the bill, as they emphasize bass quite a bit. For the rest of the audible range of sound, they maintain an even response, meaning that no one sound is likely to be a lot louder than the others, so you should be able to equalize your music without too much trouble.
Ear buds like the Vibrato Remotes also have a natural advantage when it comes to blocking unwanted ambient noise. They're sealing up your entire ear canal, after all, so they serve to dampen outside noise even when they're not in use. The Vibrato Remotes do just that—in fact, they isolate noise slightly better than the average buds.
The Vibrato Remotes are good headphones for their MSRP.
Overall, you’re getting a lot if you plunk down the money for the V-Moda Vibrato Remotes (MSRP $129). A solid set of durable in-ears, these headphones certainly don’t skimp on the bass (if you’re into that sort of thing), and don’t break the bank.
As far as in-ears go, these little buds are about as comfortable as they get, and they offer a decent level of noise attenuation. These are great for basshead smartphone users who want to avoid using the stock, crappy headsets from the electronics store.
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