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V-MODA Vibe Duo In-Ear Noise-Isolating Metal Headphone with Universal One-Button Mic (Chrome) (Discontinued by... by Review Summary ,  Sep 7, 2015

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V-MODA Vibe Duo In-Ear Noise-Isolating Metal Headphone with Universal One-Button Mic (Chrome) (Discontinued by...
Report Date: 01/02/2016
Based on 561 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 3.0
Returned or considering to return: 11.1%

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Individual Feature Rating
Comfortable4.7   average
Base4.6   above average
Listening4.4   average
Sound4.3   average
iPod4.3   average
Heavy4.2   above average
Music4.2   average
Noise4.2   average
Earphone4.1   average
Fit4.1   average
Headphone3.9   average
Price3.9   below average
Quality3.9   below average
Service3.8   below average
iPhone3.7   below average
Size3.6   below average
Microphone3.5   below average
Cable3.4   average
Control3.4   below average
Volume3.3   below average
Headset3.2   below average
Warranty3.1   average
Amazon2.9   below average
Button2.5   below average
Durability2.5   mediocre
Design2.3   mediocre
Plug1.7   mediocre
Connector1.3   mediocre


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Amazon

Amazon:
"Amazon really demonstrates a weakness in cases like this as your perception of buyer's protection with Amazon and the manufacturer is very nebulous in these cases."
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"I bought this V-MODA Vibe Due Earbud Headset from Amazon to replace my broken iPhone 4 earbuds."
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"This is one of my first reviews on Amazon and I'm only writting it because of my tremendous disappointment in this product."
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"After re-reading the reviews on Amazon I noticed others had similar problems."
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"I was so disappointed, I have to returned twice to AMAZON."
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"I would recommend these at $20 or less, but even at $21.49 (purchased on Amazon about a year ago), I was hesitating... At the current price of about $50, it's a no brainer- absolutely not worth it.3-Star review factors in the price I paid."
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"This was a great deal I got on Amazon."
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"Overall, I really love this product, and for the price Amazon is selling it for, it's a good deal."
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"After much research, we have concluded that these headphones are FAKE and should NOT be sold as real goods on Amazon."
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"Yet a 3rd pair have had the main plug connection weaken so it's on off - on off.....My recommendation is to, if you're considering these, NOT buy these from an Amazon reseller, even if 1 2 the price as I've been burned by these resellers not being honored by V-Moda for warranty repair."
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Base

Base:
"It's kind of hard to hear the base."
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"The base is top notch for earphones and the design is slick and smooth."
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"Now lets cover the sound qualityBase:The base is the greatest part of these earphones the bass is really punchy and strong."
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"The buds on this product fit very nicely which facilitates good base sound."
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"A bit too much base for my taste, but overall very good."
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"SOUND:These are very heavy on the base, other than that, the sound is great."
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Button

Button:
"The ONLY downside id the mic button housing is round and it takes a second of searching every time I reach for little button."
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"The mic is good but the play pause fastforward rewind button on the mic can be unresponsive, or not work right with the amount of times I clicked it."
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"My only complaint is that the microphone buttons, due to their location on the cord, catch on my collar when I turn my head."
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"The problem was that the mic and button did not work with either my ipod touch or my macbook pro (unibody)."
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"The headphones sound great but the remote button not working is a big negative."
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"Great price but had to return as the mic and pause button failed."
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"I have used these earbuds for the last 5 years they are by far the best..The sound is awesome NO backround noise at all, the fit is very light and I also love when my phone rings all I do is push the button and I can talk and not have to take the earbuds out of my ears.. will purchase from this seller again ...."
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"Initially, these were great, but then the button to control the mic music pause stopped working."
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"The mic is good but the play pause fastforward rewind button on the mic can be unresponsive, or not work right with the amount of times I clicked it."
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"Please do not get these if you are planning to use the button and mic."
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"The headphones sound great but the remote button not working is a big negative."
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Cable

Cable:
"Before that, there were areas in the fabric cord where the inner rubberized cord popped out as well, which was not a good showing of the V-Moda's workmanship; however, I stress that this happened two years after buying them originally, which is more than the lifespan of the average set of headphones at this price point."
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"Cable got broken on several places (near the jack, right ear bud and near the splitter) almost at same time."
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"It ALSO has an additional layer (I guess it's just plastic) around the cable that has eliminated problem #2."
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"I don't know how many hours of use the previous owner had with them, but I listened for quality degradation (such as volume loss and static) as I twisted the cable in 360 degrees, and there is no distortion to speak of."
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"My only complaint is that the microphone buttons, due to their location on the cord, catch on my collar when I turn my head."
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"V-Moda ended up revising this design and replacing it with the pistol grip design because of issues with the cable deteriorating where it met the connector."
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"I lightly used these and was good about not abusing the cables."
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"These things are good as long as you don't wrap the cables."
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"The cable breaks after a while, but until that, am enjoying the exceptional quality of uthe sound , especially , bass."
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"The cord seems tough, which is very nice."
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"I'm convinced the Nero with its mesh cable is more durable than the original plastic on the Chrome model."
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Comfortable

Comfortable:
"the fit is my biggest complaint, they are not very comfortable for me."
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"Like everyone else's review the headphones sound really good, look great and are comfortable but I've had 2 sets fail on me."
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"They were light weight, comfortable, good sound quality, and well made; but after many years of travel (and very, very heavy use), they wore out."
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"Comfort is perfect if you are runner, they don't fall."
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"I've found them comfortable with good features."
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"They are pretty comfortable too, but they are still earbuds and you might not ever forget that they're buried in your ear."
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"These headphones are magical out of the box: fantastic sound, deep bass, and very comfortable."
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Connector

Connector:
"About 5 months in, the common area (that everyone is complaining about) got torn by the 3.5mm jack."
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"Cable got broken on several places (near the jack, right ear bud and near the splitter) almost at same time."
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"The connectors are terrible."
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"The connector was really crappy, and failed every few months or so.2."
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"This prevents the cable bending at sharp angles where it meets the connector, which is what causes the damage in the first place."
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"V-Moda ended up revising this design and replacing it with the pistol grip design because of issues with the cable deteriorating where it met the connector."
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"They sound truly wonderful until a channel fails at the connector."
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"The cable is offset to the side so you can push the male jack into the female port without worrying about any damage to the cable."
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"The sound and fit in the ear are great, and the jack has been improved from previous versions where the cord would actually rip where it went into the jack."
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"Most headphones break because of strain in the jack, but these ones have a nice flexible strain reliever."
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"They look great, sound great for about a month, then they stop working, the connector to the IPhone is loose."
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Design

Design:
"it's too bad because i like the sound, design and the fit, but the build quality is terrible."
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"I hate the idea that these things are designed to sort of just break down at 9 months, but that's really what it seems like."
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"I can't really find any negatives against the design, except maybe the mic design is a little to big."
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"It's too bad that V-Moda doesn't put more durability into the design of this product."
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"These phones are designed to malfunction permanently after about six months of use."
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"V-Moda did a great job in design and manufacture."
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"Nice design with clear yet deep sound at a very reasonable price."
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"The base is top notch for earphones and the design is slick and smooth."
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"Good design overall."
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"The sound quality is very good but the design of the earpiece is faulty and the rubber earbuds come off too easily."
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Durability

Durability:
"They stay put in your ears while you are working out (except if you are not paying attempting and accidentally get your arm tangled in the wires without noticing- which has been a good test for the durability)."
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"I wanted something with reasonably-good sound quality, some degree of isolation (for use in public places and the city bus), durability (I've broken many pairs of cheap earbuds), and a mic remote control (the remote control was more important since I use these with an iPod touch, making the microphone useless).Sound quality:This is often a make break point for most earphone users (after all, earphones are designed with one purpose in mind: listening to music)."
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"The downside is that their actual durability physical quality is atrocious - they've died twice since I received them."
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"There does appear to be, however, a problem with these headphones durability."
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"Even after reading about reliability durability problems I decided to take a chance."
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"They acknowledge that many have had problems with the durability of the wiring and cables."
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"The product is also built well with impressive durability with the everyday usage"
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"I'm completely happy with the sound and durability of them."
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"It's unfortunate you couldn't take a well-designed product, and just engineer it for greater durability."
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"Over all, I must conclude durability on these is poor at best."
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"That said, these earbuds are great if it wasn't for the poor durability."
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Earphone

Earphone:
"My only complaint *would* be that the wire finally started losing contact yesterday, but then I remember my brother's string of 8 Skullcandy earphones and headphones which have successively broken and been replaced over the same time period (I wish I was joking).The one thing to watch out for is that the mic isn't exactly the main point of these earphones."
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"I have had at least a dozen earphones and this is my worst experience ever, by far."
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"But that has been a problem with other earphones as well."
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"Makes these earphones much less of a hassle to fish out of a pocket and use directly."
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"The only downside is the earphones are too heavy and therefore I rarely use them."
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"The sound quality on these earphones is amazing but not worth the money when they fail every couple months."
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"It's a nice set of durable earphones."
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"The base is top notch for earphones and the design is slick and smooth."
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"From a technical standpoint, these earphones are a great buy for their price point."
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"If you still feel that you want to buy these earphones then I will talk about the different aspects of the earphonesBuild Quality:The earphones themselves feel great they have nice attention to detail."
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"So these earphones have great sound for the price, but after three months of use it the right earbud brokeThe earphones went through normal use I would bring it to school so it came in and out of my pocket."
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Fit

Fit:
"it's too bad because i like the sound, design and the fit, but the build quality is terrible."
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"I cannot get a good fit."
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"I bought these earphones to replace my standard iPhone headset because Apple buds don't fit well in my ears."
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"the fit is my biggest complaint, they are not very comfortable for me."
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"I paid $100 from the Apple store and they worked great (although not as great as my cheap sony earbuds, but unfortunately, they didn't fit the iPhone and the adapter made the phone a bit cumbersome in my pocket).They worked for a few months and then I'd have to wiggle them to get them to work."
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"They fit in my ears comfortably but they don't stay in as well as I'd hoped."
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"They fit in the ears well too, but ymmv as everyone has different ears."
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"I have used these earbuds for the last 5 years they are by far the best..The sound is awesome NO backround noise at all, the fit is very light and I also love when my phone rings all I do is push the button and I can talk and not have to take the earbuds out of my ears.. will purchase from this seller again ...."
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"Just like pretty much everyone else has said, these earbuds sound fantastic and fit great once you find the right size rubber adapter, but they stop working almost immediately."
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"The ear fit is perfect (and comes w 4 sizes of BOTH Black and clear silicone ear-adapters)."
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"I found the medium to be the best fit for me, and they do a lot to kill out office sounds (including my own typing noise)."
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Headphone

Headphone:
"Got these to replace the crappy headphones you get with an iPhone."
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"Unfortunately it seems these headphones are discontinued."
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"It's horribly inconvenient when it comes to this...All in all, these headphones have great sound, but terrible quality to them."
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"My only complaint *would* be that the wire finally started losing contact yesterday, but then I remember my brother's string of 8 Skullcandy earphones and headphones which have successively broken and been replaced over the same time period (I wish I was joking).The one thing to watch out for is that the mic isn't exactly the main point of these earphones."
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"I bought these because I like the color but I was really dissapointed by the red in the headphones... in the picture they look red but when you get them they look pink."
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"I received this response:Unfortunately, headphones purchased through Digital Pavilion Electronics are not covered by our warranty."
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"These were one of the best headphones I've ever owned."
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"In terms of listening to music, I usually use my high end headphones, but these are decent for small portable headphones."
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"These headphones sound fantastic, you can't go wrong with them."
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"Great in ear headphones for the price."
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Headset

Headset:
"Also, the V-Modas come with a leather carrying pouch which is really attractive, but it may not be the most effective at protecting the headsets."
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"On top of the continuous failures of the headsets, the deceitful warranty police was the final nail in the coffin."
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"I bought this V-MODA Vibe Due Earbud Headset from Amazon to replace my broken iPhone 4 earbuds."
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"The headset is great for listening to music, it is just not good for speaking on the phone."
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"Given the price, however I was willing to take the risk of the headset failing."
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"I received the new headset on Wednesday, a week after first experiencing the problem."
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"I liked this headset but it doesn't work anymore after 2 years of usage."
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"I highly recommend these if you are trying to replace the apple stock headset for your iPhone."
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"Like a few other people here, I loved how well the headset worked with my Iphone and the quality of the sound was great."
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"So if your thinking of buying be aware that there is some issue with the headset, but that until they go bad you will love them."
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"Other than that, as I said it is a good headset for listening to music."
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Heavy

Heavy:
"The only downside is the earphones are too heavy and therefore I rarely use them."
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"But compared with Nuforce NE-7M $(50)It is not that comfortable and is too heavy because of the metal-like build."
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"They were light weight, comfortable, good sound quality, and well made; but after many years of travel (and very, very heavy use), they wore out."
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"They are lightweight and sound as good as heavy expensive surround sound headphones (i've owned a couple pairs and my neck was killing)."
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"It was a little bass heavy, but it was very warm and clear."
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"The headset worked beautifully for six months, however, with heavy useage the cloth at the microphone wore out and caused the headphone portion to go out."
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"Overall is good, nevertheless, the olives are too heavy and do not stay in the ear properly."
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Listening

Listening:
"The headset is great for listening to music, it is just not good for speaking on the phone."
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"To me, it's not compatible if it only works for listening to music, but it plugs into the iPhone fine."
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"I've always used the earpieces apple used to gave you.. and lesser earbuds... cause lets face it better ones are very expensive (at least here in Mexico).. and i bought these for about $26 US which converted are something like $500 pesos and with that money down here you can buy a decent pair of earbuds not great but decent (and im talking about commercial brands like Sony).. so these were a bargain at that time.. and the sound quality and defined bass i got from these V-Moda well i was amazing, listening to my music became again a pleasure, every chance i got i put them on and really enjoy the music!"
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"Other than that, as I said it is a good headset for listening to music."
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"So, from my very own experience I would say that yes I would recommend these to anyone looking for awesome deep bass, nice treble, and an overall very rich music listening experience."
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"Just in time for a flight where I intend to enjoy listening to music through the head set."
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"I doubt it's any larger problem-but hardly a pleasant listening experience-much like a small stinging."
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Microphone

Microphone:
"I have 3 pairs all non-functional...THESE ARE NOT COMPATIBLE WITH ANY IPHONE VERSION 4 OR LATER (THE MICROPHONE DOESN'T WORK.)"
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"The mic placement wasn't thought out well as they hang near my chest as if you wanted to hear my heartbeat."
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"The ear buds are fine but the microphone broke within a few weeks of light use."
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"The ONLY downside id the mic button housing is round and it takes a second of searching every time I reach for little button."
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"Interestingly enough, the V-Moda's wire broke right above the mic in the line on the right side, not at the cord base."
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"I can't really find any negatives against the design, except maybe the mic design is a little to big."
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"Initially, these were great, but then the button to control the mic music pause stopped working."
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"At this price, their sound clarity and bass strength is quite supreme over the competition, and the inline microphone is of a very good quality, even in city conditions, which is not common among iPhone headsets."
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"First off, I loved the feel of these, the sound of them was great (enough so that I turned my nose up at dropping the money on Klipsch and Bose IEMs that were pricier), they looked fantastic (braided mesh over cables helped SO much with tangles), the mic was fine, and everything was... well, good."
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"The mic placement could be a little higher, but overall a good purchase."
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"The mic is good but the play pause fastforward rewind button on the mic can be unresponsive, or not work right with the amount of times I clicked it."
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Music

Music:
"i personally like bass a lot in most of my music so it didn't bug me any but if you aren't very into bass i would have to recommend another pair of headphone."
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"The headset is great for listening to music, it is just not good for speaking on the phone."
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"Very annoying noise heard with this product when playing music with my cell phone, while other headphone and earbud work fine with the same phone."
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"To me, it's not compatible if it only works for listening to music, but it plugs into the iPhone fine."
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"The sound is not as good as my Sennheiser PX 200, but they allow me to play my music at a reduced volume, lessening the strain on my ear."
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"The switch you use to switch from phone to music is malfunctioning and my music will cut out and switch to phone if I turn my head."
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"I've always used the earpieces apple used to gave you.. and lesser earbuds... cause lets face it better ones are very expensive (at least here in Mexico).. and i bought these for about $26 US which converted are something like $500 pesos and with that money down here you can buy a decent pair of earbuds not great but decent (and im talking about commercial brands like Sony).. so these were a bargain at that time.. and the sound quality and defined bass i got from these V-Moda well i was amazing, listening to my music became again a pleasure, every chance i got i put them on and really enjoy the music!"
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"Initially, these were great, but then the button to control the mic music pause stopped working."
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"You will probably want to use an equalizer to suit your music taste, and I highly recommend getting the Comply T-400 Series Foam replacement earbuds for all-day comfort."
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"The sound quality is solid, they're comfortable in the ear, and both the music on my iPhone and the phone conversations are crystal clear."
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Noise

Noise:
"Most importantly, they sound terrible, with the sound breaking up into noise even at the moderate volumes they are capable of."
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"Very annoying noise heard with this product when playing music with my cell phone, while other headphone and earbud work fine with the same phone."
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"Everyone complains about the noise on the line, that must be constant to them."
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"Lots of people told me that they could not hear me well and that there was some weird background noises."
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"I did receive a complaint about minor mic noise from a friend that I called, but he didn't hear any difference between the iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4, so I don't think it was related to the noise cancellation microphone on the iPhone 4."
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"But the microphone is unacceptable; I hear a hissing noise when I use the phone."
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"They block outside noises quite well for an in-ear option."
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"I have used these earbuds for the last 5 years they are by far the best..The sound is awesome NO backround noise at all, the fit is very light and I also love when my phone rings all I do is push the button and I can talk and not have to take the earbuds out of my ears.. will purchase from this seller again ...."
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"These get great sound, nice noise canceling (not too much but enough) and the braided cord is so much better than the plastic wire, hangs better I think."
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"As I've mentioned, they also have a great noise cancellation."
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"If there is a plus about them, they fit well and cancelled other noise out due to that."
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Plastic

Plastic:
"It ALSO has an additional layer (I guess it's just plastic) around the cable that has eliminated problem #2."
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"ONe of the best features of these earbuds is the cord, which has a tough fabric cover that doesn't tangle easily, unlike the normal rubbery plastic."
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"I like the texture cord and it does not easily tangle like the smooth plastic cords."
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"My only real complaint is that that plastic cover around the plug end came loose."
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"The plastic covering of the cord near the earplug broke on both sides."
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"I'm convinced the Nero with its mesh cable is more durable than the original plastic on the Chrome model."
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"Additionally, the headphone clip is made of a lower quality plastic than the last pair as well."
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"I like these headphones - they sound good, and I like that the plastic buds are easier to clean than foam buds, which just have to be replaced after a while."
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"With the three different plastic insert thingies I was able to pick the right one that fits in my ears and they actually stay there."
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"Great sound, comfort and I love the cord which is fabric coated versus the plastic cord."
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Plug

Plug:
"Good quality overall, but the 3,5 mm plug broke twice."
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"To me, it's not compatible if it only works for listening to music, but it plugs into the iPhone fine."
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"The first just wore out, the second got damaged when I dropped the iPad and bent the plug."
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"My only real complaint is that that plastic cover around the plug end came loose."
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"But alas, that too broke at the plug within the month."
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"But the wire broke at the plug within a month or so."
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"Good quality overall, but the 3,5 mm plug broke twice."
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"Yet a 3rd pair have had the main plug connection weaken so it's on off - on off.....My recommendation is to, if you're considering these, NOT buy these from an Amazon reseller, even if 1 2 the price as I've been burned by these resellers not being honored by V-Moda for warranty repair."
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"I've enjoyed my V-Moda Vibe duo ear plugs for well over 3 years now and recently lost them."
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"The plug has also been revised to make it more durable, but I'm pretty careful with my headsets so the old style straight plug on my Chrome earbuds hasn't given me any issues yet after over a year of gym use."
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"V-moda did redesign the faulty plug in August 2008 (to a Y shaped plug which was supposed to be more durable) but my latest replacement broke in the same amount of time as the old design."
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Price

Price:
"So, you have to decide, are you will to deal with a bit of a hassle for such amazing sound at such a low price?"
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"Great price but had to return as the mic and pause button failed."
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"I am going down the line to Coby to try those out otherwise I am sticking to Seinheisser, they are great but about double the price at $50.In summary, buyer beware of shoddy construction."
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"About 6 months after buying them, the cord (right at the mini input) wore down and they stopped playing in stereo (just mono)...which strikes me as annoying and cheap."
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"The sound quality on these earphones is amazing but not worth the money when they fail every couple months."
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"I wanted something with reasonably-good sound quality, some degree of isolation (for use in public places and the city bus), durability (I've broken many pairs of cheap earbuds), and a mic remote control (the remote control was more important since I use these with an iPod touch, making the microphone useless).Sound quality:This is often a make break point for most earphone users (after all, earphones are designed with one purpose in mind: listening to music)."
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"Looks nice, feels cheap."
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"Nice design with clear yet deep sound at a very reasonable price."
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"Great in ear headphones for the price."
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"I've always used the earpieces apple used to gave you.. and lesser earbuds... cause lets face it better ones are very expensive (at least here in Mexico).. and i bought these for about $26 US which converted are something like $500 pesos and with that money down here you can buy a decent pair of earbuds not great but decent (and im talking about commercial brands like Sony).. so these were a bargain at that time.. and the sound quality and defined bass i got from these V-Moda well i was amazing, listening to my music became again a pleasure, every chance i got i put them on and really enjoy the music!"
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"First off, I loved the feel of these, the sound of them was great (enough so that I turned my nose up at dropping the money on Klipsch and Bose IEMs that were pricier), they looked fantastic (braided mesh over cables helped SO much with tangles), the mic was fine, and everything was... well, good."
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Quality

Quality:
"After reading reviews on current V-Moda products, I decided not to buy a new set based on the negative reviews of declining quality."
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"Sound quality acceptable but not exceptional."
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"Good quality overall, but the 3,5 mm plug broke twice."
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"it's too bad because i like the sound, design and the fit, but the build quality is terrible."
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"It's horribly inconvenient when it comes to this...All in all, these headphones have great sound, but terrible quality to them."
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"The sound quality is not that great."
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"They were light weight, comfortable, good sound quality, and well made; but after many years of travel (and very, very heavy use), they wore out."
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"The sound quality is great until they start to frey."
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"Sound quality is great, and the warranty is solid gold."
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"Good quality overall, but the 3,5 mm plug broke twice."
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"I wouldn't say the audio quality is as good as the Apple Ear Buds, or call quality but they are comfy."
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Remote

Remote:
"The headphones sound great but the remote button not working is a big negative."
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"- The remote's ergonomics are horrible relative to the Apple."
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"There are plenty of other options out there if I didn't need the remote so that's the critical feature and it's a huge disappointment."
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"I don't know if I'm doing something special or if there is some design weakness but all I can say is that the no-name el-cheapo headset I have used in-between the times I did not have my VibeDuo is still in good shape (obviously no mike, no remote control, poor sound but it WORKS).So beware - very nice but not durable IMHO"
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"The headphones sound great but the remote button not working is a big negative."
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"All the music functions work on the remote and the voice clarity is excellent."
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"Suggestion: Nuforce NE-7M is the best one under $200 and perfect match for iphone userwith its in-line remote mic."
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"I ordered these because I wanted a set of in-ear headphones that had an iPod compatible remote."
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"The remote is round and it's nowhere near as easy to just lay your finger on the button and press it."
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Rubber

Rubber:
"The sound quality is very good but the design of the earpiece is faulty and the rubber earbuds come off too easily."
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"The joint where the rubber meets the cloth is not very well engineered so in about 7 weeks I could only hear from the right side unless I keep moving the wire."
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"Unfortunately, the copper wire sliced through the rubber coating, and i lost audio in one ear...the other ear worked for about three more weeks before it too gave out...I wish they would fix this because they really do work better than any other headphones."
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"The smallest rubber ear-pices are clumsy and do not fit well in my ear."
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"The problems I have are (1) The rubber tips come off too easily."
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"Just like pretty much everyone else has said, these earbuds sound fantastic and fit great once you find the right size rubber adapter, but they stop working almost immediately."
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"The sound quality is very good but the design of the earpiece is faulty and the rubber earbuds come off too easily."
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"I appreciated having the various size rubber buds, as opposed to the one size fits all that came with my iPhone."
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"The problems I have are (1) The rubber tips come off too easily."
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"I find them quite comfortable and thought the fact that multiple sizes of the rubber tips are included (in two colors, no less! )"
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Service

Service:
"Horrible customer service."
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"To make matters worse, their customer service is terrible and will find any excuse not to honor the warranty."
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"However, I tried their warranty replacement service on the last set that failed and I received a replacement pair less than a week after sending them in with no questions asked nor hassle."
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"Don't expect much help from customer service when things go wrong either."
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"Recently I did have a problem with them and had to contact V-moda for warranty service."
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"The first pair was broken and, after contacting the customer service, I sent it back."
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"I paid $19.95 for the duos and given the quality of the sound and overall build of the ear buds as well as the EXCEPTIONAL customer service - I wouldn't hesitate to purchase another pair of the duos!"
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"This is offset by the good customer service provided by V-MODA, so my final rating is four stars."
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"The customer service I received from 128headphones was the best I've ever received."
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"Their customer service was really good though."
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"Their customer service is good...they gave me a brand new set to replace the set that broke...but that set is now broken as well."
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Size

Size:
"However at least for me personally they do not sit well in my ears, it comes with several sizes, I am just cursed."
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"I have gone through all of the replacement buds that came with the set (even using the wrong size for my ear) and now have to order replacements at $14.99 a set!"
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"these are a gr8 pair of headphones and at a gr8 price..theyre very comfortable, look and sound gr8..the level of sound quality would depend significantly on whether or not you get a good seal in your ear by choosing the right size of the earpieces to fit ur ear canal."
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"It was not all that comfortable but that maybe because my ear cannel a bit small."
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"Usability ComplaintsMy last complaint about these is the control button is far too small."
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"However, setting the iPhone EQ to small speakers is a mistake as this *does* make the bass too boomy."
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"In terms of listening to music, I usually use my high end headphones, but these are decent for small portable headphones."
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"Just like pretty much everyone else has said, these earbuds sound fantastic and fit great once you find the right size rubber adapter, but they stop working almost immediately."
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"The ear fit is perfect (and comes w 4 sizes of BOTH Black and clear silicone ear-adapters)."
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"All along, I was impressed by the comfort, sound quality, and small size of the headphones."
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Sound

Sound:
"Sound quality acceptable but not exceptional."
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"Most importantly, they sound terrible, with the sound breaking up into noise even at the moderate volumes they are capable of."
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"However, the sound isn't all that great."
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"it's too bad because i like the sound, design and the fit, but the build quality is terrible."
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"It's horribly inconvenient when it comes to this...All in all, these headphones have great sound, but terrible quality to them."
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"They were light weight, comfortable, good sound quality, and well made; but after many years of travel (and very, very heavy use), they wore out."
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"Great sound"
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"The sound is well sorted without too much on the high end or low end."
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"The sound quality is great until they start to frey."
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"kind of late with this review, but the headphones works awesome for about a month, took a crap on me, i sent them back and they replaced them and the replacements worked about 2 months before crapping out, but at least the sound was great when they did work"
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Voice

Voice:
"Lack of voice feedback through the earsbuds can be a little annoying."
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"All the music functions work on the remote and the voice clarity is excellent."
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"Checking the quality of the microphone with friends, they've reported that my voice is clear and audible, and have not complained about noise, even on a recent windy afternoon when I was walking on a city street."
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"The sound quality of this headset far surpasses that of the Apple iPhone wired headset for music listening and it also provides better noise isolation which is nice for voice calls."
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"Superb voice clarity, great fashion sense, but lacking in what matters most: clear, crisp, and refreshing sounds from your music."
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"Voice clarity was surprisingly good."
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Volume

Volume:
"I don't know how many hours of use the previous owner had with them, but I listened for quality degradation (such as volume loss and static) as I twisted the cable in 360 degrees, and there is no distortion to speak of."
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"My only complaint is that there's no volume control."
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"Own the downside, the volume in one earbud has gotten significantly quieter than in the other, and I've noticed a little fraying in the cord near the plug."
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"My only complaint -- and it's minor, really -- is that there's no volume control."
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"I like it isn't ear shattering loud, and even on the highest volume it remains clear."
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"The volume is incredible and the microphone making it able to be used with his phone for is music *and* for talking is a max bonus!"
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"these have nice bass for ear buds, and good volume."
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"Seinhessers earphones are easily breakable, I recommend not getting them (the one with the volume control)2.The Design of the earphones is so solid, it'll take alot to damage these.3.The sound quality is excellent, I've had 3 other in-ear types (Sony,Seinhesser,Skullcandy) none came close to the quality to these."
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"at any volume level, these outperform anything else I've tried."
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Warranty

Warranty:
"I was thinking that it can't be cost effective for VM to keep replacing this on warranty... except, perhaps these are much more poorly made than I realized in the first place, despite the fancy finish."
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"On top of the continuous failures of the headsets, the deceitful warranty police was the final nail in the coffin."
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"This is a problem of the earbuds themselves, BUT V-Moda's site says that their warranty does NOT cover products sold by this seller (Z Electria) and a few others."
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"To make matters worse, their customer service is terrible and will find any excuse not to honor the warranty."
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"When these failed I went to V Moda's website to check on a warranty."
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"However, I tried their warranty replacement service on the last set that failed and I received a replacement pair less than a week after sending them in with no questions asked nor hassle."
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"Sound quality is great, and the warranty is solid gold."
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"V-MODA is a good company with a better warranty."
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"The good thing about the apple headphones is that they are under at 6 month warranty."
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"And the warranty made me feel at ease."
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"I proceeded to fill out the warranty form, as V-Moda's website boasts of their great limited warranty."
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iPhone

iPhone:
"Got these to replace the crappy headphones you get with an iPhone."
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"I have 3 pairs all non-functional...THESE ARE NOT COMPATIBLE WITH ANY IPHONE VERSION 4 OR LATER (THE MICROPHONE DOESN'T WORK.)"
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"Not iPhone compatible and the company was unwilling to assist."
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"I loved these headphones but after some research, they aren't compatible with the iPHone 4 so I had to return them."
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"The two red sets had a short-circuit clicking sound problem when you used them for phone calls on an iPhone 3 or 4."
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"I bought this V-MODA Vibe Due Earbud Headset from Amazon to replace my broken iPhone 4 earbuds."
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"I ordered these as they said they were iPhone compatible."
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"The Duo's sound great so ordered the RRMT's and they sound just as good but work with the iPhone4."
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"The sound quality is solid, they're comfortable in the ear, and both the music on my iPhone and the phone conversations are crystal clear."
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"Audio compatible with all iPhone models (1G, 3G, 3GS, 4G), iPod, latest BlackBerry Smartphones, MP3, CD, DVD, and computers."
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"Like a few other people here, I loved how well the headset worked with my Iphone and the quality of the sound was great."
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iPod

iPod:
"The only problem I have is that sometimes my Ipod touch won't recognize commands sent from the pushbutton on the microphone."
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"They also work great with my iPod ...The only downside (and it's minor) is that it's tough to locate the pushbutton on the mike."
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"Audio compatible with all iPhone models (1G, 3G, 3GS, 4G), iPod, latest BlackBerry Smartphones, MP3, CD, DVD, and computers."
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"The reason I think these earbuds and ipod have good match is belowV-moda Vibe and Vibe Duo have heavy bass sound."
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"Although these headphones have great sound quality while used on an apple ipod touch, they are absolutely horrendous for any other use."
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"This is nice because it allows me to change songs without taking my iPod out of my pocket (good for public transit, bad neighborhoods, etc).So in conclusion, these are an excellent pair of earphones for everyday use, especially if you are upgrading from the Apple earbuds, but serious listeners might find them to be too bass heavy and the isolation might be lacking for some situations."
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"I ordered these because I wanted a set of in-ear headphones that had an iPod compatible remote."
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