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V-MODA Vibe II In-Ear Noise-Isolating Metal Headphone with Universal One-Button Mic (Chrome/Rouge) (Discontinued...
Report Date: 09/07/2015
Based on 120 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 3.2
Returned or considering to return: 10.8%

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Individual Feature Rating
Fit4.7   above average
Noise4.2   average
Sound4.2   average
Size4.1   average
Quality4.0   below average
iPhone4.0   average
Price3.9   below average
Button3.8   above average
Earphone3.8   average
Headphone3.7   below average
Microphone3.7   average
Cable3.4   average
Packaging2.9   below average


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Amazon

Amazon:
"Bought on Amazon through GSI December 1, 2010Broke May 1, 2011.This is the email from V-Moda:Dave, Unfortunately, headphones purchased through GSI, Inc are not covered by our warranty."
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"Amazon failed to help me as well."
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"It doesn't bother me that people are complaining about the product, because amazon will continue to lower the price of the headphones, in that case I will buy another pair."
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"Unfortunately headphones purchased through Amazon re-seller JMS International Inc are not covered under V-MODA's Premiere Limited Warranty, as they are an unauthorized dealer."
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"they sound too good ...amazing ....buy on Amazon 40 dollars."
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"I attempted a return through Amazon -- no luck, because it wasn't their fault."
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"Amazon failed to help me as well."
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"I was then trying to decide between these and the new Bose with the mic but was afraid the Bose wouldnt stay in my ears so a guy at the Apple store who is an audiophile recommended these so Amazon had them at an awesome price so i ordered them."
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"Good luck trying to identify one on amazon."
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Button

Button:
"The control button that skips songs is too small and is hard to find while exercising."
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"The button itself is big and made of rubber, and while being a little hard to press, is easily finger-findable if you don't feel like staring at your solar plexus trying to find it."
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"However, it can be pretty difficult to press it, as hitting the lower part of the button doesn't register as well as the upper part."
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"My one complaint would be with the call button."
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"Got about 2.5-3 years out of my set and they were great earbuds until the pause button stopped working and then shortly after each bud stopped working after using snowboarding and at work daily"
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"I have spilled soda on the first pair, which got on the button, no problem."
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"The mic works well most of the time, the button works as described for iPhone - I also used it for several months with the Droid X, with less ideal results with the button - and the cord noise isn't terrible for in-ear earbuds."
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"The Vibe-II headphones are great, the sound is good and the mic menu button works well with my Iphone."
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Cable

Cable:
"Pros: High quality cable, iPod compatabilityCons: Fragile, extremely uncomfortable, average SQI owned a pair of these earbuds for the long daily journeys back an forth to University."
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"Did I mention that they have a Kevlar cord ..the Mic..is decent, not the best, yet still a best buy."
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"The only problem that I find with the cable length is that when utilizing the sports earpieces this moves the microphone up to high, closer to my ear than my mouth."
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"Perhaps the short cable is part of the problem, but given the volume with which others are reporting this exact issue, it's pretty clear that a design or manufacturing defect is the culprit."
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"However after two weeks, the plastic piece on the cable broke exposing the wire under the plastic piece."
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"My Vibes were almost three years old and still in good condition until the cable at the earphone broke."
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"The cord seems to be really durable and you can tell they are made really well."
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"The cord is awesome and the sound quality is excellent, but for overall functionality, I was disappointed."
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"The length of the cable is good also so that there is not too much that would get caught on other objects as you pass by them."
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"I would probably have rated these at 4.5 stars...if the cable wasn't sooooooo terrible!"
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"the cable of course gets tangled because no cable is tangle proof, but it is VERY easy to get untangled."
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Comfortable

Comfortable:
"The inclusion of a mic for phone call is also a nice touchThe BadFirstly, the most terrible problem is comfort."
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"They are pretty comfortable, not amazing in that respect, but they'll stay in and not bother your ears after a while like some buds do."
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"The inclusion of a mic for phone call is also a nice touchThe BadFirstly, the most terrible problem is comfort."
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"skullcandy smokin buds: very very comfortable barely realized they were in my ears amazing."
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"VERY comfortable, FANTASTIC sound quality.."
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"The sound is fantastic and they are very comfortable."
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"The fit is excellent and comfortable for hours."
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Earphone

Earphone:
"I have used a great deal of IEM, and these are by far the most uncomfortable earphones I have ever used."
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"I was looking foward to these earphones based on my previous experience with V-Moda but disappointed that the plastic piece broke after two weeks use."
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"My Vibes were almost three years old and still in good condition until the cable at the earphone broke."
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"I would think that the earphones without the microphone would solve the rustling problem."
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"There isn't too much to say about these earphones that others haven't: Nice, normal weight, okay for small ears, and works! "
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"I was looking for a durable and great sounding earphone years ago where I landed on a review of v-moda vibes II accidentally."
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"I've never regretted purchasing this earphone and hope it's able to serve me for another few years."
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"I've own this marvellous little beast for 3 years and all I'm able to say this is the best earphone I've owned so far."
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"I have used a great deal of IEM, and these are by far the most uncomfortable earphones I have ever used."
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"I could not find myself to give it 5 stars instead I have opted for the four stars v-moda deserves as they truly do make amazing sounding earphones."
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Fit

Fit:
"You do feel this weight when wearing them, so that if you do not get a good fit they may feel like they are going to fall out."
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"I used them with the Comply Tx-100 Foam Tips (Black) 3-Pair Pack, Medium and they fit comfortably."
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"There are multiple sizes of silicon ear fittings that come with the earbuds, so in most cases a good fit should not be a problem."
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"Earbuds are relatively small compared to other mid-to-high end sets, but with interchangeable seals, a good fit should be achievable for most ears."
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"These V-Moda Vibe II earbuds sound great with my iPhone and computer, and they're one of the few earbud models that fit comfortably in my smallish ears (for example, the big crappy white earbuds that come with iPhone 3G and 3GS models are too big to fit in my ears)."
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Headphone

Headphone:
"earbud failed after a year of use - seems to be a problem of many in-ear headphones"
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"This was extremely disappointing for such expensive headphones."
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"Bought on Amazon through GSI December 1, 2010Broke May 1, 2011.This is the email from V-Moda:Dave, Unfortunately, headphones purchased through GSI, Inc are not covered by our warranty."
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"I don't recommend these headphones to anyone that enjoys listening to good quality sound."
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"Im Extremely disappointed in the sound quality of the headphones and Im going to return them."
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"I have a pair of bose over the ear headphones that don't sound this good!"
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"The headphones worked great for about a month then one of them stopped working."
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"They sound great, much like a larger pair of headphones."
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"I have recommended these headphones to my friends and will buy more from V-Moda."
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"The headphones are built well, the wire is tough and the metal is strong."
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"This pinching usually happens for me on cheap headphones within 3-6 months; but nicer headers have always lasted longer."
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Heavy

Heavy:
"Some people complain that they are too heavy, but I haven't noticed it."
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"The build and the looks are amazing as well, a little too well, making for my only slight disappointment,a bit too heavy, for my taste, but I find myself never taking them out of my ears."
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"__________________________________________________________________results_________________________________________________________________test one:sunday bloody sundayvibe II: the words were very clear and precise when the heavy guitar parts came on they were handled flawlessly without feedback."
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"these things were about as tangle prone as dreadlocksskullcandy smokin buds: these took 46 seconds to untangle due to their long cord and gripy cordwinner: Vibe II_________________________________________________________________in the endin the end the V-MODA Vibe II Earbud Headset with Microphone (Chrome and Rouge, iPhone Compatible) came on top winning 6 9 tests the vibe II are a great buy for the money if you okay with a heavy and hard earbud but the sound is incredible in these."
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"They work nice, but are a bit heavy and therefore fall out of my ears sometimes."
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"The cord is very durable and the buds feel heavy and strong."
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Microphone

Microphone:
"The mic was very sensitive and was told it was hard to hear me when trying to use it on my iPhone."
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"______________________________________________________________appoligizevibe II: amazing at showcasing the individual instruments heard stuff i never knew was their originallyapple w mic: mediocre they weren't bad but they were not good it's as simple as thatskullcandy smokin buds: very good over all these buds were very good almost all instruments could be heard."
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"apple w mic: just as good as the vmodas but missed some of the finer details."
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"winner: Vibe II___________________________________________________________________persuit of happinessvibe II: bass was very good hard to hear at times but still very clear no crackling of the sound eitherapple w mic: bass was terrible sounded like a puff of air bass was very crackled."
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"In terms of the mic, it seems to be quite sensitive to direction, if the mic rotates away from my mouth, callers complain that I have faded away."
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"From the Vibe w mic onward, their phones have had horrible build quality, and this set is no exception."
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"The inclusion of a mic for phone call is also a nice touchThe BadFirstly, the most terrible problem is comfort."
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"Sweet buds w mic for android....not many quality durable options on the market, these babies are right in the ballpark, and at the amazon price, an absolute steal! "
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"This pair looked great and sounded great (though heavier than i expected) and having the microphone was great."
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"I was happy with the sound, although the mic was lackluster."
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"winner: Vibe II___________________________________________________________________persuit of happinessvibe II: bass was very good hard to hear at times but still very clear no crackling of the sound eitherapple w mic: bass was terrible sounded like a puff of air bass was very crackled."
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Music

Music:
"The premium Apple phones are noise isolating, so they aren't as good for calls, but have a nice, flat response for music."
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"Music quality is amazing, no matter what genre you are listening to."
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"That said I thoroughly enjoy listening to music on these."
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"V-Moda is known for making headphones with some good kick on the lower end, so if you enjoy some strong bass with your music, these can deliver better than most earbuds in their price range."
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"Music through these is a great thing to experience as well."
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"I was very happy when I first listened to music with them on my computer, and I still am many uses later."
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Noise

Noise:
"I actually wasn't expecting them to be as good at noise reduction as they were."
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"The premium Apple phones are noise isolating, so they aren't as good for calls, but have a nice, flat response for music."
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"The sound is amazing and they block out all noise around me."
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"The mic works well most of the time, the button works as described for iPhone - I also used it for several months with the Droid X, with less ideal results with the button - and the cord noise isn't terrible for in-ear earbuds."
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"They offer great clarity of sound both to me and the person on the other end of the call, with excellent noise canceling."
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"Crisp and clear, one thing I really love about them is how well they drown out all outside noise."
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"My first favorite thing about them is that they are really great for noise canceling."
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Packaging

Packaging:
"First - HATE the packaging."
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"First off, the packaging was ridiculous."
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"For such a small package it was incredibly frustrating."
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"I challenge you to give out a package to every member of your board of directors and see if they can open it without mauling it to death and feeling like an idiot."
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"I ended up hacking the package up with a pair of scissors scared I was going to cut the wrong cord."
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"The only complaint I have is the packaging which was difficult to open."
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"And yes, the packaging looks really really nice but it so tough to open!"
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"Great bass is in the package and a plethora of different bud sizes for those with the smallest ears to the largest."
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"Packaging was impressive, at first, but once you open the magnetically-shut butterfly box, you have to cut open the plastic packaging, then the little wires that secure everything in place."
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"I have a good friend who's actually a packaging engineer."
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"Without exaggeration this is the most frustrating package I've ever opened."
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Price

Price:
"For what it's worth, while they worked, they fit okay (although a bit on the heavy side) and the sound quality was decent...nothing to write home about and definitely not great enough to justify the $130 price tag."
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"Nothing I'd love more than to spend even more money on a poorly made product, which I'm sure would fail again before too long."
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"The $50 I paid through GSI is a more reasonable price point, though that doesn't make them any more well made or reliable."
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"It doesn't bother me that people are complaining about the product, because amazon will continue to lower the price of the headphones, in that case I will buy another pair."
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"If you are an audiophile who's willing to pay ridiculous prices for high-end wires you think are world's apart from what the rest of us buy, then you might be fine paying extra for the gold plated plug."
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"Now onto the sound- the sound is very good but definitely not as good as you would expect for the price."
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"Nothing I'd love more than to spend even more money on a poorly made product, which I'm sure would fail again before too long."
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"The sound quality,is amazing @ even its retail price of 129.99."
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"This pinching usually happens for me on cheap headphones within 3-6 months; but nicer headers have always lasted longer."
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"in seconed came the sSkullcandy Smokin' Bud, 3.5 - Whitewinning 3 9 teststhese headphones are a great buy for their low price if your going for a low price with high bass then these are for you."
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"these things were about as tangle prone as dreadlocksskullcandy smokin buds: these took 46 seconds to untangle due to their long cord and gripy cordwinner: Vibe II_________________________________________________________________in the endin the end the V-MODA Vibe II Earbud Headset with Microphone (Chrome and Rouge, iPhone Compatible) came on top winning 6 9 tests the vibe II are a great buy for the money if you okay with a heavy and hard earbud but the sound is incredible in these."
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Quality

Quality:
"Everything about these headphones got on my nerves from the get-go--the almost impenetrable packaging, the pretentious user manual that tries to convince one that spending this much on a headphone set confers Continental Cool on the poor sucker, and worst of all, the truly mediocre quality, including the sound."
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"From the moment I opened the box I could see that the quality of the ear buds degraded significantly."
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"Im Extremely disappointed in the sound quality of the headphones and Im going to return them."
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"Unfortunately the sound quality is bad and lacks bass."
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"The cord is awesome and the sound quality is excellent, but for overall functionality, I was disappointed."
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"From the Vibe w mic onward, their phones have had horrible build quality, and this set is no exception."
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"The sound quality is excellent."
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"Great quality, useful, best."
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"The sound quality is among the best I've tested so far."
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"Secondly, they isolate just about as well as any other IEM, and are made from some high quality materials."
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"Sweet buds w mic for android....not many quality durable options on the market, these babies are right in the ballpark, and at the amazon price, an absolute steal! "
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Size

Size:
"The control button that skips songs is too small and is hard to find while exercising."
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"There isn't too much to say about these earphones that others haven't: Nice, normal weight, okay for small ears, and works! "
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"For such a small package it was incredibly frustrating."
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"The Vibe 2 case is also the perfect size to hold the headphones (wrapped up) and the over-ear pieces."
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"These sound very good and come with three different size silicone earbuds in black and white!"
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"There are a bunch of different size covers for the earbuds; that's a nice feature."
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"Comfort level will depend on your ear canal size, I suppose."
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"They do come with other size plugs so you should be able to find something that fits you."
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Sound

Sound:
"Everything about these headphones got on my nerves from the get-go--the almost impenetrable packaging, the pretentious user manual that tries to convince one that spending this much on a headphone set confers Continental Cool on the poor sucker, and worst of all, the truly mediocre quality, including the sound."
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"You get used to the weight and the quite annoying sound of the kevlar wire rubbing against your shirt."
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"Im Extremely disappointed in the sound quality of the headphones and Im going to return them."
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"Unfortunately the sound quality is bad and lacks bass."
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"When I first got the headphones I couldn't wait to try them out (on my Iphone and Ipods); however later on I realize that they are uncomfortable and sound horrible."
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"The cord is awesome and the sound quality is excellent, but for overall functionality, I was disappointed."
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"Great sound from them though that earned the 3 stars."
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"They sound great, much like a larger pair of headphones."
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"The sound quality is excellent."
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"I was looking for a durable and great sounding earphone years ago where I landed on a review of v-moda vibes II accidentally."
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"The sound quality is among the best I've tested so far."
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iPhone

iPhone:
"The mic was very sensitive and was told it was hard to hear me when trying to use it on my iPhone."
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"When I first got the headphones I couldn't wait to try them out (on my Iphone and Ipods); however later on I realize that they are uncomfortable and sound horrible."
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"These V-Moda Vibe II earbuds sound great with my iPhone and computer, and they're one of the few earbud models that fit comfortably in my smallish ears (for example, the big crappy white earbuds that come with iPhone 3G and 3GS models are too big to fit in my ears)."
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"That was always my criticism towards the standard Iphone earbuds."
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"these things were about as tangle prone as dreadlocksskullcandy smokin buds: these took 46 seconds to untangle due to their long cord and gripy cordwinner: Vibe II_________________________________________________________________in the endin the end the V-MODA Vibe II Earbud Headset with Microphone (Chrome and Rouge, iPhone Compatible) came on top winning 6 9 tests the vibe II are a great buy for the money if you okay with a heavy and hard earbud but the sound is incredible in these."
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"The mic works well most of the time, the button works as described for iPhone - I also used it for several months with the Droid X, with less ideal results with the button - and the cord noise isn't terrible for in-ear earbuds."
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"Iphone Ipod control is a nice bonus."
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"Play pause control for iPhone works well."
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"These V-Moda Vibe II earbuds sound great with my iPhone and computer, and they're one of the few earbud models that fit comfortably in my smallish ears (for example, the big crappy white earbuds that come with iPhone 3G and 3GS models are too big to fit in my ears)."
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