V-Moda Remix Remote Review
Great value overall, with good sound quality and comfort for the price.
Meet the Remix Remotes, an entry-level headset offering from V-Moda. They offer good audio quality for the price, and work with just about any smartphone on the market—which is a nice touch. If you’re looking for a step-up from stock earbuds included with smartphones, but aren’t looking for a pair of HD 800s, the V-Moda Remix Remote are a solid buy at MSRP $79.
Comfort Design & Features
The Vibrato Remix buds are highly portable and surprisingly comfortable.
As their name would suggest, the V-Moda Remix Remotes have an in-line remote accessory, with an omnidirectional microphone and buttons for volume control and to answer/end calls. For all those out there that want to use their headphones with their smartphones, this is an important feature.
When you consider that in-ear headphones are designed to go places where nothing was ever meant to go, the Remix Remotes are actually quite comfortable. Not only do they form a good seal on your ear canal with a limited amount of pressure, their additional ear loops allow you to spread the weight out over your pinna (upper ears), reducing the force exerted on your soft ear canals.
With their included carrying bag, the V-Moda Remix Remotes go wherever you go: they are easily compacted into the carrying case, and can easily be fit in a pocket or bag. Because they are so small and light, they get high marks for portability.
The Remix Remotes showcased decent audio quality and minimal distortion, and are naturally decent isolators.
While they tend to favor bass and cymbal splashes, the Remix Remotes do a solid job at representing the full frequency spectrum without any notable, distracting boosting or dampening of sound. Not everyone wants boosted bass and strengthened sibilance, but those who are professional DJs (or just hobbyists) should definitely consider the Remix Remotes.
Where isolation is concerned, the Remix Remotes have a natural advantage due to being in-ear phones. They fill your ear canal, naturally blocking and dampening outside ambient noise. Simply speaking, you won't have to turn them up much to avoid hearing the unwanted noise around you—whatever it might be. They handle higher pitches better than lower ones, but overall do a good job at isolating unwanted noise.
Great value overall, with good sound quality and comfort for the price you're paying.
V-Moda has produced quite a few impressive headphones at the entry level for consumers, and the Remix Remotes continue this trend. Given that there is a growing market for headphones that double as smartphone headsets, it’s logical to sink a lot of money into getting this type of in-ear out on the market.
As far as entry-level in-ear headphones go, the $79.99 pricetag is about par for the course, but you do get good value for it. That being said, fans of more analytical headphones with flat bass response and a less dynamic response will probably recoil in horror at the heavily-emphasized low frequencies, but it’s a matter of taste, really. There’s a large segment of the consumer population that likes this sort of thing, so don’t read into the audiophile crowd’s lamentations when considering these headphones if you’re into that sort of thing.
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