• V-MODA XS On-Ear Folding Design Noise-Isolating Metal Headphone (Matte Black Metal)
  • V-MODA XS On-Ear Folding Design Noise-Isolating Metal Headphone (Matte Black Metal)
  • V-MODA XS On-Ear Folding Design Noise-Isolating Metal Headphone (Matte Black Metal)
  • V-MODA XS On-Ear Folding Design Noise-Isolating Metal Headphone (Matte Black Metal)
  • V-MODA XS On-Ear Folding Design Noise-Isolating Metal Headphone (Matte Black Metal)
  • V-MODA XS On-Ear Folding Design Noise-Isolating Metal Headphone (Matte Black Metal)
  • V-MODA XS On-Ear Folding Design Noise-Isolating Metal Headphone (Matte Black Metal)
  • V-MODA XS On-Ear Folding Design Noise-Isolating Metal Headphone (Matte Black Metal)
  • V-MODA XS On-Ear Folding Design Noise-Isolating Metal Headphone (Matte Black Metal)
  • V-MODA XS On-Ear Folding Design Noise-Isolating Metal Headphone (Matte Black Metal)
  • V-MODA XS On-Ear Folding Design Noise-Isolating Metal Headphone (Matte Black Metal)
  • V-MODA XS On-Ear Folding Design Noise-Isolating Metal Headphone (Matte Black Metal)
  • V-MODA XS On-Ear Folding Design Noise-Isolating Metal Headphone (Matte Black Metal)
  • V-MODA XS On-Ear Folding Design Noise-Isolating Metal Headphone (Matte Black Metal)
V-MODA XS On-Ear Folding Design Noise-Isolating Metal Headphone (Matte Black Metal)
V-MODA XS On-Ear Folding Design Noise-Isolating Metal Headphone (Matte Black Metal)
V-MODA XS On-Ear Folding Design Noise-Isolating Metal Headphone (Matte Black Metal)
V-MODA XS On-Ear Folding Design Noise-Isolating Metal Headphone (Matte Black Metal)
V-MODA XS On-Ear Folding Design Noise-Isolating Metal Headphone (Matte Black Metal)
V-MODA XS On-Ear Folding Design Noise-Isolating Metal Headphone (Matte Black Metal)
V-MODA XS On-Ear Folding Design Noise-Isolating Metal Headphone (Matte Black Metal)
V-MODA XS On-Ear Folding Design Noise-Isolating Metal Headphone (Matte Black Metal)
V-MODA XS On-Ear Folding Design Noise-Isolating Metal Headphone (Matte Black Metal)
V-MODA XS On-Ear Folding Design Noise-Isolating Metal Headphone (Matte Black Metal)
V-MODA XS On-Ear Folding Design Noise-Isolating Metal Headphone (Matte Black Metal)
V-MODA XS On-Ear Folding Design Noise-Isolating Metal Headphone (Matte Black Metal)
V-MODA XS On-Ear Folding Design Noise-Isolating Metal Headphone (Matte Black Metal)
V-MODA XS On-Ear Folding Design Noise-Isolating Metal Headphone (Matte Black Metal)

V-MODA XS On-Ear Folding Design Noise-Isolating Metal Headphone (Matte Black Metal)

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  • M-Class 40mm Dual-Diaphragm Drivers (patent pending) -Inner and outer rings deliver vibrant bass, vivid mids & vivacious highs without overlap. Connectivity Technology: Wired
  • Passive Noise Isolation - Cuts out noise
  • No Batteries or Processing - Powerful clarity without two extra digital-to-analog conversions
  • Obsessive Quality Control - 5+ years of R&D
  • "Mind the Gap" Style & Comfort

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Amazing little cans that CAN!I have to say, I am not by any means an expert nor am I a true die hard audiophile but I do know a good thing when I see it or in this case, hear it! I have a few headphones already so I know what to look for like my Bowers & Wilkins P5 series 2 - which were my fav's before getting these V-Moda's XP. Karmon Harmon BT wireless, Beats Mixrs (David Guetta edition), Sennheiser Momentum's 2.0 Wireless over the ear. On The V-Moda's XP, although they have a small footprint, the sound stage is not cramped. I can hear things i'm not able too with my other headphones. The High's, Mid's and Low's are all there. The bass isn't too much. It's just right. At least for me it is. When I received them and held them, they felt very well made. I never owned anything V-Moda so I was a bit skeptical at first. I put them on and I felt they were too small. I figured maybe for a woman and I should have ordered the bigger brother the M 100's but refrained from returning these because I wanted something small and easy to travel with. I love the Cliq fold style. Makes it easy to travel and the exoskeleton case is amazing as well. I had no idea these were going to be my go to headphones. I can care less what people may say when i'm out and about (Big Head, Small cans) LOL! The sound is what matters and I'm enjoying them a lot! Thank you V-Moda and Amazon for having these available.5If I had to pick just one pair of headphones, it would be these. If I had to pick one pair of headphone to listen to for the rest of my life, it would be these.First off, the XS like all current V-Moda headphones are built like a tank. More metal than plastic, these are great for use on the go. I can't speak to their true durability because I like the way they look so I try to be gentle. I don't want to mess up that nice leather on the headband...Also they fold up into a surprisingly small package given their size. You can then place them in the nice hardshell case that's included for traveling.As for the sound, let me first say these are NOT studio monitors. It isn't a perfectly flat response. But unless you're a recording engineer, that isn't what you want anyway. These have the V-shaped sound that most people prefer and it is well executed. These probably aren't for you if you like classical music or folk. These phones also don't have great imaging or a large soundstage. What they do is ROCK. If you like rock, rap, or electronic music then forget about the Beats and GET THESE.If these have one downside, it is the cable. It does not have volume controls, just a single button for play/pause/answer. Also I thought the orange cable wasn't a good look so I replaced it with a black one. But the upside to the cable is it is very well built and the pods for the mic and the button are separate with the mic closer to your face for better sound and the button further down for easier access. That's the kind of detail that V-Moda has put into their design.There may be more accurate headphones out there, some with better imaging or detail. But if you want a well built, well engineered headphone that you can wear all day while rocking hard, these are for you. 5Once in awhile I will also carry my ATH-M50X (with Beyerdynamic velour ear pads) for use on the plane since it is better at noisI got these as a travel HP for trips between the islands here in Hawaii. I use them mostly while waiting at the airport. Once in awhile I will also carry my ATH-M50X (with Beyerdynamic velour ear pads) for use on the plane since it is better at noise isolation and to me has a fuller sound. I use a Fiio X3 playing 320-MP3, FLAC, and some WAV files while traveling.PROS:The V-Moda XS is one of the most efficient HP that I have so using the X3 or my Galaxy S5 as the source doesn't drain the battery and I can get decent volume while on the go without having to carry a portable HP amp like a Fiio E-12.The XS is very compact, will fit in an average woman s hand bag.The second HP connector of the XS is a great feature if traveling with a friend. Only concern is that the second HP needs to be as efficient as the XS of the volume will be very different on each HP.Great carry case, stylish.CONS:The clamping force is a little on the higher side and if you try to stretch the headband they become too loose and start to slide of your head with little movement.The ear pads are not the most comfortable and become hot quickly here in Hawaii.Pricy, the Sennheiser Momentum On-Ear is currently half the price and to my ears sounds better.Sound: The sound from the XS is really good considering the size, almost as good as the Momentum On-Ear that I also have but the ear pads on the Momentum are softer and much more comfortable. I also have a Sennheiser HD-239 that I originally got for traveling but the XS and Momentum are clearly in a different league. Please note that I only use the XS and Momentum when I travel, for home use I have HIFIMAN HE-560, HE-400i, HE-400 (Grill mod, focus pads), Sennheiser HD-598, HD-455, Philips Fidelio X1, ATH-M50X, MDR-7506, STAX SR-40, Beyerdynamic 990-250, Modi/Magni, Asgard2/Lyr 2/Bifrost, Asus Xonar, Topping VX1, and HIFIMAN EF-2A.I ve tried the XS with some of my home system amps/DACs and they don t seem to perform any better, if anything the bass sounds muddy and the treble is overly bright, almost like there is too much current going to the HP. The Momentum on the other hand sounds a little better with the better amps/DACs, bass better controlled, treble crisp and clear.4Sound and build quality are great.I like how small the form factor is. And the sound is pretty nice. I would like more lows. But, this headset only has 40mm drivers. So, for the fact that it is an on ear set and the size. It sounds good. Yes, the kids and highs are very good as well. I wear these at work. And the cord gets in the way. But, that is not a design flaw. I chose to have a corded headset. I could have chosen a more expensive wireless set. But, either size or sound quality would have suffered. Not to mention, the price would have von up significantly. I have however, ordered a Fiio Bluetooth receiver with controls to attach to this headset for when I am at work. So, that should help with the whole cord getting yanked out part. Oh, I purchased the boom pro for these for gaming. But, it does not work. I can not figure out if it is the boom pro or my phone. Regardless, the Bluetooth receiver should eliminate the need for the boom pro. If so, I will just return it. Any way, this headset is great. Build quality is really good. Best I have had, to date. I would absolutely suggest this to anyone. As long as you like on ear headphones.5Painfully Uncomfortable, Okay Sound, Returned order I expected more from these headphones. While they are portable and allow for easy transportation, I do not think the listening experience was enjoyable at all. These headphones came with a very high clamping force which, at least for my ears, made it extremely painful to have these on for more than an hour. I was hoping to bring these to college to use for just about everything (Music, gaming, etc.), but I made the decision to return them. If I am going to be paying more than $150 on headphones, I at least want to be able to wear them for more than an hour without torturing myself.As for the sound, they were good, but not great. I don't know how to describe it other than saying that nothing I listened to seemed to have as much depth as from other headphones I have owned. The M100s sound better than these by a good deal, and that could be partly due to these being on-ear and the M100s being over-ear. Overall, these headphones are okay.Pros:-Portability-Detachable cable-Mic-Decent soundCons:-Very uncomfortable (for me)-Better sounding headphones exist for less $$The return was quick and easy to deal with. 3Awesome sound for bass even at low levels.I didn't buy these because of the ability to change the "shields" (outside facing wall of each ear cup). I suppose some people might like that. But I bought them because they fold up and of their audio reproduction specifications. I was surprised to hear such great bass from even at low volume levels. I have used them with my cell phone and with a laptop. Both sounded great. All in all it is a terrific product. The only tiny complain I have is that they are a bit heavier that I would expect. Still, after wearing them for a short time it isn't an issue. They do feel good.The reason for my 4 stars rating for Durability is actually because of a problem with two screws loosening on one of the headphone cups. The screws connect the folding joint. So when folding or unfolding, an odd wobbling was noticed after some time. These screws are infinitely small and required the smallest hex wrench I had around. V-MODA offered to replace them under warranty. Obviously they honor their warranty. They also have a very good email-based customer support group too.5The Goldilocks HeadphoneI had specific criteria for a pair of headphones:- Needed to be relatively small & not stick out when I'm wearing them out in public- Have a microphone and remote on the cable- Not clamp too hard/hurt my ears or the top of my head- Isolate from outside sound- Not leak sound at higher volumes- Durable enough to wear outside, stand up to the heat, sun, etc.- Not take up a lot of space in my bag- Sound GreatI went through a number of on-ear headphones in my search. I tried the Audio-Technica ATH M50s (bulky, no soundstage), Sennheiser Momentum on-ears (too tight on the ears, leaked sound at fairly low volumes), Bowers and Wilkins P5s (almost nonexistent treble), Audio-Technica ESW9A (questionable build quality, no soundstage) and Beyerdynamic DT1350s (Great, but too neutral sounding for my ears). The V-Moda XS were the only pair that excelled in every area. They have a light (but not too light) clamping force and don't hurt my ears after long sessions. They fold up into a very compact form. They are extremely durable, with a replaceable cord and earpads. They isolate fairly well from outside noise and go up to about 50% volume without leaking sound.As for the sound - They have a very rich, mid-centric sound profile. The bass is tight and punchy and the treble is there but not shrill. I would describe these as 'dark' cans because the highs are somewhat rolled off but the resulting sound is pleasant with most genres and does not fatigue after long listening sessions. The soundstage while nowhere near what a pair of open cans would provide is much better than the ATH-M50s.Negatives - I do not like the cord, full stop. It is kevlar reinforced and seems very durable but it has a lot of memory to it and looks like a crooked mess most of the time. Thankfully there are a number of other cords that work with it (I've heard that Beats and Fiio cords work). The remote is only one button and has no volume control. When I use these as a headset on my computer people often complain that they can't hear me - but I will be getting the boompro mic to remedy that. As for the sound, I wish it had more treble sometimes, particularly with jazz. For this reason I have a pair of Koss KSC75s modded with a Parts Express headband that provide that open, sparkly sound for less than $20 (seriously, those things are miraculous!).Update 1/24/2015: I got the Boompro Mic and it fixed the issue with people not hearing me. It is similarly built like a tank and awesome.4Solid pair and solid companyThis isn't the audiophile tier of godly sound. This is a durable and robust pair of headphones that is meant to be the bag tosser and know it will be there for you.The sound is good on the lower ends and mids are well highlighted. Just like the M80s it's weakness is the trebles. Though these are still nice and warm, and far better than the M80s in ALL regards.My favored feature are the splitter or secondary audio input into or out of the second aux Jack on the headphones itself. I got myself a setup for shadowing here in the office and it works great with my old m80 being the secondary, though, I'm cheating with a split wire also by vmoda from many years back instead of plugging them into the free aux Jack on the other earcup.Take care of these and the build quality will last. The leather and pads are not a weakness as long as you don't throw them at walls and knives. The m80 to the right in the picture is a testament to how durable these are since that was purchased at the initial release of the m80 model AND got used and trashed by my brother back then as well.Vmodas warranty behind any of their headphones is top notch so if you need use you will have them to fall back on.If you do split audio, make sure one of the 3.5 Jack's is a 2 band (two black strips) and not a three band. The mic in one and a three band aux creates light feedback, but with a two band it has no feedback and plays to the other pair with no issues.5Quality, nice sound, and very good noise isolation We got this headphones for our son as his Xmas present. Even though the headphones are on-ear, somehow V-Moda is able to turn this pair into a very nice isolation headphones. Too good... In fact, he now can't hear a thing from us even when the headphones are half volume. I tried it out and it's amazing to hear music with almost no external noise. Also, the bass is nice for someone'd like more bass in his/her music. I like a little more bass when watching movies on the phone... Also with the metal band, it seems that the headphones can withstand whatever teenager boys throwing at them. I consider getting myself a pair now after listing to his. 5Recommended PurchaseI Purchased the VMODA-XS (Matt black) for myself as a B'day gift, and was a little hesitant about buying them because of there size and also was a little pricey at $170+ retail for a compact design (I picked them up for $148 on special) , I really was not expecting a great deal from these headphones but would give them a shot, guess I was also intrigued with the materials used in the design ( Kevlar reinforced SpeakEasy Microphone Control Cable) and they claimed to have a "nearly indestructible headband"... I felt like I was buying something military grade. I had also read some bad reviews about the design of the headphones over the ear being tight, I had owned the Sennheiser PC 333D and had a similar problem with headphones that felt like your ears where coming together and after 10 or 15 minutes my ears would be burning and I would have to take them off.Review:After having these for a few months now I can honestly say they are one of the best headphones I've owned,I am on the phone most of the day in meetings and they fit snug with no pain after long hours, you can feel pressurewhere they are pushing in to grip your ear but there is no discomfort what so ever ( must be the memory foam). sounds are superb listening to music and I find myself looking behind me when I watch movies as the sounds are all around you.When you open the case the first thing you see are the nicely folded and placed black shiny metal headphones with the cushioned ear pieces and what appears to be leather trim and on the top shell there is a small loop that has an orange kevlar coated headphone / Microphone cable. I also bought the VMODA boom pro gaming mic ($31) and is a great compliment to the headphones, really turns them into a full functional headset( boom Microphone will not fit inside the case) .Pros:- Noise isolation is superb- Excellent Highs , mids and lows the base and trebles come across well balanced and have an all round great sound to them- Sleek design and very solid structure, headphones fold up very securely, when you open them up you can hear they lock in nice and tight with no play at all- Nice cushion pads ( Memory Foam Cushions) around the ear, they are good for hours of listening ( my ears have yet to hurt from wearing for long periods of time)- Excellent hard shell case that clips onto your bags for easy access- VMODA Boom mic a must if you use Skype or other online chat applicationsCons:I am Yet to find any, maybe if you have an abnormally large noggin you may run into some problems but then you would not be shopping for theseI would highly recommend these Headphones and if you find your experience is similar or different please share.5Some of the best sound I've every heardI'm what you'd call an audiophile but I also not a particular fan of flat sound, I do like strong vibrant base. These one's deliver better than other headphone I've had and I've had a lot. I have had the Sennheiser Momentums, The Bose Quiet Comfort. Two Blue Lola and MoFi and most recently the Sony WH-1000m2s which were my favorite till I got these. Right out of the box I loved them, which is unusal because I'm usually fan of the headphones unitl the warm up a bit(about 50 hours is a good break in time). Are these the bassiestl, no the on-ear rather than over-ear but they are direct in the sound with great seperation of the instruments almost like a surround feel when watching a movie. There is an extremely wide soundstage(almost a surround effect as I noted), with better cleaer mids, highs and vocals than the sony and tight but dymanic punchy bass that you can feel. I've never had v-moda headphones but I've known of their reputation among the layman and muscians alike(DJ's particularly like V-modas and I umderstand why) and unliek so mnay other companies with maybe the exception of shure, most of all the parts are replacemnt with easy to get accessiories like the 3 button, 1 button, mic cables and their really got warranty. These seem to be extremely stable. However, the extra 3 button cable does not seem to be as thick or durable as the 1-button but the sound is much better, but time will tell as to whether this particular cable lasts, and I have the 1-button cable that come standard if they end-up breaking(though I have the warranty for the cable and the headphones). These are also extremely comfortable and come with a nice hardshell case. For the money these are probably the best on-ear headphones you can get.5They are fine, but be careful if you have a big headThey ended up being exactly what I was looking for. They fold up into a really impressively small size to be tucked into backpack pockets, large coat pockets, or the included hard shell case. The build quality is SOLID, they really feel quality and sturdy. The sound quality is definitely good and (to me) on par with some pretty respected cans, but I imagine you could find equal sound quality in cheaper packages with cheaper materials and no convenient folding mechanism, so think about if those features are worth a premium to you. They were for me. They also look really, really nice on the head, not that that matters.They push HARD against your ears. I wear these working in a laboratory for hours and after three or four hours it really starts to hurt my ears, then when I shift them around it hurts even worse. At that point I have to take a break or move them to my temples and up the volume. Do know that I have a HUGE head, as in, even "one size fits all" hats often can't stretch over this noggin. I have found that wearing winter hats (beanies) with the headphones over them alleviates the problem. I wish they sold plush earpieces for these. Another effect of the clamping: these things SEAL! I have to take them off to hear my labmates talking.They are worth the pain though, because 1) the convenience of portability for my commutes and 2) they look nice, sound nice, and I'm confident they won't fall apart anytime soon.5Will fall apartThe headphones themselves are decent enough in regard to sound quality. I was very happy with them. However, I mildly regretted going with an "on-ear" headphone as I use them to study for hours at a time and as advertised, they very much sit ON your ear. Which means that the outer portion of your ear rests between the cushion and your skull. After a while you feel the pinch. Second, you'll notice in the photo that the headphone itself became unfastened from the head piece. This has happened twice now. The first time it was under warranty and they fixed it. However, after that, they said tough luck and offered me their "immortal life program" in which I would have to trade in my device and receive 20% off an upgrade. The fact that this headphone is likely to fall apart on you is reason enough not to buy it. You're spending close to 200$ on this. Spend it more wisely on something with less of a design flaw. The screws fastening the ear piece to the headpiece are freaking tiny and I haven't been able to find a replacement. I'm stuck using my airpods for absolutely everything and consider this purchase an absolute waste of money. Best of luck with them if you go through with the purchase.1
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Amazing little cans that CAN!I have to say, I am not by any means an expert nor am I a true die hard audiophile but I do know a good thing when I see it or in this case, hear it! I have a few headphones already so I know what to look for like my Bowers & Wilkins P5 series 2 - which were my fav's before getting these V-Moda's XP. Karmon Harmon BT wireless, Beats Mixrs (David Guetta edition), Sennheiser Momentum's 2.0 Wireless over the ear. On The V-Moda's XP, although they have a small footprint, the sound stage is not cramped. I can hear things i'm not able too with my other headphones. The High's, Mid's and Low's are all there. The bass isn't too much. It's just right. At least for me it is. When I received them and held them, they felt very well made. I never owned anything V-Moda so I was a bit skeptical at first. I put them on and I felt they were too small. I figured maybe for a woman and I should have ordered the bigger brother the M 100's but refrained from returning these because I wanted something small and easy to travel with. I love the Cliq fold style. Makes it easy to travel and the exoskeleton case is amazing as well. I had no idea these were going to be my go to headphones. I can care less what people may say when i'm out and about (Big Head, Small cans) LOL! The sound is what matters and I'm enjoying them a lot! Thank you V-Moda and Amazon for having these available.5If I had to pick just one pair of headphones, it would be these. If I had to pick one pair of headphone to listen to for the rest of my life, it would be these.First off, the XS like all current V-Moda headphones are built like a tank. More metal than plastic, these are great for use on the go. I can't speak to their true durability because I like the way they look so I try to be gentle. I don't want to mess up that nice leather on the headband...Also they fold up into a surprisingly small package given their size. You can then place them in the nice hardshell case that's included for traveling.As for the sound, let me first say these are NOT studio monitors. It isn't a perfectly flat response. But unless you're a recording engineer, that isn't what you want anyway. These have the V-shaped sound that most people prefer and it is well executed. These probably aren't for you if you like classical music or folk. These phones also don't have great imaging or a large soundstage. What they do is ROCK. If you like rock, rap, or electronic music then forget about the Beats and GET THESE.If these have one downside, it is the cable. It does not have volume controls, just a single button for play/pause/answer. Also I thought the orange cable wasn't a good look so I replaced it with a black one. But the upside to the cable is it is very well built and the pods for the mic and the button are separate with the mic closer to your face for better sound and the button further down for easier access. That's the kind of detail that V-Moda has put into their design.There may be more accurate headphones out there, some with better imaging or detail. But if you want a well built, well engineered headphone that you can wear all day while rocking hard, these are for you. 5Once in awhile I will also carry my ATH-M50X (with Beyerdynamic velour ear pads) for use on the plane since it is better at noisI got these as a travel HP for trips between the islands here in Hawaii. I use them mostly while waiting at the airport. Once in awhile I will also carry my ATH-M50X (with Beyerdynamic velour ear pads) for use on the plane since it is better at noise isolation and to me has a fuller sound. I use a Fiio X3 playing 320-MP3, FLAC, and some WAV files while traveling.PROS:The V-Moda XS is one of the most efficient HP that I have so using the X3 or my Galaxy S5 as the source doesn't drain the battery and I can get decent volume while on the go without having to carry a portable HP amp like a Fiio E-12.The XS is very compact, will fit in an average woman s hand bag.The second HP connector of the XS is a great feature if traveling with a friend. Only concern is that the second HP needs to be as efficient as the XS of the volume will be very different on each HP.Great carry case, stylish.CONS:The clamping force is a little on the higher side and if you try to stretch the headband they become too loose and start to slide of your head with little movement.The ear pads are not the most comfortable and become hot quickly here in Hawaii.Pricy, the Sennheiser Momentum On-Ear is currently half the price and to my ears sounds better.Sound: The sound from the XS is really good considering the size, almost as good as the Momentum On-Ear that I also have but the ear pads on the Momentum are softer and much more comfortable. I also have a Sennheiser HD-239 that I originally got for traveling but the XS and Momentum are clearly in a different league. Please note that I only use the XS and Momentum when I travel, for home use I have HIFIMAN HE-560, HE-400i, HE-400 (Grill mod, focus pads), Sennheiser HD-598, HD-455, Philips Fidelio X1, ATH-M50X, MDR-7506, STAX SR-40, Beyerdynamic 990-250, Modi/Magni, Asgard2/Lyr 2/Bifrost, Asus Xonar, Topping VX1, and HIFIMAN EF-2A.I ve tried the XS with some of my home system amps/DACs and they don t seem to perform any better, if anything the bass sounds muddy and the treble is overly bright, almost like there is too much current going to the HP. The Momentum on the other hand sounds a little better with the better amps/DACs, bass better controlled, treble crisp and clear.4Sound and build quality are great.I like how small the form factor is. And the sound is pretty nice. I would like more lows. But, this headset only has 40mm drivers. So, for the fact that it is an on ear set and the size. It sounds good. Yes, the kids and highs are very good as well. I wear these at work. And the cord gets in the way. But, that is not a design flaw. I chose to have a corded headset. I could have chosen a more expensive wireless set. But, either size or sound quality would have suffered. Not to mention, the price would have von up significantly. I have however, ordered a Fiio Bluetooth receiver with controls to attach to this headset for when I am at work. So, that should help with the whole cord getting yanked out part. Oh, I purchased the boom pro for these for gaming. But, it does not work. I can not figure out if it is the boom pro or my phone. Regardless, the Bluetooth receiver should eliminate the need for the boom pro. If so, I will just return it. Any way, this headset is great. Build quality is really good. Best I have had, to date. I would absolutely suggest this to anyone. As long as you like on ear headphones.5Painfully Uncomfortable, Okay Sound, Returned order I expected more from these headphones. While they are portable and allow for easy transportation, I do not think the listening experience was enjoyable at all. These headphones came with a very high clamping force which, at least for my ears, made it extremely painful to have these on for more than an hour. I was hoping to bring these to college to use for just about everything (Music, gaming, etc.), but I made the decision to return them. If I am going to be paying more than $150 on headphones, I at least want to be able to wear them for more than an hour without torturing myself.As for the sound, they were good, but not great. I don't know how to describe it other than saying that nothing I listened to seemed to have as much depth as from other headphones I have owned. The M100s sound better than these by a good deal, and that could be partly due to these being on-ear and the M100s being over-ear. Overall, these headphones are okay.Pros:-Portability-Detachable cable-Mic-Decent soundCons:-Very uncomfortable (for me)-Better sounding headphones exist for less $$The return was quick and easy to deal with. 3Awesome sound for bass even at low levels.I didn't buy these because of the ability to change the "shields" (outside facing wall of each ear cup). I suppose some people might like that. But I bought them because they fold up and of their audio reproduction specifications. I was surprised to hear such great bass from even at low volume levels. I have used them with my cell phone and with a laptop. Both sounded great. All in all it is a terrific product. The only tiny complain I have is that they are a bit heavier that I would expect. Still, after wearing them for a short time it isn't an issue. They do feel good.The reason for my 4 stars rating for Durability is actually because of a problem with two screws loosening on one of the headphone cups. The screws connect the folding joint. So when folding or unfolding, an odd wobbling was noticed after some time. These screws are infinitely small and required the smallest hex wrench I had around. V-MODA offered to replace them under warranty. Obviously they honor their warranty. They also have a very good email-based customer support group too.5The Goldilocks HeadphoneI had specific criteria for a pair of headphones:- Needed to be relatively small & not stick out when I'm wearing them out in public- Have a microphone and remote on the cable- Not clamp too hard/hurt my ears or the top of my head- Isolate from outside sound- Not leak sound at higher volumes- Durable enough to wear outside, stand up to the heat, sun, etc.- Not take up a lot of space in my bag- Sound GreatI went through a number of on-ear headphones in my search. I tried the Audio-Technica ATH M50s (bulky, no soundstage), Sennheiser Momentum on-ears (too tight on the ears, leaked sound at fairly low volumes), Bowers and Wilkins P5s (almost nonexistent treble), Audio-Technica ESW9A (questionable build quality, no soundstage) and Beyerdynamic DT1350s (Great, but too neutral sounding for my ears). The V-Moda XS were the only pair that excelled in every area. They have a light (but not too light) clamping force and don't hurt my ears after long sessions. They fold up into a very compact form. They are extremely durable, with a replaceable cord and earpads. They isolate fairly well from outside noise and go up to about 50% volume without leaking sound.As for the sound - They have a very rich, mid-centric sound profile. The bass is tight and punchy and the treble is there but not shrill. I would describe these as 'dark' cans because the highs are somewhat rolled off but the resulting sound is pleasant with most genres and does not fatigue after long listening sessions. The soundstage while nowhere near what a pair of open cans would provide is much better than the ATH-M50s.Negatives - I do not like the cord, full stop. It is kevlar reinforced and seems very durable but it has a lot of memory to it and looks like a crooked mess most of the time. Thankfully there are a number of other cords that work with it (I've heard that Beats and Fiio cords work). The remote is only one button and has no volume control. When I use these as a headset on my computer people often complain that they can't hear me - but I will be getting the boompro mic to remedy that. As for the sound, I wish it had more treble sometimes, particularly with jazz. For this reason I have a pair of Koss KSC75s modded with a Parts Express headband that provide that open, sparkly sound for less than $20 (seriously, those things are miraculous!).Update 1/24/2015: I got the Boompro Mic and it fixed the issue with people not hearing me. It is similarly built like a tank and awesome.4Solid pair and solid companyThis isn't the audiophile tier of godly sound. This is a durable and robust pair of headphones that is meant to be the bag tosser and know it will be there for you.The sound is good on the lower ends and mids are well highlighted. Just like the M80s it's weakness is the trebles. Though these are still nice and warm, and far better than the M80s in ALL regards.My favored feature are the splitter or secondary audio input into or out of the second aux Jack on the headphones itself. I got myself a setup for shadowing here in the office and it works great with my old m80 being the secondary, though, I'm cheating with a split wire also by vmoda from many years back instead of plugging them into the free aux Jack on the other earcup.Take care of these and the build quality will last. The leather and pads are not a weakness as long as you don't throw them at walls and knives. The m80 to the right in the picture is a testament to how durable these are since that was purchased at the initial release of the m80 model AND got used and trashed by my brother back then as well.Vmodas warranty behind any of their headphones is top notch so if you need use you will have them to fall back on.If you do split audio, make sure one of the 3.5 Jack's is a 2 band (two black strips) and not a three band. The mic in one and a three band aux creates light feedback, but with a two band it has no feedback and plays to the other pair with no issues.5Quality, nice sound, and very good noise isolation We got this headphones for our son as his Xmas present. Even though the headphones are on-ear, somehow V-Moda is able to turn this pair into a very nice isolation headphones. Too good... In fact, he now can't hear a thing from us even when the headphones are half volume. I tried it out and it's amazing to hear music with almost no external noise. Also, the bass is nice for someone'd like more bass in his/her music. I like a little more bass when watching movies on the phone... Also with the metal band, it seems that the headphones can withstand whatever teenager boys throwing at them. I consider getting myself a pair now after listing to his. 5Recommended PurchaseI Purchased the VMODA-XS (Matt black) for myself as a B'day gift, and was a little hesitant about buying them because of there size and also was a little pricey at $170+ retail for a compact design (I picked them up for $148 on special) , I really was not expecting a great deal from these headphones but would give them a shot, guess I was also intrigued with the materials used in the design ( Kevlar reinforced SpeakEasy Microphone Control Cable) and they claimed to have a "nearly indestructible headband"... I felt like I was buying something military grade. I had also read some bad reviews about the design of the headphones over the ear being tight, I had owned the Sennheiser PC 333D and had a similar problem with headphones that felt like your ears where coming together and after 10 or 15 minutes my ears would be burning and I would have to take them off.Review:After having these for a few months now I can honestly say they are one of the best headphones I've owned,I am on the phone most of the day in meetings and they fit snug with no pain after long hours, you can feel pressurewhere they are pushing in to grip your ear but there is no discomfort what so ever ( must be the memory foam). sounds are superb listening to music and I find myself looking behind me when I watch movies as the sounds are all around you.When you open the case the first thing you see are the nicely folded and placed black shiny metal headphones with the cushioned ear pieces and what appears to be leather trim and on the top shell there is a small loop that has an orange kevlar coated headphone / Microphone cable. I also bought the VMODA boom pro gaming mic ($31) and is a great compliment to the headphones, really turns them into a full functional headset( boom Microphone will not fit inside the case) .Pros:- Noise isolation is superb- Excellent Highs , mids and lows the base and trebles come across well balanced and have an all round great sound to them- Sleek design and very solid structure, headphones fold up very securely, when you open them up you can hear they lock in nice and tight with no play at all- Nice cushion pads ( Memory Foam Cushions) around the ear, they are good for hours of listening ( my ears have yet to hurt from wearing for long periods of time)- Excellent hard shell case that clips onto your bags for easy access- VMODA Boom mic a must if you use Skype or other online chat applicationsCons:I am Yet to find any, maybe if you have an abnormally large noggin you may run into some problems but then you would not be shopping for theseI would highly recommend these Headphones and if you find your experience is similar or different please share.5Some of the best sound I've every heardI'm what you'd call an audiophile but I also not a particular fan of flat sound, I do like strong vibrant base. These one's deliver better than other headphone I've had and I've had a lot. I have had the Sennheiser Momentums, The Bose Quiet Comfort. Two Blue Lola and MoFi and most recently the Sony WH-1000m2s which were my favorite till I got these. Right out of the box I loved them, which is unusal because I'm usually fan of the headphones unitl the warm up a bit(about 50 hours is a good break in time). Are these the bassiestl, no the on-ear rather than over-ear but they are direct in the sound with great seperation of the instruments almost like a surround feel when watching a movie. There is an extremely wide soundstage(almost a surround effect as I noted), with better cleaer mids, highs and vocals than the sony and tight but dymanic punchy bass that you can feel. I've never had v-moda headphones but I've known of their reputation among the layman and muscians alike(DJ's particularly like V-modas and I umderstand why) and unliek so mnay other companies with maybe the exception of shure, most of all the parts are replacemnt with easy to get accessiories like the 3 button, 1 button, mic cables and their really got warranty. These seem to be extremely stable. However, the extra 3 button cable does not seem to be as thick or durable as the 1-button but the sound is much better, but time will tell as to whether this particular cable lasts, and I have the 1-button cable that come standard if they end-up breaking(though I have the warranty for the cable and the headphones). These are also extremely comfortable and come with a nice hardshell case. For the money these are probably the best on-ear headphones you can get.5They are fine, but be careful if you have a big headThey ended up being exactly what I was looking for. They fold up into a really impressively small size to be tucked into backpack pockets, large coat pockets, or the included hard shell case. The build quality is SOLID, they really feel quality and sturdy. The sound quality is definitely good and (to me) on par with some pretty respected cans, but I imagine you could find equal sound quality in cheaper packages with cheaper materials and no convenient folding mechanism, so think about if those features are worth a premium to you. They were for me. They also look really, really nice on the head, not that that matters.They push HARD against your ears. I wear these working in a laboratory for hours and after three or four hours it really starts to hurt my ears, then when I shift them around it hurts even worse. At that point I have to take a break or move them to my temples and up the volume. Do know that I have a HUGE head, as in, even "one size fits all" hats often can't stretch over this noggin. I have found that wearing winter hats (beanies) with the headphones over them alleviates the problem. I wish they sold plush earpieces for these. Another effect of the clamping: these things SEAL! I have to take them off to hear my labmates talking.They are worth the pain though, because 1) the convenience of portability for my commutes and 2) they look nice, sound nice, and I'm confident they won't fall apart anytime soon.5Will fall apartThe headphones themselves are decent enough in regard to sound quality. I was very happy with them. However, I mildly regretted going with an "on-ear" headphone as I use them to study for hours at a time and as advertised, they very much sit ON your ear. Which means that the outer portion of your ear rests between the cushion and your skull. After a while you feel the pinch. Second, you'll notice in the photo that the headphone itself became unfastened from the head piece. This has happened twice now. The first time it was under warranty and they fixed it. However, after that, they said tough luck and offered me their "immortal life program" in which I would have to trade in my device and receive 20% off an upgrade. The fact that this headphone is likely to fall apart on you is reason enough not to buy it. You're spending close to 200$ on this. Spend it more wisely on something with less of a design flaw. The screws fastening the ear piece to the headpiece are freaking tiny and I haven't been able to find a replacement. I'm stuck using my airpods for absolutely everything and consider this purchase an absolute waste of money. Best of luck with them if you go through with the purchase.1
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