V-Moda Remix Remote Earbuds Review

If you want to use your favorite earbuds with your iPhone without losing the microphone and remote controls, you’re probably out of luck without an adapter. Today we’re taking a look at the latest iPod and iPhone compatible earbuds, the Remix Remote line from V-Moda, a brand we’ve become familiar with over the past few years.

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Product At-a-Glance

Pros
  • Good mid and high range sound.
  • In-line mic offers great sound quality.
Cons
  • Muddy low-end.
  • Cheap feeling remote.
  • Cable noise when running.
Summary

While the Remix Remote earbuds do offer easy to access in-line controls and great sound in the mid and high range, they do fall short in the low-end.

Full Review

If you want to use your favorite earbuds with your iPhone without losing the microphone and remote controls, you’re probably out of luck without an adapter. Today we’re taking a look at the latest iPod and iPhone compatible earbuds, the Remix Remote line from V-Moda, a brand we’ve become familiar with over the past few years.

The Remix Remotes feature the three-button remote and microphone that are reminiscent of the Apple designed earbuds included with an iPhone or iPod touch, 9mm neodymium dynamic drivers, and noise-isolating technology for reducing noise and increasing the amount of bass. The Remix Remote microphone and remote is compatible with the iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, 2nd generation iPod touch, 3rd generation iPod shuffle, 4th generation iPod nano, 120GB iPod classic, in addition to the Macs with support for the three-ring headphone jack that the Remix Remote features.

They are lightweight at just 17g and come with four pairs of ear fittings for the best fit plus earpieces which loop around your ears for a secure fit when running or jogging. Though when running, the cable does create quite a bit of noise when rubbing against your clothing, a problem with pretty much any noise-cancelling earbuds. V-Moda put their efforts into the quality of the cable as well, which is 2.2mm Kevlar reinforced that is 3-10x stronger than a normal headphone cable. The company also offers a two-year warranty and lifetime replacement program.

When it came to testing, we were somewhat disappointed in the same way when we tested the Crossfade LP headphones just a few weeks ago. The high and mid level sound is decent, but the low-end is somewhat muddled and there is little to no separation between. V-Moda highlights a feature they call BEAT-PORT which is supposed to mimic a “high-definition sound stage”, but these unfortunately don’t deliver on that promise.

The in-line microphone was one of the positive aspects of the buds, showcasing great sound quality without noise. Then again, the in-line controls seemed mushy and we constantly paused the song when we wanted to forward to another track. These earbuds simply do not live up to their brand like the Vibe earbuds did.

If you’re still interested in getting the V-Moda Remix Remote earbuds, they are available from Amazon.com for $99.95 at press time in nero (black), chrome, and rouge (red).

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