V-Moda Bass Freq Earbuds

There seem to be a blue million different earbuds, earphones, and headphones on the market these days. There are full sized phones that cover your ears, headphones that wrap behind your head, earbuds that fit outside the ear canal and ones that fit down inside your ear canal to isolate you from outside noises and distractions. This last style is one that I’ll be looking at today. The V-Moda Bass Fréq earbuds boost that they deliver superior bass response for a price that won’t make you cringe.

Hardware Specs

Bass Frequency Level: 122dB at 20 Hz
Frequency Response: 8 Hz – 22000 Hz
Speaker Driver: 10mm neodymium rare earth magnet
Cable length: 30.5” plug to y-connector, 13.5” even-length earphone cables
Plug: 24k gold-plated, straight 3.5mm mini-plug

Package Contents

Bass Fréq earbuds
Modawrap cable manager
3 sizes of silicon fittings

The first thing I noticed about these earbuds was the availability of fun colors. Most of the time this type of accessory is only available in Black, White or Silver. Not the Bass Fréqs. They are available in a rainbow of colors (Black / Sliver, Red / Silver, Orange / Silver, Green / Silver, White / Silver, Blue / Silver, Pink / Silver and Orange / Green), these earbuds are a nice compact size and the included cable manager helps keep things nice and tidy.

I guess this is a good time to stick in my usual disclosure that I do not claim to be an audiophile. I’m just a regular person that enjoys listening to all types of music on various devices which tend to employ earbuds.

These earbuds are in-ear style. This means that in order to achieve the best possible sound from them, you must insert them into your ear canal. The soft silicone ear tips help make this possible. Three different sized tips are included in the package and can be easily attached / detached.

Inserting these earbuds correctly into your ear is very important. If you don’t get a good seal then the sound provided won’t be nearly as impressive. The easiest way for me to insert them is to pull the top of my ear with my opposite hand as I wiggle the ear-tip in place. You know you’ve inserted them correctly when you can hear yourself breathing and normal outside noises are blocked. They don’t call this type of earbud isolating for nothing. Some people might not like the sensation of being cut off from their surroundings. For me, the only time I like this type of earbud is for flying. In my day to day listening, they don’t work for me as I tend to have people coming up to my desk on a regular basis. I don’t like being startled if someone comes up behind me ;o)

I found the Bass Fréqs to be as comfortable as other in-ear style earbuds that I’ve tested before. That said, I personally find all of them to be somewhat uncomfortable for extended periods of time. It just depends on how sensitive your ears are though.

When it comes to sound, V-Moda wasn’t just bragging when they said that the Bass Fréqs have revolutionary bass bliss. If you listen to heavy metal, rap and other very bassy styles of music, you will really enjoy these earbuds, because that’s where they shine. But for other types of music, I didn’t find them to be any better or worse than other earphones that I’ve used.

Bottom line: If you like in-ear style earbuds and also like listening to music that has heavy bass lines, then these $50 V-moda Bass Fréqs should make your ears very happy!

 

Product Information

Price:50.0
Manufacturer:V-Moda
Retailer:V-Moda
Pros:
  • Great bass response
  • Noise isolating
Cons:
  • In-ear style might feel uncomfortable to some people
Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear

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  • Julie November 24, 2006, 8:13 pm

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  • Jules June 12, 2007, 5:28 am

    The review looks good. I’ll have to see if I can find V-Moda in Singapore.:cool:

  • Shaun May 26, 2008, 10:04 am

    I love the bright colors of these V-Moda’s earbuds, but I’m not sure the audio quality can be that great.

    Based on what I’ve read ear bud headphones don’t actually cut it compared with sound isolating in ear headphones.

    I’ve been thinking of upgrading my iPod earbuds and would appreciate some advice on the best sounding in ear headphones to get.

  • Stefan January 20, 2010, 12:09 pm

    yes, the sound is very good, but the joint at the end is very bad…i had two of these and there were same problem…i give up…

  • Dave Hansan February 5, 2010, 7:07 pm

    I’m always on a quest for the best sounding earbuds that provide great bass and these really deliver! I tried several other ear buds, some more expensive and for the price you can’t beat these! Great bass, decent mids and highs. You can find more accurate earbuds but to me they seem tinny sounding and boring. These, while the don’t produce the most accurate mids and highs do provide great bass, a warm sound and they’re just plain fun to listen to. I highly recommend these!

  • Mee Wan January 14, 2011, 4:51 am

    Where could I find this Moda Bass Earphone in Singapore? I am looking for the Red Rock color.

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