Excerpt: As I do more and more earphone and headphone reviews, I’m struck by the sheer volume of new models becoming available almost daily. Not only that, but companies that have never offered personal audio before are now jumping in big time. One such company is Velodyne . Anyone familiar with high end home audio will recognize the Velodyne brand of subwoofers. But now – you guessed it – Velodyne has entered the crowded headphone market with an impressive selection.
Pros: Bass is accurate, Well-made, tough aluminum, Comfortable to wear and listen to
Cons: In-line controls only work with iPhone and iPad, Not as accurate sounding as others
Review: Velodyne vPulse headphones offer big bass without offending
13 September 2012
Excerpt: (1 items) Audio manufacturer Velodyne has traditionally been known for its high-end subwoofers. Indeed, a visit to the company’s home page reveals photos of speakers designed to provide the lowest of the low frequencies in a home-audio system, ensuring that bass sounds are clearly heard (and felt). These high-quality subs include fancy features such as 18-inch drivers, servo-based woofer control, and digital equalization for room correction.
Excerpt: High-end audio manufacturer Velodyne , known for making some of the best subwoofers on the market over the past few decades, is now bringing the bass even closer to your ears with the vPulse In-Ear Headphones ($90) . As you’d expect, the vPulse’s provide incredible sound quality for the price thanks to 10 mm drivers encased in an aluminum housing, which provide a frequency response between 20Hz-20kHz while reducing distortion.
Excerpt: Subwoofer specialist company Velodyne surprised everyone when it entered the headphone business last year. But while you might expect Velodyne’s headphones to incorporate ginormous drivers, passive radiators, high-powered digital amps, and the like, the vPulse is pretty ordinary-looking.
Excerpt: Velodyne, a name universally associated with high performance subwoofers, is expanding its product range and applying its knowledge of superb low-end sound quality to the earphone realm. Since it’s founding in 1983 by David Hall, Velodyne Acoustics, Inc. has continually introduced subwoofer designs that aim to push the boundaries of style and engineering.
Excerpt: An in-ear earphone developed by the subwoofer experts at Velodyne, the vPulse follows the recent trend of loudspeaker manufacturers applying their Hi-Fi expertise to portable audio. Outfitted with a flat cable, in-line mic, an iDevice remote and tagged with the catchphrase “bring the bass”, the vPulse seems to be a recipe for success. Does it leave anything behind in the quest for bass? Read on to find out.
Pros: Comfortable and well-designed; deep, powerful bass; good clarity and all-around performance
Summary: These sound like $10 (not 99¢) headphones with million-dollar bass, so your choice is clear: If you're a bass player, organist, or bass pedal fanatic, get these yesterday. If you just want to listen to pretty music and don't care about the bass, I suspect that there are other in-ear headphones with smoother sound and less midrange emphasis, but I haven't reviewed enough other IEMs to find one yet. For normal headphones, the Beyer DT 880 is my favorite as I write this.
Velodyne's vPulse earphones are a bass lover's dream
22 March 2013
Summary: While some folks may encounter come comfort issues, the Velodyne vPulse in-ear headphones offer excellent sound for the money and will particularly appeal to bass lovers.
Pros: The Velodyne vPulse in-ear headphones offer very good sound, highlighted by impressive bass response. They also have a distinct design and have an inline microphone/remote for Apple iOS product users.
Cons: The earphones aren't supercomfortable and may not fit everyone equally well; the inline remote will not function with most non-Apple smartphones.