Excerpt: Recently, I reviewed Velodyne’s fun vPulse earphones . They stood out for their accurate bass – and why not? Velodyne became famous for subwoofers, so if they can’t get the bass right, who can? When I had to chance to review Velodyne’s full-sized vTrue headphone , I was curious to find out if bass is handled as well as with the vPulse. Immediately noticeable are two things: The vTrue are Velodyne’s flagship headphones; i.e., their best. Plus, they are expensive.
Pros: Very comfortable, Bass is tight, controlled, yet still powerful, Stunning good looks, Upscale
Cons: Expensive, Despite their large size, may not fit larger heads, No case
Summary: These are big, solid and comfortable headphones. I review a lot of headphones, and for some reason these don't sound as awesome as I was expecting on my particular head — but they may sound awesome on yours, and I'm a lot pickier about sound quality than most.
Excerpt: Following hot on the heels of the vPulse earphones that impressed us last year, the vTrue Studio headphones from the subwoofer experts at Velodyne promise accurate, low-distortion audio in a forged aluminum shell. These unique-looking cans will turn certainly heads in any setting. Let’s see if the performance is as noteworthy as the design.
Pros: Good build quality; detachable cables; bass-heavy but very capable sound.
Cons: Enhanced-bass tuning may not be ideal for studio use.
Conclusion: At $399 the vTrue sit right in the middle of a hotbed of activity. There are a ton of headphone options to choose from in the ~$200-$500 over-the-ear segment, so Velodyne really needed to do something special to catch everyone’s attention. Just from looking at the headphones themselves, I’d say Velodyne handedly excelled “catching attention” with the design of the vTrue. They’re works of art, really.