updated 09:20 am EDT, Tue October 2, 2007
VIBE Duo iPhone earbuds
Audio specialist V-MODA has released an updated version of its VIBE Duo earbuds, now tailored more closely for the iPhone. The major addition is a control button, which like the iPhone's stock earbuds, lets users answer a call or return back to their music library with a quick press. To go with this, similarly, is a minimalist microphone. The Duos attempt to improve on Apple's earbuds however by using an all-metal, in-ear design, helping to isolate listeners from ambient noise; accurate fitting is accomplished with three sizes of silicone tips.
The Duos are also said to provide better bass and treble response, hitting frequencies between 12Hz and 22kHz using a 9mm driver. The plug, meanwhile, is coated in 24k gold. The Duos are on sale now for $100 directly from V-MODA, or else through sites such as Amazon and the Apple Store.