updated 11:40 am EST, Tue November 11, 2008
V-MODA Vibe II with Mic
V-MODA today broke cover to launch the Vibe II with Mic, the successor to its long-serving Vibe Duo. The iPhone-oriented but not exclusive in-canal earbuds carry a new, machined metal design which V-MODA calls eco-friendly and should also have improved audio. A new 8mm driver is said to have a more organic sound than most and is tuned in favor of the bass response needed for electronic, rock and urban music; the company estimates frequency response at the very low end between just 12Hz and 22Hz.
The company is also determined to improve fit and includes two sets of silicone tips in four sizes as well as add-on ear hooks for athletes and others whose movement tends to jostle the earbuds out of their ideal position.
In its launch form, the Vibe II ships in either chrome-and-red or black color schemes and comes with both a carrying pouch as well as a card that grants access to special podcasts and other content. V-MODA takes preorders starting later today from the Apple Store as well as through its own website, both of which will carry the earphone and microphone combo for $128.