V-Moda Revamp headphone review: Because vampires like music, too

The V-Moda Revamp earbuds are a collaboration between V-Moda and HBO for the vampire TV show "True Blood," but you don't have to be a fan to enjoy them.

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The V-Moda Revamp earbuds are a collaboration between V-Moda and HBO for the bloodsucking show "True Blood," but you don't have to be a fan to enjoy them. Aside from a couple small logos on the earbud pieces and the syringe-shaped remote control on the wire, nothing about them looks particularly vampiric.

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V-Moda understands that few people are gentle with their earbuds, so these are tested under rigorous military standards to ensure they'll survive the worst--the Kevlar-coated wire, a rubberized end plug, and the aluminum housing are all signs of toughness, and V-Moda generously backs them with a two-year warranty in case anything happens.

The company is also quick to note its target audience: modern music audiophiles. So if you prefer headphones with a neutral signature, the Revamps probably aren't for you.

Since the company was founded by a DJ for DJs, it makes sense that its headphones make adjustments to kick up the bass. That said, the Revamp headphones sound great with all genres with a steady beat, but don't try to use these with jazz music; fans of music with actual instruments will prefer a more even-keeled sound, and we recommend the Grado GR8 earbuds, but they'll cost you a bit more than $100.

Want more? Read the full review of the V-Moda Revamp headphones.

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Justin Yu covers headphones and peripherals for CNET. When he's not wading through Web gulch or challenging colleagues to typing tests, you can find him making fun of technology with Jeff Bakalar every afternoon on The 404 show.

 

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