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.

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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