The Good The Velodyne vPulse in-ear headphones offer very good sound, highlighted by impressive bass response. They also have a distinct design and have an inline microphone/remote for Apple iOS product users.
The Bad The earphones aren't supercomfortable and may not fit everyone equally well; the inline remote will not function with most non-Apple smartphones.
The Bottom Line While some folks may encounter come comfort issues, the Velodyne vPulse in-ear headphones offer excellent sound for the money and will particularly appeal to bass lovers.
Velodyne has made subwoofers for a long time -- and very good ones at that -- but has only more recently got into the headphones game with vPulse, a stylish $99 earphone that comes in black or electric blue and is equipped with an Apple-friendly inline remote/microphone for making cell-phone calls.
As you may expect from a company that makes subwoofers, Velodyne's earphone delivers impressive bass, so you're in for a treat if that's your pleasure, especially at this relatively modest price point. But before I get into their sound, let's talk design.
These are a little larger than your typical earphones and may not be a good fit for certain users. They sit pretty comfortably in your ear thanks to an angled stem (or post), and the aluminum housing doesn't pinch up against the inner ear lobe (this was a bit of a problem with the otherwise excellent). While they fit me pretty well, I did test them with a few other folks, and the response toward them wasn't universally positive (as far as the fit goes anyway).