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  • [GIVEAWAY] Moshi Vortex Headphones

    Let's take a look at some headphones today. Sunnyvale, CA based Moshi, an iAccessory maker, has recently started getting into audio products, and asked us to take a look and give our thoughts. We're starting with their Vortex headphones.

    The first thing you notice with the Vortex phones is the packaging. A thick box with Apple-esque design has a window which shows the earbuds, and Moshi's explanation of their product. Once opened up, the box is instantly presenting the earbuds, holder, and additional sizes of ear tips. There are 3 types of ear tips in addition to the ones on the earbuds when you pull the earbuds out of the box.

    Once you've got the earbuds in your hands, the first thing I thought was "whoa, heavy." These are not your typical $15 plastic headphones, or the ubiquitous Apple earbuds. The Neodymium drivers are housed in a sintered steel alloy earbud, giving it a nice hefty weight. What the heck is sintered? I checked Wikipedia on that one - it's a process usually used in ceramics in which an object is formed from powder - these guys are powdering a steel alloy and making headphones out of it. Pretty cool.

    The Vortex are designed with mobile in mind; they've got your typical microphone and answer/end call button. I tested some calls, and quality was crisp and clear. People on the other end heard me well and generally didn't know I was using headphones to talk. The cable itself is even nice - wrapped in a durable fabric which gives the headphones a cool look, with a length of just about 4 feet (1.2m).

    So... how do they SOUND? The Vortex headphones sound great. The drivers push out thumping bass which I found tastefully matched by clean highs. There is a good overall sound with these phones - full and powerful, crisp and clear. I don't like this obsession on headphones makers with all bass all the time, with no attention to treble. Moshi does a great job of accurately reproducing the sound the artists want you to hear, with just a tad heavier push on bass.

    The phones sit well in the ear; I went running with them a few times, and they stayed in fine. That's my go-to test for fit - if I can run a few miles with them in and not have to be smashing them in my ear every couple minutes, they fit well. These did - and they come with a variety of ear tips for different sizes ears.

    And nice job Moshi - they also come with a silicone holder/case which you can wrap the phones around to store. This worked well and I used it often.

    The Vortex headphones by Moshi run $80.00 on their website. A little hefty for earbuds, but they are equal to earbuds twice their price. We've got two pair to give away courtesy of Moshi, so leave a comment below (some people are forgetting to comment with our new widget system - we DO check to see if you commented!) and use the widget to enter into our giveaway! We'll announce the random winners in a couple days.

    This article was originally published in forum thread: [GIVEAWAY] Moshi Vortex Headphones started by Kyle Matthews View original post
    Comments 148 Comments
    1. Dakotafan's Avatar
      Dakotafan -
      I'm looking for new in er ones for running and these would be perfect! Plus they rhyme with Yoshi which is cool.
    1. Ad1tya's Avatar
      Ad1tya -
      I want!
    1. rhino_81's Avatar
      rhino_81 -
      Looks cool my have to checkem out
    1. juanc723's Avatar
      juanc723 -
      they look very nice!! i would rock them!!
    1. zvandiver's Avatar
      zvandiver -
      My son took my last decent earphones. These would make a great replacement
    1. Beoahn's Avatar
      Beoahn -
      Looks amazing and durable! I would love a pair of these headphones!
    1. siddharth19910's Avatar
      siddharth19910 -
      Awesome! The packaging looks great. And I'm sure they gonna sound great with my iPod
    1. plnkeye21's Avatar
      plnkeye21 -
    1. mdisturbed's Avatar
      mdisturbed -
      Maybe this will be my time to win something on here.
    1. xxjpegxx's Avatar
      xxjpegxx -
      These headphones sound awesome! They are a bit pricey, but this article just makes them sound phenomenal.
      My girlfriends cat ate my last pair of ear buds for my 4s. Someone needs to create pet proof earbuds :-)
    1. Bamsler's Avatar
      Bamsler -
      So cool!
    1. Ruthless Killa8's Avatar
      Ruthless Killa8 -
      look good, wonder how they compare to s4
    1. some_sort_of_craziness's Avatar
      some_sort_of_craziness -
      I'm in desperation for some new earbuds. Both mine and my wife's have been ruined.
    1. i@jim's Avatar
      i@jim -
      great-looking product!
    1. DuBCaDiLLaC's Avatar
      DuBCaDiLLaC -
      Hope they sound as good as they look.
    1. steeda763's Avatar
      steeda763 -
      search Youtube for "Collin's Lab: Custom Fit Earbuds". I made a pair of these last week for a total of $25 (cheap buds + radians ear plugs), and the bass response is incredible, they're noise-isolating, and since they're custom-molded, they won't move for hell or high water.

      unless you're a conspicuous consumer, these can't be beat.
    1. mohit_sharma's Avatar
      mohit_sharma -
      love it....i need 'em they looks awesome......
    1. Mr. B's Avatar
      Mr. B -
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      1slyguy -
    1. headstrain0z's Avatar
      headstrain0z -
      Sweet headphones, please gimmmme.