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Velodyne vPulse Earphones

Lots of companies are getting into consumer headphones and earphones, expanding from backgrounds across areas including traditional consumer electronics, phones, sports, PC peripherals, and high-end A/V equipment (see previous post).

Another entry point for consumer audio is from premium sound systems, as with the Velodyne vPulse In-Ear Headphones, developed by a company has been known as an industry leader in subwoofer performance for almost three decades.

Not surprisingly, Velodyne focuses on sound quality in the vPulse earphones, with a 10 mm driver and aluminum housing for low-distortion audio and tight bass.

They also are designed for a comfortable fit, with a secure in-ear design, and a pressure-relief system to reduce air pressure in the ear.

The construction design is particularly rugged, with a thicker flat tangle-resistant cable with a 3-button (Apple) in-line control.

The Velodyne vPulse Earphones are available for around $99, in more subtle classic black plus punchier velodyne electric blue or hot pink.

The design does seem more durable for use on the go, as on crowded trains, with the more substantial cord and larger controls that are easier to use by touch.

See my Holiday Gadgets & Portable Accessories 2013 coverage for more on portable audio and other fun devices.

Find the Velodyne vPulse Earphones on Amazon.com

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