Moshi Audio Vortex Pro Earbuds Review
By Tom Andry —
- Product Name: Vortex Pro
- Manufacturer: Moshi Audio
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- Review Date: June 08, 2012 04:30
- MSRP: $ 150
- Ultra high definition XR9 drivers with extended range.
- RigidBody steel alloy construction delivers clean, dynamic sound without distortion.
- Braided cable with integrated 3-button remote and omnidirectional MEMS microphone.
- Custom silicone carrying case with integrated cable management.
- Transducer unit: XR9 full range 9mm neodymium driver
- Cavity/housing: steel alloy
- Sensitivity: 100 +/- 3dB @ 1kHz
- Frequency response: 10 - 22,000Hz (-10dB @ 1kHz)
- Impedance: 14 Ω
- Ear-coupling type: canal-fit silicone or memory foam
- Noise isolation (passive): up to 23dB
- In-line control: 3-button controls with mic
- Cable length: 1.2m symmetrical y-split
- Nice Aesthetic
- Overall forgiving sound
- Braided cable tends to kink
- Not suited for high activity
- Mic just so-so
The Moshi Audio Vortex Pro earbuds aren't without their issues, but in the end, they are a serious upgrade in sound quality from any of the stock earbuds and are certainly worth the asking price. They have a ton of bass, a forgiving top end, and don't care what bitrate you used when encoding your music. If you are wondering what you get when you spend $150 on a pair of earbuds, you get the sort of sound quality that makes you wonder why everything else you own sounds so bad. With a standout design and a "look at me" aesthetic, people will definitely notice your earbuds. And if you just spent that sort of money on a pair of in-ear headphones, that's definitely what you want.