If we had to describe V-Moda's Remix series of in-ear headphones in just one word, that word would be "rugged." If you've read our other headphone hands-on reviews, cable strength (or lack thereof) is a major bugaboo for us: the Remix line brags of a Kevlar reinforced cable that's three to ten times stronger, plus gold-plated audio plug and all-metal headphone construction.
Another plus? Whereas comparable smartphone headsets only have a single on-off/play-pause button on their inline microphone, the Remix throws in volume raise/lower buttons for no additional charge.
All of which would be for naught if the Remix sounded like junk. Which it doesn't. Our weeklong test showed it to have superb earphone and microphone sound quality, along with excellent wearing comfort and ear fit. (The usual caveat "in-ear headphones aren't for everyone" applies…) Its MSRP of US$99.99 isn't cheap, but the headset's durability may justifiy the higher price.
Check out our hands-on review below: