Velodyne vpulse earbuds bring the bass

There are some overpriced earbuds out there that trade on their name or celebrity endorsements, or both. But the vpulse In-Ear headphones from Velodyne build on Velodyne's three decades of speaker expertise, especially in the subwoofer arena.

True to Velodyne's heritage, the vpulse provides plenty of bass, in a compact, comfortable package. They are relatively affordable, at under $90, considering the quality of materials.

Like other earbuds that sell for twice the price, they use a ribbon cable that prevents tangling. The driver housing is aluminum, and they are sold in all black or electric blue with black accents. One recommendation, if you happen to buy the vpulse in person, the box shows the blue model but you have to check for the small indicator sticker on the front to see if it's the black or blue model inside.

A wide variety of earbud attachments are included so you can get a perfect fit for your ear.

iPhone owners will appreciate the inline volume/play/pause buttons. Sure, your iPhone came with a cheap set of earbuds, but to do justice to your music, consider the vpulse from Velodyne.

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Todd Bernhard is a bestselling (6+ million downloads) award-winning (AARP,, developer and founder of NoTie.NET, an app developer specializing in Talking Ringtone apps including AutoRingtone.

An iPhone is almost always attached to his hip, but over the years, Bernhard has owned an Apple Newton, a Motorola Marco, an HP 95LX, a Compaq iPaq, a Palm Treo, and a Nokia e62.

In addition to writing for iPhone Life, Mr. Bernhard has written for its sister publications, PocketPC Magazine and The HP Palmtop Paper.