As we continue our search for the best pair of headphones on the market, we thought we’d try out Moshi’s Vortex Earbuds from AT&T. Made of steel alloy, these ear buds are not your run-of-the-mill headphones. The nylon cover cord, instead of the traditional plastic, also makes Moshi’s head phones stand out.
I was initially turned off by how heavy the steel alloy ear buds felt, and I wasn’t sold on the idea of putting tiny pieces of metal in my ears. After putting them in though, I was surprised how well they fit. However, several other people who tested them out didn’t have the same experience. Again, it just goes to show that not all ear buds are made to fit equally.
I found the nylon cord to be a welcomed feature as well. The earbuds weren’t nearly as tangled when I dug them out from the bottom of my gym bag as with other pairs I’ve tried out. The nylon cord was also lighter than the standard plastic, which helped prevent the cord pulling out the ear buds. Moshi’s ear buds are still not ideal for running though, as one ear bud popped out from time to time.
The ear buds deliver pretty impressive sound quality that picks up great bass. If you’re looking for a pair of noise-canceling headphones, these might be for you. Just having the ear buds in without any audio playing was enough to block out most outside noise.
Overall, I liked Moshi’s Vortex Earbuds a lot. If you find them to be a good fit, you can pick up a pair for $80 according to Decide.com.