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Velodyne vLeve On-Ear Headphone with Inline Mic and 3-Button Remote - Matte Black

  • 20Hz–20KHz
  • 3.5mm Connector
  • 3.0 feet - 5.0 feet Cord Length
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Lightweight design, built strong.
The unique design of Velodyne's vLeve headphones was created by International artist, Marta Thoma Hall. You get the best in style with sensible design.



Velodyne's accurate and true sound experience is deeply felt with the vLeve on-ear headphones: crisp and clear, with beautifully balanced bass.



Velodyne headphone skins offer unique artistic designs and can be easily changed depending on your mood or style. Skins are flexible and offer extra protection for your headphones.



The vLeve can be folded up for compact storage. Now you can bring Velodyne's legendary audio technology with you anywhere you go.


Comfortable & Convenient

Premium ear padding and lightweight construction provide comfort for multiple hours of music enjoyment. In-line controls are compatible with iPod 3rd generation or newer, iPhone 3GS, 4, 4s, 5, 5s, and 6 and all iPads.

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  • Patrick T.
  • 3/26/2015 3:41:06 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsArtificial msrp

Pros: They're $20 headphones with a msrp of $200. They're always on sale (usually directly from veloydyne's website) for $20-25 sometimes with a free skin.

They're about what you'd expect for $20, not great, not bad. Not bass heavy, okay mids and highs. Better than the $20 pair you'll find at the local electronics store (which are probably $10 headphones marked up to cover overhead).

Design could go either way, some people love it some hate it.

Cons: The detachable cable would be a pro if the one they included wasn't some generic oem. And it's really short. The one included out of the box was not only cheap it was faulty and I ended up ordering another online.

I emailed customer service to let them know (as I didn't know if it was a short in the actual headphones until new one arrived) and their response, copied and pasted:

"From what you are describing it¹s difficult for me to determine if you have a defective cable or the connection on the headphone itself is defective.

Best thing to do is to test it out with another 3.5mm to 3.5mm cable ($3 at your local electronics shop)."

Quality customer service from a company that wants to charge $200 for their headphones, lol.

Other Thoughts: Also comes with a velvety carry bag with velodyne branding.

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  • Chad J.
  • 3/8/2015 8:08:58 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFantastic

Pros: Very lightweight with a full sound, especially after breaking them in for awhile. Using my AudioQuest Dragonfly, these really show their potential, as do all the headphones I have or try. By no means are they quite B&W P7's, but at almost half the asking price, they certainly deserve a great review. When it comes to getting them for less than fifty bucks (?!) they are an ABSOLUTE STEAL. Fold to be very compact and have a really nice carrying bag with Velodyne actually stitched onto the quality pouch.

Cons: N/A

Other Thoughts: If you are looking for a pair of On-Ear headphones that are great sounding, comfortable, lightweight, have Apple controls, a nice case, stop reading and please snag at least one pair, I have just taken the time to order pair #2, why? I cannot pass on the other color of this bargain I guess.

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/9/2015 2:49:29 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsDifferent but impressive, better bass than Beats!

Pros: BASS. These headphones have very effective bass. they pick up on every little imperfection in the lossy mp3 files I was playing so I had to test them on a CD. They "performed" much better on the store bought CD, and on high quality lossless Windows Media Files. If you listen to MP3's alot you may not be pleased to hear the crummy quality of your MP3's or other non-lossless file. If you listen to a lot of CD's because you cannot abide the loss of sound quality and the loss of little details in your music, these will work really well. I checked multiple songs and the vLeve were picking up parts of the beat in the background I had never heard before using some nice Sennheisers and Infinity RS3001's. Contrary to what many reviewers say online, they do not lack in high tonage, their midtones suffer a little when they are pushed to high speeds. They seem to favor base and very subtle high tones. This leads to a different experience but not a bad one. The tweeters are actually quite crystalline and impressive. The bass is very rich and sometimes it can overwhelm the midtones.

SWEET SPOT: These also make the music sound like it is inside your head, some people might find that creepy, especially considering you are going to hear all of the little hidden things in your tracks. For instance I had no idea there was some heavy petting going on in the background in VNV Nation's Lightwave.

These are different than a lot of headphones and I can see why people don't like them, but in my opinion they are very high quality and take advantage of Velodyne's history for Bass management. I had to stop for a second or two while listening because the Bass was so rich i thought that the vibration from my laptop on my glass desk was the course not, but it was convincing. This is a good th

APPEARANCE: I fell in love with the appearance right out of the box. Soft velvety rubber with lotus bud shaped ears with a cursive V was the understated elegant look I wanted. I hate how Beats by Dre look, way too silly for me. The plastic and rubber parts are very lightweight. They have a steel core and there is no flexing on the plastic, so it is my opinion that people who say they feel cheap do not know how expensive very lightweight, flexible and strong plastics are. They are much lighter than my husband's Sennheissers and I appreciate that. No ear rub or discomfort at all.

They curl up perfectly into a little ball and come with a embroidered sack to keep them dust free. The cord is a flat non-tangle cord. People say "cheap" I say out of the way and lightweight.

They need break in, at least two hours. If you get distortion check your source file.

I tried these on audio files with slight background music and they sound excellent for voice.

They don't work "best" on all songs but on many I tried they improved the sound better than on any other speaker I had tried. And my Infinity speakers are wood, none of that tin can/plastic crud from Best B

Cons: Sometimes the bass overwhelms the midtones, especially with a tenor singer and deep base. NIN sounds pretty awful on these, muffled even. In songs where the singer has a hissing, rasping voice the tweeters pick that up fine, like in Siva Six tracks. So you are going to use these for something and not others. I like how they sound on Rap music surprisingly, Tupac sounds really good, weakest genre was Rock music but Metal does fine if you have a strong singer (Dimmu Borgir) Bon Jovi got lost in the base.

Windows Media Player is notorious for having a crummy equalizer, so one might have better luck on other progs, but out of the box they are not perfect and I couldn't get them to adjust to play Rock music with a tenor singer and deep bass very well. The guy would just end up sounding muffled slightly. (On Sempeternal) The instrumentals sounded so amazing I didn't mind too much. I could almost feel the amplifier it was picking up every little thing off the recording, especially the cymbals subtle shaking.

If you don't get them on sale I don't think 150+ is a good deal. For the right person who listens to a lot of EBM or Rap, maybe.

Other Thoughts: Rock is in my opinion their weakest link, the wall of sound does not sound that good here compared to Sennheissers whereas Electronica and EBM, Rap, all sounds good because of the richness of the base and the headphones ability to clearly enunciate the high details from the bass.

They are lightweight, but the materials are not cheap. Just because something is light and flexible doesn't mean it is cheap! People really don't understand super materials...

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/8/2015 12:47:33 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorth it when it's on sale

Pros: Bought these from the flash sale (200->20 dollars). Definitely worth it on sale.

Even if it's the crappiest 200 dollar headphones on the planet, you just got it for 90% of the original price.

Cons: No idea. I'm not a big headphone enthusiast. No idea what the difference is between a great pair of 200 dollar headphones and these

Other Thoughts: I mostly use them for my desktop PC. They're very nice. Once I put them on I can't hear anything other than the headphones. If you want a nice pair of soundproof headphones, pick them up asap (they're currently on sale for 20 dollars. Definitely worth it)

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  • Weixiao Z.
  • 12/25/2014 9:32:12 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGenerally good

Pros: Light, comfortable, good sound quality

Cons: The cable is cheaply made

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  • Weixiao Z.
  • 12/21/2014 10:31:26 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood!!!

Pros: light, comfortable and with good sound quality

Cons: the cable looks cheap so I bought another one

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  • Will O.
  • 12/16/2014 6:23:46 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsSleek, nice sound, cheaply made and defective

Pros: Good sound quality for the price, sleek and attractive design, replaceable cable, headphones fold for carrying, reasonably comfortable for over-ear headphones.

Cons: Very cheaply made, defective, included cable is poor quality. Sound is good but over ear Defective/broke within 30 minutes of use. Worked sporadically with one side of the headphones intermittently failing for 30 minutes, then that side ceased to function at all. Multiple cables were tested. The headphones themselves are defective.

Other Thoughts: If you can get a set that actually work, they might be worth it for the price. The sound is good, they are stylish, they are light, they are portable, they wear well. But they're very cheaply made and probably won't last long.

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  • Seth b.
  • 12/10/2014 8:15:24 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVelodyne Awesomeness

Pros: Light weight
detachable cord
mic and controls on cord
Sound nice
Can be found cheaper online

Cons: Price is high at $200.
You can get better for less.

Other Thoughts: So I listed price b/c NewEgg wants $200 bucks. They can be found for 60-80 bucks online. I was bale to get them on-sale for $22. ( Best deal on newegg ever!)
For $200 I would look at Sennheiser Momentum. They can even be found for $130. They can go toe to toe with B&W's P7s but this isn't a review on Sennheisers.
I notice they sound much better with a small headphone Amp/DAC Vs the output of a iPhone. You would be robbing yourself if you didn't match these to an amp.
The Highs are nice and the lows are very good. However the Mids could be better, but they are not bad.
To compare them to another popular set I would say they sound like Bose Tri-Ports (Now the AE2) but with much better bass.
I said they were light in my "Pros" . They feel very nice on your ears, almost as if they aren't there at all.

This entry level set of headphone impressed me so much I ordered a pair of Velodyne's flag ship headphones (vTrue) a day later, I love them too.

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  • Michael M.
  • 12/5/2014 7:55:34 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsVelodyne vLeve Headset

Pros: Lightweight. Great sound quality. Detachable cable with inline mic/control. Sleek design.

Cons: Made from plastic so I'm concerned with durability around the hinges.

Other Thoughts: Sleek design, nice feel to the headset overall. Its made out of plastic so I am concerned about durability around the hinges.

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  • Weixiao Z.
  • 12/5/2014 7:51:06 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice

Pros: light and comfortable. sound is clear.

Cons: none

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