Diesel and Monster continue their world domination of fashionable looking audio head gear with the debut of the Diesel VEKTR In-Ear Headphones. The result of their first collaboration was the Diesel VEKTR On-Ear Headphones and now the next logical step was to take it in-ear. The in-ear version of the VEKTR is once again unique and stands out. You can easily put both the VEKTR headphones together and notice the similar detailing between the two, as keeping the unique Diesel-inspired design in-tact is obviously key with this product line. Luckily for us, the design isn’t the only thing that rings true in the in-ear version of the VEKTR.
The Diesel VEKTR In-Ear Headphones are a solid pair of in-ears that are sculpted works of art. Honestly; the angular design and striking grooves really pop. It is just a shame that it will get lost under long hair, as they are meant to be seen. The Diesel logo is front and center and the Monster logo is relegated to the input plug. The rest of the headphones is on par with what is typical Monster stock and trade quality these days, that includes a tangle-free cable and remote with mic. The addition of the silicone ear tips and triple flange tips is a nice touch for consumers with different size canals. Unfortunately for me, none of the included tips were small enough for my ears or provided a good enough seal, so I was forced to use alternate silicone tips instead.
Besides being an impressive looking pair of in-ear headphones, the VEKTR stays true to its roots and is equally stellar in sound reproduction. The in-ears provide rich details and that infamous 3D sound technology. The sound reproduced is rich and crisp with supple mids that balance it all out. Bass is not overwhelming, but certainly doesn’t lack either. That said, the highs and mids are definitely the strong sonics from these in-ear heapdhones. Vocals also sound amazing and detailed. Once you get a tight seal, the music sounds its best, but once the seal starts to break in your ears, the music does start to sound a bit watered down. They really perform excellently in quiet rooms without a lot of external ambient noise.
Last but not least, the in-line mic works well and outgoing calls as well and incoming calls sound clean and crisp as if I was talking on my phone directly.
The Diesel in-ear headphones are not only an insanely unique looking pair of headphones, but their sound quality equals its goods looks. The headphones provide loud and intense sonics that let your ears hear details that might be lost on other in-ear headphones. My main gripe however is the annoyance of it constantly falling out of my small ears, because unfortunately the included tips just didn’t work for me. Of course, this could be a one-off situation that only I experienced. It’s also worth noting, that you have to give these some time to burn-in or you will feel disappointed with the experience out of the box. That said, they really come alive after a good 30 hours of use.
Overall, retailing for $149.95, the Diesel in-ear headphones certainly aren’t cheap but compared to other similar brands in this price range, you are getting a quality product that sounds and looks amazing. The Diesel VEKTR In-Ear Headphones retail for $149.95.
The Good: Out-of-the-box design, rich sound reproduction with balanced audio, in-line mic quality is top notch.
The Bad: Included tips may not be suitable for all ear-sizes, headphones takes time to burn-in, and doesn’t fair well in busy environments.