To start with the colour a flat cord – always a good idea to stop knotting when in the pocket or bag – it’s yellow on one side and black on the other. The next thing is the fitment it’s the type that goes over the ear so less stress on the ear itself.
The cord itself is 1.2metres long, the first 40cm from the ears are two cords and then they become one for the final 80cm to the gold plated 3.5mm plug.
There is a free flowing crocodile clip which you can attach at any point to have any excess of cord tucked away from view. At the plug end a stress fitment in the lead to stop the cord being pulled out by mistake, in idea that I need more time to decide if it’s good or just a chance to see the VEHO name.
The earpieces with the fitment to go around the ear almost form an ‘O’ shape the material is stretchy so will soon form the shape you require will being flexible but still has grip.
They are described as water resistant and suitable for all sports and outdoor pursuits. It then goes on to mention gym, running and all weather sports.
I can confirm that they stay in place during the rigours of travelling in the tube during the rush hour and that of course involves plenty of sweat. I did place my head under water in the bath but was careful to keep the music part of the MP3 player clear of the water.
The silicon earpieces are in three concentric parts to enable a good fit in the ear canal and while the pair fitted were the correct size for me there are two smaller sets provided for those with smaller canals.
So now onto the sound quality always the most objective and subjective point of any earbuds. While the quality of sound you normally input will be poor as its MP3 the clarity was there as was enough bass for most people but maybe not for those who like to rock the floors and walls.
I then tried my audio system which has a 3.5mm output and using a range of music got good separation and both high and low registers were well catered for so all in all a very acceptable set of earbuds.
I find a lot of earbuds that stuff the ears often irritate after more than say an hour of continuous use not so with these were a lot of the stress was taken by the surrounding fitment over the ear.
So while I see more headphones on the tube and train nowadays the majority are still earbuds and while these are designed for those who exercise they work well in the crush of the tube.
The Veho ZS-2 are available from the link below for £31.99 with free delivery.
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