The V-MODA BassFit are very good sports headphones, but won’t be versatile for everyday casual use since their isolation performance isn’t the best. Also, they aren’t the most comfortable in-ears, and their overall feel isn’t on par with the quality of previous V-MODA headphones we’ve tested. On the other hand, they have a unique design with fins and ear-hooks for great stability during physical activity. Their battery life will also last you for a full workday, and they have lower latency than average Bluetooth headphones.
Okay for mixed usage. The V-MODA BassFit have good audio reproduction for critical listening, but their isolation performance isn’t the best for commuting since they don’t block out lower-frequency engine rumbles. However, these headphones are great sports headphones, like they were intended to be used. They are stable, breathable, and easy to carry around. Unfortunately, they are not very comfortable and won’t be great to use at the office.
Thankfully, they do a job of blocking ambient chatter, and their battery life will last you long enough for a whole workday. Like most Bluetooth headphones, they won’t be great for watching TV and gaming because of their high latency. However, they perform better than the average Bluetooth headset, and you might not notice that delay as much.
Decent for neutral listening. The V-MODA BassFit have a powerful, extended, and consistent bass performance, a flat and even mid-range, and a great, well-balanced treble. Unfortunately, the bass is slightly overemphasized throughout the range, the mid-range is slightly recessed, but this won’t be very noticeable. Also, some S and T sounds might lack detail and brightness. Their audio reproduction is fairly accurate and will be versatile enough for most music genres. However, their build won’t be comfortable for long listening sessions.
Okay for commuting and traveling. While they are portable and don’t leak much, they barely isolate any noise in lower frequencies, meaning they won’t block out engine rumbles. Also, their in-ear fit won’t be ideal for long bus rides or flights.
Very good for sports. These headphones are very stable thanks to their ear-hook and stability fins, which makes them suitable for most intense physical activity. While their design is slightly bulkier than small earbuds, they are still very breathable, and you shouldn’t sweat more than usual when wearing. Unfortunately, they don’t have an official IP rating for dust and water resistance like most sports headphones usually have.
Okay for the office. While the V-MODA BassFit don’t isolate low frequencies, they do a good job at isolation ambient chatter and A/C noises. Also, their battery life should be more than enough to listen to your music during your whole workday. However, their fit might not be comfortable, and you might feel ear soreness after a while. On the upside, they don’t leak much so you’ll be able to raise your listening volume to block more noise. They can also connect to two devices simultaneously, which is convenient.
Poor for gaming. Their latency is too high for gaming and their microphone recording quality isn’t as great as boom mics. These won’t be an ideal choice for this use case and aren’t as customizable as most gaming headsets.
The V-MODA BassFit are very good sports headphones that set themselves apart due to their design with stability fins and ear-hooks, making them very stable for physical activity. However, they don’t have great isolation performance and have no official IP rating for dust and water resistance, like other sports headphones usually have. If you’re looking for portable sports headphones, we suggest looking at our recommendations for the best wireless earbuds for working out.
The JBL Reflect Mini 2 are better mixed-usage headphones thanks to their isolation performance, but also outperform the V-MODA BassFit Wireless as sports headphones as well. They are rated IPX5 for sweat and water resistance, and their fit is slightly more comfortable since they don’t enter your ear canal as deeply. They are very stable and won’t move around during physical activity but lack the ear-hook design of the V-MODAs. On the other hand, the BassFit can connect to two devices and look better.
The Beats Powerbeats3 Wireless are slightly better headphones than the V-MODA BassFit Wireless, but both headphones are very similar. The Beats have a slightly more comfortable build, as they don’t enter your ear canal as deeply as the V-MODA. They also have a slightly more neutral-sounding frequency response, but the difference will be subtle. The Beats are also slightly better-built, feel more durable, and have better wireless range. On the other hand, the V-MODA have slightly less latency for watching video content and support the aptX and AAC codecs, which might give you better overall performance.
The JBL Endurance Sprint might offer better value for your money than the V-MODA BassFit Wireless. The JBLs have a similar audio reproduction that of the BassFit, but their fit isolates out more ambient noise, making them more versatile for everyday casual use. Also, they have a touch-sensitive control scheme, which is nice at an affordable price. However, it seems to be finicky and very sensitive, resulting in unwanted registered commands. On the upside, they have an official IPX7 rating and are waterproof. On the other hand, the physical buttons of the BassFit are easier to use during sports and they have a more high-end look. They also have a more stable fit thanks to the ear-hook design with stability fins.
The Jaybird X4 Wireless are better headphones than the V-MODA BassFit Wireless, due to the fact that they have an app with a great EQ. They also feel more comfortable and seem to be better built. They are rated IPX7 for sweat and water resistance and don’t enter your ear canal deeply. On the other hand, the V-MODA have slightly longer battery life and don’t have a restrictive charging cradle like the Jaybird have, which is more convenient.
The BassFit Wireless have a unique design that looks sport-oriented. You can wear these headphones three different ways: with the ear-hooks, with the stability fins, or with both. V-MODA calls this the TriFit Design. The earbud housing is quite large and elongated. The black variant comes with orange accent buttons and fins, while the white model has gray accents and looks a bit less flashy. The earbuds are also magnetic and create a V-shape, common to the V-MODA brand design.
These aren’t the most comfortable in-ears. The ear-hooks are malleable, but they feel like they are made out of hard plastic, which applies pressure on the top of your ear, unlike the softer and more comfortable Anker SoundBuds Curve. They also enter your ear canal deeply, which may be uncomfortable for users. On the upside, they come with a few tip options, which are color-coded, and different stability fin sizes to help you find the best fit.
The control scheme of the BassFit Wireless seems pretty straightforward at first, but it may take some time to get used to it. The in-line remote has a common design, but the commands aren’t as intuitive as they could be. It’s not rare to see “hold volume up to skip tracks,” but on the BassFit, you have to double tap the middle button to register that command. These kinds of commands also don’t seem to register every time, and we had a couple of issues making them work accurately. Pausing and playing was rather smooth, but as soon as multi-presses or multi-button commands were needed, they would become a bit harder to use.
Like most in-ear headphones, the V-MODA BassFit Wireless are breathable enough for sports. They don’t trap heat under the ear cups, and you shouldn’t sweat more than usual when wearing them. This makes them a good option for sports, especially with the stability hooks and fins.
The BassFit Wireless are very portable headphones. While they have a bulkier design than most in-ears, you can still easily fit them inside your pockets or in a bag. They also come with a small pouch that doesn’t add too much bulk and will fit inside pockets.
The BassFit Wireless come with a small mesh pouch that may protect the headphones from scratches, but won’t be very useful to protect them against water exposure and impacts. On the upside, it isn’t bulky and will be easy to carry around.
The V-MODA BassFit Wireless look better than they feel. They are made out of plastic, and the hooks feel rigid and plasticky. The in-line remote also feels thin and fragile. On the upside, they have a flat cable, and the buds are magnetic for easier cable management. The buds also feel dense enough to survive a few accidental impacts. However, they don’t seem to have an official IP rating, which is disappointing for sports-oriented headphones.
When used with the ear-hooks and stability fins, the TriFit Design of the V-MODA BassFit is very stable, and you’ll be able to use them for physical activity without a problem. They don’t move too much and won’t come out of your ears. Also, their cable won't be in your way as it is behind your head, and you also have a cable cinch to adjust the fit.
The frequency response consistency is great. If the user can achieve a proper fit and an air-tight seal using the assortment of tips that come with the headphones, then they should be able to get consistent bass and treble delivery every time they use the headphones.
The bass performance of the BassFit Wireless is great. LFE (low-frequency extension) is at 10Hz, which is excellent for bass-heavy genres like EDM and hip-hop. The whole range is flat and even, but there is a slight, yet barely noticeable, overemphasis throughout the range. The slight overemphasis in low-bass will make the bass sound a bit thumpy, which some may like. Mid-bass, responsible for the punch of the bass and kick instruments, and high-bass, responsible for warmth, are both within about 2dB of our curve, which is good.
The BassFit’s mid-range performance is also great. The response is flat and even throughout the range, which results in an accurate reproduction of vocals and lead instruments. However, the response is slightly underemphasized after 500Hz, which will nudge the vocals and leads to the back of the mix. It will also negatively affect their projection.
The V-MODA BassFit's treble range is very good. The range is fairly even and well-balanced but is mostly underemphasized, especially near the 10kHz mark. This results in sibilants (S and T sounds) that lack detail and brightness. However, not everyone will hear them the same way, so your experience may vary.
The imaging is great. Their weighted group delay is 0.17, which is within very good limits. The GD graph also shows that the entire group delay response is below our audibility threshold, suggesting a tight bass and a transparent treble reproduction. Additionally, the L/R drivers of our test bench were very well-matched, which is important for the accurate placement and localization of objects and instruments (voices, footsteps) in the stereo image. However, these results are only valid for our unit, and yours may perform differently.
The soundstage is poor. This is because creating an out-of-head and speaker-like soundstage is largely dependent on activating the resonances of the pinna (outer ear). The design of in-ears and earbuds is in such a way that fully bypasses the pinna and doesn't interact with it. Also, because these headphones have a closed-back enclosure, their soundstage won't be perceived to be as open as that of open-back earbuds like the Apple AirPods, Google Pixel Buds, or the Bose SoundSport Free.
The BassFit have poor noise isolation performance. In the bass range, where the rumble of bus and airplane engines sit, they achieve about 2dB of isolation, which is barely noticeable. In the mid-range, important for cutting out speech, they isolate by about 15dB, which is good. In the treble range, occupied by sharp S and T sounds and fan noises like A/C systems, they isolate by about 28dB, which is also good.
The leakage performance of the V-MODA BassFit is great. Like most other closed-back in-ears, these headphones don't leak in the bass and mid-ranges. The significant portion of their leakage is in the treble range and between 3KHz and 9KHz, which is a relatively narrow range. The overall level of the leakage is not loud, either. With music at 100dB SPL, the leakage at 1 foot away averages at 32dB SPL and peaks at around 56dB SPL, which is just above the noise floor of an average office.
The V-MODA BassFit have a mediocre in-line microphone. In quiet environments, speech recorded or transmitted with this mic will sound relatively thin, noticeably muffled, and lacking in detail. However, it will still be understandable. In noisy environments, it will struggle to separate speech from background noise even in moderately loud situations, like a busy street.
The mic has an average recording quality for Bluetooth microphones. The LFE of 285Hz results in recorded/transmitted speech that is relatively thin. The HFE of 3.4KHz is poor and suggests speech that is muffled and lacks detail. Overall, the intelligibility of speech on this microphone will still be decent in quiet environments, though.
The in-line microphone of the BassFit is sub-par at noise-handling. In our SpNR test, it achieved a speech-to-noise ratio of 9dB, indicating it is best suited for quiet environments and will struggle to separate speech from ambient noise in moderate and loud situations.
The BassFit offer about 11 hours of continuous playback, which is pretty good for wireless in-ears. This should last you more than a full workday with constant listening and still leaving some battery left for your commute. Also, V-MODA advertises a 15-minute charge for 2.5 hours of battery life, which is great for last-minute workouts or before leaving work. Unfortunately, they don’t have any power saving features, so be sure to turn them off when you aren’t using them.
These headphones do not have a companion app that offers customization options or any types of additional controls.
These headphones are Bluetooth-only, but we couldn’t confirm that they're Bluetooth version 4.1. On the upside, they can be connected to 2 devices simultaneously, which is useful if you often want to switch between your phone and work computer. Unfortunately, they don’t support NFC for a quicker and easier pairing procedure.
While their latency might be slightly high for watching video content, the BassFit perform better than the average Bluetooth headphones, which usually get around 200-220ms of delay. Also, some devices and apps offer some sort of compensation so you might not notice the delay as much. They also support the aptX codec, which offers slightly lower latency and better overall performance. You can also use the AAC codec on iOS devices.
These Bluetooth-only headphones can’t be used wired.