Unit Product Weight: 0.5 lbs
Features and Benefits
- Hand-crafted US hardwood or Bamboo shell
- In-ear passive sound isolation design
- Precision-tuned port for full bass response
- Integrated microphone with mute & play/pause control
- Bass-tuned port, driver and acoustic chamber for extended bass
- 8 mm diameter drive
- 18 Hz - 20kHz range
- 114 +3dB sensitivity
- 32 impedance
- PVC & RohS compliant
Natural beauty and inherent acoustic properties aside, wood is one of the most renewable materials around. The core of a Vers cabinet as made from plantation-sourced Eucalyptus and Pine, the hardwoods used in the cabinet veneer, our wood cases and earphone shells are chosen from the most commonly-available wood species and is sourced from sustainably managed family-owned mills. No threatened, endangered or tropical woods are used in any of our products. Additionally, for every tree we use in production, we plant 100 through our long-time partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation, a respected 40+ year old organization dedicated to supporting, among many other things, the reforestation and habitat-rebuilding efforts of the the US Forest Service. Harvest a tree, plant a forest - it doesn't get more renewable than that.
A Class D amplifier, by comparison, only uses power when it is required, meaning you get the same level of sound for much less energy - and less emitted CO2; a far more efficient and cleaner alternative. Additionally, all Vers systems use switching-type power adaptors, which draw 30% less power than traditional adaptors under full load and 90% less in stand by. Class D amplifiers and switching power adaptors cost more to produce, but the ability to deliver more sound for less energy and less CO2 is all part of our 'sound sound' mission.
Every time we develop a new package for a Vers product, we look for new, clever ways to reduce their over-all impact. We have replaced all of the internal plastic bags typically used for accessories (power cables, dock adaptors, etc) with paper, eliminated all of the twist ties (over 5 miles of them so far!), selected soy-based inks and 100% post-consumer paper material where ever we could.
On the Vers 1.5R package, we chose recycled paper pulp trays, which helped reduce the overall package size by 15% - a smaller package means less carbon emitted during shipping and less waste for the customer in the end. The Vers 1E sound isolation earphone package, for example, is the only one on the market currently that is 100% post-consumer recycled paper - no plastic windows or unrecycleable plastic inner trays that are common to most earphone packaging on the market. Cleaning up wasteful packaging is not glamorous work, but it all adds up to a big difference in the end.
- 7E sound isolation earphones with integrated mic
- S/M/L interchangeable earcaps
- Felt-lined recycled metal carrying case
Did you know Bamboo is actually a grass? ...and like your lawn, it can be harvested many times without harming the plant itself. Bamboo grows faster than any other species, sometimes 3' per day, reaching a harvestable height in only 3 months, compared to 40 - 60 years for a typical hard-wood species. It can also produce 35% more oxygen per acre than a stand of trees.
Since mature Bamboo is harvested by hand, there is far less energy 'invested' (and less CO2 produced) in processing Bamboo than wood or just about any other production material. Harder and more dimensionally stable than Oak, with strength characteristics equal to steel, you couldn't ask for a tougher, more environmentally thoughtful material.