V-MODA Unveils 3D Printed Custom Forza Series Certified Hi-Res Audio and Bluetooth In-Ear Headphones

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V-MODA, the award-winning maker of the world’s finest high-fidelity audio devices, today announced a new cutting-edge line of in-ear headphones: Forza, Forza Metallo and Forza Metallo Wireless. As a collection, the Forza products feature a newly developed 5.8mm micro dynamic driver Hi-Res Audio certified by the Japan Audio Society (JAS), a futuristic sweat-resistant technology, patent-pending sport fins for hybrid sport performance and the world’s first jewel-grade 3D printing customization of in-ears.

“It took years of precise engineering to develop this 5.8mm miniature dynamic driver size without sacrificing V-MODA’s world-class sound and quality standards,” says Val Kolton, V-MODA CEO. “To make the Forza lineup perfect for the active audiophile, it was critical to balance amazing sound with the ultimate ergonomics, fit and stability. The micro driver enables you to customize the product with your choice of new patent-pending ActiveFlex sport fins or spectacular 3D printed customization.”

 

Forza, in Italian, means “force” indicating the ability to be tough for whatever the day throws your way. Built to withstand the elements, Forza models are versatile to be your everyday companion for every situation from commuting to the gym.

 

Forza products are customizable via 3D Printed custom caps: revolutionize your in-ear headphones and forge your own personal relic with the patent-pending RemixRings.

The first collection of 3D caps features the Milanese designs Steam Punk, V-MODA Logo, Lion Head and more to come. The cap materials and pricing include platinum (starting down from $7,500), 14k gold (starting down from $2,500), gold-plated (starting down from $250) and the newly developed and affordable HD Acrylic for $40 ($20 when bought with the headphones).

 

“In June 2015 we merged, for the first time in consumer electronics’ history, mass customization with jewel-grade 3D printing,” says Kolton. “Now we’re bringing additive manufacturing to in-ear headphones with our first collection of 3D printed custom caps.  Not only can you remix your design, but you can optimize the design with an enhanced tailored fit.”

FORZA METALLO WIRELESS

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Forza Metallo Wireless is the high-performance and ultra-sleek headphone companion designed for your demanding everyday life. It brings the 30+ editors’ choice award-winning V-MODA sound and new noise-canceling microphones to the era of Bluetooth In-Ears.

 

“All other in-ear wireless headphones have a variety of form factors with show stopping compromises or useless gimmicks. They either look like unsightly massive ‘plastic space ring around the collars’, Frankenstein bolts that will not stay in your ears or separate earbuds that are quickly lost, have reception issues and need a dongle or case. Our first in-ear Bluetooth headphone feature a minimal design that can hide under a shirt collar, maximum battery life, enhanced antenna and unrivaled all-day ergonomics,” comments Kolton. “With Forza Metallo Wireless we are unleashing audiophiles with ultimate ergonomics via our unique TrapLock titanium cable refined from dozens of anatomical tests conducted over years.”

 

The revolutionary TrapLock™ Titanium neckband is a design masterpiece and pushes the boundaries of stylish, fitted minimal design to stay on your shoulders in every angle.  A new special nanocoating technology makes the headphones sweat and weather resistant. While water is the arch-enemy of all electronics, sweat is the supreme killer liquid for sport headphones with its unique acidity. Ironically, many of the best water-proof headphones in the market fail sweat-tests.

 

Forza Metallo Wireless features:

  • 5.8mm Micro Driver – Delivers unique, balanced sound and natural stress-free acoustics with a vivid 3D Soundstage
  • Qualcomm Wireless Bluetooth Chipset with CD Quality Wireless Audio Playback
  • Titanium TrapLock Ergonomics – Unrivaled minimalism forms to your body and the unique form factor eliminates “space ring around the collar”, lost earbuds, dongle cases, bad battery life and reduced reception
  • Military-Level Durability – Engineered and tested beyond Military-Level Quality MIL-STD-105 Test Standards to withstand every challenge, from commuting to hard-core workouts
  • Futuristic Sweat and Weather Resistant Nanocoating Technology
  • BLISS™ 3.0 Fittings – Four different sizes of BLISS (Bass Level Isolating Soft Silicone) 3.0 fittings ensure outstanding noise-isolation, tightest bass and best fit
  • ActiveFlex™ Sport Fins – Detachable, patent pending ActiveFlex sport fins available in 3 sizes for the best fit and stability while running or working out
  • Lithium-ion Long-Lasting Battery – Up to 10 hours of music playback and ultra-fast charging
  • Noise-Cancelling Dual Microphones – Crystal-clear calls and voice recognition
  • 10m Range and 2-Device Connectivity – Pair your Bluetooth device and enjoy your headphones up to 33 feet (10 meters), multitask and pair with 2 devices at the same time
  • iOS Battery Indicator and Widget

 

Forza Metallo Wireless Availability & Pricing

 

Forza Metallo Wireless will be available this December 2016 in Gunmetal Black and White Silver for $170.00 (USD) from V-MODA.com and authorized resellers. 3D printing customization will also be available at the same time exclusively at V-MODA.com/Forza-Metallo-Wireless.

 

For hi-res Forza Metallo Wireless images click here.

 

 

FORZA METALLO

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Forged by CNC aircraft-grade lightweight aluminum, Forza Metallo is the icon of seamless Milano Design. The ultra-lightweight hex metal alloy housing delivers unique, balanced sound featuring vibrant bass, vivid mids and vivacious highs beyond 40kHz all with an unparalleled 3D Soundstage.

 

The 5.8mm neodymium micro driver delivers Hi-Res Audio certified by Japan Audio Society (JAS) to past super-human hearing with the magic of signature V-MODA sound.

 

Forza Metallo in Italian means “metal force”, and these hybrid sport headphones are military-tested to withstand the extreme. The DiamondBack™ ultra-reinforced cable is sleek, TangleFree and 20 times more durable than industry standard.

 

Forza Metallo features:

  • Certified Hi-Res Audio – 5.8mm micro driver supports super-human frequencies beyond 40kHz with Hi-Res music sources as certified by Japan Audio Society (JAS)
  • Metal Tuned Speaker Housing – Delivers unique, balanced sound and stress free acoustics with an unparalleled 3D Soundstage
  • Military-Level Durability – Engineered and tested beyond Military-Level Quality MIL-STD-105 Test Standards to withstand every challenge
  • BLISS 3.0 Fittings – Four different sizes of BLISS (Bass Level Isolating Soft Silicone) 3.0 fittings ensure outstanding noise-isolation and enables tightest bass and best fit
  • ActiveFlex Sport Fins and Ear Hooks – Detachable, patent-pending ActiveFlex sport fins available in 3 sizes (S, M and L) and patented sport ear hooks for the best fit and stability while running or working out
  • DiamondBack TangleFree Cable – Impossibly sleek, sweat-proof and ultra-reinforced (20x stronger than industry standard)
  • 3-Button SpeakEasy™ Remote & Mic – Universally compatible with iOS or Android devices for music control and crystal-clear calls
  • Luxury “V” Pouch – Designed in Italy and made in vegan leather

 

 

Forza Metallo Availability & Pricing

 

Forza Metallo is now available in Gunmetal Black and Rose Gold for Apple devices and Gunmetal Black and Rose Gold for Samsung+Android products for $130.00 (USD) from V-MODA.com and authorized resellers. 3D printing customization will also be available exclusively at V-MODA.com/Forza-Metallo.

 

For hi-res Forza Metallo images click here.

 

 

FORZA

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Forza is the hybrid sport active in-ear headphone delivering Hi-Res Audio certified by the Japan Audio Society. Pushing yourself to your limits: Forza is designed to withstand the elements during whatever your daily life brings.

 

Sweat and weather resistant to the extreme, Forza is the running or workout companion that never lets you down. In the box you will find detachable ActiveFlex sport fins (in 3 sizes) and sport ear hooks to ensure unparalleled stability, flexibility and to eliminate cable noise.

 

Forza features:

  • Certified Hi-Res Audio – 5.8mm micro driver supports super-human frequencies beyond 40kHz with Hi-Res music sources as certified by Japan Audio Society (JAS)
  • Military-Level Durability – Engineered and tested beyond Military-Level Quality MIL-STD-105 Test Standards to withstand every challenge
  • BLISS 3.0 Fittings – Four different sizes of BLISS (Bass Level Isolating Soft Silicone) 3.0 fittings ensure outstanding noise-isolation and enables tightest bass and best fit
  • ActiveFlex Sport Fins and Ear Hooks – Detachable, patent-pending ActiveFlex sport fins available in 3 sizes (S, M and L) and patented sport ear hooks for the best fit and stability while running or working out
  • 3-Button SpeakEasy Remote & Mic – Universally compatible with iOS and Android devices for music control and crystal-clear calls
  • Sport-Ready Pouch – Designed in Italy and made in 3D fabric

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Forza Availability & Pricing

 

Forza is now available in Black, White and Orange for Apple devices and Black, White and Orange for Samsung+Android devices for $100.00 (USD) from V-MODA.com and authorized resellers. 3D printing customization will also be available exclusively at V-MODA.com/Forza.

 

For hi-res Forza images click here.

 

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About V-MODA

Designed in Milano, V-MODA’s verve is to amplify an authentic music lifestyle via timeless products forged by unparalleled quality, fashion-forward design and an unequivocal passion for music and materials. Led by Chief Visionary Officer and professional musician Val Kolton, V-MODA blends analog renaissance age inspiration, Italian design and precise Japanese engineering. V-MODA products have won 30+ editors’ choice awards and have become essential gear for the world’s top professional DJs.

 

V-MODA joined forces with Roland of Japan on 808 (August 8, 2016), to redefine and develop the next breakthrough in music products and push the boundaries of audio innovation to reach a global audience of music aficionados. V-MODA and Roland do not tune headphones only as the “artists intended” but as both the “instrument engineer and artists intended”.

 

Visit V-MODA.com, follow us at Facebook.com/VMODA, on Twitter (@VMODA) and on Instagram (@VMODA).

 

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