In the past we have covered a few audio-choices from V-MODA, the Crossfade M-100 and the Remix both scored very well in past reviews. This year the company is releasing a new Forza line, which includes the Forza Metallo and Forza Metallo Wireless series.
The new devices offer a newly developed 5.8mm micro dynamic driver, and are Hi-Res Audio certified by the Japan Audio Society (JAS). They are sweat-resistant and some models offer a unique “sport fin” for hybrid sport performance. On the style side, things get a little unique. The new collection also offers the “worlds first” jewel-grade 3D printing customization, so your in-ear headset can look as good as it sounds.
“It took years of precise engineering to develop this 5.8mm miniature dynamic driver size without sacrificing V-MODAs world-class sound and quality standards,” says Val Kolton, V-MODA CEO. The micro driver enables you to customize the product with your choice of new patent-pending ActiveFlex sport fins or 3D printed customization.
The new Forza products are customizable via 3D Printed custom caps. 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 were 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.”
“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.”
A new special nanocoating technology makes the headphones sweat and weather resistant. The collection also offers a Qualcomm wireless bluetooth chipset with CD quality wireless audio playback. The products were also engineered and tested beyond Military-Level Quality MIL-STD-105 Test Standards.
The BLISS 3.0 Fittings offer four different sizes of BLISS (Bass Level Isolating Soft Silicone) 3.0 fittings to ensure outstanding noise-isolation, tightest bass and best fit. The ActiveFlex sport fins are also available in 3 sizes. The company also boasts up to 10 hours of music playback and ultra-fast charging, with noise-cancelling dual microphones.
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 like Amazon.com. 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 as well. The standard 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.