V-Moda Launches Forza, Metallo, and Metallo Wireless headphones

Forza series headphones are the perfect synthesis of sport, style, and sound.

V-Moda Forza wired sports headphones
V-Moda Forza wired sports headphones

V-Moda knows how to make a killer pair of headphones. Style, sound, customizability, and just plain fun are part of every pair of V-Moda and now the company is making a big splash wit their new Forza series of wired and bluetooth wireless in-ear headphones that are hi-res audio certified. There are three models in the series, the Forza, Forza Metallo and Forza Metallo Wireless.

Forza wired in-ear sports monitor headphones

V-Moda sent us an advanced copy of the Forza in-ear wired headphones and you’ll see our full review on those soon. The Forza is a hybrid sport-active headphone.  They are also sweat and weather resistant. 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.

V-Moda says that the Forza features include:

  • Certified Hi-Res Audio – 5.8mm micro driversupports 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
The V-Moda Forza headphones come with a full set of accessories to give you a perfect fit.
The V-Moda Forza headphones come with a full set of accessories to give you a perfect fit. You even have your choice of soft rubber fins or wrap around ear-hooks.

Forza Metallo Wireless Headphones

Forza Metallo Wireless is the high-performance and ultra-sleek headphone companion that V-Moda says is designed for your demanding everyday life. In addition to being wireless, the Forza Metal are also noise-canceling.

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.

In typical V-Moda style, you can customized the Forza Metallo Wireless headphones with precious metal accessories.
In typical V-Moda style, you can customized the Forza Metallo Wireless headphones with precious metal accessories.

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 Bluetoothdevice 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
V-Moda Forza Wireless headphones in white
V-Moda Forza Wireless headphones in white

Forza Metallo Headphones

Forged by CNC aircraft-grade lightweight aluminum, Forza Metallo showcases the company’s commitment to stylish Milano Design and is the wired version of the Bluetooth headphone. The wired Forza Metal does not feature noise cancellation.

Previous metals too much? You can choose any of a number of acrylic caps.
Previous metals too expensive? You can choose any of a number of acrylic caps.

Forza Metallo in Italian means “metal force”, and hybrid sport headphones that V-moda says 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 driversupports 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

“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’s 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.”

You can cuszomize the Metallo metal earphones with a number of custom metal caps.
You can cuszomize the Metallo metal earphones with a number of custom metal caps.

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. Having lived with the Forza wired headphones for several weeks and using them in a variety of different contexts, we can say that the headphones are incredibly comfortable, have a superb stable fit, and are a perfect sports IEM.

True to its V-Moda roots, all Forza products are customizable via 3D Printed custom caps.

V-Moda says that the first collection of 3D caps features the Milanese designs Steam Punk, V-MODA Logo, Lion Head and more to come. If you want to add some serious bling to your V-Moda IEMs, you have lots of choices. 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.”

Availability

Salivating to get your hands on these stylish new V-Moda headphones? 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.

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

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’s web site and authorized resellers. 3D printing customization will also be available exclusively at V-MODA.com/Forza-Metallo.

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