V-Moda, a brand which has a history of making on- and over-ear headphones, has unveiled two new in-ear earphones: the V-Moda Forza Sport Hybrid and the V-Moda Forza Metallo. They both are wired models, but the latter has a wireless configuration, too. Their price ranges from 100$ to 170$.
The V-Moda Forza Sport Hybrid and V-Moda Forza Metallo share many similarities: they both sport 5.8 mm drivers, support Hi-Res audio and have a 3-button remote and sweat resistance. They add a wide array of different earplugs and hooks on top of that.
The Forza Metallo owes its name to the aluminium housing: “metallo” is Italian for “metal”, so it seems an apt name. This choice of material makes the price go up: the Forza Metallo earphones are priced at 130$, or 30$ more than the 100$ Forza Hybrid Sport. They also sport a vegan leather (whatever that means!) pouch and a Kevlar braided cable.
For those wishing to use their earphones without the wire clutter, the Forza Metallo Wireless offer a Bluetooth connection for a slight premium price (170$). The change to wireless makes them lose the Hi-Res support, as that is definitely not within Bluetooth’s reach. V-Moda claims 10 hours of battery life, owed to the curved band that rests one the listener’s neck and which hosts the device’s battery. The approach is between that of “classic” sports earphones and neckband earphones, such as Skullcandy Method Wireless.
V-Moda is also known for their peculiar design. They are stepping things up by offering 3D-printed caps, which range from 40$ for plastic caps to an enormous 7,500$ for solid platinum. That’s another (costly) option for that 1% who can afford this kind of products, tegether with crocodile leather phones and gilded taps in their bathroom.
V-Moda Forza Sport Hybrid, V-Moda Forza Metallo are available in black, black and orange or white on V-Moda’s website and can already be purchased, while the Forza Metallo Wireless will be available later in December in black or white.