V-MODA Unleashes Forza Metallo Wireless

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World’s First Ergonomic Neckband Headphones

Uncompromising headphones for all day use in any environment featuring micro 5.8mm hi-res drivers, metal housing, 3D printing customization, sport fins and ‘TrapLock’ titanium neckband

Milano – April 19, 2017 – V-MODA, the award-winning maker of the world’s finest high-fidelity audio devices, today announced the availability of the highly-anticipated Forza Metallo Wireless neckband Bluetooth headphones. Designed by and for modern audiophiles, Forza Metallo Wireless is the high-performance and ultra-sleek companion for your demanding everyday life. It brings the 40+ editors’ choice award-winning V-MODA sound and new noise-canceling microphones to the era of Bluetooth neckband headphones. It features a newly developed 5.8mm dynamic micro Hi-Res driver, 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.

“All other in-ear wireless headphones have a variety of form factors with show stopping compromises, imperfect ergonomics 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,” says Val Kolton, V-MODA CEO. “Our first neckband Bluetooth headphone features a minimal design that can hide under a shirt collar, maximum battery life, enhanced antenna and unrivaled all-day ergonomics. With Forza Metallo Wireless we are unleashing audiophiles and professionals with ultimate ergonomics via our unique TrapLock™titanium cable refined to every nanometer from countless anatomical tests conducted over years.”

Trusted Bluetooth Sound featuring Qualcomm® aptX™ Technology
Forza Metallo Wireless is the minimal design and high-performance, full featured companion tuned to V-MODA’s exciting and lifelike signature sound. The newly developed, award-winning 5.8mm neodymium micro dynamic Hi-Res driver delivers balanced vibrant bass, vivid mids and natural stress-free highs surrounded by a vast 3D soundstage.

The Hi-Res drivers join a CNC forged aircraft-grade metal housing to reveal music like instrument engineers intended. The superior quality of V-MODA sound peaks via Qualcomm aptX audio codec, the best kept secret of audio industry professionals. Now available for consumer electronics devices, Qualcomm aptX enables CD quality wireless audio playback.

Ultimate Ergonomics via TrapLock™ Technology
Forza Metallo Wireless design is perfect for the active, business professionals, modern audiophiles and music aficionados alike. Its ultimate ergonomics guarantee best stability and fit. The revolutionary TrapLock Titanium neckband, refined from countless anatomical tests conducted over years, is a design masterpiece and pushes the boundaries of stylish, fitted minimal design to stay on your shoulders in every angle or hide under a shirt collar.

The detachable, patent pending ActiveFlex™ sport fins come in three sizes for the ultimate stability from commuting to working out, while the four different sizes of BLISS™ (Bass Level Isolating Soft Silicone) 3.0 fittings ensure great noise-isolation and enables vibrant bass for the best fit, stability and sound.

Built to Last
Forza Metallo in Italian means “metal force”. The Forza Metallo Wireless are forged in CNC aircraft-grade lightweight aluminum and tested beyond Military-level quality MIL-STD-810G test standards to withstand everyday activity to extreme conditions.

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, and unlike Forza Metallo Wireless, many of the best water-proof headphones in the market fail sweat-tests.

All-Day, Always-On Business Companion
Enjoy effortless Bluetooth connection within 10 meters (33 feet) range and simultaneous pairing with 2 devices. The lithium-ion battery provides up to 10+ hours of music and calls. A 15-minute quick charge delivers 2 hours of playback.

Controlling your music, volume, calls and voice assistant has never been easier thanks to the enhanced 3-Button remote compatible with Apple, Android products & all Bluetooth enabled audio devices.

The dual noise-cancelling microphones are business-ready and ensures crystal-clear calls even in the noisiest environments. And when a call comes in, the neckband vibrates so you can answer without taking out your phone.

3D Custom Handcrafted Caps
V-MODA is bringing additive manufacturing to neckband headphones with its collection of 3D printed custom caps making Forza Metallo Wireless customizable to forge your own personal relic with the patent-pending RemixRings. Not only can you remix your design, but you can optimize the design with an enhanced tailored fit.

The 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).

Forza Metallo Wireless features:

  • 5.8mm Micro Hi-Res Driver – Delivers unique, balanced sound and natural stress-free acoustics with a vivid 3D Soundstage
  • Qualcomm aptX™ Audio Codec –  Highest end for 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-810G 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 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 10 meters (33 feet), multitask and pair with 2 devices at the same time
  • iOS Battery Indicator and Widget

What’s Included:

  • Forza Metallo Wireless
  • 8 pairs of BLISS™ 3.0 fittings in XS, pre-installed S, M and L sizes
  • 3 pairs of ActiveFlex™ sport fins in S, M and L sizes
  • 2 pairs of RemixRings
  • Designed in Italy carrying pouch
  • Six-Star Service
  • 1-Year Premier Warranty
  • 50% Immortal Life Program Replacement

Forza Metallo Wireless Availability & Pricing
Forza Metallo Wireless are now available in Gunmetal Black and White Silver for $170.00 (USD), €170.00 (EUR), £150.00 (GBP) from V-MODA.com and authorized resellers. 3D printing customization is also available exclusively at V-MODA.com/Forza-Metallo-Wireless.

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 40+ 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 Day” (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”.

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