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V-MODA for True Blood V-80 On-Ear Noise-Isolating Metal Headphone
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- Two 40 mm dual diaphragm drivers for extended supernatural sound
- Suede leather, steel frame, metal plates, kevlar cables
- Customizable and removable plates
- Exoskeleton blood vial case
- Detachable kevlar reinforced 1-button audio and mic cable
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|Color||True Blood Edition||Matte Black Metal||White Silver||Red|
|Item Weight||Information not provided||0.04 ounces||1.5 lbs||1.44 ounces|
|Item Dimensions||3 x 1.5 x 7 in||5.5 x 3.5 x 6.5 in||7 x 3 x 9 in||2.5 x 0.5 x 4.12 in|
|Additional Features||android-phone-control, ios-phone-control, lightweight||foldable||lightweight, volume-control||lightweight|
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From the Manufacturer
V-80 ON-EAR NOISE ISOLATING : METAL : HEADPHONES
Life begins at night for the vampires of True Blood, when the ability to hear a heartbeat from afar is a primal necessity. It is this heightened sense of sound that is the essence of the ultra-compact V-80 On-Ear headphone.
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Masterfully crafted for years alongside legendary musicians, producers and DJs, V-80 exposes the fine details of sound and turns music into a new dimension. Durable metal materials and star-worthy glamour end the hunt for the perfect headphone. V-80 is truly bespoke for beings whose style and sophistication has evolved through the ages.
Supernatural Sound, Super-Sleek Size
V-80 was engineered to expose the finer details and range of your favorite recordings while making you feel like you are experiencing it live. Like vampire blood, using a V-80 bonds you with these authentic legendary artists whose lives begin at night on stage and in the studio.
At the heart of the V-80 is its patent-pending and biggest-in-class 40mm Dual-Diaphragm High-Fidelity Drivers that deliver multi-driver sound with the efficiency of a single driver. This technology allows the V-80 to deliver the response and range of multiple drivers with the energy efficiency of a single, smaller driver. The result is pulsing bass, a meaty mid-range, and crystal clarity on today's portable devices.
To create this live experience, a unique combination of noise isolation and acoustic channeling technologies was used to add multi-dimensional layers to the listening environment. Supple BLISS memory foam ear cushions isolate noise and immerse you into your own world of sound. The specially tuned V-PORT and memory cushions create a true 3D soundstage versus fully closed-back headphones by directing air out of the ports to maintain noise isolation. It's this magic that is the perfect balance of isolation, staging and ergonomics that makes V-80 the essential companion for modern digital media on smartphones, notebooks and tablets.
Reflecting the seductive style of True Blood comes naturally to the V-80. V-MODA fanatics will immediately recognize the signature metal "V" design, in addition to the added details such as the blood vial zipper pull and luxurious red accents. The on-ear design is 53% smaller than the now legendary over-ear Crossfade LP.
V-MODA continues the commitment to timeless materials that the immortals cherish, from the brushed aircraft-grade aluminum shields, to the rich and durable microfiber suede headband, to the braided Kevlar cables.
Shapeshift Your Style
Like V-MODA's customers, True Blood fans are part of a unique tribe. They live for the show and immerse themselves in the culture. With the V-80's interchangeable custom metal shields, Trubies and vampire enthusiasts can shapeshift their style and express their membership in the True Blood tribe. Choose from a selection of official True Blood symbols and expressions (sold separately), or create your own.
V-MODA is passionate about sound and providing you a durable product. Four years of testing the V-80 on tour and in everyday life situations resulted in a tank-like steel frame, flexible memory headband, and detachable Kevlar-reinforced cables to ensure unprecedented durability. Using strict military testing guidelines (MIL-STD-810G), no company puts their product through more punishment and duress than V-MODA to ensure nearly immortal quality.
And like an immortal, the V-80 can repair itself. It features a flexible memory steel headband and detachable cables, memory foam cushions and shields. The V-80's modular engineering means it'll survive whatever the night throws at it.
The Fit is The Sound
Relentless research over the course of four years in ergonomics was spent to perfect one of the most challenging acoustic devices, the on-ear or "supra-aural" headphone. To make supernatural sound required supernatural ergonomics, as the fit can alter the sound up to 50dB with on-ear headphones. Additionally, most on-ear headphones are so uncomfortable they can only be worn for a few minutes, which is unsuitable for watching your favorite shows or jamming to your favorite mix in our modern mobile lifestyle.
The V-80's tailored fit is balanced enough to create a natural sound with a proper on-ear seal, and ensures there's never too much pressure on any part of the head at any time, so you can rock on deep into the night.
TrueHERTZ--The Great Revelation
Did you know that not all headphone drivers are created equal? Without rigorous quality testing, many headphones have variances from unit to unit of up to 30dB, even on the left to right channels. But V-MODA's strict TrueHERTZ driver testing program guarantees the same quality and critically-acclaimed sound in every single pair of V-80 headphones, every time.
When it comes to the frequency response curve, the traditional old-school specifications people judge headphones by, such as 5Hz-30kHz does not paint a full picture. It's akin to only considering a statue by its height versus its finer details in the sculpted curves and artistic expression. V-MODA sculpts the sound at every step along the entire frequency response range by utilizing a 31-band EQ, lab and subjective testing during the tuning stages.
Balancing Music's Weakest Link
The experience of sound is only as strong as it's weakest link. Today, that's too often terrible compression in the digital source material as much as the ergonomics and inconsistent quality of the headphone's frequency response curve. Additionally, songs are mastered and mixed differently because of the same sound chain, even on the same album. Therefore, V-MODA's tuning methodology is balanced and utilitarian, with an organic and clear soundstage that doesn't rely on additional sound processing, batteries or crossovers: the result is the greatest sound for the greatest amount of people.
V-MODA's commitment to quality stays with you: Each V-80 is backed by an unrivaled two-year premier warranty. And if you're rough on your headphones, don't worry. With the V-80's Immortal Life replacement program, you get a 50% off lifetime replacement guarantee. (See package insert for details.) V-MODA even offers an unrivaled home audition guarantee.
V-80 is universally compatible with all audio devices, smartphones and tablets with a standard 3.5mm port. It works perfectly on all iPhone, Android, Blackberry, iPod, tablets, notebook, MP3 and audio devices.
Included are two detachable cables, a 1-button microphone and long audio-only cable. Also, it's great for gaming and fully Skype compatible on smartphones, tablets and latest generation Apple products without the need for an adapter. Additionally, three-button remote cables and pro DJ adapters are also available.
What's In The Box?
V-MODA for True Blood V-80 headphones, exoskeleton blood vial hard case, detachable Kevlar reinforced 1-button mic/audio cable, detachable Kevlar reinforced universal professional/home audio cable, carabineer clip, 2-year warranty.
Official HBO Licensed Product. Copyright 2011 Home Box Office, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Top Customer Reviews
Other details like the detachable Kevlar-reinforced iPhone-compatible cord with remote are just icing on the cake. Normally I wouldn't really care much about what the headphones look like, but these are as close as you can get to works of art on your ears. It's not a decision maker / breaker, but to me it says a lot about a company that apparently cares about every possible detail in their products (even a carrying case that easily clips onto a carry-on bag - seriously, is there *nothing* these guys don't think about?!??).
Only other contenders to the on-ear supreme is the Sennheiser HD 25-1 and Beyerdynamic DT1350. But both of those are at a higher price, this makes the V-M80 a no brainer.
PACKAGING/ACCESSORIES: These come with a LOT of nice items. Including a very nice for fitting hard case to fit these quite well. You also get two cables, one for use with a phone that has a mic and push button and one that is slighter longer without the button. They have a nice fabric like coating on them, and they seem to fight warping well. V-Moda definitely
pays attention to their presentation, and they delivered in this aspect.
Overall, I like a balanced presentation. I listen to a wide variety of music, including Old Time, Bluegrass, EDM, Sountrack, Pop/Rock, Classic Rock etc etc. I don't want to have to adjust the eq everytime a new song comes up. This is what I was worried about with these headphones but because of all the great reviews on them I took the plunge.
With no burn in the sound is a tiny bit congested with the mid range and upper mids to trebles sounding as if they haven't yet been released fully. Fortunately after about 80 hours of burn in these open up nicely and present much better. It's worth noting that these are slightly ported, with a three small slits on each ear-cup. No, the person next to you on the sub way won't be able to hear the music well, but it does make isolation a little less than fully closed cans. It also adds a little space to the soundstage, which is part of what I think makes this a great portable headphone. One of the innate problems in IEM's and closed portable headphones is the lack of soundstage. While still quite a forward presentation, the v-moda, once burned in has a moderately deep, relaxed presentation that is very easy to listen to. It is deeper a presentation than it is wide or tall.
As far as bass, this headphone will certainly satisfy a basshead when called upon. But when not eq'd up it won't overwhelm the rest of the music. There is a TINY bit of bleed into the lower mids but it actually quite nice and adds to the overall laid back presentation of these. I tested the bass frequencies and I could audibly hear the 20 hz frequency and could feel it at least doing something at 15 and 10. So these definitely do as advertised. With acoustic music the bass adds nice subtle weight behind the instruments, and as I listen to that music the most, I thoroughly enjoy them with acoustic instruments.
The mids are neither forward nor recessed. Vocals are nicely rendered without much coloration and the soundstage in the mids is very nicely done. These may have a slight U shape to their frequency curve but it in dramatic and I actually really like where the mids sit. Again it is laid back, with the vocals not being iny our face, but not distant at all.
The highs are what suprised me the most. There is just enough "reverb shimmer" to be really enjoyable to listen to. I didn't expect this from these headphones and especially after burn they surprise and amaze me with this. They may be slightly rolled off somewhere, but it certainly isn't largely noticeable.
These do perform a lot better with a headphone amp. They may not require a lot of power for volume but having a bit of headroom from an amp really makes these things sing. I used a schiit LYR and a JDS 421 while testing these headphones, and while the sound is good without them, the amps take them to another level. Giving a much better soundstage and overall balanced presentation.
In conclusion these are some of the best portable headphones out there, comparing well to the SennheiserHD-25 and the Beyer 1350. And now they are a little cheaper. The presentation is a little thicker and dark then the sennheiser's but overall I am very pleased with these and will keep them. I do wish that I could switch pads on these just to see how it would affect sound. Let me know if you have found something that works as an alternate pad. Great value!