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 BEATPORT and memory cushions create a true 3D soundstage versus fully closed-back headphones by directing air out of the ports to maintain noise isolation.
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, ergonomic steelflex 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 consistent 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 its 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.
Universal Compatibility and Communication
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.
Solid Sound, Very Durable.
Pros: Solid sound reproduction, decent passive noise reduction, great build quality, league of it's own durability. I compared these to the Sennheiser HD280 Pro. To my ear V-80 has better midbass, but less bass impact (punch). It also has a smaller soundstage, but offers far more durability.
Cons: The sound reproduction is good, but not great. Bass doesn't hit with authority. I've noticed some distortion in bass heavy tracks. For the sale price of $139.99 they are great. However, I would look into the Sennheiser HD598 or HD600 if you are going to pay over $200. (the retail price)
Other Thoughts: I threw mine at a wall 10ft away and watched them bounce off 3 shelves before landing on the floor with one of the earphones dislodged. I slipped the earphone right back into the Y shaped (steel) bracket that holds them on and viola, back in business!
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Great Sound for Money
Pros: Great sound for only 40mm drivers. Great bass sound without distortion like so many low quality phones have. Was sick of all my headphones breaking and having terrible sound. I was originally looking into the Monster Beats Solo over-the-ears, but I was not impressed with the sound. For the same price (on sale) I picked these up and am glad that I waited. I would greatly recommend these to anyone that is wanting to put a little more money into a durable over-the-ear with great sound. You will not be disappointed.
Cons: Although I don't believe this is a con in my book, I know that others may. These phones are fairly small and sit on the ear as opposed to around the ear. That being said they aren't the best for noise cancellation. They are comparable to the Bose OE, which is adequate enough for me with aprox. 70-80% of outside noise blocked out. Not enough to lose an egg in my opinion.
Other Thoughts: When compared to other well-known phones in this price (Bose OE, Monster Beats Solos) range I would still rate these on top. I would rate sound/comfort as about the same if not better than the Bose, but the durability far surpasses them. The carrying case for portability, Kevlar wiring with 24k gold plated jacks, and the military grade steelflex band with suede are all just icing on the cake which keeps me begging for another slice..
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Pros: fantastic solid build, good style and looks, detachable cords a definitive plus. sounds great with my Android phone with PowerAMP player(tho it sounds alright with touchpad, but think its the player which needs tuning and equalizer, the headphones are good) Sound amazing with iPhone
Cons: price, noise isolation not working quite as expected (tho cust out about 60-70 % noise but isolation not as good when compared to price)
Other Thoughts: could have added value had it come with volume control buttons on the cord as well
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Pros: By far the best quality sound I have every experienced! The best fit and most comfortable head phone's I have ever owned I work in Media and Radio and Sound is where the action is if your sound is off your entire production is bad. If you want to experience the best give these a try. You wont be disappointed.
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Wow. Seriously, wow.
Pros: These are some absolutely amazing headphones, especially when you consider that they're priced well under $300. Excellent construction, and the sound is perfect for my taste. After getting them in, I've listened to all sorts of music - my tastes run from House / Electro to classical (tested with Dvorak's Symphony #9 in E Minor - lots of subtlety) to hip-hop, to Europop, and even some old Rush albums (and - ultimate test- the newly released BluRay audio version of Moving Pictures). The response curve is nice and flat (at least for headphones), and the details of the music flow beautifully. I couldn't be happier.
Cons: Good value (they blow away headphones that I've paid way more for), but not exactly chump change either.
Other Thoughts: 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?!??).
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“Great sound for only 40mm drivers. Great bass sound without distortion like so many low quality phones have. Was sick of ...”— 11/28/2011
“fantastic solid build, good style and looks, detachable cords a definitive plus. sounds great with my Android phone with ...”— sam 9/28/2011