V-MODA is best known for its Crossfade line of over-ear headphones, specifically the Crossfade m-100. They’re the headphones of choice for some of the world’s best DJs (like Avicii, Martin Garrix and Kygo) because of their fidelity, durability and customizability (customers can buy “shields” in a variety of colorways, materials and designs). Now the L.A.-born audio company has introduced its first pair of in-ear sports headphones, the Forza.
Forza has been in the making for two years, and the set stays loyal to the company’s audiophile core consumers. The wired headphones have dual micro 5.8mm drivers that produce certified high-res audio and can handle frequencies ranging from 20Hz–40kHZ, which is substantially better than other popular — albeit wireless — sports headphones, like the Jaybird X2 and the Jabra Sport Pulse. As with most sports headphones, the Forza in-ears are sweat- and weather-resistant. They also come with interchangeable fins, ear hooks and earbuds, so they can be worn in a variety of ways.
The introduction of its first pair of sport in-ear headphones is a statement of purpose from V-MODA. The company was acquired by Roland in August 2016 and is poised to grow. V-MODA boasts that it manufactures the fourth best-selling premium ($100+) over-ear headphones in the US, behind the giants Beats, Bose and Sennheiser.
At $100, the Forza is a competitively priced pair of high-quality in-ear sports headphones, ideal for diehard V-MODA fans and people tired of forgetting to charge their go-to Bluetooth earbuds. For those interested, a cord is a fair price to pay for peerless audio.
Forza weighs 13 grams and comes in three colors: black, orange and white. V-MODA also introduced two other pairs of in-ear headphones: Forza Metallo and Forza Metallo Wireless. They weigh 20 grams and can be ordered with customized 3D-printed caps. They’ll cost $130 and $170 respectively.