A Near-Perfect Blend of Comfort, Sound, And Portability.
V-Moda has had a streak of successes with popular headphones like the Crossfade Wireless and M-100. With their eye-catching design, balanced sound and great build quality, it’s easy to see why V-Moda headphones are so popular among audiophiles.
V-MODA, award winning maker of the world’s finest high fidelity audio is entering the sports market with the Forza series. If you are amongst those whose idea of a perfect morning is running miles, then the new V-MODA Forza in-ears are made for you. These earphones are sweat and water resistant and the cables allow you tangle free experience. The three button remote and mic lets you control the volume levels, tracks and voice recognition. Designed in Milano and printed in NYC, the custom handcrafted caps are a work of art, Forza earphones feels like a luxury. V-Moda’s Forza are the most comfortable headphones you can buy for $100.
Out of the Box
The Forza emerge from a small black cardboard box with orange accents, where the headphones can be examined via clear plastic panel up front before opening from the rear. Under a foam-built display lies a small mesh carrying pouch with four sizes of rubber tips, three sizes of sport fins, and one pair of over-ear clips. Everything besides the few display tips and sport fins is neatly packaged in re-sealable plastic bags, making it easy to store, replace, and keep track of these tiny accessories.
Modern Active Audiophile
Under the hood are a pair of 5.3mm drivers, tuned for what V-Moda calls “Modern Active Audiophile” performance. And while the Forza may lack some of the shimmering clarity of the company’s higher-end over-ear models, right out of the box we notice the core of our much-beloved V-Moda sound signature is front and center. Bass is chocolaty and warm, highs shine, and mids are just present enough to complete a medium-sized soundstage. V-Moda is also delivering Hi-Res audio certified by Japan Audio Society.
Supple Rubber Fittings
In terms of outright comfort, the Forza are about as good as it gets when it comes to in-ear cans. V-Moda’s supple rubber fittings make long-term wear extremely pleasant, — we found the Forza to be downright comfy over long listening sessions. These are the sort of earbuds you practically forget you are wearing.f
Made for Sport
“Forza is the running or workout companion that never lets you down” -Val Kolton, V-Moda CEO.
3D-Printed Ear Caps
The most interesting design element of the Forza earbuds is that they’re modular. In addition to optional 3D-printed ear caps that slip over the earbuds for some added flair (available for an additional cost when purchased with the headphones), the headphones let you add wingtips or ear hooks to help you keep the buds in your ears during your workout.
Most Comfortable Earbuds
The gray wingtips slide over the earbuds and snap into place. They’re super soft and I found Forza to be one of the most comfortable earbuds I’ve ever worn – thanks to its lightweight design, the buds never worked their way out of my ears. Its lightweight cable is also tangle resistant, so you can jam them into your bag without worrying about making a cable monster.
Sport Ear Hooks and Stylish Shirt Clip with Milano Design Carrying Case.
Speaking of the cable, the V-Moda Forza produce a lot of cable noise when worn normally. However, using the included ear hooks or simply wearing them over the ear cuts down cable noise significantly. V-Moda also includes a stylish shirt clip to fight cable noise if you want to use it. V-Moda Forza has a nice Milano design carrying case to carry all the parts.
Three-Button Inline Remote
Attached to the right earbud is a three-button inline remote that’s designed for Android phones. You can control playback and volume with the remote, but note it will only work properly with Android phones. iPhone users can still use the Forza to listen to music, but the remote will not function properly since Apple opted for a different pin setup.
Sweat and Weather Resistant
Speaking of workouts, the Forza earbuds are sweat and weather resistant so you won’t have to worry about getting them wet. However, they’re not waterproof so don’t submerge them in water.
V-Moda offer a two-year limited warranty on the Forza, allowing buyers to return the headphones for any factory-related defects. In addition, they will email all purchasers a 50% off code towards a comparable product if the headphones are damaged in any way outside of normal warranty and are sent back to V-Moda – the company calls this its Immortal Life Program. This is especially useful for headphones like the Forza, which will likely see more wear-and-tear than less sport-focused in-ears.
Why should you buy the V-Moda Forza?
Yes. At its $100 price point, the V-Moda Forza offers an impressive blend of high-end audio quality, rugged sport performance, and ease of use, making them an extremely cost-effective option for consumers that desire the best of all in-ear worlds at a realistic price.
V-Moda has done an excellent job making the Forza earbuds a compelling package for just about everyone. Its styling isn’t too aggressive but still manages to stand out from the crowd of generic looking earbuds. Its modular design is brilliant as it lets you add wingtips for the gym with the option to remove them on the go.
Durable, water-resistant, and perhaps the most comfortable $100 in-ear headphones on the market, the V-Moda Forza are an all-around pleasure. This classy no-frills product doesn’t skimp where it counts: Excellent sound quality remains are the fore. The Forza are perfect for anyone who wants a headphone that can do it all, from working out to using at work.
- 8 pairs of BLISS™ 3.0 fittings in XS, pre-installed S, M and L sizes
- 3 pairs of ActiveFlex™ Sport Fins
- 1 pair of ActiveFlex™ Sport Ear Hooks
- 2 pairs of RemixRings
- Designed in Italy 3D fabric carrying pouch
- Six-Star Service
- 2-Year Premier Warranty
- 50% Immortal Life Program Replacement
|General specifications||V-MODA FORZA|
|Type||In-ear Type monitor headphones with remote and mic|
|Frequency Response||20Hz – 40kHz|
|Sensitivity (SPL)||99dB @1kHz 1mW|
|Microphone Sensitivity||-42dB @1kHz|
|Speaker Driver||5.8mm Hi-Res neodymium dynamic-type|
|Cable||Ultra-reinforced, 32” plug to y-connector, 12.83” even-length earphone cables|
|Plug||45 degree, 24k gold-plated, 3.5mm|