Looking to make your headphones stand out in a crowd? V-MODA is the pioneer in giving you that option with the launch of the world first 3D printed custom-design headphones. You may have read our review of the V-MODA Crossfade M-80’s a while back. They are a great set of headphones with a lot to offer consumers including custom laser engraved shields for the outside of the ear cups. V-MODA is now stepping up the customization game with all new options using a variety of materials including Fiber, Stainless Steel, Raw and Plated precious metals. Yes, you can get a set of 14K gold plated shields that say and look however you want, for a price.
“This new offering is not merely a game changer, it is the first time in history mass customization merges jewel-grade 3D printing with consumer electronics,” says Val Kolton, CEO of V-MODA. “Additive manufacturing for wearable technology is not only a product, but a 360-degree service and paradigm-shift for design and manufacturing.”
“3D printing has captured the imaginations of people, but this is the first application that can be worn every day on an award-winning product. This technology ends the ubiquity of carbon copy, plastic consumer electronics and ushers in an era of bespoke designs and metals that transform products into hand-crafted designer relics,” says Val Kolton. “What seemed impossible is now a reality with V-MODA’s new platform.”
Specialized customization isn’t going to be cheap though. Depending on the material you select and if you upload your own design or not (still in beta) you can put some serious hurt on your bank account. In the end though, you will have a truly unique and personal look for your headphones. Here is the break down –
Sterling Silver: $430 for on-ear, $650 for over-ear shield kits; $620 with XS, $900 with Crossfade M-100.
Solid Gold: $4,000-5,500 for on-ear including XS, $9,000-12,800 for over-ear including Crossfade M-100;
Platinum: $12,000-16,000 for on-ear including XS, $27,000-40,000 for over-ear including Crossfade M-100.
All precious metal offerings include a lifetime warranty on the headphones and the option to upload your own design for 3D sculpting by V-MODA’s Italian designers.
Raw, Rhodium and Gold-Plated Metals – Luxury within reach. Personalized shields offer sophisticated designs at an accessible price point. Available in raw brass and raw bronze that patina over time as well as brilliant rhodium plated, 14k gold plated and 14k rose gold plated.
Price: $180-$330 for on-ear, $350-$550 for over-ear shield kits; $370-$520 with XS, $600-$800 with Crossfade M-100. Upload your design (Beta) is included.
Stainless Steel – Steel shields feature a distinctive “Damascus steel” effect that allows you to proudly showcase the advanced 3D technology. Available in matte black, stainless steel, polished gold, polished bronze and matte bronze.
Price: $100 for on-ear, $150 for over-ear shield kits, $270 with XS, $400 with Crossfade M-100. Upload your design (Beta) is included.
Fiber – Available in nine matte and vibrant colors, 3D printed fiber is lightweight and features a matte touch.
Price: $40 for on-ear, $50 for over-ear shield kits (add $20 for upload your design); $200 with XS, $270 with Crossfade M-100.
To get a better look at V-MODA is doing and to gt your order started, direct yourself over to V-MODA.com