V-Moda 3D Printed Headphones
V-Moda provide headphones for some of the biggest DJs on the planet. Their line-up includes Avicii, Paul Oakenfold and the Godfather of the synthesiser, Georgio Moroder. Oddly though, V-Moda’s recent reputation hasn’t relied on the technology inside the headphone, it’s all about what’s decorating it.
The laser-engraved shields that reside on the outside of V-Moda headphones are sought after to say the least. And now the company has taken custom headphones to the next level, by introducing 3D printing into the process of building these shields.
The 3D shields are made from various materials including stainless steel, matte-touch-fibre, raw brass and precious metals. The coolest thing about the V-Moda 3D printing is that they are totally customisable to your preferences. On the website you first choose a base colour, then a material, and finally upload a design or monogram of your choice, which is all included in the price.
It doesn’t take too much knowledge of the periodic table to guess that the precious metals option will obviously make the price of a pair of V-Moda headphones sore. So how expensive could a pair of V-Moda 3D printed headphones set you back then? Well, the most expensive Platinum shields on a pair of Crossfade M-100s will set you back a breath-taking £25,250!
But fear not – You can also get hold of a pair of metallic ones with a sterling silver shield for a far less eye-watering £270. Having said that, that’s still not cheap. And without testing them out for size or seeing them in the flesh, it’s hard to advocate spending that sort of dough.
There are also far more affordable options, with fibre 3D printed shields being included in the price of a pair of XS or Crossfade M-100 headphones for only £125 and £170 respectively. Check out the V-Moda Website for more details and get designing!