Forza Metallo Wireless
These headphones really went above and beyond our expectations. They really match up to what the company billed them as, a perfect headphone for everything from your workout to your commute to work.
Staying true to their signature styling, the Metallo Wireless comes in a hexagonal black and orange box. Inside the box you’ll find a fabric pouch, a microUSB charging cable, three pairs of sport fins in varying sizes, and eight different size pairs of soft, silicon tips. Also included in an instruction manual with all the usual setup, use, and operation information. And as an added bonus, the instructions aren’t in broken English, so you know they’re legit.back to menu ↑
The battery pack sits comfortably on the back of your neck, being considerably less bulky and cumbersome than some of the other neckband style competitors. Instead of extending the controls on the neckband, protruding all the way around your neck, V-Moda has opted to go the route of sleek and low-profile. The controls are provided on two small remotes that extend from the battery pack on thick, coated titanium wire. We have found that this lessens the feeling of having the battery weigh down on your neck, and we wish other neckband style headphones would adopt this design feature.
The right remote features the volume controls and a central multi-use button for play, pause, and song skipping. The left remote has the power button, an LED indicator light to tell you when the headphones have been paired correctly, and two microphones to ensure voice clarity during phone calls.
Moving down the wire now to our last stop, the earbuds. The first thing you’ll notice is their size. They are certainly very small, which allows them to stay in your ears comfortably for long periods of time.
As with all the other V-Moda headphones we’ve tested, the appearance is customizable. The user can buy many different covers ranging from 3D printed plastic to gold metal to attach to the outside of the earphone. But on this kind of headset, we prefer the option that gives the smallest, lowest profile. The aircraft grade aluminum housing is stylish enough for us.back to menu ↑
[perfectpullquote align=”right” color=”#29406e” size=”20″]The numerous fit options and accessories makes the Forza Metallo Wireless one of the most comfortable in-ear headphones we’ve tried.[/perfectpullquote]
The cables are a tad bit long, and tend to hang a little while in your ears. Those of us with long necks will appreciate it, but the cables could get caught on something if you’re not careful. Although, the length of the cables are totally forgiven once you put the earphones in. These headphones are very comfortable. The three different sizes of sport fins means that no matter the size of your ear, the headphones will stay in place during even the most rigorous workout. Also, the many options of earpieces means you’ll always get a proper seal for great bass response and noise isolation.
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These headphones have a few other cool features are worthy of note. First, the Metallo Wireless headphones are have a sweat and water resistant nano-coating, allowing them to function well during hard workouts. Second, similar to other similar headband style headphones, the neckband vibrates when you get a call. And last but not least, V-Moda has included FastCharge technology, which allows the headphones to get two whole hours of charge in just 15 minutes if you’re in a rush. Pretty cool. In addition, a full charge only takes 1.5 hours, and they last 10 hours.
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As expected from V-Moda, these headphones sound great. We’ve tried many in-ear headphones over the years, and we can safely say that the Forza Metallo Wireless is one of the best sounding in-ear headphone in this price range. Every frequency coming from the drivers are crisp and clear. Even the low end, bass frequencies are dynamic and pleasurable even with the volume cranked up, a rarity in the in-ear market.
The be honest, we thought the Forza Metallo Wireless headphones shared a sound closer to wired on ear headphones, which was unexpected. While many in-ear counterparts have a central, tight sound, these headphones gave a dynamic,
large, warm sound. And to top it off, there were none of those annoying connection noise you get in lower quality Bluetooth headphones.
Probably the best in-ear headphones you can buy for the price.
- Very Comfortable
- Great sound reproduction
- Customizable Design
- Water Resistant
- Not the best battery life
- Cords could be a little shorter