Considering the whole gadget spectrum, headphones are usually the first to go.  Let’s face it, we treat them like yesterday’s news.  We tend to throw them around like they’re an after thought.  Tossed in a bag, onto a counter or simply dropped while working out.  So it stands to reason that V-Moda is on to something with the M-80 Metal On-Ear Headphones.

These bad boys are built to last, boasting a steel frame, STEELFLEX headband, interchangeable brushed metal shields, durable microfiber suede and replaceable memory foam cushions.  We’re not sure about the sound quality, but regardless these might just be the most comfortable and durable over the ear headphones we’ve got wind of.  They’re also including two Kevlar-reinforced microphone cables for whatever smartphone you throw at it, in addition to an exoskeleton carrying case.

And just in case you’re skeptical about the sound quality, consider that the M-80′s feature patent-pending and biggest-in-class 40mm dual-diaphragm drivers. And unlike other headphones of a similar ilk, the M-80s us no batteries for sound isoaltion and instead rely on “on immortal acoustic techniques,” whatever that is.  The last part is clearly hyperbole, but we they do say the “sound [is] analogous to Vinyl”.

And if the above isn’t enough to get you to invest in the $230 M-80s, consider the fact that they offer a lifetime replacement program that covers 50% of the cost (this seems to contradict their claim of durability) and that they’ve been tuned “by a legion of legendary musicians, producers and DJs”.

The V-Moda M80s are available now direct from V-Moda and select retailers including The Shack.

Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."