For years the V-Moda brands have been a great alternative compared to Beats. The same applies to the Forza Metallo Wireless earphones. You get big bass delivered with a better balance and detail. Furthermore, the Forza Metallo is different as it is refined. But is that all these headphones offer? Read the full V-Moda Forza Metallo wireless review here.
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V-Moda Forza Metallo Wireless Review
Forza Metallo Wireless Design
When you look at the V-Moda Forza Metallo, you expect a complete plastic structure to help minimize the weight. The fact is that it is entirely the opposite. The wireless earphones have small earpieces made of aluminum. The bullets attach to the flexible neckband with cabling. The truth is they look similar to the Momentum In-Ear Wireless from Sennheiser. So if you have looked at the latter, you will find it is flawless in design.
The Forza Metallo cables loop in the front and give enough slack when you rotate the head. When walking around, the Forza Metallo is perfect, but when exercising, we found using the ear hook supplied better to keep them secure. While they do not look like sports headphones, they do have the specs for it. You do not see any official water-resistance rating, but it has been tested for sweat and more. Furthermore, it has the same Nano coating found on sports earphones to help repel liquid. Moreover, you get loads of other features from:
- Fast Charging
- Dual Microphones
- Vibrating Neckband
- aptX Support
The battery life is reasonable at 10-hours, but we did find using them at high volumes depletes the cells quicker. The only missing function is NFC.
So how do you control the Forza Metallo?
There are buttons built into each side of the neckband to play/pause, change the volume, and switch tracks. What did surprise us is decent noise isolation. During a trip on a train, we found we had no use of boosting the volume. On the other hand, you get loads of goodies in the package. You get eight pairs of BLISS fittings in different sizes, three pairs of sports fins, two pairs of Remix Rings, and carrying pouch.
Performance of the Forza Metallo Wireless
One thing that is disappointing using the wireless earphones is the reliability of it. When you move about a lot, you get momentary cut-outs. Furthermore, the earphones not rock solid with connection compare to Beats but can depend on the phone you use as well. While the Bluetooth performance is not excellent, the sound makes up for it. These are the best sounding neckband headphones available. Moreover, the 5.8mm dynamic drivers not anything special, but the clarity of the upper mids and treble is excellent.
You get a detailed sound that is not harsh on the ears. Even listening to instruments sound fantastic, and the bass quality is excellent. Compared to the Momentum in-ear wireless, you do get a smaller soundstage without the thick luxury richness. So you cannot expect the same sound effect. However, you can pull off some tricks and can pick apart some arrangements with your ears. Audio snobs will find the wireless earphone a pleasure to use.
Forza Metallo Wireless Specs
- Battery: 10-hours
- Color: Gun Metal Black and White Silver
- Cord Type: Bluetooth
- Extras: Dual-Pairing and three-buttons smart control
- Form Factor: In-ear
- Included: Italian Carry Pouch, eight pairs of BLISS Fittings, three pairs Active Flex Sports Fins, two pairs of Remix Rings
- Noise Isolation: Yes
- Warranty: 1-year
- Weight: 22.5 grams
Forza Metallo Wireless Pros and Cons
What we like:
- Excellent clarity and detail
- The bass sound is balanced
What we do not like:
- The wireless performance is not the best
Should You Buy it?
Yes, if you want a minimal design for wearing all day. The Titanium neckband gives you a comfortable fit with outstanding sound. While not certified for activewear the construction is durable enough to withstand sweat. Furthermore, the earphones sit securely without falling out. With all the fantastic accessories, you can get a secure fit, and the noise isolation in the Forza Metallo is the best. Using the Bluetooth connection is effortless and has a range of 33 feet, plus you can pair it to two devices at the same time. You can enjoy controlling your music with the three buttons remote and receive calls with the microphone.
For some of the best wireless earphones, the V-Moda Forza Metallo is one of them. You get a smart look and the designs practical. The sound is excellent but the Bluetooth performance is a bit of a letdown. While not flawless they still stand out for commuting and workouts. Furthermore, you can pair the earphones with two devices simultaneously. Aside from the glitch in the wireless connection, we can still recommend them for sound.