V-MODA is a private international company specializing in the design and production of high-end mobile audio products, including headphones, earphones, portable amplifiers, protection ear plugs and accessories.

IndustryAudio electronics
HeadquartersHollywood, California, United States
Key people
Val Kolton, Founder & CEO
Joe Bucknall, Chief Designer
ProductsHeadphone, earphone, amplifier, protection ear plugs and accessories


Founded in 2004 as a high-performance audio manufacturer and recognized to be the first to popularize the fashion headphones industry.[1][2][3] V-MODA is one of the professional headphone brands preferred by DJs and audiophiles.[4][5][6]


The company was founded in 2004 by Val Kolton, a professional DJ and producer.[7] He originally focused on technological innovation and new patents to develop the "Kolton Technology" fashion headphone lines for DJs.[citation needed] The products and brand were designed in Italy, in Milan and Venice, on frequent design research trips. In 2006 the firm launched several product lines and became the first high-fidelity fashion headphone manufacturer, with 33,000 units in 11 colors, and the company changed its name to V-MODA.[8]

In 2007, working with Apple, the company released the Vibe Duo product line completely designed for Apple iPhones and iPods, a milestone for the business. This was the first third-party headphone for Apple iPhone & iPod.[9]

V-MODA began developing the M series in 2010 (for Modern audiophiles). 2011 saw the launch of the first M series on-ear headphones, the M-80, soon followed by the M-100 over-ear headphones. Around the same time, the company opened its Hong Kong office to handle logistics, manufacturing and sales for the Asia Pacific and Europe Regions. In 2013, Val Kolton moved to Milan and Munich to form V-MODA Milano S.r.l. design studios. V-MODA Milano creates and designs all the products and content for V-MODA worldwide subsidiaries.[citation needed]


The company has offices in Hollywood, California in United States and a design studio in Milan, Italy. Regional offices are also located in London and Hong Kong. The firm assembles custom products in Los Angeles and has factories in Japan and Shenzhen, China. V-MODA has sales channels in Italy, France, Germany, UK, Spain, Switzerland, Belgium, Netherlands, Russia, Hong Kong, China, Thailand, Singapore, Japan, Canada, USA.[10]


  1. ^ "V-MODA Crossfade M-80 and V-80 True Blood Headphones". InnerFidelity. November 2011. Retrieved May 12, 2014.
  2. ^ "iPhoneFAQ". iPhoneFAQ. Aug 2007. Retrieved August 21, 2013.
  3. ^ "Smooth Sounds". Profile Magazine. July–September 2012. Retrieved August 21, 2013.
  4. ^ "V-MODA Crossfade M-100 Headphones Review". DJBooth. Jun 2013. Retrieved August 21, 2013.
  5. ^ "Avicii at Tomorrow land". Youtube. Aug 2012. Retrieved August 21, 2013.
  6. ^ "Highest Rated Headphones by Head-Fi Forum Audiophiles". Head-Fi. May 2014. Retrieved May 12, 2014.
  7. ^ "20 of the Best Headphone Brands". headfonic.com. Retrieved February 25, 2015.
  8. ^ "Smooth Sounds". Profile Magazine. July–September 2012. Retrieved August 21, 2013.
  9. ^ "iPhoneFAQ". iPhoneFAQ. Aug 2007. Retrieved August 21, 2013.
  10. ^ "V-MODA Verified Resellers". V-MODA. May 2014. Retrieved May 12, 2014.

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