Check out the $40,000 gold plated headphones that are 3D printed


V-MODA aims to cash in the latest craze of customizing premium devices using 3D printing technology. Using their state-of-the-art “Forg3D” technology the company can allow for customers to personalize their purchases for their line of headphones from the brand like the M-100 Crossfade and XS series. This is a step up from the laser printing style that they already had up and running for customers of these headphones. Users could choose a design and the company would laser-engrave the same onto the shield fitted onto the ear-cups.

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The process is pretty straight-forward, one simply has to choose the base color for their headphones, then the 3D shield material they wish to have added, followed by a design and monogram. The designs can be thoroughly unique as the company aims to allow users to upload their own art. This particular aspect of the procedure is however, still in a testing phase. Users can even choose from a variety of precious materials to ‘up’ the premium ante of these devices. Options range from Sterling Silver which would set you back about $430 per earphone cup to $650 for over-ear shield kits; Solid Gold at $4,000-5,500 for on-ear additions and $9,000-12,800 for over-ear; and even Platinum for $12,000-16,000 for on-ear ranging to $27,000-40,000 for the over-ear series.
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These kits are also available in Stainless Steel and Fiber which are obviously a lot more affordable and range from $100 to $400. Fiber is available in nine matte finished options and other colors and are priced between $40 to $270.

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Their custom collection is already available and ready to go, and for those looking at having a further personalized set of premium headphones, you’ll have to wait till V–MODA launches a send-in-your-own-design facility; it’ll give you some time to start saving up.

[Via – Slash Gear]