The headphones that we’re about to describe are highly expensive, but that’s not necessarily because they are luxurious, as they feature no particularly extravagant adornments. The reason behind their potentially overwhelming price tag is related to a 3D-printing process that allows the owners to customize the products extensively. Basically, the owner chooses a logo or an inscription that he would like to see on the ear cups, and V-MODA engraves said logo using laser technology.
The process involves picking a base color as well as a material for the 3D shield, a design and a monogram. However, the expensive part comes when the users choose to adorn the headphones with precious materials. Sterling silver, for example, would cost $430 per earphone cup or $650 for over-ear shield kits. Solid gold prices range between $4,000 and $5,500 for the ear-ons and $9,000 to $12,800 for the over-ear versions. Finally, Platinum costs $12,000 to $16,000 for on-ear as well as $27,000 to $40,000 for the over-ear variant. Considerably cheaper offerings are made out of stainless steel and fiber, and they cost between $100 and $400. The absolute cheapest option is fiber, which is priced between $40 and $270.
[Via – Slash Gear]