Review: V-Moda V-Man is more than a simple headphone stand

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in General Discussion edited March 13
The V-Man from V-Moda is a robust stainless steel sculpture that can hold headphones and other accessories while adding modern Italian style.

V-Man universal object servant and headphone stand
V-Man universal object servant and headphone stand


V-Moda is known for its excellent headphones and its design chops that are always in use across its entire product line. Creating a headphone stand is an extension of that.

There are many low-cost headphones stands out there, but they are fairly unexciting. When designing the V-Man, V-Moda opted to create what amounts to a functional sculpture. Something that is eye-catching on its own but can hold a pair or two of headphones as well as many other objects.

V-Man universal object servant and headphone stand
V-Man universal object servant and headphone stand


"Universal object servant" is how V-Moda describes it, but this may be a bit of a stretch. We certainly appreciate the utility of the object, and in households, with a different decorating threshold than we have, we can see this fitting in throughout the home.

As a headphone stand -- arguably the primary function -- V-Man performs as it should. It is just a stand after all. The groove in the top makes a comfortable spot for headphones to rest without jostling out of place. If the inner cushion of your headphones are particularly soft, they may garner a bit of an indentation from the metal, but should naturally relax when being worn.

V-Man universal object servant and headphone stand
V-Man universal object servant and headphone stand in silver


The entirety of the stand is made from a single piece of steel, which certainly adds to the price over a cast piece of metal or a more affordable/lighter hunk of aluminum. The only foreign material is the silicone feet on the bottom. Because of the steel construction, this stand his a lot of heft to it, enforcing that premium quality.

V-Moda's headphones look and sound great. V-Moda speakers are punch and stylish with custom 3D printed designs. And the headphone amp/DAC has quickly been an accessory we are hard pressed to go without.

V-Man universal object servant and headphone stand box
V-Man universal object servant and headphone stand packaging


When we've used the V-Man universal object servant and headphone stand, we really did appreciate the design and utility, but even with the stylish design, the price point is hard to swallow. Those with the means to spend some extra cash on a steel sculpture that doubles as a headphone stand will certainly be happy with the V-Man, but it certainly won't be for everyone.

Rating 2.5 out of 5

Where to buy

If you are captivated by the good looks of the V-Man, you can find it on Amazon for $99 with Prime shipping in matte black or matte silver.

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 4
    sdw2001sdw2001 Posts: 16,929member
    [...]
    This is one of those products that 

    1) Can’t believe is real 
    2) Can’t believe costs $100 
    3) Can’t believe AI reviewed 
    edited March 14 beowulfschmidt
  • Reply 2 of 4
    jSnivelyjSnively Posts: 327administrator
    sdw2001 said:
    [...]
    This is one of those products that 

    1) Can’t believe is real 
    2) Can’t believe costs $100 
    3) Can’t believe AI reviewed 
    And I can't believe you quoted the entire article in your post 😁
  • Reply 3 of 4
    There are many low-cost headphones stands out there, but they are fairly unexciting.
    I guess I can understand why someone would part with a hundred dollars for something truly exciting, but I personally will take the unexciting and less than $10 banana stand currently on my desk.  Or the $2 hook eye my daughter has screwed into the underside of my her desk.

    sdw2001 said:
    This is one of those products that 

    1) Can’t believe is real 
    2) Can’t believe costs $100 
    3) Can’t believe AI reviewed 
    The review has served one of a review's purposes.  It affirmed the basic correctness of my purchase of an alternate item which is just as functional, and much, much less expensive. :)
    Gaby
  • Reply 4 of 4
    GabyGaby Posts: 51member
    Talk about lost in translation. Universal object servant?! I mean I’m Italian, and it doesn’t translate well either. All I can say is whomever is in charge of marketing should be shot.... and twice for good measure, because this crap shouldn’t have made it past prototyping let alone receive such a ridiculous name. 
    As for exciting, LOL that really made me chuckle.  Thank you for making me smile AI
    edited March 14
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