I consider myself a quintessential music dilettante rather than an audiophile and my music-verse revolves around experiencing new headphones and writing reviews on them. It was my first encounter with any amplifier (it felt like I’ve been living in Stone Age).
I met an old friend and told about my website and he showed me one of the most stunning gadgets, The V-MODA VAMP Verza Universal Headphone Amplifier with DAC. I quickly connected it with my iPhone, did all the necessary connections and mounted my Audio-Technica ATH-M50 over my head. I could not speak for next 5 minutes as I was lost in absorbing each and every single piece of music pouring in my ears. The Nirvana moment for me.
V-MODA has always been the true musketeer in the field of sound packed with astonishing beauty but this piece has broken all the barriers. Verza is designed by Val-Kolton in Milan, Italy and manufactured in Japan (no compromise with the quality).
These are the world’s first docking headphone amps which work with iOS, Android and Windows devices as well. Equipped with two audio DACs (one for Droid / PCs and another for iOS… amazing), this beauty delivers 150mW output and is equipped with 2200 mAh Lithium-Ion battery which lasts up to 7 hours.
As far as the looks are concerned, it is one of the most stunning devices. Verza is forged in brushed black metal with matte black finish and comes with interchangeable METALLO cases and VERZADOCK to convert your smartphone into hi-fi. Once you handle it, it feels premium, looks expensive and definitely a head turner if you hold it in your hand.
Verza is available at Amazon at $598 with 1 year warranty and 60 days return policy which is the best I found online.
I think, I would gift V-MODA Verza to myself in couple of months or at Christmas and write a detailed review of it.