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Fangbangers and Audiophiles Listen Up: V-Moda True Blood V-80 Headphones Hands-On

Truebie's rejoice! Now you can proclaim seriously fangbanging style while listening to great audio. The V-Moda True Blood V-80 On-Ear Headphones are now on sale at,, or for $230, and we recently got to sink our fangs into them for a test drive.

What that $230 buys you is much more than a True Blood logo (as if that wasn't reason enough). Included in the collectible True Blood box is a detachable, Kevlar-reinforced 1-button audio/mic cable, a professional grade audio only cable, Scotchguarded and suede-covered steelflex headband, ergosoft memory foam ear cups with brushed metal face plates, and a hard-sided carrying case. The 3.5mm plug is iPhone, Android, Blackberry, and tablets compatible.

Built to last, these compact on-ear headphones come with a two-year warranty and the new Immortal Life Replacement Program, which means you'll get 50-percent off lifetime discount to replace a damaged pair. V-Moda can presumably promise this because of the company's extensive military-grade durability testing for the MIL-STD-810G specification.

But it's the "supernatural sound" quality that really offers something to write home about. During our hands-on time with the V-80s we noted smooth, clear, and bass-friendly sound while listening to house and pop music. We credit the sound-quality to the biggest-in-class 40mm high-fidelity drivers. Despite only sporting passive sound-isolation, this pair totally blocked out all sense of those around us in a humming newsroom as we rocked out to "Bad Things" by Jace Everett.

You will soon be able to "shapeshift" the pair by purchasing additional, True Blood-themed shields for $25 a pop, and we personally can't wait for our Fangtasia plate to arrive.

A lover of lists and deadlines, Anna Attkisson covers apps, social networking, tablets, chromebooks and accessories. She loves each of her devices equally, including the phablet, three tablets, three laptops and desktop. She joined the Laptop Mag staff in 2007, after working at Time Inc. Content Solutions where she created custom publications for companies from American Express to National Parks Foundation.