V-MODA for True Blood collection: Vamp style for TV tie-in

We've had celebrity headphone endorsements, like 50 Cent and Dr Dre, so why not vampires? V-MODA – whose Crossfade LP headphones we reviewed last year – has announced a deal with hit HBO series True Blood, to create the V-MODA for True Blood collection.

The line-up will consist of in-ear buds up to full headphones, with plenty of metal and Kevlar-reinforced cables to keep them distinct. There's plenty of vampire-themed puns in the V-MODA press release, but we were impressed by the audio quality from the Crossfade LP set to listened to, so we're reasonably hopeful that the True Blood collection won't be all bark and no bite (sorry, we couldn't help it).

Pricing is yet to be confirmed for the six models, though they should all go on sale by the time True Blood hits the airwaves again on June 26. However, we also have a giveaway coming up where you can win a pair, so keep reading SlashGear for details on how to enter!

Press Release:

V-MODA and HBO® Partner to Create "V-MODA for True Blood" Line

Sexy, stylish headphones for those whose lives begin at night

June 1, 2011 – Hollywood, Calif. – V-MODA, the music lifestyle brand that pioneered the fashion headphone category, and HBO, America's most successful premium television company, today announce their partnership to establish a collection of headphones that embodies the spirit of the award-winning series, True Blood®. Scheduled to launch this June, the "V-MODA for True Blood" collection offers six models ranging from ear buds to headphones, including a brand new style specifically crafted for this line. The "Hearwear" is tailored to the tastes and sensibilities of the millions who identify with True Blood's alluring, sexy style.

In V-MODA, Chief Visionary Officer and DJ, Val Kolton, created a lifestyle brand that naturally aligns with True Blood's sexy night life. True Blood fans, music lovers, night-dwellers and artisans alike will be drawn to the headphones' almost immortal durability, made possible by V-MODA's MaterialEDGE military-tough testing processes and over four years of quality engineering. The product line's timeless materials – metal, Kevlar®-reinforced cables and luxurious fabrics – ensure functionality that, like True Blood's vampires, can span years without signs of deterioration. And most importantly, each product has been masterfully tuned alongside legendary musicians, producers and DJs to deliver "supernatural" sound.

"The fantastical world of True Blood speaks to the vision and values of the V-MODA Tribe," says Kolton. "Our products have been carefully crafted for those whose style and sophistication have evolved through the ages. With each season, more and more people have found it impossible to resist the allure of True Blood and we think the same will be true of the new "V-MODA for True Blood" line. Like the show, it's appealingly seductive."

"Music is a very integral part of the story telling for all of our programming, especially True Blood," stated James Costos, vice president Licensing & Retailing, HBO. "So it made sense for us to partner with V-MODA which is an extremely forward-thinking music accessories company. In addition, their brand mirrors the edgy, provocative qualities that are so closely associated with the show."

Arriving in time for the show's fourth season premiere on June 26th, the "V-MODA for True Blood" line will be unveiled and available at select retailers, including V-MODA.com, Amazon (Amazon), (Newegg), and the HBO Shop® at (42nd St. & 6th Ave) and online (www.store.hbo.com).