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V-MODA's New SpeakEasy DAC/AMP Lightning® cable delivers unparalleled audio quality for Apple iOS devices

New, versatile SpeakEasy cable improves iPhone and iPad audio with hi-res analog sound.


V-MODA, the award-winning manufacturer of the world’s finest high-fidelity audio devices, announces the availability of its new SpeakEasy DAC/AMP Lightning Cable. SpeakEasy comes complete with DAC (Digital-to-Analog converter) technology and a built-in amplifier, along with an integrated microphone and remote, for high-end wired audio quality for ideal listening and communication on iOS devices.

“The concept of the SpeakEasy DAC/AMP Lightning Cable started instantaneously after the extinction of the headphone jack, but the execution took years of fine-tuning. We simply listened to what our customers and the market was desperately asking for after Apple removed the 3.5mm headphone jack on iOS devices,” said Val Kolton, CEO of V-MODA. “With SpeakEasy, listeners can keep using many brands of headphones with 3.5mm ports and enjoy audiophile-grade sound quality while plugging into the lighting port on iOS products.”


With most wireless headphones on the market today, audio quality is still compromised when compared to pure analog sound. Many consumers are still not willing to give up the wires and sacrifice high-resolution sound. The SpeakEasy Lightning Cable’s DAC/AMP technology allows listeners to plug in their high-end headphones and listen to audio nuances they have never heard before.

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SpeakEasy integrates a high performance 24-bit DAC (Digital-to-Analog Converter), certified by Apple “Made for iOS” (MFi) standards, to convert digital signal into analog V-MODA high-resolution sound. With a “signal-to-noise ratio” reaching 114dB, SpeakEasy ensures high reliability and a clear decoding of transmitted signal with minimal noise. The SpeakEasy Cable also features V-MODA’s VAMP headphone amp technology to ensure 31mW output power, avoiding the low-quality amps that are traditionally integrated into source devices. SpeakEasy will not deplete power consumption more than a standard analog 3.5mm cable, with only a less-than-5% variance in power usage (tested when listening to music on an iPhone for 4 hours through Apple Music).


V-MODA’s SpeakEasy DAC/AMP Lightning Cable features a separated microphone and 3-button remote control with voice assistance, so users can control volume and music/media playback, make voice calls or command Siri or Google Assistant on Apple devices. The built-in SpeakEasy Microphone is highly sensitive and specially-tuned by V-MODA for crystal clear communication no matter where you are.


Like all V-MODA products, the SpeakEasy DAC/AMP Lightning Cable is built to last. Tested against strictest durability standards, the ARAMID fiber-reinforced cable can withstand 1+ million bends – 100 times the industry standard. It also features a sturdy 24k gold-plated plug for a rock-solid connection and measures 4.43 feet (1.35m), making it the perfect length for any device and any situation. This allows you to make calls while your phone is sitting on your desk or to connect your source device to your car’s AUX-IN socket.

Compatible with all Lightning port Apple products, the SpeakEasy DAC/AMP Lightning Cable is designed and certified to provide optimal use with iOS devices. It is also compatible with all V-MODA over-ear and on-ear headphones, including the Crossfade 2 Wireless Codex Edition, and most brands of detachable 3.5mm (1/8") port headphones such as Beats and other popular headphone brand models.


The SpeakEasy Lighting Cable is available now for $101 on V-MODA.com, Amazon.com and authorized retailers worldwide.

About V-MODA and Roland Japan:

Designed in Milano, V-MODA’s verve is to amplify an authentic music lifestyle via timeless products forged by unparalleled quality, fashion-forward design and an unequivocal passion for music and materials. Led by Chief Visionary Officer and professional musician Val Kolton, V-MODA blends analog renaissance age inspiration, Italian design and precise Japanese engineering. V-MODA products have won 45+ editors’ choice awards and have become essential gear for the world’s top professional musicians.

V-MODA joined forces with Roland of Japan on 808 (August 8, 2016), to redefine and develop the next breakthrough in music products and push the boundaries of audio innovation to reach a global audience of music aficionados. V-MODA and Roland do not tune headphones only as the “artists intended” but as both the “instrument engineer and artists intended.”

Visit V-MODA.com, “like” us at Facebook.com/VMODA and follow us on Twitter (@VMODA) and Instagram (@VMODA).

By Our Press Release Coordinator Wednesday November 28, 2018