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V-Moda Crossfade M-100 Headphones hands-on

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V-Moda Crossfade M-100 Headphones hands-on
Unless you've been hiding under a rock for the last year or so, you might notice something peculiar when looking at some of the folks riding on the subway. We're talking about over-the-ear headphones here, you know, the kind that makes a fashion statement of sort when worn. Across the land, Beats' portfolio is well-known, as the marketing push behind it is simply unmatched at the moment, however, if you're looking to scope out the cream of the crop in the headphones world, you ought to set your sights on the V-Moda Crossfade M-100 Over-Ear Noise-Isolating Headphones.

Let's talk about style! Frankly, there's plenty of it seen throughout the design of the V-Moda Crossfade M-100. On one hand, it doesn't try to be as futuristic looking as some of its highly-esteemed rivals, but it's graceful in the way that it pays homage to some classical styles. Above all, its construction is top-notch and exceeds the quality of its competition! So much so that it feels almost indestructible with its steel frame – not to mention, it has a personalization aspect with its interchangeable aircraft grade metal shields. When it comes to comfort, too, it excels with its padded Steelflex headband and supple BLISS memory foam cushions that are surrounding the ear cups.

Adding some much-wanted worth to its overall package, the V-Moda Crossfade M-100 features passive noise isolation when it's worn – meaning, it blocks out a small amount of environmental noise. Truly setting itself apart, this pair is extremely well-rounded with its audio quality. So much so that it delivers a consistent quality to all tones! Although it's not as head pounding with its bass output when compared to those from Beats' line, it's actually effective enough to not come off as over-done. At the same time, mids and highs don't drown out when it's pushed to the loudest volume setting, and instead, they're crisp enough to be enjoyed by the ear. Heck, even using the V-Moda Crossfade M-100 for phone calls is a pleasure as well – especially considering that its passive noise isolation properties does well to keep our attention on voices.

When it comes down to it, there's no arguing that many people are probably going to be shocked by the $300 price tag attached to these puppies. Certainly, it's at a price level that some would perceive to be excessive, but taking into account its quality construction and superb audio output, it's something that will appease hardened folks in the music industry, but also us everyday people who yearn for something that will undeniably make a statement.

source: V-Moda



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posted on 08 Apr 2013, 17:00

1. joseg81 (Posts: 166; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)


i own a pair of Crossfade LPs and they're amazing. i can't recommend them enough to everybody. definitely worth the money. i got mine off of Amazon for $60 (after using a $60 gift card i got from work).

posted on 08 Apr 2013, 17:04

2. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)


Vmoda makes good headphones for the price, even better if you use something like a fiio e17.

posted on 08 Apr 2013, 17:24 1

3. SmartPhoneStream (Posts: 160; Member since: 21 Jun 2012)


If you are willing to drop around $300 on headphones, these or the Sennheiser Momentums are the most logical choices. Beats are not total crap like everyone says, but they are total crap for the price they sell for. Also you should mention the extra cable they come with which allows you to plug another pear of ear/headphones into them, or that you can plug another pair of ear/headphones into the headphones them selves.

posted on 08 Apr 2013, 18:24

4. KParks23 (Posts: 452; Member since: 13 Oct 2010)


If u spend 300$ on headphones and get anything other than sennheiser ur a moron.. Everytime I see someone with beats on i just wanna smack them in the face!

posted on 08 Apr 2013, 19:28

5. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)


I spent $300 on my ultrasone pro 900s, excellent headphones that pump out very nice bass that doesn't leak into the mids/highs. Horrible without an amp and good dac though, an amp wakes them up a lot and a good dac brings out their true potential.

posted on 08 Apr 2013, 20:30

6. SmartPhoneStream (Posts: 160; Member since: 21 Jun 2012)


Every time my friends tell me they're going to drop 200 or 300 dollars on headphones, i tell them to either buy high quality headphones or mid range headphones and buy an amp with them, amps make a world's difference in sound quality.

posted on 08 Apr 2013, 22:24

7. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)


Yup, was disappointed in them till i hooked them up to my Receiver I used at my pc (hk3490), made them actually sound like I would expect $300 headphones to sound. I also have a fiio e17 but I prefer the sound of the HK3490, its just a receiver isn't portable.

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