V-Moda has made its name as the choice headphones for high profile DJs the likes of Deadmau5, Avicii and Eric Morillo. The V-Moda Crossfade M-100 are the fourth over the ear headphones in the Crossfade LP range that delivers a bass-heavy sound housed in a stylish, portable design.
The M-100s have been crowdsourced using feedback from DJs, artists, producers and the V-Moda online community to shape the sound and features like the inclusion of dual inputs and the new collapsible earcups.
In its humble beginnings as a company, V-Moda was all about making fashion headphones. Now it’s about delivering the sound that will make audiophiles purr. That’s not to say it has forgotten its fashionista roots with the M-100 headphones.
Available in matte black, grey or white, the M-100s might not shout ‘look at me’ like Beats do, but V-Moda leaves its extravagant mark in a more subtle way.
From the steel frame to the tough plastic ear cups, these can take a knock or two, that’s for sure. That can also be extended to the leather-covered headband that has impressive flexibility. The Kevlar cable is tangle-free and has a 24k gold 3.5mm plug. There’s an exoskeleton carry case to store them in, but we had no qualms tossing these into the bottom of a bag.
The V-Moda Crossfade headphones, like the rest of the range, are stylishly crafted and built to last. The bass is still heavy but it’s a more pleasurable experience for the ears than it has ever been before.
If you are willing to pay the extra, you’ll not be disappointed with the audio, the elegant yet durable design and the features like dual inputs and customizable plates that make them stand out from a congested headphone crowd.
price: $310 usd