Summary: They sound great, look even better and if you’ve had enough of the same boring old-fashioned brands, then the V-Moda Crossfade LP have enough street smarts and appeal to pass for the real deal.
Summary: The basics The V-Moda Crossfade LP delivers up a pair of 50mm drivers in a nice and compact over-the-ear design. The angular cans have a smooth industrial design that comes neatly packaged in a stunning molded carry case. With an overall weight of 280g, these are quite heavy headphones for their compact size. Little touches, like the Kevlar coated cable and quarter-inch adapter add up to a nicely rounded package.
Pros: Designed as much for visual impact as for audio quality, you won’t be surprised to find the build quality on offer here is amazing. The chrome finish of the hinges to the leather of the head strap all feels top-notch, making these cans a pleasure to wear indoors and out. Shipping with two cables, both with 24k gold-plated 3.5mm jacks, one with an inline mic, you can choose between plugging into your stereo or smartphone with ease. It’s the small details that impress, ...
Cons: There is nothing seriously wrong with the Crossfade LP, so it’s more little niggles than faults. The chrome hinges look great but feel awkward when slipping the headphones on or taking them off. Then there is the fact the covers are built-in, so can’t be replaced, little things as we say but there still the same.
Conclusion: Exemple exceptionnel de contraste entre forme et fond, ce modèle a choisi une voie assez simple pour un rendu qui ne l’est pas moins, celui d’un casque basseux mais incontrôlé, laissant derrière lui un niveau de détails famélique et une orientation totale vers les musiques de construction simple. Un objet exceptionnel mais un casque décevant. Reste que ce Crossfade LP est meilleur que le Monster Solo dans à peu près tous les domaines.