Summary: Table of Contents You can CTRL+F or Command+F the following to get to a certain point in my review, or just scroll through and look for the big, bold headings. If you want the gist of my review, sections V and VI are the most important parts. Preamble (Introduction to the M-100) I.
Pros: Excellent mobile headphone, really great chest-hitting bass, fairly detailed, non-fatiguing treble, folding mechanism is sturdy, modular design
Cons: Shallow earpads, odd presentation of instruments/soundstage, too much bass, laid-back midrange, laid-back upper-treble, fragile zipper on case
Excerpt: Described as "headphones built for the people, by the people," V-Moda created the Crossfade M-100s after soliciting feedback from more than 200 industry professionals, recording artists, DJs and audiophiles.
Summary: Expensive but with so much care poured into the construction and bundled accessories, it's not hard to see these are the brainchild of a music-first company. Yes, we would have liked more insight into the details of recording, but there are other headphones for that.