Summary: We were impressed with the Crossfade M-80s from start to finish, whether it was the unbelievably crisp and sharp sound, the durability of the headphones, or the customization of the shields to make the M-80s more personal. Using powerful drivers and without relying on artificial methods, V-Moda has created a pair of headphones that produces incredibly pure, clean tones which clearly beat out most of its competitors on the market.
Summary: Aside from the iPhone microphone, which is just an added-value bonus anyway, the M-80/V-80 headphones won over the hearts of all our reviewers including myself. V-Moda really hit their stride with this model aesthetically, sonically and comfort wise and we have no reservations about giving the V-80/M-80 our highest honor, the Power Award.
Android and our Search for Superior Sound – V-Moda Crossfade M-80 [Full Review]
26 November 2012
Conclusion: These are the first headphones I’ve tested in a whole series of reviews I’m currently working on and it sure is going to be hard to work through the rest when I feel like I just tested and best overall set of headphones available today. They are portable, strong and sound amazing and I have no hesitation in recommending that any audiophile or casual gamer and movies go straight out and buy a pair of these amazing headphones. They feel like they will last forever.
V-MODA Crossfade M-80 Review: The Sound Quality Is Exceeded Only By The Durability
1 November 2012
Summary: The M80's are an amazing choice for anyone looking for headphones that pump out great sound and will last forever, even in tough conditions. In fact, the only real flaw is an exceptionally minor one in that they get slightly uncomfortable after extended use. If you can afford the $230 cost of entry, you'll be well-rewarded for your troubles.
Summary: When I first heard that HBO’s True Blood Vampire series was teaming up with V-Moda to create a set of headphones, I must admit that I was a bit skeptical. Usually when a TV show gets involved with other forms of entertainment, the consumer is left with a watered-down and expensive product that is more of a novelty than it is a useful item. I am happy to report that I was completely wrong with my initial assumptions.
Pros: Durable Metal (Steel) Construction, Lightweight and Comfortable, Professional Sound Quality with Great Sound Isolation, Replaceable metal faceplates to change style/color, Comes with (2) Detachable/Replaceable Kevlar Cables (one with Mic for Cell phone usage, and one for monitoring)
Cons: Durable Metal (Steel) Construction, Lightweight and Comfortable, Professional Sound Quality with Great Sound Isolation, Replaceable metal faceplates to change style/color, Comes with (2) Detachable/Replaceable Kevlar Cables (one with Mic for Cell phone usage, and one for monitoring)
Conclusion: The V-Moda Crossfade M-80 offers an alluring, on-ear design and enjoyable audio performance. But with some distortion at high volumes, this pair doesn’t quite compete with other headphones in this price range.
Pros: Overall strong audio performance at reasonable listening levels. Interesting-looking, comfortable design. Cable is detachable, and comes with a spare. Built-in iPhone/iPad/iPod touch controls.
Cons: Overpriced. Distorts slightly on deep bass tracks at high volumes. Can sound a bit too bright on certain types of music. iPhone controls are awkwardly placed.
Excerpt: As headphones become more popular as an audio accessory and fashion statement, some companies have been able to adapt to this evolving market better than others. Some lean more towards the design while others cater to the audiophile crowd. V-Moda has tried to have it both ways. With the over-ear (circumaural) Crossfade LP, they succeeded in pleasing both groups. However, many people prefer a smaller, on-ear (supra-aural) headphone design.
Pros: Excellent sound; worth the cost, Sound is improved over previous V-Moda headphones, Well made, Universal and Apple compatible volume/MIC cords, Protective Case
Cons: Expensive, Not as comfortable as Crossfade LP
Excerpt: V-MODA is one of those firms that at first blush seems to be European—right up until you discover the marketing tagline that proclaims the company’s headphones are “inspired in Italy, designed in Hollywood.” That fascinating set of influences means that V-MODA headphones tend as a rule to offer Euro-chic styling but also to feature construction details that exude a robust and almost “mil-spec” vibe.
Excerpt: From an aesthetic standpoint, there’s very little to say about M-80 and V-80 that hasn’t already been said about Crossfade LP, and that’s a good thing: Crossfade LP was one of the sharpest-looking headphone designs we’ve ever seen. The smaller versions feature almost the exact same metal, plastic, and fabric styling as the larger model, but with smaller ear cups and headband components that are designed to keep the earcups on your ears rather than around them.