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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
Conclusion: Le fond et la forme. V-Moda sort enfin la référence qui lui manquait et qui pourra, immanquablement, le réconcilier avec le public audiophile. Difficile de voir en ce M80 un frère du LP tant la qualité sonore est supérieure et la maitrise aux antipodes.