Summary: After much research, I decided to purchase new headphones. I had been looking for good headphones for about 6 months, until I finally decided to purchase the V-Moda Crossfade M-80s. At first I was more inclined to in-ear headphones, particularly Klipsch S4s or Bose IE2. Then, I started law school and saw several classmates wearing Beats Solo and Beats Studios, apart from all the kids on the street.
Summary: This won't be an in depth review, just a few short impressions. Scored these for $90 at Radioshack. I always wanted to try a V-Moda headphone that wasn't too bass heavy.
Since all my portable players were dead I used my O2+Modi (transparent IMO). The low mids were shoved in my bass and these were too bassy. Well guess what? The cause was my powered USB hub crapping up the sound and with the amp/dac and these headphones I was able to detect it. Problem fixed!
Pros: Fairly balanced sound, not too dark, clear sounding
Summary: V-moda Crossfade M-80 review.
Note: I really am not much of an audiophile. My headphones before this were MDR XB500’s and the only reasons I chose these over the Senn HD-25-1-ii was the looks, and that I liked the M-80’s sound a bit better. I also have about 50 hours on this, and I think they have reached their expected performance. If anything changes, I’ll post it here.
Also, really sorry for the lack of pictures.
Summary: I would like to thank VModa for including me in their VModa Crossfade M80 voyage.
OK when I opened my package from Vmoda I was surprised at how small the retail packaging was. Then as I opened it up I was pleasantly surprised at the high quality custom moulded case inside. It was solid and very posh. When I opened up the case my breath was actually taken away for a second or to by how beautiful the headphones were.
Pros: full sound with plenty of bass, clear forward midrange, large sound stage.
Cons: treble can be to polite and lacks detail, midrange can be harsh on some tracks
Summary: So here's my first mini-review. Kinda late, but I like these so much that I had to write a review for them xD
One of the reasons I bought the V-MODA M80 is because I wanted a portable headphone that has good SQ and yet has the ability to turn heads. I also wanted my portables to have very good build quality and decent isolation because I will be using them during travel. Another factor for my ideal portable cans was…well, portability!
Pros: balanced sound, very portable (small+light), comfortable even with glasses, looks great
Cons: wind noise is noticeable, somewhat weak highs
Summary: I was lucky enough to be a part of the V-Moda M80 discussion group, I would like to thank V-Moda for allowing me to review this set of magnificent headphones and wish them great success in the future...
So nice to see an American brand produce a portable Titan worthy of going toe to toe with all of the best on ear portables out there. The M80 is truly worth every penny you'll end up paying for it.
Pros: Large Soundstage, Build Quality, Very Well Rounded, Plenty of Bass, Great Mids, Smooth Highs
Cons: While the Highs are very smooth, they lack detail, sparkle and any engaging qualities