While over ear headphones can provide pumping and comprehensive sounds, it can be quite bulky and heavy on the head. However, the high-end V-Moda Crossfade Wireless manages to provide both the sound and comfort at a high satisfying level. In this review, we will take a close look at this top-performing headphone and see what makes the users love them. It has received a rave rating online as high as 4.9 stars on Amazon.com!
The Design and Features
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V-MODA Crossfade Wireless Over-Ear Headphone - Gunmetal Black
Eye-catching is the one word that we can use to define the look of V-Moda Crossfade Wireless Over-Ear Headphone. It is a result of five years of long research and development from the manufacturer. Many users loved the good and expensive look of this product. The headphone is available in four different skin colors – red, black, silver and white. Shape wise, it might be a bit bulky but it is surprisingly lightweight at only 10.4 ounces. It feels very light on your ears and head. You can wear it for hours without a problem. The over-ear headphone features high-end materials that result in a beautiful and cool-looking product. It boasts steel, leather, and cushion foams that provide natural noise isolation. It lies comfortably on your head and does not grab it too tightly. It is so snug fit to the extent that some users even went for a run with it! Besides than the extreme comfort, it is also very durable with a military-grade level. You will receive a carrying case with the purchase.
At the bottom of the unit, there is a Power button with an LED light indicator. The light dims when turned on. There are also control buttons on the headphone. You can adjust the volumes and track selection with the Volume Up, Volume Down, Play, Pause and Command buttons. There is a Micro-USB charging port on the left cup and the 3.5mm jack plug on the right cup. If there is one negative point to talk about this headphone, it has got to be about these buttons. Somehow, it is too rigid and hard to press. We wish it could be more soft and responsive, without having us to hard press it.
- 3D Printed Metal and Fiber Personalization
- Six-star customer service
- One year warranty program
- Exoskeleton carrying case is available
- Carabiner clip included
- Wired latency – 0ms
- Impedance – 30 ohm
- Dimension – 7.2 x 4.1 x 9.3 inches
- Weight – 202 gram
The Bluetooth and Wired Connectivity
V-Moda Crossfade is very versatile. It is compatible with any standard headphone jack, and it operates independently from any power source with the lithium-ion battery. On a full power juice, it can play music for as long as 12 hours and only needs 30 minutes to go on a full charge. Once connected wirelessly via the latest Bluetooth technology, the wireless range goes as far as 33 feet away. On top of that, it can pair with two different smart devices at the same time. The catch is that it only plays music from one device at a time. There is also a built-in hidden microphone that supports voice recognition and phone conversations. While it might not be fully visible, you can speak freely, and it captures your voice quite reliably. The other ends should be able to hear you loudly and clearly. Besides the hands-free microphone, there is also an additional wired microphone (1-Button SpeakEasy Mic Cable) that comes together with the purchase. When connected to a laptop, smartphone or tablet, the headphones turn into an analog headphone. It provides unlimited playtime when wired. You will find it very easy to connect with iPhone or Android smartphones. Besides than working with laptops, smartphones, and tablets, it also syncs well with smartwatches.
The Sound Quality
Since it works on both Bluetooth and wire, you might expect the sound quality to vary between the two. However, that is not the case. It is a high-quality headphone that offers premium music experience in both modes. It has a pure analog sound with zero latency when connected via the headphone cable. It packs refined M-100 dual-diaphragm 50mm drivers with dual rings that separate the bass from the rest of the sound. It has great frequency responses between 5 to 30,000 Hz, which is loud enough when set at a maximum level. Plus, to make the switch to the other mode smooth and easy, it comes with a specific support. It is very versatile as it switches automatically between the two modes. It has an auto-analog switch that converts itself from a Bluetooth connection to a wired one. This top over-ear headphone supports multiple audio codecs in Bluetooth mode such as AAC+, AAC, MP3, and SBC. However, it lacks the aptX low latency codec, which is available in other top headphones such as Sony. Overall, it produces a great consistency, balanced air flow mechanics. As it wraps comfortably around your head, you can truly enjoy an immersive sound with a perfect output of mids, highs, and bass.
The Pros and Cons
- Superb materials and finish
- Very lightweight
- Highly performing drivers
- Immersive sound quality
- Snug fit and does not heat up ears
- Versatile with Bluetooth and wire connections
- Long and stable wireless connectivity without much disruption
- Buttons are quite tough for pressing
- Play from one device at a time
- High price tag
- A little bit inferior regarding the sound output compared to V-Moda M-100 headphone model.
The User Feedbacks
We have gone through some of the feedback shared by the users online. We can truly see how the users loved and enjoyed wearing this premium headphone. They enjoyed the great aesthetic and high-quality finish. Plus, they also complimented the astounding bass and overall sound output. The clarity and balanced has put this particular product on par with other top brands such as Sennheiser, Beats by Dr. Dre, and Bose. It also gives total comfort to the wearers. It stays in place and does not squeeze the head too tightly like how some other over-ear headphones tend to do.
As a summary, V-Moda Crossfade Wireless Over-Ear Headphone is one of the best headphones out there. It is perfect for audiophiles, professional DJs, and musicians as well as avid gamers. This high-end headphone provides the best of two worlds – wired and wireless. It truly sets a high standard for other smartphone manufacturers when it comes to the build quality, sound performance, and ease of use. We highly recommend this product and the $300 will be a great investment you could ever spend for a high-quality music experience.
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