V-MODA Crossfade M-80 On-Ear Noise-Isolating Metal Headphone (Shadow)

August 2, 2013 - Comment

Authentically tuned by a legion of legendary musicians, Grammy-Award winning producers and DJs, the Crossfade M-80 packs unique materials, professional acoustics, natural noise isolation, ultimate ergonomics and military-level ruggedness into a design 53% smaller than its now legendary, over-ear sibling. Refusing to conform to the sound-age of over-processed digital compression and disposable products, the M-80

Authentically tuned by a legion of legendary musicians, Grammy-Award winning producers and DJs, the Crossfade M-80 packs unique materials, professional acoustics, natural noise isolation, ultimate ergonomics and military-level ruggedness into a design 53% smaller than its now legendary, over-ear sibling. Refusing to conform to the sound-age of over-processed digital compression and disposable products, the M-80 is a salute to the true masters of music, machines and materials. Half the size of the rock solid leading Crossfade LP, the M-80 fuses Pure Noise Isolating Sound, Military-Level Durability and Timeless Materials.

Product Features

  • 40mm Dual-Diaphragm drivers (biggest in class, patent-pending)
  • Compact on-ear, lightweight, steel construction
  • Vibrant bass, vivid mids, vivacious highs
  • BLISS noise isolation
  • Exoskeleton hard case

Comments

Severian "Severian" says:

Frustratingly Close to Being Really Excellent First, the good news. These are a very appealing design aesthetically, have impeccable build quality, and an excellent warranty. More significantly, this extremely slick and attractive product also sounds very good, and does not take the usual thumpity-thump extreme bass distortion that is so typical to mainstream consumer headphone designs, especially the ones targeted towards the young and hip. VModa has designed a credible product that stands out in crowded field of mediocre headphones that look good and sound ordinary or worse.That said, there are a few issues buyers need to be aware of. The immensely positive reviews these phones have received on Amazon and places like Inner Fidelity and Head Fi seem to have ignored some key concerns which I will voice to fully inform potential buyers.First, if your hat size is L, these will barely fit. If your hat size is XL, forget it, these will not fit at all. On headphones like the Sony V6 and Shure 440, my reasonably…

Philip Reece says:

Do believe the hype There are a ton of new headphone manufacturers out right now and the majority of them are making some outlandish claims about how good their products sound. I’m often skeptical of the ones who spend an almost equal amount of time on pretty packaging and good looks. So, you can imagine that when the hype-train came rolling through with the V-MODA M-80s on board I wasn’t sure what to expect. One of their models is co-branded by an HBO series called True Blood, they’re packaging is nothing short of beautiful and they are nothing short of drop dead gorgeous looking. I immediately think, “this company really knows how to market to the masses, they look beautiful, but I’m not sure how they sound.”You see, there are times when a new product gets the attention of the headphone web forums and it turns into irrational exuberance. I’m convinced that many of the posters on these threads haven’t even listened to the overly-hyped headphone in question, they just enjoy being a part…

Erik R. Carlseen says:

Wow. Seriously, wow. These are some absolutely amazing headphones, especially when you consider that they’re priced well under $300. Excellent construction, and the sound is perfect for my taste. After getting them in, I’ve listened to all sorts of music – my tastes run from House / Electro to classical (tested with Dvorak’s Symphony #9 in E Minor – lots of subtlety) to hip-hop, to Europop, and even some old Rush albums (and – ultimate test- the newly released BluRay audio version of Moving Pictures). The response curve is nice and flat (at least for headphones), and the details of the music flow beautifully. I couldn’t be happier.Other details like the detachable Kevlar-reinforced iPhone-compatible cord with remote are just icing on the cake. Normally I wouldn’t really care much about what the headphones look like, but these are as close as you can get to works of art on your ears. It’s not a decision maker / breaker, but to me it says a lot about a company that apparently cares about every…

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