Published on June 10th, 2015 | by audioguy3
V-MODA Crossfade M-100 Headphones Review
The V-MODA Crossfade M-100 headphones are a brand of over-ear noise-isolating metal headphones manufactured by V-MODA, a company that focuses on the production of high-end audio products. It is a merchandise that was fabricated from scratch not only for audiophiles but by audiophiles.
- Product name – V-MODA Crossfade M-100 headphones
- Product Type – Wired audiophile headphones with noise reduction
- Signal transmission – Wired
- Frequency of Response – 5 – 30 kiloHertz
- Sensitivity – 103 decibels @ 1kHz 1mW
- Impedance – 32 ohms
- Product Dimensions – 5 x 7 x 9.5 inches
- Product weight – 9.9 ounces
- Shipping Weight – 1.5 pounds
- Product model number: M-100-U-SHADOW
- Product Manufacturer Warranty – 2 years
Merely saying the audio quality of the M-100 Crossfade M-100 headphones is amazing does not truly paint the true picture of how awesome these headsets sound. The audio signals heard by the user is very clear and distinct in all ranges, and the voices sound very pure, thus giving the user a really immersive and rich auditory experience.
These headphones were designed with ruggedness in mind. This helps them to endure the rigors of being carried around during travel. Thanks to their robust design, these headphones can be taken anywhere and everywhere without any fears of possibly damaging them. This is one of the many strong points of the V-MODA Crossfade M-100 headphones as this does not apply to majority of the other headsets on the market because many of them are very prone to accidental breakage.
This product was designed with military-grade precision and there are very few headphones available today that are more durable than the Crossfade M-100. The level of detail that V-MODA put into the design of this product is highly commendable indeed. A good pointer to this fact is the fact that the M-100 are collapsible, that is, they can fall back on themselves using their distinctive CLIQFOLD design functionality, thereby reducing the amount of storage space they need.
The product unit is shipped with a hard carrying case which provides yet another level of protection for the headphones while traveling.
The presence of the double metal shields on the outside of each atrium further increases the robustness of these headphones, while giving it a unique look of its own. These metal shields are replaceable and the product’s manufacturer, V-MODA, has quite a few customized designs on their official website whereby their customers who buy the M-100 can further modify the look of their headphones, setting it further apart from those of other users.
Speaking in terms of cables and wiring, it has two audio cables that can be connected to either one of the left or the right cup. One of these cables has a microphone and an in-line remote control which can be used to pause, playback or even pick up incoming telephone calls or any other compatible mobile device.
The other cable is the SharePlay cable which has an integrated audio jack that permits people to share the sounds they are listening to with someone else. This feature is particularly useful when you want to watch a movie or television with someone else, perhaps while on a long flight. These cables are made from good quality materials and are of good thickness. They are also tangle-resistant.
Speaking in terms of wearing comfort, the M-100 headphones are comfortable enough to be worn, even for lengthy periods of time. It is even likely that many users will sometimes forget that they are wearing the headphones. Such is the degree of comfort one experiences when using these headphones.
Although, one might experience some initial discomfort at the initial stage but as the product is broken in over time, the discomfort ends.
The M-100 headphones are capable of isolating outside noise, even if they do not have an active noise cancellation system.
- The audio quality of the headphone is very impressive
- They are very comfortable to wear for long stretches of time
- Has a unique design and is aesthetically appealing
- Made from high-grade materials which make it a durable product
- The product has a robust and fold-able design
- The $300 cost is out of the reach of many people
- There are no in-line volume control buttons
All the rich sound quality and other features of these headphones must surely come at a price. The Crossfade M-100 headphones retail for up to $ 300 depending on where you shop for it.
Considering the stellar features of this product, it is quite a reasonable price for headphones that provide this level of audio quality. While there are other products within this price range that have an active noise cancellation function (e.g. Bose QC), they do not have the same level of sound quality as the M-100.
This is one of the major factors you should consider when you are shopping for a new set of headphones.