V-MODA Crossfade M-100
Over-ear headphones (Shadow)
Our take on the V-MODA Crossfade M-100 by Crutchfield's Jeff Miller
Modern design meets old-school comfort
V-MODA Crossfade M-100 pictured in white silver with included "exoskeleton" hard case
Right out of their solid "exoskeleton" carrying case, the V-MODA Crossfade M-100 headphones were a sight to see. These cool, industrial-looking 'phones felt extremely well-built, opening from their folded position with an impressive snap of their heavy-duty hinges.
The memory foam-padded earcups and flexible headband fit snugly and comfortably. There wasn't too much pressure on any one area, even with my glasses on. They felt light and easy on my head, even as a tight seal formed around my ears. Outside chatter didn't seep in, and V-MODA's unique airflow system prevented my music from leaking out.
And man, was listening to that music fun.
Enveloping sound that works well across genres
V-MODA's 50mm dual-diaphragm driver produces a larger-than-life sound that remains well-balanced. My entire music library benefited from the tight, detailed bass and pure mids and highs. Hip-hop sub-bass had heft without muddying the mix. Plucked guitar strings on acoustic tracks were precise and quick, and vocals sounded clear across the board. A great example was Bill Withers' "Live at Carnegie Hall" album. The singer's earnest, powerful voice evoked strong emotion as it beautifully blended into the mix with the lively backing music and atmospheric applause.
Constructed to withstand the extremes
A light tap of my fingernail against the solid metal earcup plates and steel headband sliders showed me these 'phones were ultra-rugged. Of course, V-MODA put them through much more extensive testing. The M-100s pass a quality and stress assessment that's beyond military standards, so they can really take a beating. Even the included cables are reinforced with Kevlar®. You get a cable with a one-button remote and mic for taking phone calls, and another that lets you plug in another set of headphones for listening or playing DJ with a friend.
Customize your 'phones
V-MODA goes to great measures make sure the headphones fit your needs and taste. They also offer many accessories, like extra-padded ear cushions. Or add a BoomPro mic cable for video games, Skype®, or podcasting. You can even personalize the metal shields on the earcups — V-MODA will laser-engrave replacement plates with your own design or message.
- over-the-ear, closed-back design with unique airflow offers exceptional noise isolation
- 50mm dual-diaphragm drivers deliver deep, clean bass and clear, detailed mids and highs
- tested for consistent response over an incredibly wide frequency range
- memory-foam cushioned earcups for comfortable listening sessions
- parts tested beyond military (MIL-STD-810G) standards
- flexible steel headband and replaceable metal earcup plates
- two detachable cables included, both terminated with a 3.5mm miniplug:
- 52" Kevlar-reinforced cable with 1-button in-line SpeakEasy mic remote for answering phone calls
- 79" Kevlar-reinforced cable with SharePlay Y-adapter
- 1/4" adapter included
- cables can connect to inputs on either right or left earcup
- two V-CORKs included to prevent debris from entering unused earcup connector
- CliqFold Hinge™ design for rugged durability and compact storage
- "exoskeleton" hard case with carabiner
- frequency response: 5-30,000 Hz
- sensitivity: 103 dB
- impedance: 32 ohms
- weight: 9.9 oz.
- warranty: 2 years
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
What's in the Box:
- Over-ear headphones (shadow)
- 54" Straight cable with in-line 1-button remote and microphone (angled 3.5mm plug)
- 79" Straight cable with Y-connection (angled 3.5mm plug)
- Snap-on 3.5mm-to-1/4" adapter
- V-cork plug
- Hard plastic storage case
- User's Manual
- Accessory booklet
Best headphones I ever owned lots of bass. definit'ly worth the money.
Jeffrey, Fairfield, CT
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Features and Specs
|Earcup Width x Height||2.928" x 3.715"|
|Mic For Taking Calls||Yes|
|Frequency Response||5-30k Hz|
|Cord Length||54" + 79"|
|1/4-inch Adapter Included||Yes|
|Parts Warranty||2 Years|
|Labor Warranty||2 Years|
Overview: The V-Moda Crossfade M-100 over-ear headphones feature an immersive 3D soundstage, and a rugged metal construction, built to withstand the rigors of everyday life. The headphones include two interchangeable cables, and fold for storage in the tough hard-shell carry case.
Over-ear Design: The M-100s have a circumaural (over-the-ear) design that's designed to isolate outside noise, and minimize sound leakage. The supple Bliss Memory Foam cushions naturally form to your ears, providing ergonomic comfort, and creating a seal to shut out external distractions.
50mm Drivers: The Crossfade M-100 headphones have V-Moda's M-Class "Modern Audiophile" sound signature, with large 50mm Dual-Diaphragm drivers with inner and outer rings that separate the bass from bleeding into the mids and highs. Made with master-crafted materials, the drivers deliver deep, precise bass, lifelike vocals, and crystal clear highs. V-Moda uses more expensive driver components than other headphones in this price range, and quality tests them at 6 different frequencies for more consistency.
Metal Construction: The headphones are built and tested beyond military-level quality standards (MIL-STD-810G). Unlike the plastic headphones from their competitors, the Crossfade M-100s have a steel frame with interchangeable, aircraft-grade metal shields. The Steelflex headband is virtually indestructible; each band is bend-tested flat over 10 times. The headphones will stand up in high or low temperatures, humidity, salt spray, and UV exposure.
Note: Custom metal shields are available from V-Moda in several colors, and with pre-made or custom designs.
Dual Cables: The Crossfade M-100s come with two straight audio cables: the 54" SpeakEasy cable for use with your smartphone or tablet, and the 79" SharePlay cable with an extra port to share with a friend. Both cables have 45-degree 3.5mm plugs, and are made withstand over 1 million bends. The SpeakEasy cable has a microphone and an in-line 1-button remote that can control music playback and phone calls on most smartphones and tablets. The longer SharePlay cable contains a 5" pigtail with a female 3.5mm jack to allow another person to share your music. The M-100s include a 1/4" adapter for listening to home audio components with a full-size headphone jack.
Note: For SpeakEasy cable functionality, see the V-Moda Compatibility Matrix.
Dual Input Ports: The headphones have a 3.5mm port on both the left and right earcups. This gives you the choice where to connect the cable. You can daisy-chain headphones to share your music with your friends, or mix two sources at the same time. The headphones come with two V-Corks that can be used to seal and protect the unused input.
Exoskeleton Case: The included hard-shell Exoskeleton Case protects your headphones when they're not in use. The Cliqfold Hinge on the headphones precisely folds the earcups for storage in the case. V-Straps in the top and bottom of the Exoskeleton Case can store your cables and adapters. The case includes a carabiner clip for securing your headphones to your backpack.
Optional Accessories: The following items are genuine V-Moda accessories for the Crossfade M-100s:
- BoomPro Microphone: a flexible, professional-grade boom microphone with an in-line mute and volume control.
- XL Memory Cushions: larger, memory foam cushions for extended listening comfort.
- CoilPro Cable: lockable coiled cable stretches from 47" to 12' in length; includes threaded 1/4" adapter. (available from V-Moda)
Warranty: The Crossfade M-100 over-ear headphones have a full 2-year warranty. If your headphones are accidentally destroyed, the V-Moda Immortal Life Program offers 50% off a replacement for a lifetime.
- Frequency Response: 5Hz - 30kHz
- Sensitivity: 103dB @ 1 kHz 1mW
- Microphone Sensitivity: -42dB @ 1 kHz
- Impedance: 32 ohms
- Earcup Dimensions: Width 2.928", Height 3.715", Depth 1.551"
- Weight: 10.7 ounces (with cable)
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Why did you buy this?
recommendation crutchfield [ Michael Oct 31, 2016 ]
I chose these Headphones based on price, reviews and quality. [ James Jul 23, 2018 ]
Recommendation by Jenny! And I always trust whatever Jenny says! [ Stephen Oct 06, 2017 ]
I searched for a decent pair of headphones for awhile. These seemed to fit the bill as far as cost, customer satisfaction, specs and looks. [ DAVID Aug 01, 2017 ]
Recommended by Peyton for me earlier in the silver. Purchased and love them. Bought another tonight for my husband for his birthday. High ratings and a great experience with them so far. We don't need wireless or noise cancelation right now, so these are perfect for the price. [ DEBRA Apr 28, 2017 ]
bass in compact carry case [ William Dec 19, 2016 ]
sounds awesome!! [ R Sep 30, 2016 ]
They were recommended by an audiophile I trust. [ Scott Thomas Aug 12, 2016 ]
Great looks and reviews. [ Michael Feb 06, 2016 ]
Wanted some cans for the office that had lower frequency impact than my se215's [ Michael Dec 09, 2015 ]
1 question already asked
It should be fine. I bought a Yamaha integrated amp to use it with - I just purchased a home and I'm still getting settled. the headphone plugs that come with it (there are two) work with both large and small jacks - and the sound is incredible with my MacBook. Hope this helps! [ DAVID Aug 13, 2018 ]
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