V-MODA Crossfade LP2
Our take on the V-MODA Crossfade LP2 by Crutchfield's Jeff Miller
Rock-solid bass from heavy-duty headphones
The V-MODA Crossfade LP2 headphones are extremely durable and pack some serious low-end muscle. They fit inside an "exoskeleton" hard case.
I'm trying to decide what's stronger, the V-MODA Crossfade LP2's full, detailed bass, or the headphones themselves. I'd say it's a toss-up. From the solid metal earcups to the flexible, rugged headband, they feel sturdy and built to last. And as soon as I placed the attractive 'phones over my ears, I got a healthy amount of low end, without having to crank it up too loud.
The Crossfade LP2 gave electronic and hip-hop songs in my playlist a substantial foundation, the same beating musical pulse you might feel in the club or at a show. At the same time, there was a deep sense of presence, with mids and highs feeling closer and clear. Other types of music fared well too. Anything with strong percussion and a solid bassline had a delightful bounce through these headphones.
Constructed for comfort and durability
While the Crossfade LP2s look and feel extra-rugged, they fit quite comfortably. It probably has a lot to do with the memory foam earpads and the headband ergonomics. It's a snug fit for sure, which is a good thing — noise stays out. But I never felt like my head was being squeezed (V-MODA even offers optional extra-padded ear cushions).
And they'll stand up to life and listening on the go. V-MODA puts the Crossfade LP2s through a quality and stress assessment that's beyond military standards. 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 cable that's extended, for more freedom while you listen.
Customize your 'phones
V-MODA goes to great lengths to make sure their headphones fit your needs and taste. A BoomPro mic cable is available for video games, Skype®, or podcasting. You can also switch out the metal shields on the earcups. An extra set of gunmetal shields are included, and V-MODA will laser-engrave personalized 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 incredibly deep, vibrant bass and smooth mids and highs
- 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
- extended 79" Kevlar-reinforced cable (without remote)
- 1/4" adapter included
- replacement gunmetal shields for each earcup with extra screws and screwdriver
- cleaning cloth
- "exoskeleton" hard case with carabiner
- frequency response: 5-30,000 Hz
- sensitivity: 105 dB
- impedance: 32 ohms
- weight: 9.17 oz.
- warranty: 2 years
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
What's in the Box:
- Over-ear headphones (black)
- 79" Straight audio cable (angled 3.5mm plug)
- 54" Straight SpeakEasy cable with in-line 1-button and microphone (angled 3.5mm plug)
- Snap-on 3.5mm-to-1/4" adapter
- 2 Gunmetal shields
- 12 Screws for metal shields (length=1/4")
- 1.5mm Allen wrench
- Hard carrying case
- Caribiner clip
- User Manual
- Accessories booklet
- Crossfade Customs promo
If can ever catch them on sale.like I did.buy them I've never regretted it. My metal cans sound real good too me.i had to buy bigger cushions. But that only improved it. It seals out noise more. But keeps them sounding great.
Paul, Atlantic City New jersey
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Features and Specs
|Earcup Width x Height||2.932" x 3.732"|
|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 LP² 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. In addition, an extra set of metal shields (gunmetal) is included.
Over-ear Design: The LP²s 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 LP² headphones have V-Moda's LP-Class "Live Play" 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 LP²s 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. An extra set of shields (gunmetal) is included with the headphones, plus the tools and screws to mount them.
Dual Cables: The Crossfade LP²s come with two straight audio cables: the 54" SpeakEasy cable for use with your smartphone or tablet, and a 79" straight audio cable. 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 LP²s 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.
Exoskeleton Case: The included hard-shell, form-fitting Exoskeleton Case protects your headphones when they're not in use. Panels with V-Straps are provided to store your cables and adapters. A carabiner clip is included for securing your headphones to your backpack.
Optional Accessories: The following items are genuine V-Moda accessories for the Crossfade LP²s:
- 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 LP² 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: 105dB @ 1 kHz 1mW
- Microphone Sensitivity: -42dB @ 1 kHz
- Impedance: 32 ohms
- Earcup Dimensions: Width 2.932", Height 3.732", Depth 1.6"
- Weight: 10.2 ounces (with cable)
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Why did you buy this?
just incredible cans I need bass response for beat matching [ Janice Dec 01, 2016 ]
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