V-mode crossfade wireless rouge. These truly are a great pair of headphones. The sound is clear with a very powerful and punchy bass but not too over the top. Best thing is that these headphones handle pretty much any music i’ve listened to. Great vocals, dubstep, classical, electronic, pop, hip hop, what ever. They’re loud but still good sound and bass at lower volumegood noise isolationhigh quality, very comfortable (with xl pads). They don’t fold like the m-100 but don’t let that be a deal breaker, the first thing i noticed when getting them out was that they are surprisingly compact, for 50mm driver headphones they are a similar size to my old 30mm headphones. About half the size of beats beats pro 50mm headphones as a comparison. How does bluetooth effect sound?.
I have never had headphones that sound as clear and as crisp as these. I tried out the wireless setting first and it was very easy to set up. You have a button on the side which turns the bluetooth on and off. You hold it to the right for 3 seconds to pair it with whatever device you are using at the time. You can change song at the touch of a button, but to be honest it’s probably easier to change via your device. When you have the headphones on you don’t need to have them too loud to really appreciate it. It really does cut out all background noise as couldn’t hear a thing except the music. What i did notice is that when changing the volume via your phone it doesn’t work in tandem with the headphones.
Blown away by the wired sound quality – as expected the bluetooth sound is less sharp, so you’ll want to use wired if possible. Having mostly had relatively cheap sennheisers, plus a few headphones in the £60-100 range, i wasn’t expecting to hear much difference from these, just some nicer materials and construction. Not only are these the most comfortable headphones i’ve tried, not only do they have the right level of noise isolation, not only do they feel solid and sturdy and come with a decent protective case, but they sound significantly better than any previous headphones i’ve owned. The difference was not just the balance of bass, mid-range and treble, which sounded spot-on to me, but the quality of that sound – hearing the individual plucking of strings which i hadn’t made out listening with other headphones. I was very tempted to drop a star because the price is substantial compared to what i’m used to, but i’d guess these are rather closer to reference headphones and then the price isn’t unreasonable. Not only that, but you get the option of using them as a bluetooth headset. Here is probably the main stumbling block – they’re the best bluetooth headphones i’ve tried, easily, but if you’re wanting to listen to music and want £250 sound quality, bluetooth just seems to lose a little bit – a slightly harsher treble, less rich bass. The audio is then more comparable with headphones costing quite a bit less. Here are the specifications for the V-MODA Crossfade Wireless Over-Ear Headphone – Phantom Chrome:
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- Crossfade’s award-winning signature sound both in wireless mode via Bluetooth technology and wired mode for pure analog and zero latency essential for gamers and DJs
- Built-in hidden microphone specially tuned and optimized for phone calls and voice recognition
- Lithium-ion battery provides up to 12 hours of continuous music, entertainment and calls, recharge it to 100% in 100 minutes thanks to the included elegant V-Micro USB cable; unlimited hours of music in analog wired mode
- Dual-diaphragm 50mm driver is a refined version of the award-winning Crossfade M-100 that was crowdsourced by hundreds of audiophiles and won 17 editors’ choice awards, unrivaled speaker consistency, perfectly balanced air flow mechanics and materials
- Luxurious material combination of steel and new vegan leather, meeting military-level standards of the MIL-STD-810G testing guidelines, memory foam cushions and headband provide comfort for extended listening sessions and natural noise isolation
Very good clear punchy sound, plenty bass mids and top. Big drivers in a small unit. Stock pads too small and thin. Only downside is there is zero soundstage. Its all in your head, not around it, so no real seperation and ambience.
I read and watched many reviews for this product before taking the plunge. Best set of headphones i’ve ever owned. Sound is provided by 50mm drivers they go ridiculously loud. The bass is there if wanted. They are extremely comfortable. The battery lasts a while too (12 or more hours on wireless). All in all check these out for yourself.
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- Believe the hype.
- Outstanding headphones
- Stylish and sounds amazing
Good headphones as either bluetooth or wired. They arrive in a plush stylishly designed box which though nice is a bit of overkill. The headphones are in a lovely tactile carrying case. Inside that are the cables for charging and connecting to an audio device. There’s a very small tiny-font manual explaining how to charge, orientate the cable and use the buttons during phone calls and bluetooth use. Charging was quick the led fades orange then goes a constant white when charged. Pairing with an iphone 5s is easy. They use buttons on the top of the right phone to play, pause or skip tracks and use with a smartphone. The sound quality is very good using korg’s iaudiogate app which offers an adjustable eq.
Superb wireless headphones for modern music. . Over the past few weeks i have tried out quite a few over-ear bluetooth headphones in a mad search for the ‘ultimate’ bluetooth headphone. I have tried the bose qc35’s, v-moda crossfade wireless and now the sennheiser pxc550’s (i wanted to also try the new sony mdr1000x models but they appear to be sold out with a two month waiting list – and i’m the impatient type. My usual wired headphones consist of the following (all of which are used regularly):ultimate ears triple fi 10 – in ear monitor1more hybrid triple driver – in ear monitorsony xba h1 – in ear monitorapple earpods – fall out of ear earbudaudio technica ath50x – full size over-ears (make you look a bit like a cyberman)playback electronics include:samsung galaxy note 2 (an excellent audio player – especially with the inclusion of neutron). 5 – also quite nice sound quality through headphone out – even with stock romagptek h01 – micro sd based lossless player with a very powerful amplifier on-board. My music tastes are beginning to vary in my old age – rush, pink floyd, queen, bach, fleetwood mac, vivaldi, william orbit, hanz zimmer – you get the idea. Most of my music is well-encoded mp3’s (either 320k rips – some of the older stuff ripped using eac/lame (with some cool psycho-acoustical filtering applied) and some downloaded flac files. In other words, perhaps not the best in the world but certainly a significant step up from entry-level. My criteria in order of importance is:sound qualityvolumeability to pair with two phonesreliable bluetooth connectionbattery lifefacility to use wired connectioncomforti can tolerate some discomfort as i am frequently having to remove my headphones when working but they’ve gotta sound good and loud. I normally like a sound signature that’s neutral (with perhaps just a hint of deep bass) normally. I don’t tend to mind a slight dip in treble as i’m quite sensitive to shrieking upper mids (that’s what happens when you’re married). The ideal sound signature for me normally comes from my ultimate ears triple fi’s and 1more triple driver in ear monitors. Externals and bluetooththe v-moda’s feel reassuringly solid – this is helped by the metal shields which give the headphones a rather unique look. Whilst smaller than some over-ear headphones i find them reasonably comfortable.