V-MODA Crossfade M-80 On-Ear Noise-Isolating Metal Headphone (Shadow) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
- 40mm Dual-Diaphragm drivers (Biggest in class)
- Lightweight, steel construction
- Vibrant Bass, Vivid Mids, Vivacious Highs
- BLISS Noise Isolation
- Exoskeleton hard case
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Let it be said that these are easily some of my favorite sounding on-ear headphones in this price bracket. They sound absolutely great and a lot more neutral than I assumed they would.
Highs are wonderfully detailed, but not overly bright (no Grado shrill, here). Don't get me wrong, cymbals and hi-hats will still ring accurately, but it's never going to sound harsh or over-pronounced. Just nice and clear and perfectly balanced.
Mids are where it's at with these headphones, as far as I'm concerned. It's got the clarity of much more expensive headphones, with a nice, smooth, buttery finish. Coupled with the clear highs, vocals in these headphones sound absolutely stellar.
Lows, in keeping with this sets more "neutral" leanings, are also very balanced, though if I had to find one fault with the sound it would be that at times they can be a smidge unrefined. I wouldn't go so far as to call it muddy, but it's not as tight and focused as the mids or highs. It's also not necessarily for bassheads, though I have to say that it adapts very well to a variety of different musical genres. If the bass is meant to stand out in a song, then it's going to stand out through these headphones. Basically, lows are about as prominent as the given source intends it to be, which for most people is absolutely great, but for bassheads, not so much.
Sound stage and imaging is about on par with other on-ear headphones in this price range.Read more ›
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 sized head needs 6 of 10 ratchets. On the M80s, 10 of 10 fits with a bit of struggle. Those with a bigger head than mine need not bother. Yes, you could bend the headband in hopes of getting them to fit your oversized noggin, but why would you want to do this? The Phiaton MS400 and Sennheiser HD 25 are roughly the same size and can accommodate heads of all sizes pretty handily. VModa for some odd reason assumes their users are all well on the average side of cranium size.
Second, the pad that goes on your ear is too small. Again, my ears are not that huge and the HD25 covers up the whole ear nicely, but the M80 needs to be precisely centered to sound good, and then sometimes it moves a bit and needs to be re-centered. Annoying, and unnecessary.Read more ›
There are some definite changes from this model to the LP Over-Ear model. The M-80 is about half the size. I've posted some pictures comparing the two sizes in the customer images.
This is a benefit but can also detract slightly from the sound quality and comfort.
The benefit is that they are lighter, smaller, and seemingly more comfortable. They are less intrusive and since they don't stick out as much, don't knock into things if you are walking around while using them.
The drawback is that they sit on top of your ear instead of encircling it so the depth of sound is slightly diminished because it seems to have less space to expand before hitting your eardrum. I know that's not technical jargon but it's the way I imagine it as I listen to it.
The sound is similar on both models, deep, detailed and rich. The bass is a little distorted on a real heavy bass song. Classical, jazz, rock, folk, all sound great and fill the inside of your head with quality sound.
The headphones come in a great zippered case with a deep red interior. There are two Kevlar reinforced cables with a reinforced plug.
A really nice set if you are aware of the differences. There is a great comparison chart in the product description that points out these differences nicely.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Smooth ,bassy lush sound. In direct comparison to higher end headphones these sound boxy/ or congested is the best way i describe it. I got these on special on amazon for $80. Read morePublished 20 days ago by Yvette
V-Moda products are known for their stylish products while having great sound. I would say that these were my favorite on ear headphones until I traded them in so I could buy the... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Sound is good, but not comfortable. Torture on my ears, becomes painful in like 2 mins of wearing. I am pretty sensitive to uncomfortable headphones and should have known better... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Denis Berger
So I've vaguely had these for about a year and they get used a hell of a lot. Now I've "burnt" them in lots (about 36 hours once opened) and then throughout the year. Read morePublished 1 month ago by K. Knight
I absolutely love these headphones. They have clear crisp sound, are extremely comfortable, and look cool. Not to mention that they are durable as anything. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Jim Gordon
Thank you. They are now being used by my wife who loves them.Published 2 months ago by John Lindsey
Some damn good headphones pretty comfortable I can were them for about 6-8 hours before they get uncomfortable sounds great the best for the money in my mindPublished 2 months ago by Ryan
These are good headphones but not perfect. The sound you can get off these is marvelous. I am no audiophile but I've had several Bose and Sennheisser and these sound just as good... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Javier