V-MODA Crossfade M-80 Vocal On-Ear Noise-Isolating Metal Headphone (Shadow)
- 40mm Dual-Diaphragm drivers (biggest in class, patent-pending)
- Compact on-ear, lightweight, steel construction
- Vibrant bass, vivid mids, vivacious highs
- BLISS noise isolation, Exoskeleton hard case
- One Button Mic with no volume controls
There is a newer model of this item:
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
Why M-80 Vocal?
- Trusted sound
- Military-level durability
- Ultra compact design
- Custom color & laser engraving
- Six star service
Tuned and trusted by V-MODA's golden ears, editors, audiophiles, producers, and DJs on the forums and around the globe. Our M-Class series has won a record number of awards and is used by the world's top DJs.
M-Class 40mm Dual-Diaphragm Drivers &ndash inner & outer rings deliver vibrant bass, vivid mids & vivacious highs without overlap
Passive Noise Isolation – cuts out noise
No Batteries or Processing – powerful clarity without two extra digital-to-analog conversions – toxins that pollute your music
Obsessive Quality Control – <2dB variance for strict sound consistency compared to most brands
Tested for durability using military-level MIL-STD-810 quality standards
- Kevlar-reinforced cable – 1+ million bends for cables & degree strain relief (100x industry standard)
- Concrete Drop – up to 60 drops from 1.5m onto concrete
- SteelFlex Headband – up to 10 flat bends
- Environmental Weather – survives severe high/low temperatures, humidity, salt spray & UV rays
53% smaller than its over-ear siblings, small enough to make you think twice before grabbing your in-ears
- Exoskeleton Case – store your headphones and gear in the compact hard carry case
- Carabiner – clips inside or outside your bag
- Hear, There, Everywear – perfect for commuting, travel, gym, office, or mobile music production
- V-STRAP System – easy to organize your cables, USB Flash Drive and Faders VIP tuned earplugs
Custom Color & Laser-Engraving (option)
Strut in stealth-mode, match your outfit, or stand out from the crowd. Endorse yourself.
- Metal Shields – 10+ colors to remix your style
- Laser-Engraver – choose a design or your own logo
Make the Call, Share the Music
- SpeakEasy Mic Cable – tuned for voice recognition & calls in noisy places; control works with all 3.5 mm smartphones & tables including Apple, Android, Kindle, Windows & Blackberry
- Optional BoomPro – a professional grade boom mic for gaming/Skype/Voice
Six Star Service
Our Six Star concierge service goes above and beyond your expectations. V-MODA is founded upon customer quality, not quarterly earnings.
- 2-Year Premier Warranty – more than double industry average
- Immortal Life Program – have no fear to use your headphones anywhere, with the V-MODA Immortal Life Program you get 50% off a replacement even if they are run over by a tank
- 60 Day Test Drive – V-MODA is so confident the M-80 Vocal is a superior headphone, you have an unrivaled 60 day test drive guaranteed
- Type – on-ear supra-aural
- Driver – 40mm Dual-Diaphragm High-Fidelity (patent pending)
- Frequency Response – 5 - 30 kHz
- Sensitivity – 105dB @ 1kHz 1mW
- Microphone Sensitivity – - -42dB @ 1kHz
- Impedance – 28.5Q
- Weight – 195g (headphone only)
- Plug – 24k gold-plated 3.5 mm (1/8") stereo, 45 degree strain relief
- M-80 Vocal headphones
- M-80 Vocal Exoskeleton hard carry case
- Kevlar reinforced SpeakEasy Microphone control cable
- V-MODA's Six Star service
- V-MODA sticker
Which One is Right for You?
|XS||M-80 Vocal||Crossfade M-100||Crossfade LP2||Crossfade LP|
|Available colors||White Silver |
|White Silver |
|Matte Black||Nero |
|Sound Signature||M-Class "Modern Audiophile"||M-Class "Modern Audiophile"||M-Class "Modern Audiophile"||LP-Class "Live Play"||LP-Class "Live Play"|
|Character||balanced, precision bass, vivid mids, crystal clear ultra wide highs, 3D sound stage||balanced, precision bass, vivid mids, crystal clear highs, 3D sound stage||audiophile balanced, precision bass, vivid mids, crystal clear ultra wide highs, 3D sound stage||refined vibrant bass, vivid mids, vivacious highs, 3D sound stage||vibrant bass, vivid mids, vivacious highs, 3D sound stage|
|Driver||M-Class Dual-Diaphragm 40mm||M-Class Dual-Diaphragm 40mm||M-100 Dual-Diaphragm 50mm||LP2 Dual-Diaphragm 50mm||LP Dual Diaphragm 50mm|
|Passive Noise Isolation||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|CoilPro Compatible (Not Included)||✓|
|BoomPro Compatible (Not Included)||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Kevlar Reinforced Cables||1-Button SpeakEasy mic cable||1-Button SpeakEasy mic cable||1-Button SpeakEasy mic cable |
SharePlay audio cable
|3-Button mic cable |
Extended Audio cable
|3-Button mic cable |
Audio only cable
|Customization||reveal shield kit||reveal shield kit||reveal shield kit||Gunmetal shields included |
reveal shield kit
|reveal shield kit|
|Custom Shields||BoomPro Microphone||Vamp Verza|
|Black||Matte Black |
|Features||laser engrave your logo or change your shield color||SteelFlex boom mic for gaming, communication, Skype & podcast recording||Headphone amp - DAC - Battery pack|
Top Customer Reviews
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
I like them but these are a bit big and not comfortable to wear more than one hour.Published 7 days ago by Lourdes Elkins
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 1 month 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 3 months ago by John Lindsey