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Great headphones, with a few caveats
on February 11, 2016
I purchased these for my sound studio, as a replacement for my Sennheiser HD-28 Pro set that had developed a bad woofer. The specs and price of these V-Moda Crossfades is comparable to my Sennheisers, so my reason for switching was based primarily on their durability (kevlar and metal construction) and beauty (these babies are gorgeous). They also come with a travel case and an extra cable for use with tablets and phones, which is handy). I received them, have burnt them in and here is my verdict: they are indeed gorgeous, and I am impressed with their solid build. They sound good, too. I absolutely recommend these for casual listening, and for use during travel.
If you're just looking for quality headphones to take on the plane with you, stop here and buy these headphones. You'll love them.
If you're a music professional, read on.
Engineers need to monitor sound with a flat frequency response so they can get an accurate take on what they're hearing, right?
These gorgeous, sturdy, analog-sounding headphones have a diagonal response that is skewed toward boosted bass, while the highs are repressed in the uppermost ranges. These were billed as DJ style phones meant for studio mixing applications. I totally see how these would be awesome for doing club mixes on the fly, but as for mixing in a studio setting, these won't work. Now, I can use them as field monitors and for basic recording, so I'm not going to return them. But I will be looking for different headphones to mix and master studio projects.