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V-MODA Crossfade M-100 Reviews

miceblue

Wow, what an experience!

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Pros: Excellent mobile headphone, really great chest-hitting bass, fairly detailed, non-fatiguing treble, folding mechanism is sturdy, modular design

Cons: Shallow earpads, odd presentation of instruments/soundstage, too much bass, laid-back midrange, laid-back upper-treble, fragile zipper on case

Table of Contents You can CTRL+F or Command+F the following to get to a certain point in my review, or just scroll through and look for the big, bold headings. If you want the gist of my review, sections V and VI are the most important parts.   Preamble (Introduction to the M-100) I. VTF-100 and the Package Contents II. Unboxing the M-100 III. My Initial Impressions of the M-100 Before Burn-In IV. My Impressions of the M-100 After 144+ Hours of Pink Noise Burn-In V. My Final Impressions of the M-100 (Section "V the People") VI. Conclusions and Final Thoughts VII. Customisation and Modularity VIII. Thank You's IX. Future Improvements for V-MODA   Preamble (Introduction to the M-100) The...
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MOX News

V-Moda review

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Pros: Crisp and clear highs, punchy bass.

Cons: Hot, low mids, uncomfortable.

After picking up these headphones, I soon returned them. This is why. 1. They get HOT. Due to the memory foam, my ears were sweating under these. 2. They leak more sound out than in. 3. The reduced treble left some parts of songs lacking - cutting out vocals almost entirely at some points. 4. V-Moda's apparent refusal to accept returns of their headphones from sellers aside from themselves - even when they advertise the return policy on the seller's website. (Buy through Amazon instead) 5. DAMN UNCOMFORTABLE, DOWNRIGHT PAINFUL. I stuck paper towels between the pads and the drivers to get some relief from the pain of the metal cage pressing against my ear. I guess that is the...
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icel0rd

Easily an EDM king contender with a pleasantly balanced sound.

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Pros: Comfortable, non-fatiguing, portable w/mic and controls, very enjoyable sonic presentation (musical, w/adequate detail)

Cons: Slightly recessed lower mids.

These are not flat or analytical sounding cans, but they are a pretty good slice of the sonic cake for portables. I'm crowning these cans as Electronic Dance Music (EDM) king contenders for sure. First off, let me say that I love Head-Fi, and I enjoy reading so many impressions of so many pieces of gear. I've learned so much about portable sound over the years thanks to this place and Head-fi has cost me a lot of money (in a good way) too! Thanks to Head-Fi again, I discovered 2 more treasures to add to my growing collection (V-Moda V80 and M100). I typically read way more than I post, but I felt like giving back a bit and offering my impression of the M100 cans I recently bought. I...
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SpiderNhan

Stylish and detailed with amazing sound.

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Pros: Fantastic build, engaging sound, great accessories, super cool carrying case, very responsive to EQ, customizable, portable

Cons: White case is prone to stains, not great worn around the neck, bass is slightly overpowering with some genres, audio cable frays

I was one of the lucky few who received the M-100 back in September as part of a Head-Fi.org promotion, so I've had ample time listening, wandering, traveling, subwaying and airplaning these heaphones. I've also had some time to compare the M-100 to my other pair of V-MODA headphones, the V-80, as well as to other headphones I've managed to play with at various retailers in New York City such as the Apple Store and B&H Photo.   My video review is located at the bottom of this text.   Form and Function: The photos of the M-100, especially the one gracing the front of its box, are misleading. It is indeed as aesthetically pleasing in person as the pictures suggest...
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ccluk

So nice pair of headphones

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Pros: Easy to drive, great sound, immersive feel

Cons: Can't find anything yet... missing the apple 3 button cable if it also counts

M-100 is a very easy to drive headphones.  Before that I am using M-80s on-ear, and really do not belive any headphones can replace it.  As the M-80 can deliver very high quality audio even with bare iPhone 4S with lossless music tracks!  With an headamp the sound is just bigger and better a little bit but it is not 'day and night'difference.   The first hour I tried M-100 I found the bass a bit too much, maybe I have used to M-80 sound.  But after a few tracks I feel that all music becoming more rich and help me to get higher involvement.  And to my surprise that almost every types of music I like including classical music can deliver same nice...
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AnakChan

V-Moda M-100 Review

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Pros: Superb build quality, excellently rendered bass, really fun sonically

Cons: Genre specific

    V-Moda M-100 Unboxing Picture Post   Warning: Picture Heavy   Today I received a production version of the V-Moda M-100. As I was not a part of the pre-release run these aren't the VTF-100s with additional accessories, etc. As such there are no pictures of the additional accessories. This is the retail on-the-shelf stock package.   I also have to thank you very much to the V-Moda team (Val, Gavin, Bill), and to VentureCraft (Hamada-san) for making this happen for me. I feel very privileged to be able to get these in my hands so early post production. I deeply and truly appreciate this gesture by them.   As mentioned in other posts in...
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zach8278

These headphones were overhyped

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Pros: Replaceable earpads, replaceable kevlar covered cables, included case, foldable, bass, standard 3.5 mm jack

Cons: Stock pads are really thin, the foam and covering tore off the plate when i was trying to replace them

(Note - XL ear pads are installed. The sound will be judged based on that.)   Introduction: I purchased these headphones mainly out of curiosity. I was reading reviews and watching youtubers describe the sound and it sounded like something i would be interested in. I got them from best buy online (believe it or not) and i was super excited the second i submitted the order. I have had these a while, so it took me quite a bit to do a review, but, here it is:   Sound:   Bass: Like i said, the sound will be judged based on the fact that the XL ear pads are installed. The bass on the M100s are a lot less boomy and impactful, which some people may find to be a downfall, but...
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senorcornholio

The Best Headphones So Far...

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Pros: Mobile, Durable, Quality Sound, Classy Design, Comfortable

Cons: Sharp Mids

Great for all types of music specially with bass.   If you use an iPod, iPhone or any iDevice, set the Music Setting EQ to Electronic...!!! Perfect sound! Try it to believe. You can play with the sound by EQ-ing it depending on the type of sound output you like. This is one of the best thing about the M100, sound output can be adjusted from Equalizer of your music player if you want a different warm smooth sound.   Default sound signature for me is a bit high on Midrange...which I find a bit harsh on my ears however when you try EQ-ing according to your sound preference which for me is "Electronic", The best sound so farrrrr....better than the Sennheiser Momentums Over...
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pro1137

Bassy, but versatile

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Pros: Design, build, isolation, accessories, portability, versitility

Cons: Thin pads

The M100 is V-Moda's top of the line over ear headphone for just about everyone, from DJs, to audiophiles, to casual listeners. Accessories - Clamshell case, 6.3mm adapter, V-Moda Crossfade advertisement, owner's manual, extra headphone jack cover, and 2 cables- one orange with mic and single-button, one black with a headphone splitter for shared music listening. Both sleeved in Kevlar.  One thing I must say, though. V-Moda has made the best cases that I've seen so far that come with a headphone. Not only do they look absolutely fantastic in style, but they're extremely rugged. This is no different here. While it is shaped differently than V-Moda's other cases, like the one for the...
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Hero of Legend

The V-Moda M100 are a well designed headphone with few flaws.

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Pros: Low impedance, size, can daisy chain,and the durability.

Cons: Sound stage, genere specific, and comfort(replaceable ear pads available.)

The V-Moda M100 is a headphone that will please the average consumer but not please audiophiles.   (Note:This is my review from someone who has had only a few other headphones.)   The V-Moda come with vivid highs and lows with tame but detailed bass.The Mid's could use some work but are not muffled or drowned out and can have this fixed with a simple equalizer. These headphones are not very painful to listen to. Example:when you hear very sharp tss and sis. These headphones come with replaceable shields that you can buy at V-Modas website for 45$ and 20$ replacement ear pads for comfort improvement. This Headphone in my eyes are a good headphone with little or no problems...
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