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V-MODA Crossfade M-80 Reviews

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Kagelou

Sounds great, extremely portable, and turns heads~

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Pros: balanced sound, very portable (small+light), comfortable even with glasses, looks great

Cons: wind noise is noticeable, somewhat weak highs

So here's my first mini-review. Kinda late, but I like these so much that I had to write a review for them xD   Intro One of the reasons I bought the V-MODA M80 is because I wanted a portable headphone that has good SQ and yet has the ability to turn heads. I also wanted my portables to have very good build quality and decent isolation because I will be using them during travel. Another factor for my ideal portable cans was…well, portability!  I wouldn’t want a huge heavy set of headphones on my head during travel, especially during the summer. Now, I have been trying to stay away from on-ears because the last one I tried (TMA-1) hurt my ears. After reading other reviews...
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dweaver

Beautiful heaphone that bridges the GAP between audiophilia and mainstream audio with mixed results

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Pros: full sound with plenty of bass, clear forward midrange, large sound stage.

Cons: treble can be to polite and lacks detail, midrange can be harsh on some tracks

I would like to thank VModa for including me in their VModa Crossfade M80 voyage.   OK when I opened my package from Vmoda I was surprised at how small the retail packaging was. Then as I opened it up I was pleasantly surprised at the high quality custom moulded case inside. It was solid and very posh. When I opened up the case my breath was actually taken away for a second or to by how beautiful the headphones were. I had decided to go with red custom shield and man do they ever look good. I unfortunately gave to complex a picture to VModa when sending in everything and consequently only have my initials on the headphone but they still look soooooo nice.  ...
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DigitalFreak

V-Moda M-80 Crossfade Voyage Review

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Pros: smooth sound,good all arounder, comfortable, gorgeous customized headphone shields

Cons: some of the cords are stiff and tangle prone, poor isolation, needs a touch of sparkle in the treble region

                                                                     Disclaimer Those of us sitting at the back of the bus who love our music reserve the right to practice a healthy dose of skepticism involving audio gear as we ride along the long winding road that is life.  Until said gear has passed our personal expectations thus meriting the...
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swbf2cheater

A Smooth Ride

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Pros: Large Soundstage, Build Quality, Very Well Rounded, Plenty of Bass, Great Mids, Smooth Highs

Cons: While the Highs are very smooth, they lack detail, sparkle and any engaging qualities

I was lucky enough to be a part of the V-Moda M80 discussion group, I would like to thank V-Moda for allowing me to review this set of magnificent headphones and wish them great success in the future...     So nice to see an American brand produce a portable Titan worthy of going toe to toe with all of the best on ear portables out there.  The M80 is truly worth every penny you'll end up paying for it.  I don't think anyone will feel disappointed after listening to this set.     Build Quality and Accessories    The M80 comes packed with some really nice goodies that only sweeten the deal beyond its excellent sonic qualities. ...
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Louis8ball

V-Moda Crossfade M-80: A great phone for many different genres

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Pros: For the most part, a very well-rounded, full-bodied, smooth sound signature, very durable build quality, and extremely comfortable

Cons: Poor Isolation

        When it comes to describing the sound of the V-Moda Crossfade M-80 on-ear headphones, two words come to mind:   Smooth and Full-Bodied   I think that it also bears mentioning that this review is coming from someone who does not have much prior experience with OE headphones. Most of my most recent experience has been more involved with IEs of differing brands and sorts, and styles. But I am one of the ten contestants who was fortunate enough to have been selected for the this Voyager group. And so, having spent a few weeks now with this set, I have formulated a few impressions I would like to share here with others of you who might...
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Extra

A great sounding portable

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Pros: Looks Fantasic, Awesome build quality, Sounds great, Packaging and accessories

Cons: Slightly recessed mid range

V-moda Crossfade M-80 review.     Note: I really am not much of an audiophile. My headphones before this were MDR XB500’s and the only reasons I chose these over the Senn HD-25-1-ii was the looks, and that I liked the M-80’s sound a bit better. I also have about 50 hours on this, and I think they have reached their expected performance. If anything changes, I’ll post it here.   Also, really sorry for the lack of pictures. I'm having an upload problem, and my webcam is bad, too.   Packaging:   This is the first part that really pulls you in. These are packaged very nicely. There are plenty of pictures on this, though, so...
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HUM24H

Small package, big sound

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Pros: Well controlled bass, lush mids and design/build quality

Cons: Source dependent, bright highs in some cases

Introduction The V-Moda M-80 is seen as one of V-Moda's all time great headphones; the great style, portability, comfort and sound made it a big hit for the audiophile who wanted great sound on the move. In this review I will look at build quality, comfort, sound and then finally conclude.   Build Quality The build of these headphones is fantastic, V-Moda have not gone cheap at all with any part of this headphone. Using a metal flexible headband, with metal braces holding the ears cups to the headband, then metal shields on the sides of the ear cups which can be customised for a small fee of $25. The only part that is plastic is the ear cup housing but even there the plastic is...
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tdockweiler

Better than I expected

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Pros: Fairly balanced sound, not too dark, clear sounding

Cons: painful

This won't be an in depth review, just a few short impressions. Scored these for $90 at Radioshack. I always wanted to try a V-Moda headphone that wasn't too bass heavy.   Since all my portable players were dead I used my O2+Modi (transparent IMO). The low mids were shoved in my bass and these were too bassy. Well guess what? The cause was my powered USB hub crapping up the sound and with the amp/dac and these headphones I was able to detect it. Problem fixed!   They have a slight mid-bass emphasis and I was surprised that the low bass extension is very good. The mids are no longer shoved in my face. These actually don't sound dark at all and managed to have very...
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ItsMeHere

V-MODA Crossfade M80 Review

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    Introduction   V-MODA is a Hollywood based headphones company, which was founded back in 2004 by Val Kolton, a DJ & a music producer, with some help from the designer Joseph Bucknall. The company put them self as a target to make good sounding headphones that are well designed too, a thing which was quite rare back at that time. About a year ago, the company has released the M80s, their first on-ear headphones, and also the first headphones from their "Modiophile" line, a line which is designated for the modern-audiophile. Since then, the M80s have been raved everywhere, and they were called by some "the best portable headphones". I wanted to review...
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