Hello headfiers , I guess the title explains what am I going to do . This is a short review , I am not going to talk about the contents in the box . I am only going to review a few factors , and that is mainly portability , the sound , durability ,value for money and lastly , the looks.
So , the first factor I am going to talk about portability . As you can see from the picture above , the Beats could fold up nicely , the other two can't do that . The Crossfades kind of squeezes the earcups together , and with the hard case that comes together with it , it is also quite portable , providing you plan on carrying it in a backpack . The Sennheisers ? Not really ... and as you can see from the first picture , it has the largest earcup . It does not even come with a case . So sadly , its better to be left at home .
First factor : Beats : 4/5
Crossfades : 3/5
Sennheisers : 2/5
Sound and Comfort
The most important factor of the whole review. Beats have extremely powerful bass , punchy , but not so tight . This might also overpower the mids and high at times . Mids and high are fine , High are quite crisp , vocals could be heared quite clearly , mids are fairly well produced .Soundstage is just not present at all . Lows are just overpowered , but if your point of buying Beats is for the bass , you found your headphones . Oh by the way , the are very comfortable , I have used them for about 2 hours at a time , but any longer would not be recommended , your ears will hurt .
The V-moda crossfade LPs have very recessed trebles , Lows are quite punchy , like the Beats . But it sound much tighter than the Beats . With some EQ settings , they sound perfect . They have a wide soundstage despite the closed headphone design , Mids can be felt that they are present at all times . The are quite comfortable : if you have huge ears . At times , the hard membrane in the earcups could be felt pressing against my ear . The cushioning are made of memory foam , very comfortable if you adjust it to not let it touch the membrane , your fine .
The Sennheisers are by far the most comfortable headphones I have experience , they are super light and the earpads are made from some kind of material which will not get all hot after long usage . The Sennheiser are also the most balance sounding in the trio , they have a very wide soundstage despite the close headphone design , even wider than the Crossfades . High and Mids are extremely clear , lows are not that powerful , but as I said , they are suppose to be balance .
Second factor : Beats : 2.5 /5
Crossfade : 3.5/5
Sennheiser : 4/5
Third Factor : Beats : 4/5
Crossfade : 3.5/5
Sennhesiers : 5/5
I have to say that I am very dissapointed with the Beats regrading the factor . They are made of thin plastic and feels like a toy . Really badly build for such a high price .
The V-modas Crossfade are the opposite , it has a metal headband and feels really durable , the cables ( the grey ones ) are tangle free and feels quite resistant to snapping .
The sennhesiers are also fully made of plastic , but unlike the beats , they don't feel like a toy . The headband is made of thick plastic . But the cables ... they are just awefully thin . ( The Sennhesiers cable is in the middle of the picture .) They feel like they are going to snap when I thug on them .
Durability : Beats : 2/5
Crossfades : 4/5
Sennhesiers : 3/5
Value for money .
Considering all the pro and cons of the trio , I have to say that the Sennheisers are the best for value . They are reasonably durable , have superb sound and feels like you are wearing nothing .
V.F.M : Beats : 2/5
Crossfades : 4/5
Sennheisers : 4.5/5
This all boils down to personal opinion. For me , I just love the V shape design the crossfade gives . This is a open topic , so I am not going to give a score for this .
Final scores : Beats : 14.5/25
Crossfades : 18/25
Sennheisers : 18.5/25
Note : Sound wise factor is base on all music genres . Comfort is also base on my own experience , might be different for other users . Lastly , I am NOT an audiophile .
Feels free to leave a comment on your experience or how to improve on my review . Hating and not giving any advise on how to improve the review will not do you good , but instead shows your immaturity .
Lastly , I am just giving my 2 cents here . Enjoy and peace out .