- Strength: The headphones V-Moda Crossfade M-100 is a headset with excellent design and many features. It is solid and includes a remote control and a microphone for phone calls. It can also fold easily for storage.
- Cons: A bit expensive.
- Summary: Advanced functionality, good sound quality, solid construction, the M-100 headset has many assets to crack audiophiles with an average budget.
V-Moda Crossfade M 100 Review
Fans of the famous V-Moda noise canceling headphones, the Crossfade M-80 should quickly feel at ease with this new model. Indeed, at the first glances, one recognizes well the very design touch of the manufacturer. However, the pads here are larger and completely cover the ears, and can retract to simply fold the headphone and store it in your bag. The M-100 offers a very detailed sound and is well balanced. Although accentuated on the bass as is often the case with V-Moda.
It will, therefore, fit very well if you listen to a lot of rock or Hip Hop, but will also be adapted to listen to other musical genres like classical or jazz. If you are looking for a versatile headset to take full advantage of your playlist, or if you are a DJ requiring a headphone with a faithful rendering, the Crossfade M-100 is a good compromise.
V-Moda Crossfade M 100 Design and Features
The design of the new V-Moda is relatively close to the old design that the brand has accustomed us to. Unlike the M-80, here we find the function CliqFold which allows to simply fold the Bluetooth headphone on itself for transport, a definite advantage if you are often on the move. On the hull of the earphones, there is a customizable metallic part that allows to directly engrave its logo or drawing, a rather fun option! At the weight level, the helmet remains relatively light, with about 280 grams.
As with all branded headphones, special attention is paid to durability and finish which makes the headphones robust and should allow you to keep it a long time. Indeed, unlike some brands, the V-Moda M 100 is designed to last and has many reinforcements allowing it to survive many falls on the ground. The soft-shell memory cushions can be easily replaced and provide comfort while insulating properly from the outside world.
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The pressure on the head is relatively moderate, and can sometimes be inconvenient for some at the first ports. But it settles quickly after a few hours of listening. This is probably not the most comfortable headset, compared to Bose QuietComfort or a Parrot Zik, but still very decent.
Two audio cables are supplied with the headset, one of which is Kevlar-reinforced and compatible with most Apple, Android and Windows devices. They carry a remote control and a microphone to make and receive phone calls directly from your headset connected to a phone. Another interesting point is that the cable can be connected either to the left earphone or the right earphone. Also, note that the unused port can be filled by a small piece to prevent dust or dirt from penetrating inside the helmet. And allows us to see the attention paid by V-Moda to the smallest details.
Among the many features of the M-100, you can also list the possibility of connecting the second cable to that connected to your headphones to give the possibility to a friend to listen to the same music at the same time. Also, note that a second microphone is available called “Boom Pro” especially suitable for players and for the ones who do streaming.
The manufacturer accompanies his headphone with a case reminiscent of an oyster in which it is very simple to store and protect the V-Moda M 100. This case is successful and offers a real advantage compared to some manufacturers offering only a simple pouch in fabric.
We also note a 2-year manufacturer’s warranty. Plus the fact that V-Moda offers prices at half price if the helmet stops working after these 2 years. A real effort.
Performance of the V-Moda Crossfade M100
While the audio performance of the M-80 was already very suitable. V-Moda further improves these and offers a very dynamic sound with a focus on bass. The tones remain precise and clear regardless of the volume of listening.
In comparison to Sennheiser Momentum, low V-Moda M 100 is even better! However, the Momentum will remain above for medium ranges and treble and will offer as a whole better performance for audiophiles.
I tested the headphones both on an iPod and directly on my PC while watching a movie. In both cases, the sound remained very good quality, a real pleasure.
The Crossfade M-100 is probably the best V-Moda headphone. Endowed with excellent design, but above all an impressive robustness and numerous small details, it is accompanied by a remarkable audio quality. Offered at a lower rate than New Beats Studio, this is a strong competitor for brand Dre. This is probably one of the best choices for this budget.