V-Moda Crossfade M-100
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People often complain that when buying full-size headphones, they don’t look sturdy, durable, solid. Even if they sound good, people are afraid to put them on their head again, the impression is that they will break after a month of use. I can assure you that the V-Moda Crossfade M-100 Master model leaves the opposite impression – it is strong and reliable, while it looks stylish. Let’s continue our acquaintance?
Who is the V-Moda Crossfade M-100 Master made for?
- Gamers. For gamers, the M-100 Master offers the ability to swap their built-in microphone for whatever they find on the market. It is even possible to connect the famous BoomPro, which is currently the leader in gaming headphones.
- For DJs. The ability to connect several audio sources to one cable at the same time thanks to a special splitter built into the SharePlay wire.
- For travelers. The headphones are relatively compact, but most importantly, they are foldable, with a retainer that prevents the cups from opening spontaneously. At the same time, the structure is durable, so you don’t need to worry about their safety on the way.
Impressions of using the V-Moda Crossfade M-100 Master
Just like another model from the manufacturer Crossfade 2 Wireless Codex, the V-Moda Crossfade M-100 Master is undergoing serious customization by the buyer. You can choose the color of the earcups, headbands, even the color of the screws that secure the headphone parts. When ordering, this is discussed separately. I’m sure many people will like this deep customization.
The build quality of the headphones is at a very high level, there are no creaks or backlashes, the construction feels strong and reliable. The headband is made so that it is possible to bend it in any direction, twist and bend it – it will not break or lose its shape.
The included SharePlay cable makes it possible to connect headphones to two sources at once, which can be very useful for musicians or people who work with sound professionally.
The V-Moda Crossfade M-100 Master, like its predecessor, which entered the market 5 years ago, is equipped with 50mm drivers and a proprietary design solution called Cliqfold. This means a special design of the movable part of the bowls, which simultaneously fixes them securely and gives a very wide rotation angle.
Of course, it is worth mentioning the rich package bundle, which includes a branded hard case for transportation, an adapter and a splitter.
The V-Moda Crossfade M100 has in common with Sennheiser Momentum an abundance of leather (or, probably, very high-quality imitation leather) and metal in the case construction. But there is very little plastic here – only cups are made of it, and even then not entirely – decorative overlays on their backs are metal.
By the way, these pads are replaceable. From the official V-Moda website, you can order a set of such linings with a design of your choice – moreover, you can create a pattern decorating the linings yourself.
In the best traditions of headphones designed for portable use, the V-Moda Crossfade M100 can be folded: the cup holders are folded to the inside of the headband, while the ear cups themselves are pressed against each other by the ear cushions – as a result, the headphones get a very compact semicircle that easily fits into a small bag – very comfortably. Another pleasant feature of the V-Moda Crossfade M100, regarding convenience – the signal cable (it is one-sided for the headphones) can be connected to either the right or the left cup.
The quality of the microphone is normal, that’s all. It can be used for telephone conversations and, possibly, even for conference calls with several interlocutors, but it is not suitable for conducting game streams or other serious use.
At the same time, the microphone has a fairly flat frequency response, which means that it will convey the natural timbre of your voice, it does not make boys out of men, but Tinker Bell fairy out of girls.
If I was asked how the V-Moda M-100 Master sounded, I would look at them and strongly assume that their strong point is deep, powerful, accented bass. How nice that it is not.
The frequency response of the headphones suggests that the bass is not only not amplified, but even slightly reduced relative to the volume of other frequencies, which makes the headphones an excellent pair for listening to music in its natural, not distorted form.
The middle frequencies sound clean, detailed, without dirt and moire – the music is perceived easily and cheerfully, the ear is not strained. I listened to headphones for several hours in a row and did not get tired of them at all, probably this is one of the main features of their sound. The sound is smooth, pleasant and not straining, which is a rarity for today’s popular headphone targeting the mass market.
However, there is also a small drawback – the brightness and sonority of high frequencies is slightly lacking, but this is easily corrected by an equalizer.
Passive noise isolation is good, you can safely ride in the subway wearing headphones, the sound of the carriage will not bother you too much. At home, you run the risk of not hearing what is happening in the next room at all.
To summarize: the sound is pleasant, natural, detailed and correct. Looking at the frequency response, it is clear that the high frequencies and sub-bass are artificially lowered, but not significantly, while this only affected the sound positively, as for my taste. But if you want more meat and ping, an equalizer can easily fix the situation.
Comfort : V-Moda Crossfade M-100
What’s more, talking about comforts, the ear cushions use adaptable padding. The layer of padding isn’t so thick as to feel like the earphones are embracing your ears yet they’re fair and you can pull off wearing them for a decent hardly any hours in any event prior to feeling any inconvenience. The clasping power is likewise with the end goal that you could serenely run with these earphones on, ludicrous as that would look, while as yet overseeing not to press too firmly.
On the off chance that you do wind up finding the pads excessively slender, particularly so your ear connects with the driver, at that point you can and ought to get to thicker XL pads. Notwithstanding being more agreeable, they help with the noise isolation and grow the soundstage a piece, so they’re certainly worth the $20.
Isolation : V-Moda Crossfade M-100
Next up, how about we consider how great these earphones are at secluding sound. First thing, you should realize that the M-100 doesn’t include dynamic commotion dropping, so everything comes down to the materials in and around the ear cushions.
Also, in all honesty, it’s somewhat dreary. First every one of, they don’t keep all the sound in, however believe it or not, you’d need to go to volume up to eleven for the sound to spill out. All things considered, in the event that you like tuning in to music during your drives and don’t have any desire to trouble the individuals around, you’ll need to mind the volume.
Obviously, the more serious issue than the commotion coming out is clamor coming in. You’ll must have music playing tolerably boisterously to totally shut out close by discussions and that being said the lower recurrence sounds will go directly through.
We realize these earphones just have latent commotion dropping, however at the cost that they’re at this feels like an oversight, particularly when a lot less expensive earphones like the Monster NTune have improved employment of it.
Considering these are compact earphones this unquestionably feels like a defect, little for what it’s worth, and it’s the main thing shielding the work from being a strong 10/10.
Portability : V-Moda Crossfade M-100
The Crossfade M-100 dominates at Portability. The extraordinary sturdiness clearly helps, yet there’s quite a lot more to their plan that makes them incredible at this. First off, the ear cups are folding and, once imploded, the earphones can fit inside your hand so they should likewise fit inside most sensibly extensive pockets.
Their solidness is with the end goal that you don’t need to stress over tossing them into your rucksack, yet you totally can make the additional stride in guaranteeing their security by utilizing the conveying pocket. The conveying pocket that you get with these V-Moda earphones is by a wide margin the best one we’ve seen up until now.
It’s hard-shelled and reduced and, honestly, it very well appears as though the conveying pocket Batman would use to protect his earphones as he’s going around wrongdoing battling.
It likewise helps that the M-100 uses separable links and highlights a contribution on both ear cups. At any rate, this makes it so you don’t need to endure hanging links around your body, yet on the off chance that you need to exploit it you can utilize it for daisy-fastening, which fundamentally lets you associate another pair of earphones to the free contribution on the M-100 and play a similar music on both.
Or then again you can adopt the contrary strategy and associate every ear cup to another source.
In addition, one of the two links you get likewise has an additional information hanging off of it, so you could actually associate three earphones to a solitary cell phone; simply don’t anticipate that the sound quality should continue as before no matter how you look at it on the off chance that you do this.
Both of these links likewise include in-line controls with a receiver and a solitary catch for accepting and finishing calls and controlling playback. Lamentably, similar to the situation when you have just one catch, there’s no volume control, which is continually baffling.
Adaptability : V-Moda Crossfade M-100
The Crossfade M-100 earphones come in three shading variations (dark, white and shadow), yet they likewise highlight a level of adaptability that is honestly unequaled by its rivals.
This customization comes as the aluminum ear shields that are joined by six screws and can be supplanted.
The best sting about them is that you can plan your own shield on V-Moda’s site. You can pick the materials and the plan, which isn’t restricted just to the premade plans and monograms; you can really make custom, laser engraved ear shields of, state, your logo or practically whatever else.
Should you buy the V-Moda M-100 Master? Yes, if your budget allows you. These are perfectly assembled headphones with high-quality adult sound, I did not find a single serious drawback, but there were many advantages.
I would especially like to note that, judging by my brief acquaintance with them, they look very reliable and should work for you for many years with adequate treatment.
- Sound quality
- Build quality
- Compact for full size model
- Ability to connect a third-party microphone
- Good equipment
- Uncomfortable to wear with glasses