Pros Amazing Bass
Cons None at all.
Summary Ok, so I've finally decided I've listened to these long enough to write a full review on these. Warning: these are my opinions, my personal opinions, and nothing more than opinions, so please try not to get offended if I said something that disagrees with your opinions, because, and again I say this, these are my opinions.
Alright let's start with the first thing you notice about these headphones. They are beautiful, hands down the most beautiful things I own, and that's not just headphones (because that would be a very short list). Everywhere I go with these things I get comments with how different and nice they look. Shoutout to competing companies: You don't have to look like beats headphones to look good (even though I think the beats look like crap, they are selling like crazy and everyone I talk to who has a pair think those things look better than Scarlett Johansson). I've always admired V-MODA's design language, and they certainly don't stray far from the winning formula, aside from the hinges, they don't look any different than the LPs or the M-80s (only bigger). Hey, if it ain't broke, don't fix it.
I've had these things for close to three months now, and I wear them very frequently mostly everywhere I go. I also do not baby my equipment, so I do have a certain level of durability expectations with everything I own. Since this is a short amount of time I can't say they'll last you for 10 years, I can however say I have dropped them no fewer than 10 times (I lost count after the first couple) from varying heights, the highest being a shelf about 6 feet high to carpet, others around 3-5 five feet onto asphalt, concrete, wood flooring, and carpet. Other than some battle scars and knicks, there is no perceivable damage to these things, they look, and feel, indestructible. Now I know that's impossible, but there's really no reason for me to worry with V-MODA's awesome 2 year warranty, and if anything happens after that, V-MODA's immortal life program which gives you 50% off a new pair if destroyed outside the warranty.
Now this one is important, more important that the way it looks, how it sounds, or how well it can take a beating. I don't care if it's the best dam sounding headphone in the world, more beautiful than an A-list celebrity, and can take more of a beating than a M1 Abrams, if it hurts to wear it for more than a half-hour than it's not worth it's weight in gold to me. I can definitely say that they don't suffer from that problem. After wearing it initially and having some issues with the pressure it put on my head, I just reverse bent it to almost flat, and put it back on, and the issue was gone. It also conforms to your head over time, so after a while of wearing it, I forgot it was on, and then there were no more issues with comfort from then on.
Alright, here it is, my opinions on SQ. I don't have much in terms of previous headphone experience to work with, so I'm comparing these to: V-MODA bass freq earbuds, V-MODA M-80s, Logitech G35 Gaming Headset, and a Razer Blackshark. I also want to point out, I listened to these both before and after a 24-hour burn-in, and I cannot perceive a difference in quality. So with that stuff out of the way, let's get on with this.
They are not active noise-cancelling, so definitely expect some noise to get through, however the seal is good enough that it's only audible at low volume, or quiet parts of what you're listening to. Also important is how much they leak, which can be quite annoying in a quiet environment where you're trying to not disturb anyone around you. I tested this by listening to my headphones at a comfortable volume level in both a quiet environment (my living room) and in a not-so-quiet environment (a bus), with techno, rock, and metal as music of choice. In the living room my friend said he couldn't make out the words or genre I was listening to, just some of the heavier parts of the music. On the bus he couldn't hear anything due to the outside noise being louder than the headphones. This is a plus since it means you won't have to worry about leaking, unless you happen to be in a library or something, then you may have to turn it down a bit. Isolation is also excellent since even on a loud subway I couldn't hear anything but the music except during the quiet parts or song changes, this is a plus since you can pause you're music and be able to have a conversation with them on, or, you know, listen in to one without anyone suspecting.
This was not an area where I expected the headphones to shine, given V-MODA's reputation and my experience with their earbuds, but I was pleasantly surprised. It may not necessarily have the best clarity or detail, but it's not an area I really expect to spend much time focusing on, so it exceeded my expectations. Not having the clarity and detail of some other headphones aside, these definitely sound different, like it has a certain flair, it feels like it has a sparkle the other headphones don't. It shines where the other headphones that go for full clarity and resolution and miss a certain element that brings out a liveliness in the music. Very abstract, I know, can you tell I'm not a hardcore audiophile?
This is an area where a lot of cheap headphones ignore, going from bassy lows, straight to flat highs. I'm impressed with how dynamic and smooth the mid range sounds. Instruments are clear and not recessed and vocals are very clear and forward. Overall very smooth and clear transitions make not one area of the sound overwhelming, a welcome change from cheaper headphones, or celebrity rip-off headphones.
This is the M-100's strength. Bass is incredibly clear and doesn't suffer any muddling. It's very warm and extends deeper than other headphones I've listened to. Very detailed and tight, yet delivers plenty of rumble when your music calls for it. There's virtually no bleeding into the mids or highs, very well controlled. I'm still not over being amazed at how awesome this bass is. All that being said, don't expect a bass cannon, pick up an LP2 if bass is the only thing you care about.
The sound stage is HUGE, I never expected such an expansive soundstage from a semi-closed headphone, but I guess that's what makes the M-100 unique, best of both worlds, closed and open. When amped, this thing really shines, it sounds great on its own, but when hooked to an amp, every aspect is boosted and becomes even better. After listening to many genres and variations I must say this headphone sounds great with all genres of music, but I have to admit being in love with the way this thing handles rock and metal, that seems to be its bread and butter.
The M-100's are a must buy for a travelling audiophile, and consumers who simply care more about sound quality than what some celebrity is being paid to say about it. These things are made to be worn while travelling, and with the custom shields, you can really make them your own and make a statement anywhere you go. These things are just as comfortable as they are pretty, and they are simply beautiful. I would expect these things to survive anything you can throw at it in everyday life and come out the other side ready for more. V-MODA set out to do what they do best, and improve upon every aspect of it to make a headphone that is very unique, in both looks and sound quality. These things have a sound signature all their own, and when compared to the competition the M-100s provide something that many other companies can't, a soul. That's what I'm calling the expansive soundstage, warm mids, tight and punchy bass, sparkling highs, and sonic flair that this headphone possesses. So in the end, if you pick up a pair of M-100s, you won't be disappointed.
Pros Bass is great
Quality is good
Warranty services are great
Pretty cool style\design
Cheap price for Med-High headphones on ear/over ears.
Cons Didn't found any yet.
Summary If you are looking for Med-High headphones for "cheap" price, go for the V-Moda Crossfade M-100, worth any Dollar.
Pros Super looks, I don't even change the covers to custom, as the originals are great looking. 2 Kevlar audio lines. Great sound, especially the bass, outstanding for listening to movies.
Cons None. None. None.
Summary These will the beat da crap out of "Beats" which are more of a fad/fashion statement then anything else. I have heard that the Beats are also delicate. M-Voda are built like a tank. Bye.
Pros Very Detailed Sound like as if you're listening to the band right next to you
Bass is deep and punchy
Built like a tank yet with uniquely fashionable looks
Very high quality design and does not look cheap
Priced just right
Cons None I could think of.
Summary If you're after high quality sound details and clarity and also want something that will outlive anything else you have... these are the cans to buy.
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