V-MODA Crossfade Wireless review

8.6/10 AVG.
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  • V-MODA Crossfade Wireless
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  • V-MODA Crossfade Wireless
  • V-MODA Crossfade Wireless
  • V-MODA Crossfade Wireless

The Crossfade Wireless is versatile enough to be the everyday audio weapon of choice for music professionals, audiophiles, gamers and savvy consumers, alike.

- Rob Flis, The Richest 


The sound is excellent and bumps up the bass enough to make it exciting but still balanced.

- David Ireland, Magnetic Magazine 

Specs / Features


Specification
Warranty (Months) 12 months
Release date
Size 18 x 10 cm (7.1 x 3.9 in)
Weight N/A
Reviews summary section

What's good

  • Punchy yet balanced bass
  • Rugged design
  • Sleek appearance
  • Great customization options
  • Good price
  • Minimal Bluetooth latency

What's bad

  • Awkward button placement
  • Bulky case
  • No active noise cancelling
  • Hit-or-miss comfort
  • Average battery life compared to competition

Designed to offer the same quality as V-MODA’s popular M-100 cans without the hassle of wires, the V-MODA Crossfade Wireless is looking to take on the high-end Bluetooth headphone market. As a popular brand for DJs and audiophiles alike, can V-MODA cut the cord without sacrificing quality?

Let’s see what the reviews are saying!

V-MODA’s hexagonal design helps it stand out from the competition. Reviews agree that their latest offering still strikes an ideal balance of modern edginess and sleek professionalism. The headphones use a proprietary SteelFlex headband that will flatten completely 10+ times without breaking. The ear cups combine light-weight metal with leather pads to add a touch of luxury.

You can also customize the headphones with a range of ear cup shields. With options ranging from laser etching to engraved platinum, prices span the full range of budgets. G Style Magazine notes, “V-MODA has done a stellar job crafting these headphones. The build quality is on point and the customization options ranging in color and different styling of shields helps them out from other wireless cans out in the market.”

Planning to use the headphones on extended listening sessions? Some reviews noted mild discomfort after a few hours. Fortunately, V-MODA offers XL Memory Cushions to help for a small price.

The ability to pair with two-devices makes it easy to pick up calls from your phone and switch back to the movie on your tablet when you’re done. You’ll also find volume, power and syncing buttons on the ear cups. However, reviews on button placement were hit-or-miss. GadgetMac notes, “Alas, the on-board button placement is one of the worst button control implementation I have ever used on wireless headphones. Not only are they difficult to tell one from the other by feel alone, they're also difficult to press because of the awkward placement.”

With 12 hours of battery life, you’ll find more than enough to get through the day. The internal battery charges using a microUSB cable. Plugging in the 3.5mm cable disables Bluetooth to help extend battery life further.

Every review praised the audio quality of the 50mm dual-diaphragm drivers. Headphones Hound says, “The bass and treble of this headphone are slightly pronounced, but not overly so. The mid-tones sound natural and are never harsh.” Many reviews noted the headphones sounded slightly better plugged in, but no one mentioned trouble with audio quality or latency on Bluetooth.

If you’re planning to travel with your headphones, reviews found the passive sound isolation couldn’t stand up to the engine noise of an airplane. Also, the headphones are missing the collapsible hinges of the M-100. If space is at a premium, you might consider those instead.

Overall, reviewers raved about their Crossfade Wireless cans. The Richest proclaimed, “The Crossfade Wireless sounds as good as it looks, and that goes for both wired and wireless modes. Both have a crisp, clean sound with a healthy amount of bass.” GadgetMac was equally pleased, saying, “We think we may have found one of the best wireless headphones of all time.”


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