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Comfortable and stylish, but know what you're buying it for
These are very comfortable and have nice sound quality, but are unfortunately rather bass heavy, which means they're not great for mixing or mastering. However, these are really well made and feel nice, so they're perfect for performing, casual listening, or composition.
The V-Moda Crossfades are not only the best wireless headphones I've ever had, they are THE best headphones I've ever had. Hands down. I listened to my 3 all-time favorite albums. Albums I know inside and out. I was suitably impressed. You can lose yourself in these headphones with albums like these: 1) Al diMeola: Kiss My Axe. The album spills over with rich, electrified jazz with intricate, ever-changing rhythms & subtle ambient cues spread through out. Sound: Clear and Bright. 2) Roger Waters: Amused to Death. A Concept Album that is on par with the Wall, yet exceeds it with musicianship. The nuances are all their even at low-volume listening. 3) Frank Marino: Juggernaut: Guitar God Rock and Roll that covers so many genres its hard to count. Acoustics are rich and warm. Shredding is blazing and clear. Doom anthems are deep & bass laden. The Crossfade's are incredible and the music is superb. The audio quality is truly exceptional! The form factor is really something. Italian design. Metal and Leather. The look is a reflection of the quality in these headphones and it runs through and through. Beyond music, the audio quality is excellent with a full, well rounded bass. The headphones are a little heavy in the hand, but so comfortable on the head that weight is no problem. The ear cups are fully enclosed and very comfortable. I wear glasses and they still fit nice and snug, but not so snug as to pinch the temples into my meaty head. The ear coverage is excellent at blocking external noise as well. I work in a small space with 2 office mates and a boisterous crew in near proximity and I lose their talky noises and chatter even with no music. They come with a nice sturdy audio cable but with our without, the audio quality holds its own. Wifi is super easy to use. I bounce back and forth between my PC and iPhone during the day and it is seamless. I use the headphones in conference calls as well and they beat the pants off the room pc speakers. Now to qualify what the "Best Ever" really means. I've had many quality headphones in the past. Most recently, to include Sennheiser to Sony Studio Pro. Where those were good, they weren't great. The V-Moda product is exceptional. ~m
The longest-lasting & most dynamically sounding pair I've owned.
At the time I'm writing this, there is slight deterioration in the sound from the headphones. However, this is most probably because I have been pretty much using them day in-day out for the last year and a half. This pair has been the longest-lasting pair of headphones I've used (up against Skullcandy, Sony and Atari pairs I've used in the past) and I'm sure mine still have at least another year in them before I purchase a second pair, or the LP2s.
What is found with a lot of popular headphones made by Apple or Beats, is that they overpower the bass in their products noticeably. While this common preference is directed towards teenagers it never makes for a good dynamic range that a starting-out producer would need. With that being said, V-Moda have succeeded in ensuring this is not the case once more. With the tip-top frequency range they enhance in their headphones, they produce a crisp clean sound which doesn't make your head vibrate, or pierce your eardrums. Coming from someone who often plays loud music, I've managed to crank these up to a couple of notches over Apple's recommended listening limit. They have reduced my constant need in the past to fluctuate volume levels because of such frequency imbalance that sometimes the treble becomes too much, or the low end as completed disappeared.
From an amateur musician's perspective, these are comfortable to sit for hours at a computer desk with, and have definitely contributed to my now improved if not much better mixing recognition. The noise-isolating feature also ensures that you're not getting confused by any outside sound, and is perfect for those who like to drift off from the world for a few hours. The only design flaw I'd say is, from someone who where's glasses, the sponge padding while minimal does not perfectly mold to the frame of my glasses, meaning that I do sometimes end up with dents on my ears after. But if you're too involved in the music to care, this wouldn't be a problem for others I'm sure!