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conclusion:We like it

85

Though its industrial design may take some getting used to, HeadphoneInfo thinks the Crossfade M-100 sports a look "that never goes out of style." The over-ear design also means these are comfortable with Gizmodo saying they can "wear them for hours with zero strain" and Sound+Vision "was able to get a good seal even while wearing glasses." In terms of sound quality, Popular Science says "they sound extraordinary. Your ears will smile." CNET calls the M-100 "a 'crossover' headphone that appeals to audiophiles as well as V-Moda's core customers, who prize potent bass and dynamic impact." There is a downside to these headphones, however, as Inner Fidelity point out: "Between the big bass and sparkly treble is a mid-range that feels a bit left out." That said, if you're in the market for a comfortable headphone that is fun to listen to, and you can afford to spend $300, the M-100 should be near the top of your list.

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Critic reviews

8.3
12 reviews
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    8.2
  • Design and form factor
    8.2
  • Comfort
    8.7
  • Noise isolation
    8.5
  • Durability
    8.7

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8.9
7 reviews
9.0
Popular Science Dec 13, 2012

The M-100 is great for normal people, for listening to Spotify on your phone just as much as plugging into a receiver with an (included) 1/4-inch adapter.

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8.0
Gizmodo Oct 17, 2012

...while the sound quality is exceptional and versatile, people looking for impeccably accurate cans will be disappointed. If you do spend the money, though, the Crossfade M-100s will bring you years of audio joy thanks to their excellent build quality.

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8.0
Laptop Magazine Nov 5, 2012

It's been a while, but the new $300 Crossfade M-100s were well worth the wait. V-Moda's attention to detail results in ultimate comfort, minimal sound leakage, deep but clear bass, crisp midrange and excellent range for a fair but premium price.

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8.0
CNET Dec 12, 2012

A generous feature set, rugged construction, and warm, detailed sound with powerful bass guarantees the V-Moda M-100's strong appeal for audiophiles with a flexible budget.

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8.0
Sound+Vision Oct 17, 2012

Sure, it's a $300 headphone, but that's not out of line for a quality product that covers as much ground as this one does. If you're in the market for a portable headphone — or even something for home listening — this holiday season, you definitely need to check the Crossfade M-100 out.

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8.0
PC Mag Jun 13, 2014

The V-Moda Crossfade M-100 over-the-ear headphones provide powerful bass and crisp highs in a comfortable design.

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9.0
Inner Fidelity Nov 13, 2012

Whether from an iPhone, computer, or high-end amp, as long as I was playing youthfully exuberant music, the V-Moda M-100 flat out rocked. They're a basshead's delight.

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9.0
SlashGear Feb 19, 2013

In the end, it’s all about refinement. V-MODA’s Crossfade M-100 headphones are the finest combination of sound quality, tactile quality, and comfort I’ve experienced at this price range in a pair of headphones.

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9.0
Reviewed.com Headphones Jan 31, 2013

Billed as the first crowdsourced set of headphones, the M-100s do show some rather interesting performance points. However, as with all popular things, they aren’t exactly perfect, as they have some minor performance issues that are strange for a $300+ set of headphones.

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9.0
TechHive Aug 13, 2013

Though the M-100’s performance doesn’t quite match that of the Sennheiser Momentum and the AKG K551 ... its design, build quality, style, and accessories allow it to compete favorably with them at its $310 price.

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9.0
TrustedReviews Jul 17, 2013

The V Moda Crossfade M-100 headphones are a massive step in the right direction for V-Moda. They sound amazing and have the kind of understated good looks that make them different from anything else out there.

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6.0
What Hi-Fi Feb 27, 2014

Detail and refinement are needed to truly compete with class rivals. Determined to make an impact, these style-conscious cans are made to be seen more than heard.

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7.0
MtnSloth MtnSloth

UPDATED after one year of moderate to heavy use . . . I wish I could award a 7.5. I like these headphones, but would not want them to be my only headphone. The M-100s are not neutral enough for classical, jazz or just about any form of "un-plugged" performance in my opinion. That said, they are...

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10
Hastam Hastam

I just bought these, so can't comment on durability; however, I listened to Bose, Beats, Harmon Kardon, Sony, Skull, and almost any over the ear brand you find at Best Buy, Brookstone, and Fry's, yet non of them came close to give me such blanched sound as these headphones. Very well packaged.

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9.0
TaurusX TaurusX

I love this Headphones: V-MODA Crossfade M-100 have a Great performance. Great quality and sound response, especially listening genres like Rock, Chill Out, Pop TripHop, Eelectronica, House or R&B. But I think they are not the best headphones to listen to Jazz, Blues, Classical and similar....

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9.0
eca637 eca637

Great Buy. Definitely skewed in the sound but these weren't meant to be monitor headphones. Durability is awesome with steel hinges, flex headband, and releasable ear cups. Leather pads are comfortable, no sound leakage, and Noise Isolation is good. It is by no means complete, as when wearing...

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