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conclusion:We like it

86

The Crossfade M-80 from v-moda is the smaller, on-ear version of the company's Crossfade LP headphone. While they may be smaller, they still retain the company's signature industrial design, and though it may not be for everyone Gadget Review says the "way they blend form and function makes their products look sleek and sexy." Looks are one part of the design equation and comfort is the other. Sound+Vision calls them "the most comfortable on-ear phones," however Gadget Review points out the material of the earcups "doesn’t let air flow easily at all" and The Gadgeteer says "they begin to feel tight after about 3 hours" but if "listening times are kept below a few hours, they feel just fine." Despite their issues with comfort The Gadgeteer did find that the M-80's "superior accuracy is hard to ignore." Inner Fidelity calls them a "truly excellent sounding headphone," and iLounge agrees, saying that "the new Crossfades sounded pretty close to great right away."

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Critic reviews

8.5
9 reviews
  • Sound quality
    8.7
  • Design and form factor
    8.0
  • Comfort
    7.9
  • Noise isolation
    8.0
  • Durability
    8.5

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User reviews

8.5
10 reviews
8.0
Sound+Vision Aug 29, 2011

Chances are, if you like the look of these, you'll like the music the designers clearly like, and they'll be just right for you.

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7.0
PC Mag Sep 20, 2011

The V-Moda Crossfade M-80 offers an alluring, on-ear design and enjoyable audio performance. But with some distortion at high volumes, this pair doesn’t quite compete with other headphones in this price range.

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9.0
SlashGear Jun 13, 2012

These headphones have just been launched worldwide and will work splendidly with whatever standard headphone-jack-packing device you’ve got on you – and they’ll make you a fashion icon to boot. These are on-ear headphones made to bring on a sense of awe in every aspect.

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9.0
ChipChick May 29, 2012

So ladies, if you are looking for a stylish, but durable audio experience, the V-Moda White Pearl M-80′s could be your next go-to pair of headphones.

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8.0
iLounge Aug 2, 2011

While the $230 MSRP is, like Crossfade LP, higher than we’d originally expected for this model, there’s no question that these are the sort of very good headphones that are worthy of a design premium, and we offer our strong general recommendation to both versions.

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9.0
Gadget Review Aug 19, 2011

While the price point is a bit high for my liking ... the materials used in construction could be a valid excuse/reason for that. In the end, even with a piss poor mic, I highly recommend these to anyone looking for a new pair of on ear headphones.

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9.0
The Gadgeteer Jan 7, 2012

If you have the LPs and are happy with them, then save your money. However, I would recommend the M-80s over the LPs if you own neither.

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9.0
bigern79 bigern79

The v-Moda Crossfade M-80s are the first set of on-ear headphones I have purchased. I'm an avid quality ear bud fan, and even have a pair of v-Moda buds that I love. But I was looking for a different sound experience, and one that clearly tells my coworkers "Don't bother me right now". First,...

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9.0
jasona jasona

The Crossfade M-80 makes a great pair of headphones for the everyday use. Their light weight when compared to the LP2s and pack in some great sound to boot. I especially love the noise cancellation as during a daily commute to and from work, I get to listen to my music and only my music. No...

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9.0
danphan danphan

Got obsessed with these after reading all the solid reviews on Headfi. Here's a breakdown: Most durable headphones I've ever encountered. I've twisted them band obnoxiously in every direct and then still look and function like their brand new. Sound quality is top notch. I've tried quite a few...

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7.0
pds6 pds6

Part of my problem is the fact that I cannot get a good fit with these cans. The headphones have a cathedral window design that will not seal around my ears. The Senn HD 25's are better headphones for around the same money. Under no circumstance do these cans deserve a 90 rating. That is just...

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9.0
dragotequila dragotequila

The sound of this rivals that of my old Bose QC3 and my Shure SE530 . I like the customizable plates, too bad it doesn't come in more colors for the M-80. I'm not too impressed with the noise cancellation, but I guess it was ne4ver marketed that way. Overall I am very impressed with these...

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6.0
jollyeskimo jollyeskimo

Edited my initial rating - have had these for just under 2 years, but one ear failed just before the end of the first year. The failure was at the PCB where the 3.5mm jack was mounted. Firstly, the jack was soldered onto a PCB where the wiring was connected - but the jack was a surface mounted...

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9.0
technubz technubz

This is my newest pair of headphones, and easily my favorite – even though I only just received them in the mail a few days ago. The moment you put on these babies, you KNOW they come from the hands of some very knowledgeable industry folks. Built like a monster, they still manage to be the...

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