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v-moda Crossfade M-80

v-moda Crossfade M-80

from  $219+
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86 Global Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
86

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

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Engadget Summary

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 9

85
 
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User Reviews 10
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Specs

Key Specs

Type
Over-ear
Channels
Stereo
Drivers per ear
1
Noise isolation
Yes
Connections
3.5mm stereo
Inline controls
Yes
Type
Channels
Drivers per ear
Noise isolation
Connections
Inline controls
Over-ear
Stereo
1
Yes
3.5mm stereo
Yes

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86 Global Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
86

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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User Reviews

60
jollyeskimo
Edited my initial rating - have had these for just under 2 years, but one ear...read more
90
marcham93
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
80
birru
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
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