V-Moda Crossfade Wireless Review – A Durable Beats Competitor

On the surface, the V-Moda Crossfade Wireless looks quite identical to the Crossfade M-100. However, it has some noticeable changes to the design to fit in specific features, such as the rechargeable battery. The left ear cup houses the battery and is not replaceable. Battery life delivers up to 12-hours of continuous playtime, which is more than decent for a wireless headphone.

V-Moda Crossfade Wireless Review - A Durable Beats Competitor

The V-Moda Crossfade Wireless Boasts Great Battery Life

Right off the bat, the V-Moda Crossfade Wireless looks like a premium headset made with durable materials, and it is. However, it isn’t the lightest headphone in the market as it weighs 292-grams (or 10.3-ounces), but it is very well-built. It has metal parts and the device comes with a protective carrying case. This time around, the headphone does not fold up unlike that of the M-100 as it is missing a second hinge. It can only fold flat, hence the difference in cases.

The wired mode for the Crossfade Wireless headphone is much to be desired as compared to its main selling point. This is because the device was designed to work unpowered and unplugged. When you plug it in, the wireless capabilities will turn off and the sound quality will suffer a bit. It should also be noted that, when in wired mode, the audio quality is comparable to that of the M-100.

For extra features, the Crossfade Wireless does not have dual microphones. Therefore, you can hear your own voice inside the headphone when you’re talking to someone on your phone. The company says, however, that the single microphone technology is of very high quality.

The headphone is available in either phantom chrome or white silver colors. The company says that there will be gunmetal black and rouge colors coming soon. The device is also compatible with V-Moda’s accessories, namely the BoomPro mic (for gamers and broadcasters), 1/3-button cables, VAMP DAC/amp, the CoilPro cable, and XL cushions.

For a wireless headphone, the Crossfade Wireless does perform nicely. However, it doesn’t sound as good as some of the wired headphones in the market. Its bass and treble are a little bit hyped but not too dramatic as to cause quick fatigue. The mids sounded natural on the plus side. However, you will take immediate notice when you switch between wired and wireless modes.

The company made a conscious decision to make the price of the V-Moda Crossfade Wireless headphone within the same range as the M-100. It’s not the most comfortable one in the market but it does have a better build as compared to its competitors.


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