Music to many of us is life. Many of us also battle with the eternal question of would you choose headphones or speakers to listen to music? Sure, speakers have their time and place but, equally, we all love a good headphone. Most of us use our headphones when we want to sort of spiritually leave the world, be at peace, and for many of us, music loves it is a way of forgetting about our problems or troubles. I feel if used in this way, it can be a healthy substitute for the more addictive stuff (you know what I mean). The V-MODA CROSSFADE 2 wireless headphones ensure you have everything needed in a headphone. Why wireless you may ask, but the wire styled headphone is becoming more of a backup nowadays, and the wireless is taking over. So now lets us look at some of the features of the V-MODA CROSSFADE 2.
The first thing you need to know is that the CROSSFADE 2 is the upgraded version of its 2016 version called the Crossfade Wireless. The Crossfade Wireless headphone won many awards such as the 8+ Editors’ Choice and Best Headphones awards including USA Today’s Reviewed.com “2016 Best Bluetooth Headphones”. The Crossfade 2 Wireless takes it to another level. It includes new drivers, new cushions, more frequency response in wired mode and better battery life all to make the V-MODA’s next-gen CROSSFADE 2 a gem.
The CROSSFADE 2 is a hybrid headphone that effortlessly combines the best of two worlds (the Wireless and Wired) and makes gives each mode virtually same sounds; wireless for freedom and wired when you run out of juice. With wireless, you can pair your Bluetooth device and enjoy your headphones for up to 30 feet (10 meters), you can also pair the headphones with two sources at the time, such as your phone and laptop for work or your phone and smartwatch when working out. To switch effortlessly from the wireless to the wired mode, all you need to do is to plug a cable in the jack, and automatically all battery and electronics are switched off, therefore turning your Bluetooth headphones to a wired headphone, I had a friend who tested these with his preamp to see how they would test for distortion with more signal and they held up well. He got his preamp from hifisystemcomponents.com if anyone is interested. You will have little reason to worry about the battery as it can last for up to 14+ hours when using Bluetooth and unlimited hours while in wired analog mode.
It has certified Hi-Res Audio in the wired mode that supports super-human frequencies, gives ultra-clarity, a clean deep bass, and an immersive 3D Soundstage. The CROSSFADE 2 built-in wireless mic and controls for calls and easy access to voice assistants in Bluetooth mode. The 1-Button SpeakEasy cable allows calls on-the-go, at the office or gaming and works perfectly with PS4 controllers, Xbox One, professional music equipment and all low-latency sources.
It also packs sizeable enhanced memory foam cushions for unparalleled supple. The frame of the headphone is made from steel and the body from lightweight metal components and more expensive materials than peer headphones at this price range. The headphone is built to last and has undergone military-level MIL-STD-810G Test to ensure durability.
The headphone comes the following colors: Matte Black, Matte White, and posh Rose Gold. They are designed in Milan using 3D printed via state-of-the-art technology and traditionally finished by meticulous hand polishing. V-MODA was nice enough to provide us with a pair to test with our logo on it. The whole package is finished by adding a Carabiner Clip to secure your case on the outside of your bag for quick access.
Some important technical details to round it all up:
Exoskeleton carry case and 2 V-PORT Vents
Reinforced 1-Button SpeakEasy™ Microphone 3.5mm cable
Elegant V-Micro USB Cable
Gold-plated 1/4″ Pro Adapter
Type – Over-Ear Circumaural Bluetooth
Weight – 309g (with standard aluminum shields)
Battery Capacity – 430mAh (up to 14+ hours music playback)
We liked them so much, we’ve added them to our Mega Men’s Holiday Gift Guide.