V-MODA Crossfade M-100 Headphones
- Great packaging
- Plug-n-play functionality
- Strong, clear audio
- Need Lightning dongle for iPhone 7 and newer
- Not Bluetooth capable
Solid pair of wired headphones
My current top pick for headphones for close to a year has been the V-Moda Crossfade II. V-Moda has impressed me with its high-end quality sound and design on every product I have tested out. I will post my links to my other V-Moda reviews at the bottom for comparison. The Crossfade M-100 are not Bluetooth headphones but have a lower price point for those wanting a solid pair but needing something a little more affordable.
I’m a sucker for good packaging and V-Moda knows how to get me. The studs on the handle and thick box with the snap top flap let me know what’s inside is going to have a great, solid product. The headphones come with a nice hardshell zip case for storing. This time the headphones are white with silver accents. Side by side comparison to the Crossfade II is that the design is very similar. Its got a soft headband and soft ear pads. The Crossfade M-100 comes with the aux cable and they also have the ability to have dual play because you can share imports at the same time. The cable is reinforced to take 1+Million bends. Also included is 1/4 pro adapter, a 1 button mic cable, and extended share play cable. One thing to note is the off custom 3D designs to switch out the metal piece on the earpiece.
Testing It Out
The great thing about Crossfade M-100 is that it’s ready to go seeing that it is a wired headphone. All I have to do is plug it in and it gives me sound. They have patented 50mm dual drivers which help separate the bass from the highs. I can tell when listening to certain types of music that the clarity on both is fantastic. Everything is rich and clear. The noise canceling is very noticeable and appreciated because I like to immerse myself in what I’m listening to and these make that possible. The fit of them is very comfortable for a long wearing time because of the memory foam cushions and the design itself helps prevent noise from being heard.
I do feel there is a slight difference between the M-100 and the Crossfade II. However, it wouldn’t be enough to pick one over the other. The main difference between them is the Bluetooth capability. I’m unable to use the M-100 on my iPhone X without the headphone dongle in which the M-100 does not come with. I do like the fact you can easily share music with someone through another aux cable. Once again if they have an iPhone X they would need the dongle as well. So for that reason, I would invest in the Crossfade II.
The quality of the Crossfade M-100 is on par with other high-quality audio products from V-Moda. I highly recommend them for people who do not care about Bluetooth connectivity. If it wasn’t for that one thing these would easily be my new favorite pair.