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Crossfade M-80 Shadow On-Ear Headphones

by V-Moda
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)



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  • Ergonomic steelflex headband
  • Exoskeleton hard case
  • V-port v3 soundstage
  • 40mm patented dual-diaphragm
  • Interchangeable metal shields
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Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 7.6 x 22.9 cm ; 680 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 907 g
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  • Item model number: M-80-SHADOW
  • ASIN: B005HSDLCO
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 13 Dec 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)
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Product Description

Product Description

Why Crossfade M-80?

M-80 sets the mobile audiophile standard for precision audio, comfort & rock-solid engineering…

Crossfade M-80 Material Edge

  • Superior Sound
  • Military-Level Durability
  • Comfort, Customization, Style
  • Ultra-Compact Size
  • Detachable Microphone & Audio Cables


Superior Sound. Smaller Size.

Immersive 3D Soundstage: Evokes the experience of a live performance
Clean Deep Bass: Feel and hear the precise vibrations of your music without bloated boom or a muddy mid-range
Crystal Clear Highs & Vivid Midrange: Lifelike vocals, crystal clear cymbals and crispy hi-hats
Comfort & Sound: Ergonomic SteelFlex headband & supple memory foam cushions naturally form to your head and ears

M-80's explosive sound is created by:
  • 40mm Dual-Diaphragm Driver (Patent Pending): Inner and outer rings separate the bass from bleeding into the mids and highs
  • Master Crafted Materials: More expensive driver and components than peer headphones at this price range
  • Modern Audiophile Tuning: Fine-tuned by over 50 legendary producers, artists and DJs to be the perfect mobile headphone for auditioning, producing and mastering music on the go
  • Analog Noise Isolation: Naturally cut out the distractions of jet engines, crying babies and crowd noise
  • No Batteries or Artificial Processing: Powerful, pure sound without the two extra digital-to-analog conversions of battery powered headphones that pollute the purity of your music
  • Minimal Sound Leakage: Immersive sound for you without bothering others
  • Consistent Driver Quality: Quality tested across the frequencies to maintain stricter consistency unit-to-unit than competitors, often by an order of magnitude

Military-Level Durability MIL-STD-810G

Durability Icons
  • Virtually Indestructible STEELFLEX Headband
  • Steel Frame and Interchangeable Aircraft Grade Metal Shields
  • 2-Year Warranty & 50% Immortal Life Program
  • Kevlar Reinforced Cable/Plug Bend: Cables and 45-degree plug can bend over 1 million times (100x industry standard)
  • Concrete Drop: Survives 70+ drops on concrete from 6 feet (10x industry standard)
  • Headband Bend: SteelFlex can bend 10+ times flat
  • Environmental: High and low temperatures, humidity, salt spray and UV exposure

Comfort, Customization, Style

5 Custom Shields
  • Inspired in Italy, Styled in Hollywood: Stylish colors and metal beats plastic headphones
  • 4+ Years of R&D: Resulted in an ergonomic headband and hexagon shape that contours to the natural lines of your facial features and ears
  • Optional Custom Shield Kits: Laser engrave your logo or change your shield color
  • Optional Cables & Ear Cushions: Choose from a variety of color and feature options so that you have a different headphone than everybody else

Ultra-Compact Design & Travel Case

M-80 with Backpack
  • 53% Smaller Design: Rock M-80 as your "daily driver" for all your calls and music, it is half the size of its over-ear siblings so you can wear it all day long
  • Hear, There, Anywhere: Perfect for nearly any scenario including commuting, conference calls, travel, gym, office or mobile music production
  • Form-Fitting Case: Store your headphones and gear in the included hard-shell case
  • V-STRAP System: Organize included cables and 1/4" adapter via the V-STRAP systems inside the exoskeleton case, with extra room left over for your USB Flash Drive and Fader earplugs
Cables

Detachable Cables: Make the Call.

  • SpeakEasy 1-Button Mic for Android and smartphones/tablets: Specially tuned for voice recognition and calls in the noisiest environments, the 1-button control universally works with all 3.5mm smartphones and tablets including Android, Windows, Blackberry, Kindle and Apple
  • SpeakEasy 3-Button Mic for Apple: 3-button remote microphone cable controls your calls, music and volume on the latest Apple devices including iPhone, iPad, iPod, and Macbooks
  • Optional BoomPro Cable: Extend your functionality with a professional-grade boom mic for gaming, Skype or podcast/broadcast use (not included)

Which One is for You?

Crossfade M-100
M-100 colors
white silver  matte black
shadow
Crossfade LP2
LP2 Matte Black
matte black
Crossfade LP
LP colors
nero  gunmetal black
chrome  rouge  white pearl
Crossfade M-80
M-80 Colors
shadow  white pearl
Type Over-Ear Over-Ear Over-Ear On-Ear
Sound Signature M-Class "Modern Audiophile" LP-Class "Live Play" LP-Class "Live Play" M-Class "Modern Audiophile"
Character audiophile balanced, precision bass, vivid mids, crystal clear ultra wide highs, 3D sound stage refined vibrant bass, vivid mids, vivacious highs, 3D sound stage vibrant bass, vivid mids, vivacious highs, 3D sound stage balanced, precision bass, vivid mids, crystal clear highs, 3D sound stage
Driver M-100 Dual-Diaphragm
50 mm
LP2 Dual-Diaphragm
50 mm
LP Dual-Diaphragm
50 mm
M-80 Dual-Diaphragm
40 mm
SteelFlex Headband

Passive Noise Isolation

Exoskeleton Case

CliqFold

Dual Inputs

SharePlay

SpeakEasy Mic

CoilPro Compatible (not included)

BoomPro Compatible (not included)

Kevlar Reinforced Cables • 1-Button SpeakEasy mic cable
• SharePlay audio cable
• 3-Button mic cable
• Extended Audio cable
• 3-Button mic cable
• Audio Only cable
• 3-Button SpeakEasy mic cable
• 1-Button SpeakEasy mic cable
Customization optional gunmetal shields included
optional optional

Developed by Musicians & Travelers

V-MODA is the authentic music brand that fuses fashion and function. Headphones are essential tools for mobile producers and musicians who require unparalleled performance delivered reliably, night in and night out. The founder of V-MODA, also a producer and DJ, designed the M-80 to deliver professional sound yet withstand even the rigorous needs of globetrotting travelers.

The Crossfade series was master crafted by the people - over 200 audiophiles, editors, artists, DJs and Grammy-winning musicians collaborated for years on the tuning and features of the line. V-MODA utilized hundreds of prototypes to gain feedback from the collective masterminds of the best in the business to create the ultimate versatile and customizable headphone.

Product Description

Praised by audiophiles, the Crossfade M-80 by V-Moda are among the best mid-range (between mass-consumer and professional range) portable headphones on the market.With excellent sound quality and durability, the M-80 are also stylish and affordable.Features40mm Dual-Diaphragm driversV-PORT V3 SoundstageBLISS™ Noise Isolation w/o LeakageLightweight, rugged steel constructionMilitary-Level quality (MIL-STD-810G)Kevlar® reinforced cablesinterchangeable custom metal shieldsUniversal Compatibility and Microphone CommunicationM-80 comes with 2 microphone-enabled cables for universal compatibility with all modern mobile and audio devices. The 3-Button remote microphone cable is designed for the latest Apple devices, including iPhone®,iPad®, iPod®, and Macbook series. The 1-Button microphone cable works perfectly on Android®, Windows 7, BlackberryTM, tablets, notebook, MP3 and audio devices.SpecificationsType: Supraaural (on-ear)Speaker Drivers: patent pending 40mm Dual-Diaphragm High-Fidelity DriverImpedance: 28.5 OhmsFrequency Response: 5 - 30,000 HzSound Pressure Level: 105 dBStandard Cables: Kevlar® reinforced, 36” 1-button mic cable, 36” 3-button remote/mic cablePlug: 45 degree, 24k gold-plated 3.5 mm (1/8”) stereo plugWeight: 180g (headphone only)Click on the link below to visit the product's page on v-moda.com for a full, detailed description:http://v-moda.com/crossfade-m-80/


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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning... 17 Sep 2012
Colour Name:black|Verified Purchase
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Background:
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I spent some time researching on-ears (supra-aural) headphones before buying the V-Moda M-80 as I was looking for something that had excellent sound, good build quality and would work well both unamplified and amplified. The headphones must also be portable, i.e. not full size, over-ears (circum-aural) headphones, must be comfortable for long periods of time and provide sufficient isolation from outside noise, without leaking sound and annoying others around me. They also must work well with all my portable devices (HTC One X, iPod Video, Sansa Clip Zip, Colorfly C3)

My musical tastes run from classical right through pop, rock, metal and dance and trying to find headphones that suit all genres, and that sound equally well on all devices, is difficult. I typically listen to portable audio in either high bitrate (320k) MP3's or FLAC. Having read extensive reviews of the M80's on the head-fi forums, on here and on other websites/forums, I felt confident enough to take the plunge and purchase them.

So, on to the review...

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Pack contents:
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Comes in a high quality box, sealed with a ribbon that you have to cut to open. Within the box is an even higher quality hard case that contains the headphones, two different cables for them (one for Apple devices, one for everything else) and a lanyard clip for hooking the carry case onto a belt loop or rucksack. The inside of the carrying case is finished in a red velour type of material that will keep your headphones secure and scratch free.

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The headphones have a solid steel band.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars great product 9 Mar 2012
Colour Name:black
PROS:
- unbelievable built and finish quality
- nice "V" shaped sound signature for those who likes crisp trebles and deep basses (deep but not too "beats style" deep)
- good passive external sound isolation
- impressive soundstage for a closed back small headphone

CONS:
- headband pressure pending for the strong side but still confortable though
- the carrying case do not fit the headphone with the cable attached, adding unnecessary stress to de plug conector
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent 19 April 2013
Colour Name:White Pearl
Excellent product! Sound quality is amazing just love them!so comfortable on the ears, I had Bose q3 on ear phones before but these are so much better and noise reduction is excellent and you don't even need any batteries etc.... Would recommend definitely and brilliant value too.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb audio and build quality 21 Nov 2012
Colour Name:black|Verified Purchase
I tested several on-ear headphones from Beats, B&W P3/P5, Bose - before opting for these V-Modas on the basis of reviews that I read online from both users and audio pro reviewers. Bit of a risk purchasing without a test myself, but the reviews were very positive and, I'm glad to say, entirely valid.

These V-Moda headphones deliver outstanding audio quality across a diverse range of music - connected either to my iPod Touch or iPad. I am delighted with them. Far better than the Beats phones, which I found too bass heavy. I also prefer the sound quality to the B&W and Bose offerings. They are still far from cheap (I paid 115) but the quality/value is superb compared to the more expensive offerings from B&W and Bose. The build quality is also superb, these will not be damaged easily.

For those who care about such things (I don't), they look good too.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars AMAZING...I only have one issue 29 Mar 2013
By shajpaj
Colour Name:black
I've had these headphones for over 3 months now, so they've had hundreds of hours of burn in time.

-Design/Build -
If you're looking for headphones that can survive a nuclear strike, you've found them! I know a lot of people have said this already but they really are built like a tank! You would expect that since they have been tested under a US Military standard.
I really love the design. They don't scream "LOOK AT ME!!" like your typical Beats by Dre but they have a much more conservative but still sleek and stylish look. If you don't like the standard black you can always get custom shields to change up the style. You get 2 detachable cords, one black one red, which are both extremely durable and everything fits neatly into the hard case that comes with the headphones.

-Sound -
I tested out dozens of headphones before I finally decided on these. It was a bit of a leap of faith since they aren't sold in shops so there's nowhere to test them out. I like a bit of bass from my headphones and although these aren't bass heavy they have just the right amount, and the bass goes really deep. The best part about the sound is probably the mids. Vocals sound really good on these headphones, and shine through on tracks like Adele's "Someone Like You." Make sure you burn them in for 20-30 hours before you make a judgement on them, because the sound will change.

-Comfort -
For me this is the only real issue. When i put these headphones on they fit great and feel pretty comfortable with just the right amount of clamp. After about 45-60 minutes though my ears really start to ache. I think comfort is going to be different for everyone to be fair. I gave these to my mum for a day and she had them on for a few hours and didn't have any complaints.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Great performance and Great style.
The performance of these headphones is exceptional, the only minor downside is they can begin to hurt your ears after prolonged use (3-4 hours). Read more
Published 7 months ago by Peter Lucas
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant for the price.
I chose these after having a pair of Bose over ear headphones, (not the noise cancelling ones). They broke after 2 years usage and I wanted something more durable. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Mike Atkins
5.0 out of 5 stars Great choice
A high quality sound a modern design an extremly durable,comes with nice accessory especially kevlar exoskeleton,highly recommend in comparison price/quality.
Published 11 months ago by Pawel
5.0 out of 5 stars Great headphones (headband might not be for XL heads)
I already own Ultimate Ears IEMs but prefer cans in situations where I'm not wearing anything on my head and just hanging out or walking. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Tigerman82
3.0 out of 5 stars Mixed bag
I've returned these headphones as after just over a month one headphone was cutting out (cable fault I think). Read more
Published 12 months ago by robin
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent purchase - would recommend...
Researched online - decided to buy. Headphones arrived on time (Royal Mail postie left in Blue recycle bin: great choice as that saved me having to go and pickup from the sorting... Read more
Published 13 months ago by Dr. M. D. De Luca
2.0 out of 5 stars Good quality but broke
First off, I thought these were really good headphones, however after just over a month they had broke with an improper connection fault, which is not supported by the warranty. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Louie A.
3.0 out of 5 stars Very good quality, for small heads
I would say my head is average sized, but these i had to extend fully and they would still squish my head. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Martyn Kenyon
5.0 out of 5 stars I get grin on my face listening to it!!!
First Of All, I am confused why people find Beats nice looking when M80 blows Beats into pieces any day. Read more
Published 15 months ago by DropForged
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic
By no way dissatisfied with these, fantastic sound quality, they look absolutely gorgeous, I don't think the pictures really do them justice, you will certainly be satisfied with... Read more
Published 15 months ago by Alex Pace
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