PROS / The audio is extremely clear and vibrant. The Kevlar-covered audio cables are detachable, the ear pads are made from memory foam, and you can customize the ear shields with your own design or logo.
CONS / The design does not allow the headset to fold and the cord is a little long for portable use.
VERDICT / The V-Moda Crossfade LP2 headphones are an excellent choice if you want distinct, immersive sound, and the options to customize the headphones to reflect your personality are great.
Striking a perfect blend of fashion and performance, the V-Moda Crossfade LP2 stereo headphones combine high sound quality with customized style and comfort. Their superior sound reproduction and unique design make the Crossfade LP 2 headphones our TopTenREVIEWS Gold Award Winner.
Most likely, the default headphones that came with your audio player are not very responsive or durable, giving you weak audio and failing to work properly after a short time. Upgrading to good stereo headphones like the Crossfade LP2 gives you better, more precise sound reproduction. Further, they are perfect for professional musicians, DJs, Audiophiles and anyone who is looking to maximize their listening experience.
The most important feature of any set of headphones is its sound performance. The V-Moda Crossfade LP2 gives deep, responsive bass, crisp highs and clean mids. The flexible frequency response of 5 to 30,000Hz gives you a wide range of sound, so it will feel like the musicians are right next to you performing. The normal frequency range for human hearing is 20 to 20,000Hz, with the smaller number representing bass tones and the high numbers, the treble. The frequency response of these stereo headphones expands beyond the range of human hearing, adding to the richness of the sound reproduction.
The Crossfade LP2 headset uses analog noise isolation to separate your ears from the noise of the outside world while also keeping you from annoying others by allowing minimal sound leakage. At an impedance of 32 ohms, the Crossfade LP2 headphones are perfect for use with studio monitoring and professional equipment, as well as with low-power portable devices such as iPods, tablets and smartphones. With the clarity of the Crossfade LP2 headphones, you can distinguish between instruments and feel the booming bass, not just hear it.
Made primarily from rugged sturdy steel, the V-Moda Crossfade LP2 headphones have tested beyond military quality standards are extremely durable. These headphones are over-the-ear style, completely covering your ear in elongated earcups that isolate you from outside noise and keep your music from leaking. This method of natural sound isolation is effective for minor sounds, like people talking, but there are no other active noise cancelling options to eliminate loud sounds such as bus or plane engines.
The Crossfade LP2 headset delivers sound through two dual-diaphragm 50mm drivers. The inner and outer rings of these drivers keep the sound from getting muddy by separating the bass from your highs and mids. The ear cushions are made from memory foam and covered with leather, giving you a comfortable custom fit. Combine this comfortable padding with a weight of only 9.17 ounces, and you have a headset that you can wear for hours.
We are particularly impressed with the durability of the Kevlar wrapped cables. These nearly 10-foot cables have been tested to withstand over a million bends. The audio cable can be detached for easy storage, and the cable stays firmly in place in the jack and is in no danger of wiggling out if you are moving about or exercising. Unfortunately, the V-Moda Crossfade LP2 does not fold or rotate into a position that allows for easy storage.
One of the most exciting features of the V-Moda Crossfade LP2 is that you can use customizable shields to display your own individual style and flair. V-Moda has many colors and predesigned logos and sayings to choose from, but the company also has downloadable templates you can use to design your own logo, which V-Moda will then engrave on the shields. Custom shields do cost extra, but this is a great way to express your individuality or show off your favorite design to the world.
While most stereo headphone manufacturers package a simple carrying pouch with their headsets, V-Moda goes the extra mile and provides the Exoskeleton rigid case. This high quality, form-fitting padded case provides exceptional protection for your Crossfade LP2 headphones, making them easy to transport without the worry of major damage.
In addition to the 9.7-foot audio cable, the Crossfade LP2 headset comes with a three-button mic cable that is compatible with the iphone, ipad and ipod. The buttons allow you to control your volume and music, but unfortunately, the buttons are located towards the end of the cable putting these controls high on your jaw, close to the earcup, making them a bit awkward to use. An extra set of gunmetal grey shields and a 1/4-inch gold-plated headphone adapter are also included.
Because the audio cables are detachable, they are easy to replace if needed. Replacement earpad cushions can be ordered from the V-Moda website, as well. The Exoskeleton case holds the Crossfade LP2 headphones with plenty of room to store the cables, cleaning cloth and adapter.
If you ever need assistance, contacting V-Moda for support is easy. You have the option of sending an email detailing your questions or concerns, phoning the V-Moda home office or striking up a chat online with live chat representatives.
V-Moda stands behind its headsets and offers a two-year warranty on the Crossfade LP2. It is important to note that V-MODA's Premier Warranty does not include any cosmetic damage, modifications, misuse, accidents or improper connections, but it does include 50-percent off lifetime replacements. This impressive lifetime replacement plan gives you a half-off sale whenever it is time to replace or upgrade your old V-Moda headphones.
The V-Moda Crossfade LP2 stereo headphones offer superior sound and design with many customizable options that make these headphones stand out above the rest. Their durability and comfort let you enjoy your music longer, and the ability to show off your individual style by using custom shields make them an attractive choice when you are looking to have the best audio experience possible.