V-Moda is a Hollywood-based lifestyle brand that mixes fashion, design and music to make some beautiful products. The Crossfade LP headphones are their latest addition to their product lineup.
Four years in the making, the Crossfade LP is the marriage of design and functionality. V-Moda founder Val Kolton collaborated with musicians and DJ’s from around the world to develop headphones with a balanced, warm, functional sound. And Kolton’s passion for Italian design shows in the Crossfade LP, which looks like the Ferrari of headphones. They definitely score high marks in the bling-factor category.
As far as sound goes, these headphones have great isolation from outside noise – the closed-back design and the memory foam ear cushions see to that. The Crossfade has a warm, punchy low end response with a slightly softer high end, which helps combat fatiguing high frequencies in loud and/or long listening sessions. As its name might suggest, the Crossfade LP is a great choice for DJ’s who are exposed to exactly that – long and loud listening sessions where they need punchy (not squishy) bass frequencies and a slightly reigned-in high end. Another great feature (again, especially for long sessions) is the super-comfortable fit. When I put them on I didn’t want to take them off!
The Crossfade LP headphones come with a cool exoskeleton molded case, two fabric cables (one with a 3-button control and microphone for use with phones and external devices) and a ¼” adapter. For more info visit www.v-moda.com.
by Michael Vecchio