The M-80 Crossfade headphones from V-Moda deliver superior sound built on strong bass line that was crafted to enhance dance tunes and club mixes. But acoustic numbers are also treated well and even low bit rate MP3s come to life when heard through these on-ear phones.
V-Moda was launced by DJ Val Kolton and fashion designer Joseph Bucknall who wanted to create what Kolton called "the perfect 'fashion cymbal' of a true dance and DJ culture."
The Crossfade headphones are light enough to make them a great companion for listening with portable devices. They come with two cables, one with controls for Apple devices, and one for other portable gadgets.
The phones have a solid, industrial look with quality touches like a microfiber headband cover and fabric cable wraps. The brushed-metal plates on the ear cups can be replaced with one or a dozen different shields that V-moda sells for $25. For $50, the company will produce custom shields feature your name or logo. Why advertize Dr. Dre on your ears when you can can advertise your own brand?
The Crossfade M-80s cost $230 at v-moda.com.