V-MODA is a brand I can get behind. I’ve reviewed their Crossfade Wireless and Crossfade Wireless 2. We also reviewed several other of their offerings and they’re amazing headphones and speakers for sure. As a matter of fact, the Crossfade Wireless now go for an insanely affordable US$129.95 on Amazon. Trust me, they are worth far more than that.
Now, the company has announced their Crossfade M-100 Master headphones which keep the design language but upgrade the sound. The company says these headphones will deliver next-level V-MODA sound quality and are Hi-Res certified.
This new joint development process is a testament to V-MODA and Roland’s dedication to bringing Waku Waku (Japanese for “thrill and excitement”) to musicians worldwide. For the first time, Roland engineers managed the tuning process of a V-MODA headphone throughout the different iterations to make Crossfade M-100 Master sound just as sound engineers intended. This co-engineering process emphasized a “creators first” approach and makes the new headphone a natural choice for professional DJs, producers and video streamers who want to improve their skills with an exceptional audio tool.
To deliver the unprecedented Crossfade M-100 Master sound quality, classic yet powerful 50mm dual-diaphragm drivers have been upgraded with Japanese CCAW coil, pushing the sound quality into the ranks of Hi-Res Audio, as certified by the Japan Audio Society (JAS). This upgrade comes after years of dedicated research to develop a refined and sophisticated sound signature capable of delivering improved tone balance and accuracy throughout a vast tonal range, from the deepest bass to the sharpest highs.
The extra space afforded to the Crossfade M-100 Master via the L (Large) size memory foam ear cushions acts as a natural amplifier while the premium vegan leather cushion covers provide ultimate comfort, guaranteeing fatigue-free long listening sessions, resistance to sweat and overall durability. Together with the virtually indestructible SteelFlex headband, this key comfort upgrade, developed after fan feedback, prevents the development of pressure points so it feels like the headphones are not even there. Through innovative design and hand-selected premium materials, the Crossfade M-100 Master achieves first-class natural noise isolation, creating an immersive 3D soundstage without resorting to active noise cancellation which can pollute pure analog sound.V-MODA Press Release
As before, V-MODA allows you to customize your headphones with a series of replaceable shields that you can personalize. The personalization can get a bit pricey but it’s a great idea and I know people use the service.
Crossfade M-100 Master Product Specifications:
- Drivers: 50mm Dual-Diaphragm with Japanese CCAW coil
- Frequency Response: 5-40,000Hz (Hi-Res Audio Certified by JAS)
- Headphone Sensitivity: 105dB @1kHz 1mW
- Microphone Sensitivity: -42dB @1kHz
- Impedance: 32 ohm
- Weight: 290g
The Crossfade M-100 Master is now available at V-MODA.com/Crossfade-M-100-Master ($250, €250). It will be available at authorized resellers worldwide in the coming weeks.
Last Updated on February 3, 2021.