V-MODA is not new to the headphone industry. They have enjoyed unparalleled success from their headphones and they recently released their first Bluetooth speaker “the REMIX”. It had the internet buzzing but it’s nothing like their latest release. The Crossfade 2 Wireless is V-MODA’s newest pair of Bluetooth headphones. We recently got our hands on a pair. The following is everything you need to know before buying these Bluetooth headphones.
V-MODA kept the packaging of these headphones really simple. Once you open the box, you will get:
- The headphones
- A hard-shell carrying case
- 3.5mm audio cable,
- Charging adapter
- USB charging cable
- The warranty information and instruction booklet.
The V-MODA Crossfade2 Wireless Headphones – General Info.
We can clearly say the V-MODA learned a thing a two from their earlier releases. The crossfade 2 wireless exhibits a touch of quality when you look at it. It has a lightweight metal frame that makes the headphones to be sturdy and durable. The hinges of the V-MODA crossfade 2 wireless headphones feature a V-MODA custom Cliqfold hinge. This makes it easy to fold the headphones into a more compact form. They used a soft and comfortable padding on the headband as well as the ear pads. The ear pads are stuffed with foam padding which acts as a sound isolator by keeping outside noise at bay.
The ear pads are a bit small but they should fit well over your ears. The padding also helps with this as it is really comfortable. The headphones are adjustable which means that you can adjust them to suit your preference. The headband is made from military grade lightweight metal. This means they’ll stick to your ears. This also doubles down as a security measure. You won’t have to worry about these headphones flying off your head.
The overall design of the V-MODA crossfade 2 wireless headphones is in line with other products from this manufacturer of the high-end mobile audio product. The headphones still have the feel of previous V-MODA headphones. This is because the headphones have plenty of visible metal and exposed screws as part of it look. The crossfade 2 wireless headphones are a bit heavier when compared to the previous crossfade wireless headphones. This is attributed to the larger battery that was put in the crossfade 2 wireless headphones. The new battery has a capacity of four hundred and thirty milliampere per hour which translates to about fifteen hours of music playback per single charge cycle.
Connectivity And Performance
On the left ear of the headphones, you will find a micro USB port. It is rather disappointing that V-MODA didn’t use a USB Type-C as they did on their speaker. The micro USB is used for charging. On the right ear of the headphones, you will find the power button and Bluetooth switch. It also houses the three buttons for playback controls, a mic, and a 3.5mm input on the bottom.
It is important to note that the headphones come in three colors: white, black and rose gold. The rose gold variant comes equipped with aptX support. AptX is an innovative codec that enables headsets and speakers to produce CD-like quality audio over Bluetooth connections.
For bass lovers, the crossfade 2 wireless headphones don’t disappoint. The lows are strong but tight and controlled. This makes the headphones not suitable for studio monitoring but they’ll do for casual music lovers. They are also solid for anyone who wants to drown out noise as the headphones have excellent noise isolation and strong lows. The combination of the two makes it easy to hear your music in a noisy environment.
With strong lows comes strained mids. The crossfade 2 wireless headphones perform exceptionally well for most parts. On a few occasions, the lows will take over the mids which will make it hard to enjoy rhythmic guitar chords on some songs.
I’m not an avid lover of highs but the Crossfade Wireless 2’s do a great job at preserving this particular detail without ever becoming harsh. Even at max volume, the sound is balanced and crispy.
It should be noted that on devices that don’t support aptX using the 3.5mm cable will provide high-quality music.