Get ready to dive into one of this review of one of V-Moda’s over-ear headphone models called the V-Moda Crossfade LP2. I hope that by the end, all of your questions are answered and you’re able to make a more informed decision!
My First Experience With the V-Moda Crossfade LP2
To start off, this was my first time purchasing V-Moda headphones and I was definitely pleasantly surprised. I had listened to a pair of the V-Moda XS on-ear cans once or twice before and decided to check out some of their other products as a result.
I came across the V-Moda Crossfade LP2 Vocal Limited Edition headphones on Amazon one day. There’s no time like the present to see what all the rave was about, right?
Basic Features & Technical Specs:
- Cirumaural (over-ear) build design
- The 2 included headphone cables are Kevlar-reinforced
- Exoskeleton carrying case included
- Driver Type: Dual-diaphragm hi-fidelity
- Driver Size: 50 mm
- Impedance: 32 Ohms
- Frequency Response: 5 Hz – 30,000 Hz
- Dimensions: 7.1 x 4.4 x 9.4 inches
- Weight: 9.17 ounces
Anticipating The Arrival Of The Package
I was going off of gut instinct and a recommendation from an experienced user of V-Moda headphones for audiophiles.
I could feel my hands sweating when I saw the package sitting on the doorstep after a hard day’s work and immediately kicked my shoes off and took the package to my bedroom. (We all know that feeling, right?) After I sliced the package open, the first thing that caught my eye was the sleek, stylish packaging. That’s always a good sign in my book.
Unboxing The LP2
Upon opening the box within the box, I discovered the headphones encased in a durable exoskeleton case.
As you can see in the picture above, you will also receive:
- A cleaning cloth
- An extra Kevlar-reinforced stereo headphone cable
- 1/4″ Pro adapter (for listening with devices such as the Audiobox USB)
I unzipped the case and carefully pulled my new audiophile headphones from the exoskeleton. Once I figured out which end of the Ultra-reinforced cable went where, I pulled out my iPod classic, which was attached to the FiiO A3 headphone amplifier I had, and searched through my library looking for the perfect song to introduce me to V-Moda’s craftsmanship.
These come with a removable headphone cable that also has a built in microphone for talking on your phone or sharing a Skype session with family or friends.
As mentioned above, the gold plated 1/4″ pro adapter is for those times when you need to plug your headphones into a different sized jack. This speaks once again to the versatility of this quality set of cans.
Here’s a quick video demonstrating the military-level durability and a few other features:
Upon My First Listen
I was in the mood for some newer R&B and ended up picking “Right Now” by A.CHAL off of Welcome to GAZI. First I noticed how comfortable the V-Moda Crossfade LP2 sat on my awkward-shaped head.
Memory Foam Ear Cushions
Comfortable foam cushion ear pads that made me hope they would feel just as comfortable in an hour or two. They did not disappoint. The attention to detail is pretty mind-blowing and the ear pads are made of memory foam. They will fit and form to YOUR specific head shape.
The singing hit my ears and it was game over. After the bass dropped I once again felt that rush of dopamine we all strive to extract from our brains.
Customize Your Own Shield Kits
Yet another cool feature is the fact that V-Moda allows you to customize the shields that are screwed into either side of both ear pieces.
They offer a 3D printed, laser-engraved aluminum shield kit that allows you to show pride for your favorite sports team or logo.
If you’re a Golden State Warriors fan, let your flag fly while bumping your favorite album!
Not only does V-Moda offer quality headphones but they also decided to throw in a very generous warranty program.
If you decide to purchase through Amazon, YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE for all of the listed benefits because Amazon is an “authorized third-party seller”, so you don’t have to worry about that.
Immortal Life Program
This is the first headphone company that I’ve seen that offers a trade-in program of this caliber.
Basically, if you get the itch to try out a NEW PAIR of headphones from this company, they will allow you to trade your OLD PAIR in and get 50% credit from the previous pair to use towards the NEW PAIR you decide to upgrade to.
In my mind, and probably yours too, this is a huge selling point that’s not to be overlooked.
This is especially beneficial for us as the consumers because we all have that hunger inside of us that pushes us to constantly push the boundaries of the technology we use.
A Few Things to Consider – Pros/Cons
This far into my experience with this pair of headphones it’s honestly pretty hard to think of many cons. One downside could be that since they are being offered at a little over $100, they might be on the more expensive side.
On the other hand, most hi-res headphones are way more expensive than these are (with some being priced at over $1,000). With that in mind, these are definitely a pretty good deal – especially considering what’s included.
Another slight con is that these aren’t Bluetooth ready so you won’t be able to transmit music/movies via wireless connection. If you can get past that, the price is the only thing that should be your main concern.
I have been using these headphones on a daily basis since I bought them. I’ve tested more than a couple different genres with the V-MODA Crossfade LP2 headphones and they hold their own in almost all of them. I really don’t have any complaints at all thus far into my experience.
My recommendation is that if you’re in the market for some high-quality, budget audiophile headphones, definitely give these a try.
Feel free to share your experience with your favorite pair of V-Moda headphones for audiophiles below and if you have any comments of questions, I’d be happy to help!
Sonic Elevation: Ride The Waves.
V-Moda Crossfade LP2 Vocal Limited Edition
Comfort & Build9.0/10
- Extended Sound Profile
- Long-lasting Comfort
- Military-Level Durability
- Sonic Performance
- Memory Foam Ear Pads
- Some Might Not Like The Extended Bass Response
- No Bluetooth Connectivity
- Does Not Feature Noise-Cancelling Technology