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V-Moda Crossfade LP2 Sonic Elevation Review

V-Moda Crossfade LP2: Sonic Elevation Review

 

Get ready to dive into one of this review of one of V-Moda’s over-ear headphone models called the V-Moda Crossfade LP2s. I hope that by the end, all of your questions are answered and you’re able to make a more informed decision!

 

V-Moda Crossfade LP2 Sonic Elevation Review

My First Experience With the V-Moda Crossfade LP2s

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-ears 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?

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.

The Unboxing

 

V-Moda Crossfade LP2 Review

 

Upon opening the box within the box, I discovered the headphones encased in a durable exoskeleton case.

 

V-Moda Crossfade LP2 Sonic Elevation Review

 

As you can see in the picture above, you will also receive:

  1. A cleaning cloth
  2. An extra headphone cable 
  3. 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. 

 

V-Moda Crossfade LP2 Sonic Elevation Review

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 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 LP2s sat on my awkward-shaped head.

 

V-Moda Crossfade LP2 Sonic Elevation Review

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.

 

Customizable 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!


 

PREMIER Warranty 

Not only does V-Moda offer quality headphones but they also decided to throw in a very generous warranty program. 

 

V-Moda LP2 Review

 

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. 

 

V-Moda Crossfade LP2 Review

 

 

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

This far into my experience with this pair of headphones it’s honestly pretty hard to think of any 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 actually a pretty good deal considering what you get. 

Another slight con is that these aren’t Bluetooth ready so you won’t be able to transmit music/movies wirelessly. If you can get past that, the price is the only thing that should be your main concern. 


My Recommendation 

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

V-Moda Crossfade LP2 Vocal Limited Edition
9.6

Design

9.5 /10

Comfort

10.0 /10

Affordability

8.5 /10

Enhancement

10.0 /10

Travel-ability

10.0 /10

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Trusted Brand
  • Doesn't Require Batteries or Charging
  • Quality of Sound
  • Travel-ability

Cons

  • Cost is over $100
  • Not Wireless
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6 Comments

  • Akeem Aman says:

    Wow these headphones seem to be top notch for sure ! I felt myself anticipate what was in the headphone box myself when I was reading the article. I really like the bar graph that shows your review on detail what an awesome touch! I can’t wait for the next post. I love new headphones and good quality is hard to find 🙂

    • Dom says:

      Thanks Akeem, I always recommend these headphones to anyone looking for a high-quality but affordable pair. I couldn’t agree more with what you said about finding quality that’s not solely based off a name brand. Thanks for stopping by, stay tuned for more to come in the future. 🙂

  • Jon says:

    I’ve been looking for a pair of headphones that I can wear over long periods of time. As a professional Audio Engineer, I have been known to wear a set for 8 hours+.

    I already have numerous sets including some common ones, high-end ones and cheap ones since it is important to mix with all styles.

    What I am missing is really a pair that I can do all my premixing with for very long periods of time so if by chance you have worn the V-Moda for longer than 3 hours could you tell me if you felt that strain across the top of your skull. It is the strain that all Audiophiles dread.

    Quality isn’t an issue as long as it’s decent but by the sounds of it, they would replicate a rather authentic sound which definately helps for mix-down and master.

    • Dom says:

      I can tell you with full confidence that I personally wear the LP2s all day some days and the strain on the top of my skull doesn’t even cross my mind, no pun intended.

      Granted, I do take intermittent breaks every hour or two so that probably helps. That was one of my favorite features of these headphones, especially compared to something like the Beats Studio or Solo. Comfort is key.

      I’ve only done some light mixing, if you could call it that, with the LP2s and you can be pretty confident that they will suffice for that purpose. The durability mixed with the comfort make them a valuable asset to DJ’s, listeners, recorders, engineers, etc. 

      The feedback from V-Moda users is overwhelmingly positive. 

      Thanks Jon,

      Dom

  • Salvatore V Jenkins Jr. says:

    This is the first time ever hearing about the V-Moda brand and at first glance they look like really good quality headphones.

    It’s nice to see you can customize them and the customizable shields for the ear muffs look like they’re made of good quality as well.

    I am in the market for a good headset for editing video and I will definitely be considering the V-Moda Crossfade. Maybe I missed it while reading your review above but are the shields constructed of metal or plastic that is designed to resemble aluminum?

    • Dom says:

      Hey Salvatore,

      V-Moda definitely makes quality headphones and everyone else that I know who owns a pair (or multiple pairs) have nothing but good things to say about them. 

      I think these would be a great choice for you all around. 

      The shields are made of aluminum and come in 18 different colors. You can use this link to take a closer look at what they have.

      Let me know if you have any more questions, I’d be happy to help. 🙂

      Thanks for tuning in,

      Dom

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