V-MODA Crossfade 2 Wireless: Stylish and Durable Bluetooth Headphones
Published on May 30, 2023, 11:54 a.m.
Looking for a pair of wireless headphones that look as good as they sound? The V-MODA Crossfade 2 Wireless Over-Ear Headphones should be on your radar. These slick over-ear headphones from V-MODA boast robust build quality, top-notch sonics, and plush cushions for all-day listening comfort.
The V-MODA Crossfade 2 Wireless Over-Ear Headphones live up to V-MODA’s reputation for hardy construction. The headband is crafted from flexible steel that can bend flat more than 10 times without breaking. The ear cups are built from rugged steel as well, encased in soft vegan leather. With reinforced cables and 45-degree plug, these headphones are made to withstand heavy daily use.
Despite their brawny build, the V-MODA Crossfade 2 Wireless Over-Ear Headphones maintain a slim, fashionable profile. Available in matte black or rose gold, their modern aesthetics appeal to audiophiles and style mavens alike.
- Durable steel headband in vegan leather
- Steel frame construction
- Deep clean bass without bloated boom or muddy mids
- Cables and plugs withstand over 1 million bends
- Headband bends flat more than 10 times
The V-MODA Crossfade 2 Wireless Over-Ear Headphones check all the boxes for excellent Bluetooth headphones. They pair easily via Bluetooth 4.0 and maintain a stable wireless connection up to 30 feet away from your device. Battery life is equally impressive, with up to 14 hours of playback per charge. If the battery runs low, you can still rock out in wired mode.
V-MODA didn’t cut any corners with sound quality. Oversized 50mm drivers deliver booming bass along with crisp mids and detailed treble. The company’s trademark V-shaped sound signature shines through - expect deep lows and sparkling highs.
The V-MODA Crossfade 2 Wireless Over-Ear Headphones feature an over-ear design for full noise isolation. The hexagonal earcups swivel and tilt to adapt to the user’s head for a custom fit. Matte metallic accents and angular lines give the headphones an edgy, futuristic look. The steel headband is sheathed in soft vegan leather for durability and comfort. Despite their premium materials, the headphones maintain a slim, lightweight profile.
While some over-ear headphones feel bulky, the V-MODA Crossfade 2 Wireless Over-Ear Headphones strike an ideal balance between sound isolation and long-term comfort. The XL cushions add even more comfort, with earpads 30% deeper than the standard size. This allows the earcups to envelop your ears without squeezing.
Ease of Use
Connecting the V-MODA Crossfade 2 Wireless Over-Ear Headphones to devices is quick and seamless via Bluetooth. The headphones automatically pair with previously connected devices. On-earcup controls provide convenient access to playback, volume, and calls. The headphones are intuitive to operate even for less tech-savvy users.
With their large 50mm drivers, the V-MODA Crossfade 2 Wireless Over-Ear Headphones deliver excellent audio reproduction. The sound signature emphasizes deep punchy bass and sparkling treble, perfect for pop, hip-hop, and EDM. Mids are clean and accurate. Soundstage is immersive thanks to the closed-back design. At higher volumes, slight sound leakage may occur but overall isolation is very good.
The microphone quality is decent for phone calls and voice assistants. Noise cancellation helps reduce ambient noise. However, microphone performance is not on par with dedicated headset mics. For frequently making calls, a headset with superior microphone quality would be recommended.
The over-ear, closed-back design and snug fit provide very good passive noise isolation. With music playing, most ambient noise gets blocked out effectively. Noise isolation improves even further with the XL ear cushions. Wearing the headphones without audio still reduces noise from the surroundings noticeably. Overall, noise isolation is better than average for the price range.
Battery life is a highlight, reaching up to 14 hours of continuous playback on a full 2 hour charge. This is an advantage for travelers and commuters who need extended listening time between charges. If the battery runs out, the included audio cable can be used in wired mode.
The V-MODA Crossfade 2 Wireless Over-Ear Headphones connect to devices using Bluetooth 4.0 up to a range of 30+ feet. Pairing is quick and automatic with previously connected devices. The headphones can be used with the audio cable as well for a wired connection. No dongle or base station is required.
Key playback, call, and volume controls are conveniently located on the right earcup. Buttons provide tactile feedback for easily controlling your music and calls without looking at the headphones. An audio cable with in-line remote can also control basic functions on compatible devices.
The V-MODA Crossfade 2 Wireless Over-Ear Headphones have minimal water and sweat resistance thanks to the durable materials used in their construction. They can handle light rain and workouts, but should not be submerged or exposed to heavy water contact.
The V-MODA Crossfade 2 Wireless headphones are ideal for daily commuting, working out, and home entertainment. Their sweat-resistant design makes them suitable for fitness activities, while the comfortable cushions are great for prolonged listening sessions. However, avoid using them for high-impact sports where falls or collisions may damage the headphones.
Pros and Cons
- Stylish and durable design
- Powerful, bass-forward sound
- Good noise isolation
- Long battery life
- Flexible steel headband
- Expensive price point
- Sound leakage at high volumes
- Microphone quality could be better
Given their impressive durability, sound, and premium design, the V-MODA Crossfade 2 Wireless Over-Ear Headphones deliver outstanding value. While the price is on the higher end, they outperform most competitors in the same price bracket in both build and audio quality. For shoppers seeking long-lasting wireless headphones with excellent sound, these are a worthwhile investment.
With the V-MODA Crossfade 2 Wireless Over-Ear Headphones, V-MODA proves that incredibly well-built Bluetooth headphones can still look gorgeous. Audiophiles, rejoice - thumping bass and hi-fi sound quality are here, wrapped up in a durable yet lightweight frame. If you’re seeking wireless headphones for travel, fitness, or all-day music marathons, these should top your wishlist.
- Driver Size: 50mm
- Frequency Response: 5Hz - 30kHz
- Impedance: 32 ohms
- Sensitivity: 103dB @ 1kHz, 1mW
- Battery Life: 14+ hours
- Wireless Range: 30+ feet
- Weight: 309g
The V-MODA Crossfade 2 Wireless box includes:
- 1 pair of Crossfade 2 Wireless headphones
- XL cushions
- Exoskeleton carrying case
- 1.4m audio cable
- Micro USB charging cable
- User guide
How to Use
- Charge the headphones fully before first use.
- Pair the headphones by pressing and holding the power button, then connect via your device’s Bluetooth menu.
- Adjust the headband and ear cups to comfortably fit your head.
- Use the playback controls on the right earcup to play/pause, skip tracks, and adjust volume.
- Download the V-MODA app for firmware updates and customized sound.
- Store the headphones in the included exoskeleton case when not in use.