These M-80s Are A Real Pearl

…and how! I have had these V-MODA M-80s in the pearl white colouration for about a month now and they sound absolutely fantastic. I really have to hand it to V-MODA on their dedication to maintain the same great sound quality across all their products.

I personally own one other pair of V-MODA headphones, the Crossfade LPs which are the over-ear headphones with a bass-heavier focus. These M-80s however have a more balanced sound range and are great for listening to music on your mobile while on the go. These light-weight, high-quality headphones not only sound great, but they are built great too.

The V-MODA M-80s are built with the same durable material as their other headphones: Kevlar re-inforced cabling, light-weight steel build, and a flexible headband so your headphones move with you. So let’s picture this: Headphones built to last, styled around you, and they are built with memory foam and noise insulating materials for the most comfortable audio experience available.

Speaking of style, the pearl white is a new colour for the M-80s and works really nicely with the style and design of the headphones. Here’s a shot from the M-80 gallery on the V-MODA site:

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Pearl White M-80s w/ Exoskeleton Case

Don’t let these small form-factor on-ear headphones fool you though, they don’t just look good they also pack a powerful punch and provide an immersive mobile audio experience. Their tech-specs look something like this:

  • 40mm patented dual-diaphragm high-fidelity drivers
  • 28.5 Ohms impedance
  • 5Hz – 30KHz frequency response range
  • 105dB sound pressure level
  • 45 degree, 24k gold-plated 3.5mm (1/8″) stereo plug
  • 200g weight

If you want a more personalised experience to make these headphones truly you — You can opt for V-MODA’s complimentary laser engraving service where you can have your logo, name, etc engraved on the metal shields. Overall I’d have to say if you don’t want to sacrifice a high quality mobile audio experience for a lower-quality one you’d get with earbuds, the light-weight M-80s are the way to go.

If you like more bass-heavy music consider getting a pair of the Crossfade LPs for more information on those or on the company check out my post here.

For more information on the V-MODA M-80s or to pick up a pair for yourself check them out on the V-MODA website.

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Crossfade LPs and Why You Should Get Some

So, a while back I decided to invest in a headphone company, that before this I’d never even heard of. They are an American audio manufacturer with a line of clothing to match the unique style of the headphones they produce.

That company, is V-MODA which is run by Val Kolton, a Hollywood man, DJ, and entrepreneur with an audio empire building itself around quality, and looks. Both of which, are important when you see so many people running around with headphones that look like they are wearing cut-down plastic cups over their ears. I am of course talking about Monster Beats by Dr. Dre. Which not only look tacky, but they give people a false expectation of what good sound quality should be, which is especially bad with the price tag that they carry.

Let’s get back on topic though, why do I love these headphones? Aside from the style, they are one of the most comfortable pairs of headphones I have ever had the pleasure of owning, with BLISS memory foam noise-isolating fittings, they can sit comfortably on your ears for hours while you work on that project, or do your homework, or while you are playing that game. It feels like they aren’t even there.

If they weren’t there though, it would be a real shame, because you’d be missing out on the immersive sound quality that they provide. In each ear, you’ll find V-MODA’s unique, patent-pending dual-diaphragm high-fidelity drivers, providing you crisp, clear sound, even at high volumes.

So let’s give you a run-down of the technical specifications, so you know exactly what I’m talking about:

  • Impedance: 32 Ohms
  • Speaker Drivers: patent pending 50mm Dual-Diaphragm High-Fidelity Driver
  • Frequency Response: 5 Hz – 30 kHz
  • Standard Cables: Kevlar® reinforced, 80” audio only cable, 36” 3-button remote/mic cable
  • Plug: 45 degree, 24k gold-plated 3.5 mm (1/8″) stereo plug
  • Weight: 260g (headphone only)
  • Sound Signature: “Live Play” surround sound with vibrant bass you can feel alongside vivid mids and vivacious highs.
  • Noise Isolating Fitting: BLISS Memory Foam
  • Sound Drivers: 50mm Dual-Diaphragm High Fidelity
  • Weight: 260g (Just over half a pound)
  •  Cabling: Two, detachable, kevlar reinforced cables included.
  • Cable + Plug Durability: >1M (1 Million) Flex Bends
  • Remote: Apple, universal audio compatible, 3-button remote.
  • Adapter: 1/4″ Included

The Crossfade LPs, I must mention, if you didn’t gather from the above specs — Are built towards songs with heavier lows (bass) than some of their other lines of headphones. However they capture all frequencies quite well and make everything a pleasure to listen to: My friend Jordan on Skype, that movie I want to watch, that song that I wish I had the headphones to hear them as they were meant to be (and now I do!). These headphones make you feel like you are right there, at that concert, or on the set of that film, or sitting next to one of your friends.

V-MODA also has a few goodies you can get for these headphones, which is custom engraving with their Crossfade LP customs, which is great if you want to show off, or if you want to get your brand name around. They will happily engrave it for you. Also — Every pair of Crossfade LPs comes with a stylish case making it easy for you to pack up, and get moving — No mess, no hassle. As a bonus, you can get the metal shields in quite a few colours, so you can get them to match your own unique style.

In recent days though, they have released the Crossfade LP2s which are based off the same great Crossfade LP product, but with a fine-tuned sound using what they learned from the originals, so they will be hard to beat.  The Crossfade LPs price is set at a quaint 200 USD. Or, if you want the next generation LP2s, the price is the same as it was for the first generation. In my opinion, you are honestly getting a steal, these have the quality of headphones you’d be paying two, or three times more for easily.

You can find all of V-MODA’s long line of products here: http://V-MODA.com Keep your eyes out though, rumour has it that Val, and the V-MODA crew are hard at work on making a new pair of headphones, re-mastered using completely new technology.

To sum it up:

  • Price: $200 USD
  • Low-Range Quality: 10/10
  • Mid-Range Quality: 9.5/10
  • Upper-Range Quality: 9.5/10
  • Style: Unique
  • Overall: 9.67/10

This has been another blog posting from The Internet Nomad.

Source: V-MODA.com (Crossfade LPs)

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