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What I will bring you in this review
I will outline the V Moda Crossfade LP2, and then compare/contrast it with the Crossfade M100 towards the end. 🙂
- Video Review
- Amp/DAC requirements
- Who these headphones benefit?
- Thoughts from Stu’s notepad
- Similarities & Differences
- Final Word
Now without further ado, let’s get rolling!
V Moda Crossfade LP2 (Old model)
- Type: Closed Back. Closed back vs. Open back headphones.
- Fit: Circumaural
- Impedance: 32 Ohm
- Sensitivity: 105dB
- Frequency Response: 5Hz – 30kHz
- Material: Metal, Kevlar
- Weight: 260g
The LP2’s are your typical bass-head can: Hard hitting bass, sparkly treble, and a recessed mid-range. They are also very comfortable with good sound isolation, and their build is great as well.
They’re a versatile set, and will do well with a variety of genres even though they seem to be heavier on the bass end of things.
- Good noise/sound isolation.
- Very comfortable.
- Build quality is phenomenal. The chord is made of Kevlar and is very durable. The headphone itself is made of mostly metal. The headband is also quite bendable and flexible.
- Controlled, hard hitting bass. It’s pronounced but not overpowering.
- Good storage case and overall packaging.
- Good Soundstage for a closed back model. What is Soundstage?
- Longevity. They should last you a long time.
- Mid-range has a tendency to become recessed or distant in the mix. The bass won’t muffle the treble, but you may lose some clarity with certain guitar riffs and vocals.
- Clamping force is a bit tight for some, but may get more comfortable over time.
- The ear-cups aren’t quite deep enough, and your ear may touch the headphone driver. What is a headphone driver?
These do not require an amp. How to choose a headphone amp!
Who these headphones benefit?
- Electronic music
- Hard Rock
People seem to like these more as a versatile set, and say that they do well with most genres of music. They aren’t very fast though, meaning they won’t do as well with stuff like Metal, Hardcore, etc.
Thoughts from Stu’s notepad
- These are not noise cancelling headphones, but still do a decent job of blocking out sound.
- Clamping force of the headphones may feel tight at first, but adjusts nicely over time. The ear-cups may get hot after awhile, and the XL pads are recommended for a deeper and larger space. The stock pads are a bit small.
- They have a 2 year warranty plus the immortal 50% program. If for any reason you aren’t satisfied with them after 2 years (broken, etc.), send them back and V Moda will give you a 50% off coupon towards another pair.
- They come with multiple cable options: 3-button chord with track and volume controls, 1-button with a mic, and a plain, extra long cable. They also come with a cleaning cloth and a 1/4″ adapter. Note: The headphones may not come with all three cables according to some, but they do come with at least 2: The long one with no buttons, and the shorter one with a mic, volume controls, and a pause button.
- You can also fully customize the headphone with interchangeable face plates of varying colors.
- The protective coating over the piece that goes over your head may peel after some time. One reviewer mentioned for him it was 3 years.
- They don’t fold up.
- If the cable rubs up against your shirt or clothes you may experience some noise from the headphones.
- The mid-range loses a bit of clarity because of the bass.
- You will most likely want to revisit your old favorites after listening with these for awhile!
Good build, good comfort, with a deep bass response. The mid-range is recessed, and the clamping force is a bit tight. Overall a good set of headphones, but not as good as the M100’s.
Similarities & Differences
- Both have ear-pads that are rather shallow in depth.
- Both are pretty forgiving of bad source material.
- Both have the same warranty features (Immortal 50% off program).
- The LP2’s cannot be folded up, while the M100’s can.
- The M100’s have cable jacks on both ear-cups, while the LP2’s only have them on one.
- They are a little lighter than the M100’s. 260g compared to 280.
- The mid-range on the LP2 isn’t quite as clear and articulate as the M100.
- The Soundstage is a bit more compressed on the LP2.
- The M100’s sound overall is much more refined than the LP2. The mid-range is fixed, and the treble is cleaner.
- The M100’s only have a mute button on the inline remote, while the LP2’s have a Play/Pause and scroll.
There is really no reason to consider the LP2’s over the M100’s aside from the remote. The sound coming from the M100’s is basically just upgraded and fixes all of the sound issues that the LP2 had. Even though the mid-range on the M100’s is still slightly recessed, it isn’t a detriment to it’s sound quality overall. The sound is incredibly detailed, articulate and revealing while still also being extremely fun to listen to. Interested in learning more about the M100’s and why they’re the best bass-head option out there?
CHECK OUT MY OFFICIAL V-MODA CROSSFADE M100 REVIEW!!
Well that’s about it for today my friend! I hope you’ve enjoyed this article on the V Moda M100 vs. LP2.
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