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V-MODA Crossfade M-100 Over-Ear Noise-Isolating Metal Headphone (Shadow) by Review Summary ,  Sep 14, 2015

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V-MODA Crossfade M-100 Over-Ear Noise-Isolating Metal Headphone (Shadow)
Report Date: 01/03/2016
Based on 1220 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 4.6
Returned or considering to return: 5.9%

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Individual Feature Rating
Compact5.0   average
Durability5.0   exceptional
Setting5.0   exceptional
Spectrum5.0   above average
Weight5.0   above average
Portable4.9   average
Customization4.8   average
Response4.8   above average
Vocal4.8   above average
Design4.7   above average
Gaming4.7   above average
Quality4.5   average
Sound4.5   average
Music4.4   average
Comfortable4.3   below average
Noise4.3   above average
Price4.3   average
Headphone4.2   average
Listening4.2   average
Audio3.8   below average
Microphone3.7   average
Service3.7   below average
Cable3.6   average
Size3.6   below average
Aspect3.4   below average
Cushion3.4   below average
Cover3.3   below average
Distortion3.3   average
Noise-cancellation3.2   below average
Control3.1   below average
Battery2.9   mediocre
Speaker2.9   mediocre
Comfort2.5   below average


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Aspect

Aspect:
"They come with two cords (one that has a mic to work with phone).Again, I'm happy with every aspect but the comfort ...unfortunately that happens to be an important element of the rating."
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"4 month old V-Moda M100 headphone and right ear pice dont work, dont buy,,.. great sound, in every aspect but stop working 4 month, problem started 2 month ago, bit speaker is no good.."
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"If you're like me, you've encountered various headphones that seem to stand out and excel in a few areas and fail to carry on that focus on other important aspects."
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"COMFORT: I have read some criticism about the comfort of the M-100's and tbh I usually think there is no such thing as a good review because each individual has different experiences and aspects about basically anything."
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"As for any negative aspects, being as finicky as I am with everything, all I could really comment on is the weight and size of the headband."
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"Close to 10 10 in every category aside from the comfort aspect."
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"*My advice to the designers is to bulk up the size a tad, let the XS work for those interested in small headphones and actually make a pair that can comfortably cover every aspect of the ear with a bit of space to spare."
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"Basically, it has all the positives of the V-Moda M-100 compared to the other headphones earlier in my review, and all the positive aspects of the other headphones I tried without the negatives:a."
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"They come with two cords (one that has a mic to work with phone).Again, I'm happy with every aspect but the comfort ...unfortunately that happens to be an important element of the rating."
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"Moving onto lesser important aspects, the UE 6000's were stylish and very comfortable as well."
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Battery

Battery:
"Like these a lot - no battery but great sound..."
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"Yes, you can use the wired mode when the battery for the wireless version is gone but my OCD will kill me knowing there's a dead battery inside.4."
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"Ended up on an international flight once and my Beats batteries went dead and I was devastated since they don't operate without them."
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"The problem is that when the battery dies you don't just lose the noise cancelling, the headphones don't work."
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"Beware those Headphones that Require Batteries, as most of them have a significant reduction in sound quality, or just don't work at all without the batteries."
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"The sound isolation isn't the greatest but for not having any batteries for active noise-cancellation they were pretty good."
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"My Bose were great for airplanes, but go through batteries like candy and they fell apart...and the sound is ok."
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"No internal batteries required, and a lifetime of durability guaranteed by the company... which I have a feeling will be stood by... and pure superior sound..."
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"The Bose noise canceling is as good as advertised but I didn't like the battery pack or the pressure sensation in my ears."
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"I ended up going with these because I liked the look and the fact they did not need batteries."
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"Surprisingly these headphones do not require any battery and they provide a highly efficient full sound and are very comfortable."
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Cable

Cable:
"Cord port plugs go missing very quickly."
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"The extra input port (two total, one on each ear) give me the flexibility to comfortable position myself and the headphones without any fuss or cable hassle (especially when DJing)."
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"The kevlar cables are great and little noted that they fit your mobile device even with a phone case, Ive had so much trouble with other headphones and cables not being able to fit in my phone while the case was used."
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"Fits the headphone with XL pads (not included) as well as the speakeasy cable (included), shareplay cable (included), and 1 4 adapter (included) with no problems whatsoever."
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"This is restrictive and I worry that stress on the cable could be a point of failure."
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"Great headphones, come with a share cable, inline mic cable, case, 1 4inch adapter."
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"The extra input port (two total, one on each ear) give me the flexibility to comfortable position myself and the headphones without any fuss or cable hassle (especially when DJing)."
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"They provide a great cord I can use in any of the two earcups, they provide an inline jack to plug in a 2nd headset, the packaging was awesome and the overall experience was, well, amazeballs."
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"I love the headphones but they were missing the easy speak cable that was supposed to come with it"
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"The build quality and attention to detail, from the case, cables, to the headphones themselves are the best in my lot of closed-back cans (Momentum 2.0, Beoplay H6, Urbanite XL and Oppo PM-3)."
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Color

Color:
"After geeking out and even looking at many photos in attempts to get a great color that would work with my Shadow theme, I landed on the crimson after hearing that the red shield was too pink in reality."
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"they are very durable quality headphones, but when i received them they were the wrong color"
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"I ordered the XL pads through the mfr directly and can support the claims of amazing customer service...their communication and accommodating of an exchange (wrong color pads) was top notch."
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"The sound signature isnt flat, there is a bit of color, but everything is well balanced."
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"It's great that you can make these your own with custom shields and colors."
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"I love theses headphones in every way especially the build quality the only problem I have is with the matte black paint I have had two of these headphones as well as the xs in matte black and it seems like the paint job is a little messed up on all of them so I would recommend a different color but other than that no problems"
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"After geeking out and even looking at many photos in attempts to get a great color that would work with my Shadow theme, I landed on the crimson after hearing that the red shield was too pink in reality."
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"The ability to customize the shields on the side with different colors as well as engravings is a huge plus."
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Comfort

Comfort:
"Comfort:Beats - I did not enjoy wearing these for more than an hour."
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"Only one negative, comfort... yea a big one... they clamp your head pretty tight and even though the pads are high quality it still puts pressure on your ears."
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"Comfort:I could listen to these things for hours with little discomfort."
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"What are headphones with great sound without great comfort?"
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"Comfort: B+I heave heard many complaints about the comfort of these headphones."
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"COMFORT: I have read some criticism about the comfort of the M-100's and tbh I usually think there is no such thing as a good review because each individual has different experiences and aspects about basically anything."
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"COMFORT: The comfort on these headphones are superb, right out of the box."
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"Comfort: I'd say its a good 8 10, does fit my ears well."
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"Comfort: B+I heave heard many complaints about the comfort of these headphones."
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"Comfort:I would say the comfort is on the medium side and it doesn't annoy me at all."
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"Comfort: 7.5 10Overall, they are pretty comfortable because of the soft padding on the ear cups, however my ears started to get hot after an hour of listening, and they also would start touching the drivers, which is painful."
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Comfortable

Comfortable:
"Also want to mention that I think it's really cool that there were complaints about the comfort so the CEO of the company responded by coming out with the XL pads, he could have just said too bad."
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"It was definitely a good move for vmoda to come out with XL pads because the comfort of the stock pads is not great."
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"My biggest complaint about comfort apart from the original pads being uncomfortable is that when you have them hanging on your neck, they cups don't swivel sideways."
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"Anyway if you want good headphones that cover the entire ear and is comfortable, it doesn't pinch anything which was my main complaint with other headphones."
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"Sound is good, comfort is not too good."
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"Close but not comfort built....I didn't get these from Amazon but rather directly from V-Moda....I ended up sending them back for a couple of reasons....1st the Head Band doesn't have adaquate padding, what I believe is due to the shear weight of the headphones...I didn't mind the weight really but rather the pain caused by the band across the top of my head....the other problem for me is another comfort issue which may have been resolved by paying another $20 plus shipping tor the XL ear Pads...Other then that these are simply UNMATCHED in sound quality...but for me the comfort issue was a deal killer...if you have smallish ears and lots of hair atop your head these will probably work for you, but in my case I will probably have to sacrifice the best sound for more comfort and got with the Quiet Comfort Bose headphones"
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"The model I purchased; the Crossfade M-100s, are exceedingly comfortable for over-ear headphones, thanks to the fantastic design of the headband and the unique hexagonal design of the over-ear cushions."
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"Best sound quality and construction, and comfortable and stylish to boot!"
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"Very comfortable, durable and amazing sound very happy with my purchase cant wait to get my first order of custom plates as well !"
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"Slightly less comfortable over the ears than the Bose, but magnificent sound."
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"Ive been a longtime LP2 owner and have been impressed by the build quality, sound quality, and overall comfort of those headphones, but now with the M-100s, I get all of that except these feel more comfortable, Im able to listen longer without any noticeable fatigue."
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Compact

Compact:
"Its amazing how compact and sturdy these things are, making them great for travel."
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"it became clear that these full sized over-ear headphones are simply beautifully compact, making them the best travel headphones I've owned (omitting the lack of active noise cancellation)."
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"it folds up good and compact, comes with two cords one has a mic and the other you can use to share music with ur friends if they have their own head or earphones."
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"Pros: Incredibly comfortable, high quality materials like the kevlar cable, lots of included accessories, looks very good, compact."
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"- There's a nice hard case that's included that provides good protection for the headphones and has room for all the included accessories.. and it keeps everything nice and compact."
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Connector

Connector:
"The 3.5 mm jack on the line-in didn't play well with the 1 4 in converter, the headphones cut out completely and I had to back it out and turn it to get the connection."
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"I can jack up the bass and blow out my crappy speakers before i hear any distortion."
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"No worries, I can find another pair of headphones pretty easy for that price with a universal jack instead of their specific cable."
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"Additionally, the jack is both gold coated for excellent conduction of the electrical signal, as well as having a dual plug which allows a 2nd set of headphones to plug into the same iPhone or Fire Phone so that 2 people can listen to the same music at the same time on 2 different sets of headphones."
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"They do everything very well though, and you're pretty much buying the jack-of-all-trades headphones - they're portable, built well and sound VERY nice."
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"Even the folding hinges on the underside of the aluminum connector is polished and looks nice with another gratuitous click when it is folded up and disengaged."
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"the cord is well built, and the jack is a very beautiful gold, these will last you quite some time."
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Control

Control:
"This seems to be a quality control problem, as some people had it worse than others."
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"The BoomPro also solved my complaint about volume controls but I don't want to use it for normal music listening with my iPhone since the boom mic sticks out and is too geeky for public."
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"One small complaint I have is it does not have a volume control on the cord for my iPhone."
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"Cons:1) the white case tend to get dirty quickly2) the control cable is doing me some troubles."
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"One minor complaint is that the 'audio control' to control a pause, or skipping of songs does not include a feature of raise and lower volume, but that's the only complaint I have on these awesome set of headphones! "
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"The controls and microphone have worked very well although I haven't used them as much."
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"There's a microphone on the cord as well as a button on the cord that controls volume and answering ending calls."
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"The mic is actually located higher up on the cable (closer to your mouth) than than the one-button control, which is a nice design feature."
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"Build is great and the play button on the wire depresses very well, tactile is really responsive and not squishy like say the inline controls on Etymotics (which I love but their inline buttons suck)."
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"I really like the cable and control which works very well with my iPhone."
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Cord

Cord:
"Having been an in-ear buds user (Westone) and dealing with the broken cords wires with each pair I purchased."
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"It's hard to imagine the M100's fit in there so well along with the cords, but they do!"
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"it folds up good and compact, comes with two cords one has a mic and the other you can use to share music with ur friends if they have their own head or earphones."
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"The cords while very high quality and durable are still as bent and kinked as when I bought the headphones."
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"The M-100s come with kevlar wrapped cords for durability, one cord has a built-in splitter for a friend, the case is very compact and holds everything well, they even have an input for the removable cord on both sides with a plug for the one you don't use."
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"You plug into the source, then the phones, and it works... so even if you do break your cord- somehow- you can easily replace it for, say, $20 USD at the most."
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"Excellent Sound for the price....sounds better than Bose and Dre Beats...nice carrying case......nice cords.....easy fold up"
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Cover

Cover:
"If you read enough of the reviews on here you will notice people commenting on the plastic covers on the head band cracking, unfortunately for me i found this to be true."
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"Some people's ears will touch the driver covers with the normal cushions, which can be uncomfortable."
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"There is a premier warranty for this $300+ product but funny enough, states on the website they do not cover cosmetic damage."
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"I got the solid black set and to spice mine up, plan to order new side plate covers Cost < $30.00.I can't recommend these enough."
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"I would say that a lot of headphones that target the same audience and offer the same sound quality along the lines of the M-100's are notorious for pushing out unrefined highs in an attempt to cover more sound stage, such as the Beats Studio by Dr. Dre."
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"sound very good but i was having a hard time removing the plug that covers the audio hole."
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"Anyway if you want good headphones that cover the entire ear and is comfortable, it doesn't pinch anything which was my main complaint with other headphones."
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"*My advice to the designers is to bulk up the size a tad, let the XS work for those interested in small headphones and actually make a pair that can comfortably cover every aspect of the ear with a bit of space to spare."
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"Quality of SoundI'll keep this short because there are a lot of technical reviews for the V-MODA M-100s that cover why these are the best sounding headphones at this price point."
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"The velcro cover for the Senn case is a bit easier to use then the V-MODA's V-Strap system."
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Cushion

Cushion:
"Some people are not pleased with the standard ear cushions but they are much comfier than what most cans will give you."
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"Amazing headphones, but will likely require purchase of the XL cushions due to the incredibly uncomfortable small cushions that come with it."
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"Because I wear behind the ear hearing aids, my aids feedback uncontrollably with the XL cushions in place, so I put the original ones back on."
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"Even the XL cushions, though roomy, still seem uncomfortable to me."
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"If you don't spring for the $30 XL memory cushions, enjoy a highly uncomfortable (and sticky feeling) listening experience."
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"Amazing headphones, but will likely require purchase of the XL cushions due to the incredibly uncomfortable small cushions that come with it."
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"I have a large head ears and I needed the XL Memory Cushions for an extra $20 but now they feel great for as long as I want to wear them."
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"I think everyone should consider getting their XL cushions, they improve the comfort and sound stage significantly."
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"The XL cushions help with this and with repeated use they do get more comfortable."
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"The memory foam ear cushions make these among the most comfortable pair of over-the-ear headphones I've tried on, and I can say there have been quite a few."
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Customization

Customization:
"I especially like the customizable side plates, although they weren't as easy and as quick to switch out as I expected, never the less, still a cool feature."
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"Pros:-They came with a case to store them in-The cable in detachable and can be replaced (for a price)-The ear pad are detachable and can be replaced (for a price)-The customization is decent (but you may have to wait 2+ weeks before they are even shipped to you)-Decent Highs and Mids***Update***Great audio spectrum when connect to my Nexus 6 and my Turtle Beach receiver."
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"but once i tried them out they blew my mind, so i ordered them and got them within a few days, really nice packaging, 2 year warranty, customizable plates for free, awesome audio quality, crisp bass with amazing vocals and treble."
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"I love that you can customize them."
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"I love being able to customize them with the side plates to make them look exactly how I want them."
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"They just arrived today so I will be giving my first impression on these headphonesDesign: These are very stylish headphones and are customizable which is a nice option."
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Design

Design:
"However, a little disappointed in the build quality and construction design."
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"-+ The visual design of the headphones are good, not perfect... feels like something is missing, perhaps with the headband not really matching up with the form factor of the ear pieces."
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"The adjustment on this is probably the worst designed adjustment I have ever seen?"
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"To solve this problem v moda sells the xl pads but i think if it was a design problem the xl pads should be included with the headphones."
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"The only drawback that doesn't allow to use them all the day is design of the ear-pads."
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"These things are built to amazing design specifications which is hard to find in the headphone industry."
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"The model I purchased; the Crossfade M-100s, are exceedingly comfortable for over-ear headphones, thanks to the fantastic design of the headband and the unique hexagonal design of the over-ear cushions."
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"Perhaps its just the particular M-100 I happened to receive, or maybe they need to design it in the future so that replacing earpads should be easier and hassle-free."
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"I instantly feel in love with the design."
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"Designed in Italy, they also look and feel great! "
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Distortion

Distortion:
"I even have an equalizer app installed that can control the Ipod's amp to keep it from clipping, but anything with a lot bass was distorted, and highs were very thin and violins sounded terrible."
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"Nothing is worse than having distortion which I hate come into play when there is a lot of musical action going on."
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"The distortion and problems with the headphones not being able to handle the low low bass is non existent."
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"I can jack up the bass and blow out my crappy speakers before i hear any distortion."
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"So hears the verdict Dre Beats are the best marketed headphones period hands down and are good but for truly mind blowing headphones able to handle mad bass with out distorting great highs, and mids The V- Moda'sare the best headphones on the market period."
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"All the reviews are correct, the bass is nice, clean and distortion free.3."
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"The mids and highs are crisp, clear and sweet, yet don't distort, no matter the listening volume."
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"Oh, and I am amazed at how loud these headphones will effortlessly play with the miniscule amplifier in an Ipod... it totally blows me away.. as I have the volume up only at about 3 4 and they are loud.. really loud... and no distortion, only sweet wonderful sound."
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"These sound fantastic with no distortion even at full volume."
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Durability

Durability:
"Mix the clamp with the size and you have a recipe for outright painful headphones.+ Build quality is great but if you buy headphones for just durability then it defeats the purpose of using headphones to begin with...which brings me to the sound quality."
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"Fantastic sound, fit, and durability"
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"All of the features you could ever want: plug the input into either ear, plug both inputs in to hear 2 things (both in both ears), a cable with a mic, a longer cable without a mic, use the second input as an output and daisy chain another pair of headphones, use the longer cable which has a splitter on it to hook up yet another pair of headphones, amazing durability, a tiny hard case for transporting them, etc, all this plus amazing sound."
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"Style, sound, portability and durability are excellent."
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"Most where just issues with either comfort or durability."
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Fatigue

Fatigue:
"I have worn these on long haul flights and not once did I experience any ear fatigue or discomfort."
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"Comfort: 5 5The adjustable and flexible headbands, in combination with memory foam ear pads allows me to wear this product for approximately 2 hours straight at work without any noticeable fatigue or discomfort."
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"Over ears do not go inside of the ear so while the sound isolating might not be perfect it is less likely to cause fatigue."
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"Ive been a longtime LP2 owner and have been impressed by the build quality, sound quality, and overall comfort of those headphones, but now with the M-100s, I get all of that except these feel more comfortable, Im able to listen longer without any noticeable fatigue."
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"Yesterday I wore the headphones for 6-7 hours with some fatigue, but not unbearable."
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"The Momentums are so light that they fit very comfortable on my head and don't cause fatigue like the M100s."
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"Long term use can easily be achieved with the XL ear pads without any fatigue."
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"I also experience listener's fatigue after about 2 hours as well but I cannot count it against the headphones."
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Headphone

Headphone:
"For a $200+ headphone it's way too uncomfortable."
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"I can't believe V-MODA would put so much time into making such an amazing sounding headphone then ruin it by making them so uncomfortable to wear."
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"The only problem I have is that these headphones clamp a little tighter than other headphones."
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"Not a good idea for expensive headphones.5."
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"The extra input port (two total, one on each ear) give me the flexibility to comfortable position myself and the headphones without any fuss or cable hassle (especially when DJing)."
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"All in all, the V-MODA Crossfade M-100 headphones are a fantastic product that proves a higher price doesn't always correlate to better sound and I would recommend these to anyone who is looking for a great pair of headphones."
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"I own a pair of Bose headphones, as well as pairs by Master & Dynamic, Sennheiser, Audeze and Stax, and I have to say that the V-MODA brand is in a class all its own; especially for the price."
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"The model I purchased; the Crossfade M-100s, are exceedingly comfortable for over-ear headphones, thanks to the fantastic design of the headband and the unique hexagonal design of the over-ear cushions."
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"These headphones make for a truly amazing auditory experience."
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Hinge

Hinge:
"If i have anything I dislike it is that after a few weeks of use I noticed the right hinge getting loose."
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"They lasted their life a couple of days ago, when one of the hinges broke out of the blue."
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"They come with an aesthetically appealing carrying case, and the metal hinges that fold the earcups into the headband seem quite durable."
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"Excellent build quality, very cool hinge design, fits very compact into the hard case it comes with."
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"The rest, band, hinges, etc are pretty unrelated."
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"Love the hinge mechanism and the case."
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"The headphones fold up to a minuscule size and their Clifckfold (tm) hinge does an amazing job at holding them in place."
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Listening

Listening:
"A lot of other bass heavy headphones have a tendency to muddy the mids to an extent that makes listening with them almost unbearable."
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"If you don't spring for the $30 XL memory cushions, enjoy a highly uncomfortable (and sticky feeling) listening experience."
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"I wouldnt say its more enjoyable but its definitely clearer... yet there is this missing impact you get from listening to music or playing games."
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"They also give a decibel rating chart, warning of long-term hearing damage, with 'safe periods' for listening to music based on it's DBA level and advice on how to preserve hearing for a longer time."
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"And that's not even the main reason I bought these which was for their good bass and overall sound, they definitely do not disappoint here as well, the bass is really awesome when listening to Hip-Hop or Rap, absolutely more than enough power, the mid and higher frequencies sound great too, Rock songs come in crystal clear, vocals are nice and don't hurt your ears, and movies tv shows sound pretty much perfect."
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"PROS+ 'Fun' sound+ Extremely portable and well-built+ Generous included accessories+ Fantastic hard-shell case+ Detachable cables and dual inputs with 45 degree plugs+ Noise isolation is good enough to block out enough noise to distinguish music from background noiseCONS- Cables fray after a while- Recessed mids and slightly raised lows and highs can suck the life out of some songs- Clamping force on earcups (for noise isolation) can make listening uncomfortable for long periods of time (update: fixed with XL pads)After doing some research on the internet, I stumbled across the V-MODA M100s, which were claimed to be one of the best over-ear portable headphones around."
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"In general, I have a lot of fun listening to music, movies, and video games with the headphones."
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"The M100 keeps everything pretty clear but more than that, it is tuned for fun listening."
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"If you don't spring for the $30 XL memory cushions, enjoy a highly uncomfortable (and sticky feeling) listening experience."
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"all in all, these headphones are great for the average person wanting a little more out of his her listening experience but they probably won't cut it for audiophiles or people who need the best sound for their job."
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"for short listening periods this isn't a problem, but for 2 hour or more periods it gets uncomfortable."
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Microphone

Microphone:
"I bought a Astro A40 headset and the microphone on it was horrible."
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"I have already reviewed the BoomPro Mic so I won't go into it much here, but they are a great accessory that really turns your M100 or any headphone with detachable 3.5mm jack into a gaming headset."
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"E. g if you have a $300 soundcard from ASUS to go with your $300 headphones the jack of the included cord (L & R Audio and MIC on same line) are partially incompatible, leading to only one channel of the audio being played, unless, of course, you switch to mono (LOL NO)Include a 3 pole plug instead of the 4 pole."
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"The only downside to this headset is that the inline mic isn't great."
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"The only negative I can foresee is that Kevlar reinforced mic headphone cable has a cheap feeling plastic part used for the button that handles music and calls."
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"The only disappointment was that although it has a button and microphone for making calls, it does not appear to adjust volume on my iPhone or change tracks."
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"Just bought the attachable microphone for his Christmas gift - loves it too! "
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"I like that they can be used as a gaming headset, with the boompro mic add on, and I really enjoy that you can connect another pair of headphones to the side of them and let your friends listen to music as well."
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"I do recommend buying the boompro mic from V-Moda if you want an excellent gaming headset."
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"The controls and microphone have worked very well although I haven't used them as much."
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"There's a microphone on the cord as well as a button on the cord that controls volume and answering ending calls."
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Music

Music:
"If you are not a fun of classical music, I believe this one is much much better, since the sound from HD598 is more original and quiet."
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"I consider myself a casual listener who doesn't like to listen to terrible sounding music."
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"I wouldnt say its more enjoyable but its definitely clearer... yet there is this missing impact you get from listening to music or playing games."
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"To that point the MODAs have a great seal and do a fantastic job eliminating ambient noise, not as good as the beats, but I only could notice that difference when the music was not playing so really no benefit there unless you are just trying to sleep."
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"They also give a decibel rating chart, warning of long-term hearing damage, with 'safe periods' for listening to music based on it's DBA level and advice on how to preserve hearing for a longer time."
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"The sound was tinny, and it seemed like a lot of the music was missing."
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"If you love music, bass and well balanced headphones these bad boys are well worth the investment."
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"This thing blew my mind when i put some music on and it works perfectly."
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"Amazing for trance goa techno and electronic music in general, great for djent, hard rock, all types of metal."
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"I was surprised at how good they are as all around headphones, they handle some music genres better than others, but they are not really bad at any of them."
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"Surprisingly good for relaxing meditation music as well."
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Noise

Noise:
"To that point the MODAs have a great seal and do a fantastic job eliminating ambient noise, not as good as the beats, but I only could notice that difference when the music was not playing so really no benefit there unless you are just trying to sleep."
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"The noise cancelling isn't that great anyway."
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"The problem is that when the battery dies you don't just lose the noise cancelling, the headphones don't work."
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"Also, when I was wearing them outside and the wind was blowing, I would get a weird feedback from the noise canceling technology."
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"One downside is that in order to isolate noise the headphones end up 'clamping' down a lot on your head."
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"PROS+ 'Fun' sound+ Extremely portable and well-built+ Generous included accessories+ Fantastic hard-shell case+ Detachable cables and dual inputs with 45 degree plugs+ Noise isolation is good enough to block out enough noise to distinguish music from background noiseCONS- Cables fray after a while- Recessed mids and slightly raised lows and highs can suck the life out of some songs- Clamping force on earcups (for noise isolation) can make listening uncomfortable for long periods of time (update: fixed with XL pads)After doing some research on the internet, I stumbled across the V-MODA M100s, which were claimed to be one of the best over-ear portable headphones around."
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"***Picked mine up on sell for $149.98*** The XL pads make a world of difference with comfort and slightly better noise cancelation."
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"These headphones are pretty good at insulating noise, I use them on the bus everyday and I don't need to turn the volume up all the way."
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"The noise isolation is great."
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"They are NOT noise cancelling, but the seal and insulation is so good, they actually block out more ambient noise than my noise cancelling Sennheisers."
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Noise-cancellation

Noise-cancellation:
"The sound isolation isn't the greatest but for not having any batteries for active noise-cancellation they were pretty good."
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"These aren't the most comfortable headphones, nor the best at noise-cancellation."
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"It has passive noise-isolation and I can use it also at work with zero problem."
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"Cranial Embrace: 4.25 5Necking: 3 5Earmuffiness: 4.5 5Heat Retention: 4 5Isolation:I have used these on flights and they block out the ambient noise pretty well, although not as well in in-ear monitors or noise-cancelling headphones."
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"Now for the flaws, even though the M-100's are marketed as Noise-Isolating they don't do that particularly well."
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"Things I love about these headphones:A) They are touted as being noise-isolating."
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"Loud volume with clear sound (aided by the help of the noise-isolating feature)."
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"The sound is very balanced and the passive noise-cancelling is excellent."
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"If you intend to use these headphones in an area with ambient noise, like at the office or while traveling, I recommend choosing a noise-cancelling brand rather than these V-Moda's."
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"Noise-cancelling is good for planes, bad for sound quality.)"
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Plastic

Plastic:
"If you read enough of the reviews on here you will notice people commenting on the plastic covers on the head band cracking, unfortunately for me i found this to be true."
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"Long story short my headphones got pulled off my desk and broke the two little plastic connections that attack above each ear piece."
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"I've had plenty of travel headphones that have broken due to the cheap plastics and my clumbsiness."
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"The headphones themselves are equally rugged with a Steelflex headband which is welcome as I have broke more than one plastic headband in my day."
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"This is not a feature which is applied to plastic models (since plastic does not perform so well at bending) unless they have a rotating hinged joint."
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"Nowadays, everything is made from plastic and made to be broken and replaced and these headphones are going against that norm."
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"Needless to say, my audio jack looks torn up, but after tinkering around, I found that the durable plastic casing under the rubber that surrounds the audio jack was the only thing that was bent."
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"The M-100s are comfortable and made with a combination of thick plastic and metal to make this pair of headphone extremely durable."
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"All the ones at bestbuy were made out of plastic."
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"In comparison, the HD650's which cost almost twice as much as this, were made of plastic, and while they were built well, they just didn't feel premium."
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"I broke all three of my Triports Bose head phones, these are not built flimsy plastic parts."
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Plug

Plug:
"Cord port plugs go missing very quickly."
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"They are not boomy nor harsh and the construction is great with the exception of the share cable plug which doesn't fit as well as it should."
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"sound very good but i was having a hard time removing the plug that covers the audio hole."
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"and the construction is a lot more rugged and sturdier than the beats headphones i had to decommissioni love that you can plug in the cord to either side ear and it works, the inclusion of the sharing cable and the tough case really makes you feel like this is a worthwhile investment that isn't just going to break on you."
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"While I love that you can plug it into both left and right sides, the fabric weave is starting to bind in certain places, exposing the rubber sheath underneath."
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"- Being able to plug them in on either the left or right ear."
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"Additionally, the jack is both gold coated for excellent conduction of the electrical signal, as well as having a dual plug which allows a 2nd set of headphones to plug into the same iPhone or Fire Phone so that 2 people can listen to the same music at the same time on 2 different sets of headphones."
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Portable

Portable:
"And last but not least, these can easily be driven by a portable music player such as a laptop or a smartphone and still sound amazing."
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"Build quality is fantastic and the best thing about these, sound is great but not the best out there but for a portable it'll be difficult to find a better package."
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"These headphones are very durable and are very portable."
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"If you are looking for a durable, portable, good looking headphone that sounds good and is somewhat heavy in bass then I would definitely recommend these."
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"I bought the M100 because I wanted something portable, durable, comfortable, and with excellent sound quality."
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"- The CliqFold hinges allow these headphones to be folded up into a small form factor, which makes them nice and portable for taking on the go."
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"They are well built, surprisingly portable, and have everything I need and more in headphones."
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Price

Price:
"With these features, you could argue that these headphones should probably ship with the XL pads (considering it kind of becomes a hidden $20 cost), but even with the extra money for the XL pads, these headphones are definitely worth it."
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"While I've ALWAYS had a problem with nylon cabling (because it's cheap and forces training on cables), I've never had a pair short out so quickly -- even my refurbed Razer Kraken's made it 6 months before shorting."
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"These if you ask me are the best and only headphones you'll ever need to buy if you like sound quality, bass, and the fact they give you better than Beats quality also st better than Beats price where can you go wrong"
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"Headphones I tried so-far to replace the XB500VMODA M-100MDR-XB90EX (Good, but not even close to Boomy bass)ATH m50Sony MDRXB950BT (ABSOLUTE JUNK RUBBISH)Unfortunately SONY discontinued this unbelievable series and the PRICE HAS SHOT UP."
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"Only problem is you have to buy the XL ear cups, the standard ones are cheap, small, and uncomfortable."
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"For the money, it is extremely hard to recreate those nuances, and undercurrent that seems to come from the floorboards, the air, everywhereBuy these, and you'll get very very close for your money."
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"All in all, the V-MODA Crossfade M-100 headphones are a fantastic product that proves a higher price doesn't always correlate to better sound and I would recommend these to anyone who is looking for a great pair of headphones."
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"Bar none the best headphones you can buy at almost any price."
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"However, I am not all that dissatisfied, because I got it on sale for a large price drop."
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"They cost $60 on amazon and are very good sound wise for the price."
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"There are better headphone out there, sure, but in this price range good luck finding them."
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Quality

Quality:
"Sound quality- 4.5 5I was worried they would be too bass heavy for my taste, but I actually really like the sound of these headphones."
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"However, a little disappointed in the build quality and construction design."
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"This seems to be a quality control problem, as some people had it worse than others."
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"Great quality and fun sound coloration, they are a little uncomfortable with glasses though."
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"Mix the clamp with the size and you have a recipe for outright painful headphones.+ Build quality is great but if you buy headphones for just durability then it defeats the purpose of using headphones to begin with...which brings me to the sound quality."
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"For those of you who are constantly traveling and transporting their headphones, but still desire a high quality sound experience, the perfect headphones can be hard to find."
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"Best sound quality and construction, and comfortable and stylish to boot!"
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"However, the quality of headphones itself and sound quality are exceptional."
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"The headphone is great, however the quality of some parts of the case can be improved."
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" These headphones have excellent sound quality, but I'm not sure about the build quality yet."
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Response

Response:
"All of the negative reviews on these items have responses from the Manufacturer i. e. the CEO or another person providing brand new replacement cans and free shipping on returned items."
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"They're 3x more fun than the HD25s in terms of sound, soundstage is large for a closed headphone (couple with a E11 like I have and it's actually pretty darn stunning for a closed), bass response is very nice especially in the sub regions."
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"For a technical look at how the response curve compares to other cans you are familiar with I recommend going to headphone."
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"These have a fun sound, with the typical v-shaped response curve with bass and high treble accentuated and mids a bit pulled back."
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"Bass response is good, but not overbearing."
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"When listening to rap the bass is decent, about what you'd expect or maybe even a little light, but even jazz has a decent bass response."
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Service

Service:
"i purchased V-MODA M100 in 2014.Although its sound quality is good, meet my expectations, but now one of the speakers don't work, and no maintenance in China, after-sales service is very inconvenient,i use it within 400 hours and the the problem happend, so I think the quality of the product needs to be improved."
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"Just a really ridiculous experience with their customer service team."
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"Customer service - I've never had as great of an experience dealing with customer service as I have when dealing with V-moda."
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"The presentation of the instruments is absolutely brilliant for a set of closed-back headphones; and whilst some may not like that (sound may sound 'distant' to some), it adds a lot of depth to any high-quality recordings, or in fact music off streaming services like Spotify (be aware, it does not do nicely with low-bitrate music)."
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"Everyone has complained about their costumer service and i have never had an issue with them."
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"I had the item replaced by Amazon Fulfillment services very swiftly (very satisfied)."
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"I will be taking advantage of VMODA's six star service for repairs; my customer experience has been pleasant so far, lets hope it continues after I send them in"
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"I used to recommend V-Moda for their service and their quality and their excellent warranty..... not any moreTime to try the Beyerdynamics"
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"Purchased from DJ Tech Tools' online store, great service."
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"I did not expect or request any kind of warranty service from them as it was not their fault they broke."
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Setting

Setting:
"I work in a cubicle setting, so this is a great personal investment!"
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"All songs of CD quality or MP3 320 are going to sound great with these settings."
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"Now, EQ to the following settings:32: 464: 2125: 0250: -2500: -31K: -1.52K: 1.754K: 4.48K: 5.416K: 4These settings will get you in the ballpark for great sound."
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"Excellent sound quality in a reasonably quiet setting"
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Shape

Shape:
"I know everybody isn't gonna have my big noggin or ear shape... but here's my experience:- My Problem: The clamp force is kinda tight."
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"But - it is heavy round shape that do not fit well with most of bags one carry on."
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"In the year that I have used them, they have become somewhat squished but the material is still in good shape and they are still exceedingly comfortable."
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"It may just be the shape of my head or ears, but these have been tremendously comfortable for me."
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"Metal construction so far has kept them in great shape without any breaks and hardly a scratch."
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"Hard Shell Case- it is cool looking, has an kinda futuristic type shape, the M100 fold so small that they fit really well into this case."
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"Not to mention the passive noise isolation combined with the unique shape of the earcups provide the best seal out of any over ear headphones I have ever worn."
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Shipping

Shipping:
"but the product is amazing and im not going to let the shipping companies mistakes ruin a good review of these perfect headphones, they are well built, extremely sturdy, and the sound is crazy, both the bass and audio volume are crazy, first time ive ever turned my computer down to 50% volume, and everything is extremely crisp."
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"And that's exactly the challenge now for V-Moda as a company for its shipping process...internationally specially when shipping to India or similar sub-continental countries."
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"After calling them and explaining my situation, they offered to pay for the return shipping of the broken pair, and I really appreciate their commitment to their customers."
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"I'm really disappointed I had to pay shipping to get them fixed too, especially since its only been 4 months."
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"Sound = Great*Durability = Not so great, left speaker broke after 4 months*Warranty = I had to pay shipping to get them fixed, we will see if they are fixed like promised."
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"Fast shipping and extremely satisfied."
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"After some shipping complications, I was finally able to get my hands on these babies I've had them for almost 3 months now and they are amazing."
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"but the product is amazing and im not going to let the shipping companies mistakes ruin a good review of these perfect headphones, they are well built, extremely sturdy, and the sound is crazy, both the bass and audio volume are crazy, first time ive ever turned my computer down to 50% volume, and everything is extremely crisp."
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"After calling them and explaining my situation, they offered to pay for the return shipping of the broken pair, and I really appreciate their commitment to their customers."
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"Shipping was quick, sounds is amazing, I wish someone would have told me about these months ago."
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Size

Size:
"Even the XL pads are too small, your ear will still rest against the drivers and it will be uncomfortable after a short period of time."
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"Amazing headphones, but will likely require purchase of the XL cushions due to the incredibly uncomfortable small cushions that come with it."
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"Mix the clamp with the size and you have a recipe for outright painful headphones.+ Build quality is great but if you buy headphones for just durability then it defeats the purpose of using headphones to begin with...which brings me to the sound quality."
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"There is no good reason for them to be this small...especially when there is already an XS line."
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"The only thing i don't like about this is that the XL ear cups don't come stock, the original cushions are small and uncomfortable if you wear them for over 30 mins."
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"However when I received the headphones the shields were damaged and a small chunk of the headband is missing."
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"I agree with the other reviews in that the ear pads are pretty small."
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"The m100s earpads are pretty small resulting in the drivers resting on my ears which causes a fair amount of discomfort after 30 minutes of use and the headband doesn't have much padding which causes some pain."
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"The overall size are just amazing, especially when you fold them down and place into its case."
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"very comfortable, sound quality is 4 5 (wish it had more bass), size was smaller than expected but still a durable headphone."
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"Regarding comfort, I wish V-moda would have paid closer attention; the standard ear cups are nice, though a little small."
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Sound

Sound:
"As of now I have about 15 hours of listening time so I can only assume they'll sound even better after broken in."
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"I can't believe V-MODA would put so much time into making such an amazing sounding headphone then ruin it by making them so uncomfortable to wear."
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"These do sound different when broken in."
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"Sound quality- 4.5 5I was worried they would be too bass heavy for my taste, but I actually really like the sound of these headphones."
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"I consider myself a casual listener who doesn't like to listen to terrible sounding music."
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"It still sounds great, so my suggestion is to exchange or return it if you have this problem."
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"All in all, the V-MODA Crossfade M-100 headphones are a fantastic product that proves a higher price doesn't always correlate to better sound and I would recommend these to anyone who is looking for a great pair of headphones."
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"Best sound quality and construction, and comfortable and stylish to boot!"
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"I love the sound and the product."
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"I don't pretend to be an audiophile, but the sound that comes out of these is wonderful."
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"Very comfortable, durable and amazing sound very happy with my purchase cant wait to get my first order of custom plates as well !"
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Speaker

Speaker:
"I was excited about these headphones unfortunately after a few months the right ear cup started going in and out figuring it was the cable so I bought a new cable and when that didn't fix it I contacted v-moda and explained my situation they said they were unable to replace them because I bought a used pair from Amazon so then I took them to a repair shop hoping to fix them but the guy found nothing wrong and said it must be the speaker or headband cord which isn't worth the money to fix."
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"Today the right speaker is dead."
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"So, when doing a gig it can be a little challenging depending on your stage speaker setup."
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"They are probably the best headphones but it isn't that great in comparison to standard speakers."
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"This is true in many full-size speakers too, and I just hate that: if you have a large woofer and a tweeter, you reproduce the bass and the highs, but WHERE is the mid frequency, like 250 Hz to 3 KHz, the one that represent human voices and most instruments?"
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"Music has always been a part of my life, though unfortunately I'd only listened on $10 earbuds and computer speakers."
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"Great audiophile sound though I actually prefer to use my Crossfade LP model, they have MUCH BETTER bass to them, I realize that these are balanced as they should be but if your looking for a better hard bass sound then the LP model would be your best bet they have both lasted years and have not broken or had their speakers blasted out."
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"The gap always look rediculous, so when a pair of headphones actually hides the gap or has the frame closer to the side of the head rather than flying outward from the backplate of the speakers, then its a good thing in my book."
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"i purchased V-MODA M100 in 2014.Although its sound quality is good, meet my expectations, but now one of the speakers don't work, and no maintenance in China, after-sales service is very inconvenient,i use it within 400 hours and the the problem happend, so I think the quality of the product needs to be improved."
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"These are simply the best headphones or speakers or any other form of sound transference I will ever need."
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"You can make a perfect speaker pretty cheap."
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Spectrum

Spectrum:
"I connected the V-Moda Crossfade M-100 to my Nexus 6 and my Turtle Beach receiver and am getting a great audio spectrum."
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"Pros:-They came with a case to store them in-The cable in detachable and can be replaced (for a price)-The ear pad are detachable and can be replaced (for a price)-The customization is decent (but you may have to wait 2+ weeks before they are even shipped to you)-Decent Highs and Mids***Update***Great audio spectrum when connect to my Nexus 6 and my Turtle Beach receiver."
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"As I'm typing this I'm listening to a live performance of Rachmaninoff piano concerto 3 which I have listened to on my Beats several times and I literally had to check I was listening to the identical track because I was hearing the subtle sounds of instruments shuffling and spectacular wide spectrum clarity."
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"- Full audio spectrum is impressive."
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"I'm not a basshead (in any sense), but I definitely want to be able to enjoy the full spectrum of music and the Sennheiser's could not deliver."
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Support

Support:
"Anyway worst customer support ever."
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"I really hope not to come across such problems with V-Moda's support in the future.3- The pictures in the V-Moda website are misleading."
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"I was searching for a headphone that was durable, had replaceable parts and had great customer support."
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"I called V-Moda and their 6 star support (it should not be this hard to reach a six star support line via call or text) and finally spoke to a rep who tod me that this would not be covered int the 2 year warranty these come with....So much for the whole military grade BSI bought these for their toughness, for something that pricey to break from regular use (keep in mind I still have LPs that have worked for me for longer) and get no attention is pretty aggravating."
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"The support staff, especially David, is amazing."
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"I just spent the last half hour reading a bunch of the one star reviews, and they all have an excellent response from the 'six star support' team as well as from the supporting community."
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Traveling

Traveling:
"Also love how they collapse which makes them PERFECT for traveling!"
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"The way they fold is up great, and paired with the case they give you, traveling is no problem!"
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"Overall presentation is 7 10Construction:Every part of the VModa looks and feels extremely well crafted, a must for traveling."
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"I listen to a lot of music on the L system in Chicago traveling to and from work, as well as at the gym and at night before I go to sleep."
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"Use them for traveling and they are perfect."
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Vocal

Vocal:
"Even though the M-100 seemed powerful and well built, I was frustrated by the negative effect that the bass had on the vocals, particularly for Rock tracks (i. e., Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters)."
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"Vocals come through nicely as well as higher pitched notes like the sizzle of a high hat."
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"The base is great and vocals come in crystal clear."
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"I next went to something in the middle so played some FKA Twigs and was fantastic having the mix of sharp vocals, electronic and huge bass."
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"but once i tried them out they blew my mind, so i ordered them and got them within a few days, really nice packaging, 2 year warranty, customizable plates for free, awesome audio quality, crisp bass with amazing vocals and treble."
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"Great female vocals with a clean bass beat."
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Warranty

Warranty:
"Pros--They sound really good-They are good as all around headphones-Lots of neat features-Very durable-Very portable-Really cool looking customizable-2 year warranty +50% immortal life programCons--Uncomfortable without XL pads-Cups don't swivel-Mids seem very slightly recessed"
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"Just went to put them on my head and 2 screws that hold the ear piece on broke on one side, i will update on there warranty process"
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"It has to do with the fact that I wasn't able to register them for the warranty, it kept saying that the code had been used already."
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"Most importantly, with a purchase of these, not only you get 2 years of warranty, they provide 50% off on any headphones until you're dead."
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"Their warranty is a lifetime 50% off on any damages to headphones but in my case and due to certain restrictions I had, they decided to send me a replacement set for not additional costs."
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"I'm still under warranty so I contacted V moda, to me this is not good customer service, the guy that I was chatting with didn't introduce himself and was talking in casual lingo with words like, that's cool, hurry up."
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"In conclusion, if you are looking to spend $200-300 on a pair of headphones that will undoubtedly outlive the 2 year warranty offered through the manufacturer then you've stumbled across the perfect headphones for you!"
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"I used to recommend V-Moda for their service and their quality and their excellent warranty..... not any moreTime to try the Beyerdynamics"
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"Love the warranty and replaceable parts."
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"I did not expect or request any kind of warranty service from them as it was not their fault they broke."
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"They denied the request and said replacing the 3 screw plastic cosmetic piece would void the warranty even though they would love to sell you the cosmetic shields they make with twice the number of screws."
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Weight

Weight:
"Pros:Excellent sound;Light weight."
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"This extra weight is well used in the headphones though, giving them strength where needed, and saving weight everywhere else."
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"Light weight with good fold up to carry out feature."
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"THESE ARE NOT MULTIPURPOSEI will explain why these durable headphones are nice and heavy weight, not convenient for taking around."
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"Once in hand they are sturdy, with just the right amount of weight to tell their durable."
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