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V-MODA Crossfade M-80 On-Ear Noise-Isolating Metal Headphone (Shadow) (Discontinued by Manufacturer) by Review Summary ,  Sep 7, 2015

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V-MODA Crossfade M-80 On-Ear Noise-Isolating Metal Headphone (Shadow) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
Report Date: 01/02/2016
Based on 739 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 4.3
Returned or considering to return: 5.8%

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Individual Feature Rating
Durable5.0   above average
Material5.0   above average
Stylish5.0   average
Packaging4.9   above average
Headset4.8   above average
Treble4.8   above average
Range4.7   above average
Vocal4.7   average
Warranty4.7   exceptional
Quality4.6   above average
Price4.5   average
Sound4.5   average
Music4.4   average
Headphone4.2   average
Comfortable4.1   below average
Size4.1   average
Audio4.0   average
Fit4.0   below average
Cable3.9   above average
Durability3.8   average
Performance3.8   below average
Volume3.8   average
Connector3.6   average
Noise3.6   below average
Amazon3.3   below average
Level3.3   below average
Plastic3.1   average


Quotes from the Reviews - What People Say about:

Accessory

Accessory:
"Build quality is outstanding, great accessories."
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"Headphones are built like a tank with great accessories."
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"The accessories that come with the headphones are great too."
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"Build 5 5 can take a beating Accessories 5 5 Great looking fashionable headphones Portability 5 5 Since they are small perfect to bring around Price 5 5 got for 115 on a college budget is a steal!"
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"Sound quality is awesome, construction is awesome, and the accessories it comes with are great for the price."
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Amazon

Amazon:
"SOUND QUALITYSpeaking of sound quality I am surprised that some of the Amazon reviewers are having negative things to say here."
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"If Amazon sends a replacement case for this assumed faulty one it'll get 5 stars all the way."
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"I am highly disappointing with Amazon."
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"Unfortunately, whoever bought it and returned it to Amazon had already registered it with V-Moda, so I was not able to do so."
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"They didn't have any demos at an music store so i put faith in amazon return incase i disliked the sound and ended up loving it .I now use these more then my ath m50!"
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"Got this item for a great price on amazons sale day."
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"Bought it used-very good from Amazon warehouse and still got it as if it was New."
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"I purchased this used from Amazon Warehouse for a great price, and it arrived in a like new condition with all the accessories."
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"I bought it from Warehouse Deals (amazons open box marketplace) and they came perfect."
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"I'm a hardcore progresive house music fan and I bought this headphone after reading all the good reviews from either amazon customer or head-fi forumers."
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Button

Button:
"My only real beef is that the buttons on the chord aren't android compatible."
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"The volume adjustment buttons work with my iPod nano, but unfortunately, they do not work on my Galaxy S4(my main music player)."
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"), and the mic and remote work well on a Nexus 4 (using the single button remote)."
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"CONs: Mic is quite noisy (on laptop) and 1-button remote (as well as mic) does *not work* with Moto-X (2013) cannot answer calls, cannot use voice commands at all."
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"I Opened these on Christmas Day and to my surprise the packaging was nice and solid taking the headphones out they felt genuine or premium they look small but feel strong they look really nice with the black and red accents the earpads on these don't look thick but they are comfortable indeed and could wear for hours sound is very clear while having bass present not head rattling but great for heavy metal or rock cord is thick and feels like it could last case is hardshell and feels nice on the inside and the glossy black on it isn't a finger print magnet which is a deal breaker because I've had a fair share of glossy fingerprints agitation the jack that plugs into ur Device is pretty small if ur used to having the controls on the mic it will take some time to get used to there mic setup because the controls are a lot lower and may fool u sometimes only thing I wish if it came with 3 button cable as well"
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"Always use with my Android LG G3 phone and the one button wire works perfect also using for phone calls no issues at all."
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"My primary note on these headphones is that neither the 1-button or 3-button cables work well with a standard stereo PC jack."
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Cable

Cable:
"I placed my order November 28, 2014These headphones were fantastic till September 28, 2015 when the audio cable became faulty and sounds cuts in and out in the right speaker."
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"We have come to realize that if the cord is plugged in the wrong way it will still fit fine and you wouldn't even realize it, but then the sound will only come out of one side."
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"- The cable is the only drawback."
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"Pros:- built like a tank choice of materials- sound quality- comfortable- detachable cable- comes with a very nice caseCons:- no DJ friendly cable"
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"They're obviously solid metal where it counts, and the cable (often the weak point) is an 1 8 jack at both ends - totally replaceable."
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"I will update this review when it arrives and I can put them through their paces as well as updating on whether or not the 6 foot cord I ordered makes any difference in sound quality."
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"I placed my order November 28, 2014These headphones were fantastic till September 28, 2015 when the audio cable became faulty and sounds cuts in and out in the right speaker."
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"I wish they would have saved on the packaging and added a DJ friendly cable instead."
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"I love them but they cord is now fraying after 9 months of use and they like to press on my ears"
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"good bass but no case or cord"
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Comfortable

Comfortable:
"I liked the idea that this was made of metal instead of all plastic .....well big mistake They are heavy on your head and are not comfortable at all."
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"I should've done more research but I was ultimately dissapointed in the headphones in terms of comfort."
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"I really do recommend these for the quality they provide and comfort they become when broken in properly."
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"Comfort:Very comfortable for about two hours and then it can start to be painful to your earlobes, I mean this is an on ear headphone so that can be expected though as it has to maintain pressure on your ear lobes to stay in place."
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"I could not believe how much better these sounded than the Dr. Dre (which were better than the Bose: the Bose were more comfortable, but the sound quality was not great)."
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"As far as comfort goes, if you are the type that hates on-ear headphones you shouldn't be looking at these anyway, but if you don't mind on-ear cans, these feel great."
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"The foam pads are comfortable and doesn't cause any discomfort when wearing them for shorter periods of time, for me personally compared to my previous pair of headphones the Skull Candy Hesh2.0, the M-80 is in another league, but the on-ear style does take some getting use to, has a different feel, but overall I love these pair of headphones."
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"They fit fine, and are comfortable and sleek but most importantly they sound great."
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"I like this headphones there a nice pairreason am not giving them a five stars is that i have a problem in connecting with some computers and other electronics it takes me a while to figure out to get the sound like turning the aux cable fixes that problemanother than thatthese headphones give you alot of bass, i don't have to go so high on the volumes on most electronics not even pass the halfif you looking for something warm and give the bass i recommend thesesthey aren't full passive sound blocking but def do muffle the outside noises pretty wellThey are comfortable after about 3 hours they arent"
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"The construction is great and comfortable."
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"Comfortable, clear sound, beautiful design."
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Compact

Compact:
"Build quality Good, Compact and Sound Very Good"
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"Great sound, very compact."
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"Sound is amazing for such a compact earphone !"
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"Comes with a compact, well designed case that is appears to protect the headphones really well."
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"Extremely compact and sound great."
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Connector

Connector:
"They're obviously solid metal where it counts, and the cable (often the weak point) is an 1 8 jack at both ends - totally replaceable."
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"The problem is that even though the 3.5mm jack has its own attachment to the headphone body, un plugging in the cable puts stress on the solder points, which will inevitably fail."
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"The only disappointment for me is the left ear cup where you plug in the 1 8 connector stop working."
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"The way the cord comes out of the headphones is also annoying when wearing a jacket."
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"The M-80s are even compatible to the little noch, which prevents the connector from moving around in the socket."
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"I Opened these on Christmas Day and to my surprise the packaging was nice and solid taking the headphones out they felt genuine or premium they look small but feel strong they look really nice with the black and red accents the earpads on these don't look thick but they are comfortable indeed and could wear for hours sound is very clear while having bass present not head rattling but great for heavy metal or rock cord is thick and feels like it could last case is hardshell and feels nice on the inside and the glossy black on it isn't a finger print magnet which is a deal breaker because I've had a fair share of glossy fingerprints agitation the jack that plugs into ur Device is pretty small if ur used to having the controls on the mic it will take some time to get used to there mic setup because the controls are a lot lower and may fool u sometimes only thing I wish if it came with 3 button cable as well"
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"My primary note on these headphones is that neither the 1-button or 3-button cables work well with a standard stereo PC jack."
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"Also, the connector jack has a verry clever shape that prevents over-stretching."
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Cord

Cord:
"I have a nice audio set-up at home, and had high-end ear buds from Westone UM3 (yes, the cords broke), so I like nice sound and these don't have the soundstage of the Westone but have a terrific punchy sound that I like and wouldn't hesitate to use for my listening."
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"The cords are made of kevlar, and they sound great."
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"It is also great that the cord is detachable as cords are almost always the first thing to go bad on a set of headphones, and if these go bad you can always just replace the cord."
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"Both have great hard cases, two separate cords, one of which has an in line microphone with the ability to pause, start, forward and reverse the track."
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"The only thing I dislike is how the stitching on the cord unravels in some places and how long the cord itself is; it could be better, however two cords are included so you can choose which one best suits you."
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"-The cords are kevlar covered, perfect length, don't tangle, and are replaceable."
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Durability

Durability:
"Better option for teens who want Beats and last longer, I have respect for the durability of Sol Republic headphones but they get too uncomfortable and the mids are not as clear as they should be."
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"Before I junk this pair, I'm going to try to take a soldering cable to them to try to revive them, but whatever the outcome, I'm a bit disappointed, especially considering V-moda's emphasis on the durability of their headphones."
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"I laughed the other day when my friends head band of their Beats broke, the durability of V-Moda is as advertised."
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"great durability and you can replace a lot of things on them if they start to ware."
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"It is coated, and lined for durability, but perhaps the greatest feature is that it can be changed!"
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"By far the best pair i have used, great price, sound, and durability"
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"The replaceable cable was a big plus in my mind, as well the marketing, which emphasized mil-spec durability."
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"Get these headphones if you want to combine great sound with great looks and great durability."
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Durable

Durable:
"Really durable headphones that sound amazing."
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"Fashionable, very nice quality of sound and durable."
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"The headphones are great and very durable."
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"They sounded fantastic and were durable."
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"Pros: Amazing sound, durable construction, stylish and unique design, kevlar cable."
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Fit

Fit:
"I don't understand why people say they're uncomfortable, they fit nicely over my ears and head, and if I had to complain about anything it would be how easily sound bleeds out through them."
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"We have come to realize that if the cord is plugged in the wrong way it will still fit fine and you wouldn't even realize it, but then the sound will only come out of one side."
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"They didn't fit to well over the ears, that part was smaller than regular head phones."
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"I like the more open soundstage of the Grados although they don't fit as well."
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"So if you're tall and have a longer head or you have large, prominent, or oddly shaped ears these probably wouldn't fit you very well."
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"(But I suspect they would not fit well on a very large head.)"
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"As with any on or in ear I've experienced having a good fit is very important to sound quality."
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"Something that fits around my neck easily, doesn't cover my ears or make me sweat."
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"This does cause some concern that these probably aren't going to fit real great for someone with a larger head."
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"They are a little tight for some of the people in the office, but fit me very nicely."
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"I don't understand why people say they're uncomfortable, they fit nicely over my ears and head, and if I had to complain about anything it would be how easily sound bleeds out through them."
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Frequency

Frequency:
"The m80 is by no means perfect (high frequency distortion on some songs) but for the price, they're an excellent value."
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"The high range and mid range frequencies really stand out and provide a decent amount of bass."
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"They are able to hit a wide range of frequencies without much distortion and are not unnaturally boomy like other headphones can be."
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"But, the treble manages to never reach the painful levels you sometimes hear with headphones with a good, flat frequency response."
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"Recommended rather than buying Sol Republic (On-Ear Tracks), Beats Solo (On-Ear) because unlike the quality in those headphones no one frequency is more noticeable, the sound is crystal clear."
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"I believe this is by design and intended to make the overall listening experience more enjoyable by dialing down some of the upper frequencies."
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Headphone

Headphone:
"I don't blame them because these are the best headphones I have had in a long time."
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"I have owned many headphones and spent a frustrating amount of money trying to find the perfect pair, and I had finally found them."
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"Soundstage is decent but not great, but then again they're closed headphones so the soundstage is traded for better isolation."
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"Fit Comfort - OK for short term, but like most on-ear headphones they start to get uncomfortable after an hour or two."
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"I was disappointed at first about how small these are compared to the regular headphones."
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"These headphones while not the most well known brand are excellent quality."
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"However, once I plugged the headphones in I fell in love with them."
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"These really are a great deal for mid range headphones."
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"V-MODA I can honestly say are the best headphones I ever bought."
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"Ever since I have been looking to meet that sound quality in a portable and comfortable pair of headphones."
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"TL;DR I am absolutely thrilled with this purchase, I would recommend it for anyone looking for a pair of headphones that is small and portable, comes with a replaceable cord, and that actually cares about the sound quality of their music."
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Headset

Headset:
"However, this is my first on-ear headset and quite frankly I hate how uncomfortable it is on my ears after a short amount of time."
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"My teenager loves this headset, uses it for gaming."
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"Not as full sounding as a over the ear headset but very good and good metal construction."
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"I am not an expert, or professional DJ, but the sound quality of these headsets are amazing and have blown any other brand I have used, AWAY!"
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"I would still give this 5 stars as this is not a problem with this headset itself but rather personal preference."
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"Nice headset with phone options."
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Heavy

Heavy:
"I liked the idea that this was made of metal instead of all plastic .....well big mistake They are heavy on your head and are not comfortable at all."
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"If you like your music to be bass heavy they may not be the best for you, but still amazing headphones! "
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"The weight sits well on the band, but I could see people who have trouble with heavy headphones not liking these."
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"Not too bulky or heavy and can fall asleep with them on comfortably."
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"Definitely recommend to those who can put this through heavy use."
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"not too heavy, sounds great and its comfortable for long ware."
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"I Opened these on Christmas Day and to my surprise the packaging was nice and solid taking the headphones out they felt genuine or premium they look small but feel strong they look really nice with the black and red accents the earpads on these don't look thick but they are comfortable indeed and could wear for hours sound is very clear while having bass present not head rattling but great for heavy metal or rock cord is thick and feels like it could last case is hardshell and feels nice on the inside and the glossy black on it isn't a finger print magnet which is a deal breaker because I've had a fair share of glossy fingerprints agitation the jack that plugs into ur Device is pretty small if ur used to having the controls on the mic it will take some time to get used to there mic setup because the controls are a lot lower and may fool u sometimes only thing I wish if it came with 3 button cable as well"
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Level

Level:
"Others can hear your music with mid to high volume levels so these may not be too good for outside travel."
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"Positives:Extremely clear sound (extremely good mention for rock music)The soft cushionsStrong and robust structureStrong cordNegatives:A bit disappointed on the bass levels, even though I'm not a die-hard hip-hop or electro listener."
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"However, without the proper fit, isolation is poor, music has to be turned up to unpleasant levels, and others can hear your headphones."
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"They are rough and unnatural on the mid levels for the first 10-30 hours but once burned in that problem is eliminated."
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"I have never encountered this before and as someone who worked at the managerial and consultant levels of customer service I find this to be entirely unacceptable."
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"The highs might loosen up over time; I only broke these in for 18 hours of constant high level music."
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"As far as I'm concerned, these are the BEST sounding on-ear headphones in this price-range which also have this level of reliable build-quality."
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"But, the treble manages to never reach the painful levels you sometimes hear with headphones with a good, flat frequency response."
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"On the other hand though the build quality and overall design is by far very nice for the price these are listed at I cant really think of many other brands that come close to a good level of what you get for this price."
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"They feel incredibly solid and durable at every level (headband, cable and plugs, earpieces, etc."
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"It doesn't block out all outside sound, but if there is music playing at anywhere near a decent level, you won't hear anything but the loudest outside sound (like airplane engines on a flight)."
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Light

Light:
"They broke after one box of light use."
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"That's not to say the M80s are bass light at all, they are not...they are almost perfectly balanced as far as I'm concerned."
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"They are sleek, feel nice and are pretty light."
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"Build Design:These are among the best looking headphones on the market and are also very light as well as resilient."
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"Sound quality is extraordinary and they are very light and comfortable."
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"Other than that I am happy with it light weight and comfort."
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"i've been using these to cover some middle ground in my headphone needs, travel and light chores are perfect time to wear these."
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Material

Material:
"I can comfortably wear them for hours and they feel sturdy and have great materials."
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"Small headphones with good quality and strong material."
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"Quality materials and durability are awesome, but I was hoping to like the sound,"
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"Made of great material, looks awesome, sound greate."
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"These headphones have a beautiful sleek look, are made with high quality materials, and feature two thin but fabric enclosed detachable cords."
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Music

Music:
"I just have 1 day with them and here are my thoughts, the sound quality is great if you came from a cheap pair of headphones you are going to listen more sounds in music, the quality of the headphones are awesome and the only complaint i have with them are that one of my ears has a little angle, and because the ear pad can't twist it becomes a little uncomfortable but i'm talking if wear them for 3 hours, so i recommend to everyone, and if a V-MODA designer is reading this i would suggest a twist earpad"
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"Actually listening to the music that I'm used to hearing through my crummy ol' AKG K-44s is very interesting, because I'm hearing lots of new things I never noticed before and it's wonderful being able to hear the music in a new way."
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"not really a good way to appreciate music."
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"However, without the proper fit, isolation is poor, music has to be turned up to unpleasant levels, and others can hear your headphones."
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"I have no doubt that I will be enjoying great sounding music for many years."
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"I have had many sets of cheap headphones (30-50 dollar range) and while they don't sound terrible, I could never truly appreciate good sounding music until I got these."
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"I am not too much of an audiophile, but after trying most genres of music, these work well throughout each type."
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"I am by no means an audiophile but listening to good sounding music is one of my favorite things to do... with that in mind I first plugged them into my LG G3 phone first and I was underwhelmed."
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"I listen to all types of music and have found these to be clean and clear."
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"I am no music expert - I just wanted my earphone to be comfortable and to help me concentrate in my open office space."
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"In this price I think it's good and fit for classic music ."
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Noise

Noise:
"These don't leak a great deal of noise to the outside (although more than many closed-back phones), but they sure do let in a lot of sound."
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"Overall, they are great headphones to travel and commute with, though be warned, they provide adequate but not spectacular passive noise canceling."
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"My son loves these -- high on cool factor and military grade indestructible BUT they do not have noise cancellation and are just big enough to go on top (but not over) the ear so I think there is an unnecessary risk of hearing damage from turning up the volume to combat outside noise."
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"But here's the real problem for me: my house is noisy with teenage sons."
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"Somewhat disappointed at the noise isolating claim."
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"I made a mistake in believing that they can cancel ambient noise."
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"Sound quality is good and to a certain extent does reduce external sounds which is amazing when considering that it is not an active noise cancelling pair of headphones."
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"I like this headphones there a nice pairreason am not giving them a five stars is that i have a problem in connecting with some computers and other electronics it takes me a while to figure out to get the sound like turning the aux cable fixes that problemanother than thatthese headphones give you alot of bass, i don't have to go so high on the volumes on most electronics not even pass the halfif you looking for something warm and give the bass i recommend thesesthey aren't full passive sound blocking but def do muffle the outside noises pretty wellThey are comfortable after about 3 hours they arent"
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"Good noise canceling ability and not nearly as expensive as some of the competitors."
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"When music is off, you can easily have a conversation with someone, but when my music is on, most outside noise is unnoticeable."
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"He says that the sound is great and the noise canceling is as well! "
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Packaging

Packaging:
"Only downside is the terribly trendy-aspiring packaging which probably cost V-Moda 20 bucks."
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"The high attention to details in every aspect of this product including the packaging design is phenomenal and the little red ribbon you cut when first opening the box is pretty cool, the actual headphone case is strong and holds the headphones in securely, the cable hasn't given me any issues since it was purchased."
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"I wish they would have saved on the packaging and added a DJ friendly cable instead."
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"Overall the quality of the headphones and the packaging is good."
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"The packaging and the case provided are awesome as well."
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"PROs: Amazing sound quality, EXTREMELY loud, unprecedented build-quality and very slick packaging."
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Performance

Performance:
"Performance wise the Crossfade M-80 is hard to beat by anything within this price range."
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"But, I think people would buy a set of Headphones for their performance and not for the pretty box they came in."
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"They look pretty but perform terribly in their price range."
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"The build and performance quality is by far superior to any other pair of headphone within the same price range."
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"At no point did I encounter a music style that made them struggle or perform less than very well."
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"Incredible sound and comfort, Feels like your in a live performance They are lightweight and high-fashioned,"
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"They're comfortable, great looking, and perform fantastically."
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"these are smaller, but when i plugged them in, i was very happy with the sound, ruggedness and overall performance, design and accesories of the m-80."
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Plastic

Plastic:
"I liked the idea that this was made of metal instead of all plastic .....well big mistake They are heavy on your head and are not comfortable at all."
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"If you want some quality headphones and are willing to spend a little money, don't buy plastic junk from beats or monster, V-moda is the way to go."
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"They arent made of crappy plastic like so many other headphones, they will stretch and bend without breaking."
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"Although the Bose Quiet Comfort headphones are probably the best you could buy I have two problems with it: The price, and the cheap plastic."
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"The hinge points are plastic and look like the weak point of the design."
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"Even listening to techo (Daft Punk's Random Access Memories in 24 96 FLAC) anything above 300Hz was washed out by the disgustingly overbearing bass, even with equalizing, up to about 3,000Hz (in the Treble range).If you had to compare the experience to another that is easily replicable, try stretching plastic wrap over your ears and putting your head next to a car speaker, but first set the car speaker to max bass and max treble - you'll experience the M-80s verbatim."
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"The best This headphones are very comfortable and have great isolation (however they do not shut you off completely from outside noise) The build quality is excelent, hard plastic and Metal , two sets of cords and padded headband everything seems durable."
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"The cups themselves are high-quality molded plastic with metal accent plates affixed to the outside."
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"They are all somewhat larger phones though, none of them are quite as portable as the VModas (though the M50 does at least fold up, something that the M80s rather surprisingly cannot do), none of them look as nice, and all of them are made mainly of plastic (though very durable and good quality plastic).If you want something more portable, the Senn HD25s and Phiaton MS400s are in the same price range and size configuration as the M80 and so are more of a direct challenge to it."
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Portable

Portable:
"I was very disappointed in the sound isolation from these portable headphones."
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"The frustration of everyday usage in its portable state, however, justifies me sending these back for another pair of better fitting headphones."
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"Therein lies another problem: these headphones are marketed as portable, which in my book means traveling, commuting, and public transportation."
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"And I counldn't say more how I appreciate the exo case, why couldn't more portables include these instead of pouches that barely protect your headphones?"
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"When they arrived somehow the look dissappointed me though, but only a bit, because the pictures built up impossible expectations haha and I think it has something to do with the chord being a bit flimsy (in comparison to big headphones - not to other portables) and the grey black not fitting the red of the v 80 completely."
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"Ever since I have been looking to meet that sound quality in a portable and comfortable pair of headphones."
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"I decided I will likely be looking at picking up a more expensive higher end set of big over ears as well in the future so decided to go with the more portable M-80 for my mid-range purchase."
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"Lightness plus sturdiness means great portable headphones, while with the BoomPro mic from VModa it can be transformed into a headset with just a cable switch."
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"Good bass and portable."
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"Price may make this the best value in portable headphones."
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Price

Price:
"I have owned many headphones and spent a frustrating amount of money trying to find the perfect pair, and I had finally found them."
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"I'm hoping to see them go down in price again because I don't think I'll be able to afford another pair otherwise."
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"If you want some quality headphones and are willing to spend a little money, don't buy plastic junk from beats or monster, V-moda is the way to go."
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"Performance wise the Crossfade M-80 is hard to beat by anything within this price range."
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"The m80 is by no means perfect (high frequency distortion on some songs) but for the price, they're an excellent value."
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"Although the Bose Quiet Comfort headphones are probably the best you could buy I have two problems with it: The price, and the cheap plastic."
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"If what I got was just a lemon I would give them a try again, but I won't have high hopes on having these beautiful cans on my hands again as the price tag repulse me from attempting again."
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"I have owned many headphones and spent a frustrating amount of money trying to find the perfect pair, and I had finally found them."
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"My heart is shattered as after having these a little under a year and getting them on sale for an amazing price ($79.99 last December) I have broken these amazing headphones and it's no one's fault but my own."
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"A great pair of headphones relative to the price."
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"The build and performance quality is by far superior to any other pair of headphone within the same price range."
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Quality

Quality:
"I have been putting these phones through their paces with my iPod and I have been trying very hard to find a sound quality fault with them."
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"Pros:Sound qualitySmall sizeWeight quality of buildReplaceable cordComfortCons:Must be full retracted to fit in supplied hard caseWon't get the best from a low quality output (hardly a con but something to think about)May be too small for some peoplePHYSICAL DESIGNThese come beautifully packaged and with a hard carrying case that has some cord management for storing extra cables, and a carabiner clip that can be put through a loop on the case so you can attach the case to a backpack,etc."
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"SOUND QUALITYSpeaking of sound quality I am surprised that some of the Amazon reviewers are having negative things to say here."
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"While the sound quality is good, I've found these to be pretty uncomfortable."
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"These headphones while not the most well known brand are excellent quality."
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"The audio quality for phone calls isn't that great (the mic could be better) but it's workable."
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"As with any on or in ear I've experienced having a good fit is very important to sound quality."
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"Ever since I have been looking to meet that sound quality in a portable and comfortable pair of headphones."
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"I wouldn't say this is a bulky or uncomfortable weight when carrying or wearing them, it more just makes the build quality feel excellent."
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"The sound quality for these are outstanding and I don't think I've ever been so satisfied with a purchase."
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"best headphones ever great sound great build quality came sooner than expected"
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Size

Size:
"A little small, but if your head is not so big you will love they"
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"I was disappointed at first about how small these are compared to the regular headphones."
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"The size of the adjustable headband is also too small for my head, so they cause discomfort on the top of my head."
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"The feedback around the small head not being comfortable, I did not have it."
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"However, they were a bit too small for my ears and therefore left me feeling both uncomfortable and slightly sore."
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"These are much smaller and I wish that they had worked, but I can't recommend them unless you have a really small head."
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"I am a bigger guy and when these are fully extended they are almost the perfect size for my ears."
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"TL;DR I am absolutely thrilled with this purchase, I would recommend it for anyone looking for a pair of headphones that is small and portable, comes with a replaceable cord, and that actually cares about the sound quality of their music."
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"Headphones were a little on the small side, but they are amazing"
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"You need really small ears for these to fit well on your ears"
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"These things are comfortable and don't clamp down on me as much as my Sennheisers do but the small ear cups sure do act like ear muffs in the summer and can get uncomfortably warm which causes me to not be able to wear these for extended periods of time."
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Sound

Sound:
"High vocals sound great and again I really close my eyes and just have had a hard time trying to find a fault or a note that sounds bad with these cans."
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"I have been putting these phones through their paces with my iPod and I have been trying very hard to find a sound quality fault with them."
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"SOUND QUALITYSpeaking of sound quality I am surprised that some of the Amazon reviewers are having negative things to say here."
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"I appreciated the feel, sound, and I liked the clamping that other people have complained about."
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"Note: It is possible I got a dud, that would explain why they did not sound great."
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"I don't understand why people say they're uncomfortable, they fit nicely over my ears and head, and if I had to complain about anything it would be how easily sound bleeds out through them."
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"Let me break it down for you into parts: Sound, design, durability."
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"nice sound but fell apart"
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"As with any on or in ear I've experienced having a good fit is very important to sound quality."
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"Ever since I have been looking to meet that sound quality in a portable and comfortable pair of headphones."
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"The first thing I found out is that if you can get them a source with enough power these headphones sound as good or better than anything I've put on my ears."
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Stylish

Stylish:
"Great sound quality and very stylish."
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"The headphones are incredibly stylish and robust."
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"Pros: Amazing sound, durable construction, stylish and unique design, kevlar cable."
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"They're stylish and well made, and come with a kevlar cable that plugs into the left side of the set."
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"Also a good pro is that It looks awesome, very stylish and people wont know what they are unless theyre audiophiles."
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Tone

Tone:
"They look great but lack a little in varied sound tones and bass and I found the fitting of these a little off."
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"Fantastic sound, crisp and clear even on lowest bass tones, incredibly comfortable to wear for long periods."
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"Large heads might be much happier with Sennheiser HD518s or AKG K240 studios - both adjust easily and comfortably and have wide soundstages and warm tones, though neither has quite the same bass impact of the VModas."
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"They have a solid warm tone with ever so slightly rolled off highs, and outstanding mid-range."
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"When driving them with my JDS Labs' cmoyBB, they open up more and the MR actually seems to tone down a bit, as well as with my Nuforce DAC amp."
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Treble

Treble:
"Basses and trebles not as clear as on my Monster DNAs, but you're still getting one heck of a deal on some great-sounding headphones."
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"But, the treble manages to never reach the painful levels you sometimes hear with headphones with a good, flat frequency response."
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"Amazing bass and treble quality with only slight muddiness on mids."
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"Use these everyday at work, They start off with great treble and bass but the mid range was lacking, After a quick burn in (techno at high volume over night) they now sound awesome across all sound ranges, I listen to almost every type of music and everything sounds great now."
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"Even listening to techo (Daft Punk's Random Access Memories in 24 96 FLAC) anything above 300Hz was washed out by the disgustingly overbearing bass, even with equalizing, up to about 3,000Hz (in the Treble range).If you had to compare the experience to another that is easily replicable, try stretching plastic wrap over your ears and putting your head next to a car speaker, but first set the car speaker to max bass and max treble - you'll experience the M-80s verbatim."
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"Treble and midrange are very clean and accurate."
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Value

Value:
"Price may make this the best value in portable headphones."
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"very good value, great sound"
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"Good Sound, comfy, value buy;"
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"A great value."
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"In my opinion, a great value for $150!"
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Volume

Volume:
"Come to find out this wasn't an uncommon problem, while the DAC on the G3 is good the amp has a problem pushing out high volume to high end headphones if you are used to listening to hard hitting music loudly."
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"Others can hear your music with mid to high volume levels so these may not be too good for outside travel."
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"My son loves these -- high on cool factor and military grade indestructible BUT they do not have noise cancellation and are just big enough to go on top (but not over) the ear so I think there is an unnecessary risk of hearing damage from turning up the volume to combat outside noise."
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"Unless you really crank the volume (which I don't think I'm about to do, given my prior complaints) you'll still be able to hear the world around you."
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"Compared to the ATH-M50, the sound is not as clear at low volumes which i mostly listen to."
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"And that's a great thing... You should never have to turn the volume so loud as to damage your hearing, a good headphone like the M-80 will deliver even on low volume, but that doesn't mean they won't render you deaf if you let them."
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"Come to find out this wasn't an uncommon problem, while the DAC on the G3 is good the amp has a problem pushing out high volume to high end headphones if you are used to listening to hard hitting music loudly."
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"In all these cases, I've had no problem driving them and the volume is more than adequate in each case."
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"I do wish it had the ability to increase and lower volume but it is not too much of a hassle to use my phone to do this."
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"I was also happy that I could have the volume fairly loud and as long as the headphone were on my ears, hardly anything leaked."
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"Volume is not a problem, even without a dedicated headphone amp."
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Warranty

Warranty:
"Coupled together with a two year warranty and a life program whereby should the headphones be damaged or broken after this time V-moda will give you 50% off towards your next pair."
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"Amazing warranty."
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"V-MODA has awesome customer service, and a really good warranty."
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"I can see why these come with such a great warranty."
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"Both pairs have excellent 2 year warranties and the promise to give you 50 percent off a new set if you are the cause of the damage.8."
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"Packaging and build quality both seem to be excellent, and I like the warranty."
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Weight

Weight:
"I wouldn't say this is a bulky or uncomfortable weight when carrying or wearing them, it more just makes the build quality feel excellent."
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"Due to the weight of this headphone, it feels uncomfortable after an hours use."
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"These headphones are great - light weight, comfortable and the SOUND is fantastic..I was a bit worried after reading some of the reviews before my purchase, but I was NOTdisappointed."
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"The weight sits well on the band, but I could see people who have trouble with heavy headphones not liking these."
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"Since they are built so well, there is some weight in the headband and they tend to slip if you bend over at all or move a lot."
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"It does have a little weight to it which I think is good."
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"The construction is rock solid, the metal parts incorporated look nice, and the headphones have a little bit of weight to them so they don't feel cheap."
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"These reviews saying that if you have a big head don't buy, I am 6 foot 5 inches tall and weigh 270 pounds with a huge head and they are great! "
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iPod

iPod:
"I have been putting these phones through their paces with my iPod and I have been trying very hard to find a sound quality fault with them."
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"The volume adjustment buttons work with my iPod nano, but unfortunately, they do not work on my Galaxy S4(my main music player)."
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"They do not connect well on either end of the headphone or iPod, iPhone, etc."
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"It is easy to drive right off a computer or ipod, but I have yet to test it with a headphone amp to see whether there would be further improvement to the sound."
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"EASE OF USE- Their nominal impedance is 18 Ohm hence can be driven directly from any portable music player or smartphone with ease, HD 25 cannot be driven directly(nominal impedance is 70Ohm) from most portable devices(including the ipods) easily even if you crank up volume to highest."
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"You get a number of nice accessories:1 hardshell case with felt lining1 iPhone iPod compatible Kevlar lined cable with mic and inline 3 button controls1 Android compatible Kevlar lined cable with mic and inline 1 button controlSnap shirt clip for the cablesCarabiner style clip for the hardshell caseThe headphones themselves also have a nice premium feel."
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"For my music source I used a Samsung P3 MP3 player, as well as an iPod Classic, and a portable headphone amp."
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"For anyone looking for this style headphone to use with an Iphone Ipod Mp3 player, these work great."
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