V-Moda Crossfade Wireless Review

The Crossfade Wireless from V-Moda wants a lot: Not only does it start, which explains the high design requirements of V-Moda and to be individually adjustable – no, it also wants to sound excellent, cordless, as cable-bound music enjoyment And on top handsfree and media control functions. Say: Here we expect the full program of what a modern lifestyle headphones should do today.

No nonsense in packaging design

Everything follows here the design element of a hexahedron: the hexagonal surface of the package thus finds its correspondence in the interchangeable rear wall of the loudspeaker. This is fastened by means of six Allen screws and can be exchanged against differently designed variants, currently eleven versions made of wood and metal. But also the rest of the contents of the packaging pleases, because evidently V-Moda have thought of everything: In addition to the headphone there is also a connection cable (with call answering function), a USB charging cable, a very robust tragetasche, a mini-jack adapter Is missing from many other manufacturers in recent times, as well as a smart, black carabiner hook, whose function is not quite right in connection with the headphones, but looks cool.

Technical specifications

Also the technical data of the “Crossfade Wireless” read quite interesting. Not only because relatively large 50-millimeter dual drivers have been installed here, the frequency response also promises a fully-fledged musical enjoyment at 5 Hz to 30 kHz, far beyond human hearing.

Externals

With its hexagonal loudspeaker grommets, the filigree strap and the many small Allen screws, the Crossfade Wireless looks unquestionably chic. At the bottom of the left auricle, the micro-USB socket hides for charging, while on the upper side of the right shell a button for answering and two buttons for the volume and media control are provided. In the south, there is an on / off switch, which also activates the connectivity via Bluetooth and displays the charging status with a small LED.

Handling

The connection via Bluetooth worked out right away and remained stable within the usual distances (up to five meters). Practical: If the mini-jack cable is inserted, the wireless connection is automatically deactivated. The wearing comfort of the Crossfade Wireless is also good: The pressure of the pinna is acceptable and the padding of the headband is sufficient. Unfortunately, some part of the headband of our test device was not really clipped tight, so I could hear a clear plastic cracking every time I pressed the strap a little tighter. In view of almost three hundred euros, which are to be paid for the headphones, the final control can still work a bit more precisely here.

Sound

I must confess that I crossfade wireless with a certain bias against, because the listeners of V-Moda sounded so far not particularly convincing. In fact, the wireless listener forces me to throw over my previous prejudices (at least partially) overboard. Because what the drivers of the Crossfade Wireless sounds, is quite neat! Over the entire frequency spectrum, he plays with a pleasurable lack of excitement: the listener makes no effort to push into the forefront in any frequency range, but convinces with a balanced, one can also say unspectacular sound characteristics. Although the high-pass through and stereo resolution can not keep up with our reference headphones (Beyerdynamic DT-1990 / DT-990 Pro) But the Crossfade Wireless will not be a monitor, but an everyday headphone – it may be a little relaxed. However, he only provides this sovereignty if he sits in an optimal position at the head. Already a spectacle frame, which is between the ear pad and the temple, changes the sound clearly (less bass). People with big ears are really unlucky, because the inner diameter of the ear pads is just four centimeters; Since it can quickly happen that the listener is no longer circumcision, but ohraufliegend and thus the whole outside noise shield and the beautiful bass have disappeared. When in the optimal position on the head. Already a spectacle rack, which is between the ear pad and the temple, changes the sound significantly (less bass). People with big ears are really unlucky, because the inner diameter of the ear pads is just four centimeters; Since it can quickly happen that the listener is no longer circumcision, but ohraufliegend and thus the whole outside noise shield and the beautiful bass have disappeared. When in the optimal position on the head. Already a spectacle frame, which is between the ear pad and the temple, changes the sound clearly (less bass). People with big ears are really unlucky because the inner diameter of the ear pads is just four centimeters; Since it can quickly happen that the listener is no longer circumcision, but ohraufliegend and thus the whole outside noise shield and the beautiful bass have disappeared.

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