The nucleus of M-80 is its patent-pending and biggest-in-class 40mm Dual-Diaphragm Drivers that deliver multi-driver sound with the energy efficiency and consistent quality of a single driver. To recreate a pure balanced sound analogous to Vinyl, M-80 uses no batteries or artificial sound processing and instead relies on eternal acoustic techniques.
Supple BLISS memory foam ear cushions naturally isolate noise and immerse you into your own world of sound. The specially tuned V-PORT V3 and memory cushions create a true 3D sound stage versus fully closed-back headphones by directing air out of the ports to maintain tranquility. It's the perfect balance of isolation, staging and ergonomics that makes M-80 the essential companion for long play sessions on smartphones, notebooks and tablets.
V-PORT ® V3 Airflow System - Minimal Leakage & Maximum 3D
M-80’s first-class materials are virtually indestructible including a steel frame, STEELFLEX headband, interchangeable brushed metal shields, durable microfiber suede and replaceable memory foam cushions. The M-80 also comes fully loaded with 2 Kevlar-reinforced microphone cables for universal smartphone compatibility and an exoskeleton carry case for added road warrior armor.
As V-MODA Chielf Visionary Officer and DJ Val Kolton put it, “Rome wasn’t built in a day, and similarly it took almost half a decade to fuse the durability of an M1 Abrams tank, timeless Vinyl sound, Italian-suit elegance, and exotic motorsport materials into the compact Crossfade M-80. In the sound-age of over-processed digital compression and disposable plastic products, our virtues were to develop a quality product that salutes the true masters of music, machines and materials. It’s an incredible value for hi-fi sound and sophisticated style that says as much about you as your shoes, watch or car.”
V-MODA believes in the ability to be unique and remix your headphone. You can now get your own set of interchangeable crossfade M-80 custom metal shields and choose from a selection of colors.
Military MIL-STD-810G and V-MODA's even tougher VMQA guidelines validate V-MODA's heavy duty testing. The Crossfade series is deployed in real-life military scenarios, as V-MODA is co-founded by active and former military personnel.
- Cable/Plug Bend: Kevlar reinforced detachable cables and 45-degree plug strain relief can each bend over 1 Million times, over 100x industry standards
- Concrete Drop: Survives 70+ drops on concrete from 6 feet, approximately 3x the industry standard (major functions operational)
- Headband bend: Bend 10+ times flat, not break and retain its memory and shape (view)
- Sound Variance: Virtually inaudible sound variances across the spectrum of less than 2dB from unit to unit versus 10-30dB+ of inferior products
- MIL-STD-810G environmental: high and low temperatures, humidity, salt spray and UV exposure
Relentless research over the course of 4 years in ergonomics was spent to perfect one of the most challenging acoustic devices, the on-ear or “supra-aural" headphone. To make supernatural sound required supernatural ergonomics, as the fit can alter the sound up to 50dB with on-ear headphones. Additionally, most on-ear headphones are so uncomfortable they can only be worn for a few minutes, which is unsuitable for watching your favorite shows or jamming to your favorite mix in our modern mobile lifestyle.
The M-80's tailored fit is balanced enough to create a natural sound with a proper on-ear seal, and ensures there's never too much pressure on any part of the head at any time, so you can rock on deep into the night.
Did you know that not all headphone drivers are created equally? Without rigorous quality testing, many headphones have variances from unit to unit of up to 30dB, even on the left to right channels. But V-MODA's strict driver testing program guarantees consistent quality and critically-acclaimed sound in every single pair of M-80 headphones, every time.