The V-Moda Crossfade M-100 Master headphones are the primary V-Moda headphones that Roland engineers have tuned since Roland acquired a majority stake in V-Moda in 2016. The finish consequence? These are the best sounding pair of headphones V-Moda has ever produced.

If you’re an audiophile or recording engineer who has admired V-Moda’s construct high quality and customization choices, however you’ve been lukewarm about their sound, the M-100 Master will change your thoughts. Read on why I beloved these headphones and assume you’ll too.

A worthy successor

The Crossfade M-100 Master are the successors to the unique Crossfade M-100 headphones. The unique Crossfade M-100 headphone roared onto the headphone scene, after a singular crowdsourced growth course of during which a whole bunch of audiophiles, journalists, produces, and DJs collaborated.

Fast ahead and also you’ll discover that the M-100 Master are greater than worthy successor, with a number of upgrades underneath the hood, together with 50mm dual-diaphragm drivers which have been upgraded with a Japanese made CCAW (copper-clad aluminum wire) coil. A CCAW coil was additionally utilized in V-Moda’s Crossfade 2 Wireless headphones, which I praised two years in the past. V-Moda says the re-engineered driver cowl enhances driver stability, offering the elevated structural integrity wanted to handle an unlimited tonal vary.

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The V-Moda Crossfade M-100 Master include reminiscence foam earpads wrapped in smooth leather-based.

The M-100 Master are conventional wired headphones, and I had no downside driving them with both my iPhone XS or an Astell&Kern high-resolution digital audio participant. In truth, with sensitivity of 107dB @ 1kHz and 1mW and 32 ohms of impedance, I discovered them simple to drive with any system.

The M-100 Max are rated to ship a frequency response of 5Hz to 40kHz and have thus been licensed by the Japan Audio Society for Hi-Res Audio. You can try the requirements for certification here. I ought to word, nevertheless, that Hi-Res Audio certification shouldn’t be with out its critics.

Legendary construct high quality

Unpacking the V-Moda M-100 Master, you actually see and really feel V-Moda’s legendary construct high quality. When holding them in my arms, the headphones had a sure density that permit me know I used to be coping with a top quality pair of cans.

You can see the impeccable build quality. Theo Nicolakis / IDG

In this shot, you possibly can see the V-Moda M100 Crossfade Master’s impeccable construct high quality.

The click-adjustable arms, for instance, are all metallic. The underside of the scarf and the earpads are wrapped in smooth leather-based. The leather-based on the earpads is wrapped over smooth reminiscence foam. The meeting and match and end are first fee.

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