V-MODA’s most advanced model to date boasts virtually identical sound quality in both analog and wireless playback
Milano –September 8th, 2015 – V-MODA, the award-winning maker of the world’s finest high-fidelity audio devices, unveils Crossfade Wireless Over-Ear headphones which offer the best of both worlds with wired and wireless modes for hybrid listening.
V-MODA’s acoustics development team sought to improve its renowned signature sound for virtually identical analog and wireless playback. The Crossfade Wireless went through years of precise engineering to design and tune wireless electronics while keeping the iconic V-MODA materials and shapes.
The patent-pending dual-diaphragm 50mm driver is a refined version of the award-winning Crossfade M-100 that was crowdsourced by hundreds of headphone
audiophiles and won 17 editors’ choice awards. Its speaker consistency is unrivaled and has been “hand-tuned” to complement the human hearing limit variance (+/- 2dB).
Special skills were used to ensure the air flow mechanics and acoustic tuning materials were perfectly balanced. Additionally, it does not use a powered EQ, staying true to the pure audio experience, and avoiding unacceptable latency issues for videos, gaming and DJs. The final result is a refined and improved Crossfade M-100 sound in both wired and wireless modes.
“As an avid analog purist, for years I said I would not make a wireless headphone; instead, we decided to make our best over-ear wired headphone yet featuring the best wireless mode,” says Val Kolton, CEO of V-MODA. “After years of R&D, we can proudly say that Crossfade Wireless is versatile enough to be the everyday audio weapon of choice for music professionals, audiophiles, gamers and savvy consumers, alike.”
Unrivaled Sound, Wireless Freedom
Uncompromised quality means staying true to the Crossfade’s award-winning signature sound whether rocking out plugged-in or cord-free. Simply pair your Crossfade Wireless to your Bluetooth device and enjoy your headphones up to 33 feet (10 meters).
The all-new Crossfade Wireless can also be paired with two sources at the same time. From work to workout, effortlessly pair it to two devices such as your laptop or smartphone.
View Crossfade Wireless presentation interview with V-MODA CEO Val Kolton.
The antenna is specially tuned to work with smartwatches’ built-in Bluetooth music players. V-MODA’s CEO rigorously tested and tuned the antenna for smartwatch Bluetooth performance by running more than 1000 kilometers using nearly every Apple and Android watch on the market.
A codec that would make Da Vinci proud
The audio codec determines how audio is sent to wireless headphones, and it is crucial for both delivering the best hi-fi audio and compatibility with a range of mobile devices and music files. The CSR BlueCore chipset utilized is the perfect balance of unequalized hi-fi sound and power consumption.
To wire or not to wire?
The Crossfade Wireless gives you access to the best of both worlds: wireless for a liberating listening experience, and cabled when you run out of juice or want to simply enjoy pure analog mode with your own headphone amplifier or DAC. Either way, you will experience the Crossfade’s unrivaled sound.
Unlike other wireless headphones, plugging a cable plug into the Crossfade Wireless jack instantly switches off all electronics to reach zero latency – essential for gamers, VR, musicians and DJs.
The built-in hidden microphone was specially tuned and optimized for phone calls and voice recognition. V-MODA also generously includes the rugged Kevlar-reinforced 1-Button SpeakEasy cable for wired use.
As with all of V-MODA’s headphones, durability and exquisite material selection was paramount in the design. The Crossfade Wireless maintains the luxurious combination of steel, metal materials and improved vegan leather that lives up to the military-level standards of the MIL-STD-810G testing guidelines.
Memory foam ear cushions precisely isolate noise and provide supple ergonomic comfort for extended listening sessions. The cushions and SteelFlex headband naturally form to your head and ears to create the perfect natural noise isolation, optimal bass and an immersive 3D soundstage.
The Crossfade Wireless is compatible with the expansive V-MODA accessory ecosystem that extends functionality to be the ultimate versatile headphones. The accessory collection includes the recently unveiled 3D printed shields, laser-engraved aluminum shields, BoomPro mic for gamers/broadcasters, XL cushions, CoilPro cable, 1/3-button cables, VAMP DAC/AMP and Faders VIP tuned earplugs.
Long Life Battery
The rechargeable lithium-ion battery provides up to 12 hours of continuous music, entertainment and calls, unlimited hours in wired mode thanks to its analog tuning that uses no electronics or artificial processing. Recharge it effortlessly with the included elegant V-Micro USB cable.
Availability & Pricing
The new V-MODA Crossfade Wireless will be available in four colors optimized for personalization: Gunmetal Black, White Silver, Rouge and Phantom Chrome.
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Crossfade Wireless are available now for $299 MSRP (USD), in Phantom Chrome and White Silver colors. Gunmetal Black and Rouge will follow soon. Exclusively at V-
MODA.com for $300, the price also includes an extra pair of custom 3D printed fiber or laser-engraved aluminum shields. Users can also upgrade to other 3D printed materials including steel, raw metals, plated gold, silver, gold and platinum. For further information about Crossfade Wireless pricing and retail store availability in the US and internationally, visit V-MODA.com/Crossfade-Wireless.
Crossfade Wireless product specifications
• Type: Over-Ear Bluetooth
• Frequency Response: 5 – 30,000 Hz
• Sensitivity: 107 dB @ 1kHz 1mW
• Microphone Sensitivity: -42 dB @ 1kHz
• Impedance: 30 Ω
• Weight: 292g (with standard aluminum shields)
• Battery: 12 hours typical usage
• Cable: 1-Button Reinforced SpeakEasy Microphone 3.5mm cable
What’s included with Crossfade Wireless?
• Crossfade Wireless
• Exoskeleton carry case
• Carabiner clip
• Reinforced SpeakEasy™ Microphone & Mic cable
• Reinforced V-Micro USB Cable
• V-MODA Sticker
• Six-Star Service
• 50% Immortal Life Replacement Program
• 1-Year Premier Warranty
Designed in Milano, V-MODA’s verve is to amplify an authentic music lifestyle via timeless products forged by unparalleled quality, fashion-forward design and an unequivocal passion for music and materials. Led by Chief Visionary Officer and professional musician Val Kolton, V-MODA blends analog renaissance age inspiration, Italian design and the charisma of classic Hollywood. V-MODA Crossfade products have won 20+ editors’ choice awards and have become essential gear for the world’s top professional DJs. The global brand is also the #1 ranked headphone brand on Amazon based on customers’ feedback (Source: http://headphonescompared.com/best-headphone-brands/).
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