High quality and great sound
The most impressive aspect of the design has to be the ability to fit the M-100s into the extremely small exoskeleton case. V-Moda’s unique CliqFold hinge allows the headphones to be folded into a case that is little more than the size of two ear covers put together. For a pair of full sized over the ear headphones, that is some seriously impressive engineering. Oh yes… The cables, 1/4 inch adapter and a USB flash drive will also fit into the case, which can be attached to anything with the included carabiner clip.
The Crossfade M-100 has two inputs built in, and comes with two cables included. The SharePlay audio cable lets a friend plug into the V-Moda cable and listen at the same time. The SpeakEasy mike cable works with all smartphones and tablets. It has a one button remote, and a microphone that is optimized for voice recognition and calls in any environment. There are tiny corks included to keep dust and dirt out of the extra inputs when not in use. Optional cables are available for gaming and Skype, as is a locking coiled cable for musicians.
Three hundred bucks is at the upper range for what you can pay for a set of very high quality headphones, and there is a fair bit of competition in this space. Taking all of the factors into account – sound, design, quality, durability – these headphones represent the best value for this kind of money. 15 editors’ choice awards have said exactly the same thing. The V-Moda Crossfade M-100s are not cheap, but they will provide a lifetime of audio listening pleasure.