World’s First Crowdsourced Headphone The Crossfade M-100 Tiger13 26 December, 2012 4 Comments V-MODA, the multi-platinum selling designer of headphones trusted by the pros and elite, announces the availability of the highly-anticipated M-100 headphones designed by and for music aficionados. V-MODA tapped the collective intellect of artists, editors and audiophiles to design, develop and vote on the first units to go to mass production. M-100 quickly became the most highly discussed headphone on the internet forums with over 10,000 posts and 700 pages on the world’s largest headphone site, Head-Fi. V-MODA is the authentic music brand that fuses fashion and function. Headphones are an essential tool for mobile producers and musicians who require unparalleled performance delivered reliably, night in and night out. The founder of V-MODA, also a producer and DJ, designed the Crossfade series to deliver professional sound yet withstand even the rigorous needs of globetrotting travelers. V-MODA’s professional pedigree is shown through a clear history of innovation: the Hex design, product, drivers, CliqFold, SharePlay, CoilPro, SpeakEasy, 45-degree plug, V-CORK, packaging and accessories are all patented or patent pending. The M-100 was master crafted by the people – over 200 audiophiles, editors, artists, DJs and Grammy-winning musicians collaborated for years on the tuning and features. V-MODA utilized hundreds of prototypes to gain feedback from the collective masterminds of the best in the business to create a versatile crowdsourced headphone. Why Crossfade M-100? Superior Sound Unrivaled Durability Comfort, Customization, Style Compact Portability Detachable Microphone & Audio Cables Superior Sound – M-100 evokes the experience of a live performance with clean, deep bass, lifelike vocals and ultra wide clarity in an immersive 3D soundstage. Patent pending 50mm Dual-Diaphragm Drivers sport inner and outer rings separating the bass from bleeding into the mids and highs. V-MODA’s analog noise isolation naturally blocks out the distractions of jet engines, outside noise and booth monitors minus the extra digital-to-analog conversions of battery powered headphones that pollute the purity of your music “I completely fell in love with the Crossfade M-100s” -Gizmodo Immersive 3D Soundstage… evokes the experience of a live performance Clean Deep Bass… feel and hear the precise vibrations of your music without bloated boom or a muddy mid-range Ultra Wide Clarity & Vivid Midrange… hear lifelike vocals, crystal clear cymbals and crispy hi-hats M-100’s explosive sound is created by: 50mm Dual-Diaphragm Driver (Patent-Pending): Inner and outer rings separate the bass from bleeding into the mids and highs Master Crafted Materials: More expensive driver and components than peer headphones at this price range Modern Audiophile Tuning: Crowdsourced alongside the producer and audiophile community to fine tune the sound and ergonomics Analog Noise Isolation: Naturally cut out the distractions of jet engines, crying babies and crowd noise No Batteries or Artificial Processing: Powerful, pure sound without the two extra digital-to-analog conversions of battery powered headphones that pollute the purity of your music Minimal sound leakage: Immersive sound for you without bothering others Consistent Driver Quality: The spectacular Crossfade sound is quality tested at 6 frequencies to maintain stricter consistency than the competition, often by an order of magnitude Military-Grade Durability – The M-100 is built to last with a steel frame, aircraft grade metal shields, and STEELFLEX headband that fortify this exquisite headphone design with Military-Level MIL-STD-810G test standards. M-100 will survive 70+ drops on concrete from 6 feet, extreme high and low temperatures, humidity, salt spray, and UV exposure. The Kevlar reinforced cables can bend up over 1 million times which is up to one hundred times the industry standard. Durability: Built to Last “One of my top passive on-the-go headphones of choice, for both its sound and durability” -Head-Fi Founder, Jude Virtually Indestructible STEELFLEX Headband Steel Frame and Interchangeable Aircraft Grade Metal Shields Exoskeleton Form-Fitting Case Tested Beyond Military-Level Quality MIL-STD-810G Test Standards Kevlar Reinforced Cable/Plug Bend: Cables and 45-degree plug can bend over 1 million times (100x industry standard) Concrete Drop: Survives 70+ drops on concrete from 6 feet (10x industry standard) Headband Bend: Steelflex can bend 10+ times flat Environmental: High and low temperatures, humidity, salt spray and UV exposure Comfort, Customization, Style “V-MODA started the idea of fashion headphones in 2004…” -Stereophile + Innerfidelity Editor, Tyll Inspired in Italy, Styled in Hollywood: Stylish colors and metal beats plastic headphones 4+ Years of Ergonomic R&D: Resulted in an ergonomic headband and hexagon shape that contours to the natural lines of your facial features and minimizes gaps Supple BLISS Memory Foam Cushions: Naturally forms to your ears to provide ergonomic comfort and noise isolation for extended listening sessions Optional Custom Shield Kits: Laser engrave your logo, favorite team or change your shield color Optonal Cables & Ear Cushions: Choose from a variety of color and feature options so that you have a different headphone than everybody else Ultimate Versatility – Beyond its superb fidelity and tank-like durability, V-MODA includes an array of extra features that empower M-100 users with a complete listening experience for travel, music production, DJing, gaming and more. The Swiss-like CliqFold hinge precisely folds the headphones into the impossibly small Exoskeleton case with a v-strap system to organize the included cables and ¼” adapter. M-100 features dual inputs so a DJ can mix two sources at the same time or share the music by daisy chaining other headphones. The unused input can be sealed with the patent pending V-CORK to accurately balance the sound and prevent corrosion. The re-optimized SpeakEasy Mic cable is tuned for voice recognition even in the noisiest environments and works with all 3.5mm smartphones and tablets including Apple, Android, Windows, Kindle and Blackberry while the extended SharePlay audio cable allows you to share your music with a friend. The optional BoomPro professional-grade boom mic is made for gaming and Skype while the CoilPro locking extended coiled cable allows DJs and musicians to reach further. Modern music enthusiasts can further customize their M-100 with the Matte Black Metal, Shadow or White Silver colors and a selection of shield colors which can be customized through V-MODA’s laser engraving service with virtually any logo, text or a variety of select designs. Portable Exoskeleton Case “First full-size, audiophile-friendly headphone we’ve seen that you can really take anywhere” -Sound + Vision CliqFoldtm Hinge: Swiss-like hinge mechanism precisely folds the headphones into the impossibly small exoskeleton case (patent pending) V-STRAP System: Organize included cables and 1/4″ adapter via the V-STRAP system inside the exoskeleton case, with extra room left over for your USB Flash Drive and Fader earplugs Carabiner: Safely clip your headphones on the outside of your bag for quick access Detachable Cables: Make the Call. Share the Vibe. Dual Inputs & V-CORK: Mix two sources at the same time or daisy chain headphones with your friends; the included V-CORK seals & protects the unused input SpeakEasytm Mic Cable: Specially tuned for voice recognition and calls in the noisiest environments, the button control universally works with all 3.5mm smartphones and tablets including Apple, Android, Windows, Kindle and Blackberry SharePlaytm Audio Cable: Share your music on a ride or DJ tandem without adapterss Optional BoomProtm, CoilProtm & 3-Button Cables: Extend your functionality with a professional-grade boom mic for gaming and Skype, a locking extended coiled cable for musicians or a 3-button mic cable for Apple in a variety of colors M-100 Features • 50mm Dual-Diaphragm Drivers (patent pending) • No batteries or artificial sound processing • CLIQFOLD folding hinge (patent pending) • Dual Inputs with V-CORK seals (patent pending) • Form fitting Exoskeleton case • Two Kevlar-reinforced cables • Universal SpeakEasy microphone cable for Apple iPhone, iPad, Android and Windows devices • SharePlay extended audio cable and ¼” adapter • Compatible with locking CoilPro, BoomPro Mic and 3-button mic cables (sold separately) • Two year warranty, lifetime 50 percent immortal life program and V-MODA Six-Star Service MIL-STD-810G and V-MODA Quality • Survives 70+ drops on concrete • Virtually indestructible SteelFlex Headband • Minimal sound variances from unit to unit checked along six parts of the sound curve versus 10-30dB+ of competing products • Kevlar-reinforced detachable cables and 45-degree plug strain relief can each bend more than 1 million times, over 100x industry standards • MIL-STD-810G environmental tests including high and low temperatures, humidity, salt spray and UV exposure The Crossfade M-100 is available now at V-MODA.com John Kiser Awesome looking headphones and love the composition, design, materials and all of it except for…. the price seems overtly expensive….