It wasn’t too long ago that V-Moda was known for its stylish and good-sounding in-ear-canal headphones, but the company now offers a couple standout full-size headphones. The $199 around-the-ear Crossfade LP (right), available in black/chrome, white/chrome, red/black, gunmetal/black, or black/purple, offers a bass-heavy sound and significant isolation. It’s also available in a limited edition LP2 version that offers slightly more-balanced sound and a minimalist design, and an LP Custom version that lets you choose the colors and even the design on the LP’s metal earpiece “shields.”
The more-compact $229 Crossfade M-80 (left) is an on-ear model that still provides surprisingly good noise isolation, along with more-balanced sound than the Crossfade LP, in a tiny package that’s built like a tank. You can purchase additional earpiece shields for the M-80, sporting either V-Moda’s stock designs or one of your own.
Both models include a hardshell carrying case, two detachable cables with the inline remote/mic module, and a two-year warranty.