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Enjoy immersive listening with these V-MODA Crossfade headphones. The 50mm dual-diaphragm drivers deliver clear, high-quality full-range sound, and the ergonomically designed headband and lightweight components provide comfort for long hours of use. Collapse these shadow V-MODA Crossfade headphones via the CliqFold hinge, and fit them in the included exoskeleton case for convenient portability.

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    What's Included

    • 1/4" 24K Gold Pro adapter
    • 2x V-CORK to protect unused outputs
    • ExoSkeleton hard case with carabiner clip
    • Owner's manual
    • SharePlay audio cable
    • SpeakEasy 1-button microphone cable
    • V-MODA Crossfade M-100 Over-the-Ear Headphones
    • V-MODA sticker

    Ratings & Reviews

    Overall Customer Rating:
    95% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (118 out of 125)


    Over-the-ear design

    Withstands a wide range of environmental conditions, including high and low temperatures, humidity, salt spray and UV exposure. Ergosoft foam ear cushions ensure lasting comfort.

    50mm dual-diaphragm drivers

    Constructed from master-crafted materials, feature inner and outer rings that separate the bass tones from the mids and highs for clean, detailed sound. Audiophile tuning for optimal audio and ergonomics.

    Analog noise isolation

    Blocks distractions for immersive listening. Minimal sound leakage for pure audio.

    Dual inputs and V-CORK

    Allow you to mix two sources at the same time or daisy-chain headphones with your friends. V-CORK seals and protects an unused input.

    SpeakEasy microphone cable

    Offers easy hands-free calling. With one-button control, you can manage functions on mobile phones and tablets that feature a 3.5mm connector.

    SharePlay audio cable

    Lets you share music or DJ in tandem. A 1/4" 24K Gold Pro adapter enables flexible connectivity.

    Cable/plug bend

    ARAMID fiber-reinforced cable for optimal strength. Surpasses MIL-STD-810G test standards.

    Folding design

    The CliqFold hinge precisely folds the headphones into a small exoskeleton case for portability.

    Customer rating

    Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 125 reviews

    would recommend to a friend

    Expert rating

    Rating 4.2 out of 5 stars with 19 reviews



    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Better than products three times its asking price


      The V-Moda Crossfade M-100s are simply the best headphones that you can get in this price range. You don't need to read the rest of the review; just accept the fact that these will be the last headphones you ever buy. For the rest of you that are still reading this, I hope to be helpful. Let's walk through our first interaction with these amazing cans. Appearance: Beats have long been the most attractive headphones available, due to their bright colors, uniform appearance, and overall lack of ugliness we are used to with over the ear headphones. The M-100s lack the brightness of the Beats headphones, but make up for this with a classy look and the fact that they just LOOK high quality. However, their great appearance can't be truly appreciated until you put them in your hands. Build Quality: These headphones are made of high quality materials and everything is 100% functional, from the headband to the leather material to the covers themselves. The hinges are unique and fold up to leave quite a small footprint for over ear headphones. On to the actual reliability of these headphones, it can be put quite simply. You will never break these unless you try to. That's it. These headphones can probably be used as a helmet substitute (slight hyperbole). If for some reason they get caught in the blast radius of a nuclear explosion and break, V-Moda will help you replace them at 50% off MSRP. It is very rare for a company to do that, and that proves that they are proud of their product. Features: Inside the extremely well packaged container, you will find the headphones, two auxiliary cables, a case, and some other unimportant oddities. The headphone cables are wrapped in kevlar (going back to build quality) and the leads at the end are extremely high quality. One of the ends are even set at a 45 degree angle, which helps prevent tugging and pulling on the cable to help save your device as well as the cable itself. One of the cables is shorter (3 feet I believe), orange in color, and has the inline pause/play button as well as a separate microphone attachment. I never use the microphone, but it does seem to be of decent quality. The other cable is twice as long, black in color, and has an inline splitter so a friend can listen in with their S@#*!y Apple Earpods. The semi-hard case that comes with the headphones is very nice, just like most high end cases are. I was able to put the headphones and the cable in very easily, with room to put a few other very small items inside. And now....le plat de resistance...Sound Quality: The sound quality is amazing. It is tough to believe that you can get crisp highs and insane bass response out of one set of headphones, but you can. These are by no means audiophile headphones, but if you were an audiophile you wouldn't be reading my consumer retail review. These are aimed at the average listener, and they excel in every aspect. You will fall in love with all of your music all over again. You will hear notes/rhythms/lyrics within songs that you have never heard before because the soundstaging ability of the M-100s is incredible. All of the drivers receive their proper signals, and you can finally listen to music the way it was meant to be listened to. I listen to everything from Classical to Reggae to my personal favorite, Rap/Hip-Hop (WU-TANG FOREVER) and I have never once been disappointed with the M-100s as far as sound quality goes. You simply cannot beat these at the price. The only way these headphones get better is if you hook them up to an amplifier. You will cry tears of joy because you will be more overjoyed than the day your first-born child came into the world (slight hyperbole). My Complaints: I have fairly large ears, and sometimes these headphones get uncomfortable after long periods of time. After an hour or so, I used to take them off to readjust, but I wear them so frequently now I no longer have that problem. The inline cable should have volume control. I have gotten used to settling for a temporary pause if I need to, but I think that this is a simple, easy detail that should not have been overlooked. The only way I could excuse it is if they could not build one that would be as reliable as the rest of the product, but I still want it. Noise leakage and noise isolation is excellent on these headphones and better than all that I can think of in its class, especially for passive noise cancelling, but I wish it were a little better. I usually listen to my music on max volume or near max volume, so most users will probably not have this problem. Overall: This is, in my opinion, the only option when it comes to headphones in the $300 and under range. It's tough to even draw a comparison, and the closest a product can probably come are Sennheiser Momentums or Pioneer HDJ-2000s. Both of those are excellent products if you simply have to have competitive options, but I believe the M-100s edge them out in nearly all categories, and blow them out of the looks category. I hope you all have enjoyed my first ever review, and I hope you found me informative in your decision. I wrote the review because it took me several months to pick a pair of headphones, because I enjoy champagne on a beer budget. These are by no means beer budget, but the value is off the charts. Thank you for reading, and good luck choosing (although the real choice has already been made) Overall Rating: 9.5 out of 10 (for the small aforementioned complaints)

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great sound quality, durability, and portability

      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member
      • Top 100 ContributorTop 100 Contributor

      I have owned many over-the-ear and on-ear headphones ranging from a pair of standard Sony models to Bose QuietComfort 15, QuietComfort 25, SoundTrue Over headphones, Beats Studio (2013, v2), Beats Mixr, and now these. Overall, these are the best sounding headphones I have ever owned. The bass is still there but the highs aren't harsh like with the Beats and the mids aren't drowned out like with the Bose headphones. Everything is more balanced despite the heavy presence of the bass. All genres of music sound really nice with these headphones. I haven't come across a single song that didn't benefit from the added bass, attention to highs, and attention to the mids. Pop, rock, metal, electronics, rap, etc. Every song sounds new when being played through these headphones. The M-100s are also very durable. All exposed audio cables are reinforced with Kevlar which helps against pinching and breaking while the headphones themselves are made out of metal. Despite their construction, these are still lighter than the plastic Beats Studios (2013) and only ~60 grams heavier than the really light Bose QuietComfort 25s. They are extremely comfortable to wear though the provided earpads touched the tops and bottoms of my ears. My ears weren't being pressed in, it's just that the pads were touching them. That kind of bothered me so I ended up buying the XL pads (you can buy them from V-Moda or not, they are only $20) and those have made these headphones even more comfortable. The headband doesn't have much padding but I've found it to be on par with the Bose QC25s, better than the Beats Studio (2013) headphones. You can even customize the M-100s with your choice of two different audio cords (black and gray) for $15 each, gray earpads ($15 for standard, $20 for XL), and the metal plates covering the outer earcups are available in a variety of colors and you can even have V-Moda put a custom logo on them. You can tell that these headphones were made with the audio community in mind while also appealing to the general public (i.e. the Beats/Bose crowds). They are more durable than any Beats/Bose headphones while providing much more detailed and better sound quality. Their stereo separation is top notch as well. I can hear whenever an instrument is being played further away from the recording microphone. It's especially evident with drum cymbals. My only complaint is that V-Moda didn't include a noise canceling mode with these. I would have liked it if V-Moda added a noise canceling mode to the M-100s so that I could use them as-is for most of the time and then switch them over to noise canceling (while inherently reducing audio quality) for those few times I am flying on a plane. Other than that, these really are stellar headphones. Just do yourself a favor and buy the XL earpads if you are having initial comfort issues. Those help relieve the pressure from the headband (which isn't much) while giving your ears some room to breath.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      These cans blow my mind


      I'll start by saying that I've worked for Best Buy for over a decade and I never write reviews. There are few toys I haven't played with to a verdict or owned. Because of this, I annoy myself at how uneasily impressed I am. Headphones are my pet hobby. I have owned Sennheiser HD595, Etymotic ER4, Shure SE315, Klipsch S4, others that escape me now, dedicated amp/DAC, lossless codecs, blah blah blah, so I'd safely put myself in upper-enthusiast category. I save the term audiophile for a different breed. Stewing over this pair for a while, since I could never try them in a store and finally ordered them. The only contender was the Sennheiser Momentums, which I have heard and loved. All of my previous cans have left SOMETHING to be desired. Impedence too high for portable devices, comfort, versatility of use and music styles, build quality, ugly as sin (low on my list of importance), etc. Start with the important stuff. They are sensitive enough to pair up to a mobile device without sacrificing. They have a wide soundstage, buttery mids, tight punchy low-end, and crystalline upper range. These are not neutral enough to be classified 'audiophile', which for most people is not bad thing. I haven't found a genre or style they don't own faithfully, but they similarly offer a liveliness that I think even the most snotty of purists would have a hard time admitting they don't love. I haven't taken these off for 3 hours as of this review and they're still more than comfortable. To avoid repeating verbatim the features and specs already listed so I'll just say their build quality is probably sufficient for an accident prone Navy SEAL, but I work in a retail store and go to the gym (occasionally) so check the durability box. I don't care too much what my headphones look like. Okay now I do. I got the Shadows and the I'm not sure if function follows form or vice versa but they have swagger. Headphones are not jewelry in my mind but there's an industrial, post-apocalyptic aesthetic to these I can't get enough of. For me, there is not a single characteristic in a pair of cans I didn't get delivered on and then some with the V-Moda M-100 Crossfades.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Spectacular sound! Great for bassheads

      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I have been previously using bose ie2s (which is prettyyy awesome for a regular pair of headphones) and non-expensive headphone in the past.(not an audiophile). While checking out some cans at bestbuy I noticed that sony's xb950ap on display did have great bass response but the high frequencies seemed slightly harsh and overall sound was muddy as compared to Bose's QC25(which lacked bass for my liking). So sony incited my interest but after extensive research online and going through 1000s of reviews I finally took the plunge with V-moda m100 (though initially I felt they were slightly overpriced for the overall sound quality after reading reviews but thinking that I would save money in the long run by not having to replace it due to its durability and also that I had 60 dollars worth of bestbuy rewards from prior purchases, I went for it what the heck :D ). Here are my 2 cents on its pro's and cons: PROS: Sound was really spectacular from what I had heard earlier or expected, even compared to bose QC25 it more punchy with crystal clear bass and treble, mids were nice-not muddy. The soundstage is decent overall- not small ( from what I understand the closed cans usually have a smaller soundstage), try a few hans zimmer or indigo choras stuff on youtube to be blown away. Treble is not harsh at all, even at higher volumes. I would highly recommend it to any one looking for a decent(read-awesome) pair of headphones under 300 dollars, bass in not overpowering, they are REALLY a FUN pair of headphones, would make you listen to genres of music you haven't tried in the past. PS: It does required Burn-in time, I used random EDM playlist for 24hrs on high volume and since then the sound has been getting smoother gradually as time passes and bass seems to be more punchy, well defined. Also, my initial impression during 1st 30 mins of listening was kinda disappointing since the sound quality didn't seem to justify the price, but after burn-in time these babies sound amazing. I am glad I did not prematurely return these. CONS: My biggest complaint is lack of option to choose XL earpads from the get go. V-MODA SHOULD COME UP WITH A XL MODEL FOR THESE HEADPHONES!!!. Hope V-moda is listening since its been 2 years since the launch and this has been the single biggest complaint. Regular pad can hurt your ear after 4-5 hrs max , paper towel mods helps temporarily until you get your XL pads. SUMMARY: Awesome, Great looking and Sturdy pair of headphones, slightly expensive for price and built by by around 50 dollars. Great introductory pair of headphones for modern music-lovers( EDM, rock, hip hop genre) listeners and not for hardcore audiophiles which seem to be fixated on balanced sound since it definitely sounds bassy for their taste. It does pretty well on other genres like jazz and classical music but people with that kinda taste will probably be better off with sennheiser momentum. (In the meantime audiophiles can enjoy their amped Beats and Skullcandies, while we enjoy real music, buhahaha)

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Absolutely wonderful sound

      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I am blown away by how amazing these headphones sound. I am not an expert by any means, But I understand now why it is so important to have a good set of cans. I use these every chance I get. Because they sound better then any other option I have for audio. I actually have to upgrade some of my music now, because I have a lot of downloaded music and I can hear the low quality(lower bit rate/smaller file size) songs in a way that I have never heard before. I feel some of the price tag is for the ability to customize the headset, But that's okay because the sound is literally the best I have ever heard from headphones. AND they give you the option of custom printing your own logo on the plates on the side...I think that is pretty awesome. I bought these specifically for use with my PlayStation virtual reality headset. With the headset on, they are the most comfortable cans I have ever worn (the headset prevents them from putting full pressure on my ears, while still making a great seal), and mixed with the sound quality, I have fallen in love with them. When NOT using the PlayStation Virtual Reality headset, they get a little uncomfortable due to the fact that I wear glass's. ALL headphones are uncomfortable when you wear glass's. I would highly recommend the larger padded ear cups, as I am a small guy and I need to get the larger ear cups myself. But again, this is due to wearing glass's. Without them the headphones are fantastic for a smaller frame. they are smaller then I expected, and this was a pleasant surprise. But they are sturdy as heck. Mostly metal. Feel great. Really feel and look like you got your moneys worth. They 'creak' very little, which is very important to me. I believe the more I break them in the less noise they make when I move around. SUPER nice hard case. Instantly makes you think of batman's armor. Comes with a cool cable that has another headphone jack built into the cable itself, so you can plug someone in to what you are listening to at any time. I really like that. I seriously cannot compare them to much. But I can say they are worth every penny. I am extremely happy with my purchase. They also have a replacement plan. If I break them for any reason, send em back and get another pair for half price. I am good with that. I have ONLY one negative point. The cables from the ear cups to the bottom of the headband are on the outside of the frame, due to the design. I'm sure you can see this in the photos online, but I didn't notice it at time of ordering. This creates a weak point. if the ear cup gets spun around 180 degrees with enough force, it could definitely damage the internal connection.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Dare I say...

      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I thought I would have to wait until next Tuesday, Dec. 15th, which was the actual expected delivery date but to my surprise, they shipped out last night and I just received these today. I tried them out during my lunch break and already had the XL ear pads handy which I purchased from another vendor prior to ordering the headphones. Mind you, swapping out the pads was a tad bit more difficult than I originally anticipated, but definitely worth it. Increased the comfort level to a 10 from an 8-ish. Okay, so my first impression of the headphones in person was love at first sight. I was shocked at how superbly beautiful the packaging was. The box is surprisingly heavy, mind you. Also, I couldn't bear to cut the little red ribbon that's keeping the contents from being immediately accessible. Note, I'm not sure if they made it like that but as soon as I tugged on the ribbon a little, it came undone. Moving along... I undid the snap button and flipped the lid open. There were a couple of logo stickers, the user manual, and a little accessories booklet inside of a sealed plastic sleeve. A one-sided sponge on top of the exoskeleton case and on the bottom. Inside the case was the headphones and 1 cable secured to each side of the case. The headphones look and feel sturdy, like, they were meant to last years. Due to being super clumsy, I'm just relieved that I won't be dealing with a plastic headband or plastic sidings. The headband against the top of my head was comfortable. After 10 minutes, I didn't even feel it anymore and after changing the ear pads, it felt like clouds were hovering over my ears. So as far as presentation, comfort (after changing the ear pads#, and build goes, I give this a 10/10. I've only tried listening to music through this using my phone #Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge), but even then, the sound was clear and very rich. I'm not an audiophile so I can't tell you highs to lows. I do know one thing though. I'm not sure if this is appropriate or not, so if it's not then please let me know... I had the volume at low and gradually turned the volume up thinking that this wasn't so bad bass-wise, but as soon as I went past mid volume. Only think I could say was, oh, my wow... My heart started racing and I could feel myself getting excited. I'm not exaggerating even a smidge. It's probably crazy to say that this was one of the most intense sensations I've ever experienced, but it was. All in all, sound wise, I give it a 10/10. I can't wait to go home to try these out with my Xbox ONE. I'm hoping the sound from the FPS and RPG games I play turn out to be just as flavorful as from my phone. Happy searching!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Incredible Sound, Amazing Quality

      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      I researched a new set of headphones for months and decided on these before I'd ever even tried a pair on. Luckily I was able to find a physical pair to try out and, 10 seconds after pumping some music through them, I was sold. These sound amazing.. even moreso if you're a bass-head or enjoy making listening to your music more "fun." The sound is very accurate and presents the broadest range of tonality I've ever hear from a set of headphones. What's even better is that they aren't gigantic cans. They are a very reasonable (almost smallish) size for the sound and bass they produce. Which, coupled with they folding design and provided case, makes them very portable. The only minor nick at all to my ratings is comfort and that is only because I wear these for 4-5 hours at a time and I haven't quite broken them in yet so the overall pressure exerted on my head is noticeable after 3 or 4 hours. The padding on the cups is very soft and they almost cover my entire ear making them very comfortable and providing excellent passive noise reduction. Swappable cords (with plenty of length) are an excellent feature as is the ability to buy custom plates for anyone who likes a personalized look. Are they pricey? Somewhat given other options that are out there BUT, try them on and hear for yourself. I can't recommend these incredible headphones enough.. if you're on the fence.. go for it!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Bass Head

      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      So I am not an Audiophile by any means, but I am a Bass Head. I like heavy bass and really don't care about the mids and dont mind the treble. I am a serious Beats fan and love the Beats Pro and the heavy Bass. I almost bought a pair of the old Beats Studio because they are on sale for $179.00, but instead I got a pair of the V Moda M100 instead. Pros; They are very comfortable and "Bass" heavy, you can feel the bass hit. They are compact and fit away nice and neatly in the protective hard case it came with. No plastic so they are made to last. cons: The pros from Beats may have a little more Bass but again you are shelling out $$ some serious cash and they are really not built to last with all the plastic. when wearing them on my neck they hit my chin and are not that comfortable.I can see my self enjoying these head phones for a long time. I would recommend these to everyone over the beats, especially for the same price. Almost bought the new Beats studio over these V modas too, glad i didn't.they dont have the Bass that I need. good looking head phones but these V Modas are Awesome.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    What experts are saying

    Rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars with 19 reviews

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