V-Moda is best known for trying to put style in its high-end headphones, offering solid audio quality with trend-complaint fashion-friendly designs defintely designed to appeal to the high-end shopper. Well, over-the-ear cans must be getting fashionable again: the company has just unveiled its V-Moda Crossfade LP headphones
“We created Crossfade LP to provide an epic sound that recreates the sensations of the best club systems with a distinct design that makes these an essential fashion accessory for all music lovers,” said V-Moda CEO Val Kolton, in a statement. “Our collaboration with the world’s top musicians and DJs helped us to create the ultimate over-ear headphones that raise the bar in sound, style and durability. When you put these headphones on, you feel like you just hit the dance floor of a rocking club in Ibiza.”
Stylistically, the Riviera set might be who V-Moda is targeting: the over-the-ear headphones are designed to be lightweight and offer a “tailored” fashionable fit without “unsightly caps,” all without feeling like they’re trying to crap your ears into the middle of your skull. V-Moda says they tested the design for four years, with the results being a tough frame, memory headband, and detachable Kevlar-reinforced cables.
The cans themselves feature a patent-pending 50mm dual-diaphragm driver and frequency response from 5 Hz to 30 kHz—yes, those are both beyond the typical range of human hearing, but audiophiles will tell you there can be a distinct difference in the quality of systems that just barely match the range of human hearing and those which exceed it, particularly with high-fidelity recordings. The phones tome with a detachable cable with a three-button remove control that can be used to control iPods, iPhones, iPads, and MacBooks, and also come with an “exoskeleton” carrying case for portability.
The Crossfade LPs will cost you: they’re on sale now at Apple stores and from V-Moda’s online store for $249.99. But they’ll be available in White Pearl, Phantom Chrome, and Gunmetal Black.