V-Moda’s Updated Crossfade 2 Wireless Headphones
Although the brand new version of the V-Moda’s Crossfade headphones is a highly awaited product, the question in contention is whether the improvements are as effective as they claim to be. With new dimensions to sound and product quality, will this latest piece of gadget stand up to its expectations or fail to make an impression?
The original V-Moda’s Crossfade Wireless headphones were the resultant of a basic idea. It simply meant choosing the most popular Crossfade headphones of the time and snipping the cords off. Now that the new version of V-Moda is doing the rounds, a lot of us are wondering what could possibly be different about the Crossfade 2 Wireless. Let us find out!
To put it in simple terms, the brand new Crossfade 2 Wireless keeps the familiar Crossfade design intact while adding new drivers and ear cushions to it. The second significant addition is the battery life that is seemingly much better than the original version. Now, who wouldn’t want better battery life? This definitely seems to be worth the wait! What else is new?
We are being told that the sound quality of the new Crossfade 2 Wireless is much better. What makes it better though? On reviewing the headphones, it is not difficult to find out that the new drivers have been added to enhance sound quality and the ear cushions are specifically meant to block out external noises for an improved hearing experience.
Whether these changes actually offer better sound experience than the original headphones is a verdict that can be passed only after an in-person test.
At 309g, the Crossfade 2 Wireless weighs more than the original that weighed around 292g. This difference in weight is defended by V-Moda by referring to the 15% larger battery in the latest version that is designed to last a whopping 14 hours. For an everyday user, it is challenging to keep pace with battery requirements. A red, blinking battery on our headphones is the last thing that we want to look at. Considering how important battery life is to a music enthusiast, this minor difference in weight does not seem that big a deterrent to making a purchase.
Yet another remarkable feature is the fact that the new headphones can be used in the wired mode, if the battery dies, without compromising a single bit on the audio quality.
Yet another feature that the new Crossfade 2 Wireless headphone is reported to be equipped with is the Bluetooth aptX audio. However, this feature is only available in the rose gold model that is priced at $350. This price is $20 more than what the standard black-and-white version stands at).
Whether this feature is worth the additional $20 is a relative subject since the requirements varies from person to person.
- Price factor
The latest version has a slightly elevated price, starting at around $30 more than their original version. The change in price is directly related to the additional features and also the fact that it is a brand new launch in the market. Will users take to this price or will it witness a massive failure? It is still an ongoing speculation.
In technical terms, the enhancements are not as exciting as they seem to be since the improvements are minor changes to the original version. It is still hard to figure out whether this piece of gadget can justify the change in price or not. However, there is no denying the fact that better audio quality, enhanced comfort with regard to ear cushions and a superior battery life could be quite fetching to an everyday user. These could very well be deal-breaking factors!