V-MODA Crossfade 2 Wireless Codex Edition review

A popular Audio manufacture brand V-MODA, has introduced its latest mid-range headset V-MODA Crossfade 2. It come with a 50mm dual-diaphragm driver, 32Ω impedance, -42dB @ 1kHz microphone sensitivity, 100dB @ 1kHz 1mW speaker sensitivity, SpeakEasy 132cm (52”) cable length, and Military-level durability meeting MIL-STD-810G testing Guidelines.

Box Content

  • Crossfade 2 Wireless
  • Exoskeleton Carry Case
  • Carabiner Clip
  • Aramid Fiber-Reinforced SpeakEasy™1-Button Microphone Cable
  • Micro USB Cable
  • Gold Plated 1/4″ Pro Adapter
  • 1-Year Warranty
  • Immortal Life Replacement Program

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Design and Comfort

V-MODA Crossfade 2

In terms of comfort, this headset come with a lightweight design. The headband strip and earcups is connect with a click-fold hinges. Which make it an great choice for travellers, DJs, gym goers, and others. Also, Padded steelflex headband and large memory foam cushions provide adequate support. The ear cushions have small cutouts to improve air circulation in the wagon leather wrap.

Furthermore, V-MODA designers and engineers focused on the look and feel of the carrying case. Which has airflow vents on each side. However, this isn’t just glamorous, it lets your headphones air out even when in the case. It also come with a fastened elastic band for storing the included headphone cable.

Durability and longevity aside, customization is one of the primery selling points of V-MODA headphones. Like most headphones, you have control over the general color palette such as black, black / rose gold and white. Moreover, you can also choose the shield material and color; Screw material. And what accessories you want to include. Not just for traveller and DJs, it also uses in Games. Gamers can use this headset in wired mode for any console with 3.5mm input. The V-MODA offers a compatible BoomPro X microphone that should slightly improve the quality of the microphone compared to the headset’s embedded mic.

The V-MODA Crossfade 2 Wireless and Crossfade 2 Wireless Codex Edition look very similar. But, the Codex Edition is significantly more expensive than the standard wireless model. This is responsible for AAC and aptX support, but otherwise, the headsets share many premium features.

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Audio Performance

V-MODA Crossfade 2

The V-MODA Crossfade 2 has a brilliant audio output, thanks to 50mm dual-diaframe drivers with a CCAW voice coil engineered in Japan. CrossFed 2 Wireless Codex Frequency Response for pleasing sound to almost all customers. The hardware specification aside, the high and trouble performance is clear and detailed and the mids look quite explosive. The singer is perfectly physical and dynamic. Coming to bass, boosted bass adds more omph to your music. Which can make listening to midrange notes (400-600Hz) in already mixed tracks a little harder to make bass notes louder than all the others. In general, though, this is a pretty typical and offensive sausage.

In addition, Crossfade 2 produces wireless audio that can delight even the most discerning sound engineer with clean, deep bass, vivid mids and a huge 3D sound stage. Experience your music as if you’re actually there and in certified high-res audio when wired.

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Battery

V-MODA Crossfade 2

Talking about its battery life, the 430mAh battery provides 14 hours of play time. Which is not the best compare to other non-active noise canceling (ANC) headsets like Skullcandy Crusher or Jabra Elite 45h. You can quickly charge the Crossfade 2 Wireless Codex Edition: 30 minutes of charging provides four hours of playback. A full charge cycle via microUSB takes two and a half hours.

Connectivity

To connect the wireless codecs to your phone, you need to turn on the headset & open the Bluetooth settings in your phone. Your phone will detect a V-MODA headset and connect immediately once you tap its title from your smartphone.

CrossFed 2 Wireless Codex supports Bluetooth Multipoint, so you can connect up to two devices simultaneously. What’s more, aptX and AAC codec support means that there is virtually zero receptive wireless lag when listening wirelessly. Again, if you subscribe to a lossless streaming service like Apple Music, Amazon Music or Tidal. You can always tackle the 3.5mm aux cable included for some high-resolution audio quality.

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Verdict

The V-MODA Crossfade 2 Wireless Codex is one of the most durable headsets you can get. And you will enjoy this unique headset as long as you are fine with sub-par battery life & expensive price tag.

The CrossFed 2 Wireless Codex is available in certain regions for less than $ 300 USD. Which is a significant markdown from the original $ 349 USD price. This headset has its drawbacks: V-MODA is not a mobile application. Which means that the headset will not receive simple features like firmware updates or software EQ. This means that you are stuck with the default sound or left on your own devices.

FAQ

What should you get instead of the V-MODA Crossfade 2 Wireless Codex Edition?

If you want a robust headset with excellent sound quality, even more Bluetooth codecs and mobile app that works on iOS & Android. We recommend the Shure AONIC 50. It costs 299 USD, though it often goes to promotions, and a solid microphone with good sound cancellation. You charge it with a USB-C cable and it lasts longer than the Crossfade 2 Wireless Codex Edition (~ 20 hours). For phones without a headphone jack, the USB-C port can double as an audio passthrough for USB-C listening. If you want something like this but want something a little cheaper, consider Shure AONIC 40 instead.
The Sennheiser MOMENTUM 3 Wireless is another Bluetooth voice-cancelling headset with excellent build quality. It doesn’t have the same MIL-STD-810 G-rating as the V-MODA’s headset. But the leather headband, plush ear cups and metal hinges will give you confidence when using it. This also makes a surprisingly good headset if you like bass and you can EQ the sound in the smart control app.

Who should get the V-MODA Crossfade 2 Wireless Codex?

 DJs and anyone who is rough with their stuff will benefit from a steelflex headband that can withstand at least 10 cases of a flat crush. Each headset undergoes MIL-STD-810G testing to ensure durability.
Audio enthusiasts on the go will appreciate that this headset supports two high-quality Bluetooth codecs. Those who enjoy better things should play in V-MODA’s virtual customization module. When you customize your cans before checkout, the plate is one of the precious metals in the range. From there you will find various colors, platinum, sterling silver and in addition 14K gold.

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