(wassuprockers) – Few designs are as iconic or immediately recognisable as V-Moda’s within the headphones marketplace, its hexagonal-shaped steel plates at the external were a characteristic of the corporate’s design for over the last decade, in large part made iconic via the Crossfade collection.
Now – greater than 3 years since we noticed the ultimate replace – V-Moda is again with the 3rd technology Crossfade Wi-fi.
The V-Moda Crossfade 3 Wi-fi takes on numerous the similar design and fabrics of its predecessor – the Crossfade 2 – however has provided the pair with extra succesful internals, and wider audio codec fortify.
Whilst the drivers turning in the audio have not modified in dimension, the 50mm drivers within the Crossfade 3 Wi-fi are claimed to supply “much more punch and affect”. The true development in audio is in wi-fi formats despite the fact that.
With aptX HD onboard, you’ll be able to get upper answer wi-fi audio than was once conceivable thru its predecessor, and with a stressed passive connection you continue to get fortify for Hello-Res Audio too.
The most important development is in battery lifestyles, which has now been greater as much as 30 hours playback (up from 14 hours at the Crossfade 2 Wi-fi), turning in longevity that sees the headphones cross toe-to-toe with the marketplace leaders.
V-Moda has additionally in the end added a USB-C charging port, pronouncing good-bye to the traditional micro USB that featured at the earlier fashions.
As for design, that is in large part the similar sooner than. The versatile steel scarf supplies a protected are compatible whilst huge reminiscence foam cushions be offering convenience and a passive seal towards ambient noise.
If there is one key spec lacking, it is ANC (Lively Noise Cancellation). Maximum flagship headphones at the moment do characteristic a type of ANC to be able to filter noises like teach and aircraft engines. V-Moda has opted by contrast for the Crossfade 3.
V-Moda Crossfade 3 Wi-fi is to be had from lately for $299, and ships in Matte Black, Gunmetal Black and Bronze Black colourways. Like earlier variations you’ll be able to additionally customize the ear-cup shields with color printing and laser engraving to lead them to distinctive to you.
Writing via Cam Bunton.