DJ Magazine Headphone Of The Year: V-Moda M-100

By | Posted September 23, 2013
My favorite headphones in the whole wide world are also the favorites of the many DJ’s who were polled for the DJ Magazine’s...
My favorite headphones in the whole wide world are also the favorites of the many DJ's who were polled for the DJ Magazine's Tech Award for Headphone Of The Year. The 2013 DJ Magazine HOTY is none other than the V-Moda Crossfade M-100 Professional DJ Headphones. These headphones have phenomenal build quality, a folding hinge design, great sound quality, and customizable/removable shields for the earcups.

The M-100's have already received rewards from CNET and Sound & Vision earlier this year and the accolades just continue to grow. As soon as I put the M-100's on my head, I was in heaven. Be sure to check out our full HD-Video review to refresh your memory and peep the full press release below for more info on the achievement.

V-Moda Crossfade M-100 Headphones Video Review

Milano – September 4, 2013 – V-MODA, maker of the world’s finest headphones, is proud to announce yet another stellar accolade for the Crossfade M-100 headphones, DJ Mag’s Tech award for Best Headphone of the year. The latest award joins over the 10 Editors’ Choice awards, including CNET and Sound & Vision since it’s launch.

After many years of judging the categories with a live expert panel, this year DJ Mag crowdsourced the effort, turning to their millions of loyal readers and social network subscribers to put the votes in the hands of the most avid professional and aspiring DJs in the world. Participating brands submitted a video for the community to vote on. V-MODA’s entry demonstrated the many editor’s choice awards and hundreds of professional musicians and DJs actively using M-100 including AVICII, Paul Oakenfold, Erick Morillo, Empire of the Sun, Morgan Page, Funkagenda, NERVO, Sander Kleinenberg, Giorgio Moroder, to name a few.

“As a DJ, winning this award is truly a legendary accomplishment for V-MODA,” states Val Kolton, Chief Visionary Officer at V-MODA. “To design M-100, we tapped into the collective intellect of elite DJs, audiophiles and tech enthusiasts. The fact the award process was crowdsourced much in the same vein as the product was developed, truly validates that M-100 was developed by the people for the people to be versatile enough to win over DJs, audiophiles and lifestyle consumers alike,” added Kolton.

V-MODA - CoilPro

The compact M-100 adds unparalleled versatility and functionality to the best-in-class Crossfade series. Dual inputs allow the headphones to share music as well as act as a virtual on-the-go mixer, and the patent-pending V-CORK seals allow the discerning listener to perfectly balance the audio. The optional Coil Pro cable with locking mechanism allows extended freedom of up to 12 feet in the DJ booth. V-MODA continues to allow DJs to “endorse themselves” by customizing the headphone with its unique custom shield and laser engraving service that allows users to interchange the metal shields with an array of colors, DJ logos and even their own design.

M-100 Features

  50mm Dual-Diaphragm Drivers (patent pending)
  No batteries or artificial sound processing
  CLIQFOLD folding hinge (patent pending)
  Dual Inputs with V-CORK seals (patent pending)
  Form fitting Exoskeleton case
  Two Kevlar-reinforced cables
  Universal SpeakEasy microphone cable for Apple iPhone, iPad, Android and Windows devices
  SharePlay extended audio cable and ¼” adapter
  Compatible with locking CoilPro, BoomPro Mic and 3-button mic cables (sold separately)
  Two year warranty, lifetime 50 percent immortal life program and V-MODA Six-Star Service

MIL-STD-810G and V-MODA Quality

  Survives 70+ drops on concrete
  Virtually indestructible SteelFlex Headband
  Minimal sound variances from unit to unit checked along six parts of the sound curve versus 10-30dB+ of competing products
  Kevlar-reinforced detachable cables and 45-degree plug strain relief can each bend more than 1 million times, over 100x industry standards
  MIL-STD-810G environmental tests including high and low temperatures, humidity, salt spray and UV exposure

CoilPro Features and Specs

  Professional grade coiled cable for extended listening and DJ, music instrument, studio use
  Rugged metal casing with 24k gold plug
  47” cable length extends to 12’
  ¼” metal threaded adaptor
  Legendary Kevlar reinforced V-MODA cable quality withstands 1.2 million bends

  Compatibility: V-MODA Crossfade M-100 (with TwistLock), LP, LP2 and some 3.5mm (1/8”) input headphones including Beats Solo, Mixr, Studio, Skullcandy Aviator, Hesh 2 and Monster DNA.

The Crossfade M-100 is available for $310 in Matte Black Metal, Shadow or White Silver at which includes an extra set of personalized shields ($45 value). It is also available at Brookstone, Microsoft store, and fine retailers of headphones worldwide including Europe and Asia. High resolution images are available at V-MODA also sells CoilPro, an accessory for DJs that extends the lengthy of the cable up to 12’ and BoomPro, a hi-fi quality professional microphone, each of which are $30.00.

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