V-Moda Crossfade M-80 White Pearl Headphones Review
It is said that a pearl is considered one of the most precious jewels on earth. So it is not shocking that V-Moda’s latest version of the Crossfade M-80 headphones is aptly named the Crossfade M-80 White Pearl. The White Pearl M-80 is essentially the same headphones that were released last year, but with a new sleek look that will certainly pair nicely with your white iPhone, white Android smartphone, or white Windows Phone.
“We’re widening the appeal to fashionistas with an ‘ABCP’ philosophy, Anything But Circles and Plastic. Headphones have become an essential accessory like fine watches, shoes, and handbags and we feel you shouldn’t wear carbon-copy cheap plastic around your head.” – Val Kolton, CEO of V-Moda
V-Moda knows all to well that headphones not only need to sound good, but they need to look good too, and they will certainly attract fashionistas with this latest launch. The white M-80′s are not overbearing in size, and can be worn as a subtle addition to an outfit that will show off your audio cred. Overall, the M-80′s haven’t changed their sonics or their military grade construction, but the one aspect of the M-80′s that have been improved is the inclusion of two Kevlar SpeakEasy cables. The SpeakEasy cables will work with every mobile OS on the market. In particular, the 3 button SpeakEasy cable has a separate mic and 3-button control all on the same cable. The mic is located on the upper part of the cable near your mouth, and the controls are placed more towards the middle of the cable. This new feature with separate controls, reduces noise, and enhances your voice in noisy locations.
While the 3 button SpeakEasy cable works like a breeze with iOS devices, the 1-button SpeakEasy cable takes control of your Android, BlackBerry, and Windows Phones. The one button control gives you the power to control your audio and manage incoming calls, all with a press of a button while still maintaining your cool. Finally, a pair of headphones that plays nice with all mobile gadgets!
All in all, the M-80 White Pearl not only sound amazing but also look amazing. Being big fans of the black Crossfade M-80′s, we expected nothing less of the white pearl version. The fact that we are able to use it with our Windows Phone now is an extra bonus, and the separate mic with controls means incoming and outgoing calls sound better, while keeping you in touch with music and also having the ability to ignore phone calls with the press of a button.
So ladies, if you are looking for a stylish, but durable audio experience, the V-Moda White Pearl M-80′s could be your next go-to pair of headphones. It even comes with a matching white Exoskeleton hard case, which has shrunk and is more portable than ever. The V-Moda Crossfade M-80 White Pearl retails for $230.