NEW YORK — Other than taking the honorable distinction of being VModa’s first over-ear headphones, the Crossfade headphones also have the pleasure of taking on Monster’s Beats by Dr. Dre in the “headphonesas- fashion” category.
“We see this as much of a fashion product as a headphone,” Val Kolton, CEO of V-Moda, said in an interview with TWICE last week. The Crossfades were initially released in three colors late in May and have already expanded with two new designs — black and purple, and red and black, each with a croc finish on the ear cups and headband.
Although this is V-Moda’s first official foray into the over-ear market, Kolton said the Crossfades were actually the company’s first design, but that it has taken them four years to get it exactly the way they wanted it.
These headphones were designed for the multi-purpose user, Kolton said, although they have gained popularity with DJs despite their lack of swiveling ear cups. The lack of swiveling — along with the lack of active noise cancellation — were done to keep the headphones lightweight. Other features of the Crossfades include 50mm drivers with the company’s patented dual-driver technology, and a three-button remote and microphone on a fabric cord.
“We like to create the greatest sound for the greatest amount of people, for the most popular music on the most popular devices,” Kolton said of VModa’s mission.
The Crossfades, which are currently available, have a $249 suggested retail. A hard carrying case is included, along with a fabric 3.5mm audio cable and 1/4-inch adapter.