V-MODA Crossfade LP2 Review

V-MODA Crossfade LP2


Build Quality









  • Extremely robust and well built
  • Fantastic sound quality
  • Superb value


  • Can be not as comfortable as competitors for long listening sessions
  • Require burn-in to truly get the full experience

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So you might be asking who is V-Moda? V-Moda is a high-performance audio manufacturer created and popularized by Val Kolton. You can read more about the history of V-Moda here.

In the mid 2000s, V-Moda worked with Apple on designing a line of headphones. Ever since this collaboration, V-Moda has taken off to be a staple for DJ’s and audio enthusiasts alike.

While the V-Moda Crossfade LP2 headphones might not be considered by some audiophiles, a lot of audio enthusiasts put them at the top of their lists.


The Crossfade LP2s are the baby brother of the Crossfade Wireless headphones. The LP2s are designed to pack a base punch and bring out the best of electronic music.

The headphones come equipped with dual-diaphragm 50mm drivers. These drivers have inner and outer rings that deliver impressive bass, mids and highs without overlap.

The V-Moda Crossfade LP2 headphones provide passive noise isolation. The noise isolation is created via the tight fitting headphone cushions. Speaking of the cushions, they’re made of extremely soft leather and very pliable foam.

However, the best upgrade you can make to the Crossfade LP2s is the XL cushions. The enlarged cushions add extreme comfort and plushness to the headphones.

They come equipped with a standard auxiliary connector, and it can be detached if needed. The LP2s come with 2 cables; 1 that is long without a microphone and controller, and 1 that comes with an inline microphone and controller. V-Moda also sells their BoomPro microphone that you can attached to the headphones for high-quality audio.

In addition to the cable, the V-Moda Crossfade LP2 headphones also come with a hard carrying case. The carrying case is a high quality hardshell exoskeleton case. It is lined with microfiber cloth on the interior and a rubberized coated exterior. It is big enough to fit your headphones and accessories.

What Do They V-Moda Crossfade LP2 Headphones Sound Like?

As I mentioned before, the V-Moda Crossfade LP2 headphones are designed around electronic music. When listing to this type of music, they really shine. Now, they still do sound very good even when listening to other genres of music.

The LP2s have strong bass that isn’t overpowering, while maintaining accurate highs and mids. The build quality of the drivers and ear cups is superb matching the quality of much much more expensive headphones.

The passive noise isolation is excellent and will definitely surprise you. Adding the XL cushions drops some of the passive noise isolation, but does increase the sound quality slightly. The sound quality is increased because your ears are in a different position (at least in my use case).

Final Thoughts

So are the V-Moda Crossfade LP2 headphones the best sounding cheap headphones? I guess it depends on what your definition of cheap is, but for under $150 these are easily the best headphones you can buy.

The Crossfade LP2s are a stunning value is every sense of the term. They have excellent build quality with all metal construction. The LP2s sound amazing compared to other, even higher priced headphones. They are perfect for anyone looking for headphones under $150.

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