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The first V-Moda reference studio headphones come for $ 350 this month

The M100 headphones from the V-Moda, later repeated with the Crossfade Wireless and Crossfade 2 Wireless, were a fantastic value and favorite with their audience due to their durability, bass-forward performance and customizable side plates. Today the company is introducing the M200 headphones, but these are not meant for your Spotify playlists and are not meant for regular consumers. They are professional headphones intended for musicians, composers, audio engineers, and so on. And if you have a Sony Walkman or DAC with high resolution with you, you are probably also part of the target market.

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V-Moda says that the M200 & # 39; s are "the first reference studio headphones ever" and that they are designed for a neutral, pure sound output "perfect for producers, musicians, and sound professionals." They are going to preorder today for $ 350 and will be shipped later this month.


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Because they are built for professional purposes, the M200 & # 39; s have a wired connection. They feature 50 mm drivers – "refined by Roland" (Roland acquired V-Moda in 2016) – with neodymium magnets and copper-clad aluminum wire speech coils for hi-res audio playback. The headphones are designed to capture the smallest nuances of audio, which is crucial for mixing and mastering.

V-Moda says they have larger, flatter ear cups compared to the Crossfade series; comfort is clearly crucial during long recording studio sessions. The weight distribution along the headband has been improved and is now more flexible to enable monitoring with one ear. As with other V-Moda headphones, the cushions are removable and replaceable, and V-Moda says it has also improved the sweat resistance of the headphones.

And as the company's tradition is, V-Moda offers numerous personalization options, including color printing, laser engraving and a selection of aluminum side plates that can be customized with your chosen logo or design.


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They can still be folded and neatly packaged in the redesigned, larger carrying case and are compatible with a range of cables with both built-in and external microphones in case you To do finally use them with your phone or answer a Skype call on a connected computer. The boom microphone from V-Moda is still one of my favorite gaming accessories, so it's nice to have that flexibility if you want.