‘Good design is a lot like clear thinking made visual’ – Edward Tufte
When something really premium and out of the box is designed by a company, it becomes the sole identity of that brand.
A masterpiece crafted beautifully to deliver an enthralling sound experience, the Crossfade LP/LP2 is one of the widely acclaimed flagships from V-MODA.
The former model i.e. LP has already been entitled as ‘Headphones of the Year 2012’ by USA today. Likewise, the LP2 has left no stones unturned in catching the ‘ears’ of listeners throughout the world.
So what’s so special about these headphones?
1 Concept & Design:
The Crossfade series of V-MODA, as a whole was created by collaborating the thoughts and ideas of over 50 renowned DJs and musicians all over the world.
Minimalism is the essence of design here. They have preferred the analog noise isolation naturally to omit out the usage of battery and artificial processing.
And the limited addition LP2 model had a plethora of customization options available starting from selecting the base metal, to uploading and applying your own design/logo on the earpiece shields.
Not only these monsters are amazing in solid design but they also outperform in terms of durability. The true reason for this is the choice of pure metal crafted hardware in favour of typical plastic.
Its Steelflex Headband is very much flexible and is particularly built to withstand a seriously high magnitude of abuse as one could possibly do to it.
Both the LP and LP2 (including the limited edition) are at par excellence in the delivery of best sound quality.
The mammoth 50mm dual diaphragm driver unit is so designed that the bass is banging yet crystal clear; clear enough that it doesn’t bleed into the vocals and highs while listening.
An outstretched frequency response from 5Hz to 30kHz is encapsulated in here so that you may have almost no glitch in hearing the most amazing and minute details in each of the three frequencies.
As daunting as these figures looks so is the earpiece design. The new V-Port V3 Airflow design system prevents the sound from leaking put in any form, thereby promising an immersive listening experience.
V-MODA provides a lot of extra bog boy toys onside the box especially for the limited edition version, which includes:
- Detachable Cables
- Exoskeleton carry case
- 1/4” jack extension
- Gunmetal Shield kit with extra screws and screwdriver*
- Carabiner clip*
- Cleaning cloth
- 2-year warranty
(* indicates the accessories included in limited edition version only)
4 Our Perspective:
- Design: 5/5
- Soundstage: 4.7/5
- Adaptability: 4.5/5
- Durability: 4.5/5
- User Experience: 4.5/5
Well you may not be explicitly able to find many reviews about the LP2, while there are a few countable ones regarding the LP, of which 99% are positive and satisfying.
Yet both the products are a perfect hearing material for audiophiles and geeks. Technically there is no difference between the LP and the LP2.
But unfortunately, as of now, V-MODA has made the provision of shipping only in the US for the customized limited edition version.
It shall be news of delight for design advocates of they provide the same via international shipping.
Yes it is a bit costlybut a true geek would somehow manage to adjust between his other needs and headphone budget 🙂