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Say what you will about the's high price, but it seems to have paved the way for other companies to release more expensive headphones. Case in point: the new , which carries a list price of $500. That makes it $49 less than the AirPods Max and it comes with a traditional carrying case, as opposed to .
I really liked($350), which feature clean, well-balanced sound and appeal to audiophiles, and this is the wireless noise-canceling version of that model. I haven't heard the M-200 ANC yet, but will let you know how it sounds -- and compares to the AirPods Max -- as soon as I get my hands on a review sample. Like other V-Moda headphones, the shields on the ear cups are customizable at the company's website.
Here are the M-200 ANC's key specs, according to V-Moda.
V-Moda M-200 ANC features
- 40mm drivers with neodymium magnets and copper-clad aluminum wire coils
- Hybrid active noise canceling, adjustable in the V-Moda app
- Bluetooth 5.0
- Bluetooth audio codecs: Qualcomm aptX HD, AAC, SBC
- Mobile app for customizing sound through different EQ profiles and to adjust noise-canceling levels
- Up to 20 hours of wireless playback on one charge with ANC activated (10 minutes of charging gets you 90 minutes of extra playback)
- Voice assistants: Google Assistant or Siri
- Charging: USB-C
- Frequency response: 10-40,000Hz (Hi-Res Audio certified in wired mode)
- Adjustable headband with a steel core coated in 100% PU leather
- Artificial (vegan) leather earpads with 3D memory foam adhere magnetically and are replaceable
- Detachable cables: Audio Only Cable added when zero latency is required
- Weight: 320 grams (11.3 ounces)
- Warranty: One year, plus Immortal Life Replacement Program
- Exoskeleton carry case
- Shield customization: Choose from a variety of aluminum shield colors with initials or a design laser engraved
- Price: (£370 or AU$650 converted)
- Ships in six to eight weeks