V-Moda XS: Next-gen on-ear headphone is markedly improved
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V-Moda XS: Next-gen on-ear headphone is markedly improved

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[MUSIC] [MUSIC] V-Moda XS is a $200 on-ear headphone that's both comfortable to wear and sounds quite good. V-Moda XS is a $200 on-ear headphone that's both comfortable to wear and sounds quite good. It comes in the black you see here, as well as a white model. It comes in the black you see here, as well as a white model. And the face-plates on the ear cups are removable and can be customized. And the face-plates on the ear cups are removable and can be customized. I'm David Carnoy and V-Moda has spent a lot of time trying perfect the successor to it's popular cross state M-80 headphone. I'm David Carnoy and V-Moda has spent a lot of time trying perfect the successor to it's popular cross state M-80 headphone. At first glance the two models look a lot a like, but there are a few key differences. At first glance the two models look a lot a like, but there are a few key differences. For starters, the XS has the hinged headband that allows you to fold it up like the company's larger over the ear M-100. For starters, the XS has the hinged headband that allows you to fold it up like the company's larger over the ear M-100. Thanks to the new design, these headphones fit into a significantly smaller carrying case. Thanks to the new design, these headphones fit into a significantly smaller carrying case. It's nicely designed and comes with a carabiner so you can clip it onto your backpack if you want. It's nicely designed and comes with a carabiner so you can clip it onto your backpack if you want. The other big change is to the headband itself. The other big change is to the headband itself. It sits more closely against your head, particularly in the temple region. It sits more closely against your head, particularly in the temple region. Most on-ear and over-the-ear headphones have a gap there, but V-Moda's co-founder Val Kolton has made it a mission, and perhaps even an obsession, to close that gap. Most on-ear and over-the-ear headphones have a gap there, but V-Moda's co-founder Val Kolton has made it a mission, and perhaps even an obsession, to close that gap. The end result is a more comfortable headphone, and one that V-Moda thinks would also appeal to women due to the more form fitting design. The end result is a more comfortable headphone, and one that V-Moda thinks would also appeal to women due to the more form fitting design. While the XS may look like a clone of the old M-80, the V-Moda sound has evolved. While the XS may look like a clone of the old M-80, the V-Moda sound has evolved. The XS's sound is more neutral and natural, and takes the edge off harsh sounding recordings. The XS's sound is more neutral and natural, and takes the edge off harsh sounding recordings. At the same time resolution of fine detail is still quite good. At the same time resolution of fine detail is still quite good. In short the XS maintains just enough of V-Moda's Whittier base sound signature to keep the company's fans satisfied, but the XS will appeal to more audiophiles than the older model. In short the XS maintains just enough of V-Moda's Whittier base sound signature to keep the company's fans satisfied, but the XS will appeal to more audiophiles than the older model. It doesn't offer quite the refinement of the more expensive Beyerdynamic T 51 P, but it's still an excellent headphone that's certainly built and well designed especially for an on year model. It doesn't offer quite the refinement of the more expensive Beyerdynamic T 51 P, but it's still an excellent headphone that's certainly built and well designed especially for an on year model. I'm David Carnoy, and that's the V-Moda XS. I'm David Carnoy, and that's the V-Moda XS. Thanks for watching. Thanks for watching. [MUSIC] [MUSIC] [MUSIC] [MUSIC] V-Moda XS is a $200 on-ear headphone that's both comfortable to wear and sounds quite good. V-Moda XS is a $200 on-ear headphone that's both comfortable to wear and sounds quite good. It comes in the black you see here, as well as a white model. It comes in the black you see here, as well as a white model. And the face-plates on the ear cups are removable and can be customized. And the face-plates on the ear cups are removable and can be customized. I'm David Carnoy and V-Moda has spent a lot of time trying perfect the successor to it's popular cross state M-80 headphone. I'm David Carnoy and V-Moda has spent a lot of time trying perfect the successor to it's popular cross state M-80 headphone. At first glance the two models look a lot a like, but there are a few key differences. At first glance the two models look a lot a like, but there are a few key differences. For starters, the XS has the hinged headband that allows you to fold it up like the company's larger over the ear M-100. For starters, the XS has the hinged headband that allows you to fold it up like the company's larger over the ear M-100. Thanks to the new design, these headphones fit into a significantly smaller carrying case. Thanks to the new design, these headphones fit into a significantly smaller carrying case. It's nicely designed and comes with a carabiner so you can clip it onto your backpack if you want. It's nicely designed and comes with a carabiner so you can clip it onto your backpack if you want. The other big change is to the headband itself. The other big change is to the headband itself. It sits more closely against your head, particularly in the temple region. It sits more closely against your head, particularly in the temple region. Most on-ear and over-the-ear headphones have a gap there, but V-Moda's co-founder Val Kolton has made it a mission, and perhaps even an obsession, to close that gap. Most on-ear and over-the-ear headphones have a gap there, but V-Moda's co-founder Val Kolton has made it a mission, and perhaps even an obsession, to close that gap. The end result is a more comfortable headphone, and one that V-Moda thinks would also appeal to women due to the more form fitting design. The end result is a more comfortable headphone, and one that V-Moda thinks would also appeal to women due to the more form fitting design. While the XS may look like a clone of the old M-80, the V-Moda sound has evolved. While the XS may look like a clone of the old M-80, the V-Moda sound has evolved. The XS's sound is more neutral and natural, and takes the edge off harsh sounding recordings. The XS's sound is more neutral and natural, and takes the edge off harsh sounding recordings. At the same time resolution of fine detail is still quite good. At the same time resolution of fine detail is still quite good. In short the XS maintains just enough of V-Moda's Whittier base sound signature to keep the company's fans satisfied, but the XS will appeal to more audiophiles than the older model. In short the XS maintains just enough of V-Moda's Whittier base sound signature to keep the company's fans satisfied, but the XS will appeal to more audiophiles than the older model. It doesn't offer quite the refinement of the more expensive Beyerdynamic T 51 P, but it's still an excellent headphone that's certainly built and well designed especially for an on year model. It doesn't offer quite the refinement of the more expensive Beyerdynamic T 51 P, but it's still an excellent headphone that's certainly built and well designed especially for an on year model. I'm David Carnoy, and that's the V-Moda XS. I'm David Carnoy, and that's the V-Moda XS. Thanks for watching. Thanks for watching. [MUSIC] [MUSIC]

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