Headphone Zone Face Off: Comparing The V-MODA Crossfade M-100 & The Beats by Dr. Dre Pro

by Nausheen Shaikh April 29, 2015 1 Comment

Audiophiles who desire an exemplary aural experience have long debated the benefits of buying the  V-MODA Crossfade M-100  over the  Beats by Dr. Dre Pro  and vice versa. Although similar in price levels, these headphones differ greatly from each other in terms of design and sound. 

In this edition of the Headphone Zone Face Off, we'll find out which model comes out on top.



Comparing Design:

V-MODA Crossfade M-100: These headphones are an over-ear DJ style pair that have been built to last for years. No plastic is involved and the Steelflex headband is virtually unbreakable, the cables are extremely durable and the headphone can withstand  harsh environments. 

It has an ergonomic shape that makes them very comfortable for long use. The headphones are a very attractive pair, having the option of customizing your shields. Lightweight and very portable, they also come with an exoskeleton form fitting case for ease of travel.

The closed back design with swiveling earcups also ensures very effective single-ear monitoring.

Beats by Dr. Dre Pro: The headphones are an over-ear pair created for sound mixing in a studio. The headphones are made of aluminium and steel making them thick and sturdy. They also have cushioned headbands and are very comfortable. This comfort doesn't compromise its style. 

The foldable earcups and coil cable are also very convenient.

However, they aren't as indestructible as the Crossfade M-100s and are heavier. 


Comparing Sound:

V-MODA Crossfade M-100: These headphones provide an insanely good sound experience with a clean deep bass, crystal clear cymbals and crispy highs. The 50mm dual diaphragm driver ensures that the bass doesn't bleed into the highs and lows. They have a wider frequency range of 5Hz to 30KHz. They have a passive noise isolation/reduction system that reduces background noise and naturally prevents sound from leaking out. 

The 3D immersive Soundstage also evokes the experience of a live performance. 

Beats by Dr. Dre ProThese headphones have a deep bassy sound and has been created with the aim of providing sound as it is heard by artists in the studio. They deliver a great mid rang and treble too. Another great feature of the Beats Pro is its active noise cancellation that allows you to easily listen to sound at lower volumes.

Although the Beats have better bass, they have less quality and extension. The mids and highs are better represented in the Crossfade M-100s. Also, they have lesser soundstage and instrument separation as compared to the former.


The V-MODA Crossfade M-100 is better than the Beats Pro in terms of overall sound quality, comfort and durability.

However, if you're a Beats loyalist and want the beat that Beats have to offer, go for the Beats by Dr. Dre. Pro


What do you think? Let us know ion the comments below!

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Nausheen Shaikh
Nausheen Shaikh

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Dj Remo Rosario
Dj Remo Rosario

January 17, 2016

Awesome headphone

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