Headphone Zone Face Off: Comparing The V-MODA Crossfade LP² & The Beats By Dr. Dre Mixr

by Nausheen Shaikh May 08, 2015

In today's face off, we have two heavy weight contenders. These veteran DJ headphones have been endorsed by various DJs worldwide.  

The V-MODA Crossfade LP² vs The  Beats by Dr. Dre - Mixr.

How will they fare against each other? Read on and find out!

Comparing Design:

V-MODA Crossfade LP²: Named the Headphone of the Year in 2012, these over-ear headphones are built like a tank. The trademark V-MODA military grade materials have been used in its construction. These over-ear headphones have a super bendable STEELFLEX headband, Kevlar-reinforced cables (two different lengths) and come with an exoskeleton formfitting case. It can withstand high and low temperatures, humidity, salt spray and UV exposure.

The headphones also come with interchangeable shields that can be laser-engraved in whatever design you'd like so that each can is unique to its owner. You can switch these out for regular shields whenever you'd like to.

They're also really comfortable, the memory foam air cushion makes them extremely so.

The main points of difference between the Crossfade LP² and Crossfade M-100 is that the LP²  does not have Dual Inputs and lacks the unique Cliqfold™ Hinge that M-100 has.

Beats by Dr. Dre - Mixr: These on-ear headphones have been made in collaboration with the highly acclaimed spinmaster and DJ, David Guetta . They are lighter than the Crossfade LP² and are also more portable as they can be folded easily. These attractively designed headphones also comes with an extra coiled cable that isn't provided with the Crossfade LP². 

However, the on-ear design does make them less comfortable than the over-ears. 

Comparing Sound

V-MODA - Crossfade LP²: In these headphones, the bass is pronounced and vibrant and the midrange is vivid. Like all other V-MODAs the cymbals are crystal clear and vocals are lifelike. They also have an immersive 3D soundstage and fairly impressive analog noise cancellation. The sound leakage is also minimal.

The large 40mm driver unit is also noticeably larger than the Mixr's which allows them to produce far more powerful bass than the other.

Beats by Dr. Dre - Mixr: These headphones also emphasize the bass and are one of the loudest Beats headphones out there. There is limited separation between the bass and the rest of the sound. The loudness does tend to be a little overpowering.

However, there’s a good width to the sound, and the smooth, rich mids and treble are very easy on the ear.

 

Verdict

The V-MODA Crossfade LP² is recommended for its superior sound along with strong and comfortable build quality.

The  Beats by Dr. Dre - Mixr on the other hand, is more portable than the former. For Beats loyalists, these headphones are a significant sound upgrade from the popular Solo and Solo HD headphones.

 

What headphones are your favourite? Do let us know in the comments below!

Do  #AskHeadphoneZone or Schedule an Appointment if you have any further queries and check out the Buying Guide for more information!

 

If you liked this article, you may also like:  Headphone Zone Face Off: Comparing The Audio Technica ATH-M50x & The Sony MDR-7506

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