by Drishti Patel November 26, 2016

Wireless headphones have paved its way into our lives very swiftly. Thanks to Apple chopping off the 3.5mm jack, people are now demanding wireless headphones. Wireless sound is the foreseeable future of the headphone world. Rarely wireless headphones are able to match the sound output to the wired headphones. Today, we are comparing these headphones to find out who is leading the race.
V-MODA - Crossfade Wireless

V-MODA-Crossfade Wireless
Made for the Modern Audiophile
MRP Rs. 24,990/- 

Beats - Solo3 Wireless

Beats - Solo 3 Wireless
Incredibly Punchy Bass Response
MRP Rs. 22,900/-



Design: V-MODA Crossfade Wireless VS Beats Solo 3 Wireless

The V-MODA Crossfade Wireless are not at all flimsy; they're truly built like a tank . They can easily withstand any temperature or even a dreadful 5 foot fall. Don't try that, though! Built with metal, their durability is absolutely unquestionable.

V-MODA's CEO, Val Kolton, is obsessed with Milan fashion and style and the Crossfade Wireless design is heavily inspired by that. Everything about this headphone follows their design philosophy of "Anything but Circles+Plastic". Everything about these headphones is V-Shaped, including the sound. As a rule almost, V-MODA headphones are sure to grab eye balls every time you take them out.

What we love about V-MODA is their hexagonal interchangeable aircraft-grade metal shields available in different colours . You can change the default shields of the V-MODA Crossfade Wireless to your favorite colour shields. You can also personalise them with your initials or logo or anything of your choice.

Beats is known for its alluring design and eye-catching coloured headphones. If impressing others with an attention seeking colourful pair of headphones is your thing, then Solo3 will be right there waiting to be picked. The comfort level is pretty decent just like its predecessor Solo2. Its sleek design makes them portable enough but being made out of plastic they can barely survive a fall.

Comfort: V-MODA Crossfade Wireless VS Beats Solo 3 Wireless

You can expect analogue noise isolation from these V-MODA headphones with its over-ear contoured memory foam earpads. The contoured shape helps them conform easily to the size of your ears.The SteelFlex Headband can sustain any kind of abuse along with providing comfortable long music listening sessions.

Enjoy music with your friend with the help of dual inputs while using the V-cork which safeguards the unused input. Unlike the Crossfade M-100, the Crossfade Wireless doesn't have CliqFold, which mean they don't collapse. Which is an acceptable compromise, because they needed all that space to stuff in the batteries. Bluetooth pairing with the Crossfade Wireless is easy peasy!

The 3 Button control module on your headphones adds to your comfort by allowing you to control volume, tracks, activate voice and take calls with a simple finger touch. The SpeakEasy™ Mic Cable is tuned for voice recognition and beautiful clarityduring calls even in the noisiest environment.
The Solo 3 Wireless headphone’s fast flowing curves and cushioned earcups complete the naturally comfortable fit. These are easily foldable and occupies very less space. So fling it in your bag and you are good to go. In the box, you will find the Beats RemoteTalk cable which allows for a wired connection the second the battery decides to die.

The built-in mic comes along with on-ear controls which allow you to take calls, play music, and adjust volume easily. Not just that you can activate Siri at your fingertips while on-the-go with the Solo 3 Wireless.


Sound: V-MODA Crossfade Wireless VS Beats Solo 3 Wireless

The V-MODA Crossfade Wireless has established high standards with the same incredible sound quality of the very popular wired Crossfade M-100. They provide an immersive wireless sound thanks to its 50mm patented Dual Diaphragms squeezed inside the audiophile grade driver.

The Crossfade Wireless are the only headphones which have been able to match the sound quality of an analog wired sound. The inner and outer rings of the diaphragm easily separate the bass from bleeding into the mids and highs. The accuracy, lifelike vocals, crystal clear cymbals and crispy-hats made us tap our feet.

The expansive 3D soundstage makes you feel like you’re attending a live concert. This, from a closed back is phenomenal. The soundstage is so because of its innovative V-Port V3 Airflow System that prevents sound from leaking out so you don't disturb anyone while listening to your favourite songs.

The master crafted materials make the drivers and its components far more superior when compared to other headphones in this price range.

V-MODA is world renowned by DJs for it's #1 trusted sound and the Crossfade Wireless, being a Bluetooth headphone, manages to impress the modern audiophile with its alarmingly good analog sound.

Baby ko bass pasand hai?

The Solo 3 Wireless is the latest launch from Beats by Dr. Dre that followed the iPhone 7. Beats by Dr. Dre is famous for their long list of celebrity endorsements, bass heavy sound signature and trendy colour options. With the Solo 3 Wireless, Beats has used something called Class 1 Bluetooth that promises great wireless sound.

Beats claims that the sound you'll hear will be the same as it was recorded. In fact, this is the philosophy upon which Dr. Dre built the brand. However, the Solo 3 Wireless isn't neutral sounding in the least. What it does pack, though is tons and tons of bass.

Beats fans need no introduction to Beats's signature sound, but for the uninitiated, the Solo 3 Wireless is probably the best buy for the extreme basshead.


Battery Life: V-MODA Crossfade Wireless VS Beats Solo 3 Wireless

V-MODA Crossfade Wireless are unique pair of wireless headphones that can be used either wirelessly or wired. You can listen to music without any disruption as it has a battery life of a blissful 12 hours. And if you still run out of battery, you can just attach the cables and continue enjoying your music.

The Solo 3 Wireless allows for 40 hours of playback and a quick charge feature. Say bye-bye to dying battery life. With 5 minutes of Fast Fuel you get 3 hours of playback. That's pretty amazing.




  • Metal design
  • Best for V-shaped Sound
  • 12 Hours of Playback
  • Wired/Wireless Option
  • Customisable & Interchangeable Metal shields

  • Plastic design
  • Best for Thumping Bass
  • 20 Hours of Playback
  • Wired/Wireless Option

Our Verdict

The Crossfade Wireless is your guy if you have a long list of priorities when you shop for headphones. They dot the i's on every front - be it comfort, sound or durability.

If bass is the only thing you are looking for, and you are a Beats fan through and through, you can go ahead with the newly launched Solo 3.

Both of these headphones are unique and stand out of the crowd at this price point. By simply adding few bucks more you get everything you need in a best sound wireless headphone why settle for less.

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