Although V-Moda is a relatively new audio company (at least compared to AKG or Audio-Technica), they've made a name for themselves in a short amount of time. What's interesting is V-Moda didn't do it through sound quality — although by most accounts it's very good — but rather through smart design and durability. If people are using their headphones every day on public transport, an easy way to improve them is to increase the amount of punishment they can handle. That's exactly what V-Moda has done with the Crossfade line. Mario Aguilar reviewed the V-Moda Crossfade M-100, the big brother to this set, and really liked them.