V-MODA M-200 Professional Studio Headphones 2020 Latest Updated Review

V-MODA M-200 Professional Studio Headphones 2020 Latest Updated Review

The V-Moda M-200 refines the recipe from the previous M-100, making it an excellent choice for gamers, music producers, and music enthusiasts. The M-200’s unique customizations and style are standouts.


The M-200 Headphones sound incredibly clean and clear, and they’re incredibly durable and comfortable to wear, too. You can’t ask for more!

Overview

The V-Moda M-200 is the apex of what wired headphones can be. There are still those who prefer a corded experience.

That includes professionals like music producers, DJs, and video editors. Even some audio enthusiasts and gamers prefer a wired headphone for its reliability.

For these audiences, the V-Moda M-200 nail it.

The V-Moda M-200 justifies its price with great sound quality, tonality, build quality, and unique customizations. The headphones are available now.

Pros

  • Excellent balance
  • Exceptional build and materials
  • Customizable plates

Cons

  • Mediocre mic
  • Clamping force is excessive
  • Expensive

Features

Since The V-Moda M-200 are a pair of wired headphones, there aren’t many features.

There’s no fancy Bluetooth codec or noise cancelling ability but the headphones are Hi-Res Audio certified, meaning it has enough frequency response to playback high bitrate audio tracks.

The included balanced cable also means you’ll be able to enjoy isolated left and right channels for additional resolution and clarity.

M-100 owners will be happy to know that the M-200 features bigger ear cups that actually surround the ear instead of resting slightly on them.

This makes for a comfortable headphone though the clamping force can become fatiguing after several hours.

The included single-button remote and mic work well for mobile devices but friends and family reported poor voice quality when using the mic

Performance

The sound of the V-Moda M-200 is a standout, as it should be for a headphone in this price range.

While the previous M-100 was notorious for being bass heavy, the M-200 are extremely neutral with a slight warmth in the mids.

Bass is well represented with tons of texture, extension, and good impact. Highs also have nice texture and extension, and are never bright.

Soundstage is good for a closed-back pair of headphones but can’t match its open-backed competition. Imaging, however, is excellent, allowing listeners to spatially pinpoint instruments and vocals.

The build quality is top-notch and for the most part, keeps all of that V-MODA design DNA intact.

There are some small tweaks like the magnetic memory foam ear cups that pop off with ease, and the clamping force is slightly more intense, which wasn’t great but will probably ease up with wear.

The side plate customization option also remains as part of this model as well, something a lot of people really like for branding purposes.

Design

The design of the M-200 is classic V-Moda: the earcups retain the brand’s signature hexagonal, angular design and the build quality is excellent with a mix of plastic, aluminum, and sweat-resistant PU leather.

Buyers can create custom metal shields in various colors to add some flare or promote a brand. The shields are high-quality and held in place with six hex screws.

The headphones fold up nicely and are protected by their included hard case.

We wish the headphones would fold flat instead of up to fit easier in a backpack but it’s a minor gripe. The included case is excellent and has areas to keep your cables.

Speaking of cables, the V-Moda M-200 comes with both a single-sided balanced cable, a one-button remote/mic, and a gold-plated 6.35mm adapter.

Pros and audio enthusiasts will enjoy the included balanced cable for use with balanced amplifiers. For the rest, the single button remote is perfect for using the headphones on the go with a smartphone, tablet, or laptop.

Key features:

Compact carry case, ‘Single-Sided’ balanced cable, 1-button microphone cable, gold-plated 1/4” pro adapter, 2-year warranty

Extras:

Choice of cables, including ‘audio only’, lightning and coiled; personalisation with full-colour and laser engraving, sound meters on ears

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