V-MODA took the world by storm back in 2012 with its Crossfade M-100 headphones. The product of several months’ worth of online input, they featured a robust build and some impressive audiophile-level sound. Four years and the small Italian outlet has partnered with Roland to imbue its products with some high-fidelity audio expertise, a move that would later lead to its acquisition by the Japanese electronics manufacturer.
With the launch of the M-200 ANC, V-MODA unveils its first-ever pair of noise-canceling headphones. And while the technology itself is nothing new, these make for an offering that’s more than the sum of its parts. Like the M-200 headphones they’re based on, they promise pro-grade audio quality courtesy of their 50mm drivers tuned by Roland’s expert sound engineers. However, they’ve also been given hybrid active noise cancellation (ANC) in order to filter out the ambient environment. And thanks to the accompanying V-MODA app, you can even adjust your level of ANC for your surroundings. Add to that support for Qualcomm aptX HD and AAC streaming, as well as Ok Google and EQ customization, and you have everything you need in a pair of solid hi-fi headphones. They’re available for $500, with personalization options aplenty.