Both Marcia and Desira recieved the Fierce Vox Box from Influenster and collaborated on a joint unboxing video! Check out our YouTube video linked below to find out what was in their boxes. Influenster is a fun site that sends products out for free for testing purposes to people they believe are influential. It’s free to sign up, and fun to get suprises like these in the mail from time to time.
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I’m not going to lie, we absolutely LOVE freebies over at The Mommy Gamers and Influenster is great at hooking us up with fun free products to test. I recently recieved the #NestleSplashOfFun box and decided to make a super exciting video showing you what’s inside. Enjoy!
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Mommy Gamer Marcia unboxes the SuperMomVoxBox from Influenster. Influenster is a community for social media hotshots to share news, products, and reviews. Influensters usually don’t know which products are in each box so unboxings are always a fun surprise treat!
Desirai Labrada and husband John Henry unbox “Dead” the February 2016 Loot Crate. Loot Crate is a monthly subscription for fans of pop culture, and gamers alike. Included in each box are t-shirts, gadgets, collectibles and more. The February theme is “Dead” and includes exclusive items from AMC’s The Walking Dead, and Deadpool.
When searching for the ideal gaming headset, there are a few things I look for: good aesthetic design, comfort, excellent microphone quality, and a decent price range. I had yet to venture outside of the $100-175 range, but V-MODA just changed that for me.
I was pretty excited when the mail man delivered my package. The review kit I received included:
My husband was kind enough to record an unboxing video for us (I was being camera shy that day), you can check that out below.
First things first. It’s obvious a lot of thought went into the packaging. The box is sturdy and has a suede handle and button clasp. There was also a small red ribbon that needed to be cut before the box could be opened. “This is something like grand that’s about to happen here” John notes. I share his excitement.
The headset’s CliqFold metal hinge allows it to be neatly stored within it’s own clam shell case. At first I tried putting them back into the case after each use, but I use them frequently and it got old fairly quick. However, I do see the value of having a travel case and anyone that travels with their headset will certainly appreciate it. The wires are neatly wrapped inside with reusable Velcro ties and are held in place with elastic bands at each end of the clam shell. This is a great example of the care and thought that went into the packaging. It even has a carabiner clip so that the case can be easily hung from backpacks, etc.
Clam Shell Travel Case
Impressive Sound Quality
While the sound quality of music and video games was great, the headset made it painfully obvious how shitty cell/VoIP calls really sound. This is also the part where I tell you it has a ‘unique sound signature characterized by its addictive deep yet clean bass, vibrant mids, and clear highs’ but I won’t bullshit you. I’m not an audiophile. I’ll just do you the favor of linking to some other reviews, at the end of this post, that can describe the exceptional sound quality in detail. What I can tell you is that it was voted 2013 and 2014 “Best DJ Headphone” by DJ Mag. I’m pretty sure that’s a big deal.
The BoomPro is a professional-grade boom mic for gaming, Skype, broadcast/podcast. It’s compatible with all headphones that have a 3.5mm port and has a SteelFlex adjustable boom arm. Besides gaming and streaming with it, I did get a chance to record a couple of voice overs and I was really impressed with the quality. I normally use my Blue Yeti to record The Mommy Gamers podcast but I’m considering a switch to the Crossfade M-100 since it sounded THAT good and I wear a headset anyway. One thing to note is that the mic does not come with a windsock. I positioned it the way I would have with my previous headset but I found myself popping P’s. Adjusting the mic to be a bit further away from my mouth seemed to curb the problem. However, if you feel strongly about having a windsock, you can purchase one for under $2 on Amazon.
V-MODA Crossfade M-100 vs. Competitor
Comfort and Durability
The Crossfade M-100 over-the-ear headset is fairly lightweight (280g) and incredibly comfortable. They have an adjustable ergonomic steelflex headband and fit perfectly over my ears. I don’t think that was the case for John, so he and those with larger ears will be happy to know that they offer XL Memory Cushions for $20. The cables included are Kevlar reinforced (great news for me since I have a kitten that likes nibbling on wires) and able to withstand 1+ million cable bends. The headband will survive 10+ flat bends.
V-MODA Crossfade M-100
The BoomPro wires are also Kevlar reinforced. It has a mute switch and rotary volume control which seemed a little sensitive. I found myself unintentionally lowering the volume while shifting in my seat. Clipping it to my shirt eliminated the problem. The mic itself can be attached to the left or the right side of the headset and since it’s removable there’s no longer a need for gamers to have separate headsets for music and gaming.
Although not included in my kit, V-MODA also offers the CoilPro ($30) which extends listening reach by 12 feet for DJ booths, electronic music instruments or productions studios.
The headset itself is available in Matte Black, White Silver and Shadow. The shields come in a variety of colors and can be customized with laser engraving for FREE with purchase of the Crossfade M-100s on the V-MODA website ($45 value). While the look of the shields didn’t originally appeal to me, seeing images of them customized started to seduce me. There are currently 19 different colors available with Dark Purple and Electric Pink (YES!) among them.
Overall the V-MODA Crossfade M-100s are a stylish, comfortable, durable and great sounding headset worth the $310 price point. I will definitely be buying a set for my husband and we’ve already been discussing how we’ll customize them.
Big thanks to V-MODA for the review kit and for making an impressive first impression.
Where To Purchase
You can purchase your own Crossfade M-100s (with Free laser engraving – $45 value) and BoomPro directly from V-MODA or alternatively you can order from Amazon. They are also available at Best Buy, Ralph Lauren at Macy’s, Brookstone and Microsoft Stores.
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If you are on Twitter or Facebook I am sure you have at least one friend who sometimes posts about products and then thanks Influenster for sending it to them and then possibly wondered what that was all about. You can find all the information you need to know about Influenster here. “But what exactly are these VoxBoxes like?” you may still be asking. Well here is a video of my unboxing of the most recent program that they are running called the “RoseVoxBox” and hopefully it will answer some more of your questions.
Every month I look forward to the day my Lootcrate comes in the mail and this month’s definitely did not disappoint. The theme this month was “Mashup” and the contents were full of amazing crossovers. Check out this video in which my awesome assistants and I discover the awesomeness contained within this month’s box!