Military-Spec Headphones Look Tough Enough To Storm Normandy

While I don't generally recommend wearing a set of DJ headphones while assaulting Nazi-held beachheads, knowing that these limited-edition over-ear V-Moda Crossfade LP2 cans could quite likely survive being run over by a tank is oddly reassuring.

The Crossfade LP2s feature dual 50mm drivers with a softer inner diaphragm for mid to high frequencies, a softer outer diaphragmatic for punchier bass lines and a 31-band equaliser. Aesthetically, the LP2s feature 12-colour interchangeable ear shields to accentuate the headphone's limited edition matte black finish. These can also be custom-etched with your squad number, catchphrase ("Boom, Headshot") or personal logo.

Tactically, the LP2s meet the US military's MIL-STD-810G hardened guidelines, which test a device's endurance of everything from altitude to gunfire vibration. They're highly resistant against humidity, salt spray and UV exposure. The headband can be folded in half — like, flat — over a million times. The unit can survive more than 70 1.8m drops onto concrete. And its cable is both detachable and trapped in Kevlar.

The Crossfade LP2 headphones are currently available at V-Moda for $US199. [V-Moda via CNET, Ubergizmo]