Reviews by Topic

Our analysis shows how reviewers feel about different topics. Please note these are not full reviews.

Price Point

Drop + HIFIMAN HE4XX

(1/1)

These headphones sound great and are very affordable, but just know what you are getting. If you're looking for some great sounding headphones to listen to around your house using a headphone amp, these would be a great buy. But if you're looking for something to take to the gym, or use at work you'll probably want to look elsewhere. Pros - Excellent sound quality

Positive
Kyuss75
3 years ago

Final E4000

(1/1)

On the other hand the price is a little steep but it's worth it if you want delicious warm audio. The treble could be a bit sharper/more upfront as well but it's fine. These IEMs also aren't quite as loud as my older prepackaged iPhone earphones. Overall though it's a very good product and I'm happy to recommend it

Positive
M
3 years ago

Sound Quality

Drop + HIFIMAN HE4XX

(1/3)

My wife disagrees, but I think movies sound punchier and more intimate on grado cans. And they have the side benefit of letting two people listen to something and just talk like nothing since they leak like mad. But again, all round? These babies, hands down.

Positive
Colin M.
5 months ago

Final E4000

(1/5)

FYIWe’ve reinserted the Marshall Mode as our budget pick and added earbuds from Campfire, Etymotic, FiiO, Grado, Optoma, and Sennheiser to The competition. We’ve reinserted the Marshall Mode as our budget pick and added earbuds from Campfire, Etymotic, FiiO, Grado, Optoma, and Sennheiser to The competition.We also removed the Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H3 as an also-great pick because this pair has been discontinued.September 24, 2021Wired earbuds may not win any popularity contests in today’s headphone market, but they’re still a great choice for the audio lover who wants the best sound quality for their dollar—and who dislikes the feel of over-ear headphones

Positive
4 months ago

Comfort

Drop + HIFIMAN HE4XX

(1/2)

All-day comfortable with ease (they can get a tiny bit warm with the alcantara pads in a hot room, but not even close to unacceptable) and utterly zero squeaks or creaks (looking at you, Audio Technica AD700's) The one, ONLY gripe I have with them is the nice cable they have is too short for anything other than a desktop amp or device RIGHT in front of you. BUT, it's replaceable, and lots of companies make cables for them. Side benefit is you can get a balanced cable for them, and if you get a BTR5 as well, that amp has a balanced output option. So they can sound EVEN BETTER

Positive
Colin M.
5 months ago

Final E4000

(1/3)

Each panelist listened to music with which they were very familiar, consisting of a wide variety of genres. All track selections were at CD-quality sampling rates or higher. As our experts listened, they made notes on the comfort, the ease of use, and their overall opinion of each set of earbuds. Once they had chosen their top three, I shared the prices with the panelists and asked them if the cost affected their opinion of the value of their favorites

Positive
4 months ago

Fit

Drop + HIFIMAN HE4XX

(1/1)

It's not long enough for comfortable PC/ living room AV receiver use for me, so I ordered a replacement cable when I bought the headphone. The replacement cable is that red one that everybody else is buying. I clipped the "braided" part off, and now they're really cool looking red cables. They click really nicely into the headphones - better click than the stock cable

Positive
Samantha
1 year ago

Final E4000

(1/2)

They fit good you get a good seal. And the sound is good. You wear this all day with no problem feeling no fatigue.

Positive
Milton williams
5 months ago

Warranty

Drop + HIFIMAN HE4XX

(1/1)

Customer service is not amazing. Warranty is nothing special. Oh, and the stock cable is a cable. It's not great

Negative
Samantha
1 year ago

Final E4000

(1/1)

I'm currently working on getting the left earbud replaced but am writing this review because such expensive earbuds shouldn't need replacement after 3 months. The manufacturer honors the warranty well but this has been a hassle. These sound great overall though.

Negative
Maxwell Sahhar
6 months ago

Durability

Final E4000

(1/3)

I'm currently working on getting the left earbud replaced but am writing this review because such expensive earbuds shouldn't need replacement after 3 months. The manufacturer honors the warranty well but this has been a hassle. These sound great overall though.

Negative
Maxwell Sahhar
6 months ago