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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

Jabra Elite 85h

(1/1)

Not as much as my JBLs, so I was willing to overlook that, but in the end they were just too buggy to justify keeping. After I returned the Soundcores I looked at these again, thinking maybe I should just drop the dime and spend what a premium set of headphones costs. As fortune would have it, they were temporarily marked down to $150, or just a little bit more than the Q35s. At that price, I almost couldn't afford to not buy them

Neutral
MP
8 months 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

Jabra Elite 85h

(1/8)

I'm not sure about that, but it is quite effective and certainly close. It's partnered with audio analysis company Audeering, a "leader in audio AI technology" to "ensure the audio of the Elite 85h offers the best call and music experience by automatically adjusting to your surroundings." Jabra says the technology can detect more than 6,000 unique sound characteristics and uses this to adapt audio output to each specific context. The technology does take several seconds to read the sound environment you're in and make a determination as to what level of noise cancellation to apply

Positive
David Carnoy
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

Jabra Elite 85h

(1/1)

But both kinda have downsides when it comes to comfort, I can wear the Crusher Evos for hours on end but since it's just a bit more heavy than usual you might feel like they make your head tire quicker, but taking a 5min break gives it enough air. For the OneMores their earcups are shallow and they're like on ears, so they're likely to sound amazing at their price range but they're not nearly as comfortable.

Negative
mgumusada
1 year 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

Jabra Elite 85h

(1/3)

The only issue was that he has a big head and the Jabra's headband didn't extend far enough so the headphones didn't really fit him. He didn't have that problem with the Sony. You can tweak the Jabra's EQ settings (bass, treble, mids) in the app, but I found that the default "flat" setting was best for my tastes and I always compare headphones at their default settings. You can also upgrade the firmware via the app and adjust the amount of sidetone you want when making calls

Negative
David Carnoy
4 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

Jabra Elite 85h

(1/1)

What really set me off is that after a 3 months of use, one side of the headphone started to cut out randomly. Contact support again, they insist that this new problem must be related to the microphone issue and after going around and around, tell me to contact Apple again. Told them this is crazy and want a refund, was told to put in a warranty form to get a replacement. Form was submitted days ago and heard nothing back

Negative
Silke the book worm
3 years ago

Durability

Jabra Elite 85h

(1/1)

don't buy them! I've had mine for a few months now and I am tired. I've been using them allmost every day for hours and hours and allthough the anc and transparency is in it's own class, the sound is the dealbreaker. They do the same as the sennheiser momentums did, atleast in the 2nd generation. Apple tries to simulate a wider soundstage by lowering down the volume of the left and right channel and putting more emphisis on the vocals or whatever is going on in the center-channel

Negative
Zealousideal-Call-51
1 year ago