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

JLab Audio JBuds Air

(1/1)

If true wireless earbuds ushered in a new era of wireless audio, they also raised the bar on pricing. Thus far, the best pairs have been quite expensive, to the tune of $150 and up. Thus, the $50 JLab JBuds Air earbuds are easy to get excited about based on price alone. Sonically, they offer above-average audio quality with boosted lows that will appeal to bass lovers

Positive
Tim Gideon
1 month 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

JLab Audio JBuds Air

(1/2)

There's really no need—both Signature and Balanced modes deliver a solid listening experience with plenty of bass depth, whereas Bass Boost sounds not only unnatural, but muffled.

Neutral
Tim Gideon
1 month 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

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

JLab Audio JBuds Air

(1/1)

I have Apple AirPods which I think are great but I am one of those people who have large ear canals or something. They don't fit all that well and I was tired of them falling out so I needed an alternative. Here is a comparison to AirPods. 1

Negative
Doolittle
4 years 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

JLab Audio JBuds Air

(1/1)

Let me start with the good, I love them, they charge quick (when working), fit well, are comfortable and I absolutely loved that they have their own cord to charge attached to the case so no extra part is needed. My first pair lasted about 8 mo before they would no longer recharge. Admittedly, I used them a lot, but 8 mo? I left a review on the store site where I bought those and they promtpy sent me a link to send for warranty. I was impressed with that & started the process

Positive
Christa Fischer
2 years ago

Durability

JLab Audio JBuds Air

(1/2)

Let me start with the good, I love them, they charge quick (when working), fit well, are comfortable and I absolutely loved that they have their own cord to charge attached to the case so no extra part is needed. My first pair lasted about 8 mo before they would no longer recharge. Admittedly, I used them a lot, but 8 mo? I left a review on the store site where I bought those and they promtpy sent me a link to send for warranty. I was impressed with that & started the process

Positive
Christa Fischer
2 years ago