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

Marshall Major IV

(1/1)

The leatherette headband is nice, and I like that the plastic casings for the earpieces have a textured matte finish on the plastic. The headband is very flexible and the earcups are soft, but they still somehow managed to hurt my ears a bit after about 20 minutes. If these headphones were about $50 or so, I'd be on board, but I definitely don't think they are a good deal at $150. (I was able to find a pair of new Beats Solo Pro for that price, and while I wasn't a huge fan of those either—very heavy, hurt my head, a bit dull in the sound profile—they were definitely a step up from these, and with ANC

Negative
K. C. Peters
9 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

Marshall Major IV

(1/5)

Instead, it's a highly sculpted sound signature that will appeal to bass lovers who still want brightness in the mix.

Positive
Tim Gideon
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

Marshall Major IV

(1/2)

As true wireless earphones take over the audio world, it’s becoming increasingly rare for us to see a fairly straightforward pair of wireless headphones. For those who can do without a bunch of extra features and just want a comfortable fit, a nice design, and quality audio performance, the $149.99 Marshall Major IV headphones represent a solid value. The on-ear design is comfortable, the retro rock amp look is cool, and the physical controls are easy to use

Positive
Tim Gideon
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

Marshall Major IV

(1/3)

they fit great in my bag and are comfortable for hours(most headphones bother me after an hour but i can wear these for a whole day no problem). remember these are NOT noise canceling headphones but they block out enough outside noise to enjoy your music even in a loud area.

Positive
ghosty
4 months ago

Durability

Marshall Major IV

(1/2)

One of the tracks we test the bass with is Alt-J's "3WW." With some headphones the bass from that track tends to come off sounding boomy. But the Marshall Mid's bass held together nicely and was well defined.I compared the Marshall Mid ANC to the best two overall noise-canceling models, the Sony WH-1000XM2 and Bose QuietComfort 35 II

Positive
David Carnoy
4 months ago