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 Mode

(1/1)

They're cheaper than the competition, and somehow still manage to be better quality. For under $100, there's nothing to beat them.

Positive
Cilla Joy
5 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

Marshall Mode

(1/5)

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

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 Mode

(1/4)

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

Marshall Mode

(1/2)

The Marshall Mode earbuds sound wonderfully rich and balanced. The fit is secure and comfortable, and the cable has a single-button universal remote.

Positive
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

Durability

Marshall Mode

(1/2)

5 stars for sound. Minus 5 for durability. Company good though and gave full refund One star total. They lasted literally 1 week before the rubber coating Split apart at the controller showing bare copper at both ends

Negative
Brian Walker
2 years ago