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

Moondrop Starfield

(1/1)

They aren’t bassy enough to be far off neutral. Overall, these are mediocre performers until the price is taken into account. What makes these IEMs so special isn’t how they sound (which is quite good but still flawed), it’s how much they cost while sounding that good. These are a killer value, and I’d be hard-pressed to name a better IEM under $300

Positive
Amazon Customer
2 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

Moondrop Starfield

(1/5)

I am not an audiophile, I just wanted a pair of nice buds for work; only ever had cheaper wireless ones, and these are for sure an upgrade on that. To my untrained ears they sound fantastic. Mostly what I want to address is something that confused me until I did some research. The product description mentions a way to turn these into a bluetooth set with something called "littleblack" but doesn't elaborate or link to anything

Positive
Nom de Internet
1 year 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

Moondrop Starfield

(1/1)

Soundstage is pretty good and spacious and for that same reason imaging feels great. Compared to my ER2XR, this feels more dynamic and spacious with a little bit more detail at the cost of isolation and a more present midrange compared to the ER2XR. Comfort: The body of the earphones are smooth with no sharp edges. The eartips are reasonably comfortable with some firmness so the shape stays

Positive
Harry
2 years 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

Moondrop Starfield

(1/1)

These sound great. They don't sound *perfect*, but once you take into account the cost and what else you can get around this price range (or even double), then you have a winner in these IEMs. They're a little weighty, but not uncomfortably so, they're a little bulky, but they fit alright, and most importantly, they sound really clean. As a disclaimer, I skipped the stock tips and went straight for some comply foam tips, but even still, the isolation is excellent compared to other headphones I've used with the same tips

Neutral
Brandon Chutuk
2 years ago

Durability

Moondrop Starfield

(1/1)

They'll sound "fine" attached to a cell phone, but hook them up to a good DAP or DAC/amp or bluetooth receiver and they'll really bloom. First time I connected them to my Chord Mojo, my jaw literally fell open - they sound amazing. Why the -1 star? The cable is just fine but feels a little light and tangle prone to me. And I'm a bit concerned about how durable that cool paint job is going to be

Negative
Steven Folberg
2 years ago