Reviews by Topic

Our analysis shows how reviewers feel about different topics. Please note these are not full reviews.

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

OnePlus Buds Z

(1/3)

They're stable in your ear, and they even have an IP55 rating for dust and water resistance, though we don't currently test for this. Unfortunately, you can only access their controls and their companion app when you pair them with OnePlus phones. However, if you love a bass-heavy sound, they're a solid choice.

Positive
Dagobiet Morales Alfaro
2 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

OnePlus Buds Z

(1/1)

I was going to buy another brand of ear buds because my ears are sensitive and I wanted to stick to what I know. Got these instead and they are AMAZING and comfortable! I've only used them for working out at the gym so far but I feel they are comfortable enough to use them on a daily basis as needed. And the battery life is amazing! AND they connected immediately with no hassle to my OnePlus phone!

Positive
Elizabeth Michael
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

OnePlus Buds Z

(1/3)

Remember that for $10 more, the standard OnePlus Buds deliver double the battery life, making them a stronger buy in our book. Keep in mind that both pairs of Buds are best suited to OnePlus phone users, as you'll be otherwise be dealing with limited on-ear controls. For owners of other Android phones and iPhones shopping in this price range, we recommend the $30 JLab Go Air, the $35 Tribit FlyBuds 3, the $50 EarFun Free, and the $80 Anker Soundcore Liberty Air.

Positive
Tim Gideon
2 months ago

Durability

OnePlus Buds Z

(1/1)

* **What would you like to improve on from your set-up** \- Better build/production quality that will hopefully last longer than a year without something breaking.

Neutral
iamquitecertain
1 year ago