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

Philips Fidelio X2

(1/1)

* **Budget** \- $300-$1000 (flexible, I would like to narrow it down to a few solid options to compare)

Positive
rckbrn
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

Philips Fidelio X2

(1/5)

8″, weight: 1.54 pounds, frequency response: 12 – 35kHz, impedance: 32 ohms, sensitivity: 101dB, speaker diameter: 50mm, connectivity: wired (cable: one-side/finish of connection: gold-plated/cable length: 3 meters detatchable Features: microphone: boom mic & detachable, sounding: detailed sound/crisp bass/balanced midrange, breathable earcup cushions, adjustable headband, Superb comfort & durabilityAudio-Technica ATH-M50XSpecs: over-ear, dimension: 11.40″ x 10.00″ x 4

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

Philips Fidelio X2

(1/1)

6 ounces, driver diameter: 50mm high definition neodymium, frequency response: 5 – 40kHz, impedance: 30 ohms, sensitivity: 100 dB @ 1 mW, distortion: < 0.1% THD, connector type: 3. 5mm stereo; 1/4-inch Features: wired, breathable velour & memory foam cushions, hi-res audio certified, self-adjustable hammock, double layered earshells, tangle free cordPhilips SHP9500, model: SHB9500/00Specs: over the ear, open-back design, driver: 50mm neodymium, dimension: 6.7″ x 7

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

Philips Fidelio X2

(1/2)

We cannot forget that you can also buy the pair at under 200 bucks of Philips Fidelio x2 for yourself.Philips Fidelio x2/27 – Superb PerformancePhilips Fidelio x2 is built with premium materials, and it is big. They are having 50mm neodymium drivers, which are not that too heavy.The airy hammock, which is present underneath the headband, ensures a comfortable fit

Durability

Philips Fidelio X2

(1/1)

Bose qc25. I've had mine for years and the only thing I've had to do is replace the ear pads when they wore out. The philips fidelio x2 or the x2hr are also good choices.

Positive
mad_dog_94
2 years ago