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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

Samsung AKG Type-C

(1/1)

Went to buy another for my son's pixel. Update: Dropping this to a 3 star since my original review, I purchased another pair of the same ones and its not the same quality. It looks the same, but when using it for calls on the phone or on zoom calls, the other end tells me I sound like a machine with lots of noise. Its a hit or miss for this price

Negative
GQ
1 year 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

Samsung AKG Type-C

(1/1)

It looks the same, but when using it for calls on the phone or on zoom calls, the other end tells me I sound like a machine with lots of noise. Its a hit or miss for this price.

Negative
GQ
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

Samsung AKG Type-C

(1/1)

These worked GREAT with my Note 10+ - until they didn't. I've been using them daily until the left side stopped working. Very comfortable to wear for hours on end too (which is rare for me as I have small ears so many "normal" or "standard" sizes earbuds are too large and therefore uncomfortable for me). I did notice these came on the card with spare tips like the OEM ones -BUT- these wires are of a braided-type covering or material while the original were just plain black

Positive
Jennifer Rae Fuchek
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

Samsung AKG Type-C

(1/2)

Took longer. To receive then i expected but well woth the wait. Fit nicely, stay in place

Positive
Kim
1 year ago

Durability

Samsung AKG Type-C

(1/1)

My original ones are still working a year later and these lasted a couple weeks (bought because soon wanted my original ones). They do work good with volume control and are comfortable to wear. I cannot comment on microphone issues though as I had none.

Neutral
Jennifer Rae Fuchek
2 years ago