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

Sennheiser CX 215

(1/1)

We'll see how long they last. I don't think these are any better than most $10 ear buds and I think the Skull Candy's sound a little better, but I went with these because on my last Skull Candy ear buds, the connector went bad where it plugs into the phone. Sounds like an issue with SC so I tried these. Again, nothing special here

Negative
Chris Taylor
8 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

Sennheiser CX 215

(1/4)

Bill Callahan's "Drover," a track with far less deep bass in the mix, gives us a better sense of the CX Sport's overall sound signature. The first thing we notice is a strong boosting of the highest frequencies—the tape hiss is pushed forward in the mix dramatically. Callahan's baritone vocals get a pleasant low-mid richness that's matched by a crisp high-mid presence, giving the vocals some treble edge. The drums on this track get some extra thunder, but don't sound boosted to the point of overwhelming the mix

Positive
Tim Gideon
1 month 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

Sennheiser CX 215

(1/1)

I'd previously used some really nice Skull Candies for all my listening activities and years later they finally gave in a broke. I'm super picky with my earbuds because I have pretty sensitive ears and I hate the feeling of any unnecessary pressure which are typical with Apple earbuds and the like. These are super comfortable just like my last pear and slide right into my ear without discomfort or trouble. They also block out a remarkably large amount of noise, more so than my headsets and I often find myself preferring these when I really just want to listen to something without outside interruptions

Positive
MattJL
7 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

Sennheiser CX 215

(1/1)

Either get the Galaxy Buds Pro, Wf Xm3, Wf Xm4, or The Earfun Pro Oluv Edition for good sound. Dont get me started on Jabra either because if you look at their sound graphs, they already seem too disgusting for good listening..

Negative
Wallaby_Solid
1 year ago

Durability

Sennheiser CX 215

(1/3)

I watched a nearby flight passenger yanking their expensive and well reviewed ear buds out of their ears several times on a recent airborne jaunt. Grab 'em by the y junction and just yank! I take the extra second and remove them by grasping the outer portion of the ear bud. Maybe that's why, after almost 4 years now, my ear buds work as good and look as good as the day I bought them. People, these are not heavy duty industrial grade items

Positive
BeBopRedux
5 years ago