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 400BT

(1/2)

Yes, the price is high, but there’s an argument to be made for these as the best sounding cable-free in-ears below $250. They're not the best for the gym, but if your priority is audio performance, the CX 400BT earphones earn our Editors' Choice award for their fantastic sound quality and user-friendly design.

Positive
Tim Gideon
2 months 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 400BT

(1/6)

On Jay-Z and Kanye West’s “No Church in the Wild,” the kick drum loop receives an ideal high-mid presence, allowing its attack to retain its punchiness. The sub-bass synth hits that punctuate the beat are delivered with plenty of subwoofer-like push, but nothing that overtakes the balance of the mix. The vinyl crackle and hiss in the background take a very slight step forward, while the vocal performances on this track are delivered cleanly and clearly without much, if any, added sibilance.

Positive
Tim Gideon
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

Sennheiser CX 400BT

(1/1)

Hurt my ears though so I returned them. Got the momentum ii upgrade because they were just a bit smaller. They sound the same but fit my ears better. If you're looking for bone shaking bass look elsewhere

Negative
D. Richardson
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

Sennheiser CX 400BT

(1/3)

with no drop outs. The fit is is straightforward and stay in your ear without any special adaptors. They pair quickly , without fail and the battery life is good. But

Positive
john mccormick
1 year ago

Durability

Sennheiser CX 400BT

(1/1)

I bought these CX400BT less than 2 months ago and the left earbud failed. It stopped putting out sound. Sennheiser will warranty them, but I have to pay the shipping cost! Forget Sennheiser, I won't be buying anymore of their products! That shipping cost is now adding to the overall cost of the product. I'm a bargain hunter and the original cost I felt was a bargain

Negative
M. Kinn
1 year ago