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

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 HD 250BT

(1/5)

The HD 250BT’s drivers don’t actually get that loud at maximum volume—they get plenty loud for anyone not looking to blow out their ear drums, they’re just not quite as loud as many of the headphones we test. This means a challenging track like this can get by without veering into volume levels that result in distortion. The bass response here is robust, and balanced out nicely with high-frequency detail. 

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 HD 250BT

(1/1)

Regarding noise cancellation, these headphones are not the ones to be used to exercise or just walking around, but more to spend an afternoon in your balcony relaxing, so, although not very good in that front, it is not a feature I'm missing a lot here. In summary, remember that this is actually a sub $50 dollar headphone, so, for that price, it is a real steal. Now, if you are more on the professional or real audiophile side, you will need to be prepared to pay what that quality demand requires.

Neutral
Omar Enrique Ferrer
7 months 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 HD 250BT

(1/2)

From a visual standpoint, the black HD 250BT headphones have an understated cool about them. Sennheiser keeps things simple and functional, and the result is fairly stylish. The supra-aural (on-ear) cups manage to create a reliable seal against the outside world, with padding that may not feel plush, but is firm and helps prove a stable fit.

Positive
Tim Gideon
2 months ago

Warranty

Drop + HIFIMAN HE4XX

(1/1)

Customer service is not amazing. Warranty is nothing special. Oh, and the stock cable is a cable. It's not great

Negative
Samantha
1 year ago

Durability

Sennheiser HD 250BT

(1/1)

From a visual standpoint, the black HD 250BT headphones have an understated cool about them. Sennheiser keeps things simple and functional, and the result is fairly stylish. The supra-aural (on-ear) cups manage to create a reliable seal against the outside world, with padding that may not feel plush, but is firm and helps prove a stable fit.

Positive
Tim Gideon
2 months ago