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 HD 560S

(1/1)

The new HiFiMan Edition XS looks great, best for US$500 right now. Wouldn't really go further than that as it's just diminishing returns, especially with our conversion rate.

Positive
TagalogON
5 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 HD 560S

(1/3)

Tonality wise HD560S is fine-tuned. Technicality wise K701. VS DT990 PRO As DT990 is V shaped tonality with narrow studio monitor sound, these two are on totally different spectrum, HD560S a solid neutral contender with extreme wide sound stage (even compared to HD650), so HD560S comes to more of all-rounder compared to DT990 PRO, which is better off on monitoring rock source. I’m running HD560S on wireless, with FiiO M11 Pro on LDAC sound quality priority mode, to FiiO BTR5 receiver, and running thru 2

Neutral
AmericanSpirit
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

Sennheiser HD 560S

(1/1)

**Isolation:** Doesn't have to be complete noise-cancelling but I can't do open-back as I live in a small apartment and my girlfriend watches TV just outside the office I play games in

Positive
FrostyJesus
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 HD 560S

(1/2)

VS DT990 PRO As DT990 is V shaped tonality with narrow studio monitor sound, these two are on totally different spectrum, HD560S a solid neutral contender with extreme wide sound stage (even compared to HD650), so HD560S comes to more of all-rounder compared to DT990 PRO, which is better off on monitoring rock source. I’m running HD560S on wireless, with FiiO M11 Pro on LDAC sound quality priority mode, to FiiO BTR5 receiver, and running thru 2.5mm balanced. This will enable 96khz/24bit with 990kbps ultra hifi DSD class experience thru wireless headphone, and balanced amp has each left and right channels to be independently operated with dual ESS chip and dual opamps, upto 240mwV output of BTR5

Neutral
AmericanSpirit
1 year ago