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 820

(1/1)

* **Location** \- I'm from Ukraine. [This]([URL REMOVED] site is good for price overview, though it's only Russian and Ukrainian, sadly. The current currency rate is 1 USD ≈ 28 UAH

Positive
apachey
2 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 820

(1/3)

One question that should have arisen in your mind by now is, what exactly does the closed-back design add to the HD820s? I’ve been comparing their sound to open-back headphones because that’s what they sound like, though they’re technically different. Well, the HD820s do give you some of that promised sound isolation, but it’s not much. They’re really only semi-closed. Sound still leaks liberally out of them, and you won’t be able to indulge your audiophile hobby with your significant other sleeping in the same room

Negative
Vlad Savov
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 820

(1/1)

The Sony is easy to drive! I use the IFI DIABLO with my Sennheiser HD 820 with a 4.4.mm balanced cable and it sounds really good.

Positive
JKTRRTNPS
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 820

(1/1)

95 HDV 820, which I also tested and really didn’t like. This amp and digital converter combo unit is beautifully built, has a great knob feel, and is one of the few amps to support the Pentaconn connector, but its sound lacks the warmth to be enjoyable. Pairing it with bass-shy headphones like the HD820s just leads to an ice-cold presentation with lots of high-frequency detail but not enough low-end rumble. Instead of the HDV, I primarily tested the HD820s with my tried and trusted Schiit Jotunheim, which costs $2,000 less

Negative
Vlad Savov
2 months ago