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 HD600

(1/5)

These headphones are a testimony to the phrase "old is gold". Despite being 25 years old, these cans still produce the best natural frequency response and timbre that I have heard out of any headphone, and I have owned alot of headphones. Here are just some of the models I have owned previously. Focal Clear, Focal Elex, HiFiMan Ananda, Sundara, HE-4XX, HE-5XX, HE-400i, Sennheiser HD560S, HD599, Phillips X2HR, Phillips SHP 9500, DCA ÆON Closed X, DCA ÆON Open X, Monoprice M570, ATH-M50X, Beyer DT990 Premium, Fostex T50RP, Fostex Dekoni Blue, and many more

Positive
Karen Range
3 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 HD600

(1/2)

It's leagues ahead of typical consumer headphones and hangs or even exceeds multi-thousand dollar pairs in frequency response and timbre. I have personally sold all of my other headphones besides the HD600, it's that good. These are a tried and tested design that will last you years, unlike many other competitors around this price. *cough* HiFiMan *cough* My only other complaint is the comfort

Negative
Karen Range
3 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 HD600

(1/2)

I’m not a headphone expert, though I have been using them in one form or another dating back to 1977, so a good 40 years on everything from the old Koss white eggshell looking things to Sony’s 1980s on the ear to noise canceling Sony and Bose phones. But for music (hi-fi) my AKGs had been my reference until they were damaged. But this review concerns some AKG K-712s that I purchased at the same time as the Sennheisers specifically to test. In truth I picked up the AKGs after being disappointed with the HD600s; feeling like something was missing

Neutral
MIKE
4 years ago

Durability

Sennheiser HD600

(1/1)

I’d always find myself going back to my old wired Sony MDR-XB500’s they sounded much better than most of my Bluetooth headphones. Plus they’ve outlasted them by about 16 years. Hopefully these will last me a lifetime too. I have these powered by my FiiO DAC / AMP on my laptop, which is what you’re hearing in the video

Positive
Lu
6 months ago