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

Shure SE112

(1/2)

I'm a pro audio guy thats tried probably 30 IEM's/Chifi headphones over the last few months. I didn't test these critically so I'm not sure if they best the cheap market there, however, in terms of fit and sound they are not worth the money. If you're limited to this level of spending, you might try the 'chifi' market, like a CCA C10 or go for something like the Sennheiser IE 4 instead, which is surprisingly good but bass heavy. I wouldn't recommend these, the fit was painful, the accessories were OK, the isolation wasn't special and the sound was pretty poor - sort of that old-gen dynamic sound pushed to its limits - dark, bass heavy, and muddy in the mids

Negative
UltraDoom
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

Shure SE112

(1/4)

The foam comfortably expands inside my canal and creates an excellent sound barrier (isolation) from outside noises. From my experience, it's near impossible for them to just "fall out". Anyway, if you want a great set of sound isolation headphones, this is a great buy.

Positive
The man who likes to read
3 years 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

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

Shure SE112

(1/2)

If you're limited to this level of spending, you might try the 'chifi' market, like a CCA C10 or go for something like the Sennheiser IE 4 instead, which is surprisingly good but bass heavy. I wouldn't recommend these, the fit was painful, the accessories were OK, the isolation wasn't special and the sound was pretty poor - sort of that old-gen dynamic sound pushed to its limits - dark, bass heavy, and muddy in the mids.

Negative
UltraDoom
3 years 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

Shure SE112

(1/1)

“If you believe this product is defective within the [two-year] warranty period,” the “Shure Limited Warranty” provides, “carefully repack the unit” – which presumes that the warrantee has kept the original package (there are no admonitions, upfront, to do so) – “insure it and return it with proof of purchase, postage prepaid, to Shure Incorporated, Attention: Service Department, at the address below.” The only U.S. “Shure Service Center[]” is in “Wheeling, IL

Positive
SPR
1 year ago

Durability

Shure SE112

(1/1)

Owned for 6 months and the left ear bud stopped working. Only ever used at my computer and interchanged with 12 other headphones and ear buds that I own.

Negative
Pete L.
4 years ago