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

Sony MDR-7506

(1/1)

The coiled cable helps to avoid damage from snags, and the earcups are replaceable.I’ve heard many stories about folks using their MDR-7506 pair for 10 years or more. The earcups tend to break down after a few years of use, but replacement pads (around $30 a pair) cost less than a new set of headphones.Another thing that really sets this pair apart is its price

Positive
4 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

Sony MDR-7506

(1/4)

The Sony MDR-7506, a longtime favorite of audio professionals, offers more reliability, more comfort, and better sound than many headphones twice its price.

Positive
4 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

Sony MDR-7506

(1/2)

The heaviest part of the headphones are the cord. I'd shop around for something better if you're interested in comfort. I regret purchasing these headphones and have requested a refund.

Negative
tpersohn
4 years 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

Sony MDR-7506

(1/2)

5mm jack) due to the comfort and no lag with video content.It is not about relinquishing or discarding your trusty old gear, but making it work with new tech, wherever and whenever you can, regardless of the ecosystem.

Positive
johnnycab
3 years ago

Durability

Sony MDR-7506

(1/2)

I’ve been in a lot of professional sound booths, and I nearly always see a pair of Sony MDR-7506 headphones lying around. The Sony MDR-7506, a longtime favorite of audio professionals, offers more reliability, more comfort, and better sound than many headphones twice its price.A staple among audio professionals, these durable, comfortable, fantastic-sounding headphones will last for years with proper care. They’ve been a Wirecutter pick for seven years straight—an impressive feat for headphones that are nearly 30 years old

Positive
4 months ago