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 WF-SP800N

(1/2)

They may not be outstanding, but I liked them. They're good true wireless sports buds that have pleasant sound (particularly if you like bass) and a strong feature set. I think the only issue is that with all the competition out there, they're a little expensive at $200, which is what the WF-1000XM3 seems to cost these days. I'd like to see them more in the $160 to $175 range, but that's me

Negative
David Carnoy
1 month 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 WF-SP800N

(1/3)

You can customize their punchy, bass-heavy default sound profile in the Sony| Headphones Connect app. They also have an adjustable active noise cancelling (ANC) system, but unfortunately, it doesn't block out much more noise than when it's off. Their control scheme also lacks a volume function, although you can remap some controls in the app.

Positive
Jake Thauvette
1 month 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 WF-SP800N

(1/2)

They stay in my ears perfectly, and are the most comfortable in ear headphones I’ve used. They connect to my Apple Watch as soon as I put them in my ears and I head out on a run without my iPhone. Its great.

Positive
kcroyal81
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

Sony WF-SP800N

(1/3)

One of the biggest design differences is that these come with a couple of different sized stabilizing arcs, which help lock the buds into your ears. The 1000XM3 fit my ears securely, but the sports fins feel like insurance. And they work well for running: I went on two three-mile runs with them without a problem. Because they stick out a bit, they can pick up some wind noise on windy days, but a lot of earbuds do that

Positive
David Carnoy
1 month ago

Durability

Sony WF-SP800N

(1/1)

And I had it fitted with the largest bud (for a tighter fit and great sound isolation). There were a few occasions where I had to look for a dropped bud in the debris. For the past two days since I got the SP800Ns, I have exposed them to the ultimate test. I have been on the roof, on the top of my patio, high on the ladder, with both gloved hands full of paint and they NEVER fell off

Positive
RL
2 years ago