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 WH-1000XM3

(1/1)

**Budget** - about $200 USD, but will go lower or higher if it's all I need/necessary.

Positive
honeypuppy
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

Sony WH-1000XM3

(1/6)

It says its new HD Noise Canceling Processor QN1 offers four times the performance of its predecessor and works not only for noise canceling, "but also realizes stunning high sound quality with 32-bit audio signal processing and the combination of DAC with amplifier functionality." I didn't experience quite as dramatic an improvement in performance as Sony suggests, but after my initial tests it's apparent that the WH-1000XM3 certainly measures up to Bose's noise canceling and arguably surpasses it. I've worn it in the streets of New York and underground on the subway, as well in the air for a cross-country plane ride to and from Seattle, where I got an early look at Microsoft's Surface Headphones.Like its predecessor, the headphone features adaptive noise-canceling, atmospheric pressure optimizing, ambient sound control, an equalizer and surround and sound position control

Positive
David Carnoy
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

Sony WH-1000XM3

(1/1)

The comfort is amazing, no pressure from the headband or around the ears. The bluetooth capability could improve allowing switching from a phone to a computer without getting into the settings on one device to disconnect.

Positive
AndruJ
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 WH-1000XM3

(1/1)

The padding on the ear cups is also a little softer. The end result is a headphone that's clearly more comfortable than its predecessor.

Positive
David Carnoy
2 months 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

Sony WH-1000XM3

(1/1)

Bose doesn’t require an invoice for the warranty, you just need to put your serial number in on the support site and they’ll offer you a replacement. Apparently they give you some leeway with the warranty as well, like if you’re 6 months out they’ll still replace them.

Positive
greasy_pee
5 months ago

Durability

Sony WH-1000XM3

(1/1)

I got these last Christmas and since Christmas 2020 is right around the corner that means I have had these for almost a full year. My year with these has been amazing (strictly my music listening experience). The sound quality has been solid the whole time with these. I have not noticed a sound quality drop after using these

Positive
The Spice
2 years ago