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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

SteelSeries Arctis 9X

(1/1)

Shortly thereafter the other set refused to power on, and likewise refused to charge. Now the thing about this is the people in my house hold who were using these sets take very good care of their possessions, even more so for these headphones as they were gifts with hefty price tags. Now I can understand having issues with one headset, as there's always a bet apple in production, but for two to go down so soon after purchasing them brand-new, I find to be unacceptable at this price point. If I'm going to play devils advocate, I can't say with 100% certainty that the one that refuses to charge wasn't damaged by a power surge

Negative
Chayce
1 year 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

SteelSeries Arctis 9X

(1/3)

I never had an issue with the audio or microphone quality on the Arctis 9X. When I tested the 9, the noise-cancelling function worked well enough, blocking out the hum of my ancient air conditioner and desktop PC fans without degrading the sound too much. I do have some nitpicks with the design, though.

Positive
Lori Grunin
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

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

SteelSeries Arctis 9X

(1/1)

A lot of people find the Arctis headsets comfortable and well designed. The cushioning is great and the Airweave fabric breathes well enough to prevent the ear sweats. But I find the Arctis 9 a little too tight. The elastic headband is easy to adjust for vertical length, but (as with many headsets) there's no way to loosen it, at least without suffering while you break it in

Negative
Lori Grunin
4 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

SteelSeries Arctis 9X

(1/2)

So now my house is down $400, and still needs new headsets. Maybe it was us, maybe it was just bad luck mixed with a company that doesn't have a good warranty. Either way I will not be buying from them again, and I would suggest you don't either, but it's your money.

Negative
Chayce
1 year ago

Durability

SteelSeries Arctis 9X

(1/3)

I have had two sets of these headsets and they break at the pivot for ear piece. Spud is great but cheap made.

Negative
David
7 months ago