Reviews by Topic

Our analysis shows how reviewers feel about different topics. Please note these are not full reviews.

Fit

Sony WH-1000XM4

(1/1)

” I’m not some masochist who likes wearing over-ear headphones outside in the sweltering summer heat, but I’ve found the 1000XM4s to be plush and comfortable when worn for several hours around my apartment. Thanks to a new sensor inside the left ear cup, the headphones can now detect when you remove them from your ears and will pause audio until you put them back on.

Positive
Chris Welch
4 months ago

Jabra Elite 45h

(1/5)

This on-ear pair sounds, fits, and functions like it costs more than $100. There’s no option to use these with a cord, but the ultra-long battery life means you won’t need to charge frequently.

Positive
4 months ago

Sound Quality

Sony WH-1000XM4

(1/3)

(Sony has assured me that the 1000XM4s will perform reliably in cold weather after it was found that the M3s had significant touch sensor problems in winter.) And aside from a few tweaks Sony made to how it upscales music, the 1000XM4s sound just like their predecessors — a very good thing, trust me.

Positive
Chris Welch
4 months ago

Jabra Elite 45h

(1/5)

Jabra is a serious player in the ever-growing audio market. Even though Jabra headphones can’t compete with Bose and Sony in terms of sound quality, the Danish manufacturer has proven that it has accumulated an impressive amount of know-how to appeal to users. In the budget sector comes the Elite 45H on-ear headphone. The on-ear headphone Elite 45H offered by Jabra is designed for users with a small budget, which although may not benefit from noise reduction, can enjoy a long battery life with tremendous audio performance

Price Point

Sony WH-1000XM4

(1/1)

The price is a bit higher than I would have preferred, but didn’t find better choices at a cheaper price.On the other hand I can’t see myself ever spending this much on headphones. I know there are people who can and will, but to me there’s nothing in that product to justify the price.It also feels like any product Apple releases gets bonus review points (which I think is just confirmation bias), just because Apple made it

Negative
kif
1 year ago

Jabra Elite 45h

(1/3)

The headset belongs in the budget category, so don’t expect miracles from these on-ear headphones. Jabra Elite 45H on-ear headphones provide no active noise cancelation or use of Bluetooth HD codecs, as the manufacturer has done its best to make the gadget affordable. But in other respects, the Jabra Elite 45H is a perfect choice.

Noise Cancellation

Sony WH-1000XM4

(1/3)

This feature-packed pair significantly reduces the noise of voices around you and can sound fantastic. But these headphones are pricey and require a good deal of setup.

Positive
4 months ago

Jabra Elite 45h

(1/1)

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Bluetooth Connectivity

Sony WH-1000XM4

(1/1)

For a lot of the ones I tested, it becomes an exercise in patience and frustration. There were even some that refused to pair with more than one device at a time at all, meaning that every time you switch a device, you have to do the whole pairing process again. And that wasn't 10 years ago, i tested this less than 2 years ago.And even the whole pairing process is annoying

Negative
filoleg
2 years ago

Jabra Elite 45h

(1/1)

On top of this is a five band equalizer, the ability to adjust how long they stay on (including indefinitely), and other features. While these features are only available via smart phone, your settings remain in the headphones while using them with a computer. Cons: No jack for wired connection. They only work by Bluetooth

Positive
Anthony2816
1 year ago

Battery Life

Jabra Elite 45h

(1/2)

I have a query/complaint in to Jabra now and I will update this review once I hear back from them. My experience so far: (1) the product arrived in excellent condition, (2) I charged the headset per instructions, (3) it workd beautifully for about a week. Once the set is turned on there are LED lights and a voice says "100% charge," (4) I turned them on and they were dead. I thought this was odd because just a few hours previously it was at "100% charge

Negative
Patricia
8 months ago

Comfort

Sony WH-1000XM4

(1/2)

Sony has made some subtle design tweaks; they’re just the kind you can’t see. The head cushion at the top has been slimmed down; the ear pads now have 10 percent greater surface area for more contact with your head; and the curve of the headband has been “fine tuned.” I’m not some masochist who likes wearing over-ear headphones outside in the sweltering summer heat, but I’ve found the 1000XM4s to be plush and comfortable when worn for several hours around my apartment. Thanks to a new sensor inside the left ear cup, the headphones can now detect when you remove them from your ears and will pause audio until you put them back on

Positive
Chris Welch
4 months ago

Jabra Elite 45h

(1/3)

I’ve never accepted that affordable should be synonymous with terrible. Around eight years ago, Wirecutter was one of the first (if not the first) major publications to seriously test and compare budget earbuds and headphones. All we wanted back then was something around $100 that fit comfortably, sounded great, and could take a phone call reasonably well. And we wanted a pair that was reliably easy to use

Positive
4 months ago

Comfort Level

Sony WH-1000XM4

(1/1)

” I’m not some masochist who likes wearing over-ear headphones outside in the sweltering summer heat, but I’ve found the 1000XM4s to be plush and comfortable when worn for several hours around my apartment. Thanks to a new sensor inside the left ear cup, the headphones can now detect when you remove them from your ears and will pause audio until you put them back on.

Positive
Chris Welch
4 months ago

Jabra Elite 45h

(1/3)

Around eight years ago, Wirecutter was one of the first (if not the first) major publications to seriously test and compare budget earbuds and headphones. All we wanted back then was something around $100 that fit comfortably, sounded great, and could take a phone call reasonably well. And we wanted a pair that was reliably easy to use.That’s how we found the Jabra Revo headphones, which have evolved over a few models (all of them top picks) into the Jabra Elite 45h

Positive
4 months ago

Durability

Sony WH-1000XM4

(1/2)

I bought one pair of these headphones and they were defective out of the box. I returned them and the replacement was even WORSE than the first one. If two out of two of the same product are broken out-of-the-box, you have failed as a company. Sony doesn't even care either! My replacement order was shipped to me in a box just as slim as the box the headphones come in and only slightly longer with absolutely NO packing protection

Negative
Marco A.
5 months ago

Jabra Elite 45h

(1/1)

amazingly, it wont bend! After months it still hasn't stretched out. In reality, this is a testament to the quality of material which is why I gave it 5 stars, even though I cant really use it. Someone looking for a sturdy headset would have a difficult time finding one more sturdy than this.

Positive
Rachael S
10 months ago

Warranty

Sony WH-1000XM4

(1/1)

Other than that it’s a warranty issue that you can’t fix yourself. I was offered a full refund on my 8th pair and decided to go for the Sony WH-1000XM4’s and I’ve been happy ever since.

Negative
DigbyTheDogKing
1 year ago

Jabra Elite 45h

(1/1)

Regarding the warranty on your Jabra Move Style Edition, the headset comes with a Manufacturer's warranty that begins the day you purchase the headset. There is no need to sign up for anything to obtain this warranty. You will, however, need to keep a copy of your purchase receipt as you will need it should you ever need a warranty replacement of your headset.

Positive
JabraSupport
1 year ago