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Massdrop x Sennheiser HD 58X Jubilee Headphones EXPIRED

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Specs:
  • Glossy black headband, gray metal grilles
  • Ear coupling: Over-ear (circumaural)
  • Transducer principle: Open, dynamic
  • Impedance: 150 ohms
  • Frequency response: 12–38,500 Hz (-10 dB)
  • THD + N: < 0.1% at 1 kHz, 100 dB
  • Sound pressure level: 104 dB at 1V, 1 kHz
  • Connector: ⅛ in (3.5 mm) gold-plated stereo jack plug
  • Cable: 6 ft (1.8 m) OFC, detachable
  • Weight without cable: Approx. 9.2 oz (260 g)

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From what I've read...the HD 598 (and HD 599) are easier to drive being lower ohms and have a better sound stage (which is good for gaming).

The 58X are better at everything else. Probably better overall, but its close enough where people with different tastes will argue over these two. And I've heard people say "Yeah, 598s have a wider side stage, but the 58Xs are more accurate so its kind of wash there"

So, you could probably wait a month and pick up the HD599 for $99 on Black Friday. Or spend $130 and get these that are probably better for most people. Either option, they're close enough that a 'wrong' decision doesn't really exist or isn't going be devastating.
Thanks! Love these headphones. I got a backup pair before they are discontinued for cannibalizing the 660s. They are not as good, but definitely not $150+ worse. Very close and I like the tuning of these better.
You do NOT need an amplifier for these. Waste of money. These are specifically designed to work well off a mobile phone or PC headphone output. I've run mine both ways and zero benefit from more power. A Good DAC helps, though.

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Thanks! Love these headphones. I got a backup pair before they are discontinued for cannibalizing the 660s. They are not as good, but definitely not $150+ worse. Very close and I like the tuning of these better.
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These are fantastic headphones and a great entry into the world of high-end phones. You will need an amplifier; they won't play well driven by a phone or most other portable devices (some of the better quality portable music players might be able to drive them). But if you have a home audio system with a headphone jack, that will work fine as well.
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Absolutely love these as an "affordable high end" option. Brilliant balance of accuracy and fun listening. The benefits of an open headphone with beautiful low end that was lacking in my AT AD700 open pair that finally broke on me. Way more comfortable than the goofy AD700 headband that I was always adjusting too.
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How do these compare to the HD 598's? My pair just broke and I'm looking for a replacement.

Use mine mostly for wfh calls and gaming in the evenings
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I bought these twice and returned them twice. The Sennheiser 560s destroys these. A little more expensive, not that much more, but price-to-performace ratio is well worth it.
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Quote from aj.halling7 :
How do these compare to the HD 598's? My pair just broke and I'm looking for a replacement.

Use mine mostly for wfh calls and gaming in the evenings
From what I've read...the HD 598 (and HD 599) are easier to drive being lower ohms and have a better sound stage (which is good for gaming).

The 58X are better at everything else. Probably better overall, but its close enough where people with different tastes will argue over these two. And I've heard people say "Yeah, 598s have a wider side stage, but the 58Xs are more accurate so its kind of wash there"

So, you could probably wait a month and pick up the HD599 for $99 on Black Friday. Or spend $130 and get these that are probably better for most people. Either option, they're close enough that a 'wrong' decision doesn't really exist or isn't going be devastating.
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I bought these twice and returned them twice. The Sennheiser 560s destroys these. A little more expensive, not that much more, but price-to-performace ratio is well worth it.
Just out of curiosity, what do find about the 560s that "destroys" the 58x? I read the comparison of the 560s to the 600 on rtings [rtings.com], and they called the 560s only "slightly better".
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These are fantastic headphones and a great entry into the world of high-end phones. You will need an amplifier; they won't play well driven by a phone or most other portable devices (some of the better quality portable music players might be able to drive them). But if you have a home audio system with a headphone jack, that will work fine as well.
You do NOT need an amplifier for these. Waste of money. These are specifically designed to work well off a mobile phone or PC headphone output. I've run mine both ways and zero benefit from more power. A Good DAC helps, though.
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Just out of curiosity, what do find about the 560s that "destroys" the 58x? I read the comparison of the 560s to the 600 on rtings [rtings.com], and they called the 560s only "slightly better".
I was wondering the same thing. Personally, I found the 560s about as exciting as watching paint dry. They are accurate but very boring in my opinion. Audio is very subjective so please don't pretend there are absolutes. I will say the 58X is one of the few headphones that sounded better after a few days of burn in. I also believe that if you don't like a headphone at all day one then burn in is not going to fix it.

I returned my 560s and will have two pairs of the 58X so in my opinion this headphone destroys the 560s. I am also excited about the upcoming Hifiman Edition XS. It looks like it may be the next Sundara unless it is tuned terribly.
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You do NOT need an amplifier for these. Waste of money. These are specifically designed to work well off a mobile phone or PC headphone output. I've run mine both ways and zero benefit from more power. A Good DAC helps, though.
You're correct; I was thinking of the 580s. Although the impedance is still higher than the majority of wired headphones meant to be used with portables, it does say in the listing that they were designed with portable electronics in mind. So I retract my earlier statement.
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This is an amazing deal - some of the best headphones under $150 money can buy.

For all those gamers out there, esp those with a PS5, you can use these while gaming.

The DualSense PS5 controller drives these great (and you can use the built in mic in the DualSense for COD/FPS games - not the best quality but more than passable according to my friends who i play COD with a few hours a week)

Another option is the Drop PC38X if you want a mic but these are FAR better for music.

Look up youtube videos and you can see that the metal can slightly be stretched/bent to reduce clamp force or you can place it in between a few boxes to reduce clamp force.

I didnt notice a problem and I have a gigantic head with thick rimmed glasses.

If the earpads dont suit you - Amazon sells a pair of very nice Dekoni paids for $30-40 - with your choice of material.

Enjoy!
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