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Massdrop x Sennheiser HD 6XX Headphones
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$279

Massdrop x Sennheiser HD 6XX Headphones

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Probably the best headphones you can buy at $200
if you are looking for an enjoyable headphone. One that is pleasant and pleasing to listen to after a long day at work, just get a pair of these. I have had mine since the end of 2016. I was able to jump into the original drop of the HD6xx. I have bought several other headphones throughout this time and I always ended up with these. the 6xx lacks quantity in bass, but it does not lack quality. it has enough for genres like Jazz, not enough for other genres though. I am currently powering my 6xx through the Massdrop Liquid Carbon and it just such a beautiful pairing. There is zero fatigue. the liquid carbon adds a bit of umph on the bass too. these are great headphones for vocals. Male & female After almost 3 years of buying and selling headphones, these are still sitting on my desk, because I have not found a better value than these anywhere
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A Top-Notch Experience From Beginning To End!
From the painless ordering process to making sure that the product arrived on time professionally packaged, along with an invoice to the actual product itself - the HD 6XX - Wow! I have been listening to music for over 40 years and have never heard my music like this before. Little nuances that were never heard before come out here. Not like hearing it for the first time, but like hearing a different mix of the same song. Very impressive Drop, please give yourselves a big hand for making these beautiful headphones even more available for all to enjoy!
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What are "open back headphones"?
Open backs project sound both towards your ears and out the sides of the earpieces. This makes the sound feel as if they are coming from further away. Good for replicating the directions of where each vocals and instruments are coming from; like at a concert. Close backs sound as if the music is coming from the centre of your head; you get less "directional" experience but they feel more intimate. Open backs leak sound so if you are riding on public transport, the people sitting next to you might look at you sideways wonder why you are playing music for everyone around you. Most high end headphones are open back so don't worry about losing any sound quality from the leakage!
What is the best amp (or amp/dac) to pair with the HD6XX?
They go well with my Modi/Magni Schiit stack
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What’s the difference between the HD6XX and the HD650?
Reedo
408
Oct 3, 2019
There is no difference other than branding - these will have Drop logos/HD6XX printed on the headband, while the 650 will have no Drop logo and will say HD650 instead. Acoustically, they are identical.
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What is the best amp (or amp/dac) to pair with the HD6XX?
They go well with my Modi/Magni Schiit stack
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What are "open back headphones"?
thomsonSMG
85
Oct 3, 2019
Open backs project sound both towards your ears and out the sides of the earpieces. This makes the sound feel as if they are coming from further away. Good for replicating the directions of where each vocals and instruments are coming from; like at a concert. Close backs sound as if the music is coming from the centre of your head; you get less "directional" experience but they feel more intimate. Open backs leak sound so if you are riding on public transport, the people sitting next to you might look at you sideways wonder why you are playing music for everyone around you. Most high end headphones are open back so don't worry about losing any sound quality from the leakage!
Beboptrumpet
0
Mar 8, 2021
My father is a full time orchestra member, 1st call studio trumpet, and when the symphony schedule allows , he takes every good job offer that doesn’t conflic. He gets called for most Broadway shows, he plays most commercial/pop/jazz/soul/r&b gigs in town. He has taught at a number of public and private universities—however, his schedule got to be impossible, so he quit most of the college teaching gig because of time constraints—especially when one deans of music wanted him to cut back on other work to focus on his adjunct professorship there... he quit, and the next week, he got an offer to cover a Sabbatical for a prestigious conservatory. Anyway, he has pretty much cut his teaching schedule down to focus on a large trumpet studio of a little over 20 students at the private school with the strongest program in the State. All of his students practice & it has the strongest music program of any private I’ve had a pair of HD 650s with an O2 amp and a few nice DAC’s I tried for years to get him to try them. The Open backed design makes it so when players can really hear everything, in aluminates the terrible earplug affect that it’s almost like someone squeezing your nose shut while you talk. There’s no need for Mic monitoring. The sound quality is amazing and the eq is so flat...Frankly, if you’re listening to a good record, if you don’t like how it sounds coming out of a pair of each of the 650s, I really don’t think you like music. Frankly , if you’re listening to a good record, if you don’t like how it sounds coming out of a pair of HD 650s, I really don’t think you like music. getting to the point, it took two or three years of me trying to explain to my dad how they would be perfect for playing with headphones on… So long as a click track wouldn’t be so loud to mess up a recording session. Anyhow, I set them up Along with a few other things when all of his private lessons got shifted on-line. I hope your train them just one time in the type of environment a suggested them for, he now sees them as required for his job. About to order some earplugs with really well protection levels. Up by 3’s from 6-21 any trumpet or brass player have recommendations for the earplugs? One friend has had a custom molded set of 9db plugs with iem’s powered with ear-plug batteries made. I hope that the bone conducting headsets. This could especially be useful for a studio click track. I am just worried about Then producing too much noise and I want to make sure they aren’t leaking sound onto a recording
AudioJet
311
Oct 3, 2019
They are usually over ear headphones but not always. They allow the speakers to breathe with an open design on the backside. Typically they have a wider soundstage so the music doesn't seem like it's coming from a speaker on your head. Those around you will hear what you're listening to so they are not the best choice for an office environment. They are however the best choice for critical listening at home. Definitely my favorite design.
wyd4
37
Oct 3, 2019
Open back are exactly that. They are not sealed cups, the rear of the driver is exposed to the world and as a result have the ability to sound more natural and part of your environment. Not always though. This can be a positive and a negative. I personally use closed back cans for work in the office and at home when the kids are going nuts (when working from home) and when they are asleep I tend to use open backs on low volume so I dont wake them, but I can hear any action in the house.
Mindcontrol1
6
Apr 4, 2021
Believe me. You want them. Noise cancelation headphones sound good in theory and they really have their place. In planes and maybe even some video games, but overall I always reach for my open backs, even with most games. Another consideration is noise leak with open backs. If there are a lot of people around you then they will have a much easier time hearing what is coming from your headphones rather than if you were in a room by yourself. I always watch movies and play games from the privacy of my home office and open backs are perfect. They do a much better job of make distant sounds actually sound distant and not fake and artificial like closed back/noise canceling headphones. I am so selective of any close backs I buy now because open backs are far superior.
sinbad269
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Sep 19, 2020
Like @thomsonSMG said, but that's not to say closed-backs can't have a good sound-stage, etc. It's just harder to produce. Closed options are best used on public transport or an office environment, or where you in a room with someone that's a light sleeper. Noise cancelling on the other hand, go a step further and add an "active" part to closed-backs where they try to counter-act surrounding noise by producing an opposing-frequency noise [frequencies in opposing phases at the same time cancel each other out]. This is why they are especially useful in things like air travel, because it's generally one constant noise.
technerd34
0
Oct 4, 2019
yes they re open back headphones. i love that u can hear stuff u have never heard before eith these headphones
What’s the difference between the HD6XX and HD58X?
DrMEB
82
Oct 3, 2019
I have both. The HD6XX are definitely worth the premium and, to my ears, have fuller and crisper bass and clearer more defined highs. They are harder to drive, but I feed them with a Schiit Stack or EarStudio ES100. The HD58X feels lacking comparing side-by-side, but on its own is still a very pleasant listening experience.
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Njychen
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Oct 3, 2019
Is it possible to reduce or adjust the clamping force of these headphones?
DrMEB
82
Oct 3, 2019
This video helped me a great deal: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNxK-NwSR5U
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