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These things have horrible build quality. They are not stable so you have to be very gentle when using them. And there is a clear plastic piece on the side that supports the headband that ALWAYS breaks first and then the headband becomes useless. If you look at the second to last product picture, its a close up of the piece I am mentioning. DROP really needs to stop making these and make a v2 that has a better build quality.
so they still havent fixed the shit build quality
I got my pair when they first released these (and they were supposed to be a "limited" item) but since the product images have not changed I am betting they haven't. AKG and (mass)DROP probably have another warehouse full that they need to get rid of.
Yeah i've gone through about 3 myself re branded xdrops on ebay one from massdrop and one replacement . All of them have horrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrible build quality, all of them experience the same issue left headphone always goes out they either use cheap fucking cables or some shity solder i don't know. It always shits the bed in my experience. Have you had any luck with any other mass drop items? Or are all they all such horrible quality? I wanted to look at getting their sennheisers 6xx's but i'm afraid they're only gonna last a year and then shit the bed thoughts?
The HD6XX are famously durable - they are a rebrand (with no physical changes other than color) of the Sennheiser HD650, which has been around for years and years (along with its sibling, the HD600). There are plenty of people still rocking their HD600/HD650s from the early 2000s and even the 90s. You'll need to replace the pads every so often (just like any other headphone), and they might occasionally develop a scratch in the plastic, but even if there were to be a major issue, they were designed to be serviceable by the consumer - they are easy to fix and there are loads of parts available.
How long have you had your hd6xx's i'm rocking a hi fi 400i myself would this be an upgrade to you and for the love of god please don't tell me it's built in china i've had my fair share of shit from the akg headphones i bought from mass drop a few times great headphones but horrrrrrrrrible build quality didn't last a year. The hifi 400i's non mass drops have been going solid a few years and only had to replace pads a few times so far.
I know this comment isnt all about headphones but their Massdrop ALT/CTRL also have horrible QC as well. I can however say that the 58x's have never let me down so far and i've had them for a while. It seems that their Sennheisers have pretty good quality as i haven't heard many complaints.
how many years have you had them?
I've only had my HD6XX for a year or so, but they look as new as the day I unboxed them. They're built in Romania on Sennheiser's regular assembly line. I'd seriously recommend the 6XX or 58X - they should both have very similar build quality, as does the rest of the 600 series of products directly from Sennheiser. Do a little research to see which you would prefer, as the 58X and 6XX definitely take different approaches to sound, but both are good, and both are definitely durable.
you know if these akgs are made in china?
Honestly no idea - AKG has been through a few changes in recent years, going from an independent company to being owned by Harman Kardon and then Samsung. Genuinely not sure where the 7XX gets built, but I think the durability issue stems largely from an inherent design flaw (that little plastic holder on the headband). Suspension headbands like the 7XX often fail over time, though they're often more comfortable up front. Extension headbands like the 6XX won't necessarily be as comfortable, but they tend to last longer.
Sorry for the really late response. I've had them for about 2 years now and i have zero issues. They are my daily drivers for on the go. At home i use the M1060's.
Yeah i don't think i'm going back pretty happy with my sundara's.