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Massdrop x Sennheiser HD 58X Jubilee Headphones
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$199

Massdrop x Sennheiser HD 58X Jubilee Headphones

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The best choice for most people
After a few months trading back and forth between these and the HD6XX, I really think most people will be much happier with these. I do most of my listening to my ripped ALAC collection and/or Tidal on my iPhone through the lightning adapter. The Hd6XX are fine with this, but definitely don’t shine like they do when plugged into my desktop computer or receiver, whereas the HD58X sound pretty much the same (great) no matter what you plug them into. If you had to have just one and will do any listening through a portable source, go for these. As for actual performance, they sound like a slightly more energetic set of Sennheiser open-back headphones. Bass guitars come to life on these, and there is enough sparkle on the high end to satisfy most folks. A really great set of headphones at any price.
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Would recommend to a friend.
This is a tough review to write. I know these are not 5 star headphones but every time I change it to 4 I feel like I am selling them short. I have plenty of headphones that are technically better in every single way but found myself having to listen to music I normally wouldn't in order to appreciate what they had to offer. The problem I always had was the music I like is normally poorly recorded and those headphones would just suck the fun out of most of my favorite albums. This includes the 600's and 6xx's. I'm not sure what I expected when I bought these. I've been daydreaming about the 660s and seen another 150ohm Sennheiser with the 6xx series looks for $150 and figured why not. Massdrop shipped them quick and they got here in no time despite the normally slow fedex/usps thing. I have a regular new headphone ritual where I open up foobar and play Reasonable Doubt. Normally I skip through that album in a couple minutes because those other headphones makes the poor quality samples and overall poor recording quality unbearable to listen to. I usually have to use my jbl s700's or ATH-WS1100's for old school hip hop. This is where this review may get a little weird so I apologize in advance. Now I have these on and hit play. Can't Knock the Hustle starts playing and the heart beat starts. At the 30 second mark it dawns on me I am sitting here with my eyes closed remembering when I first bought the cassette back in the day not really even listening. Then the 42sec mark hits and sitting in a room alone I actually say ooh. I sat there with my feet up and eyes closed and listened to the entire album. Not once did I have the flaws of the album forced on me or even thought to look for them. The entire time I was having memories of the first time I listened to the album and enjoyed it just as much as I did then. I know all that probably sounded weird but what I'm about to say may sound even more weird. All of my so called "audiophile" grade headphones always gave me the impression they were tuned by someone a generation older to fit the music they enjoyed when they were younger. These are the first quality pair of headphones that feel like they are tuned by someone from my generation. A lot of audiophile headphones don't seem to like hip hop or at least late 80's early 90's hip hop but these do. Everything just sounds pleasurable. My collection of music is just not hip hop and I normally have to switch headphones depending on what I want to listen to but I haven't felt the need with these. The only real shortcomings I think these headphones have is the soundstage and separation. I'm strictly speaking stock in this review because those can be improved. I find the soundstage to be very close to the 600's and separation of instruments to be a bit less or softer than both the 600's and the 6xx's. I would definitely like more soundstage stock but I think the way these do separation is part of why they work so well with all music and are so pleasurable. If your playlist goes from wu tang to rage to Biggie to Nirvana to Dessa to Wayne to you get the point these are for you. I have seen some comments of owners saying they had some graininess with theirs but I have no sign of that with mine. I did have that with those ATH-WS1100's but it went away after a week of use so hopefully those who have/had that issue with these will have the luck I had with those.
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Are these better than my Beats?
That is a definitive yes. I think the only place that the beats can beat the sennheiser hd58x to is who is going to be quicker in going inside the trash can and I believe that beats will win that round hands down, no competition xD. But on a serious note, there is no way any beats model could surpass the sound quality that this can produce
Will this work with my phone?
Short answer: Yes. Long answer: They won’t sound like the $160 you paid for and you will also need to crank up the volume quite a bit.
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Is this wireless?
SpaceCadet24
637
Oct 3, 2019
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No. Did someone really ask this?
UKMohamed
5
Mar 23, 2020
selicos
2
Jun 14, 2020
SpaceCadet24They are often pictured without cables and are not specifically labelled as wired or wireless. I just spent 5 minutes looking at the specs and no here to see for myself as I want wireless but it looks like it would cost me an extra $45 for the 2.5mm adapter just to use these. No thanks. Bad marketing creates this question.
SpaceCadet24
637
Jun 15, 2020
selicosMarketing? Seriously? Does everything need to be explicitly stated to be comprehended? The overwhelming majority of headphones are wired. When buying a car, must it be stated that it has an internal combustion gas engine so as not to be confused with an electric motor? Like the old commercial said, "an educated consumer is the best customer."
pradeep-s
161
Jul 10, 2020
selicosYou don't have to buy the 2.5 mm adapter or the 2.5 mm cable. It is optional. If you have a balanced amp or player that requires you to use the 2.5 mm cable, then you can replace the 3.5 mm cable that comes along with the headphones. For all the usual 3.5 mm headphone slots (most phones, amps, tabs and laptops), you can use the default cable. I paid $45 for the additional cable (without this knowledge), so informing you too. I don't regret buying the 2.5 mm cable, though.
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NYCJim57
15
Sep 4, 2020
SpaceCadet24And how do you educate yourself if you don't ask questions? It look's as though Drop's Admin removed a possible future Audiophile/Customers name so they wouldn't be embarrassed as a Beginner with replies like yours. Not everyone like yourself was born with your Audiophile education and wisdom. I have a friend who is a long time Audiophile who suggested I join Drop when I became interested in this hobby. He did mention there are going to be smart ass's like yourself who think they are the God's of the Audiophile Empire, And will show no mercy to simple questions. It's unfortunate, but they do exist, just pay no attention to them. Just to let you know, that question was not asked by me but it would have been nicer to just answer the question with a simple No they are not wireless. You and the members who gave you likes for your comment should be ashamed for Slamming a beginner like that.
SpaceCadet24
637
Sep 5, 2020
NYCJim57When I was young and asked my father what a specific word meant, he'd say to look it up. The most important thing I learned in school was how to learn. How do you educate yourself without asking questions? Um, by looking? Reading? I'm not sure what you're accusing me of and I don't know how anything looks to you nor do I care. I was not born with any "Audiophile education and wisdom" but learned whatever it is I know by doing research, be it simple or in-depth. I don't appreciate the tone of your post and it is you who should be ashamed of yourself. Slamming a beginner? Even for a complete novice, how difficult is it to determine the answer by looking at the photos (even the 2nd one makes it clear) and reading the description? How many photos showing the cables are needed to realize they're not wireless? Or scroll down to the specs that state there is a 6' cable. Does the word "wireless" appear anywhere in the description? I object to laziness. People would rather ask an uneducated question rather than take 5 seconds to look it up. Have you ever looked at the questions people ask on Amazon? It's frightening. Anyway, thanks for "drop"ping in on this fine Friday evening. You are the first person to have anything negative to say. Perhaps the fault lies not in your stars...
Frogmeat
562
Oct 5, 2019
Yes, if you don't hook the cable to the headphones. Only problem with going wireless, is that they don't work without the wire, lol.
willisman20
19
Oct 3, 2019
No, this is a pair of wired headphones.
jmp.gaming
4
Jun 4, 2020
if you add a btr5 it is
Shakey27
3
Oct 4, 2019
You could get a bluetooth adapter if you're looking to go portable.
Aflax
3
Oct 3, 2019
No
bot128
1
Jul 20, 2020
yes if you don't pug the wire in. but the small side effect is you cant hear stuff for theme.
Ogmasterant
0
May 30, 2021
@SpaceCadet24 you do realize that sennheiser makes wireless headphones as well, and the pictures do make it seem like they are wireless. You shouldn’t be such a smart ass if your gonna answer someone’s question. Not everyone is accustomed to hi fidelity sound and most headphones now a days are wireless, so don’t be a d****
SpaceCadet24
637
May 31, 2021
OgmasterantI'm trying to comprehend the purpose of your post. First, do you really think I'm not aware that Sennheiser makes wireless headphones? Second, which photos make YOU think these could be wireless? The ones with the wires sticking out? The ones with the openings where the wires go? The ones that don't show a power switch or volume control or charging station? I'm sure there are still people who read so that even if the photos were not clear, the description would be. Third, most headphones are certainly not wireless and even fewer could attain audiophile or hi-fidelity status. Finally, my initial post was over a year ago. You seem to be quite in the minority in feeling the need to call me names; something I have not done. This reflects upon you, not me. Were you hoping I could retroactively take back my purely rhetorical initial post that was not an answer directed to someone's question but rather a general statement of being saddened that more people aren't looking a little closer or reading a few sentences before firing off a question that is not in need of an answer.
harrtybb
0
Jun 3, 2021
SpaceCadet24I know right sennhieser would never make wirele.... https://en-uk.sennheiser.com/wireless-headphones
Creeper1587
17
Jul 15, 2021
harrtybbNone of their high-end models are wireless. The wireless ones are their consumer products. This should be obvious.
Are these better than my Beats?
Soham1255
517
Oct 3, 2019
That is a definitive yes. I think the only place that the beats can beat the sennheiser hd58x to is who is going to be quicker in going inside the trash can and I believe that beats will win that round hands down, no competition xD. But on a serious note, there is no way any beats model could surpass the sound quality that this can produce
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What's the difference between the HD 58X and HD 6XX?
Narq
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Oct 3, 2019
Such a potential can of worms here... I think it comes down to 2 things:
  1. The subjective/personal experience of which sounds better (and there are hundreds of opinions out there about which one sounds better and/or how they are different). Even if 2 people agree on how they differ in sound, they might disagree on which they prefer.
  2. The objective difference, of which there is really only one that matters- impedance. You have to use an amp with the 6XX @ 300 ohms. You can get away without one on the 150 ohm 58X (but I don't recommend it). Otherwise, I don't find any spec or build differences that really matter (at least for me).
If you're on the move, with your phone, and don't want to slip a portable headphone amp in the chain, the 58X would be the better choice. Personally, I use my 6XX with an amp, primarily for gaming and listening to music that is on my pc. My 58X is plugged into a keyboard, without an amp. They both sound and feel fantastic. Choosing between them, for me, is fairly impossible. I love them both, I would be fine with just one or the other. And, at the end of the day, I don't think anyone could make a wrong choice by buying either one or both. The only bad decision would be not to buy one at all.
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pfunknut
15
May 2, 2020
I already have the 6xx. Tell me why I need this one?
BenPup
64
May 7, 2020
You don’t
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Will this work with my phone?
SimonLiu
99
Oct 4, 2019
Short answer: Yes. Long answer: They won’t sound like the $160 you paid for and you will also need to crank up the volume quite a bit.
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