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Buckbrick
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Dec 21, 2017
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So... HD6XX or HD58X
Dec 21, 2017
Cokeman
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Dec 21, 2017
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6XXs are better
Dec 21, 2017
nsonnson
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Dec 21, 2017
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How these two perform without amp? I'm new to audiophile, which currently do not own any amp.
Dec 21, 2017
E111
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Dec 21, 2017
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My HD6xx sound fine straight to my Ipod and PC, but sound a lot better with a dedicated amp/DAC. Everyone's hearing is different and some people will use this without buying anything extra like an amp, and some won't touch headphones without an dedicated amp.
Dec 21, 2017
JamieNZ
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Dec 21, 2017
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HD6XX are the better headphones but if you don't have an amp I would go for the HD58X's. The thing is if you get right into it and purchase a DAC, amp, etc, you are not going to stop at one pair of headphones anyway.
Dec 21, 2017
Buckbrick
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Dec 22, 2017
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I have the TH-X00. If I consider those as punchy and energetic, would these be more lush and laidback? I do have a tube amp and would love to have the HD-6XX as a complement to the TH-X00. However I prefer the TH-X00 through a solid state amp than a tube one. Running them through some vintage tubes makes them too much at the low end.
Dec 22, 2017
CamperIV
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Dec 22, 2017
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1 week with the HD58x and you'll consider your X00 harsh and unlistenable. Anyway, expect a pretty neutral presentation with much leaner bass compared to the X00 and forward vocals. However it is a great complement for sure, for 150$ you can't go wrong with this. I do use solid-state amp for my listening and my experience is based on that so YMMV.
Dec 22, 2017
JamieNZ
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Dec 22, 2017
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What sort of tube amp do you have? An OTL amp like a Dark Voice, would probably work better with the higher impedance of the 6XX's. However if your amp has an Output Transformer or if it's a Hybrid amp then it probably won't matter either way . The tubes my also take the edge off the brighter sound of the 58x. I've just got the He4XXs plus a pair of Senns PXC 550's in the last month so I think I've used up my headphone quota for a while. I have to admit I am very tempted by these at $150 US. However I'll probably hold off and wait for another 6XX drop some time next year.
Dec 22, 2017
Buckbrick
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Dec 22, 2017
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It looks like the HD-6xx series now runs the whole gamut of the sound frequency.
Bright- HD 660 Bright - HD 58x Neutral - HD 600 Warm - HD 650
Is this right?
Dec 22, 2017
Buckbrick
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Dec 22, 2017
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Im using an old LD MK3. So technically HD 6xx will work better. But I’m looking to getting a better tube amp, so its either OTL or transformer coupled depending on the headphones I have and vice versa.
Dec 22, 2017
JamieNZ
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Dec 22, 2017
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If your current amp is a Little Dot and you are looking at upgrading, go for the 6XX's.
Dec 22, 2017
dleblanc
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Dec 22, 2017
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660 and 600 are very very similar, but the 660S is more transparent and slightly brighter. Still a neutral headphone.
Dec 22, 2017
Corinth
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Dec 22, 2017
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I’m looking to get the ld mk3... how do you rate it? What makes you want to get something better?
Dec 22, 2017
Buckbrick
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Dec 23, 2017
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It’s a good if it is your first amp. I must have gotten it nearly 8 years ago. Back then, the LD MK3 and the Dark Voice were the 2 most popular budget tube amp. For most part, the amp sounds warm. Rolling the drive tubes will improve the treble and bass impact somewhat.
Dec 23, 2017
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