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In fact you're looking at HD600 here for this drop.
HD580 Jubilee is actually the earlier version of HD600, the sound would be closest to the HD600. (580, 600, 650 share the same drive, but utilizing different metal grill and filter to make them a bit different).
Not quite. The driver seems to be different, as well as the impedance.
i see, it's not related to HD580-650 linage.
The HD58X Jubilee does not have the same driver as the HD660S, but Jude from Head-Fi stated that the two headphones sound similar. Compared to the HD58X, the HD660S has more-resolving treble and more-extended, tighter bass... and is $350 more... for now.
"This driver is closely related to the driver in the new HD660S. Same materials and new driver design.
The HD660S drivers are 2mm larger plus there are some differences in the damping scheme between the headphones."
Ah yes, you are correct. I misread.
The HD58X is not like the 6XX in the way that they are just a new colorway of an existing headphone. The 58X is a new headphone that does not exist on the market. Massdrop should have called these the 66X and not the 58X. These are not meant to be nor will they be a take on the original 580 Jubilee, they only share a name, nothing more. What these are is an HD660s with a new driver with a lower impedance that is tuned to have a bit less bass and a bit more energy in the treble.
I think they went with the 58X instead of the 66X so not to infuriate people who would assume that this is "better" than the 6XX but costs 50 less.
Also to not blur the 660s target market
Calling the HD58X the HD66X would have made no sense since the HD58X and HD660S have completely different drivers. While they sound similar and have the same impedance (150-ohms), the HD660S is more resolving (transparent) than the HD58X.
So the 58X is less bass heavy and more clear than the 660S? My 598s have enough bass for me. If the 58X have the same or even just a touch more bass as well as the same even more clarity than the 598s than I'd get those.
Compared to the 660S, the 58X bass will be of less quantity and quality. The 58X will have slightly more treble but will not be as clear. Having said that, the 58X will probably end up being the most transparent/natural sounding sub-$200 headphone in the world.
See that makes me torn between these and the HD6XX which most people seem to rave about.
I recently broke my 9500 a few months back.
I like to think of these as a more refined sounding upgrade to those.
Will probably jump on these if my gf forgets about my other dozen headphones.