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Jun 16, 2018
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when is it going to ship? there is no updated news.
Jun 16, 2018
Aja12
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Jun 16, 2018
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Nope. There is supposed to be an update in mid June. We’re smack bang in the middle of June now. The HD6xx has just dropped again. Pretty frustrating stuff from Massdrop, not at least releasing final specs and putting a gag order on DIY Audio from releasing the final specs, which were known months ago.
Massdrop has the final specs, and based off of their April update, they should also have a pallet of HD58x‘s sitting in their distribution facility. I don’t know what their strategy is by withholding the specs for so long. One update in 5 months?
Jun 16, 2018
JeremyP
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Jun 18, 2018
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Seems to me the gag order must have been because of some issue they encountered during manufacturing and possibly had to make changes to correct. This could potentially make that document inaccurate as a result. Keep in mind these are brand new drivers for Sennheiser, and this is the first production run. These drivers have not been used in ANY of their other sets before.
I really would not be surprised to see this first production run take even longer than anticipated, and I, personally, am perfectly fine with that. I would rather that than be disappointed once they arrive because of something that got past QC. I don't imagine replacements would be readily available for a while either.
And hey, my 6xx are about to arrive anyway (today, 2 days early!), so I'm a happy man. Now if my Topping stack would just ship! Guess I'm about to see just how much a diff it makes over my ASUS onboard audio after all. Happy waiting y'all!
Jun 18, 2018
Aja12
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Jun 18, 2018
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You know final production started in April? Sennheiser isn’t exactly new to making headphones, new components or not. Not to mention the first drop only consists of about 1500 units, not exactly huge order to fulfil. DIY Audio being told to remove their article/graphs had nothing to do with manufacturing issues. Massdrop said that an update would be given in mid June, which we’re still in. We’re just impatient.
Yeah, I think a lot of us that ordered the 58x already have the 6xx.
Jun 18, 2018
JeremyP
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Jun 18, 2018
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Yes, so... April to June is not a very long time, despite what your patience level may be telling you. And the first production run is more like 2700 units total. We don't really know that they will or will not ship in "by-drop" batches at this point. I joined near the end (#2500 I think) yet my shipping estimate is July 11, which makes me think they will try to ship these all around the same time frame (maybe wishful thinking, I admit). Also, as this IS a limited run item, at this point at least, I am pretty sure the manpower dedicated to these is nowhere near the same level as their standard production line. Nor would I want it to be. These are being hand matched, assembled, and produced. The only way that can feasibly happen with any consistency is with a smaller team.
I would say since you already have the 6xx, what's the big hurry on these? They'll be done when they're ready, and hopefully will be worth the wait. Just my $0.02. I know that probably doesn't help the frustration much, sorry.
Jun 18, 2018
JeremyP
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Jun 18, 2018
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Yea, and understandably so. But in the long run a little delay isn't a big deal really, not something I'd care about 5 years down the road. I am definitely hoping we'll hear some official update by the end of this week though! *fingers crossed* We'll see...
Jun 18, 2018
Aja12
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Dude, I’m not sure why you‘re writing short novels about your theories on production and release of these headphones, but you’re not really adding anything other than speculation. Or was it all just so you could tell the world about your 6xx’s being delivered soon? The 6xx’s were a limited run too. And here we are 40 something thousand units later.
Jun 18, 2018
JeremyP
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Jun 18, 2018
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Dude, chill. That better? I'm just bored, working.
What would be interesting to know though is how close to the delivery target the first production run of those was.
Jun 18, 2018
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