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Update June 26:
The HD 58X will launch Wednesday, June 27 at 9:55 a.m. PT. There will be 1,800 units available, and they will ship in 2 to 3 business days.
The first production of the Massdrop x Sennheiser HD 58X Jubilee headphones has arrived at the warehouse, and the headphones are now being prepared for shipment. This shipment includes all HD 58X drop participants, which includes members who joined from December 20187 - April 2018. We estimate that the headphones will start shipping early next week.
Throughout the production process, we sent various samples to reviewers and we received positive results, as well as some constructive feedback on the sound. Some reviewers mentioned that there was too much energy in the upper mids, and not enough bass extension.
We decided to take advantage of the timeline we had, and made changes to the unit as it was being produced. A process like this typically takes years, and we were able to work with Sennheiser to make these changes in just a couple of months. Ultimately, these areas of the sound were improved without any other changes to the headphones.
Production is now complete and we’re excited to release the new frequency response graph:
We’d like to thank the community reviewers who helped us through the production process, and we’re looking forward to you all receiving the first production of the Massdrop x Sennheiser HD 58X Jubilee headphones!
Some of you received an email from us about a delay in serialization. Unfortunately about 165 serialized headphones are delayed, and expected to arrive at our warehouse by the end of next week. We’ve emailed all of those who are affected and the two options they have.
Also, we’re excited to announce that we have remaining units in our warehouse available for immediate shipment. With all the positive response around the HD 58X, we wanted to get more headphones into the hands of audio enthusiasts. We’ll be launching only 1,000 units of the HD 58X on Wednesday, June 27. These units will ship in 2 to 3 business days.
Excellent! Thanks for the update Avery, looking forward to getting my grubby hands on mine.
Another early product delivery? Awesome!
Praying & Hoping that pre-production and production reviews by the same person are positive in terms of the changes made, and possible changes to timbre, etc. :4
Thanks for the update. Looking forward to DIY Audio being able to release their review.
Thanks for the update. So which of the other Sennheiser Headphones will this one be more similar to?
I can not wait to finally get my hands on them. Thanks a lot for the update.
Does this mean that my expected shipment date will change from July 31, 2018? I joined the drop in early April. Just wondering since you mentioned that the new 1,000 units will be shipped in June.
Same. The email update makes it sound like I should expect to receive one of the early shipments, even though I didn't join until mid-April. It'd be nice, to be sure, (I've been champing at the bit since the updated graphs leaked,) but it seems far-fetched. A little clarification seems warranted.
@GGGGGGG apologies for the confusion! All HD 58X drop participants (including those from April - you!) will have their order shipped out next week. We currently have thousands of headphones at the warehouse preparing for shipment. We also have 1,000 leftover headphones, and those will launch next week. Hope that helps clarify!
Very cool! I will be standing sentry at the mailbox. Thanks for the quick response.
@AveryC Thank you for prompt update!!
Can someone kindly explain the implications from this graph? For example, will the bass be noticeably better than originally planned? For reference I also own the HD 660S (and love them!!). Many thanks in advance.
It looks like the leaked graph is correct. A bit more sub bass than the HD650, a tiny bit less in the muddy region from 200 hz to 1 khz. I mean tiny but it will make a difference and higher mids are tamed while highs are improved. A bit more from 9 khz up vs. HD650, so that could please some treble fans. It's also far less dipped, or peaky in the high treble too. With it being easier to drive, no more: "they need a good amp for bass" for this. It's going to be there.
I think you might need more than 1000 more units. Love that graph.
:)) great, hope I can get it before July 4, cause I will be traveling.....
I leave the 29th! Man this will be close.
I'm a bit confused... You're saying all units will be shipped about next week, but then say you're only launching 1000 units on Wednesday (which is also next week). Which statement should I trust? Also, I recieved this exact message by email. My estimated ship date was July 6. Am I then recieving it in advance? Can you clarify please ? Thank you and have a nice day :)
It has already been clarified few posts above. 1000 extra units for new drop.
Copy and Pasted from just a few post above yours-
GGGGGGG apologies for the confusion! All HD 58X drop participants (including those from April - you!) will have their order shipped out next week. We currently have thousands of headphones at the warehouse preparing for shipment. We also have 1,000 leftover headphones, and those will launch next week. Hope that helps clarify!
These are my first audiophile headphones and these tweaks have me even more excited. Thank you so much for the updates and for going through the work with Sennheiser to get the adjustments implemented. . I can't wait to hear some of my favorite music on these. Cheers!
Ha. I'm off on 10 days vacation starting on the 27th. Looks like I'll just miss them. Guess instead of being sad to be going home, I'll be excited for a little present to myself upon arrival. :)
So since you have 1000 extra pairs in the warehouse does that mean the 1000 from that drop will ship relatively fast?
Dude, your answer is in AceryC’s post at the top of the page, and it’s written in bold font.
Can't wait. Always liked my 580 and go back to them often. Had the Elex but didn't really like them, so sold them.
I just got my shipping notification, looks like you should have them before then!
My HD8X has shipped. Can't wait to listen it.
Mine just shipped too! Arrrrrrggghhhh
They shipped! Ahhh I'm excited! That was a long wait... Almost 7 months... geez
I hope so! No notification for me yet D=
Will it keep the same price for the drop thats coming @june 27th ($150) ?
Oh yeah, got my shipping notification also.
On an old post they said when it comes back it will be at a higher price. But who knows, they might just keep it the same.
Yea but they said the first drop will have a cheaper price due to a few reasons and one of them was the box that it'll come with and i doubt that they had enough time to finish and make the presentation box for the drop that's coming :P .
they said that to push the sale, but it turns out not as good as they expected, so i don't think they will raise the price.
What do you mean? Are you saying that the headphones that no one has yet suck?
Are you saying that they suck? Even though no one has them yet.
:)) yo... my package was shipped .... hope yours would be the same too... cheer :))
Ya im realizimg that now my bad. But in that case i agree with him the price will probably stay the same mostly because its still so new but i disagree on it doing terrible on the sale part it still raked in good numbers for just a prototype at first.
I'm assuming they are shipping in order from a chronological scenario. I joined the drop in March so I am towards the end.
Really hoping mine ship out today or tomorrow. . .I have to leave the country over 4th of July for work.
I was on the April drop and I got notification last night. Doesn’t look like fedex even has the package, just label created.
I joined the drop on Feb. 14th, which means they are not shipping in chronological order.
Slightly frustrating. . .
Massdrop doesn’t ever ship in chronological order. It’s random.
wow calm down! im saying MD plaining to sell 5k units in the first drop, but turns out only got 1.6k.
After multiple drops still only got 3k. got nothing to do with it sux or not, just the fact that the numbers of sold not as good as they expected!
and btw those sales numbers ar not good when u compare to the hd6xx, they sold 15k hd6xx in the first 3 weeks! and this hd58x got 3k after months!
I was being a bit of a smartass when I posted that y ya bfitz explained it too me i thought you meant something else when you posted that my bad
Mine shipped today too earlier than expected I joined in Feburary
Same here I'm so excited.
There is some logic to the disparity. One is essentially a clone of a well known and well liked headphone at considerable discount, the other is a related but new edition to the family, so to speak. If the 58x prove satisfactory to the initial batch of buyers, I expect good word of mouth will drive up sales. But as a variant, rather than a clone, it likely won’t ever come close to the 6xx in sales.
I'm just gonna have to say only time will tell y it is possible to become more popular than the 6XX . Also its more of a variant than a clone
I think we agree. The 58x is a variant rather than a clone. As such, until it’s out in the field, people are more likely to go with the clone they know. As for more popular, anything’s possible I suppose, but the 6xx has a gigantic head start.
So did the xbox one y yet the Nintendo Switch within a year has sold half as many consoles as the xbox has
It makes perfect sense that HD 58X Jubilee sold less. People knew exactly what they'll get with HD 6XX. HD 58X Jubilee is a mystery.
Yeah pretty much. That and the price difference from the HD650 to the HD6XX for the exact thing was a no brainer.
That may be True but some people love the box, y its possible they'll raise it either in this drop or the next one to show that the 58X y 6XX are on equal footing even if it can possibly affect sales in a negative way, Granted it might change nothing. Although taste is also a big factor in this sort of thing too.
i wonder why these were dropped before they were ready. seems iike it may be a quality headphone but eerily similar to the hd650 according to the graph
So $150 headphones with a very similar sound signature to ~$350-400 headphones? Works for me.
Also, got notice of shipping on mine as well - has anyone's actually shipped though? FedEx only says the label was created for mine. They weren't actually shipped. Looks like they're coming out of NJ though, so if they ship Monday, they'll likely get to me Tuesday which would mean getting them before we leave on Wednesday for ten days! Gonna be close!
fostex decided to get in on the modding game themselves. its true. the t60 is a modded fostex by fostex itself. and it has the same driver as the t50. i hear good things about it.
Good point... They may actually ship on Monday.
Guess there's still time to ship today as well. ;)
Mine shipped at 2am this morning, actually shipped, they are currently in PA. i live fairly close to NJ (MI) but my expected arrival date is still Wednesday the 27th.
Cool! Thanks for the update. I just realized based on your timing that the long tracking # means this is likely one of those FedEx-handoff-to-USPS things, which would explain the extra time. Looks like I'll get it when I get back. :(
EDIT: Yep. The tracking works in either FedEx or USPS, so looks like the postal service will be delivering it, not FedEx. Cheers.
I didn't know about the handoff but Its good news USPS will handle my package well, thank you for telling me.
Mine was sent en route this morning. From NY as well
Mine Shipped and I ordered in April, wow I feel bad for people that ordered in Feb. and still don't have shipping confirmation.
I ordered in Janurary and still have no shipping notification...
I ordered in Feb and got an order confirmation. Guess I'm one of the lucky ones ^^
I ordered March 15 and mine shipped late Thursday from N.J. to Kennesaw,Ga by Fedex/USPS Smart Post (more like slow post) and will arrive 6/28.
Yep, mine is scheduled to come in on the 30th, I live in AZ. I leave the 28th. First world problems eh?
I got a shipment notification and tracking number Weds night. I’m April drop. Still doesn’t show any movement. So you just never know how it will end up.
Edit: And remember, if FedEx doesn’t have the package they can’t give an estimated arrival!
Dear AveryC, I just received an email from Massdrop. Contents from first 2 para as followed:
"It has been brought to our attention that some of the Massdrop x Sennheiser HD 58X Jubilee Headphones shipped out with higher serial numbers than intended (over 501). If you are receiving this email, theres a chance you are receiving a higher serial number than expected. We apologize for this mix up and would like to help get this corrected.
If you would like to ensure that you receive headphones with a low serial number, we ask that you check your serial number on the outside of the box so that the unit can be returned before it is opened. "
THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE for customer who joined during the very first drop back in late December 2017. I understand there is option for me to exchange for a replacement that has a serial number lower than 500 if I received a set with serial number by more than 501. But this is so troublesome as I am using forwarding service for my unit. I based in Singapore and could only checked once the headset delivered by the forwarding company.
What if I received a unit with serial number by more than 501? Would Massdrop pay for the shipping service to ship the item from Singapore back to USA? Would Massdrop directly send me the unit with rectified serial number to my address in Singapore?
I hope my issue will be addressed. Thank you.
They got me on the serial number too. Except mine didn't actually make it out the door, so I guess instead they will be shipping next week.
Nothing like a bit more waiting while people who ordered months later get to enjoy their headphones first.
Yes. I am super disappointed with Massdrop. I thought I was not affected by the serial number issues. But I am wronged.
I am affected and it has been shipped. I would hope Massdrop can take the extra miles to solve this issue to all affected customers as much as possible. Even compensate customers for all the time and trouble to get it right.
I also got the email, unless I got #1 that # doesn't really hold a lot of meaning for me.. It will not be worth sending the unit back just so I can get #84 instead of #557.. They sent out a message and offered to rectify the situation plus gave out 10 bucks credit towards a future drop.. I say well done MD in my book..
Yes. I do understand where you are coming from. But I still disappointed that this mistake can happen.
It was a promise by Massdrop that those who purchased during the first drop will get a serial number below 501 (for the first 500 buyers). It adds to the "exclusiveness" for those early supporters. Haha.
I totally understand the exclusivity thing, I got in right when the drop went live.. I got #39350 on my 6XX's and the only reason I know that is because I just looked at them to type that.. I also have 0 friends that would know to be impressed by a 58X with a # below 500.. Maybe I need new friends..
Let it go...They might find out that Singaporeans are famous for...*Hint: It starts with C...
Haha. Bsastor. Yes, Singaporeans are infamous for complaining.
Massdrop, you are such a tease!
Like a mean woman leaning over for a kiss she's not gonna give.
Printing out FedEx labels on Wednesday and letting them sit on someone's desk till next week. Lol
Right. My ears are turning blue #blueears
but at least u got a label and tracking...
im still in " Order placed with the vendor" status.
Got an email from Customs Clearance UK LTD asking to pay a £30 customs fee before my pair can be delivered. Is this legitimate? I've found some sources saying its a scam. Could you please help clear this up? And if it is legitimate, why was I not informed there would be fees for this earlier??
That's legit, you have to pay sales tax when you import into the UK. I've always either paid online or at the post office during collection.
I thought all the payments were included in the shipping payment. Not really happy about this but if this is what was expected of UK customers then I guess I have to.
Yeah it sucks, that's why people have been asking for mass drop to distribute from somewhere in Europe to the Europeans but doubt it will happen. Buying from massdrop isn't worth it unless it's a unique item like this. Anyway enjoy your headphones.
I still havent even gotten a shipping notice. People ordering Wednesday are going to have theirs before I get mine which is ridiculous.
Any news? I am Dec 23,nI news
Got mine today, s# 3905.. In South Carolina..
I ordered Jan 16. No shipping notification, and when it does finally ship, it’s going to take about two weeks to get to me in Australia.
Lucky, I'm a December order y its been in Pennsylvania for 3-4 days without moving. Says it will get to me July 2nd. I live in Washington State.
Hah. Lucky. Mine are also sitting in PA with a scheduled delivery to California on July 3rd.
Yay Smart Post.
Feb 15th. Got my shipping notice, but apparently the item hasn't been picked up by FedEx/USPS. Only label created mid last week.
The grills look so odd.. the color makes them difficult to see through..
Yeah, they were colored that way to be the same colorway of the HD580
Take them apart and paint them black. Super easy to do.
I don't dislike them, just used to looking at the 6XX's.. I am glad they look different though.. They also have the same headband padding as the 6XX's and not like what they show in the promo pictures..
So what do you think? How do they sound so far.
What they are using the 2 bump and not the 4 like the 580 and 600? I‘m actually mad about that.
I dont get all these people getting these headphones and being asked what they thing and no one responding...
I think most people on this site don’t mind giving updates and opinions and if they don’t respond then that’s fine too. I’m not that good at writing reviews but I’m always happy to help when I can.
Correct, exactly the same as the 6XX
Oddly enough they seem just as hard to drive as the 6XX, plugged into the aune x1s they sound not as crisp as the 6XX but they do have more low end.. This is to my ears anyhow.. I use the darkvoice with my 6XX's and on a SS these are still more boomy..
I listen to mostly rock/metal and these suit my tastes well, I don't know what the 660s sound like but these are way different than the 600/6XX.. A phone will struggle to drive these, was using the topping NX1s with my phone and on high gain I had it on about 95% volume.. I would say these are closer to my sony MDR-1a to my 6XX sound wise..
I love that and hate that at the same time. I like that style better as far as comfort goes, but hate it because it doesn’t look right if these are supposed to be kind of a retro remaster of the 580s.
I hang mine on a stand so it works out better for me..
A couple odd things.. The matte plastic driver housings are just that, very matte, almost textured.. The forks that hold the housing are not matte, but a shiny smooth plastic.. It looks odd and feels very odd.. And the grills fell very rough..
Oh that looks terrible. I’m really starting to feel like these really are pr bad and just a cost cutting headphone.
They are definitely a frankenphone, I am no aesthetics snob or anything.. I like them so far..
For $150 I would buy them again..
The headband padding being different than what was promised is disappointing. How can they get away with that?!? Should I worry about them being pink when they arrive too? Shame on you MD.
I’m buying a set when they drop Tomorrow. I have the 600 650 and 660S so I will see how they compare to those.
I can't tell if this is sarcasm or not..
After swapping back and forth with the 6XX's.. The vocals are very forward in the 6XX, in the 58X everything else but the vocals is in your face..
My concern with the new graph was that the bass would be too powerful and ruin the vocals, even though I don't like when the vocals are too forward or muffled. I like when they're at a nicely balanced level and I prefer when the melody (trebble and a bit of bass) is a bit more forward. From what you've experienced so far, do the vocals sound muffled ?