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I got mine yesterday, my brief impression:
It is cleaner than HD600, but yes it is drier. Don't have the mid-bass hump like HD600 do.
It is still very very natural, I think it is even more natural than HD600. But lack some of the lush sounds.
The tuning of HD58X is between HD800 and HD600.
As a big fan of Sennheiser, I would say it is a very good fit for the price point. It is a "reference" level of headphone.
One more thing, "Maybe" because of 150-ohm impedance, it does not scale up like HD600.
Why do u say between the 800 and 600? I've yet to see anyone review it as such.
Would you mind explaining the statement about impedance vs. scaling up? I've never heard about higher impedances affecting the "scaling" ability of headphones. I do know that the 600 series is lauded for being "scalable" as in sounding better with higher end gear, though I don't really understand how impedance affects that. If you could help me understand that, I'd be appreciative.
Hi there, sorry for the late reply, I don't think there is a direct connection between impedance vs scaling up. Only thing I know is high impedance tend to perform well with Tube amp especially OTL amp.
But some low impedance headphone also can be scaled up with great DAC/amp.
However, I don't think HD58X scale very well. I think here I should add"maybe because of 150 ohms".
But it is my opinion.
Sorry for confusing you.
No problem, thanks for clarifying. I had heard it mentioned before so you just happened to be the one I asked. "Scalability" seems a hard concept to validate objectively since I can't say what one would measure to define it. It applies more to someone like me who doesn't have a lot of gear to listen to in a comparative fashion and wants to know the "best bang for the buck."
That is not my experience in the first couple hours of listening on my Marantz HD dac1. the first 45 minutes was on my LG v20, I then switched over to the Marantz and wow! obviously I need some more listening time but my initial impression is these are a significant improvement over my HD 580's but the detail and bottom end is noticeably better with the DAC 1 over the v20 which is better than any other phone I've heard.