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baiyy1986
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Jul 1, 2018
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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.
Jul 1, 2018
dwane5
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Jul 2, 2018
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Why do u say between the 800 and 600? I've yet to see anyone review it as such.
Jul 2, 2018
annasoh323
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Jul 2, 2018
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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.
Jul 2, 2018
baiyy1986
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Jul 3, 2018
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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.
Jul 3, 2018
annasoh323
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Jul 4, 2018
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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."
Jul 4, 2018
Barneyrubble
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Jul 9, 2018
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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.
Jul 9, 2018
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