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So i am not sure if this is correct and I could just be ignorant. I am testing it out with my iphone and I kept the volume in the middle and the songs sound really low. As I raised the volume to its near max it sounds a bit more focused & detailed but open (which i guess is due to it being open headphones)
I was hoping to avoid maxing out the volume level to enjoy it but is this normal? Again excuse my ignorance.
Inadequate power. The amp of the iPhone (via jack, or lighting to 3.5 mm adapter - they have roughly the same measurements) has an output of about 1 V rms. This will push enough volume out of the 58x, but based on the specs of the 58x, the iPhones amp does not not enough power to properly (properly being the key word) drive them - dynamic range is taking a significant hit, even if volume isn’t an issue. A better suited amp will give you the fuller, more detailed sound that you’re looking for, through the entire volume range.
So at that point a 6xx would be better because it needs an amp too?
I wouldn’t necessarily say better - many people who have both seem to prefer the 58x over the 6xx.
Interesting i thought the consensus was 6xx was better with an amp
I'd take my HD6XX on my Woo WA3 tube amp over the HD58X if I had to choose, but it really comes down to personal taste. It's nice that Sennheiser made a version of the HD6xx headphones that has more of that V-shaped sound. I can see where lots of people would prefer the HD58X.
I just sold my 6xx. 58x is a gem via my X7S.