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OrangeSomething
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Jul 8, 2018
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First let me start by praising Massdrop and Sennheiser for coming through with a new iteration on what is still arguably the best sub $1000 line of open back headphones. My current setup has these going through either an Asus STX II or a Dragonfly Red depending on which computer I'm using, and these definitely stand out when comparing to my other favorite set of cans, the 6XX.
The big thing versus the other 600 series cans that I've tried is the low end is absolutely punchy and present. I was originally skeptical on the bass presence based on Massdrop's posted curves, but the bass is absolutely there. Almost to a fault I find, as on more modern songs it seems like the bass is so present that it begins to shroud some of the mids. This is especially notable on some more modestly mixed songs featuring female vocals, like Stereolab's discography. The abundance of the low end is very nice, but can also occasionally lead to some of the low end being too muddy and indistinguishable, which is a minor gripe for me, but might be the kind of thing other listeners are looking for.
The colorway, too, is also extremely slick, and these might be my favorite headphones just from a visual standpoint, but that's mostly personal preference. They also work way better than I expected when plugged into my Pixel 2 with no amp, the audio quality was much clearer than I was expecting, and I might just continue to use these for mobile since my Dragonfly is very stingy with how it works with my phone. Overall I like these headphones, but the overabundance of bass is something I'm not really looking for at home, and I find myself having to run an EQ to boost the mids a bit. That's mostly personal taste for me. That said, these are definitely worth the price of admission, especially at only $150, I'll likely continue to use these with my phone, but for anything else I still prefer my 6XXs.
Jul 8, 2018
BigBossMan
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Jul 8, 2018
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You could remove the earcup covers and take out the foam piece covering the drivers. According to another recent post, this lowered the bass and increased the treble region some.
Jul 8, 2018
AMC4x4
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Jul 9, 2018
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Someone posted the frequency response chart with and without foam/covers. It was exactly the same.
Jul 9, 2018
esmneuhof
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Jul 12, 2018
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I don't know how many hours you have listened to them but they will become more balanced sounding, as in more prominence in the mids and slightly less bass dominance as you hit the 100+ hours use. Stick with them, they'll improve, perhaps to your liking.
Jul 12, 2018
BigBossMan
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Jul 12, 2018
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I have about 15 hours on mine and they sound fab. I did notice a little too much Bass for my liking on one CD I was listening to, but I think it was mixed that way. Also by removing the foam piece (to me) let in more air and seemed to open up the mids/highs a little. Overall, extremely pleased with build and sound on the HD58X Jubilee.
Jul 12, 2018
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