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For the price, it's fantastic. For what I thought open-back headphones could do, it's decent.
UPDATE 1 week later:
There's a lot to be said about the clamping force with these headphones. I have a basketball-sized head so the HD58X Jubilee will never come close to something like the Bose QuietComfort 35 II. Oh, how dare I mention a pair of Bose headphones in an audiophile headphones review? Well, you get what you pay for knowing that Sennheiser have $1599 headphones that (of course) feel like clouds. I can let something like the clamping force pass because the headphones will loosen with time.
By the way, I can't take them off my head. The music just sounds so good. I think they have a great sound signature that is the right balance of bass, mid, and treble. I don't need that much bass anyway because my ears don't pick it up as well as they should (years of ear infections, even through adulthood). The bass on these is just enough to accentuate the music and not make it feel like I'm listening to music through a papier-mâché cone (Hi, Grado. I still love you).
When I bought the HD58X Jubilee, I'd read about open-back headphones providing you with this amazing soundstage and how you'd be able to make everything out and Oh, there's the drummer! They're behind me on the left. Whatever. These don't do that. They're just good at providing you with decent audio. The vocals are just so. beautifully. textured. You'll really appreciate these with music you're already familiar with: your favorite band will sound even better. You won't be able to put your finger on it but you'll appreciate it.
I don't know what else to say. The quality of the HD58X Jubilee has so far been well-documented in these reviews, so I thank you for taking the time to read mine. And remember, you ARE an audiophile and don't let anyone convince you otherwise (the bar is low, really. All you have to do is just love audio and hate Bose — joking — [but you can most certainly enjoy Bose because your ears belong to you and not to that YouTuber who says you shouldn't]).
By the way, this aforementioned is just from 5 minutes of listening time. Over time, I'm going to learn to enjoy these headphones even more than I do out of the box.
Okay, guys. I'm in tears. Granted, I'm using these to listen to my favorite band. But that's exactly why I'm so darn happy. I was able to pick up the sound of the guitarist's hand moving across the strings. You know that sound? That frizz? Yeah, I can hear it and I'm in tears. Please feel free to laugh at this fool enjoying Sennheiser headphones for the first time.
wow!!! mine is on the way!!! but can you tell what song are you listening to ?? one where the guitarist's hand is moving !!! :)
Was listening to "Something Human" by Muse. Great song. One thing I can confidently tell you is that you'll also enjoy hearing vocals with these headphones. They just sound smooth and intimate and clarity is superb. Enjoy the headphones when they arrive!
ahem!!! waiting to listen some Adele in these cans!!!! its my first open backs. :)
Once you use open cans, you'll find it hard to go back. Then your hunt for more "openness" will start! (Hint: my planars are like stadiums compared to my 6xx)