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Should I buy HD6xx or HD58x ?
What kind of amp do you have?
That should power either one of them well, so it really comes down to preference. HD6XX has a warmer sound. HD 58X is more neutral, more treble extension, less bass extension. By all counts both are fantastic. HD6XX is the same thing as HD650 which has a strong history of information behind it. It has stood the test of time. HD 58X is less newer and less tried. I don't know that I have seen a credible review of it.
As a matter of personal preference, particularly when you have a decent amp already, I would choose HD 6XX.
I have both and prefer the HD 6XX. I think it manages to produce a more real to live sound. It's more refined and manages to produce subtle detail that HD 58X quite can't. Also in terms of imaging, positioning, depth etc. I think HD 6XX does better job. Voices in general sound much better on HD 6XX (it's actually the main complaining point on HD 58X). For mobile use HD 58X is the better choice but with decent gear, yeah, HD 6XX. I prefer the awesome mids to somewhat more V shaped sound of HD 58X.
You're really splitting hairs over the differences, the main difference I heard was that the 58x had way better bass extension and actually imaged a good bit better. Vocals sounded pretty much the same, and the 58x really is not any more v shaped than the 6xx. I personally would easily take the 58x over the 6xx but ymmv.
I think they sound rather different. There's rather large difference in the mids. Saying that they are almost the same is not accurate at all. The vocals are far from the same. HD 58X is definitely more V shaped because the mids are more recessed. Whether or not one likes it comes down to personal preference. HD 58X is not bad, HD 6XX just is a bit ahead in things that matter to me and I prefer the tuning more.
My vote is for the 58x. they sound great. I prefer them over the 6xx. I have them both.