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There's a lot I have to say about these headphones but first let me preface it with the fact that I have owned a pair of Sennheiser 598 SE's for 2 years now. The quality difference in the two are very noticeable unfortunately. The basic quality and comfort of the headphones are easy to spot and feel. The Jubilee's are stiff and a little uncomfortable, I find they squeeze my head and over time this has improved, but not enough to be a lot better. The sound stages are very different in the fact that the Jubilee's have a very direct sound, and are exciting to listen too. When connected to my AMP I do not notice a huge improvement in quality but they do sound great nonetheless. Overall, I would say the headphones for the pricepoint are still very good, but don't expect Sennheiser quality manufacturing on these. The shortcomings are there, you just have to decide as the consumer if it is worth the trade off vs buying a brand new pair of sennheiser headphones for a little more.
Thanks for reading and goodluck on your purchase!
When you say "dont expect sennheiser quality manufacturing on these" what do you mean?
The 58X are produced in Ireland, on the same production line using the same materials as the 600, 650, and 660S.
If you're referencing the clamping force, that's a well documented phenomenon with all sennheiser headphones that utilize a spring steel headband (58X + 600 series) instead of the lower quality plastic headband used in the 598s you're referencing.
To address the clamping force, extend the headband to maximum and place the headphones on something wider than your head (stack of books, speaker, w/e) and let them sit for a while, or just bend them carefully outward to reach your desired comfort level.
As a owner of HD 6XX, HD 58X and HD 595 the build quality of HD 595 is below both. It's identical on HD 6XX and HD 58X. Bending the headband made them just as comfortable as HD 595.
Thank you for your reply Will, just from my perspective of using these vs my 598s. Apologies if I offended anybody on this. I appreciate the tips on this and will do so to test the comfort levels.
Hey Joe, no offense taken my man, sorry if my message came across that way, good luck with the headband! I've got a big head so it's a problem I'm personally familiar with.