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A great, detailed, and somewhat flat headphone. I like ABing to check my mixes on my LSR305s. Great for music production, not a ”fun” headphone, but god damn it, it’s fun to me. I can see why the Sennheiser sound signature is truly legendary.
DAC: Topping D30 Headphone amp: Massdrop Objective2 Cans: HD58x, HE4xx Cables: Mogami RCA, Neutrik soldered connectors, standard PS, standard USB Songs: Klingande, Jubel; Robin Schulz, As the Sun Goes Down - 24bit 192Khz FLAC
How do these compare to the 4XX? They are my current favorite headphones
I must admit, I love the 4xx. I can’t put it down. There’s something to said about it’s bass impact and fullness, it’s got a touch more than the 58x. The 4xx really does bring vocals and the saxophone to the center (referencing the songs in my prior post). But it’s such an awesome sonic experience. The 58x just has more instrument separation and a more enveloping sound. When turned up, the 58x has a bit harsher trebble, especially with crashing cymbals. The 58x does sound a touch smoother though. In Jubel, the count “1,2,3,4” at about 1:44 makes me feel like I’m in the studio as it’s being spoken. The 4xx has more energy overall and sounds a bit brighter. The saxophone and vocals have a more in-head sound as stated before, but the 4xx can bring out the grit of the saxophone more than the 58x. But referencing Alan Walker’s Faded, there’s a marked difference in vocal delivery. The 4xx renders the female vocals brighter and more angelic. The 58x is warmer and more natural, but I feel like the vocals and instruments are pushed out more. When pushed to its limits, because it’s a dynamic driver, it does distort more easily. I can pound my 4xx with high volume and little discernible distortion. The 4xx is more airy and dare I say, cleaner. I love my 4xx, but when mixing and mastering, my 58x serves me well. They bring me closer to the openness of my studio monitors. Not perfect, but the soundstage is wider by a bit compared to the 4xx. 4xx gets my hat tip for imaging. I love them both for different reasons. $150 is a great price for the quality of these headphones. They definitely perform like they’re from a higher price point. And considering it’s similarities in the driver to the 660s, and how the 6 series trio perform, it’s an exceptional value for the performance.
Thanks for the reply! This is more so useful since I mix as well and come to rely on my 4XX over my monitors at certain times (they are still neutral enough to be used reliably, as long as you know their signature, most notably the slightly accentuated treble). I'll keep the 58X in mind. It seems to be a flatter headphone overall, though I think I am actually looking for a rather dynamic headphone where I find the 4XX so so. The Clear sounded pretty much where I'd want a headphone to be, if only it was a bit more spacious! The Utopia is way above what I could currently justify though (well, they both are :P)