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artniksolo
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Oct 14, 2018
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These or HD 6xx?
Oct 14, 2018
pidesd
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Oct 15, 2018
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they both have stregths and weaknesses, though more of the former than the latter...

i acquired both pair recently but have not burned them in fully. the 650 (6xx) has the best bass definition of anything i have ever heard, making for very 3D like an «rythmic» sound, but the response is pretty uneven and often instrument are missing or overly present. the higher bass hump is the most annoying thing in my mind, which you can equilize well, but in the midrange and in the very top there are part of the spectrum missing. they benefit a lot though from burn in. hd58x has a better equilibrated, sound more realistic overall, and poundering bass though not as tight or extendend, and the highest frequencies it outputs are a bit too loud, like cymbals, and it becomes fatiguing to MY ears, but the overal balance is better and you feels the presence of every (more) instruments in the song. it has also a tiny less bit of detail overall than the hd650. I prefer them to the hd650 for movies. The graininess i have remarked also, but it gets better, but not perfect as it burns in. Both have defenitly strengths belonging to a more elevetated market segment, but they also have their small quirks, which one may be picky (like me) or not about.
Oct 15, 2018
cwelton17
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Oct 16, 2018
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The general consensus seems to be that the HD58X are more casual; they can be easily powered by a smart phone and they have more of musical bass kick. The HD6XX will require an amplifier of some kind to reach their potential rather than playing off your phone or mobile device.
I'm still a novice so I can't really go into detail on the difference between their sounds.
Oct 16, 2018
raansire7
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Oct 18, 2018
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I own both, and while the bass hits harder on the HD 58X, I prefer the smoother mids and highs, wider sound stage and superior detail retrieval of the HD 6XX. They're clearly the superior, more refined headphones to my ears.
The Jubilees are smooth themselves, but in comparison, sound more aggressive and upfront. If the HD 6XX could get drunk and lose their manners, that's how the HD 58X sound. God bless!
Oct 18, 2018
pidesd
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Oct 18, 2018
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the hd6xx, being 300 ohms and fairly efficient, don't require a solid amplifier to sound good (in fact a low grade amp might reduce sound quality). They are easy on what drives them.
They just need a good voltage swing to sound loud. But the source will definitely impact a lot they sound quality, and then you will need an amplifier of some sort, unless integrated in the source. Hd58x will sound louder at same volume setting, but will benefit from a good source also.
Oct 18, 2018
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