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I've had my 58X for about a month or so now, and I've found them to be quite an interesting product. The only issue I have with them is the plastic and paint quality. But short of throwing them around or otherwise abusing them I think that is a non-issue. I see a lot of people try to directly compare these to the 6XX and to be honest, it's a very close comparison. I think at $200 the 6XX is the better value - better materials quality, slightly softer headband padding - and the bass (though it doesn't go as low as the 58X) is overall of higher quality, and cleaner. The 58X can get a little muddy. Both headphones are exceptional at mids and highs though, no complaints there.
NOW, the more direct comparison (price wise) would be to the 4XX - which is heavier, a bit hotter around the ears and has better bass, and slightly recessed mids. The 4XX is not a good at vocal reproduction as the 58X, but its good at everything else . But the 58X is so much lighter than the 4XX. AND still does everything well enough.
I've been mostly using the 58X for my playthrough of Metro 2033 Redux, and Stellaris (game sound and Discord voice chat,) and a few songs off Pandora, and some YT content. Overall, for $150 I think they could have given it a slightly better paint job, but for what it is, and how easy it is to drive I'd call it a successful product. Backed by Sennheiser is a good bonus.
Elex / X2 / 6XX / 4XX / 58X
What are you using to drive them?
Ive used my S7, a few years old dell buisness laptop, an E10K, a Magni 2, Denon DRA-365r, and a Marantz DAC1
Easy to drive cans. Very easy.
Thanks for the review, very useful to me. I think that they could complement what I don´t have with the 4xxs. I like them very much, but sometimes I find them a little bit recessed/muddy in the mid frequencies. I was used to the clean and bright sound of my ATH-MSR7 and in comparison I felt underwhelmed in that aspect.