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Can anyone speak to the burn in of these? I just got mine a couple days ago, and listening to these beside my M40x's they sound veiled, with not as much vocal clarity and almost muddy sounding highs. So far they only have about 15 hours on them. Running them off a Origen G2. I also removed the foams, which helped a tiny bit.
I also have the HD58X and a G2. My setup sounds amazing. Did you up the gain?
I've noticed them starting to sound significantly better after about two weeks of use. I also have the M40x's, mine have the HM5 angled pad upgrade, and by this point I definitely prefer the HD58X's.
Better separation and imaging than I remember the stock M40x's have, though my experience with audio lingo and my memory is insufficient to describe the sound too much beyond that.
The HD58X's overall clarity sounds more detailed than I remember the M40x's being both before and after I swapped the pads on those, and of course there's the differences in sound relating to the HD58X's being open back vs the closed back M40x's.
Vocals don't come across as mind-blowing to me on either headphone, to be honest, I'm also reading a lot of comments stating that the other 600-series headphones are the ones to go with for that "Sennheiser magic".
I've yet to acquire an amp, though I would assume that in most cases the HD58X's should be the headphone of the two to benefit the most from that extra power. Definitely sounds a bit strange, but I think the primary cause is likely to be the need for more usage in order for them to shine.
I thought exactly the same as you, coming from M50x's, I removed the foam inside the cups, the one between the ear and the driver, now I think they sound perfect, I don't know if is safe to do this but I really like the sound now so I will keep them this way