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Nov 16, 2018
What an exceptional experience! You can't go wrong with these superb headphones – and don't get me started on the price. I'll be honest here, the first (few) time(s) I saw ads for Massdrop and Sennheiser I thought it was a hoax, or someone just building "lookalike" products. After a few months though, I found out that they were actually making the headphones in the Sennheiser factory right along their other headphones, using the same parts – same drivers even! That convinced me... but I still did a bit more digging. It turns out, these headphones are not so much a reboot of the legacy Jubilees. The drivers and configuration on these headphones are essentially a pair of HD 660s with a different headband finish (glossy) and a foam insert behind the mesh grill (that can be removed if you like the configuration - some love it, haven't tried it yet). So yes, you are getting a pair of $400+ headphones for a lot less. This means you'll be able to drive them without a headphone amplifier (though the only excuse is if you don't have one while traveling or at a coffee shop). Use a headphone amplifier and you'll be thankful you did. I've been driving them with a Schiit Magni 3 and they run great. These headphones are a delight to your ears. If you haven't tried professional grade headphones before, you're in for a special treat! You'll find much more in depth reviews around the web, I'm just here to tell you that if you're on the fence – go for it! They are more than worth it.
Nov 16, 2018
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