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Gofrette
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Nov 17, 2018
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(TL;DR: Good value for the money. But not really better than my DT 990 Pro, just different in their sound signature.) Brace yourselves, long-a** review and comparison with my DT 990 Pro incoming. I now have approximately 18 hours of listening and am able to give you my first impressions on the HD 58X and how they compare to my (beloved) 3 years old Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro 250 ohms. Oh and sorry for the mistakes, not-native english speaker here =) * PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THAT I AM A UBER-CRITICAL NON-PROFESSIONAL HERE, IN ORDER TO EMPHASIZE THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE HEADPHONES *   Imaging Winner: Draw Near perfect imaging on both. More easily noticeable on the DT 990 Pro thanks to the wider soundstage but it is still a draw to me.   Soundstage
Winner: Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro There is no doubt here, the DT 990 Pro sounds much, much wider than Sennheiser HD 58X. In width, depth and verticality. It is probably the most obvious difference between the two pairs. It has to be because of the high frequencies of the DT 990 Pro. When the Senn sounds like a big garage at best, the DT 990 Pro is able to echo bigger than a cathedral. Pardon the hyperbole.   Bass Winner: Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro -         Better extension (and thus sub-bass) on the DT 990 Pro -         A tiny bit more dynamic and defined on the HD 58X -         Better homogeneity on the DT 990 Pro (especially regarding the upper bass) I prefer the bass extension and balance of the DT 990 Pro.   Mids
Winner: Sennheiser HD 58X Jubilee Yeah well, we knew it, right? The Sennheiser sounds better with voices and some instruments that rely heavily on mids. They are also more intimate than the Beyerdynamic. Which is not a quality for everyone (I personally prefer a wider soundstage thanks to better bass extension and brighter highs).   Highs
Winner: Draw -         Smoother, more comfortable on HD 58X -         Crystal clear details on the DT 990 Pro The Sennheiser HD 58X highs are very subtly veiled compare to the DT 990 Pro. “S” and “T” sounds are easier to listen to. It makes the Sennheiser more conformable to hear for long, high volume listening sessions while still being super detailed and precise. They are also much better with most voices. But… I personally have a soft spot for the airiness of the DT 990 Pro which does magic with setups like orchestras (that soundstage!) Build quality Winner: Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro -         Proper fit and finish but not distinctive at all -         The Beyer is indeed the tank everyone praises -         The shiny paint of the HD 58X looks dated, fragile and does not match the other parts of the headphones -         The detachable cable and easier disassembly are huge advantages compared to the Beyer though The features are better on the Sennheiser but the quality (and durability?) of the Beyer wins by a short margin.   Confort Winner: Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro A lot of people say the Sennheiser HD6** are the most comfortable pairs of headphones on the market. I do not agree at all. -         The headband is painful after 15+ minutes of use (need to shift it forward or backward) -         The earpads are stiff and not near as smooth as the DT990’s -         The oval shape of the earcups tend to push at the back of my jaw, which is noticeable and feels odd at first -         Clamp is too tight, giving a feeling of unnecessary compression. Combine to the earcups shape, my jaw ends up “hanging down” because of the pressure. The DT 990 Pro feels light and gentler in comparison All in all, I think the Beyerdynamic is much more comfortable thanks to the much better earpads and appropriate clamp force.   Personal conclusion I had read a number of times that the Sennheiser HD 58X Jubilee sound just like the $500 HD660S. I sincerely hope it is not the case, because I would find it super hard for Sennheiser to justify the price of the 660S. It is NOT better than my 170€ Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro. It simply has a different personality which I would describe as softer, more intimate and a bit warmer. It is good for music relying heavily on midrange. The Beyer are the ones I would recommend for someone who wants big, wide sounding headphones with an immersive soundstage and a fun V-shape sound signature. The feeling I have is that the HD 58X sound as if you are in the mastering studio with the engineer, listening to more defined but ever so slightly soften music. On the other hand, the Beyer brings you on the other side of the studio glass, with the band itself. You’re not as intimate with the singer’s voice but it’s more exiting as a whole. I will keep both, cause I love both ^^ Try them if you can, you should not be disappointed. Cheers folks!
Nov 17, 2018
Yirg
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Nov 17, 2018
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Great review, thanks for posting! I'll try the HD 58X when I get a chance, but for sure I won't order them sight-unseen now. I own the DT990 Pro 250 and I love them, so no urgent need to add another pair (though the reviews and the price of the HD 58X did tempt me for a while).
Nov 17, 2018
oluv
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Nov 18, 2018
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Having seen some measurements of the DT990 they are not close to be compared. The DT990 has a heavily U-shaped sound while the HD58X is close to being flat. I think a better contender for the HD58X would be the DT880 and some toilet paper mod to get rid of the excessive treble boost.
Nov 18, 2018
Mendy770
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Nov 19, 2018
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Bro, you hit it with this comment...i can't stop laughing!!!😂😂😂😂😂😂
Nov 19, 2018
Uzuzu
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Dec 7, 2018
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alright, then compare them to the 880. 880 stomps these.
Dec 7, 2018
oluv
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Dec 11, 2018
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In fact it’s exactly the contrary. The 880s are hopeless compared. Tinny shriek sound with some horrible treble peak and no bass at all. The 58X is far from being bassheavy but actually it sounds like listening to a subwoofer compared.
Dec 11, 2018
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