Massdrop x Sennheiser HE 0X Electrostatic System
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Lets make this happen, a baby Orpheus for the modern audiophile world. We have the Sennheiser HE 1, but no other electrostatic from the company for the audiophile that's looking for the Sennheiser sound at an (way more) accesible price. The system should be based on the HE 60 project, an electrostatic with price-consciousness in mind, as the then HE 90 (Orpheus) was too expensive just as the HE 1 is actually. And just like the 600 series it should have a good build quality but using the famous plastic that Sennheiser is known for, which we still have from the 580 Precision and it is still rock solid. And most importantly, great sound quality paired with an energizer that can deliver (more than) enough power to drive the electrostatic driver. I would suggest the name to be HE 0X (Zero X), as it's a baby HE 1 and an 'X' has always trailed on Massdrop x Sennheiser collaborations. I had previously seen that Will from Collaborations said they had already pitched Sennheiser for the HE X0, which should be a HE 60 revival with a few tweaks. However, it would be very nice to have an energized rival, literally, as the HE 60 was often overlooked since the energizer was the weakest link on the system and a proper energizer should be fundamental on such a project. Finally, I guess it would be nice for it to be positioned over the Massdrop x Koss ESP/95X which has a price tag of $499.99, and it to stay around the $1000 (much better if below) sweet spot mark for the enthusiasts like us that have grabbed the HD 6XX and HD 58X. Such an ideal price could be reached as it was proposed before to use the headband and frame of previous collaborations, and maybe in this case the HD 58X black colorway might suit more the classic black/silver aesthetic in the original proposition. I'm adding a screenshot and image of the info that Will had posted on a comment on the Massdrop x Koss ESP/95X discussion.
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And just a little update: We have green light here, thanks again to Will from collaborations! So lets endorse the project so Sennheiser takes it into consideration!
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Nutellah
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Sep 15, 2019
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Give me
Sep 15, 2019
Teww
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Aug 25, 2019
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Is this project still alive?
Aug 25, 2019
caguilar91
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Aug 28, 2019
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We hope that the Drop team eventually realize there's enough interest from the community and negotiate with Sennheiser.
Aug 28, 2019
Teww
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Aug 28, 2019
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Well, cheers to that as well!
Aug 28, 2019
Fastnbulbous
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May 30, 2019
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I've been fantasizing about this for years, glad to see there's some support! Could there be a dust guard added, since the original was so sensitive to dust? Be sure to make the headphone available separate from an energizer, since a lot of electrostat enthusiasts already have one. I use the iFi Pro iESL.
May 30, 2019
sirkuttin
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May 11, 2019
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Yes please. I'd be a immediate yes at a HD6XX build quality with energizer at $1000. Up the build quality and i could go to 1200. With no energizer I'd be down for $750-900 depending on build quality. massdrop, you should built the exstata energizer and sell it.
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May 11, 2019
tommytak
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Apr 17, 2019
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What do I need to sign to make this happen ???
Apr 17, 2019
modbob
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Jan 27, 2019
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If this lines up, I'm in. Son of Orpheus indeed! :)
Jan 27, 2019
haroex1
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Jan 4, 2019
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This could be my end game and what I have been looking for in a headphone for home use!!!!!! Get it done Massdrop & Sennheiser!!!!!
Jan 4, 2019
DenonFanboy
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Jan 5, 2019
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I have a stack of cash just waiting, if I bake it in garlic maybe Sennheiser will smell it better!
Jan 5, 2019
Kr8nux
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Jan 2, 2019
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Its actually happening ? We're getting a Sennheiser electrostatic?
Jan 2, 2019
caguilar91
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Jan 2, 2019
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Lets hope Massdrop & Sennheiser hear us!
Jan 2, 2019
FrankFeng
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Dec 7, 2018
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I am definitely in for this. I love the presentation of my Sennheiser open-back reference headphones. Also, both Koss ESP-950 and the new STAX advanced-lambda presents clean, fresh, and sensitive-touching sounds. A revive of HE 60 could bridge both worlds. It is a product we looking for so long. Sennheiser should not be worried the revived HE 60 would disrupt their higher lineup (HD800, HD800S). The sound of electrostatic headphones are still vast different from HD800 series. The HD800 series holds a lot of benefits and advantages on their own. A lot of us will still keep our HD800(s) and looking for the HE 60. It is a total different kind of animal. And we really want to experience it. A good electrostatic driver unit is sure to be healthy for the circle. Even if the headphone only comes alone with a STAX pro-bias adapter/ending would be sufficient. A good driver unit is not that difficult/expansive to find. Plus, you would probably not planning to take them out for a sightseeing anyway. Once you join the electrostatic world, you would find a 5-pin 580V not that rare, and your investment into a reasonable driver unit would benefit for years.
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Dec 7, 2018
DenonFanboy
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Nov 17, 2018
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Bumping this, it needs to get done!
Nov 17, 2018
VRacer111
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Dec 7, 2018
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~ $1k pricepoint and STAX PRO bias socket compatible, do it! My modded L300 Limiteds would like a German buddy to hang out with:
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