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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Jagarmusen
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Jan 7, 2020
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What did the original HE-60 cost? I the community would know and still back it then it should send a stronger meassage to massdrop.
Jan 7, 2020
Fastnbulbous
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Dec 29, 2019
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Holding out hope this idea is not abandoned.
Dec 29, 2019
Calgoldenbear
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Dec 11, 2019
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I would be very interested in this drop! I would love to add this to my current electrostatic collection of four Stax earspeakers. I have been contemplating the Koss ESP95X, but if this becomes active for the sub-$1000 price with energizer, I will be placing an order for these Senns. Thank you Massdrop and Sennheiser!
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Dec 11, 2019
Dick_Trickle
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Dec 5, 2019
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Take my money!
Dec 5, 2019
Jagarmusen
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Nov 24, 2019
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watching a video of Joshua Valour showing a pair of HE-60 that he is going to restore. He mentioned that despite that the HE-60 looks simular to the HD 600 lineup, the pads from the 600 lineup and the pads from the HE-60 uses a diffrent type of plastic clips to attatch. If massdrop would do a run would it be posible for them to make it so that the HE-60 uses pads from the HD 600 line for easier accessibility to spare pads?
Nov 24, 2019
Jagarmusen
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Nov 21, 2019
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Sounds Interesting. Joshua Valour on youtube Is currently working on a review of the HE 60. Might be interesting for those who wants to know more. Also since Sennheiser already has realeased other models on massdrop that to what I know was successful. Then it would not surprise me if they have a developed cult following on the site witch would make selling electrostatic headphones easy for them.
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Nov 21, 2019
caguilar91
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Nov 21, 2019
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It's been a long time since I haven't checked his reviews. Would be nice to know what he thinks. Many thanks for the heads up!
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Nov 21, 2019
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
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