Question for 58X owners..
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Do any of y'all go ahead and buy the 6XX after buying the 58X just because you're interested in the differences in the sound? I just bought the 58X but after reading reviews on both, I find myself longing to hear the 6XX as well. Thoughts? Cheers!
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rastus
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Nov 11, 2019
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It’s a common ailment, you will need a dose of something to cure it. I have listened to the 58X & 660 and own the 580, 600 & 700. Interestingly,, not the 65X nor 650... Depending on what you have to drive them amp-wise would be part of the determination as well. The best I can say is ‘yes’,, in that picking one of the higher numbers will broaden your listening pleasure. I just finally started to listen to my vintage 600’s on my 300B amp with an R-2R and the attack (transient) is very nice compared to the 580’s. This is now 300 ohm cans with a lot of headroom in the power department, even though not matched in output ohms. So... if you have the amp,, Vive la difference! Best write-up on this specific conundrum;) https://www.innerfidelity.com/content/very-important-sennheiser-hd-580-hd-600-and-hd-650
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Nov 11, 2019
rastus
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SMSL never owned, got the vibe about reliability, though they say it has gotten better. I have not gotten a high powered SS amp, went tube after finally hearing a true SET... Plan is to balance things with a solid state having crazy headroom, now that I understand it (thanks to Jackula) such as the Audio-gd HE-9 (used;) or some model under it,, and then came along this THX 789 with the new, clean & powerful, driver chip sets... at such a low price... a conundrum... so still enjoying my 300B, with that capacitor bank on the side, makes a diff w/cans or speakers,, headroom... or headspace:))
Nov 11, 2019
MarkSubsonik
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Awesome. I had initially wanted the 789 but early indicators on the SMSL was it was going to be better than the 789 so I was eyeing it. Will definitely be grabbing a 4.4 balanced cable for the 58X. That was one of the reasons that sold me on the Zen as opposed to the FiiO K5 Pro for what's essentially going to be a placeholder until i make the move up. It boasts a true balanced output and I already have all 4.4 balanced cables for each of my IEM's. I'm just hoping my Q5 will drive the 58X's well as it's my on-the-go amp/dac ha!
Nov 11, 2019