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Massdrop x Sennheiser HD 58X Jubilee Review & Measurements

Discussion in 'Headphones (full-size)' started by jude, Dec 20, 2017.
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  1. SilverEars
    I wish I still had the HD660S to compare. I'd have to go by memory. Kinda excited since I liked the 660 somewhat(certain characteristics I liked, like it's speed), and if this sounds similar in speed, this is a great deal!
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  2. Humblepie
    Ugh, my shipment taking forever!!!! Shows shipped on the 21st, but not arriving until next week. People ordering the last few days are already getting theirs and they weren't even in the original sign up back in March! Makes me so sad.
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  3. Rob80b
    Yep....anything that will redirect the sound back....we'll just have to wait for folks to report back with their comparisons...foam vs no foam....
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  4. trellus
    I feel your pain... I joined drop back in February, tracking initially had a scheduled delivery of Saturday for mine so I was surprised when they arrived yesterday.
  5. turbomustang84
    Just after joining the Drop for the 6XX in May I was hospitalized with a heart attack and was really wondering if I would make it to the end of August to receive them .

    I bought the original 580s in the early 90s but when I bought the 600s they really did not do it for me but when I first heard the 650s they were exactly what I wanted so I bought a pair but due to health issues I was forced into retirement and we were raising one of our granddaughter's so I had to sell the 650s then the offering by Massdrop meant finally I would get the ,650s back in the form of HD-6XXs.

    Then it seemed with the Heart attack the universe was conspiring to keep me from having the 650s lol

    But after hearing the reviews of the 58X Jubilee's being 650 like I ordered them and they are on their way yay lol

    But the universe had a final kick my headphone amplifier died today
  6. ibage
    I have the velour pads, so I cant comment on the hybrids. They did the same for these as they did for my HD600. Increased the soundstage a bit and made the mid range stand out a bit. The bass takes a small hit, as does the comfort. But again, this is just the velour pads.
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  7. Rob80b
    That brings back memories...although we use to replace the foam with a nylon mesh....

    from 2005...
  8. Rob80b
    What I'm curious to know if the cable attachment is the same as on the 600/650, the cables are the same throughout but are they still using the older spring style?
    Screen Shot 2018-06-29 at 10.54.40 AM.png

    this screen shot with the 660S, 600 and 58X shows the the gold pins are not present on the 660 nor the 58X so maybe a different more secure connection?
    Screen Shot 2018-06-29 at 10.53.29 AM.png
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  9. FastAndClean
    I hope that you are filing better now and in the future
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  10. turbomustang84
    Hey I beat terminal cancer 20 years ago and am already riding my Harley so I'm slowly getting better but thanks so much
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  11. GoodBoy
    Question to those who already got their units - how's soundstage and are these any good for electronic and pop music, as well as movies?
  12. Mark Up
    The soundstage is tall and not super wide. Very natural to me, as I find wider headphones can be interesting but unrealistic. It's like other HD6** and HD5** soundstages in that they were never known to be wide. That said, my Sony MDR-1A with Meze 99 pads, though sounding wider, lacks that realism. Despite it having more bass too, the HD58X has a "bigger" sound, in some ways. They work for every genre. The bass is better than most opens I've tried so while it works there, if you really want jaw shaking stuff, a bassy closed back can't be beaten, though that's not news.

    As far as the pads go. I hear folks on here saying the Dekoni Velour has a bit less bass and more spaciousness, but I've read reviews that said the opposite. That they increased bass while they cost some soundstage. I did test some other pleather type replacements pads, that look like the originals but aren't velour (Geekaria and another). More bass but lost too much treble and space. There seems to be no true alternative to velour for these if you don't want to reduce treble detail and shrink the soundstage. Dekoni Velours still intrigue with the above referenced contradictions.
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  13. Nutsid
    I agree with them not having a very wide Soundstage. That's the only thing I really prefer about the HD558's I own. It is a small sacrifice since everything else sounds so much better.
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  14. GoodBoy
    Interesting! Used to own 1A's while I must say they were comfortable to wear, the soundstage was not very wide pretty average... the bass was fatiguing it's like it was flooding other frequencies. It was very welcome in some songs, and especially movies, but they quickly became headphones I couldn't listen to for more than an hour and for that reason alone I got rid of them. Never tested on different pads though... Do you prefer 1A over 58x?
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  15. Assimilator702
    Yes it's nice. But once I have one that's good enough for me. I'd rather have a nice price cut and a box like the one that the HD58x comes with and pay less $$$.

    With the money saved I tossed $20 at the large nylon textured Slappa case which is the perfect size for storing these headphones with the earcups extended 8 clicks....in my case.

    Less wear and tear equals a brand new feeling headphone in 1 years time. I keep all my headphones in a case when I'm not using them which is nice since 1....I'm OCD about keeping my gear as close to MINT as possible....and 2.... if I ever decide to sell any I have as close to a BNIB headphone to pass onto the next person.
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