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Takstar HF 580 Planar Headphones

Discussion in 'Headphones (full-size)' started by heavyharmonies, Apr 12, 2019.
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  1. heavyharmonies
    Splitting this off from the Takstar Pro 82 thread so as to not confuse/combine different headphones models.

    The HF 580 appears to be a brand new release from Takstar. I've ordered a pair based on my ultrapositive experiences with the Pro 82. For $160 shipped to the U.S., it may be a great entry-level planar.

    Link to product page on Takstar's web site:

    https://en.takstar.com/product/type/3207.html

    Link to item in Takstar's official store on AliExpress:

    https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Tak...429.html?spm=a2g0s.9042311.0.0.6e374c4d1XaBTv

    Specs:

    HF 580 Hi-Fi Planar Headphone

    • Large planar magnetic driver unit, high performance NdFeBmagnet, high sensitivity, wide frequency response and dynamic

    • High quality TUYU ultra-thin diaphragm and 0.005mm Al foil,the production without glue, sub-frequency up to 10Hz

    • Ultra-large planar diaphragm, even vibration & low distortion,powerful LF, full MF, transparent HF

    • Open back design,strong ambience feeling, transparent andnatural sound, reproducing every music detail

    • Soft headband and ear pad for comfortable wearing

    • Ergonomic design for wearing on various heads



    Specification:

    • Unit: planar magnetic full range unit

    • Unit Dimension: 76x97x12.4 mm

    • Unit Impedance: 32Ω±20%

    • Headphone Frequency Response: 15Hz-25KHz

    • Sensitivity: 90±3dB

    • Rated Power: 10Mw

    • Peak Power: 20mW

    • Connection Cable: Φ4mmx3m splitter cable

    • Connector: stereo Φ3.5m

    •Net Weight: 550g

    • Color:Black

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    Last edited: Apr 23, 2019
  2. nraymond
    On the positive side, the construction looks sturdy and it seems like the earpads are fairly standard and easy to swap (compared to a lot of planar magnetic headphones which often have earpads glued to proprietary mounting rings, require adapters, etc.) On the negative side, am I correct that the wire is permanently attached? That would be unfortunate if you can't upgrade/swap the cable (for instance if you wanted to drive it with a balanced cable).
     
  3. heavyharmonies
    They certainly do look attached, don't they... that's too bad, as the Pro 82 have removable wires.
     
  4. IBJamon
    The frequency response, if accurate, looks really great for the Jazz/Classical crowd.
     
  5. peter123
    Nice find! These looks very appealing. If I haven't got the Brainwavz Alara just recently I'd pick up a pair right away. I think I'll wait for some impressions and not the leas to see if the cable is detachable or not as it's very hard to tell from the existing pictures but I agree that it seems to be permanently attached.
     
  6. Hal Rockwell
    Did anyone else ordered the HF 580, and got this message from TakstarAudio Store?

    "Hi,

    Sorry about the Takstar HF 580. It has two model name. If sell in China, it called HI 3050. If sell it out of China, it called HF 580B.

    Because it is a new model, the factory only has the HI 3050 in stock at present, they say maybe it need to wait for 4-5 more days can supply the HF 580B.

    We have confirmed with factory. They say the HI 3050 and HF 580B are same model, only the model name is different, their outward appearance and Technical Parameters are same.

    Please see the photos in attachment, these Takstar HI 3050's photos.

    743064536-1393381227.jpg 743064536-1652598076.jpg 743064536435556016.jpg 743064536877453980.jpg 7430645361895334404.jpg

    So please confirm if you agree we ship the earphone mark with model name Takstar HI 3050 or wait for several days for the HI 580B?

    Very sorry for the inconvenience.

    Waiting for your fast reply!

    Best regards
    Ellie"

    Would you wait for the HF 580B, or order the HI 3050?
     
    Last edited: Apr 13, 2019
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  7. Roderick
    I did not wait :D
     
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  8. Ctritical Bill
    I got the same message.
    The photos she sent of the HI 3050 look identical to the HF 580 and the specs are similar but not identical. Maybe some minor changes but I accepted the HI 3050 too.
     
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  9. Hal Rockwell
    Differences.jpg

    I've noticed the differences too, but I'm a very impatient guy, so I guess I'll jump in head first to.
     
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  10. peter123
    Ha ha, why am I not surprised :wink:

    Looking forward to the first impressions from all you guys.
     
  11. heavyharmonies
    Listed efficiency appears to be 3db different as well: 93db for the 3050 and 90db for the 580.

    Doing a Google search for the HI 3050 turns up a reference here at head-fi in the Pro 82 thread and the URL (no longer valid) references a 2017 catalogue, so this may not be as new of a headphone as we think; just new outside of China perhaps.

    https://www.head-fi.org/threads/tak...scussion-thread.849965/page-133#post-14248056

    I decided to wait the 7 days for the HF 580, so it will be interesting to compare.
     
    Last edited: Apr 13, 2019
  12. Hal Rockwell
    From my knowledge of the way Takstar works is that a new product can sit in their product list for a while, but won't be attainable till they announce it in the product news section of their site. The HF 580 add is from the 22nd of March. Less than a month old. So I think that HI3050 is just a first batch of HF 580.

    Also, Takstar has a record of leaving products for years in their product catalog and never releasing them to production. HI 2500 anyone?
     
  13. Joong
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  14. Hal Rockwell
    If you're right, and HF 580 shares the same driver with Aiva, we might be up for a real treat.

     
  15. filthyweeb
    from pictures it seems they come with 2 pair of pads some kind of "leather" + velour pads
     
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