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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. Joong
    hf580 driver.jpg aiva driver.jpg

    Above: HF580 on the left driver and Aiva driver on the right
    They seem very similar.
    The manufacturing process of membrane of 5 micron with sputtering or printing conductive element to form voice coils is not very simple so that they might share the same driver manufacturer.
    Last edited: Apr 13, 2019
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  2. volly
    The shape of the ear cups look great to me and the pads plus headband look comfortable AF! Let's hope Takstar nail the tuning but judging from the exploded view doesn't show any signs of dampening in or around the inner cup, hopefully they test for ringing while tuning these babies! Also, looks like these can's will love a bit of juice!

    Very interesting headphone and very cheap! Subbed.
    Last edited: Apr 14, 2019
  3. Hal Rockwell
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  4. heavyharmonies
    I received confirmation from Ellie @ Takstar Audio Store on AliExpress that confirms the above:

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  5. sov73811
    Oh man, I'm rather looking forward to impressions. I hope they're like a cheaper Sendy Avia but maybe with a better midrange?
  6. stimuz
  7. Sourcesys
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  8. Joong
  9. Joong
    I am interesting of the size factor that plays out in different ways from Audeze and Hifimans.
    Regarding the driver technologies, existing players might be better but the size are unique that is some mid mid in between.
    Last edited: Apr 18, 2019
  10. Sourcesys
    Thanks, looks like the cable is not removable tho, bummer.
  11. Joong
    Removal cable has cable and the connector, and the best connector is no connector so that it will be better for economy and less stress for the buyer who constantly searches out a better one.
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  12. D3soLaT3
    Screenshot_2019-04-17-21-43-30.png According to Takstar's rep the cable is NOT removable. My Sony ma900s are attached too and I've lived with them for years. Not a deal breaker but I will admit I would prefer a removable (or at least a shorter) cable.

    Seems like everyone gets told the same thing regarding the 580 model, "hi3050 is the same headphone. Wait several more days for new model".
  13. Sourcesys
    I asked on aliexpress also, got this answer:

    thanks for your inquiry, sorry we are not sure if it is the same driver units as the Sendy Aiva is using, the factory has not wrote what's driver it is , it is Ultra-large planar diaphragm headphone.

    best regards

  14. heavyharmonies
    According to tracking, mine have left China by air and are now somewhere over the Pacific Ocean...
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  15. peter123
    Thanks for sharing!

    I believe this is a big mistake by Takstar. Today people expect the freedom to choose and people use a large number of different sources with different connectors and balanced being hyped up a lot of places. Not to mention the need for different cable length in different situations. Of course one could always mod them but still I'm afraid this will stop them from being very popular. It sees like a really odd decision to me.

    If impressions are good we'll probably see a second revision soon with detachable cables.
    Last edited: Apr 18, 2019
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