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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. RayceManyon
    Here you go. They are still $25 which is nice.
  2. theangelboy
    Basically, the HD58X has less roll off in the bass compared to the 6XX and slightly smoother treble. It does feature a new driver that's easier to drive and it's cheaper. There are still people that prefer the 6XX over the 58X but I think if you're starting out the 58X would be a better choice because it's a similar experience but less dependent on the audio chain than the 6XX. The HD58X's advantages over the HF 580 is that it's lighter, has a replaceable cable, and is easier to drive from a portable source like a phone. Other things to consider would be the cost of the pads and mods for the HF 580 if you decide to go that route. The only common mod that I have seen on the HD58X is removing the foam behind the driver which is free and not strictly necessary. But sound-wise, I doubt you could go wrong with either headphone.
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  3. greenarrow
    Thanks for the link.
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  4. Restatic
    The Takstar hf580 was a bit 'hollow' in comparison with the T60 Fostex. Details was less accurate. But now I did close the backside a bit with carbon foil and it's so much better now. Amazing!

    And I do use hybrid earpads. No sharp fatique sibling anymore. Deep fast bass also.

    It's so easy to tune this planar to your own needs. Love them!
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  5. Restatic
    Here with carbon foil....
  6. Restatic
    Why can't I upload photos here?
  7. RayceManyon
    It's a bit weird and took me awhile to figure out.

    1. Click Upload a File from the lower right buttons on the bottom bar -- Ignore the picture icon on the toolbar. I'm not sure how that thing works
    2. Select your image from your computer.
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    3. It does not automatically place the image. It just "uploads" it/them and you then "Insert" it based on where your prompt is ( that's the blinking bar thing when you type, hit the return key for a new line else it will insert the image to the right of the text). Click Insert as Full Image or thumbnail.

    Last edited: Nov 2, 2019
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  8. RayceManyon
    I have opened these up about 30 times, and I'm still finding new sound in them. I've never had so much fun "tuning" a pair of headphones.

    Recently I've been experimenting with one cotton ball behind each driver and then moving it around. You get very different tones based on where the cotton/empty area is. Upper 2/3 cotton - bright treble with nice bass. Lower 2/3 - dark tones with heavy bass. Cotton in the middle - happy medium.

    Things that have NOT worked in the back of the cans: Felt - made it sound sloppy. Wood disc - removed most of the bass and made it sound hollow.
    Last edited: Nov 3, 2019
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  9. Miiksu
    I did not like at the beginning of the felt. But it seemed to work with my latest modifications. Worked better than medium density 3mm foam. I would like to get my hands on super light materials suck as aerogel. It's very expensive material.


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  10. Restatic
    I did order this pair of sheepskins

    € 14,09 29%OFF | Sheepskin Earpad For Monoprice Monolith M1060 Headphones Replacement Ear Pad Ear Cushion Ear Cups Ear Cover Ear pads Accessories

    I ve had these on Audeze Lcd xc. Very good sound and comfort.
  11. Miiksu
    Could not find ur ear pads. And they need be oval.
  12. Restatic
    yes I know the need to be oval... I will fit them in the ring to add them to the enclosure.... otherwise double sides tape will do the trick.... I did also give it a try with some 'empty' HM5's. I did remove the white foam from the earpads and did leave the blue foam inside. Now it's much more soft and sounding better... it's so easy :)
  13. Restatic

    these are the earpads I did order. If the don't fit well, I will put them on my Hifiman 400s :)
  14. Miiksu
    I have many ear pads and mostly round ones. They dont really fit to it... Need to be smaller than the oval so you can squish them into place. Hmm. I can do measurement of my sheepskins :D they are so nice.
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  15. Miiksu
    Brainwavz round XL sheepskins measure very well. Comfort is very good and they also sound suprisely balanced. But they don't fit :frowning2: they pop out if remove headphones from ur ears. You get also more volume to compared to China hybrids. Treble is lowered a bit and low midrange slightly rised. Probably I order these: https://www.brainwavzaudio.com/prod...arpads-sheep-skin?_pos=4&_sid=a8aceeaa3&_ss=r

    China hybrids are better with micro details but hotter treble may make ur hearing dizzy. Beware I have modded HF580 so China hybrids may sound dry and bass heavy if not modded.

    brainwavz xl sheepskin.png
    Last edited: Nov 8, 2019
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