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This update is for members who joined the drop from March 5-7:
Good news! We’re excited to announce that your Massdrop x Sennheiser HD 6XX Headphones have arrived at the warehouse and we’re planning on sending them out early. We now estimate that the headphones will ship by the end of next week (June 1).

If you need to change your delivery address please contact community support through your transactions page (https://www.massdrop.com/transactions) by Monday, May 28 at 5pm PT.
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AveryC
Got my shipment email and I am stoked! Already have my ifi amp and will have about 3 weeks sitting at home with nothing to do but listen.
AveryC
Horray for all the March orderers!

Now let's just pray the same thing happens for all of us April orderers.
Before I click Join the drop, one question or just to confirm:
I'm not a bass-head, but I like tight articulate musical bass. In fact, I like detail, not too laid-back or veiled and not too harsh. Mids as well as lows and highs need to be there. So my question is are these pretty thin on bass? Are they a different sound then the HD518s?
This will be my first pair of audiophile headphones. Currently using HD598 Headphones. Pretty excited for them to arrive. Just sucks it will take close to 3 months.
Two questions:
1) Is there really a 2 month wait for shipping after one's card is charged?
2) Are there aftermarket or replacement cords easily available or is the cord proprietary?
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MD might have crap shipping and huuuuuge lead times, but the furthest I've seen them go in a 'buggering the customer' sorta way is refunding a drop multiple months into the wait. And that is more of an external issue than a MD issue. Upstream supplier says they'll sell so many boxes, then turns around and says 'oops, we only have 1/4 of those'.

So far everything I've ordered with a huge lead time has been totally worth it. Also keep in mind that it is an estimated delivery time, things can go in either direction. Some people from previous drops are getting their cans 2 months early.
Fayne
Thanks, that is what I am trying to figure out, which note is correct about lead times. I am not whining about the lead time so much as I was concerned about getting ripped off. The longer the lead time the more likelihood of something going wrong. I don't care if a lead time is 3 months as long as I know it is not going to be a train wreck. Your statement of incidents of refund, even if many months in is actually re-assuring, so I think I am going to join the drop.

The reason I am asking is because this is a very good deal. I have a pair of HD518s and the 650s should be a step above.
Read something about a $1 authorization fee. I bought these with a prepaid debit card with exactly $200 on it. Will this cause an issue?
This update is for members who joined the drop in February (Feb 8-10) :
Good news! We’re excited to announce that your Massdrop x Sennheiser HD 6XX Headphones have arrived at the warehouse and we’re planning on sending them out early. The headphones are currently undergoing quality control checks and we expect them to start shipping in the next few days.

We're looking forward to you receiving the HD 6XX ahead of schedule!
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Two months early here
More like October. haha
Sanity check please:
Massdrop x Sennheiser HD6XX or Massdrop Plus Universal IEMs. I am currently signed up to get the HD6XXs as an upgrade over my current over ears, based on their reputation as being amazing, open backed, and not wanting to miss out on them while they are this well priced.
BUT, I use IEMs like a lot, all day, and am not super chuffed with my current ones. Would I be crazy to pull away from the HD's and go for the Massdrop IEMs instead, as they would get more use, or should I get the long time favs of the audiophile community and wait until I can budget for a set of IEMs as well?
pukeko
I'm getting both, but experienced neither, but I'm gonna get this for listening at home and M+ for outdoors. Probably if you do move around and above often I'd probably go for M+ maybe? It's what I always liked over cans because of the smaller profile and easier to pack and handle on the move.
pukeko
I suggest you find and listen to the Etymotic ER4 before purchase Massdrop Plus. The type of balanced and technical ability of these IEMs might be a tad bit bright for some users, definitely with everyday use. Also source will play a important role in how the Plus sound.
If you join this drop, just know you'll be waiting a few months.
I joined a few months ago, near the beginning of this year. It says the estimated ship date is august.

Keep in mind though these headphones are still being sold for $300-350 all the time, used.
Has anyone compares the HD 6XX to Focal Elex? I have Focal Elex, just wondering how different are these from Elex?
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I guess this shows that preferences do matter. The ifi Pro is a great amp, probably in my top 5, and I feel they are an excellent complement with the 6XX. The Utopia isn't a huge improvement when paired with the same amp.
Jackula
Yeah, could just be my ears. Mind you, I don't think the 6XX sounds bad for the cost but everytime I listen to a different can right after them is when their quirks hit me. Something just always feels like it's missing or lacking. They do such a good job of being smooth and inoffensive that it's not hard for any other can to sound fast and dynamic with great body and attack. They really just lack the excitement I get from other sets. Just my .02 cents either way.
Please please please make this available in India :(

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