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Massdrop x Sennheiser HD 58X Jubilee Headphones

Massdrop x Sennheiser HD 58X Jubilee Headphones

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Legendary Line
As enthusiasts, we hope for a really great experience and value in what we buy.
Consistently (for the past 26 years), Sennheiser has been providing great value with a great musical experience in the HD580, HD600, and HD650/HD6XX.  They all use the same driver design and materials.
These models are community recommended “go-to” favorite headphones. Massdrop’s own version of HD650 (the HD6XX) has sold over 50,000 pairs during the past year.
The only real requests for changes we see have to do with color, comfort, a “veil” to the sound perceived by some, and the amount of amplification they need to sound their best.
For colorway, the new HD58X goes back to the HD580 Jubilee roots and is black with dark grey grills.
For comfort, the pads do soften over time and the headband can be “massaged” by slightly bending the frame to make less clamping force. There are instructions online explaining how to do this.
For amplification, these are a bit easier to drive.  Reports are coming back that these are about 4 decibels louder on portable devices like cell phones.
For the “Sennheiser veil” perceived by some...
New Driver Unveiling
What has not changed in the HD58X Jubilee?
-Still has 38mm dynamic drivers.   -Still audiophile quality.   -Same tooling, comfort, interchangeable 600/650/6XX/660S parts in the rest of the headphone.
What is different in the HD58X Jubilee?
-300 ohm resistance lowered to 150 ohms.   -Voice coil material has changed, it has a lower electrical resistance. -Diaphragm shape has been revised. -Different damping scheme and acoustic baffle.
These changes were made to lower impedance (easier to drive) as well as increase the top end of the frequency range.  In the “air” treble region of 12kHz-15kHz, there is better extension as compared to the HD600/650. The bass rolls off a little earlier than typical for the line as a tradeoff for lower distortion in the area. We have requested an increase to bass extension if Sennheiser can do so without any negative effects by the time of production and they have agreed.
These new drivers have been characterized as clearer, faster, and more lively in presentation...without requiring specialized gear.  
Audiophiles like to say that the 580/600/650/6XX “scales well” with better gear. The HD58X are designed to perform well “out of the box” with almost anything you plug them into. They're great with your laptop or phone but as with all headphones in this series, you gain a lot by adding a dedicated amplifier.
This driver is closely related to the driver in the new HD660S. EDIT: Same size (both 38mm as confirmed by Sennheiser), same materials, there are some differences in the damping scheme and driver housing.
This is the newest evolution for the line, another beginning deserved by the line-up that started with the HD580 25 years ago.  Add these to your collection to complement HD6XX/K7XX/HE-350 or start your journey here.
Value
The packaging will be simplified to reduce cost.  The 600/650/6XX come in hefty “presentation boxes” which may be piling up in your closet.
With our high volumes and less expensive packaging, we’re able to make this headphone available with a special price on the first drop: $149.99.
After the first drop, the price will increase in future drops. The magnitude of the increase is unclear pending production of the HD58X.
The Massdrop x Sennheiser HD58X Jubilee pays homage to the headphone that started it all and represents the start of the next chapter…
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ya, why massdrop why.
CEE_TEE
For the Sennheiser fans that want an electrostatic, hopefully this project can gain traction to revive the famous HE 60, aka baby Orpheus, with a better energizer. Hopefully it can get endorsed by the community :) https://www.massdrop.com/talk/10100/massdrop-x-sennheiser-he-0-x-electrostatic-system
Totally Legendary Headphone for 150$, Just can't stop wearing it and playing my favorite songs. Just feels like the bands and singers are singing in front of me. So real and clear!
please ship to asia
For how many days has it been 1 day left on the drop? for a week now?
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It's not a "drop" per se, since they already have them manufactured and in stock. They just use the "drop" mechanism to gather orders. Typically with a drop, it gives a window of time for people to raise their hand and commit to buying it, then that volume gets sent to the manufacturer, they make that many, and they get shipped out. This can take weeks to months from the time of joining the drop depending on the product and shipping destination. For stuff already in stock, they've been doing back-to-back one day "drops" so that they can gather all the orders for that one day and start shipping immediately without people having to wait weeks before shipping happens. I assume that when they run out of stock, they'll stop doing the 1 day drops. If you want one, I'd recommend ordering as soon as you can. The sooner you order = the sooner it ships = the sooner you receive it = the less likely you get one before they run out of stock.
georgechang
I already did order one like two weeks ago when it was "1 day remaining"
I have the HD-6xx and would love an airier sound. Looking at some of the comments, does the HD-58x fit the bill or should I be looking at the HD-800 series?
might spring for these until the hfm edition xx comes to me in may....(just sold fostex thx00 ebonys so need a replacement)...of the 6xx or these jubilee which are more balanced and clear with tight bass for many genres please?
No shipping to Malaysia... I'm missing this great deal. feelsbadman :'C
ceklah
You can order via a mediator service.
What is everyone using for a amp/dac for this? I'll be using the headphone with a modmic 5.
Do these have the same size ear cups as the HD 6XX? I am wondering because I have some Dekoni fenestrated sheepskin ear pads on my HD6XX and wanted to know if those would fit the Jubilee.
Spacegoast
Yes, they do. Your Dekoni pads should fit just fine.
Has anybody paired these up with a little dot 1+ yet? Hope this is a good sight unseen purchase
Wheels55
You will not be disappointed!
DenonFanboy
Thank you 😁 definitely what I wanted to hear
Can anyone speak to the burn in of these? I just got mine a couple days ago, and listening to these beside my M40x's they sound veiled, with not as much vocal clarity and almost muddy sounding highs. So far they only have about 15 hours on them. Running them off a Origen G2. I also removed the foams, which helped a tiny bit.
PacificWaffle
I also have the HD58X and a G2. My setup sounds amazing. Did you up the gain?
PacificWaffle
I've noticed them starting to sound significantly better after about two weeks of use. I also have the M40x's, mine have the HM5 angled pad upgrade, and by this point I definitely prefer the HD58X's. Better separation and imaging than I remember the stock M40x's have, though my experience with audio lingo and my memory is insufficient to describe the sound too much beyond that. The HD58X's overall clarity sounds more detailed than I remember the M40x's being both before and after I swapped the pads on those, and of course there's the differences in sound relating to the HD58X's being open back vs the closed back M40x's. Vocals don't come across as mind-blowing to me on either headphone, to be honest, I'm also reading a lot of comments stating that the other 600-series headphones are the ones to go with for that "Sennheiser magic". I've yet to acquire an amp, though I would assume that in most cases the HD58X's should be the headphone of the two to benefit the most from that extra power. Definitely sounds a bit strange, but I think the primary cause is likely to be the need for more usage in order for them to shine.
i owned the X2 but i am looking for something different from my audio. how would the 58X/6XX headphones fair in Imaging compare to the X2/to each other? how are the Soundstage compare to the X2/each other? any Views you have on said 3 headphone would be gladly be welcome i Game, listen to some music, and Rarely movies.so the use case will be prim Gaming/ second music listening. and of course do you recommend any of the two headphone i am looking at? if you have your own recommended tell me why as i be happy to look into them as well.
My roommate just got a pair of 6XX and I was comparing my 58X to them. Despite the difference of sound, I've noticed that the earpads on 58X seems to be much thinner than the ones on 6XX (which makes the 6XX noticeably more comfortable). Was it just my pair or has anyone else also noticed that?
I ordered my Pair on 21st October to be delivered to Dubai , It's taken some time now and i feel like it may have been lost at shipment , Can someone help me pls<3
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Thanks Bro , After some time DHL finally updated the tracking numbers for my local shipping company , It may take some time for it to arive still .
Anuq
It can be delivered for several weeks.
Using these with a Naim N272 - Mojo & they are sounding very good so far, had them burning in on internet radio for a couple of days now & with the short listening sessions I've had so far, they are opening up nicely. Delivery to the UK took about a week & with current exchange rates & import duty I paid £162 all in. Cheers Massdrop!
How do these compare to the Hifi Man 4xx Or Xx
JerrySVX
You shouldn't compare this to the xx due to the price difference. Although I haven't tested the 4xx, I have read lots of comparisions. It depends on what you prefer: 4xx has wider soundstage, more detail and brightness and more focus on bass. It is heavier and (maybe) less comfortable. The 58x has a more relaxed, and more balanced sound, is lighter and more comfortable (after you get used to the clamp) and is slightly easier to drive.
JerrySVX
The XX isn't out in the wild yet, so it's unclear for sure. The Hifi Man 4XX is a very "fun" headphone. It's decently bassy (especially for planar drivers), and is very V-shaped, meaning vocals are very recessed (e.g. Steely Dan vocals, which are already pretty quiet, sound even further away). It is not objective at all, and the V-shape also makes it so that a lot of mid-range details actually feel a little lost. This is even driving them with a Magni 3, which is plenty of power for it. The 58X, on the other hand, is fairly flat, but like most Sennheisers there is a definite emphasis in the vocals, albeit much less with these headphones than, say, the 6XX which rolls off the treble to make the vocals even more pronounced. They are not exactly reference-quality headphones, but I've actually used them for mixing because they are very detailed and help me pick out mistakes. Overall, I find myself using the 58X as my daily driver. The 4XX I enjoy very much, use them a lot for "fun" listening if I want a different listening experience, but I find the 58X just as fun, if not more, and it's a lot more detailed.
Buy these headphones and quick! I have a 6XX and these sound just as good. If u are thinking about buying headphones for EDM but don't want a 1 trick pony these are perfect for you, they play well with every genre, to my ears it has slightly better bass then the 6XX and slightly more treble + we bit sharper.
could anybody answer. For gaming FPS competitive gaming, would these be better than HD 598?
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I wish someone would answer :(
Xspearo
Compared to the HD598, these have a smaller soundstage, but it is more accurate in terms of direction and less precise in terms of depth.
So I dropped mine and the grill is badly dented. Is there any way to get a replacement or does anyone know for sure whether the stock ones from Sennheiser will fix exactly? Thanks.
georgelai57
Email Massdrop customer service. Click the three vertical dots on the top right of the site, next to your profile icon, and got to "help center"
georgelai57
Didn't some folks already swap their grills around too? I know someone did with the 660S so I think the housing is the same, should double check.
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If anyone at Sennheiser is still looking at comments here can you please send me the cable for the HD58X that I need. It has been over a month of promised ship dates to no longer in stock to then tell me your "technician" will send me a used cord so I can have a working one. Instead of getting the hd58X cable which is the same exact cable as the HD6XX cable you guys send me what ever that cable is in the picture. The customer service seemed to be great with the first email but went down hill immediately. At this point it feels like I am being trolled. If I wasn't sold a product with a broken cable I would find this funny but instead I am sent some thin cheap mystery cable. I would be very concerned about the qualifications of your technicians if this is the cable they think works with your HD58X and HD6xx series headphones.
Should I get these? I have the HD6XX, which I love, and just joined the drop for the HE4XX and K7XX (have yet to receive those). How will the HD58X fit with my other headphones? Will bring anything significant to the table? P.S.: I'm using the Massdrop O2 amp and the Grace SDAC.
ZavierKonz
The difference between the 6xx and 58x is the bass hits a bit harder and the treble has more attack, more v shaped overall. The 6xx sounds a wee bit clearer but other then that it sounds pretty similar. All impressions are with a Jotunheim.
I joined the drop on Oct 21, 2018 and the item was shipped Oct 22, 2018. According to fedex tracking it was supposed to be delivered yesterday but it wasnt. When I tracked via USPS it said "October 26, 2018 at 11:27 pm - Awaiting Delivery Scan" and expected delivery was today (Oct 27th). But still I have not received the package. Should I be concerned that something might have gone wrong? People who ordered on 21st did you guys already receive your items? What should I do?
Hoping these are available around Christmas time!
SlackerX64
I am 99% certain they will be. Since these have already been manufactured. They ship out almost immediately after you order, so they are constantly in-stock and ready to be purchased. Similar to the other massdrop made items that have already been made
Anyone know a good budget amp to pair these with?
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These are pretty easy to drive, I heard you can use it with your mobile phone without any issues so that dac/amp is plenty for this one.
SirFlamey
Schiit Magni 3.
Anyone point me at a video for how to change the ear pads? Also has anyone figured out what are the compatible options?
Mr.Lee
You pull on the pads to get them off. They snap on and off easily. Dekoni has pads on here or any 600/650/660 replacement pad from Brainwaves would work.
I have the HD555's, had them a decade or so. Would these be worth the upgrade to? Id mainly be using my phone and x-fi titanium hd on the pc.
I know there's a simple way to fix this but I'm going to just to be sure, do I just add a piece of foam where the dip is at on my headphones? Is there a certain kind to use or place to get such a thing? After a few hours it starts bothering me so I'm looking for a fix, if not then oh well. Just wondering what the experts can include to help.
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the plastic tabs that say made in Ireland come off first then it slides off.
its pretty simple, just go on youtube and search "replace hd 600 headband" or something similar to that and theres a few videos showing you exactly how to do it. this is how i figured it out myself.
What would be a good amp for these headsets? Not too expensive
Nyxer
get the aune x1s that's currently on massdrop
Has anyone here had to deal with Sennheiser for any warranty stuff before? Somewhere in this discussion forum is my original contact with them about receiving a faulty cable for these headphones. It has now been a month and I have yet to get a replacement. Are they normally that slow? I was first told it would be mailed out 9/24 then after providing my shipping info to them on 9/21 I get a response on 9/24 saying it will ship no later than 9/28. I received no follow up email so sent another on 10/9 just to ask if it shipped yet only to get a response on 10/10 saying they still don't have any in stock despite never telling me it was out of stock. They appear to have had plenty to keep supplying massdrop in that time but it is now 10/22 and still no word on when or if I will ever get a working cable. I guess I am asking if this is normal practice for Sennheiser or is this due to me purchasing this from massdrop and their no return policy allowing Sennheiser to put defective products purchased from here on the back burner? Given how quick the initial response was I fully expected to have had my review of the 6XX up praising their customer service but find myself holding out on a review waiting to see how this turns out.
mrcrunch08
I have dealt with Sennheiser warranty items before. They are most defiantly that slow.
I waited a week, but had to call and bitch for them to push things forward. Make sure you ask for a tracking number too, because if you don't ask they won't provide one with warranty stuff.
ScorpionTamer
Thanks for that info. Didn't think to look for a number and call. I'll have to give that a try.
Just wanted to share my experience so far with the shipping for the 58X, intended for future Canadian buyers.
I'm in Canada, and I ordered this on October the 14th, but since that was a Sunday, MD shipped it out on the 15th instead. They shipped it via DHL, but since DHL does not have serve my area (Toronto), they forwarded it to Canada Post instead.
The parcel arrived in my city on Friday the 19th, just before the weekend. Today (the 22nd) is when it officially arrived at a local post office and was available for pick-up. It took a total of six business days.
Canada Post enforced a customs fee and a pick-up only requirement on the parcel, so I had no choice but to take my delivery notice to the post office to pick it up; they did not bother sending it to my house directly. Canada charged me pretty a expensive customs fee for a $150 USD item: $35.29 CAD or a little under $27 USD (18% of the cost of the item).
Overall, the cost of the 58X was $150 + $15 + $27 (cost + shipping + customs, all in USD) for a total of $192 USD. If you are buying from Canada, expect to pay this amount, more or less.
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tetraslash
Tax/duties with Canada Post are charged as the actual tax on the item, plus 10 bucks fee. 150US = about 196.50 currently, HST on that is around 25... so the $35 total is right inline with what you should expect. There's always the chance they won't ding you and just deliver the package, but that's he game you play ordering from outside the country. If you bought headphones within Ontario you'd pay the 13% HST anyway, so the $10 is the only real hard pill to swallow.. if you figure you've saved at least $10 compared to domestic shopping, then there you are.
that is definitely not true.