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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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Add funds to PayPal and pay through PayPal credit funds?
I had no problem selecting Paypal as payment for this drop. You either didn't setup your bank account or credit card to Paypal or you don't have Paypal credit.
How is the Fiio q1(not mk2) paired with the HD 58x?
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My computer motherboards sound is really bad, i have a pair of Ath m40x's (35ohms) and i get noise at high volumes
CRAZYBAD
You're better off getting a DAC/Amp combo that is desk oriented than the portable Fiio ones that requires charging. The O2-SDAC combo is back on Massdrop and has a better value than the Schiit Fulla or the Schiit Stack (Modi+Magni)
Can we Please have this thing shipped to South Korea? I was planning to buy the headphones but after knowing that they aren't shipped to Korea, it was heartbreaking :/
Mauldr
you could probably use a freight forwarding service
Already receive a tracking number and getting ready to be shipped. I hope the shipment will be on time
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Don't you mean low demand? Cause right now there aren't that many people.
Itooosh
No, these are in high demand since they're cheaper than the HD6xx and sound just as good in its own price bracket. Months prior to December 2018, the drop was going on for a while until a bunch of people bought them for Christmas. If I recall, about 40k+ units have been purchased while the HD6xx has sold 66k+ and it was release way before the HD58x
Wow. That was quick. It was supposed to ship on the 25th but my order was already shipped within today and is on it's way to my proxy. Good thing I joined earlier.
Its ended earlier, i think date was 28th January.
Shahkhan
Damn, I was just about to buy it 16 hrs ago
Hey guys, the drop ended earlier than expected. I had just got my paycheck to buy one of these and when i went to check the drop already ended. How often does this drop come back, does anyone know? I was really excited to get this drop.
restrictive
I believe that last time it took about 3 weeks but im not sure how long it will take this time
The drop has ended before the actual drop End date Jan 22 as mentioned here. Any chance of drop coming again?
Kddgowtham
Probably soon... But how soon is the question. I was just about to buy it... So frustrating.
I hope them are as "punchy" as the original 580 was, i miss it so much ;_( "RIP" And i also hope so much there is no more cable plug problem :D What i miss on every sounddiscription is the part, when music gets alive... The Music have to be physical feelable on the ear for me. The very tiny hairs in the ear have to get moved. This "move" have to come at lowend BUT also at highend, i hope you understand. The old HD 580 was since now THE BEST COMPROMIS, so please give me the feel of living sound back, HD58X Jubilee!
Upgrading from Philips SHP9500S for daily use, have heard nothing but good things about these. Hope they are as great as I'm expecting for daily use!
Clear sound. I am amazed by how good this headphones sound. Music and movies sound really good but be aware that this headphones are not so much for games, positional sound doesn't work well on this. The Jubilee are very confortable, you can use this for a very long time without problem, very light.
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I think you are right, yesterday i tried the HD58x with skyrim, darksouls 3 and Rise of the Tomb Rider and it worked flawless on all three. This couls be something related with the game sound design rather the headphones and as i mention in a previous comment, this issue happened to me only with old games. I may be wrong with my first statement. You can game with this, but some titles will sound weird. In my case i play borderland with the HyperX, the audio is less clear but awareness works well.
Daeronicus
Awesome, this makes me feel more confident about them!
Hello, anyone has ordered the HD58X to France ? What is the final price in EUR with TAX + Shipping ? Thanks for anyone that can anwser this!
How does it pair with the shanling m0? Does the shanling m0 provide enough driving power? Does anyone know?
Chin8
What are you using the shanling m0 primary as? MP3 player or for bluetooth or you want a portable DAC?
Would I be able to use this with the GSX 1000?
Sp3ct3r
I don't have mine yet to confirm 100% but I see absolutely no reason they wouldn't. Should just be plug and play.
Sp3ct3r
yess i have the gsx 1200 will work perfectly fine
the 58X Jubilees are wired for balanced cables, correct?
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VeClan also sells cheap balanced xlr cable for Sennheiser starting from 30 dollars.
NightLightFight
Nice, thanks!!!!!
What is expected delivery time if i join this drop today?
Shahkhan
January 25th
I never received a good answer for getting a hard case for these. there were a few links posted but they were too large cases when I looked at the dimensions. I just ordered these: Geekria Headphones Case for Sennheiser HD650, HD600 at Amazon. Looks like the closest to the size of these. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01IB1IPYM/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=A2OPUAQVSPCTA3&psc=1
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What?
erickong
I replied to the wrong comment, sorry lol
Hi guys, I am’interesred In this headphone Sennheiser HD 58X Jubilee Édition and I would like to know what is the full costs including Shipping to France and / or taxes please. Thanks
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were they shipped to you from Ireland or from the USA? I am in Europe as well, so I wonder because of the taxes
Flosse
Man...why would an American seller ship from Ireland ??? (even if hd58x are build in Ireland this is written on it :)). They ship from Massdrop's wholesale in Edison NJ (New Jersey) in USA. So if your country is UK or other, I guess you will be charged import taxes...and 15$ fot delivery of course. In France it is quite unusual to pay customs fees. Good luck :)
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Hi all, I'm looking at HE4XX and HD58X, now I have ATH m30x connected to Fiio K3. Would HE4XX and HD58X be an upgrade form my ATH m30x and is Kiio K3 enough to drive HE4XX and HD58X? What would you recomend between HE4XX and HD58X? Thanks :)
ivanm
Hi, I have the Hifiman 4xx, they are power hungry. The Fiio K3 provides 120-200 mW at 32 Ohm which sounds to me a little bit limited to drive them, unless your player has a line-out. I have the SMSL sap II, which provides almost 1000mW and it is just OK when using my player with the headphones out. I don´t have the 58xs but according to all the reviews they are easier to drive. In my opinion, the 4xxs are much better headphones than the ATH, they will definitely be an upgrade from them. And I´m pretty sure that the 58x would also be. Kind regards.
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ivanm
Hi ! I dont own he4xx but read lots of reviews. He 4xx : V shaped FR, large soundstage, good separation of instruments, but more laid back vocals hd58x : excellent on voices, quite neutral FR with very slight bass hump, narrow soundstage, good positionning, decent séparation. I would summarize this way :
  • he4xx for fun, good on rock EDM
  • hd58x for everyday use on different gears
juste my opinion, yours may vary
Do these have a wider soundstage than the HD600's?
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CactusBreath
I have both and imo no. The hd600 is even or sightly better imo. To me, it's hard to justify owning both the hd600 and the hd58X.
I disagree
Hi everyone! I'm new to this kind of open-back high impedance headphones. As I've just join the drop after reading some reviews, I'm wondering if the headphone will be good with a Fiio A5 AMP after doing some research (I want portable ones and don't have too much to spend on it yet). About the headband cushion, earpads and cables, are they interchangeable with the HD 600/650/660S? They look identical to me.
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Fair enough. I'll try it with my LG V20 first then but I'm using onboard audio for my desktop. Do they have the capability of driving this cans? BTW, are you using an additional sound card on your PC?
Brian_93
They run off my Galaxy S8 just fine, I also recall using them straight out of the headphone jack on my 6 years old laptop without problems, so tbh I can't really imagine what can't drive these decently. Up until recently I've been using a Creative Xtreme Music dedicated sound card in my desktop. Only about half a month ago did I get my Little Dot, and a week ago I managed to find a dirt cheap ESI Prodigy 7.1 HiFi sound card to replace the kind of boring sounding Creative card. The main things added by those components in my setup asides from general clarity is a significant widening of soundstage and some slight coloring of the sound. I wanted a bit of warmth to my sound and was curious to see how much you can push the narrow soundstage without compromising their imaging capabilities. Turns out you can do it A LOT. Running it off the Creative card really wasn't a significant upgrade from integrated audio, though it did sound slightly better and definitely cleaner. Then again, I bought my desktop used, so I'm not even sure how old some of the hardware in this thing is. I've heard that the LG has a pretty good integrated DAC, it should probably provide you with a pretty good reference for how they're going to sound out of the box. You can always keep the Fiio in the back of your mind, and if you like the 58x's and want to hear what they can really do with that extra power just pull the trigger.
I ordered these last week but my order status still says "pending" on the receipt and "drop live" on order status.... Is that normal?
openupitsdave
Yes, you will not be charged until the drop is over. You can see the estimated shipping date and the bottom of the page.
ImNotAnAudiophile
Thanks buddy
Hi guys, I'm using some philips fidelio x2 for gaming which I do love but am Looking for an upgrade. Mainly more sound stage and a lighter headphone as the fidelio is quite heavy and becomes uncomfortable after a long session. Would these be a upgrade or simular sound quality? I'll be having them shipped to the UK so don't want to take the gamble with import tax ext. Using a smsl m3 as a dac amp too.
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I call that a "side-grade", for when headphones are different but not distinctly better or worse than one another. If you're not careful, you can spend a whole ton of money "side-grading".
I own both. From my experience the 6xx has a larger sound stage then the 58x. The 58x has a more straight forward sound, the 6xx is more smooth and intimate.
Does anyone know why it says pre-order instead of "buy" for me?
vasaikar
They actually mean the same thing in this case. We're running a test to see if 'Join Drop/Buy' or 'Pre-order' makes more sense than the other. So no matter which button you see, the headphones will still ship at the same time. In the end, we hope to have made things less confusing.
Is it worth getting these? i currently have the ATH M40x and i mainly play competive games (Csgo, Rainbow 6) also i listen to rap and edm
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CRAZYBAD
I had the m40x's with the angled HM5 pads prior to these, and they are indeed a substantial upgrade IMO. Sadly this means the m40x's see barely any use anymore, but given how much I like the HD58x's at this point I can accept that the money I put down on the m40x's is kind of wasted. If you're using on-board audio the increase in overall clarity may not be so apparent at first (at least it wasn't to me, although it's definitely there), but as has been mentioned by many others, the Hd58x's benefit a lot from a good amp and/or DAC, much better than I found the m40x's doing so far. The narrow soundstage can be alleviated to what I find a significant extent through some equipment, making them sound ridiculously good in games as they maintain their excellent imaging capabilities whilst sounding very natural, at least on my setup. I use an old high end sound card as my DAC and a Little Dot 1+ with Voshkod tubes as my amp, so it's not even like my setup is insanely high-end and even now I'm really enjoying it. I've used virtual surround software before I started investing in better headphones and these are the ones which gives me the most confidence in saying f*ck virtual surround. Investing in these has provided me with a far better experience, tbh. Kind of ranted on a bit, sorry about that. Bottom line; they good and good upgrade from the m40x's IMO
NeoTheLizard
Ok, thank you that rant was perfect lmao
Wrote a review comparing HD58X to HD600 for mainstream music, jazz, classical, and opera lovers schziv.wixsite.com/hd58xvshd600
HiFireviews
Very good and passionate review, thank you very much for dedicating your time to it. I´m really considering to join the drop for the 58xs. I already own several good headphones (beyerdynamic dt 770 pro, ATH msr7, Grado Sr80e and Hifiman 4xxs (have you tried any of them?) . I´m quite happy with them all, but I like to compare how different headphones sound and I am really curious about the Sennheiser sound. I was doubting between the 58xs and the 6xxs, but considering the difference of price (almost 100$ after import taxes into EU) and your review, I would probably go for the 58xs. Thanks again for your review.
Anyone from the Philippines who bought this? How did you shipped it and how long did it took for it to arrive at your home?
I've been living with my HD6xx pair for a year and now... this. Talk me off the ledge or give me a push. Will I love one or the other or be forever torn and confused? I currently drive the 6xx from my DAW PC > Grace SDAC > MD O2 amp. I find them very listenable but now all this new jabber has me thinking I should care about a pair of 58x J. So confused for so little money. 'Feeling like a person can't go wrong and yet... will I later feel tricked by the marketing?
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I purchased the HD58X and the HD6XX at the same time and have since gifted my HD58X's away. The differences between the two are pretty subtle, but you'll eventually learn to differentiate the two by the HD58X's deeper and more present sub-bass and a tiny bit more treble extension than the HD6XX, the extended treble giving away to a slight grainy-ness to the sound and worse instrument separation. Since the HD58X has half the impedance of HD6XX, they sound much better on my phone than the latter and, hence, travel better. Also, the HD58X surprisingly has a lot of headroom, so you can EQ the bass to get it thumping at the expense of other qualities associated with the headphone. Again, I want to emphasize the difference between the two cans isn't night and day. In the HD6XX's corner, they are smoother and more resolving than the HD58X and apparently scale better than the HD58X.
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mbvjmc
Very helpful, thanks much.
I have not tried the HD 58X, but have been using the same pair of HD 580 Professionals since paying $250 for a pair in the mid 1990's. In this time I've had to swap the earpads and headband and cable (thanks to cheap replacements on ebay) but the original drivers sound as open and extended yet sibilance-free as when they were new. I often wear them 8 hours or more a day with no discomfort even over my glasses, and for long term listening prefer the HD 580's over the HD 600 and HD650 samples I've heard. Assuming the build and audio quality of the 58X is comparable, these are an unbeatable bargain at $149.99.
Does anybody use these for mixing?
jaytea2789
i don’t have either so take this with a grain of salt, but from my research on them it seems like the 6xx’s would be better for that as they are for more analytical listening
jaytea2789
My stepfather uses the 6XX for Mixing, but the 6XX and HD 600 are both similar, but professionals tend to like them both. Idk how the 58X compares professionally, but it's an enjoyable headphone imo. I think, for critical listening applications, the 600 or 650/6XX might be the better option.