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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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..never read this
austriandude
Cool
Apparently I'm not gonna be able to grab some of this, and I liked them more than the 6XX, how often do you find them on stock on Massdrop?
Kobke
They r very new so it is hard to know but the 2 recent drop was just 2 weeks apart. Probably they r selling what is left and the next time u might need to wait for a new batch of production, might be months, who know.
As I am super new into the audiophile scene, I would have to say that these headphones are great due to their soundstage compared to my HD439. The only complaint that I have would be that there is a weird crackling sound when I listen to certain songs, for example Past Lives by Borns. Is this expected from the headphones? Thanks for reading this!
Damn, from what I believe my package was lost so now i'm down $205 including VAT.
Is there a reason why these can't be shipped outside of the US?
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man that sucks. My heaphones came after 6 days.
Cuz local sennheiser sellers hate Massdrop, that's why
I received my HD58X yesterday. I am absolutely in love with the sound signature. I am driving this with Audio-gd NFB 11.28 DAC amp. I also own HE-400i, HD6XX and SHP-9500S. Will let HD5XX burn in for a bit before I compare the sound.
Hi guys, I'm considering into getting these open-back cans as my first entry-level audiophile headphones. I'll be switching from my closed-back HyperX Cloud II gaming headset. From what I've read, these are better (gaming/music) overall compared to the 6XX, which is kind of laid back/mellow. I don't have any DAC/AMP yet but I've found out that a good on-board audio will drive these. I have a 8700k processor with a MSI Z370 SLI Plus PC and the motherboard has Audio Boost 4 as one of its features.

" The built-in dedicated headphone amplifier rewards audiophiles with headphones up to 600Ω impedance by delivering studio-grade sound quality from your gaming PC. Audio Boost 4 automatically detects the optimal impedance for your headphones and adjusts the output for the best sound quality. "
https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/Z370-SLI-PLUS/Overview

Will my on-board audio be enough to enjoy listening to these cans? Or do I really need a DAC/AMP?

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EdwinG
That's what's good with these headphones. They are easy to drive out of the box. Though having an amp would make them really sing.
Unfortunately, the motherboard you have does not have the built-in DAC since it is just the first-gen Audio Boost. Mine is the Audio Boost 4 which have the latest on-board audio features.
Just put my order in and I can't wait. The last headphones I purchased we're the Vmoda M-80s so I'm eager to make the transition from on-hear to over-ear.
How do these compare to Phillips X2’s?
If you ever wonder why your stuff arrives in rough shape, I ordered these, and they shipped from Edison, NJ, but went all the way out to Pennsylvania, and are still in transit back to my town in what state? Yep, NJ....

They are probably packed in a truck that is 100 plus degrees for the 6 days as the delivery estimate is next Tuesday.

Then again, it's a combo of the Postal Service, and Fed Ex, both of which, I have literally never had a good shipping experience with. Their utter failure to perform at their own game, logistics, is clearly evident here.

I hope these arrive in good shape, though the psychological impact of knowing that they aren't being stored in proper temps for a week while in unnecessary transit is taking a toll on my objective impressions already! LOL

I say, go UPS Massdrop.... :)
Cant wait for mine to come in !!!
Are these good for gaming? Right now I’m using the sennheiser gsp500 With the gsx 1200. Can someone help me out with the gaming sound and if it’s worth it.
ImGhostRogue
According to the HardwareCanucks video on them, they do very well.