Oct 5, 2018193 views

6XX or 58x Jubilee? Go!

Taking a jump into the rabbit hole of "audiophile-dom" and would like to start off right. If you had to choose between the Sennheiser 58X Jubilee or the 6XX which set would you roll with? Price difference doesn't matter - after doing some research I feel like its pretty split, hoping this will help make up my mind. Thanks all!
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Price difference is going to come from the amp that you need to drive them. It will be easier to find one at a lower price to do justice to the 58X.
6XX needs a beast of an amp, but when it has one, sounds amazing. You're looking at more expensive amp with more expensive headphones, and you might not even like the sound any better.
I'd start with the 58X if you're just getting in.
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Everyone claims that, but their numbers say otherwise. If you know the math, you know they're full of it.
Yes it will drive them, but the question is how loud you can get without distortion.
Heefty
Thanks dude, appreciate you dropping some knowledge.
Agreed. Amp or not? That's the easier question to ask.
AudioFaze
I grabbed one of these guys from a recent drop - Xduoo Xp-2
https://www.massdrop.com/buy/70000
Unless you have a good amp, the 58X would be the better option. They're very close in sound signature anyhow.
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Loud but distorted is most likely scenario. Albeit, that's based on assumptions made from the fact that they only give one output power rating for low impedance.
Heefty
That’s what I was banking on so I went 58x. 200 is t terrible if I upgrade in the future and add an amp into the mix.
The are so good and different at the same time. Lets say. I Have bought HD 660S after 1 minute of listening in demo shop for 550 USD (In NZ=15% tax etc) And later had the same dilemma 6XX or 58X? So, decided to buy all of them for the same price plus 7XX: 199+149+199$ 6XX, 58X and 7XX. No regrets at all. 6XX for main system 300 Ohm 58X for portable 7XX for gaming etc ( IMHO the best sound stage after HD800S for that price)
Cheers, Kim
kimdeug
I know but I can only wear one pair of headphones at a time. this usually keeps me disciplined to try and buy something of quality and use it.
nickhem12
Try to change your discipline approach:)) Not to buy less, try may be earn more. I this case I have 22 Hi End Headphones and 8 Hi End Headphone amplifiers. I dont think I am not disciplined person with 44 ears:)) Music helps me to concentrate and be more creative than other competitors in the business. This hobby is very addictive, so you need spend some for quality. But it gives me satisfaction which is priceless.