Jan 25, 2018

Brand Spotlight: Massdrop x Sennheiser

We at Massdrop have a special relationship with Sennheiser. They’re a company who believes in delivering the highest quality products to the Audiophile Community, and we’re always listening to the needs and ideas of our members so in this it's a perfect match.
Since our first collaboration with Axel Grell and the Sennheiser team, we’ve been able to come up with more ways to bring more products to the community. Starting with the HD 6XX, a Massdrop Made take on the company’s flagship headphones. The PC37X, a headset produced for competitive gaming. And now, the 58X Jubilee. Headphones tuned by Axel, and designed with feedback from the community.
Currently, Sennheiser has a team specifically dedicated to our collaborations, and this proves their commitment to always listening and to continue bringing the very best of what they can do to those who are most passionate about it.





Massdrop x Sennheiser HD 58X Jubilee Headphones - 🔴 LIVE NOW!

SEE DROP: www.massdrop.com/buy/massdrop-x-sennheiser-hd-58x-jubilee-headphones

Massdrop x Sennheiser HD 6XX Headphones - 🔴 LIVE NOW!

SEE DROP: www.massdrop.com/buy/massdrop-sennheiser-hd6xx

Massdrop x Sennheiser PC37X Gaming Headset - 🔴 LIVE NOW!

SEE DROP: www.massdrop.com/buy/massdrop-x-sennheiser-pc37x-gaming-headset

Already have one of these headphones? Tell us what you think of them below.
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HD8XXs etc...

Do it
BlakeMorrow
Agreed do it Massdrop I’ll be there.
I understand Sennheiser has a model one step above the 800s. I would participate in a Massdrop of those headphones. At this time I can't afford the top-of-the-line, $50,000+ limited edition headphones. I truly hope that this new model that retails in the neighborhood of $2500 signifies a return to the type of performance I get from my old HD 540's. Most of the headphones being sold today, at any price, are junk. Somebody who disagrees please respond with a suggestion of a manufacturer and model that you recommend. I've read many critiques that claim the Sennheiser 540's are weak on the bass end. I disagree. They reproduce realistic bass.
Its bizarre that your list starts in 1993 - pretty much the time that Sennheiser started going done hill ?! Now, before people freak out. What I mean is that the HD540 Reference 1 and the HD250 closed back, for example are 2 of the finest headphones ever made, with a natural true to life sound that they have now completely lost. Even earlier models such as HD430 & 414x at least sound more natural than some of their later headphones. IF they remade the 540 & 250 they would take the headphone world by storm . . .IF they could replicate their sound with the right pads! I have spent a long time with most all of Sennheisers headphones so what Im trying to express is from my experience just how good the company was..and yes to 'some' extent still is. :) other companies do the same. Make some some of the worlds finest cans and then promptly ignore them? (Beyer 80's DT880, AKG 240 Sextett) Modern Senns I found 'technically' to be wonderful but I found them often 'trying to hard' to sound good. Almost like a computer has designed them using the latest scientific data. I cant help but think that the engineers in the '80's had ears that created some of the worlds best ever tuned headphones. Im not saying the newer ones are 'bad' Given choice between a £1500 HD800S and a £150 mint condition HD540 I would take the 540 without a pause. Of course if people are enjoying their (whatever model of HDxx) that's fantastic :)
lexs
I've never found another headphone that can match my Sennheiser HD 540's, the clarity, depth of sound, the spatial creation, and the TRUE bass reproduction are amazing! I recently purchased, from MassDrop, audio-technica ATH-A 2000Z headphones for significantly more money than my HD 540's cost - even accounting for inflation. The sound from my 2000Z's is very disappointing. Perhaps after a few hundred hours of use they'll improve. The qualities I mentioned in praise of the HD 540's are totally missing. They have no clarity, depth of sound, spatial creation, and the bass is over done, and muddy. I'm a life-long vocal musician who seeks perfect sound. Many young people today have ruined their hearing by playing MP-3 players too loud. They seek a bass sound that is unrealistic. Perhaps today's audiophile wanna-be's are who modern headphone manufactures are trying to please. I hope there is a headphone manufacturer who is trying to reproduce true sound. If anyone knows of a manufacturer and model of headphone that is producing a product that matches or hopefully exceeds my Senn. HD 540's please reply to my post/

sincerely in search of great sound,
Peter Agnew
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According to the following link they have made a new headphone based on [one of the best closed back headphones of all time - the brother of the 540, the HD 250] Reading the fine print though I am sceptical they will manage to pull this off sonically speaking. But we will see. As someone who works with sound professionally I dont think I have ever bought an item that boasts the words 'PRO' as this usually means they are cheap rubbish! :) However IF they have matched to a near degree the characteristics of the HD250 Linear then I will be very interested in them https://en-uk.sennheiser.com/new-300-pro-headphones-and-headsets-deliver-the-ultimate-in-comfort
Time to step it up to the HD800s .. you can call it theMassdrop HD 8XXs if you want. Just get it down closer to $1,000.
How about a new MX980?
Can we get a Bluetooth headset from you guys on Massdrop. Something in the 159-250$ range. Thanks.
Sennheiser , how about making another electrostatic headphone but at a more affordable price range like those from Stax?
I love my ie800, HD600 and HD700. I have tried HE-1 too and it is the best headphone I have ever heard!
Recently I own a Stax SR-L500 system and it sound significantly better than my HD700. However, I sill prefer the sound signature of Sennheiser. I will definitely put my money into a affordable Sennheiser electrostatic system if there is one.
660s were better than the 6xx i sold my 6xx to my dad he wanted something less than his hd800s
How about a black edition of the HD599 like the 598 finally got? My trusty old HD595s are just about falling apart and I need to find a replacement. Would have already gotten the HD6xx but I hate double-sided cables (don't want stuff dangling or resting on me when trying to sit back and relax.)
Sylwahan
First of all, we do have padding and cable replacement parts, and also a service center if further physical repairs are needed. Here’s the USA portal:
https://service.sennheiserusa.com/

Second, we can also understand the Excitement in the opportunity to upgrade to a new model ;) Both the HD 599 and HD 579 would be an upgrade in sonics and durability to the HD 595. The colors of the HD 599 are subtly different than the HD 595... is there anything I can do for you to provide pictures of a real-life HD 599 sample under different lighting? The silver and gray HD 579 also looks quite sharp, if the creme & brown colors don’t suit you ;)
Sennheiser
I've used my 595s pretty much daily for almost 10 years now so I doubt it'd be worth trying to service anything at this point. 569, 599 and 6xx are the new ones I've looked at, but I prefer open headphones, never really liked the beige/brown color scheme, and as mentioned I want a single-sided cable, so none of those were quite right for me. Figured I might just go for the older 598 while it's still an option, but now that you mention it I totally forgot about the 579. Not a whole lot of reviews or resources on how it compares to the 598 or 599 though.
PC37X is an amazing product! I've never been able to get any of my friends to get any "audiophile" products but one of them picked up the PC37X and he obviously loves it! It even got him asking some questions about other good sounding headphones ^^
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Just to follow up, it was ear cups and how big they looked on the head which was desired to be smaller... pad sizing was dictated by the size of the ear cups, though still intended to be larger and more comfortable than on-ear headphones, as stated above.
Sennheiser
Thank you for the follow up. Though, after more interactions with people, many agree that the inner opening of earpads could be larger, while retaining the same size of the ear cup, and the thick stitching which causes discomfort when it touches ears could also be worked upon. I really think that this 'good' headphone can be made 'great' with a very small fix with the earpads, as it sounds very good. I think 70-80% people are 'fine' with it, but amongst the people I've interacted with, the other 20-30% have expressed having the same issues above (in the video, it's comments, and in Amazon reviews). People have been asking me about earpad replacement suggestions, with some testing Sennheiser Momentum earpads with these, so this is an issue that people are trying to find a solution for. Again, me and the 'people' aren't designers and engineers, so I am not sure if what I suggested is completely possible with the construction constraints and responses you had.

That being said, I really appreciate you having this detailed discussion about this 'other' product of yours here on Massdrop.
your collabs are nice. I just wish you’d give some of us that were left out the opportunity to purchase your 6xx and 58x without using third party forwarders. The pc37x is available for shipping to my country, so what’s up with the 6xx/58x not going the same way?
Missed the 6xx, as I didn't have the money available at the time. Now I do, I am waiting for a reply drop. Hope it happens soon 😉
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Thank you for bringing us another drop. My order is in! 😎
Please ship the 6XX to Singapore