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HD58x Headphones

Massdrop x Sennheiser HD58X

Jubilee HD58X Headphones

The HD58X stands for the open-back headphones, also known as Massdrop x Sennheiser HD58X. These headphones were inspired by the HD 580 Precision design of 1991. It eventually led to the HD 600, HD 650 and HD 600. Sennheiser kept the original design intact but updated the internal components substantially.

What is HD58X?

The HD58X is the product of a collaboration between Sennheiser (formerly Massdrop), and DROP. It has the familiar Sennheiser 600 series chassis with a visual design reminiscent of Sennheiser’s original HD580 Jubilee.

Massdrop x Sennheiser HD58X Jubilee Specs

Massdrop x Sennheiser Headphones

  • Glossy Black Headband, Gray Metal Grilles
  • Ear coupling – Over-ear (circumaural).
  • Transducer principle – Open, dynamic
  • Impedance: 150 ohms
  • Frequency response: 12-38,500 Hz (-10 dB)
  • THD +N: 0.1% at 100 dB, 1 kHz
  • Sound pressure level at 1V, 1kHz: 104 dB
  • Connector: 1/8in (3.5mm) gold-plated stereo Jack Plug
  • Cable: 6 ft (1.8 m) OFC, detachable
  • Weight without cable: Approximately.2 oz (260 g)
  • Each device is serialized
  • Made in Romania

HD58X Jubilee Driver Sound Technology

Sennheiser’s new 150-ohm driver technology is used in the HD58X Jubilee. These drivers require less amplification than other driver platforms but retain the same magnet strength.

This makes it easier to use your digital audio player or mobile phone to control the headphone. It sounds clear, bright, vibrant, and dynamic. In some ways, it is reminiscent of the HD 600 while in others, it reminds me of the HD 650.

The sound is focused on deep, clean bass and has a strong transient response. The upper midrange is smooth but not overpowering. Sennheiser has been continuously testing all series units to ensure that drivers meet the targets frequency response and match in both the left and right channels.

Are HD 58X Open Back Headphones?

The Massdrop x Sennheiser HD 58X Jubilee open-back headphones is a fantastic choice for audiophiles or enthusiasts.

Where can HD58X be found?

Sennheiser’s headphones are distinguished by a unique look. Sennheiser HD58X features large oval-shaped ears cups and plush, velour padding. This pair of headphones is extremely comfortable due to the combination between the plastic and the plush padding. These are open-back headphones so there is a metal grill around the earcups to protect the drivers.

How do headphones be connected?

These devices come with a standard, 3.5mm TRS connection for plugging in to your devices. If you plan on using them with external gear, however, you might need a quarter of an adapter. You will also find an adapter inside the box.

You can also attach the oxygen-free, detachable cable to your OFC. The source device will determine whether you require an amp. In this case however, it would not hurt to have one.

While I was plugging into my Pixel 3, music played perfectly but the Pixel volume was too loud. If you have an LG V30/V40 or similar device with an amp built in, this will not be the case. There is no need to buy anything extravagant or rare, and these were powered by a Scarlett 2i2 interface. It doesn’t have the most powerful headphone amplifier in the world, it just needs to deliver enough power.

What You Need to Know before Buying HD58X Headphones

Here are the things you should know about buying a the HD58X headphones.

1. You can only purchase them via Drop.com. This means you won’t be able to pick them up at your local Best Buy or electronics retailer.

2. Open-back headphones vs closed-back. You might find it helpful to review our explanation on the pros and cons for each type of headphone. Although these headphones are a great deal at $170, they may not be right for everyone. There are other options available that may suit your everyday life better.

3. You might need an external amp. These were designed to be used with most smartphones, so you can crank up the volume.  If that is not enough volume, an external amp may be an option for you.

Are the HD58X Comfortable?

Although the HD 58X headphones can be comfortable, they can become uncomfortable quickly for those with larger heads. The cushion is covered in soft fabric which feels good on the skin.

Is the HD 58X good for gaming?

The 58x can also be used for gaming. The frequency response of the 58x works better than the others in this line for videogames, and they are well-known for their excellent spatial positioning and imaging.

Are the HD58X’s Worth it?

The classic Sennheiser open back design, lightweight build and great sound quality make up for any minor nitpicks. Just as a Swiss Army Knife cuts better than a pocket knife, so the Massdrop x Sennheiser HD 58X Jubilee works better to really listen to music than any headphones with a lot more fancy features.

Conclusion: HD58X Headphones?

The HD 58X Jubilee’s open-back design will not block out outside noise or make sound more audible to others. This makes it a good choice for those who prefer quieter environments, such as the home or office. The new model can be disassembled to its individual parts by hand, just like the rest of this line. Many parts of this model can be used interchangeably with others in the series. HD58X Jubilee owners will enjoy a rich aftermarket and brain trust for modifications and gear matching, as well as excellent support from Sennheiser.

FAQ: HD58X Headphones

What is the HD58x ohms value?

The HD 58X is available in 150 ohms of sensitivity at 104dB. This enabled me to get good sound quality and volume from my MacBook, iPad, Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch.

Where are HD58X made?

The Sennheiser HD58X Jubilee headphones are made in Romania.