Massdrop x Sennheiser HD 6XX is up. This over HD 5XX?

Saw this on drop now:

https://drop.com/buy/massdrop-sennheiser-hd6xx?utm_source=linkshare&referer=AR7MSC

Specs (from the site):

  • Color: Midnight blue
  • Transducer principle: Open, dynamic
  • Frequency response: 10 Hz – 41 kHz
  • THD: < 0.05%
  • Nominal impedance: 300 ohm
  • Cable length: 6 ft (1.8 m)
  • Connector: ⅛ in (3.5 mm)
  • Weight without cable: 9.2 oz (260 g)
  • Made in Romania

jaydee 09 aug #

I have both. In terms of price to performance, the 58x is nice, much easier to drive too.

The HD6XX sounds heavenly on a tube amp though. So, Sennheiser switched production to Romania, I remember my pair was made in Ireland.

Zenwalker 13 aug #

I have both. In terms of price to performance, the 58x is nice, much easier to drive too.

The HD6XX sounds heavenly on a tube amp though. So, Sennheiser switched production to Romania, I remember my pair was made in Ireland.

When you say easier to drive, you mean the amp doesn’t have to be very powerful? I am hoping to use a Schiit pair for this (magni + modi, for home desktop setup). For that setup, which headset would you recommend?

jaydee 13 aug #

A Schitt Magni should be able to drive a 6XX (300 ohms) and 58X (150 ohms), more so a 599 (50 ohms)

Maximum Power, 16 ohms: 3W RMS per channel

Maximum Power, 32 ohms: 2W RMS per channel

Maximum Power, 50 ohms: 1.3W RMS per channel

Maximum Power, 300 ohms: 430mW RMS per channel

Maximum Power, 600 ohms: 230mW RMS per channel

https://www.schiit.com/products/magni-1

The 650/6XX and 58X have a max power of 0.5W

https://diyaudioheaven.wordpress.com/headphones/measurements/brands-s-se/hd58x-jubilee-massdrop

https://diyaudioheaven.wordpress.com/headphones/measurements/brands-s-se/hd650

Zenwalker 13 aug #

A Schitt Magni should be able to drive a 6XX (300 ohms) and 58X (150 ohms), more so a 599 (50 ohms)

Maximum Power, 16 ohms: 3W RMS per channel

Maximum Power, 32 ohms: 2W RMS per channel

Maximum Power, 50 ohms: 1.3W RMS per channel

Maximum Power, 300 ohms: 430mW RMS per channel

Maximum Power, 600 ohms: 230mW RMS per channel

https://www.schiit.com/products/magni-1

The 650/6XX and 58X have a max power of 0.5W

https://diyaudioheaven.wordpress.com/headphones/measurements/brands-s-se/hd58x-jubilee-massdrop

https://diyaudioheaven.wordpress.com/headphones/measurements/brands-s-se/hd650

Thank you sa info! May babasahin na ako sa office ngayong araw 😁

jaydee 14 aug #