After launching the Massdrop x Sennheiser HD58X Jubilee few weeks ago and getting great attention from audiophiles, we must admit that this version of HD58X headphones can capture the eye and bless your ear with a balanced sound nature. Launched after a a big collaboration between Massdrop and Sennheiser International to deliver a superb version of the HD58X Jubilee.
The new headphones, the Massdrop x Sennheiser HD58X Jubilee, offer a open-back design and a great sound performance at $ 150, a price that is suitable for what it offers.
I like the look and feel of the HD58X better; it’s more contemporary, and the comfort of the two headphones is very good.
Quoted by “Steven Gutenberg”, one of the most famous audiophile journalists, compared it to the original HD580 headphones which he always recommended as one of the best Sennheiser headphones during the last period.
Sennheiser HD58X Jubilee
The HD58X Jubilee headset offers a better, contemporary design and provides the comfort of long hours listening experience, no-fatigue. weighs almost 260 grams, making it the lightest over-the-ear headphone. It also offers a 2.7m long removable cable with 3.5 mm port and comes with a two-year warranty.
Since the headphones come with an open back design, I recommend you use them for gaming or powerful music as they do not isolate the noise around you in the nuisance environment. Others can listen to the sound coming from earcups. They are more geared for personal use in homes and offices.
The Sennheiser HD58X Jubilee provides a balanced sound nature without amplifying the bass or enhancing the treble tempo providing outstanding performance in different audio layers for high/low. The HD58X has a higher sound level than popular built-in headphones amps/DACs like Schiit Asgard 2 when the volume is set to the same level. This is due to the resistance used inside the HD58X headphones at 150 ohms and that is above average in most of the available headphones.
HD58X Tech Specs
- 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 1 kHz, 100 dB
- Sound pressure level: 104 dB at 1V, 1 kHz
- Connector: ⅛ in (3.5 mm) gold-plated stereo jack plug
- Cable: 6 ft (1.8 m) OFC, detachable
- Weight without cable: Approx. 9.2 oz (260 g)
- Individually serialized
Also, Gutenberg compared the HD58X headphones with the famous Sennheiser Momentum 2.0 Headset, which were noted to provide a little fatter sound with low-end frequencies. While HD58X sound nature felt more balanced with the different levels of the music plus, providing a wide stereo quality rendering.
Is HD58X worth your money?
It’s important to mention that the Sennheiser HD58X Jubilee is great audiophile headphones but not for everyone. If you’re looking for the best bass experience and you’d prefer it to be suitable for listening in the noisy environment, HD58X is not for you and you may not like it 100%. But if you want headphones provide a balanced sound nature and you can wear them for long hours, the HD58X headphones will be worth the experience and purchase at this price.