Massdrop X Sennheiser HD 6XX Review: Back With A Bang

Published on December 17, 2019
Massdrop X Sennheiser HD 6XX Review
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Hitting the audiophile sweet spot, Sennheiser has more than only just one hit, but HD 650 is one of the finest audiophile headphones of this kind. The HD 650 is back more than a decade after its first appearance, and you can claim that this is even stronger than ever before. The Massdrop x Sennheiser HD 6XX, which was a first time collaboration between the brand’s story audio and Massdrop’s audiophile subset, is updating this second coming of the HD 650.

Nothing has modified around the trademark of the music of the 650 with the same golden grit, silky smooth bass and ultra-detailed tops. Yet Massdrop re-designed some key design elements to make them even simpler to use and the service would sell them at a price of $250.


As HD 650 first operated in 2003, the headphones costed a whopping $500-plus for much of its period in Sennheiser Fleet. And while for the 6XX model, the cost has plummeted, this does not mean that potential buyers will not really taste audiophile luxury. That experience starts with a heavy black case with a large bed of hard foam layering thick carton and a Sennheiser black-gloss logo.

The cans are inside the foam and appear nicely past the OG set of HD 650s. Like oval hoops, the giant open-back earpieces appear, attached to an adjustable hose, and layers of dense, webbed driver-level mesh windows. The interior is filled with thick earpads covered by the same bubble-filled silk lining which brings luxury comfort in the HD 650, which has also a brilliant acoustic seal. A Sennheiser logo on top of the headband guarantees high-quality sound and the new HD 6XX design has little details that betrays.

Nonetheless, a more detailed analysis shows several modest Massdrop user base updates that discriminate between the 6XX. The hue is at the beginning the most unexpected change in style. You will probably have to see them in sunlight because the HD 6XX trades the HD 650’s pitch black, with lines cast in a subtle shadow of Midnight blue. The initial HD 650 indicators were also substituted by the HD 6XX name, accompanied by the Massdrop icon on the inside. The removable cable now ends with a 3.5 mm bucket instead of a quarter-inch with an attachment that contains a quarter-inch connection most notably.

The Massdrop X Sennheiser HD 6XX responds dramatically with a 10Hz-41 kHz argument, far below $500 otherwise for headphones if we go by numbers. The duration of the cable has also been shored by a shorter distance of 6 foot from a studio-friendly 10 meters. The weight of these babies is 9.2, and these babies have some extreme pressure to lock. The lightweight lining renders wearing the 6xx convenient for lengthy listening periods, even if the skin is appropriately dismayed by these earpieces from the Mondo.

Audio Quality

You might just want to bypass the segment if you have used the HD 650 and head straight to the following links where you can buy these headphone. It’s a buttery treat which contributes to some of the finest dynamic audio drivers that can bring to the table at this price point, if you’ve never experienced the HD 650 before.

In specific, we are speaking about hot and solid bass, a midrange which drops in close proximity, without losing an ounce of precision, to the ruddy colors of analog contrast and a tight-faced laser reaction, that helps to shone clear light and granular instruments throughout boundaries.

The HD 6XX sound signature is quickly known to be just another dynamically powered headphone, featuring features which often have audiophile sandline drawings between those who love a fall in friendly heat of their Coffee and those who want close-clinical involvement in recording as it was originally done. But what makes the HD 6XX and the previous 650, so fun is the nice combined effect of these headphones, for a world-famous scenario.

Yeah, particularly in the bass and the mid-range, those canisters show electric guitar tones and bent B3 organs in the gritty grunge of the seventies and carry sounds home with the help of a Marshall amplifier. But the subtleties of each song, falls into the icy isolation of a pop-tune with the Chvrches, and Depeche Mode, are equally adept at exposing. The descriptions and presences of Massdrop X Sennheiser HD 6XX include all the musical sounds and timbres of an audiopsy long for which the bubble blows of a saxophone shingle or the delicate scratching of an horse-hair bow across a guitar string are especially well illustrated.

The HD 6XX presents an open range soundstage apart from this spectacular sound signature. The open design extends sound waves to capacity, causing the devices to reach from ear to ear travelling a few inches and extend to a sound cloud over the head. This allows you to hear things that you never realized before, from the rogue mood of a guitar amp to a still vocal double that has never been seen before.

Final Verdict

In brief, the Massdrop X Sennheiser HD 6XX is a great second run that has been performed with ingenuity to one of the best values of Sennheiser and an opportunity to make audio easily accessible for a serious business. The only issue with the 6XX that we have is, there can be not enough to walk with a limited run. We recommend taking the HD 6XX as long as you are able.

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