Update: Price drop. Better deal has been posted here.
Sennheiser skeptic here, but since nobody has posted this one.
Same price as this deal but for local AU stock.
Has been cheaper from Drop but that was for international stock.
Notes: Maybe this if you want the option to go portable, or spend the extra $50 and get the HD6XX if you already have amplifiers etc.
DRIVER TECHNOLOGY & SOUND
The HD 58X Jubilee uses Sennheiser’s new 150-ohm drivers, which require less amplification than previous driver platforms while retaining the same magnet strength and driver size. This makes the new headphone easier to drive from sources like your mobile phone or digital audio player. The sound is clear, fast, dynamic, and lively: reminiscent in some ways of the HD 600 and in others of the HD 650. It places an emphasis on clean, extended bass, with a solid transient response and a smooth but clear upper midrange. Plus, with Sennheiser's ongoing testing of all units in the series, you can be assured that the drivers hit the target frequency response and match in both left and right channels.
CLASSIC COLOURWAY, TIME-TESTED BUILD
In an homage to the HD 580 Precision, the HD 58X Jubilee features a glossy black headband and gray metal grilles. For hours and hours of listening comfort, the elliptical cups are shaped to follow the anatomy of the ear, the headband is generously padded, and the ear pads are covered in soft velour and easily replaceable. Finally, the detachable 6-foot cable is made of highly conductive OFC copper with sturdy para-aramid reinforcement and a very low handling noise.
Because the HD 58X Jubilee’s open-back design won’t isolate you from outside noise or prevent sound from being heard by those nearby, it may be best-suited for quieter home and office environments. Like all headphones in this lineup, this new model can be disassembled by hand to its component parts, all of which can be replaced. Many of its parts are interchangeable with others in the series, and owners of the HD 58X Jubilee can benefit from the rich aftermarket and brain trust of modifications and gear matching—along with excellent long-term support from Sennheiser itself.
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: 1.8 m OFC, detachable
Weight without cable: Approx. 9.2 oz (260 g)
Made in Romania
¼ in (6.35 mm) adapter included