Massdrop x Sennheiser HD6XX Review – Power Glutton

Power Glutton

Disclaimer: I own a pair of HD6XX myself, and was not required in any way to write this review.

Sennheiser Germany

Well today I’ve learnt that Sennheiser is a company based in Germany. Famous for the HD800 which used to be compared against Audeze’s LCD-2, Sennheiser has a history of releasing great headphones into the mass market.

The collaboration between Massdrop and Sennheiser gave rise to the HD6XX, which is supposedly tuned to be similar or identical to HD650. The arguments seem to be split between whether they are really tuned to be the same, but for the sake of this review I’ll take the stand of it being close enough.

Skip to sound impressions here


Build and Packaging

The packaging keeps things to a minimum. A simple box with a printing of the negative design of the HD6XX that encloses the trademark case (picture 2) of Sennheiser. A nicely embossed logo sits on the case, beckoning one to open it and peer inside.

The HD6XX nestles within, and a simply foam lining keeps it all together. Keeping things to a minimum, the HD6XX only comes with 1 cable (1.8m) and an instruction manual. And the headphones of course.

If you had the extra cable from Massdrop (on the left in the picture above), it would have come separately or at least it did for me.

Sleek

The headphone’s frame is made from plastic with metal grilles as the cups. Overall, I find it a little cheap in presentation but it is built solidly. Considering the price it is offered compared to the Sennheiser HD650, I wholeheartedly accepted this.

Overall, a simple packaging that gives you all that is necessary to get going.

Sound impressions on the next page here or use the jump below.

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