Can’t say anything other than I’m very excited to receive this new old stock Sennheiser HD580 headphone from Bram. Thanks for getting it for me, dude. I had spotted it at Hung brothers in Singapore a few months ago, but I was buying other headphones at that time.
As you know, the HD580 uses the same drivers as the HD600, though being priced significantly lower. The sound is
pretty much the same identical as the HD600.
After they have been discontinued, the demand for HD580s suddenly increases. Although you can still find it in used conditions, it’s getting harder to find one in a mint condition. I used to have a fairly nice one a long time ago, but sold it to a friend who needs a good headphone (which was featured in this article: HD580: Affordable Reference). I was never a big fan of the HD600 faux-marble finish (yes, it matters), and so I’ve always wanted to find a nice condition HD580 like the one I used to have. I’m going to get a HD600 grill to replace the plastic grill on this one.
If you look at the bottom picture with the specifications, you’ll notice that the frequency range of the driver is different for different dB levels. This is the first time I’ve noticed a manufacturer posting two different frequency ranges for two different dBs.