Thanks. That sounds VERY intriguing!
The 650's veil is upon me... people claim it is lifted after 100, 200 or even 300 hours of break-in, so I'm going to give them their due and break 'em in continuously for the next few days. I will say though -- it's been about 50 hours and they do sound more open already.
People are saying things like, " They went from being bass bloated to bass-light and bright, until finally they settled in and now they're perfect." I'm willing to find out if this is true. So far from what I've read the HD 600s sound like they may be just what I'm looking for. That is, until hearing about these Alpha Dogs. And for the work I do, closed phones would be a lot better. Hmmmm...
Chasing the Holy Grail of sound is frustrating AND fun!
I was having a problem with a veil on my K712, so I know how that feels. They are still in the process of opening up as they have about 50 hours of use. The veil will probably lift on the HD 650, just give them time.
Wouldn't surprise me considering my experience with some of my headphones. My K712 sounded bloated, veiled, and the bass somewhat intruded into the mid-range while also being a bit strident up top. Now the highs are mellowing and the bass doesn't intrude in the midrange anymore. There is a definite increase in clarity and transparency since when I first got them.
I am curious to try the Alpha Dogs myself.
It is fun trying to chase that Holy Grail of sound, you learn a lot on the journey there. I am fortunate to of heard what I consider the holy grail in headphone audio but sadly it's far out of my reach.