It really depends what you'll use these cans for. I take them places with me and often times drop them in my backpack or luggage. They are a great durable, portable headphones you can use a ton of places. These cans aren't genre masters by any means unless you do some EQing on them which I don't mind doing so I pretty much exclusively use these cans on the go because of their build quality and unmatched bass response (both in tightness and amount). It's really kind of hard to get headphones with such durable frame and foldable hinges at this tier of sound because most of the headphones are either large, non-folding or somewhat delicate and not good for carrying around (Denons, AKG, Sennheiser, MrSpeakers etc). I can see why someone would want to opt for the Alpha Dogs/Mad Dogs though for their full size portable headphone of choice. The Pro 900s do have a pretty expansive soundstage for a closed can as well, but Mad Dogs handle all music very well without any EQing required. Personally, I prefer the ability to have such massive bass when called for that the smaller planar driver just wouldn't be able to produce without distortion. If you're looking for good portable cans that can handle many (but not all genres) with accurate and powerful bass, these are for you. If you want to give up some bass ability for a more clarity and darker background go Mad Dogs (haven't heard the Alphas yet).
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