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Originally Posted by koiloco View Post
 


Even though you probably were joking, I actually train my neck while listening to the HE500 by slowly rocking my head back and forth, then side to side.

I call this resistance training.   :p

I call it getting a groove into the music. :L3000:

post #10097 of 15198
I find the HE-500 to be as comfortable as any headphone I've owned in the past. I've just ordered myself the Audeze LCD-XC. They'll put my neck muscles to the test.
post #10098 of 15198
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Originally Posted by Textfeud View Post

Does anybody here have the Mr Speakers Mad Dogs and how do they compare. I'm in need for a closed can..

The HE500s are on a different level to the mad dogs. Orthos are generally darker and the Mad Dogs are even darker than the HE500s. In comparison the highs of HE500s are further extended without being harsh, the mids are similar but slightly smoother and the bass slams harder and extends a lot further too. The mad dogs sound quite open for a closed can but are nowhere wide and open as the HE500s. I still use my mad dogs on rotation as it's still quite a good headphone plus it's closed so I can use it in the office, the streets and when I'm lying in bed next to my Mrs. The mad dogs are also miles more comfortable than the HE500s
post #10099 of 15198
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Originally Posted by spurxiii View Post


The HE500s are on a different level to the mad dogs. Orthos are generally darker and the Mad Dogs are even darker than the HE500s. In comparison the highs of HE500s are further extended without being harsh, the mids are similar but slightly smoother and the bass slams harder and extends a lot further too. The mad dogs sound quite open for a closed can but are nowhere wide and open as the HE500s. I still use my mad dogs on rotation as it's still quite a good headphone plus it's closed so I can use it in the office, the streets and when I'm lying in bed next to my Mrs. The mad dogs are also miles more comfortable than the HE500s

Thanks! I would pretty much just use them so I don't annoy people late at night. HE-500 are like putting speakers on :rolleyes:

 

Now I just hope somebody here sells me their Mad Dogs :D

post #10100 of 15198
He-500 weighs 502 g without earpads and cord. The earpads weigh 40 g. So all in all they'll weigh around 550g.
post #10101 of 15198

This is seriosuly insane sounding on the HE-500. Free and lossless.

 

http://rustyjoints.bandcamp.com/album/robot-in-your-ear

 

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^awesome.  Thx.

 

Dirt lovely = my favorite so far.

post #10103 of 15198
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Originally Posted by koiloco View Post

^awesome.  Thx.

Dirt lovely = my favorite so far.

My favorite too. XD
post #10104 of 15198
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Originally Posted by Austin Morrow View Post


My favorite too. XD

3 hours straight on the HE500.  I was about to go to sleep then saw your link to the album so I downloaded it and listened briefly thru the album but ended up repeating Dirt lovely 3 times.

Gnite bud. :beerchug:

post #10105 of 15198
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Originally Posted by Textfeud View Post

Does anybody here have the Mr Speakers Mad Dogs and how do they compare. I'm in need for a closed can..
Dontforget the other great fostex modded phone..the paradox! And now a new version came out..the slant! wink.gif Its of the same maker of my code-x

Edit...just came upon this review on a german based high end audio forum:


https://docs.google.com/presentation...25f83b2cd_0407


The mad dogs are not very well tested redface.gif

And this quote: redface.gif

Unfortunately the Mad Dog and Paradox mods aren't DIY. Those mods are secret and will cost several hundreds to have them done for you. That takes some of the fun away. And it would be very difficult to decide between either the Mad Dog or Paradox without being able to personally hear each and make my own decision about which better suits my preferences.

There's also the Thunderpants, which I have heard in several variations. They're on my wish list. I like the sound. Great sound from the bass through upper midrange. But the treble doesn't have the same smoothness and lushness as the midrange. So the treble sounds out of place and sort of staticy compared to the midrange. The treble doesn't integrate well with the mids. A minor quibble. And with most any other headphone the treble would be fine. But this isn't any other headphone. The quality of the midrange makes me expect more of the treble. I don't know if the Mad Dog or Paradox have similar challenges with the treble.

I'm not sure what I'm going to end up doing with my T50RP. I'll likely play with some mods. I also want to get familiar with its stock sound.

I already have a LCD-2 rev2 that already tickles my fancies and gives me magic sound. The T50RP isn't going to best the LCD-2. But the T50RP is closed and will be useful in situations where the LCD-2 isn't.
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Right but the level of quality all three mods have is way above average. I used to own some Thunderpants but the bass just never seemed right to me. They were also a bit dark sounding. The wood cups were beautiful though.

The Mad Dogs sound like cheap LCD-2 knock off to me. The bass is off, the mids are shouty and the highs are a bit off as well. It's like a handicapped LCD-2 that's more uncomfortable to wear.

The Paradox are on another level. They are closed but sound completely open and provide a great seal. Even with meet noise, I could hear the music loud and clear. I definitely preferred it over the HE-6 and LCD-2. It's true quality is found in it's refinement and neutrality.

Having the MD's, the Paradox, LCD-2, HE-6 all nearby really helps you A/B sound. The Paradox might be DIY but it is the best sounding closed headphone I have ever heard and even better than most high end open headphones.

I ordered a T50RP from B&H Photo to get Paradoxed. I just hope my pair sounds like the one at the meet and that LFF doesn't decide to keep my headphones as this is the first time I ever go out on a limb like this.
salleno, Aug 20, 2012 #13

Another reply:

Yeah. The Mad Dogs do get a lot of love and that's why I was so interested in them. They are cheap and get rave reviews. Talking with a member there, he pointed out that the rave reviews mainly come from "newbies" but I thought that was a condescending comment. What do I know.

To me, they are a cheap LCD knock off but the LCD-2 is clearly better in ever aspect. Even comfort.

I didn't understand why the Paradox wasn't getting as much love but it seems only certain members owned them before LFF officially started selling them. They really are comparable to the SR-009 and his comfort strap really works. They are very, very comfortable and the sound I heard really left an impression on me.

Before ordering I researched a bit and this post (#12) made me go out on limb, especially considering what this guy owns!:
http://www.head-fi.org/t/577060/irvine-orange-county-meet-impressions#post_7843631

LFF has quoted me a 2-3 week build time...so I just have to be patient.
salleno, Aug 20, 2012 #15



Just trying to help out texfeud biggrin.gif
Edited by hifimanrookie - 12/24/13 at 1:07am
post #10106 of 15198

Cool, thanks! I'll look into them. Price is also a factor here because I will be using it only in situations where I won't be able to use the HE-500. :cool:

post #10107 of 15198
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Originally Posted by Textfeud View Post
 

Cool, thanks! I'll look into them. Price is also a factor here because I will be using it only in situations where I won't be able to use the HE-500. :cool:

 

Totally different cans, but my wife and I really like the AKG K550s.  Not too expensive.  Maybe you can demo them.  I can tell you their ability to isolate external sounds and not leak (and she listens WAY too loud! ;-) is excellent.

post #10108 of 15198
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Originally Posted by ThurstonX View Post
 

 

Totally different cans, but my wife and I really like the AKG K550s.  Not too expensive.  Maybe you can demo them.  I can tell you their ability to isolate external sounds and not leak (and she listens WAY too loud! ;-) is excellent.

Aah they can be found cheap which is a pre. Will they work well with Schiit Lyr? 

post #10109 of 15198
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Originally Posted by Textfeud View Post
 

Cool, thanks! I'll look into them. Price is also a factor here because I will be using it only in situations where I won't be able to use the HE-500. :cool:

 

Look into the Alpha Dogs.  I don't know what your price point is, but the Alpha Dogs is one of the best bang for buck headphones out.

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/676095/mrspeakers-alpha-dog-revealed-the-worlds-first-production-3d-printed-headphones

post #10110 of 15198
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post
 

 

Look into the Alpha Dogs.  I don't know what your price point is, but the Alpha Dogs is one of the best bang for buck headphones out.

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/676095/mrspeakers-alpha-dog-revealed-the-worlds-first-production-3d-printed-headphones

Yeah that one would be my choice if I could get them for the same price in Europa as in USA (599$ or 438 euro). But I can't so that one isn't an option :(

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