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post #1996 of 2064
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Originally Posted by Sorrodje View Post
 

 

 

Really ?

 

I sold my beloved Sig Pro recently because I need money to pay my DNA Sonett for my HD800 but i'll be soon in the market for a closed can. I was ready to purchase another Signature pro but I was interested to try an alpha dogs too. What's the main differences between the two ?

 

YES, and please can you also tell which one isolate best (and the one that leaks the less sound outside) between the SigPRO  and the  AlphaDog

post #1997 of 2064
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Originally Posted by Sorrodje View Post
 

 

 

Really ?

 

I sold my beloved Sig Pro recently because I need money to pay my DNA Sonett for my HD800 but i'll be soon in the market for a closed can. I was ready to purchase another Signature pro but I was interested to try an alpha dogs too. What's the main differences between the two ?

 

Alpha Dogs is a bit warmer on the overall sound signature. Less mid-bass impact, and a bit less sub-bass presence. Mids on the ADs I find more tasty, more forward and even. Highs are neck and neck. I'd give imaging props to the ADs as well. Apart from these sound differences, the ADs are like 10x more comfortable even though they are indeed bigger and heavier.

 

 

* This is all from memory, I don't longer have the Signature Pros... I do have the Signature DJs though... (which I prefer over both the Pros and ADs if just taking sound preferences into consideration...)

post #1998 of 2064
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Originally Posted by bmichels View Post
 

 

YES, and please can you also tell which one isolate best (and the one that leaks the less sound outside) between the SigPRO  and the  AlphaDog

 

Both isolate quite well but I'd actually say that the ADs isolate more... those Alpha Pads just surround the whole ear with a purpose. Both of them are tops in leak control. Unless you are destroying your ears, no sound should pop out. If you have someone right beside you kissing your neck (lol), maybe... a big maybe though...

post #1999 of 2064
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Originally Posted by SoundFreaq View Post
 

$65 dollars, free shipping, Amazon Prime US. Picked one up. 

 

And Rakuten should ship to UK. 

 

 

Got the Oyaide in. I quite like it. Not as stiff as I was expecting based on reports here. Brand new is mildly stiffer than stock. It'll loosen up.

 

Sound is more dynamic, with a stronger and cleaner presentation overall, by a small step. I thought the biggest difference was a more upfront and present midrange that just really rounded out the sound nicely. I thought the lows tightened up a tad. Did not notice any immediate change to the high end or the soundstage. 

 

A fantastic value for around $60 bucks. I will definitely be keeping it, and picking up at least one more, maybe two for posterity : )

 

Buy one. It's a cheap and easy way to provide a minimal performance boost. Actually, reading about the construction and materials in the cable, it's baffling that it is so cheap. Other cable manufacturers may use some better shielding, but also get away with charging $200-$500 based on the materials and construction they say they are using. I've seen people charge far more for less quality. And by far more, I mean upwards of $1K. This might be the best deal of the century. I just hope they actually intended to make these cables at this price point and aren't going to fire people and hike the price! PC Onho continuous cast monocrystal copper?!? :basshead:

 

 

I'm getting another right now. 

 

P.S. this Monocrystal copper takes a "long time to burn in," for those that believe in it. But it was great right out of the box. 


Edited by SoundFreaq - 4/21/14 at 10:09pm
post #2000 of 2064

I love these headphones again. The cable addressed my biggest personal problems with it. Mostly too much of a laid back presence, and a midrange that would get lost sometimes being so far away. Now the sound is more dynamic, and the mids sing. 

 

But think subtle guys, think subtle. This is only a cable. A slightly different one at that, practically. These are just my ears. I'm not a cable guy. I can appreciate some cables. I don't get my phones rewired. But this is cheap and easy, and works, for me. 

post #2001 of 2064
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Originally Posted by SoundFreaq View Post
 

I love these headphones again. The cable addressed my biggest personal problems with it. Mostly too much of a laid back presence, and a midrange that would get lost sometimes being so far away. Now the sound is more dynamic, and the mids sing. 

 

But think subtle guys, think subtle. This is only a cable. A slightly different one at that, practically. These are just my ears. I'm not a cable guy. I can appreciate some cables. I don't get my phones rewired. But this is cheap and easy, and works, for me. 


Sounds promising and a worthy add on to an already stellar hp.

post #2002 of 2064
I just ordered cable.
Edited by dallan - 4/22/14 at 12:33pm
post #2003 of 2064
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Originally Posted by dallan View Post

I just ordered cable.


Congrats. And after market cable does make a difference.
post #2004 of 2064
Well at least it is supposed to be a little shorter. Portable the stock cable is pretty long.
Edited by dallan - 4/22/14 at 2:20pm
post #2005 of 2064
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Originally Posted by dallan View Post

Well at least it is supposed to be a little shorter. Portable the stock cable is pretty long.

 

 

what do you mean?  the signature pro(even the dj)comes with 2 cables.  a short one, don't remember the length and a long one, 10 feet.

post #2006 of 2064
The short one is 1.5 meters, the recable is 1.3, wish it was 1 meter or less. Left ear to left pocket isn't that far.
post #2007 of 2064

Sorry for not posting before (busy at work, always).

 

For me when, with listening enjoyment, when one headphone subtracts the other adds. 

The main difference between the two is the soundstage. The alpha dog's lateral soundstage depth is huge. It's hard not to notice it or be impressed by it. Compared to a T1 / K812 / HD800 it doesn't feel very tall though, affecting the overall 3D feel of the soundstage. I find it more enjoyable than the sig pro's soundstage but it's shape I preferred slightly less. For imaging and control, I would say the sig pro wins. But just because of the abundance of space available over the sig pro, the alpha dog finds it easy to be more airy and spacious.

 

The frequency response is different too. I know i've said this before with quite a few headphones - but this alpha dog does sound flat. And by flat I'm basically saying it's the middle ground. There are very respectable headphones with lighter/heavier bass, brighter/rolled of trebles, attacking/recessed midranges, but this alpha dog manages to take the middle ground. In this case the sig pro has a slightly enhanced bass response that makes it sound more emphatic and well enjoyable if you like that sort of thing. Highs sound slightly more extended and delicate on the alpha dogs - nice.

The midrange - both are great, obviously. I'm not sure if it's a resolution thing, but midrange instrument separation seemed better on the ultrasones. Both seem free from hard edges in the upper midrange, even when played at higher volumes. It's actually something that I haven't been good at testing because I listen at low volumes (I've sensitive hearing). Stuff like the MDR1R and kef m500 become quite hard and edgy when the volume's cranked up - probably the same with the k812 - but my beyer T5p's exhibit this at lower volumes. It's annoying but somehow forgivable depending on what I'm listening to.

 

Comfort. I'm not a big fan of the alpha dog's comfort. It weighs easily over twice the ultrasones. I'm sure it's something one can get used to, but it's just too weighty for me. Something like the mad dog's weight (that I recently had) would have been good. Mind you, the sig pro's only become comfortable after a good old stretch (like 3 days over a box or something) as otherwise they were simply too clampy IMO.  

 

 

Anyway, hope that helps

post #2008 of 2064
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Originally Posted by dallan View Post

The short one is 1.5 meters, the recable is 1.3, wish it was 1 meter or less. Left ear to left pocket isn't that far.


Unless of course you have a super long neck.

post #2009 of 2064
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Unless of course you have a super long neck.

 

 

I hope this isn't perceived as tasteless, not my intent in any way. 

 

post #2010 of 2064
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Originally Posted by SoundFreaq View Post
 

 

I hope this isn't perceived as tasteless, not my intent in any way. 

 


LOL .....perhaps a perfect length.


Edited by Mortalcoil - 4/22/14 at 8:13pm
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