From what I've listened to so far it reminds me of a LCD-2: a bit closed-in, but spacious for a closed-back, a bit thick and dark, excellent midrange with good weight, smooth laid-back treble. I like its midrange more than the SRS-2170, but the STAX have the instrument separation and speed that I like. I actually think the Alpha Dog has a larger soundstage than the STAX but the STAX have a level of instrument clarity that just can't be matched by it; they are quite different in presentation.
This just doesn't sound the same on the Alpha Dog as it does with the STAX.
Sounds good so far. How is the super cool screw-powered bass? :-)
Cloudkicker is awesome btw.
Bought almost all of his EPs and LPs ^o^
I haven't had the chance to try it yet since I've been busy comparing amps with the FiiO HS2.
With the Alpha Dog as the headphone and an iPod Video 5th gen as my source: O2 ≥ P-P > C5 > E12
It turns out MOAR POWAH ≠ better. Go figure.