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Just got mine this morning. I purchased the unit with the Dog Pads and comfort strap.

 

 Out of the box I am very impressed. Fantastic detail, excellent sound stage for a closed HP and very smooth highs. I own a couple of variations of the Fostex HPs ( stock, Thunderpants and my homemade monsters) and these just sound better. The Lyr is a good match for the Mad Dogs, also they sound very nice out of my vintage Lafayette receiver.

 

Thank you Dan for the excellent customer service and communication.


Edited by Fearless1 - 10/4/12 at 8:34am
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Congrats on your new toy, and please, don't be hesitant to share pictures wink.gif

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Originally Posted by Julianese View Post

Just lookin' for something that has a good price to sound/versatility ratio...

 

The cheapest tube amps that would be a good match (at out of the options I can think of right now) would be the Bottlehead S.E.X. and the Schiit Lyr.  If you're looking to spend less, I feel the Asgard is a great match; it's far from sterile for a SS amp.  The slightly warm sound signature makes it a good compromise if you wanted tubes but only have budget for some of the cheaper OTL options.

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Originally Posted by Fearless1 View Post

Just got mine this morning. I purchased the unit with the Dog Pads and comfort strap.

 

 Out of the box I am very impressed. Fantastic detail, excellent sound stage for a closed HP and very smooth highs. I own a couple of variations of the Fostex HPs ( stock, Thunderpants and my homemade monsters) and these just sound better. The Lyr is a good match for the Mad Dogs, also they sound very nice out of my vintage Lafayette receiver.

 

Thank you Dan for the excellent customer service and communication.

 

Thanks for the kind words, and you are most welcome.  Wow you have a sweet collection of headphones!  Do you have a dedicated store room for your gear or what?  

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I've noted your requests for comparative plots between the original and Dog Pad versions.  I'll get to it, though it might be a while.  I'm really busy right now and putting something together that is well done and easy to interpret just takes more time than I will have this week.  

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Thanks for the kind words, and you are most welcome.  Wow you have a sweet collection of headphones!  Do you have a dedicated store room for your gear or what?  

 Thanks and yeah, it is called the closet under the stairs. My wife looks in there and says the same thing everytime "You only have one set of ears".

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 Thanks and yeah, it is called the closet under the stairs. My wife looks in there and says the same thing everytime "You only have one set of ears".

I'm guessing she doesn't have many shoes!

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I'm guessing she doesn't have many shoes!

Lol "She only has one set of feet".

 

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Originally Posted by beaver316 View Post

Congrats on your new toy, and please, don't be hesitant to share pictures wink.gif

 

Some ugly I phone pics:

 

 

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Originally Posted by Fearless1 View Post

 Thanks and yeah, it is called the closet under the stairs. My wife looks in there and says the same thing everytime "You only have one set of ears".

 

Do you look at her shoes and say "You only have two feet?"

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So I got my mad dogs in the mail today and I couldn't be happier with them, but I was wondering if there were any replacement cables with a 3.5mm end as opposed to the 1/4 inch. I have an adapter for the time being but I would like to do away with it if at all possible. I've seen people mention the vmoda cable but I was wondering if there were other options.

 

Also, I have to follow suit here and say purchasing from Dan was awesome. Thanks for how on the ball you were with getting my issues resolved.

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Originally Posted by MlclmOSX View Post

So I got my mad dogs in the mail today and I couldn't be happier with them, but I was wondering if there were any replacement cables with a 3.5mm end as opposed to the 1/4 inch. I have an adapter for the time being but I would like to do away with it if at all possible. I've seen people mention the vmoda cable but I was wondering if there were other options.

 

Also, I have to follow suit here and say purchasing from Dan was awesome. Thanks for how on the ball you were with getting my issues resolved.


I'm using the V-MODA audio only cable.

 

http://v-moda.com/audio-only-cable/

 

Works perfect!

 

Thanks.

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I'm using the V-MODA audio only cable.

 

http://v-moda.com/audio-only-cable/

 

Works perfect!

 

Thanks.

I can vouch for the vmoda cable, amazing! It's super super light as well.

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I recently had a hardwire split done on my Mad Dogs by Brian at BTG audio. Prior to that I got a nice 3.5 to 3.5 (right angle) from Trevor at Norse Audio 4 conductor Norn v2 for my Mad Dogs, only problem with this was that the connector with a hair too wide for the connection on the Mad Dogs. I solved this by taking a dremel and widening the opening. Worked beautifully! 

 

I just moved and this cable is in storage, if anyone is interested in it PM me and I would be willing to part with it for 25 bucks plus shipping. paid 56 bucks for it.

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I also received my pair today  Dogpads and comfort strap.  Very brief impressions - 

 

Nice detail, present, not overly prominent bass, lovely mids.  My Pico Slim does surprisingly well with them.  Very, very listenable for a portable rig in fact.  I'll get some time with them from the Peachtree Nova later this weekend.  Still, very impressed with the sound from the Pico Slim, and ever more impressed with that little amp.

 

The Mad Dogs are really attractive, in a retro kind of way - kind of like Grados.  Funky neat looking.

 

Did I mention comfortable?  Very much so.  Someone a page or two back asked about these as gym phones - no.  Very light clamping force, a tad heavy, and way too nice to thrash around the gym.

 

I'll get back with some real impressions after a bit, and if time permits, some comparisons with my 1964 ears quads (custom iem's) and my Beyer DT 770 - 600's (unless someone buys them - Please!).

 

So far, with just a bit of time, very nice headphones, and a job well done!  I had considered sending them back after a quick listen, because I've overspent my fun fund a bit.  After the brief listen, I'll find other stuff to sell!  These are a lovely sounding, very comfortable, accurate, detailed, fast headphone.  I'm keeping them!

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Originally Posted by aamefford View Post

I also received my pair today  Dogpads and comfort strap.  Very brief impressions - 

 

Nice detail, present, not overly prominent bass, lovely mids.  My Pico Slim does surprisingly well with them.  Very, very listenable for a portable rig in fact.  I'll get some time with them from the Peachtree Nova later this weekend.  Still, very impressed with the sound from the Pico Slim, and ever more impressed with that little amp.

 

The Mad Dogs are really attractive, in a retro kind of way - kind of like Grados.  Funky neat looking.

 

Did I mention comfortable?  Very much so.  Someone a page or two back asked about these as gym phones - no.  Very light clamping force, a tad heavy, and way too nice to thrash around the gym.

 

I'll get back with some real impressions after a bit, and if time permits, some comparisons with my 1964 ears quads (custom iem's) and my Beyer DT 770 - 600's (unless someone buys them - Please!).

 

So far, with just a bit of time, very nice headphones, and a job well done!  I had considered sending them back after a quick listen, because I've overspent my fun fund a bit.  After the brief listen, I'll find other stuff to sell!  These are a lovely sounding, very comfortable, accurate, detailed, fast headphone.  I'm keeping them!

 

 

Oh, and they only improve with burn-in. :)

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