I was one of those owners who received the notice from Dan about a limited number of Mad Dogs having gone out with a problem which caused dark or muffled mids. I decided to take advantage of the offer. Whatever the issue was, the problem was fixed and the headphones shipped back out the same day...excellent service from Mr. Speakers! He even paid shipping both ways. This upgrade/fix was for a Mad Dogs with "Dog Pads" and the "Comfort Strap" options.
I'm admittedly going on a week-old memory of the sonics, but I'm really digging the sound now! I have no issue at all with the mids, or any other frequency band. I won't mistake the headphones for my LCD-2 Rev. 2s (mainly due to sound staging of the open LCD-2s), but these Mad Dogs are a heck of a value. They perform impressively whether driven from a Bifrost/Lyr combo at home, or a Samsung GS3 >>ODAC + O2 setup for work.
I have a V-MODA M-80 cable on the way to use instead of the stock T-50rp cable, and will be replacing the angled 1/8" plug of the M-80 cable with a right-angle metal Neutrik plug, as I'm not fond of the 45-degree angle style.
In summary about the Mad Dogs: excellent audio for the price, very good comfort and isolation, and top-notch customer service. What's not to like?
Edited by 4nradio - 10/9/12 at 10:12pm