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My bad. There were only a few 003.

Just wanted clarification, maybe I was mistaken. Glad we got it all handled.

post #137 of 6388
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I believe the sibilance is the recording. I'll do some more listening... If the sibilance is actually in the 'phones, I'll know after more listening.

post #138 of 6388

I was entirely sold on getting a DT-880, and now I read this. Coming from Grado and AKG Sextetts (driven to getting different phones at least partially from comfort). Will I find the same combination of mid-warmth and upper sparkle as the Grado's and old AKG's have?

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Just got mine, listening to them now. Unreal...better than expected for sure! If I could go back in time I would have just bought these instead of my LCD-2's, best 300 bucks ever spent no doubt about it. 
 

Also these are really really comfortable in comparsion to stock T50RP's, I had a piece of dynomat taped with electrical tape on mine but the leather band works very nicely hehe o2smile.gif

 

I'll repost after a day of listening

 

 

Thanks Dan!

post #140 of 6388
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Just got mine, listening to them now. Unreal...better than expected for sure! If I could go back in time I would have just bought these instead of my LCD-2's, best 300 bucks ever spent no doubt about it. 
 

Also these are really really comfortable in comparsion to stock T50RP's, I had a piece of dynomat taped with electrical tape on mine but the leather band works very nicely hehe o2smile.gif

 

I'll repost after a day of listening

 

 

Thanks Dan!

Gotta love how many people are experiencing how good these headphones are. Looking forward to more of your thoughts. bigsmile_face.gif

post #141 of 6388

sorry for asking a silly question but what is the difference between Rastapants and Mad Dog?

post #142 of 6388
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sorry for asking a silly question but what is the difference between Rastapants and Mad Dog?

Here's an awesome wiki provided by Ardilla. Offers comprehensive details on the mod history.

http://www.head-fi.org/a/fostex-t50rp-modification-summary-links-wiki

 

In short the Mad Dog is the only Mrspeakers mod available. I know it bests his prior efforts, but it's also a completely different design.

 

I'd also note it seems my Mad Dogs are much different than "most" Mad Dogs. Mine use the Fischer 003 pads which LFF recommended to Dan, 

where as most are now (unless specified otherwise) using the 840 pads. Also, the Fostex drivers seems to have been changed from some of Dan's earlier mods Mad Dog or otherwise. So even with his new work, there is varied/changes within the Mad Dog mods.

post #143 of 6388
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Just got mine, listening to them now. Unreal...better than expected for sure! If I could go back in time I would have just bought these instead of my LCD-2's, best 300 bucks ever spent no doubt about it. 
 

Also these are really really comfortable in comparsion to stock T50RP's, I had a piece of dynomat taped with electrical tape on mine but the leather band works very nicely hehe o2smile.gif

 

I'll repost after a day of listening

 

 

Thanks Dan!

 

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post #144 of 6388

looks nice.

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Just joined the Mad Dog family.  While I don't have any intimidations with the self modification process as I do have plenty of the equipment for it, I wanted the experience in trying out a different "flavor" of the Fostex T50RP headphones. 

 

There's one thing I've noticed as a I get older.  When doing fine work like working with small screwdrivers and performing modifications, I tend to get a lot of pain in my hands.  My life for the past 23 years has been in the I.T. field, so typing - documenting, coding, creating reports, summaries, etc. has been the mainstay of the use of my hands.  My primiary doctor has referred me to a neurologist as he suspects I have the initial signs of carpel tunnel syndrom beginning to set in.  I'd be happy if it were just that.  I'd dread something like arthritis, though.

 

This all tells me, though, that working with cables and some modifications here and there is how and where I need to keep it.  I can't go overboard with my hobby and end up ruining myself for my main career where my hands are my asset.

post #146 of 6388

Just ordered them too, also LCD-3 coming so curious to compare..

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Just joined the Mad Dog family.  While I don't have any intimidations with the self modification process as I do have plenty of the equipment for it, I wanted the experience in trying out a different "flavor" of the Fostex T50RP headphones. 

 

There's one thing I've noticed as a I get older.  When doing fine work like working with small screwdrivers and performing modifications, I tend to get a lot of pain in my hands.  My life for the past 23 years has been in the I.T. field, so typing - documenting, coding, creating reports, summaries, etc. has been the mainstay of the use of my hands.  My primiary doctor has referred me to a neurologist as he suspects I have the initial signs of carpel tunnel syndrom beginning to set in.  I'd be happy if it were just that.  I'd dread something like arthritis, though.

 

This all tells me, though, that working with cables and some modifications here and there is how and where I need to keep it.  I can't go overboard with my hobby and end up ruining myself for my main career where my hands are my asset.

 

 

Oh yes! Ya gotta balance them out and tell us how they sound?

Edited by paradoxper - 6/26/12 at 11:42am
post #148 of 6388
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Just ordered them too, also LCD-3 coming so curious to compare..

I have frequently compared the Mad Dogs to the LCD-2's (on par performance) But I have to say I feel the Mad Dogs aren't close

to the LCD-3 performance. Will be interested in your thoughts though.

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I have frequently compared the Mad Dogs to the LCD-2's (on par performance) But I have to say I feel the Mad Dogs aren't close to the LCD-3 performance. Will be interested in your thoughts though.

 

I'm not all too surprised by that statement.  After all, the LCD-3 is about a $1,900 headphone.  Certainly for that price, they have to have some pixie dust in those cups to work their magic.

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I'm not all too surprised by that statement.  After all, the LCD-3 is about a $1,900 headphone.  Certainly for that price, they have to have some pixie dust in those cups to work their magic.

I really don't think I'd ever grand a pair of 1k+ headphones again without first auditioning them. I took a chance with the LCD-2s and they were great but for me the price difference between some modded T50RPs and LCD-2s isn't justified at all. To each his own though.

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