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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.

 

 

While being somewhat magical, they are NO where near being warranted at $1900. I'll also add that I feel

they are one of the worst value buys in the headphone pool.


Edited by paradoxper - 6/26/12 at 12:32pm
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I was wondering how does the bass of mad dog compare to lcd-2 ( how deep, texture, quality ... )

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I was wondering how does the bass of mad dog compare to lcd-2 ( how deep, texture, quality ... )

The Mad Dogs have pretty deep bass and being a closed headphone it's quite good. However, it sounds a bit muddied compared

to the LCD-2 bass, which just sounds deeper, more controlled.

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The Mad Dogs have pretty deep bass and being a closed headphone it's quite good. However, it sounds a bit muddied compared

to the LCD-2 bass, which just sounds deeper, more controlled.

I still find it to have a nice tight punch tho, I really don't think you'd miss it too much as the bass is still well controlled overall

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I missed this part but what pads are these? Not the stock ones right?

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Going to also do some tube rolling this weekend when I have some time.

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I missed this part but what pads are these? Not the stock ones right?

 

I suspect the headphone ear pads being discussed on the Mad Dogs are the Shure 840 pads.  Those are the pads that Dan has referenced in some communications here.

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Going to also do some tube rolling this weekend when I have some time.

 

Surprisingly, I really like the Fostex 'phones with solid state gear.  I guess it is because of their even mid-range response  However, there are plenty of other headphones that I'd run the other way from if I had to use solid state amps to drive them.

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I still find it to have a nice tight punch tho, I really don't think you'd miss it too much as the bass is still well controlled overall

Couldn't agree more. I don't often miss the LCD's bass.

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I suspect the headphone ear pads being discussed on the Mad Dogs are the Shure 840 pads.  Those are the pads that Dan has referenced in some communications here.

I would say from here on out all Mad Dogs will be with the Shure 840 pads. Myself and evidently only a handful of others

opted for the Fischer 003 pads

post #161 of 6388
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Surprisingly, I really like the Fostex 'phones with solid state gear.  I guess it is because of their even mid-range response  However, there are plenty of other headphones that I'd run the other way from if I had to use solid state amps to drive them.

I've only ever had tubes but my buddy has some SS gear he's bring into work tomorrow along with his modded T50RPs so we can do some heavy listening after the suits leave at 4PM hehe 

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I would say from here on out all Mad Dogs will be with the Shure 840 pads. Myself and evidently only a handful of others

opted for the Fischer 003 pads

They are really really comfortable, I can't get over how comfy they are. The LCD2s were pretty uncomfortable to be but I guess I got one to it and the stock Fostexs are just ughhh

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I opted for the 003 pads because they offered the smoothest response. While the 840 pads "have a bit of bump between 80-150Hz" Dan said. The other reason is for the possibility of peaky treble, or just bright sound in general.

But it seems as if Dan has "fixed" these with his new mod for early adopters. OTOH I have a friend that 

just didn't seem to think the "fix" mod was really any better and preferred the sound to the initial mod.

 

For my ears/head the LCD's are just fine after they're broken in. But no headphones comfort is perfect.......

 

I actually enjoy when others disagree, have a different experience. After all....we all do hear differently.


Edited by paradoxper - 6/26/12 at 7:11pm
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I opted for the 003 pads because they offered the smoothest response. While the 840 pads "have a bit of bump between 80-150Hz" Dan said. The other reason is for the possibility of peaky treble, or just bright sound in general.

But it seems as if Dan has "fixed" these with his new mod for early adopters. OTOH I have a friend that 

just didn't seem to think the "fix" mod was really any better and preferred the sound to the initial mod.

 

For my ears/head the LCD's are just fine after they're broken in. But no headphones comfort is perfect.......

 

I actually enjoy when others disagree, have a different experience. After all....we all do hear differently.

Very very true, do you happen to know if these need burn in? Or if after a certain amount of burn in they sonically improve?

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Very very true, do you happen to know if these need burn in? Or if after a certain amount of burn in they sonically improve?

I personally didn't experience any audible change with burn in.

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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.


thanks for telling the differences, and i am aware of the link ;)

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