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^^ Use multi reply...it's your friend. biggrin.gif

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Originally Posted by olorosooso View Post

Hi Jhelsas,

 

I got the Leckerton and listened to it w/ my Mad Dogs on my commute and at home all week.  (I don't mind looking like an aircraft carrier runway dude around town)  I am very pleased with the little amp so far.  It sounds very pristine to my ears, absolutely quiet too.  Build quality is top notch, I love the volume pot, although be careful as it can be easy to move accidentally!  

 

 

 

I tried to compare it to my c421 this morning, looping certain sections of songs and switching between the two amps. *I should preface this by stating that I'm an absolute n00b when it comes to critically reviewing any audio equipment whatsoever, and I'm going completely by what I heard* .  I found the power output to be just about the same between the two amps.  This means for pretty much any music made in the last 20 years or so they both have plenty of juice to drive the Mad Dogs.  I did find that with some older music I was cranking the volume on both amps pretty high, both set to high gain already.  Volume-wise, they did plenty fine, but I have a sneaking suspicion the Mad Dogs would shine more with added power behind them.  Luckily, most of the music I listen to is contemporary so I am extremely pleased with the amp.  It has a tiny bit less low end to my ears compared with the 421 set on flat, but sounds quite a bit cleaner to me.  Soundstage was pretty similar between the two, sometimes I'd prefer one over the other but it was basically a draw for me.  

 

So in the end, I don't think you can go wrong with either of these for a portable amp for the Mad Dogs.  If you're a bass head I'd suggest the 421 for it's price, very convenient bass boost switch and if you don't need a DAC option.  However, the UHA absolutely kills with its input selection and DAC on top of its really clean audio output.

 

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As far as the Mad Dogs go, they have quickly become my favorite pair of cans.  Pretty much all the music I've thrown at them has sounded great.  They have more than enough bass to satisfy me and there's something special to the high end that I really dig.  As others have already said, they are super comfortable.  The leather not only feels good to the touch, it smells good^^.  I feel like I need a cigar, scotch and green velvet armchair to listen to them.  They are a Gentleman's headphone.

 

L3000.gif..haha

 

-oso

 

I'm really looking forward to coming home this evening after work. My Mad Dog's will be sitting there waiting for me, as well as possibly my FiiO E11. I'm hoping this amp stacks up well compared to the two mentioned in the quoted post above.

 

Is it 6 o'clock yet?! blink.gif

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Mad Dogs are arriving soon I can't wait gah
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HI,

I am considering the Mad Dogs. Please tell me how you think these sound with low to moderate volume. I sometimes find myself playing "background music" while on the computer because I have to concentrate. This is largely classical, some jazz, Brian Eno, Tangerine Dream, etc. But, I also listen to a WIDE variety of music including a lot of "rock," so I need phones that can handle different tasks.

 

I read a couple of comments suggesting these Mad Puppies may need to be cranked up a bit to be enjoyable. Just trying to get clear on the consensus.

 

FWIW, I'm also considering the HE 400 and maybe the Senn HD 600/650 [Yes, I know these are quite different and I'm not trying to hijack the thread].

 

Thank you all for your input.
 

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Originally Posted by soundquest View Post

HI,

I am considering the Mad Dogs. Please tell me how you think these sound with low to moderate volume. I sometimes find myself playing "background music" while on the computer because I have to concentrate. This is largely classical, some jazz, Brian Eno, Tangerine Dream, etc. But, I also listen to a WIDE variety of music including a lot of "rock," so I need phones that can handle different tasks.

 

I read a couple of comments suggesting these Mad Puppies may need to be cranked up a bit to be enjoyable. Just trying to get clear on the consensus.

 

FWIW, I'm also considering the HE 400 and maybe the Senn HD 600/650 [Yes, I know these are quite different and I'm not trying to hijack the thread].

 

Thank you all for your input.
 

Hey Soundquest,

 

I think they sound pretty great at moderate/low volume provided the player/amp has enough juice behind it.  I've taken steps in the past several years to take better care of my ears.  I abused them as a teenager with my sport walkman and at the university with blown out ipod buds.  Now that I work as a sound designer I really could kick myself for doing that... I cringe every time I hear someone blasting their buds from across the train. So now, I tend to listen at a lot lower volumes, which is why I look for isolating phones.  I also use them at home infront of the computer and they are quite comfy and easy to forget you have them on.  I think they sound great for the genres of music you listed.  

 

In regards to the other phones you are looking at, I've always lusted after a pair of 600/650s. You probably wouldn't go wrong with either judging from the feedback they get, and if you're listening is done mostly at home they could be the better choice, as long as your house is relatively quiet (since they are open) and you have a decent amp. 

 

-oso

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Originally Posted by olorosooso View Post

Hey Soundquest,

I think they sound pretty great at moderate/low volume provided the player/amp has enough juice behind it.  I've taken steps in the past several years to take better care of my ears.  I abused them as a teenager with my sport walkman and at the university with blown out ipod buds.  Now that I work as a sound designer I really could kick myself for doing that... I cringe every time I hear someone blasting their buds from across the train. So now, I tend to listen at a lot lower volumes, which is why I look for isolating phones.  I also use them at home infront of the computer and they are quite comfy and easy to forget you have them on.  I think they sound great for the genres of music you listed.  

In regards to the other phones you are looking at, I've always lusted after a pair of 600/650s. You probably wouldn't go wrong with either judging from the feedback they get, and if you're listening is done mostly at home they could be the better choice, as long as your house is relatively quiet (since they are open) and you have a decent amp. 

-oso
My post was off topic. Sorry for confusion everyone.
Edited by wolfetan44 - 11/19/12 at 2:48pm
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Off topic.

Top paragraph is regarding the Mad Dogs, not sure how its "off topic" in a Mad Dog thread.

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Off topic.

You've been off topic or started conversations that would be better left to PM on other threads as well. You should hold yourself to that standard.


Edited by Mcberto - 11/19/12 at 2:01pm
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You've been off topic or started conversations that would be better left to PM on other threads as well. You should hold yourself to that standard.

All I see is him answering another member's questions with some personal experience. Nothing off topic to me

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Oh sorry for all the confusion guys! I wrote something and I deemed my post as off topic. Nothing in your response was off topic, olorosooso. Sorry for that. I should've cleared that up in my post, no offense meant olorosooso.


Edited by wolfetan44 - 11/19/12 at 2:16pm
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Oh sorry for all the confusion guys! I wrote something and I deemed my post as off topic. Nothing in your response was off topic, olorosooso. Sorry for that. I should've cleared that up in my post, no offense meant olorosooso.

No problem!  And kudos to you for spelling my username correctly twice! 

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No problem!  And kudos to you for spelling my username correctly twice! 

Haha, just copied and pasted your nametongue.gif. Anyways, my original post was,"How is it being a sound engineer?" I thought I read engineer instead of designer. I would love to be a sound engineer. Anyways, that was my off topic post.. 

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Haha, just copied and pasted your nametongue.gif. Anyways, my original post was,"How is it being a sound engineer?" I thought I read engineer instead of designer. I would love to be a sound engineer. Anyways, that was my off topic post.. 

Well, at the expense of going a little off topic...  I guess I qualify as a sound engineer too, but I'm in post production so its a totally different world than music recording :D  That said, I have my first 5.1 mix for a big channel starting this week and about half the time I actually need to do the work.  So, to answer your question, being a sound engineer at the moment, sucks!!!

 

Luckily, reading some head-fi after work with my Mad Dogs on makes me forget all my troubles atsmile.gif...for the moment.

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Originally Posted by olorosooso View Post

Well, at the expense of going a little off topic...  I guess I qualify as a sound engineer too, but I'm in post production so its a totally different world than music recording :D  That said, I have my first 5.1 mix for a big channel starting this week and about half the time I actually need to do the work.  So, to answer your question, being a sound engineer at the moment, sucks!!!

 

Luckily, reading some head-fi after work with my Mad Dogs on makes me forget all my troubles atsmile.gif...for the moment.

Ah, being into high quality headphones at the age of 13, I think I really want to do something in the realm of soundbiggrin.gif

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Well, to get things back on topic, not only did the MD's come in, but so did the FiiO E11. Everything sounded great for the first 10 or 12 minutes until the charge in the E11 died. LOL

So now I have the E11 charging off of my laptop, I have the backup battery charging, and I'm listening to the MD's through my trusty old LDM+. All I can say so far is for the differences between the two amps. The E11 has a bit more bass weight and a warmer top end. Of course, it only has 12 minutes on it whereas the LDM+ has probably close to 1200+ hours on it. biggrin.gif
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