Dan has done a very nice job with the dogs pads. They are very comfortable and the result of the bass is impressive.
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How do you think the mad dog stands with the lcd2?
^^this is pretty much it. The dazzle for the dollar is just off the charts with the MD's. (hey, that phrase is mine...just coined it). The real kicker is the comfort though. I don't think that the MD gets enough credit in this department once you've added the comfort strap. It just floats on your head. There are no pressure points. I can wear them for hours and still be enjoying the music. And while the lcd2 has an impressive sound signature, it's doesn't have the comfort factor I'm looking for.
... I don't think that the MD gets enough credit in this department once you've added the comfort strap. It just floats on your head. There are no pressure points. I can wear them for hours and still be enjoying the music. And while the lcd2 has an impressive sound signature, it's doesn't have the comfort factor I'm looking for.
To be honest, I wouldn't be interested in the Mad Dog if not for the comfort. Yes, to me the sound impression came afterwards.
The only issue I'm running into is that the amp starts to lightly clip before things get really loud. Granted, this is only with very strong, bass heavy music. This is probably a good thing as it keeps me from really cranking the tunes and saving my ears. But the sound of this amp with the Mad Dogs is simply amazing. I used this amp when I was still running the HD600/650's, SR325is and K701's, and none of them sounded as good as these cans.
Put on some Rebecca Pidgeon, Diana Krall, Ana Caram, and it's like they "krall" right up into your head and start singing. Even male vocals like Harry Connick Jr, Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughn all do the same. Quite stunning performance!
So Mad dogs are comfortable, but somewhat weak by portable standards? How well does it drive with portable amps (namely PA2v2 and digizoid zo2)? Sorry if this has been addressed I just can't scroll through the 100+ posts tonight.
edit* found the post on portable amps.
Edited by kwonberry - 11/27/12 at 8:57pm
The Mad Dig is not a portable headphone since the T50RP was designed for studio use. Portable amps can drive the MD. Even my rockboxed Sansa Clip Zip can. Yet amping is highly suggested.
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