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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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You are saying that the MD sounds 80% as good as the lcd3? blink.gif

Yes. smily_headphones1.gif
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Yes. smily_headphones1.gif

 

Well, that's quite a statement. I auditioned the lcd2r2 for one week but have never heard the lcd3 myself. I have heard others say that the lcd3 is much better than the lcd2. If you are correct, that would be some kind of compliment for the MD's. 

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Can anyone comment on how these isolate outside noise in comparison to the DT770?

 

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Very similar isolation b/w the two. I'd say that the MD isolates a touch better. 


Agreed.

post #1940 of 6388

I might enjoy these- I love my K550 but it's flaw IMO is the upper mid brightness, and my DT770/600 needs more refined bass like the K550 (and easier to drive wouldn't hurt).

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What were you thinking of driving them with?

post #1942 of 6388

AGD Master-5 (balanced hopefully) or my SA-31. Mobile would be either the NFB-16 or my D-Zero. 

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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

Well, that's quite a statement. I auditioned the lcd2r2 for one week but have never heard the lcd3 myself. I have heard others say that the lcd3 is much better than the lcd2. If you are correct, that would be some kind of compliment for the MD's. 


How do you think the mad dog stands with the lcd2?
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How do you think the mad dog stands with the lcd2?

I know you were asking Matt but when it comes to the Mad Dogs vs. LCD-2's at the end of the day obviously the LCD-2's sound better but when you put it as $250 vs $1000 the MD's stomp on the LCD-2's.

post #1945 of 6388

^^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.

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Looking forward to trying the mad dog after I'm done with dap upgrade
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... 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.

 

+1

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.

post #1948 of 6388
I've been running my MD's off of my modded tube amp for the past few days now and holy cow do these things sound excellent! And the only way I can connect the iPad to the amp is via the iPad's headphone output. Even though, the background is dead silent, bass is even deeper and more controlled, the midrange and vocals are scarie real sounding, the treble is silky smooth and extended, sound stage is huge (considering the closed design), and these cans are just an absolute blast to listen to for hours on end.

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!
post #1949 of 6388

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
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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. 

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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