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Hey guys, what are some stereotypically "tube sounding" tube amps would you recommend with the Mad Dogs?  I was gonna go WA2, but I see now it's probably not ideal.

 

Thx!

post #1952 of 6388
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Originally Posted by gorboman View Post


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.

Ah. I'd take the plunge on the Mad Dogs if they had a portability factor, which is why I'm settling on m-100's for the time being, since akg k267's are still over a month away. If I ever found myself in a less mobile living situation where I can put a somewhat bulky ortho to use with a proper amp I'd be on these so fast. 

post #1953 of 6388

Could any one recommend a dac+amp combo for them? 

Budget:$300-400

Other headphones I have or going to get soon : Fidelio L1/ Akg Q701


Edited by syryanyang - 11/27/12 at 9:48pm
post #1954 of 6388
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Originally Posted by syryanyang View Post

Could any one recommend a dac+amp combo for them? 

Budget:$300-400

Other headphones I have or going to get soon : Fidelio L1/ Akg Q701

O2/ODAC or Dragon Fly. L3000.gif

post #1955 of 6388
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Ah. I'd take the plunge on the Mad Dogs if they had a portability factor, which is why I'm settling on m-100's for the time being, since akg k267's are still over a month away. If I ever found myself in a less mobile living situation where I can put a somewhat bulky ortho to use with a proper amp I'd be on these so fast. 

 

They work as a portable for me. They are rugged, isolate very well and have the vmoda cable which is shorter lighter and more flexible. I took them with me for the Thanksgiving holiday and used an ipod, e17 and lod for source and amp. While I could hear a tangible difference b\w that setup and the lyr I have at home, it was quite enjoyable. biggrin.gif

post #1956 of 6388
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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.

 

 

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

 

 

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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).

 

 

For me.  Balanced is the way to go.  That Master 5 will make the Mad Dogs bark pretty loud.  But be careful, their bite is much worse than their bark.  Meaning they just flat out sound good. I got mines re-cabled and use them on fully balanced amps.  I really don't link the cable it comes with, but that's just me.  I find when using them balanced they perform better across the board. 

 

Lets face it.  These are not LCDs.  But they will and they do compete directly with any headphones in the sub $600 category and will beat the majority of them.  IMO.  

 

Mad Dog can directly compete with the following that's still in production:

 

Any AKG

Any Denon

Any Ultrasone

Any Senns. Except the HD800s  (Don't really know to much about the HD700s) (Those who prefer classical music may go with the HD600?)

Any Beyers Except the T1s

Any Audio Technica Except the W3000anv

 

The Hifimans are the main competitors IMO.  I just happen to like Hifimans.  The Mad Dogs vs. HE-400s, HE-500s, HE-5LE and HE-4s would be very interesting to see what folks think.

 

Also the Paradox is a direct competitor, while it may be technically better than the Mad Dog - I just find the Mad Dog a more fun headphone to listen to.

Many of you may not have had the chance to listen to a BMF from Keith.  But the Mad Dog and the BMFs are like 1a and 1b in my book.

 

This is all IMO.


Edited by preproman - 11/28/12 at 1:47pm
post #1957 of 6388
Originally Posted by preproman View Post

 

Mad Dog can directly compete with the following that's still in production:

 

Any AKG

Any Denon

Any Ultrasone

Any Senns. Except the HD800s  (Don't really know to much about the HD700s) (Those who prefer classical music may go with the HD600?)

Any Beyers Except the T1s

Any Audio Technica Except the W3000anv

 

 

 

 

That's interesting, I may have to try these after all, I think I saw them in the window of some store down the road from me selling them.

post #1958 of 6388
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Originally Posted by syryanyang View Post

Could any one recommend a dac+amp combo for them? 

Budget:$300-400

Other headphones I have or going to get soon : Fidelio L1/ Akg Q701


I use the ODAC/O2 combo with them, sounds nothing but amazing!

post #1959 of 6388
I ordered mine on the 19th and am dying to get a hold of them. I am so impatient when it comes to waiting for mail.

my current cans are broken and sound only comes out of the left ear, I can't wait to start listening to music properly again!
post #1960 of 6388

You'll be happy once they arrive..well worth the wait. Report back with impressions!!

post #1961 of 6388

Mad Dogs are winners because:

 

#Most natural sound presentation I've heard out of a closed headphone. Very close if not as good as the HD650s.

#Very comfortable.

 

#THEY ARE CLOSED

 

Seriously a closed headphone sounding this natural is out of this world practical. Especially if you have kids, or roommates or whatever.

post #1962 of 6388
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Mad Dogs are winners because:

#Most natural sound presentation I've heard out of a closed headphone. Very close if not as good as the HD650s.
#Very comfortable.

#THEY ARE CLOSED

Seriously a closed headphone sounding this natural is out of this world practical. Especially if you have kids, or roommates or whatever.

Or work collegues.

I intend o buy them not only to use them at home but also at work, and surely a closed headphone is much more logical in this situation since I share a room with other 4 people where I work.
post #1963 of 6388
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Or work collegues.
I intend o buy them not only to use them at home but also at work, and surely a closed headphone is much more logical in this situation since I share a room with other 4 people where I work.

I think they will be fantastic for work. 

 

You know you could use the HE-400, or HD650 but only if you have your own office. Just the fact that the MDs are closed make them a better headphone than something like the lcd2 for instance. 

 

I'm going to buy an open headphone, but I'm sure I'll only be able to listen to them for a couple of hours a week max.

post #1964 of 6388
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Originally Posted by Marleybob217 View Post

Mad Dogs are winners because:

 

#Most natural sound presentation I've heard out of a closed headphone. Very close if not as good as the HD650s.

#Very comfortable.

 

#THEY ARE CLOSED

 

Seriously a closed headphone sounding this natural is out of this world practical. Especially if you have kids, or roommates or whatever.

 

+1 I guess there are some situations where it doesn't matter if you use open hp's. But natural sounding hp's that are closed and isolate well are a huge bonus. 

post #1965 of 6388
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Originally Posted by jhelsas View Post


Or work collegues.
I intend o buy them not only to use them at home but also at work, and surely a closed headphone is much more logical in this situation since I share a room with other 4 people where I work.

 

Yup!

Cowon C2 (64gb microSD, on Shuffle mode) + Leckerton UHA-6SMKII + Mad Dogs == Bliss

 

Makes dull work days passable! :-p


Edited by gelocks - 11/29/12 at 2:46pm
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